Orange County

A 23-year-old Eagle Pass, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 14.

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Orange County has been introducing children to first responders through the annual Cops N Kids picnic for more than 20 years, with each event drawing in a large crowd. About 2,700 people attended the picnic last year, and thousands were again present at Claiborne Park for the 2017 picnic.

Matt Schneider is a flight paramedic with Air Evac and rides in the air rescue helicopter regularly. It’s his job to provide medical care for patients in critical need. When those patients are children, the job can be even tougher.

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A 67-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 8.

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Police in Orange are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened in Orange County at about 9:25 p.m. on June 12, reports Captain Robert Enmon. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident. 

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The outside, eastbound lane of I-10 from FM 1136 to SH 62 in Orange County will be closed tonight from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for concrete repair, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release.

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Police in Vidor arrested a woman May 12 for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding three liquid-filled syringes believed to contain methamphetmine, a tablet of suspected ecstasy and other drugs during a traffic stop, according to Vidor Police Department Officer Matthew Custer. 

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After sentencing former West Orange-Stark Assistant Coach Carl Broussard, 54, to 10 years probation Monday, May 15, for charges related to a fatal car accident that claimed the lives of a young mother and her 6-year-old daughter, Judge Buddie Hahn has now ordered Broussard to spend 180 days in the Orange County Jail up front.

Broussard pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts of failure to stop and render aid after fatally striking 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse with his vehicle on Nov. 2, 2015.

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On May 17, at about 1:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a motor vehicle fire on I-10 in Orange County. The truck tractor semi-trailer caught fire near FM 1442, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. 

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On May 17, at about 6:20 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 1136 and Turtle Road in Orange County.

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Police investigating a possible stabbing arrested a bat-wielding suspect who allegedly beat a man and killed a dog during a violent episode at an apartment complex in Orange, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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