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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

Beaumont

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A truck tractor semi-trailer was involved in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County. According to a press release, The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to the scene after the crash occurred near mile marker 860. 

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Photo by Kevin King

A train derailed in Vidor on Sunday morning, April 15. According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, the train derailment could be heard form their office; upon arrival they could see the train laying on its side, with what was later identified as corn spilled out. Because of the derailment, the North Main crossing was shut down for approximately two hours.

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A thief who stole a Dakota travel trailer from an intersection in Mauriceville stopped near a popular gambling spot sometime following the theft, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) who returned the trailer to its rightful owner after it was recovered near Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana. 

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Police in Orange are searching for a man who stabbed a woman in the neck April 17, reports Lt. J. E. Baggett of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

OPD reports, officers responded to the 2300 block of Pacific in Orange at 9:44 p.m. on April 17 in reference to an aggravated assault. During the investigation, they determined the victim was a 33-year-old Hispanic female who had suffered a laceration to her neck area. The victim was in stable condition but was flown via AirMed to St Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont for medical treatment.

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C.L. "Sonny" Sherman

C.L “Sonny” Sherman, a loving, generous husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, businessman and active member of the Beaumont community, passed away April 10, 2018, surrounded by close friends and family.

Sonny was born Sept. 10, 1931, to Chester L. Sherman Sr. and Lucy Bienvenu Sherman. He was the middle of three children, his sister Gloria being the oldest and brother Wayne the youngest.

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Following a loss in the Republican primary March 7, Orange County Judge Stephen Brint Carlton announced April 13 that he would be resigning from his judgeship on Sunday, April 22, to take a position as executive director for the Texas Medical Board in Austin.

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A man once facing charges for allegedly holding a woman hostage, torturing her and raping her repeatedly for five weeks has now been indicted on first-degree felony charges amid accusations that he beat up a 21-year-old autistic man before attacking the victim with a sword.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

Over $4,000 was donated to Meals on Wheels by JK Subaru Wednesday, April 12 at Nutrition & Services for Seniors. 

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