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Police officers in Orange arrested a resident of the city during a traffic stop June 21 after discovering the man had warrants, and finding crack cocaine and counterfeit currency in the man’s possession, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Sarah Marie Blanton

Sarah Marie Blanton, resident of Houston Heights, is set to compete in Washington D.C. during the week of June 29 – July 3 for the title of Ms. United States 2015.

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Harriet Tubman on the 10 dollar bill

By Mike Fuljenz, Special to The Examiner

The U.S. dollar is the world’s most widely used medium of exchange. And it will soon become a medium of change, as well.

It seems that activists pushing to have the portrait of a woman – an actual woman, not just a symbolic female figure – placed on the nation’s paper money have been successful.

In a press release June 17, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew announced that the new $10 note will feature a woman.

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Six people are dead as the result of a two-vehicle crash on US-69 near Colmesneil on June 24, reports DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis.

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A trench is dug for sorbent boom to collect oil seeping from the ground.

The Coast Guard, state and local officials responded to an area of oil seepage Saturday, June 20, 2015, on the Bolivar Peninsula approximately 4 miles west of Rollover Pass.

While conducting a beach patrol Friday at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Coast Guard identified a 100-yard area along the beach with oil seepage.

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A two-vehicle crash on US-96 at CR 601 in Jasper County has killed two people and sent three others to the hospital with undisclosed injuries Wednesday afternoon.

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Edna Phillips and Richard Ames

Police in Vidor report that a vehicle being sought after in relation to a June 11 double homicide in the city has been recovered.

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Ely Carraway and Shelia Suire

The victim of a theft in Orange County assisted deputies in recovering two motorcycles stolen from his residence, leading to two arrests, reports the sheriff's office.

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American Legion Post 49 in Orange will host the 2nd Semi-Annual Adult Tricycle Races at the Legion Hall in downtown Orange on Saturday, July 18.

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Police are searching for a hooded gunman who robbed a convenience store in Orange on June 22, forcing customers to lie on the floor as he made off with the business's money.

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