Orange County

The historic Cow Bayou Bridge in Bridge City is closed as of Monday, March 17, until restoration is complete.

According to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), all traffic will be diverted to the taller Cow Bayou Bridge next to the historic bridge. North and southbound traffic will continue to flow on the taller bridge until the restoration of the historic bridge is complete, and no pedestrian traffic is permitted, according to the release.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested two men in relation to a narcotics bust on Wednesday, March 12 at about 11 p.m., according to a news release from Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson.

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A fleeing suspect who allegedly stole a truck from an Orange County convenience store led sheriff's deputies on a chase that eventually resulted in a three-car accident, Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson reports.

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Deputies and U.S. Marshals attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant were met with armed resistance by a man with a loaded gun in the 800 block of F.M. 1131 in Vidor on Feb. 25, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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A fatal accident on Interstate 10 West near Highway 62 in Orange County at about 5:34 a.m. on Feb. 24 claimed the life of 30-year-old Joshua Thurmond of Baton Rouge, La., DPS reports.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested two people on Tuesday, Feb. 18, after a search warrant executed at approximately 9 p.m. that evening reportedly lead them to discover 15 grams of methamphetamine at the residence located in the 3200 block of Stephenson Road in Orangefield.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a young woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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An Orange resident running for chair of the Orange County Republican Party was arrested at a polling facility Feb. 18 after he reportedly assaulted a poll worker with whom he was arguing, Vidor Police report.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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