Abuse

Nikki Jones

It has been months since CASA of the Sabine Neches Region discovered more than $40,000 missing from its coffers, and no charges have yet been filed against Nikki Jones, the former executive director suspected of the theft by peers within the organization. But according to police, that could change very soon.

“We should be ready to present a case to the district attorney in the next week or two,” Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon told The Examiner on July 21.

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Walter Nunez

Police in Orange arrested an apparently irate, intoxicated man July 15 on an enhanced family violence charge and retaliation charges, reportedly following an altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend that ended with injuries, his arrest and a threat to come back in three days to beat her again.

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UPDATE Nov. 16, second update: Deputies have identified a suspect arrested related to the Nov. 15 robbery of Mauriceville Family Pharmacy on Highway 12, Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reported in a news release.

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Nonmedical use of prescription opioids more than doubled among adults in the United States from 2001-02 to 2012-13, based on a new study from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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CPS removed nine children from a Port Neches residence after officers investigating a stabbing at the location discovered signs indicative of abuse of at least one of the kids, Port Neches Police Chief Paul

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George Iles, quality improvement coordinator for Family Services

Statistics regarding domestic violence cases in Texas can be disconcerting. According to the Texas Council on Family Violence, more than 23,000 adults and children seek shelter from violence in their own homes each year. An estimated 74 percent of all Texans have either experienced domestic violence personally or have a friend or family member who has been affected by this heinous form of abuse.

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