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The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:00 p.m. about requested road name changes for LaPray Lane in Vidor and Owens Illinois Road in Orange and increase in the speed limit on Lakeview Road in Vidor.

The Court “would appreciate hearing from any interested party wishing to comment,” according to a statement.”

The public hearing will be in the Commissioner’s Courtroom of the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 South 6th Street in Orange.

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A Beaumont woman evaded police officers and crashed into the interstate barrier with her toddler in the car, BPD PIO Carol Riley said in a release.

A Beaumont Police officer was patrolling in the area around Lucas Drive near Eastex and saw a vehicle stopped in the roadway on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 12:14 a.m. He approached the vehicle and noticed a small child in the arms of an unconscious woman. He tried to make contact, the woman woke up and sped off.

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A man was allegedly robbed in Port Arthur on Monday, Nov. 21 at 3:53 a.m., Port Arthur Police Department said in a release.

PAPD officers responded to a call about a robbery in the 600 block of West 17th Street. Officers discovered a male black victim who sustained a minor injury to his head after being struck with a firearm. The victim was able to give officers information relating to the incident during the invvestigation.

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A Jasper woman crashed into the Angelina River and died after being trapped in her car, Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

TxDPS received a report of a one-vehicle crash on FM 2799 in Jasper County on Friday, Nov 18, just before 8 p.m. The crash occurred just west of Jasper.

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While convenient, swiping your debit or credit card at a gas station pump may be more risky than you think thanks to identity thieves placing credit card skimmers inside the pumps, hidden from public view and waiting to record your personal financial information so the scammers can empty out your accounts.

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Update: The two missing children were found safe on a train in Houston by the Houston Police Department.

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A man punched a Beaumont postal carrier in the face and refused to give a statement, BPD PIO Carol Riley said in a release.

A U.S. Postal Carrier called to report that he had been assaulted while delivering mail near Pittsburg Street and East Lucas Drive. The postal carrier was in his visibly marked vehicle and stopped at the corner of Lucas Drive and Cleveland Street when the suspect allegedly walked up to his vehicle and punched him once in the face with his fist.

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Young Audiences of Southeast Texas and the Vidor Business Network (BVN) are sponsoring a free program at the Vidor High School Auditorium Nov. 29.

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A Port Arthur man accidentally shot himself, then told Port Arthur police officers that he had hurt himself in a fall, according to a statement from PAPD.

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UPDATE Nov. 17, 4:23 p.m.: The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office identified the suicide victim as Michael Anthony Griffin.

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A man with out-of-state felony warrants reportedly committed suicide during a traffic stop in Jefferson County Nov. 17, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) Deputy Marcus McLelllan.

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