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Hanauer and Pillitere

Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III proudly receives a ceremonial check in the amount of $3000 from Georgette Pillitere, a grant administrator at the Texas Department of Transportation, for the department’s participation in the Click-it-or-Ticket and Impaired Driver campaigns earlier this year. According to the chief, the funds will be used to purchase police equipment to better serve the public and to further support those initiatives.

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Police in Orange are searching for the two suspects who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Sunday night.

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With the arrival of the holiday season, law enforcement officials are ramping up efforts statewide to combat drinking and driving. In Jefferson County, battling drunk driving is an everyday priority, with initiatives such as the county’s “No Refusal” program letting motorists know that officials are steadfast in their resolve.

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Police in Orange discovered a large amount of methamphetamine, five firearms, including a stolen shotgun, and almost $2,000 in cash during a warrant search at a residence in the 3500 block of Pheasant Street in Pinehurst Nov. 17. After the resident of the home was arrested on multiple charges and bonded out, he was re-arrested along with two other men at the same location later that day.

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James Richard Newton

Police have arrested a suspect in the Nov. 10 attempted robbery of Third Coast Bank on Dowlen Road in Beaumont. Beaumont resident James Richard Newton, 46, was taken into custody Nov. 12 at the Best Western Casino in Vinton, Louisiana after deputies located his vehicle in the parking lot of the casino.

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Update: The West Orange-Stark High School coach reportedly driving the vehicle that claimed the lives of 25-year-old Ava Lewis and six-year-old daughter Lamya Newhouse, Carl Broussard, 53, of Vinton, resigned from his position at the school, reports WO-S representatives. The district accepted his resignation.

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Carl Broussard, Ava Nicole Lewis and Lamya Janise Newhouse

A suspect in the fatal hit and run that claimed the lives of 25-year-old Ava Nicole Lewis and her 6-year-old daughter Lamya Janise Newhouse on Nov.

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City of Pinehurst Municipal building 2

The City of Pinehurst is participating in the GreenLight a Vet campaign, announced Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III Oct. 30.

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Patrolling police arrested 25-year-old Orange resident Ronnie Toby Malbrough for evading arrest when he fled after they attempted to stop him for disorderly conduct on Oct. 18, reports the Orange Police Department.

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For nearly two decades, Rao’s Bakery has been giving on-duty law enforcement personnel a sweet discount for their even sweeter treats.

Jake Tortorice, owner of Rao’s, says the discount, which hasn’t necessarily been advertised since its inception, is important for our community.

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