The News

Gage Bernard, Jack Kirksey, John Steinman and Ruth Garcia

Students from the Southeast Texas region are participating in the Jason Project at Lamar University through Jan. 25. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics based program engages students in activities meant to be both fun and educational to cultivate their interest in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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The Orange Police Department (OPD) received a report of a purse theft Jan. 11 at Kroger on 16th Street in Orange. According to the incident report, a woman was loading groceries into her vehicle with her purse sitting in the shopping basket. When she looked for her purse after loading her vehicle, she noticed it had been stolen. The woman did not see who took the purse, and police have no suspects at this time.

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According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), M&S Grocery located at 10876 FM 1131 in Orange reported an aggravated robbery the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jac

Vidor Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred at Mid South Bank at 1384 North Main St. in Vidor at 4:26 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14.

The suspect was described as a white male wearing blue jeans, a dark-colored jacket and a dark-colored Texas Tech ball cap.

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Bill Leger

A toxicology report on late KFDM anchor Bill Leger indicates that he had a blood alcohol level of .26, three times the legal limit of .08 allowed by the state of Louisiana, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons, public information officer for Louisiana State Police.

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