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A 36-year-old Orange man received two life sentences Wednesday, March 20, for the attempted capital murder of two police officers in Orange on March 29, 2011.

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Orange Councilwoman Annette Pernell encourages citizens to attend a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 23, to voice their opinions on the erection of a Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Orange. City officials, local clergy and civic leaders intend to meet to discuss the planned construction at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 located at 108 Green Ave. A representative of the National Action Network will be present as a moderator for the event.

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Eastbound traffic on Interstate 10 was shut down again Wednesday, March 20, after another 18-wheeler accident. 

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Bass pro Todd Faircloth of Jasper holds up the trophy.

The Sabine River on the Texas/Louisiana border was the scene of some serious bass fishing this past weekend, and in the end Jasper bass fishing pro Todd Faircloth won with a four-day total of 49 pounds, 6 ounces and took home a $100,000 check. He bested second-place finisher Dean Rojas by 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

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One man was arrested after police reported he was found with crack cocaine Monday night in Orange. According to the report, the man tried to tell police the rock-like substance was sheetrock.

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