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Officer with the Orange Police Department arrested a man after receiving a call of a suspicious person who possibly brandished a firearm at the Oaks Apartments at 111 Pine Ave. in Orange.

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Due to a recent string of thefts or attempted thefts reported in Port Arthur, Port Arthur Police are warning Southeast Texans to be cautious when approached by strangers asking for a ride.

According to a PAPD press release, in these thefts people are approached in parking lots of stores or banks, where a suspect will ask them for a ride to one of the local businesses. The suspect usually speaks with a heavy accent and claims to be from Nigeria, the press release states.

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The national tour of the explosive Broadway hit American Idiot, called “wonderfully raucous” and “emotionally charged” by The New York Times and “flat-out electrifying” by the Boston Globe, will make its Orange premiere Monday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lutcher Theater for one performance only.

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Shelby Hunt and Joshua Haltom practice

Students from Mike Berryhill’s Texas Karate Academy (TKA), 7310 Highway 105 in Beaumont, will have an opportunity to bring home the gold to Southeast Texas once again at the Amateur Organization of Karate (AOK) state championship Saturday, Dec. 14, in Galveston.

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Matthew Earl Smith

 

Some six months after Grady Cole Dupuy’s death, the family of the Beaumont landowner may find justice as his alleged killer is set to appear in court.

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Hector Javier Vega Garcia

 

A Port Arthur man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a young girl.

Hector Javier Vega Garcia, 25, waived his right to a grand jury indictment on Dec. 6., choosing to admit his fault in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

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William Dale Nortman

 

A Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to his fourth DWI.

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Romaldy Alonzo Moore

A would-be robber has been sentenced to prison after his probation for robbery was revoked Dec. 6.

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Fransico Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz

A Beaumont man has pleaded guilty to sexually molesting a young girl who later became pregnant.

Francisco Antonio Pacheco-Ortiz, 26, was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Feb. 28 for aggravated sexual assault of a child, a first-degree felony.

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For many, the holiday season is also the giving season, but not everyone can afford to donate dollars during this time of year. For area residents who want to give back to the community but cannot do so by giving money, there is another way. At the Giving Field, all it takes to give is a willingness to help and a strong back.

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