Orange County

Robert Montano

The United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit has upheld a jury decision that awarded $2.5 million in damages against Orange County for the wrongful death of an inmate held in the county jail’s detention “bubble” for days on end as the mentally ill man died of renal failure in a pool of uneaten jail food and human waste.

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Street Crimes officers in Vidor investigating local burglaries arrested two people, one for a single warrant and the other for numerous warrants for a variety of charges, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A man in Orange County is facing felony child abuse charges after he allegedly told investigators he shook his infant son and threw him onto the tile floor because the child was crying while the father was trying to take a nap.

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The Orange County Commissioners’ Court will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 1:00 p.m. about requested road name changes for LaPray Lane in Vidor and Owens Illinois Road in Orange and increase in the speed limit on Lakeview Road in Vidor.

The Court “would appreciate hearing from any interested party wishing to comment,” according to a statement.”

The public hearing will be in the Commissioner’s Courtroom of the Orange County Administration Building, located at 123 South 6th Street in Orange.

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Serina and Matthew Solley

Update: The two missing children were found safe on a train in Houston by the Houston Police Department.

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An Orange man suffered serious head injuries after a high speed motorcycle crash Wednesday, Nov. 16, Sergeant Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release.

A one vehicle motorcycle crash on Hoo Hoo Road near Highway 62 in Orange County was reported on Nov. 16 at 8:40 p.m.

The Suzuki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Hoo Hoo Road when the motorcyclist entered a curve at a high rate of speed and lost control, skidding off the roadway. The motorcycle struck a concrete culvert and landed in a ditch.

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Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer is asking the community to come together in support of his friend Chuck Peet of Orange who is fighting colon cancer and other serious afflictions by donating to a GoFundMe account the chief has set up to assist Peet's family with medical expenses and other necessities. 

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County on Nov. 16, reports DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

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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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Two teachers trying to break up a fight between two 10-year-olds at Mauriceville Elementary School in Orange were assaulted by one of the students involved in the altercation, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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