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Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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The Little Caesar's Pizza place in Orange called police Sept. 23 after receiving counterfeit currency as payment for a purchase, reports Officer David Vaughn. 

According to a police report written by Vaughn, the officer responded to 2421 16th St. in Orange in reference to the discovery of the fake money. The manager told the officer that a customer had come in and paid with a counterfeit $50 bill. The customer service representative took the bill and provided change to the customer, who then left with food and some of the store's real cash. 

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An officer in Orange arrested a Columbia, Tennessee man after discovering heroin inside his vehicle during a traffic stop, reports the Orange Police Department. 

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Detectives in Orange are investigating a shooting that sent one man to a local hospital over the weekend, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Lt. G.D. Keaton.

Officers from the OPD responded to the 1100 block of 11th Street at 2:50 p.m. on Sept. 16 in reference to a 9-1-1 call reporting “shots fired.” The caller advised dispatch that several shots had been heard in the area.

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Police are searching for a man who held employees at gunpoint as he robbed the Novrozsky's restaurant in Orange on Sept. 9, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. Charlie Stephenson.

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City of Orange Narcotics Investigators and Orange County Sheriff’s Investigators executing a search warrant at 509 W. Park Avenue in Orange on September 5 arrested one man and seized powdered and crack cocaine at the residence there, reports Orange Police Department Capt. Robert Enmon. 

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Update:

A 20-year-old Orange man was pronounced deceased after multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Photo courtesy of Shangri La Botanical Gardens

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will be reopening, after closing for more than a year due to Hurricane Harvey, Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Admission is free; however, due to the flooding from Harvey, the Outpost Tours will be under repair and therefore suspended until early 2019. 

The Shangri La Gardens consists of more than 250 acres in Orange that hosts the Hanging Garden, Pond of the Blue Moon, Sculpture Gardens and more.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) investigators executing a search warrant seized about two pounds of hydroponic marijuana from a residence in the 5300 block of Old Highway 87 in Orange on Aug. 8, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator/Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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A local tree trimmer died from electrocution after he accidentally made contact with a live power line while cutting limbs at an Orange residence, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. J.P. Burns.

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