Orange

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects caught on tape robbing Sun Loans on 16th Street on Aug 24.

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An Orange man died in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 73 Saturday afternoon after he was reportedly rear-ended by another driver who fell asleep behind the wheel.

At approximately 1 p.m. Aug. 15, a 2009 Ford pickup truck was traveling eastbound in the outside lane on Highway 73. According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, it is believed that the driver of the Ford pickup truck fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended a 2010 Dodge pickup truck. The impact of the collision caused both vehicles to drive off the roadway and roll over.

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school supplies

Saturday, Aug. 15, from 9 a.m. – noon at Lamar State College – Orange Student Center children who attend will receive free school supplies, books, backpacks, haircuts and immunizations as well as the opportunity to take their picture with Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Spiderman and other special guest stars.

All parents or legal guardians must have valid ID, be present with children and must bring proof of child’s enrollment in Orange County School. You can bring Student ID, report card or letter from the school.

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Two of three suspects in Orange robbery

Police in Orange are searching for three suspects who robbed a Verizon Wireless Store on Strickland Aug. 11, reports the Orange Police Department.

In a news release, OPD stated three unknown men, one armed with a handgun, robbed the store at a little after 8 p.m. They reportedly got away with several brand new iPhones and fled in a gray or silver, four-door car.

Police report no one was injured in the robbery.

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The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued an excessive heat warning for Southeast Texas, including Jefferson and Orange Counties. Temperatures could reach the triple digits this afternoon, Aug. 10, NWS reports, and the heat index could rise to 115 degrees.

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Police in Orange arrested a half-naked man for public intoxication Aug. 5, after receiving call about a reckless driver in the area of John and W. Park Avenues, the Orange Police Department reports.

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Orange County Judge Brint Carlton

At a meeting on July 27, the Orange County Commissioners Court voted to withhold funding from the Orange County Economic Development Corporation, which the court indicated would essentially shut down the county EDC. But on Aug.

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A man allegedly denied employment at Flying J's in Orange called into the business July 30, reportedly threatening to set the building on fire and to plant a bomb at the convenience store.

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Police pursued two suspects and arrested one of them in response to a report of a burglary in progress at a convenience store in Orange on July 27, reports the Orange Police Department.

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National Dance Day

What’s Happening Orange County and the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau are once again teaming up to host a National Dance Day event Saturday, July 25, at the Riverfront Pavilion (5th St and Division Ave) in downtown Orange from 7-9 p.m. Launched in 2010 by So You Think You Can Dance television show co-creator and Dizzy Feet Foundation co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July.

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