Orange County

Amanda Parker

One woman is dead and another in jail after a fatal shooting in Orange County on July 7, deputies report.

According to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Monday at about 10:06 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call in reference to a shooting in the 6900 block of Swisher Street in Mauriceville.

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A witness has reported that they caught an Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy on tape speeding and recklessly passing vehicles in heavy Houston traffic on June 29.

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From the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Update: The well head has been capped and secured. company officials have notified law enforcement that the road blocks on Gulf Road and Scales Lane can be opened and residents can return to their homes. If residents returning to their homes have any questions or concerns, they should contact the company officials. Company officials have assured law enforcement that the well head that was leaking natural gas is now repaired and capped, and it is safe for residents to be back at their homes.

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Workers attempting to cap a natural gas leak in Orange County have been working through the weekend, the sheriff's office reports.

the workers continue to make significant progress in repairing the leaking well, but still have not been able to render the area safe to allow any displaced residents on Gulf Road or Scales Lane to return home. The sheriff’s office will keep the road blocks in place until company officials verify that the area near the gas leak is safe.

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Update from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Workers repairing the leaking well are making good progress. Work on the rig will continue during daylight hours only due to safety factors. The work may need to continue through the weekend until the well head is repaired.

 

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Workers are still attempting to plug a natural gas leak in Orange County that reportedly resulted from a drilling operation at an oil well on Gulf Road near FM 408 in the Orangefield area of Orange County on Wednesday, June 25.

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Orange County residents displaced due to a natural gas leak at a well site at the end of Gulf Road off FM 408 in the Orangefield area are still waiting to get back into their homes while crews work to make the area safe for their return.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports emergency responders evacuated some local residents after a business alerted them of a natural gas leak on Wednesday, June 25, at about 8:45 a.m.

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Close to 2,000 people attended Orange County’s 20th annual Cops N Kids Picnic at Claiborne Park on June 20 for some summer fun, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports. Children at the event were treated to tours of emergency vehicles, shown tactical equipment used by SWAT, allowed to get up close and personal with some alligators, a snake and even a tortoise, and had plenty to eat and drink from various booths set up on the park grounds.

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A burglary suspect evaded deputies during a high-speed chase on Monday, June 9, that ended in what appeared to investigators to be a rollover wreck in a stolen SUV.

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