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Police in Orange are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman and have arrested a man identified as her boyfriend for murder, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reported Oct. 25.

Earlier the same day at about 1:16 p.m., officers responded to #2 East Sunset in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival to the scene, officers found medical staff attending to Stormy Stanley, who was unconscious and unresponsive. Stanley was transported to the South East Texas Medical Center by ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at 3:49 p.m. 

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Stormy Stanley

Police in Orange are investigating the death of a 28-year-old woman and have arrested a man identified as her boyfriend for murder, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reported Oct. 25.

Earlier the same day at about 1:16 p.m., officers responded to #2 East Sunset in reference to an unresponsive female. Upon arrival to the scene, officers found medical staff attending to Stormy Stanley, who was unconscious and unresponsive. Stanley was transported to the South East Texas Medical Center by ambulance. She was pronounced deceased at 3:49 p.m. 

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Erin Nicole Yates

A car accident on Highway 12 in Vidor on Saturday claimed the life of a local woman, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham announced Sept. 25 that Adam Emanuel Fuller, 36, pleaded guilty to murder in the January 6, 2015, shooting death of 27-year-old Derek Allen Phillips of Beaumont.

Following the shooting, the Beaumont Police Department (BPD) reported that Phillips was discovered dead by his roommate at their shared residence in the 1300 block of Central Drive in Beaumont. Initial reports of the murder indicated that after waking from a nap, Phillips’ roommate found him unresponsive and bleeding profusely before calling 911 at 9:42 p.m.

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One man is dead and another seriously injured following a car crash July 29. Police say one of the drivers, a convicted felon, was intoxicated and in possession of a firearm and drugs at the time of the accident.

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A man is dead following a crane accident near Motiva Port Arthur Refinery that occurred Thursday, July 13.

Port Arthur Police Department reports that it responded to an accident at MLK and Terminal road near the Motiva plant at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday to find that a crane had fallen on an individual. PAPD reports that Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene and transported the man to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas, where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was issued by Motiva following a reported crane accident near the refinery Thursday, July 13:

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a 46-year-old Vidor man after a family dispute allegedly erupted in violence on July 4, reports Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll. 

According to Carroll, police dispatch received a call at 8:17 p.m. that night in reference to a shooting in the 100 block of Carla Street in Vidor. Upon arrival, officers found the victim, identified by police as Gregory Paul Goldsmith, being treated by medics from Acadian Ambulance Service. The medics were unable to revive Goldsmith and declared him deceased at the scene.

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Dennis Reeves

A temporary restraining order has been granted to the family of Dennis Reeves, the Kirbyville High School principal found dead of a gunshot wound on the school’s campus May 23 with his foot on the brake pedal of his still running truck. Reeves’ family is seeking the court’s intervention to prevent the destruction of evidence they allege could shed light on what transpired in the time leading up to the death, according to court documents.

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On Sunday June 4, around 6:30 a.m., an inmate in the medical infirmary of the Jefferson County Correctional Facility reported that his bunkmate, a 70 year old white male, was unresponsive. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS.  They continued the CPR until EMS arrived and took over. 

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An immate at the Jefferson County Jail died in custody, reports Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Captain Crystal Holmes, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine what caused the 70-year-old man's death. 

In a news release, Capt. Holmes indicated that an inmate in the medical infirmary reported that his bunk mate was unresponsive at about 6:30 a.m. June 4. Jail staff immediately began CPR and notified EMS. They continued CPR until EMS arrived and took over. The inmate was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

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