Bridge City

The right lane of the Veterans Memorial Bridge on eastbown SH 73 will be closed today from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. for maintenance and inspection, TxDOT said in a release.

The Veterans Memorial Bridge is the eastbound side of 73 going over the Neches River towards Bridge City. The historic Rainbow Bridge, built in 1936, carries traffic on the westbound side of 73.

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UPDATE: Elizalde is being held in the Orange County Jail on a $1 million bond after being charged with murder.

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Police in Vidor arrested an Orange resident for multiple outstanding warrants after the motorcyclist's showboating warranted a traffic stop July 13, reports Officer Lee Brading of the Vidor Police Department. 

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Police in Vidor arrested a man June 1 on 14 outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions after initially stopping him for a minor traffic violation, reports the Vidor Police Department. 

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A one-vehicle crash on FM 1006 in Orange County claimed the life of a Bridge City man March 26, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. 

According to Trooper Davis, the crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. in front of the DuPont Plant, just one mile south of Orange. A 2000 Toyota passenger car was southbound on FM 1006 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest off-road.

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UPDATE: Following the federal charges filed against two brothers from Bridge City for the killing of a bottlenose dolphin in July 2014, 23-year-old Cory Moseley and 18-year-old Cade Moseley have each been sentenced to one year probation, a one-year ban on hunting and fishing, a $500 fine, 50 hours of community service, and $7,353.50 in restitution. 

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Two Bridge City, Texas brothers have pleaded guilty to federal wildlife violations, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales Feb. 18.

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is still awaiting final autopsy findings and toxicology results, but, according to Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson, preliminary autopsy results indicate a physical altercation 34-year-old Jason Murray Smith of Kirbyville was involved in at the time he collapsed was not what caused his death.

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One man was injured and another arrested as the result of a shooting in Orange County on Thursday, July 24, reports sheriff's deputies.

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The historic Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City is closed as of Monday, March 17, until restoration is complete.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), all traffic will be diverted to the taller Cow Bayou Bridge next to the historic bridge. North and southbound traffic will continue to flow on the taller bridge until the restoration of the historic bridge is complete, and no pedestrian traffic is permitted, according to the release.

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Derek Robinson

Police say they have found the man responsible for the murder of Nicholas Rosen, 22, of Bridge City, after a drug deal turned deadly in northern Beaumont. 

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