The News

Police arrested 35-year-old Jessica Bush of Orange after a call regarding a shoplifting incident resulted in the discovery of more than 150 prescription pills illegally in the woman’s possession, Orange Police Department (OPD) reported.

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Kent Lawrence Hughes

The Beaumont Police Department is asking for information in regards to the location of absconded sex offender Kent Lawrence Hughes.

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Seven dogs are confirmed dead in Mauriceville from some type of poisoning.

On January 23, 2013 the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a dog that had been possibly poisoned in the Greenwood Acres Subdivision in Mauriceville.

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In an Austin hearing this morning, a ruling by the State Executive Committee of the University Interscholastic League resulted in Ozen Panthers’ Football Coach Jeff Nelson being suspended for the first two games of the coming season and the entire Ozen football program placed on probation until January 2016.

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FEMA representatives visited Orange and Jefferson counties last week to discuss preliminary flood maps for the areas. Changes in risk levels designated by the new maps could raise or lower flood insurance rates for homeowners and business owners.

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