Orange County

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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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are investigating a shooting in Vidor that claimed a man's life Dec. 19, Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reports.

According to her, deputies responded to the 1100 block of Liberty in Vidor at about 10 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they found a white male deceased inside a residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper portion of his body.

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Orange County is entering the final stages of storm-generated debris collection with a projected completion date of January 14, 2018, Emergency Management Coordinator Ralph Valenciano warns residents.

According to a news release from Valenciano, household hazardous waste and E-waste collection began the week of Dec. 18 and will continue until Jan. 14, 2018. The Orange County Landfill will have open drop off through that date, as well. Valenciano projected that private property debris pickup would end Dec. 21. 

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Jarrick Augustine, Rolanda Conklin and Demone Davis

Officers in arrested three people in a vehicle stocked with methamphetamine and guns on Dec. 11, Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon reports.  

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UPDATE, Nov. 30, 8 p.m.: Heaven Cox has been found. The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports she was in Louisiana at the home of a relative of an acquaintance. Detectives are still investigating the incident.

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Original release:

An Orange County mother is searching for her runaway daughter, 15-year-old Heaven Ray Cox of Mauriceville, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

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