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Orange County commissioners argued salaries of elected officials at a meeting Monday, Sept. 9. Among hotly debated items from the meeting were the sheriff’s pay rate and position on the Matrix system used by Orange County for salary calculation, and the removal of a $15,000 supplement from the county to district judges’ salaries.

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A file photo shows a similar theft at Bingman Pre-K Center in Beaumont.

Copper thieves struck yet another area school over the weekend, police reported.

According to Chief Fred Hanauer III of the Pinehurst Police Department, a school official reported the crime Monday morning, Sept. 9, after arriving at the West Orange Elementary School at 2605 MLK Jr. Drive in Pinehurst and discovering the air conditioner was not functional.

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Iqbal Patel

Police in Orange have again arrested former Econo Lodge manager Iqbal Patel on a warrant resulting from his previous arrest for possession of a controlled substance while working in his capacity as manager at the hotel.

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Police in Orange are currently investigating a burglary that happened sometime Friday, Sept. 6, while the victim was gone. He reported that, among other items, his gold, jeweled wedding ring and his wife's gold Virgin Mary pendant were missing from his residence in the 1000 block of Clairmont Drive.

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Brandi Berwick

Police chased an Orange resident through the woods Friday, Sept. 6, after she jumped from her third-floor hotel window and attempted to run from officers serving an arrest warrant.

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David Lawrence Guest

Police arrested a 50-year-old Groves man on charges stemming from a six-month investigation into allegations of inappropriate sexual abuse and improper photography of underage females.

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wreck on MLK

A driver of a 2005 black Toyota Corolla crashed into a metal utility pole separating it from its base near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and Oakland in Beaumont around 11 a.m. Friday morning, Sept. 6. According to Sgt. Robert Flores of the Beaumont Police Department, the man was headed northbound on MLK, veered across the southbound lane and struck the pole, knocking it down.

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