The News

In an urgent news release, the Orange County Sheriff's Office is currently requesting help from the public in catching the culprits of multiple recent burglaries in Orange.

News Release from Sgt. Chad Hogan:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other agencies, are currently investigating some daytime residential burglaries in various neighborhoods throughout the County. Most of the burglaries have occurred during the workweek in the daytime hours.

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Police have caught a man they say robbed three people in the parking lot of Luke's Icehouse on Calder. 

The May 2012 robbery ended when the suspect, who police later identified as Kenneth Ray Taylor, became engaged in a struggle for the handgun he used during the robbery and was shot. 

Taylor has shot in the leg, according to police. 

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Chief Oscola Clayton Sylestine, the principal chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Tribe of Texas, succumbed to illness and passed away Thursday, Jan. 31. He will lie in state at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation, 17 miles east of Livingston, when all arrangements have been completed. He was 80 years old.

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In his 21 years at Lamar University, Oney Fitzpatrick Jr., 55, has witnessed prestige and growth as well as prejudice and intolerance. He has watched thousands of students graduate, many his own, and said that helping them reach that goal has been his greatest accomplishment.

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The announcement in late January that Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska has given his approval to a revised route for the Keystone XL pipeline has put the issue squarely back on the White House’s plate.

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