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Bond set for mother of dead toddler

Raychyl Philmon, a "person of interest" in the death of her 18-month-old son, has been arraigned on two drug charges. The $37,500 bond was set by Precinct Two Judge Chad Jenkins, with $7,500 for a state possession charge and $30,000 for a second degree felony possession charge, according to informat


Port Arthur Police investigate after man shot in hand Sunday night

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Police in Port Arthur are investigating after a man was shot in the hand Sunday night. Officers were dispatched to the emergency room at Christus St. Mary Hospital after a shooting victim arrived at the hospital and found a 19-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his h


Beloved Texas School Librarian Is Discovered Dead by Her Daughter, and Cop Husband Is Suspect

Belinda Hernandez led an enriching life but never lost sight of the dream she carried in her heart. “I was very happily married; I loved my children,” she reflected in a 2014 interview with the Houston Chronicle. “But I always had my one regret. I wished I had gone to college and become a teacher.”


Crook Cam: Woman wanted for stealing another woman's purse out of car, withdrew money from bank account

BEAUMONT, Texas — Beaumont Police fraud detectives are asking for the community's help to find a suspect withdrew funds from someone else's bank account. The victim reported that her vehicle was broken into on January 2, 2019 and her purse was stolen with her driver's license, credit cards and socia


Orange Building Permits For February

The building permits for February depict a change coming to Orange. The city received a permit for two “City Hall” signs at 812 16th Street. The city will be moving to the new address, the former First Financial Bank, in two to three months after a remodeling. The city is leaving its old city hall o


Bobcat Garcia wraps nice powerlifting season

Orangefield’s Santos Garcia competed at the THSPA State Championship powerlifting meet on Saturday March 23rd and had a top 10 finish. Santos lifted 555 pounds on squat, 345 pounds on bench, and 530 pounds on deadlift, for a total of 1,430 pounds.


Texas Officer Accused Of Giving Homeless Man Dog Poop “Sandwich” Wins Appeal

SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A San Antonio police officer fired in 2016 amid allegations he tried to give a homeless man a sandwich filled with dog feces won his appeal but hasn’t been reinstated.


Suspect still on the run after man shot in stomach in east Orange

ORANGE, Texas — Orange Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the stomach. The shooting happened around 10:00 p.m. Saturday on 6th Street and Rein Avenue. The 24-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth's Hospital in critical condition.


Ferguson Law Firm lands $11.5K verdict following auto collision trial

BEAUMONT – The Ferguson Law Firm recently secured a jury verdict worth nearly $11,500 in damages following an automobile collision trial in Jefferson County. Yamil Ledesma Chavez filed suit against Warren Flowers in August 2016, seeking damages for injuries suffered in a car wreck.


Texas Mom Is Mauled to Death by Her 2 Pit Bulls, Who Are Then Shot by Police

A 33-year-old woman was mauled to death Saturday by her two pit bulls, who’d been quarantined earlier this month after a biting incident in Irving, Texas, according to a police statement.


OCSO: Bridge City man found with black tar heroin

Orange County Sheriff's Department, Saturday, arrested Howard Jay Schab, 61, of Bridge City for traffic violations and possession of a controlled substance, according to a press release from the Department.


Orange PD searching for suspect in shooting on 6th St. and Rein Ave.

ORANGE, Texas — Police in Orange are searching for a suspect who shot a man in the stomach. The man victim was taken by ambulance to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in critical condition.


One of Texas' most-wanted sex offenders arrested in Pleasant Grove

One of Texas' most-wanted sex offenders was arrested in Dallas last week after more than seven months on the lam. Zachary Michael Boyett, 24, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at a Pleasant Grove home.


Volunteers paint blue crosses for child abuse awareness

BEAUMONT, Texas — Volunteers gathered Monday morning in downtown Beaumont to paint 211 crosses to place in the ground. Provost Umphrey Law Firm employees helped CASA of Southeast Texas to paint the crosses for a display outside CASA's office on Calder Avenue.


Four female Texas Democrats skipped a House hearing on an abortion bill. Here's why

AUSTIN -- Four House Democrats did not show up Monday for a meeting of their committee that was about to hear an anti-abortion rights bill. Republican Dallas Rep. Morgan Meyer's plane to Austin was said to be late.


Orange Police: Man found with two gunshot wounds

"On 03-23-2019 at 10:07 pm, a call was received by the Orange Police Department in regards to a gunshot victim at 6th and Rein St. Upon the arrival of officers at 10:08 pm, a 24 year old black male resident of Orange was found to be suffering from two gunshot wounds. The Orange Fire Department and A


Trial underway in hotel elevator injury lawsuit

BEAUMONT – A trial has started over injuries a man allegedly received while riding an elevator at a hotel. Seeking more than $1 million in damages, Darren Ceaser filed suit against MCM Elegante and Schindler Elevator on Oct. 12, 2017 in Jefferson County District Court.


Beaumont man wins car in NAACP fundraiser

SILSBEE, Texas — A Beaumont man is riding in style after the Beaumont NAACP recently gave away a car as a prize in a recent raffle fundraiser to benefit local projects. Brian Pierre, the winner of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra, said he purchased a raffle ticket to help out the organization and never expe


A Look Back: The Orange Leader, Sunday, March 23, 1947

County Commissioners debate buying the Health Unit on 2nd and Cypress. Construction begins on a new Ice Plant on Division and Market Streets, expected cost between $60,000 and $90,000 with a capacity of 25 tons of ice per day! Get those Easter Suits regularly priced at $49.90 for $25.00 at Green’s i


Third Day lead singer to perform in Beaumont in May

BEAUMONT, Texas — Grammy-winning "Third Day" front man Mac Powell's new singing act is coming to Beaumont this spring. Mac Powell is slated to perform at the Jefferson Theater at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Doors open at 7 p.m.