The News

A fatal accident in Orange County June 8 claimed the life of a Jasper resident, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper David Henry reported in a news release.

According to Henry, Orange County troopers responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 62 at the intersection of North Ridge Drive at about 8:30 a.m. The preliminary crash investigation indicated a 2005 International truck was stopped and facing north on S.H. 62 waiting to turn left onto North Ridge Drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Dodge van, Henry stated.

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The targeted victim of an aggravated robbery at a local taqueria quashed thieves' obvious intentions to steal from him when he produced a handgun and fired toward the would-be robbers, striking one of them multiple times as the other fled the scene. 

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A teenage passenger of a car involved in an accident in Orange County on June 6 is recovering from injuries after the 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck in which she was riding reportedly turned illegally in front of an 18-wheeler causing the big rig to strike the vehicle. 

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Raul Ramirez-Castaneda was sentenced to 50 years June 6 after pleading guilty to shooting and killing his estranged wife at a trailer park in the 1100 block of 11th Street on March 15, 2015.

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The city of Beaumont is closing the intersection of Westgate Drive and Norwood Drive in Beaumont until further notice, effective immediately, the city announced June 3.

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