The News

On the morning of March 9, Port Arthur Police responded to the 4300 block of FM 365, in front of the Shire Apartment Complex in reference to an auto/pedestrian traffic accident. According to a press release, officers learned that Port Arthur resident, Linda Faye Middendorf, 54, had attempted to cross the roadway when she was stuck by a 1999 Chevrolet SUV. Middendorf was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries.

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A two-vehicle accident in Orange cost one man his life and another his freedom, reports the Orange Police Department.

According to a news release from OPD, on March 8 at 4:41 a.m., City of Orange Police Officers were dispatched to Highway 87 and M. L. King Drive in reference to a traffic crash. Officers arrived at the scene to discover one person deceased. The deceased man was identified as Bret Allen Gentzler, an Orange County resident.

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Suspects Rogelio Garcia, Orlando Garcia, Darren Spikes and Kristofer Garcia

Four men are in custody in connection with the Jan. 19 murder of a 20-year-old Lamar student and a related kidnapping.

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Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of a woman killed in an accident that happened in front of the Pilot gas station on Highway 62 in Orange County.

39-year-old April Ranolls, of Orange, was driving southbound in a Chevrolet pickup truck when a Freighliner truck tractor pulled out from the Pilot gas station attempting to make a left turn and collided with the pickup truck at approximately 6 a.m on March 9.

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Buckner Children and Family Services will present a FREE foster care and adoption information meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 9 at Buckner Children’s Village, located at 9055 Manion Drive.

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