Orange

Orange Councilwoman Annette Pernell encourages citizens to attend a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 23, to voice their opinions on the erection of a Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Orange. City officials, local clergy and civic leaders intend to meet to discuss the planned construction at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Lloyd Grubbs Post 49 located at 108 Green Ave. A representative of the National Action Network will be present as a moderator for the event.

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Bass pro Todd Faircloth of Jasper holds up the trophy.

The Sabine River on the Texas/Louisiana border was the scene of some serious bass fishing this past weekend, and in the end Jasper bass fishing pro Todd Faircloth won with a four-day total of 49 pounds, 6 ounces and took home a $100,000 check. He bested second-place finisher Dean Rojas by 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

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Police in Orange arrested 22-year-old Joel Sonnier after a call regarding a disturbance reportedly led officers to discover drugs and drug paraphernalia in the man's possession.

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One man was arrested after police reported he was found with crack cocaine Monday night in Orange. According to the report, the man tried to tell police the rock-like substance was sheetrock.

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One woman was arrested in Orange after reportedly attacking two people while she was wearing a pink, polka-dot bikini.

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A woman in Orange was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday, March 16, after using profanity at the Pilot gas station at 2205 Hwy. 62.

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Narcotics officers arrested one man for possession of a controlled substance in Orange on Thursday afternoon.

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Melanie Rider

Five women were arrested in Orange as the result of a prostitution sting operation carried out by the Orange Police Department Wednesday, March 13. Bertha Geral, 50, Precious King, 34, Shanna Meaux, 29, Irisha Dupree, 33, and Melanie Rider, 45, were arrested and charged with prostitution.

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Orange police are looking for a suspect in a burglary that took place in the 1100 block of 17th St.

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