Vidor

A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

According to reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 5-year-old John “Johnny” Allen Read of Vidor was killed Monday, Oct. 21, when a semi-automatic .40-caliber revolver went off in his hands and struck him in the head.

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The babysitter who was watching 5-year-old John Read of Vidor when he accidentally shot himself and died on Oct. 21 has been arrested, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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A five-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot wound in what sheriff's deputies are calling an accidental shooting in Vidor on Monday, Oct. 21. The young boy was identified as John Read.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a second accidental shooting in Vidor on Oct. 21.

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A five-year-old boy was killed by a gunshot wound in what sheriff's deputies are calling an accidental shooting in Vidor on Monday, Oct. 21.

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Airman 1st Class Michelle Bonnin from Vidor

SOUTHWEST ASIA – There’s an old saying that “all good things must come to an end.” As the climate shifts in the U.S. Air Force’s Central Command area of responsibility, some missions become less essential and are able to return to home station and provide support from abroad.

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Lee Durmon

Police are currently investigating the death of 39-year-old Lee Durmon of Vidor.

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Vidor police are currently investigating the death of a man discovered dead in a roadway at approximately 11:09 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, off South Street, the Interstate 10 service road, between F.M. 1135 and Cow Bayou. Richard Bryan Sanford, 48, of Vidor, was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Rodney Price. According to police, Sanford was “struck and killed” while walking.

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Vidor police are currently investigating the death of a man discovered dead in a roadway at approximately 11:09 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, off South Street approximately one mile past the F.M. 1132 intersection.

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Photo by Kevin King

Construction of a deep bore sewer line under the Kansas City Southern railroad track crossing near the corner of South Dewitt Road and Old Highway 90 West in Vidor that has caused some inconvenience for drivers who are used to using Dewitt to access Interstate 10 from their homes in the area is nearing its end.

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