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Gerald Wade Tomlinson

The suspect in two shootings, 71-year-old Gerald Wade Tomlinson from Saratoga, has been charged with murder and aggravated assault after Hardin County Sherriff’s Office investigated the shootings that happened on Friday Nov. 2 in and near the 13000 block of Tomlinson Road. According to press releases form Hardin County Sherriff’s Office, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 deputies responded to the 13000 block of Tomlinson Road and discovered the deceased body of a 37-year-old white male, later identified as Charlie Wayne Daniel Jr, who apparently died from a gunshot wound.

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Janice Gayle Whitman (née Jones), 80, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Marliere Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Florida.

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Pursuant to a Monday, Nov. 5, ruling by Jefferson County District Court Judge Justin Sanderson, voters whose mail-in ballots were rejected by the Early Voting Ballot Board will get another opportunity to cast a ballot in the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election.

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After receiving reports of threats made against a number of Orangefield High School students, and other threats, the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) arrested William Ordonez, 17, for terroristic threat. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Correctional Facility awaiting arraignment and bond to be set.

According to information from OCSO, the arrest comes after Ordonez made comments on a social media group chat involving numerous Orangefield High School students, in which he threatened to commit acts of violence at the high school. 

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Bailee Ackerman Byler, of Orangefield, and William Troy Byler III, of Bellville, spent the evening of Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, celebrating their wedding with friends and family gathered together in Uvalde County.  At the end of the festivities, the Bylers boarded a Bell 260B helicopter ready to start their new adventures as husband and wife. A short time later Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, the helicopter crashed about 15 miles outside the city of Uvalde.

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