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Police believe a medical episode is responsible for a driver striking another car and dumpster before crashing onto to the football field at the West Orange-Cove Middle School during little league practice, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. W.K. Longlois.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) reports deputies were joined by police from Vidor and Beaumont as they traveled across city and county lines while pursuing a fleeing suspect who was allegedly throwing drugs, syringes and IDs from the window of the stolen vehicle during the chase.

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In conjunction with National School Bus Safety Week (Oct. 16-20), the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding drivers that it is illegal to pass any school bus stopped on a highway to load or unload students while flashing red lights are activated.

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A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a crash outside the DuPont plant in Orange County early Monday morning, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

Oct 9, at about 6:15 a.m., DPS responded to a multiple vehicle crash on FM 1006 in Orange County.

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A 23 year old man from Beaumont was found shot to death at the scene of a traffic accident in west Jefferson County, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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The City of Beaumont is beginning a program that could provide free spay and neuter surgeries to pets of eligible Beaumont residents through the city’s Animal Care Division, Animal Care Manager Matthew Fortenberry reports.

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The deadline to apply for American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey financial assistance is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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Around 20 Vidor band students became ill due to heat during the Vidor vs. Nederland football game Oct. 7, Vidor ISD spokesperson Sally Andrews confirmed.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library will offer white pumpkins for the community to come to the library and place graffiti on them from Oct. 23-38.

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Bevil Oaks residents gathered once again at the Southeast Texas Regional Planning Commission in Beaumont on Sept. 28, waiting to see their City Council’s decision on construction requirements for rebuilding.

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