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Jessica Talmadge, 29, of Buna was pronounced deceased Monday, July 16 after being found on the shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County on the morning of Saturday, July 14. 

According to a statement by Texas Department of Public Safety at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of an injured woman on the improved shoulder of Highway 12 in Orange County.

DPS Troopers responded to the area of Highway 12 and FM 1136.  Troopers located Talmadge lying on the westbound shoulder of Highway 12 with severe injuries.

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Thomas Charles Jones (top) and Ashley Faye Alexander

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) raided a Vidor game room June 4 after receiving numerous complaints from area citizens sick of the gambling den, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County sent three to the hospital the morning of Monday, June 4. 

Initial reports from the Texas Department of Safety indicate that a Toyota passenger vehicle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 followed by an Infinity SUV.  For an unknown reason, the driver of the Toyota struck a concrete barrier.  After striking the barrier, the vehicle traveled back into traffic and was struck by the Infinity.

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A multi-vehicle crash on FM 105 in Orange County claimed the life of Vivian Townsend Markle, 72, of Vidor, on Sunday, June 3. 

A Department of Public Safety press release reported that a 1996 Honda was traveling northbound on FM 105, while a 2008 Ford SUV was traveling southbound on FM 105.  As the driver of the Honda entered a curve, he traveled into the southbound lane and collided head-on with the Ford.

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Police in Orange report a fatal accident May 18 claimed the life of an Orange County resident.

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With assistance from Walmart loss prevention staff and two good Samaritans, a Vidor police officer sidetracked a robbery suspect fleeing the superstore following an alleged theft, but not before he sustained some sensitive injuries during a short foot chase.

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During a traffic stop May 5, Pinehurst police arrested an Orange resident after discovering drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of methamphetamine ineptly hidden in a latex glove tucked away inside Cheetos bag, reports Chief Fred Hanauer.

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A Beaumont man riding a motorcycle died in a one-vehicle accident in Orange County on April 22.

At approximately 3 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near mile marker 870 and involved a motorcycle.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2001 Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.  For an unknown reason, the driver lost control and fell off the motorcycle.

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Joshua Teague

At approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 62 in Orange County. The crash occurred near Daily Road.

Initial reports indicate that a Toyota Tundra pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 62. A pedestrian was walking southbound near the roadway when he was struck by the pickup truck.

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