Orange County

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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A shooting in Orange County on Saturday, June 7, started with a disagreement and ended in the death of one Vidor resident, deputies report.

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Breaking news from the Orange County Sheriff's Office:

Deputies seized close to 350 pounds of marijuana after a high-speed pursuit, the Orange County Sheriff's Office reports.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014, around 7:20 a.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a stolen travel trailer from the 3100 block of Texas Avenue near the Bridge City area of Orange County. The travel trailer had been parked on the previous date near a business that had video surveillance.

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A man impersonating a peace officer reportedly stopped a Bridge City man on Friday, May 9 at about 9 p.m. on Interstate 10 East on the Neches River Bridge near the Orange County line, deputies reports. Investigators are looking into the report but want citizens to be on the alert for the possible pretender.

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An elderly man who had been attacked in his home on May 8 reports he was beaten into unconsciousness by an unknown man when answering a knock at his front door.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies responded to an altercation between two men involving a machete on May 1 at about 4 p.m., OCSO reports.

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