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Orange police officers responded to a report of a major collision on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Community Christian Church on Nov. 26. According to information from Orange Police Department, an 18-year-old woman was driving southbound on Martin Luther King when she struck the back of a sanitation truck picking up waste containers. An employee working on the truck was seriously injured during the wreck and was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont where he died from his injuries. The 18-year-old driver was also transported to the hospital for treatment.

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4-year-old heart transplant patient Griffin Barnett

Shopping local doesn’t have to stop with what you pay for food and clothes. As the season of buying, and of giving and receiving, quickly approaches, also consider the disposable income you put into charity — and whether those funds could be used in the community you call home.

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 The Vidor Police Department recently announced the donation of a ballistic vest for K-9 Officer Rocky, and thanked the organization that provided the protective gear, which was donated by Vested Interest in K-9s.

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On Nov. 21, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office fugitive warrant deputies arrested Mark Miller, 52, of Orange, at the Beaumont federal prison in relation to two charges of indecency with a child out of Harris County.

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On Nov. 21, just after 11 p.m., Beaumont police responded to a robbery that occurred in the 4400 block of Fifth Street. Officers were advised two victims were robbed at gun point and their vehicle was stolen by two suspects. Responding officers were able to locate the vehicle near Sarah and Fourth streets at which point the suspects attempted to evade officers.

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