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While convenient, swiping your debit or credit card at a gas station pump may be more risky than you think thanks to identity thieves placing credit card skimmers inside the pumps, hidden from public view and waiting to record your personal financial information so the scammers can empty out your accounts.

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Police in Orange are investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian accident that claimed the life of an Ohio resident Oct. 9, Orange Police Department Lt. Garrold Keaton reports. 

According to a news release, officers were dispatched to the area of 2080 I-10 North Service Road shortly after 10 p.m. in reference to an auto-pedestrian traffic accident. Acadian Ambulance Service was called to the scene, but were unable to resuscitate the 44-year-old male victim, who had been struck by a vehicle still on the scene.

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Aug. 18, a police detective in Orange discovered a man apparently suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a vehicle parked in the parking lot north of the Orange Police Department at 303 8th St., reports Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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Police in Orange are separately investigating a theft and a smash and grab incident where the driver plowed through walls to plunder proprietors' merchandise.

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Police report that a burglary suspect attempting to break into a house in Orange was at the hospital receiving medical treatment March 15 after the homeowner of the residence fought back against the imprudent intruder. 

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Deondre Rayon

Police in Orange have arrested a suspect in the Feb. 3 aggravated robbery of The Country Store at 7411 Interstate 10.

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Police in Orange responding to the burglary of a business arrested a suspect they discovered hiding in the bushes near McCoy's Building Supply on Lutcher Drive. Investigators also discovered evidence of the crime and stolen items from the business nearby where the man was hiding, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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David Nehemiah Diaz, disorderly conduct

Police in Orange arrested 34-year-old David Nehemiah Diaz for disorderly conduct on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, after Diaz reportedly shouted profanity and slung racial slurs at passersby and security personnel outside of a local grocery store.

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Update: The West Orange-Stark High School coach reportedly driving the vehicle that claimed the lives of 25-year-old Ava Lewis and six-year-old daughter Lamya Newhouse, Carl Broussard, 53, of Vinton, resigned from his position at the school, reports WO-S representatives. The district accepted his resignation.

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Carl Broussard, Ava Nicole Lewis and Lamya Janise Newhouse

A suspect in the fatal hit and run that claimed the lives of 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her 6-year-old daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse on Nov.

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