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The Orange Community Players will be holding auditions for “Yuletide VI: A Country Christmas” on Monday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m and auditions for “The Red Velvet Cake Wars” on Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. each night.

“Yuletide VI: A Country Christmas” is one of the OCP’s annual events, and will be a music review and fundraiser. OCP urges the community to “come join us in celebrating the season and supporting our theater at the same time.” Paul Burch will be directing, and show dates will be Friday and Saturday Dec. 9 and 10.

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At approximately 1:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Highway 190 in Jasper County. The crash occurred approximately two miles west of Jasper.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Beaumont Police Department will partner with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for the twelfth opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft. You can rid your homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

This event will take place at Rodgers Park, 1455 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77706. The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles.

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Thursday, Oct. 20, the Clergy and Police Partnership (CAPP) from the Beaumont Police Department will host a forum at 7 p.m. "to promote understanding and unity every area of our city," according to a recent announcement.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during National Teen Driver Safety Week (Oct. 16-22) to urge young drivers to put safety first when behind the wheel.

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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 17-21), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging drivers to comply with laws prohibiting the passing of school buses. During this period, DPS Highway Patrol troopers will be watching for drivers who violate the law and taking the appropriate enforcement action. It is illegal to pass any school bus that is stopped and operating a visual signal – either flashing red lights or a stop sign.

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Police in Orange are investigating a shooting incident stemming from an altercation between family members that claimed one man's life Oct. 14, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Ryan Clayton and Lee Austin Senegal

After pleading guilty to robbery, Ryan Clayton, 34, of Beaumont was sentenced to 12 years in prison Oct. 17 in the 252nd Judicial District Court.

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ORANGE, From Claybar Funeral Home: Master Sergeant Timothy John Hankins, 40, of Orange, Texas, passed away on October 8, 2016, while stationed at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 16, 2016, at First Nazarene Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

A reception will be held at West Orange Community Center following the burial.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

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Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at 12:45 a.m., officers responded to a major crash on College Street at Reynolds Road. Upon arrival, officers learned 45-year-old Beaumont man Earl Timothy Sigee was driving a brown Cadillac SD and attempted to make an unsafe turn from College Street to Reynolds Road.

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