Orange County

As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home-improvement stores in Harris, Nueces and Orange counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer, FEMA officials said in a release.

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A woman who was reportedly flashing a firearm in traffic was searched and arrested on multiple charges after police in Vidor discovered 45 baggies of synthetic marijuana inside her vehicle.

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Crack police work by an officer in Orange led to one man's arrest and the discovery of drugs secreted away in a strange hiding spot on the suspect's person, reports Officer Leslie Lovelace of the Orange Police Department.

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It’s Trash-Off time once again! The 23rd annual Community Trash-Off is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on Simmons Drive in Orange. This year’s Community Trash-Off is again presented by Invista and hosted by Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in collaboration with the city of Orange.

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The Orange County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has issued a winter weather advisory in effect for all of Southeast Texas and Southwest, South Central and Central Louisiana Jan. 16.

According to the advisory, up to an inch of snow could fall in the area, mainly north of the Highway 190 corridor. While lighter accumulations of snow and ice are expected further South, bridges, overpasses and elevated roads area-wide could become icy later today and early tonight.

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On Jan. 10, at about 5:00 a.m., the Texas Department of a Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County near exit 860, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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At approximately 1:45p.m. on Jan. 13, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10 near mile marker 876 in Orange County. The crash involved three motorcycles and a passenger vehicle.

Preliminary reports indicate that there was traffic congestion in the westbound traffic lanes of the interstate due to an earlier crash. A Dodge minivan was stopped when it was rear-ended by two Harley-Davidson motorcycles. A third Harley-Davidson motorcycle failed to control its speed and became involved in the crash.

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Rosemary Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department
Devin Andrews | Photo: Vidor Police Department

Vidor Police have two people in custody after a chase, according to a release from the Vidor Police Department.

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A Vidor man accused of murder is out on bond after being arrested in relation to the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Eric Sharpe, also of Vidor, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). According to investigators, Sharpe was shot and killed just days before Christmas at a Vidor residence belonging to the suspected shooter, identified by deputies as 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin.

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are searching for 31-year-old James Derrick McGlothlin of Vidor after a murder warrant was issued for his arrest following the shooting death of 51-year-old Christopher Sharpe Dec. 19, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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