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Friends of the Orange Depot

After three years of fundraising and faithful efforts, the Friends of the Orange Depot are ready to invite the public for a trip back through time to 1902 during an open house at the recently renovated Southern Pacific Depot in the city of Orange. All are welcome to join the Friends at the train depot at 409 11th St. in Orange on Sunday, May 7, from 2-5 p.m. for this free event.

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The Beaumont Police Department (BPD) has a new state-of-the-art training tool available to officers from all area agencies – a simulation system that offers exercises in use of force and tactical judgment.

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In celebration of Law Day, which is celebrated nationally each year on May 1, the Jefferson County Bar Association and the Jefferson County Young Lawyers' Association honored the achievements of local attorneys and friends of the profession, including Beaumont Police Department Chief Jimmy Singletary, who received the Liberty Bell Award during a ceremony at the Jefferson County Courthouse Jury Impaneling Room on May 5.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a toddler who drowned after falling into a small pond at a Vidor residence yesterday evening, May 5.

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A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging a Mexican national with immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced May 4.

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On May 5 at about 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County between Vidor and Pine Forest, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Tom Arrington

John Thomas “Tom” Arrington, 78, died April 17, 2017.

From a humble beginning in the hills of Fayette County, West Virginia, Tom Arrington’s early life mirrored that of Homer Hickam’s in the movie “October Sky,” with one notable exception: Tom’s father did not want him to follow his footsteps into the coal mine, and he actually encouraged him to further his education. So Tom pursued his interest in science and mathematics, claimed Mountaineer status, and earned a chemistry degree.

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Beaumont Police Detectives have worked extensively on a case involving an elderly female that was assaulted, causing serious injuries. Beaumont Police arrested Walter Wilson, 39, from Beaumont, Sgt. Cody Guedry said in a release.

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On May 4, at about 12:47 a.m., a Beaumont police officer was on patrol in the 4100 block of Congress Avenue when the officer was flagged down by a citizen, who indicated that a theft had just occurred, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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On May 2, Corey Wayne Stone, 35, was arrested in possession of over 50 grams of suspected crystal meth and a loaded .32 caliber handgun, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Crystal Holmes said in a release.

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