Orange

Police officers in Orange arrested a resident of the city during a traffic stop June 21 after discovering the man had warrants, and finding crack cocaine and counterfeit currency in the man’s possession, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Police are searching for a hooded gunman who robbed a convenience store in Orange on June 22, forcing customers to lie on the floor as he made off with the business's money.

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Police in Orange are investigating a shooting that claimed one man's life and injured another, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Police are investigating two separate incidents of arson related to motor vehicle fires, according to the Orange Police Department. Strangely, or maybe not so strangely, the first complainant who called to inform police his vehicle was aflame told officers he saw a car matching the description of the vehicle damaged in the second incident of reported arson.

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Johnny Morris (left) and Roderick Collins

A patrol officer in Orange called for backup Sunday evening after his attempt to cite a local resident for loud music got complicated, resulting in two arrests.

According to a report from OPD Officer Michael Roush, as he was patrolling April 26 at about 7:05 p.m. in the area of 2nd Street and Turret Avenue, he saw a Ford Expedition with the windows down and heard loud music blaring from the vehicle.

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Police in Orange are searching for a suspect who led them on a chase ending at an apartment complex and then got away on foot, reports the Orange Police Department.

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Construction has continued on a Confederate memorial being built in Orange since The Examiner last reported on the controversial structure in 2014, and City Attorney John Cash “Jack” Smith said, in spite of the fact that neither he nor the city wants the monument, his hands are tied, legally speaking, at least at the moment.

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Phone scams have been spreading and infecting areas all over the country, according to reports from the FBI, the BBB and the IRS, and the Southeast Texas community has not escaped the effects. Prior reports from The Examiner have warned of the scams reported in Jefferson and Jasper Counties. Now, Orange County reports they too have numerous reports from victims of phone scams in which the callers represent themselves as a part of the county's law enforcement agency, the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Investigators with the City of Orange Police Department are looking for the suspect who robbed Food Mart #2 in Orange on Easter Sunday night, reports OPD.

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Buchanan

Lamar State College-Orange will be presenting the Distinguished Lecture Series at Lutcher Theater on March 26, at 6:30 p.m. This year’s distinguished lecturer is Jessica Buchanan, humanitarian aid worker and co-author of “Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue By SEAL Team Six”.

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