Orange

Emergency responders in Orange rescued a 62-year-old man who jumped from the Sabine River Bridge and survived on March 7, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD)

According to Captain W. K. Longlois, officers with OPD responded to the bridge at 2:23 p.m. after receiving a report that a person had been seen jumping from the bridge into the Sabine River below.

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Police are searching for a robbery suspect who stole money from the Crawdad's convenience store in Orange on Marsh 5, reports the Orange Police Department. 

According to a news release from OPD, officers were dispatched to Crawdad’s convenience store at 4080 Interstate 10 in reference to a robbery at close to 8 p.m. on March 5. The clerk described the suspct as a black male wearing a black mask and all black clothing. The suspects fled with an undetermined amount of cash from the register. The clerk was not injured. 

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Police are searching for a suspect in the aggravated robbery of the Chevron Food Mart located at 2323 Lutcher Dr. in Orange Feb. 25, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

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Police in Orange reports a wreck involving a motorcycle and pickup truck Feb. 22 resulted in the death of the 49-year-old motrocyclist, reports the Orange Police Department (OPD).

According to a news release from OPD, officers responded to the 8400 block of N. Highway 62 at about 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 in reference to a traffic accident with injuries involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck.

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The inside, eastbound lane of IH 10 from Adams Bayou to SH 87 in Orange will be closed tonight, 7 p.m. - midnight, to move construction equipment, TxDOT spokesperson Sarah Dupre said in a release on Feb. 17.

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On Feb. 11 at approximately 3:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 87 in Newton County, TxDPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred just south of Bleakwood.

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Nikki Jones

Up to $40,000 is missing from CASA of the Sabine Neches Region in Orange and, while no one has yet been charged, Executive Director Nikki Jones was fired following the revelation that a CASA credit card was used for cash advances at casinos and to pay for a lavish cruise, luxury hotel stays and other extravagances.

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Southeast Texans should be on the alert for missing mail. 

Mail theft associated with one or more counterfeit check-cashing rings is on the rise in the area, according to officers from three local law enforcement entities. The thieves are apparently rifling through people’s mail, stealing checks, banking information and, ultimately, identities.

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Police in Vidor have made multiple arrests for forgery recently. William Grubbs, 45, of Orange was arrested Feb.

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Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 36-year-old Kevin S. Edwards of Orange Feb. 5 and charged him with attempted first-degree murder following a shooting that severely injured a Louisiana man who was still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) recovering from surgery Feb. 6, reports the sheriff's office.

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