Orange County

A crash involving a truck tractor semi-trailer and a passenger vehicle shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County near FM 1442, and resulted in injuries, Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported in a news release Sept. 30.

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While investigating a call regarding a disturbance on Pine Street in Orange, officers discovered the body of a young man who had apparently been shot in the chest, reports Capt. Robert Enmon of the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Charles Laboue and Jessica Murphy

Police in Orange made two arrests Sept. 26 after an investigation into a stolen vehicle reportedly led them to the discovery of 25 grams of methamphetamine inside a local residence.

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The family of Orange resident Christie Lynn Combs, 44, is searching for her after not hearing from her several months, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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At approximately 5:20 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety reported a three vehicle crash Thursday, Sept. 8 on Highway 62 near I-10 in Orange County.

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An overturned 18-wheeler shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County Aug. 21 while crews cleaned up the driver's lost load and dangerous diesel fuel that had leaked out of the damaged semi, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports.

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State troopers investigating an apparent hit-and-run accident believe the crash may have been caused by a medical condition suffered by one of the two pickup truck drivers involved in the incident, reports Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Trooper Stephanie Davis. 

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Police in Orange arrested a local man for public intoxication after responding to a call reporting someone standing in the middle of John Street with no shirt on Aug. 15, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Two pools of mosquitoes on Beaumont's north end tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The first pool was collected on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Carnegie Avenue and Tyler Street. A second pool was collected at Cable Avenue near I-10, reports Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control District. They have been confirmed positive by the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

"This is not unexpected with the hot and dry weather we had for the last month. Because of the recent heavy rains throughout the area it is probably less of a threat now," Sexton said.

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