Orange

According to a press release from Captain Cliff Hargrave of the Orange Police Department, two subjects broke into the State Line Chevron, 2323 S. Lutcher in Orange on Nov. 15 at approximately 3:50 a.m.  The subjects stole items including several cartons of cigarettes.

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The Orange Police and Fire Departments are investigating a fire that appears to be the result of arson at 98 John Ave. in Orange on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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According to a press release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, allegations were made about an improper relationship between an educator and a high school student at Community Christian School in Orange on Monday, Oct. 1. The administration office of the school called in the complaint. Sergeant Chad Hogan of Orange County said in the release that no arrests have been made at this time. No other information has been released regarding the ongoing investigation.

Pastor Daniel Rose of Community Church released the following statement:

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Although removed from the media attention it once garnered, foreclosure rates in Texas, and the nation, are still at an alarming rate. One in 497 housing units in the United Stated received foreclosure notices in January 2011, according to data compiled by California-based Realty Trac, the leading provider of such information. Those numbers are down 17 percent from the year prior.

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Lamar State College-Orange is hosting the 2011 annual Career Fair on April 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the LSC-O Student Center. LSC-O students and alumni of all majors are invited, as well as a number of local employers.

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Captain C. J. Hargrave of the Orange Police Department released information of a major drug bust within the city Friday, March 18. 

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The pastor of an Orange County church pleaded guilty to social security fraud Wednesday, March 9. The Rev. Raymond Charles Young, 38, of Orange, pleaded guilty to fraudulent receipt of social security benefits.

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At the city of Orange’s Jan. 25 meeting, elected leaders were bombarded by pleas from several residents to make a 3.5 mile stretch of the city a designated “quiet zone” for train horns. And, although council representatives were prohibited by law from responding to the comments, city staffers indicated the proposal was already being explored. On March 8, an answer to the citizen plights was given in the form of a quiet zone that spans an area from Main Avenue to Cordrey Avenue and shutting off W. John Avenue, W. Orange Avenue and W. Pine Avenue crossings.

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Editor's Note: The Examiner has obtained a copy of the 38-page document filed by Orange Police Chief Sam Kittrell outlining the findings of his internal investigation into the shooting death of James Whitehead, a decorated U.S. Marine by off-duty police captain Robert Arnold, following a verbal disturbance. Kittrell's report has been reprinted in its entirety in order to provide readers with an accurate sense of what occurred on the day the unarmed man was killed.

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