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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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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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Sunday, Oct. 16, at approximately 3 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two-vehicle crash on US 96 near Evadale in Jasper County.

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Sharon Odegar told commissioners they’re being pressured into a decision before

In spite of resolutions passed by both the city of Vidor and the city of Orange opposing county funding of Texas Department of Transportation roadways, on Oct. 11, Orange County Commissioners unanimously approved taking a step toward a proposed 299 Loop project.

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At approximately 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on FM 105 in Orange County.

The crash occurred near Old Spanish Trail. A 1996 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. A 2002 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on FM 105. The driver of the Chevrolet passed the Ford when unsafe and collided with the motorcycle.

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The Beaumont Police Department is presenting free personal safety seminars for citizens.

BPD plans to cover situational awareness, walking and running safety, home and apartment safety, and identity theft and internet safety.

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