ORANGE, Va. (AP) — The board that manages former President James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia elected 11 new members representing descendants of people once enslaved there.
Monday's vote came two months after the board had retracted a commitment to share power with a group representing African Americans who trace their roots to the historic estate.
DALLAS (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas has been arrested in Texas more than two weeks after a warrant was issued over an alleged violation of a protective order.
Beaumont, Texas, television station KBMT reported Thomas was arrested Friday in Orange, where he played high school football.
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
The field for the women’s NCAA Tournament Final Four is set.
UConn and Louisville on Monday joined South Carolina and Stanford as national semifinalists as the tournament shifts for Minneapolis.
ORANGE, Va. (AP) — Less than a year after the board that manages James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia announced plans to share authority equally with descendants of people once enslaved there, the board has voted to strip power-sharing status from a group representing African Americans who trace their roots to the historic estate.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A free clinic in which people can get certain convictions and dismissed charges removed from their records after a time period will be held on Jan. 14, the Vermont attorney general and state's attorneys in Grand Isle, Orange and Essex counties said.
WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden had close contact with a staff member who later tested positive for the coronavirus and is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
Press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement Monday night that the staff member tested positive earlier in the day.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Teisha Hyman scored a career-high 30 points, Chrislyn Carr scored all 24 of her points in the second half and Syracuse upended No. 18 Ohio State 97-91 in the Big Ten/SEC Challenge on Wednesday night.
Jim Boeheim is quick with a smile as he gets set to begin a season that will be oh-so-different in his long career at Syracuse — he'll be coaching sons Buddy and Jimmy.
“Obviously, it's fun. It's great to be able to do that," Jim Boeheim said Tuesday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources issued an air quality health advisory for much of the state on Monday as smoke from wildfires in the west and Canada reaches the region.
VINTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a city police officer shot and wounded a Texas woman who had pulled a gun on him.
The shooting early Wednesday was the third in as many days by police around Louisiana.
ANDOVER, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town has a new monument to veterans exposed to Agent Orange, a project spearheaded by a local veteran who says he was harmed by the Vietnam War-era defoliant.
The new memorial is set to be dedicated Saturday in Andover Veterans Monument Park.
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been nearly 20 years since Mick Jagger last acted, but as the new film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” shows, his chops have gathered no moss...
HUNTINGTON — Wednesday marks the start of the next three years of a new normal for Cabell County drivers.
Orange cones will appear Wednesday as the West Virginia Division of Highways begins phase one of a $71.7 million, three-year project to expand Interstate 64 between the Huntington Mall and Merritts Creek from four to up to eight lanes.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A third grader was killed and at least 45 people were injured when a charter bus carrying youth football players from Tennessee rolled off an interstate and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities said...
NEW YORK (AP) — Rusty Staub was a huge hit on both sides of the border.
Instantly recognizable for his fiery orange hair and gregarious personality, the outfielder who charmed baseball fans in the United States and Canada during an All-Star career that spanned 23 major league seasons died Thursday...
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Alex Hornibrook's first pass of the night was a wobbler, one that seemed to slip out of his hand...
Orange County residents debated the accessibility of health care and a possible tax rate increase at a town hall meeting Thursday before voters decide whether to create a hospital district later this month.
It might have been easier for Orange city officials to list the public boards that didn't have any openings. The list of boards with vacant positions runs from the Economic Development Corporation to the Historic Preservation Board.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency closed a Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in the Nome City Hall last week, and it attracted little notice. After all, Harvey hit 10 weeks ago, and most of the debris piles have been picked up.
For two nights, Joseph Cotton lived in his gold 2002 Pontiac Grand Am.
The senior West Orange-Stark football player drove it home from Iowa, Louisiana, after Tropical Storm Harvey, thinking he would have a place to stay.
Orange County residents who were displaced by Harvey will be housed in tents in the parking lot of the City of Orange Boat Ramp, Mayor Jimmy Sims said Thursday.
The shelter will be operated by the Texas Commission on Health and Human Services, he said.
ORANGE, Texas (AP) — A weaker Harvey replicated its devastating roll Wednesday, returning to shore with a deluge of rain that inundated homes and highways and left police and government officials struggling to pluck people from the water...
Low-income seniors in Orange will be able to access food boxes next week, the first event in a series of food distribution throughout the region.
The Southeast Texas Food Bank and the Houston Food Bank will be collaborating on July 11 to provide senior-friendly food boxes to low-income residents in Orange, they announced in a news release.
A former West Orange-Stark coach charged with two counts of failing to render aid in a 2015 car crash that killed a 25-year-old mother and her 6-year-old child was booked into Orange County Prison earlier this week to serve a jail sentence of 180 days.
Orange County will not get a hospital easily, if at all. The only way it will happen is if community leaders get behind this effort in a strong, organized manner.
Two petition drives that would bring the creation of a hospital district to a countywide vote failed because of basic oversights, like failing to get the birth dates of signers.
AUSTIN - Encircled by a charged congregation of players and staff members, Texas coach Tom Herman began calling names.
"Jeffrey McCulloch! Denzel Okafor!"
The two walked to the ring's center, as giddy as a pair of "Price is Right" contestants.
As the United States' involvement in World War II ramped up, Southeast Texas got to work helping the war efforts. Shipyards began building ships as local women stepped in to do jobs traditionally done by men.
Orange police are continuing to investigate the shooting death of Megan Smith, 24, who was found in the 1500 block of Main Avenue by officers responding to a call at 5:48 p.m. Monday.
A man was questioned in connection with the shooting and was released.
The Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation announced late Monday the retirement of Walter G. Riedel III.
Riedel, longtime president and CEO of the Stark Foundation, is succeeded by Clyde V.
The nervous hands of 9-year-old Amorren Coleman reached out for the microphone as he stood alone on the stage at Mount Zion Baptist Church, staring wide-eyed at a buzzing congregation waiting for him to perform.
The "Liberty Truck," one of the first pieces of equipment put into service with the old Texas Department of Highways after it formed in 1917, will visit the Travel Information Center beginning at 8 a.m.
The fatal lunchtime accident that shut down Interstate 10 for hours on Tuesday caught Vidor resident Theresa Manley's attention right away.
"My 17-year-old totaled her car in that spot last summer," said Manley, 45, as she filled up her car at the Flying J in Orange on Wednesday.
To his knowledge, Orange Police Capt. Robert Enmon said Sarah Jefferson-Simon was the first black female detective with the police department.
He said he was notified about her death Friday morning.
Next month's closing of Baptist Orange Hospital's emergency room will create a hardship for some Orange County residents, who will have to go to private freestanding emergency centers or travel to hospitals in Port Arthur or Beaumont, the county's top elected official said on Tuesday.
Robert Littlefair on Monday stood in front of the Wienerschnitzel in Orange he has owned for almost two decades, waiting for lunchtime customers to pull up to the drive-thru so he could tell them the restaurant was closed.
Orange County will spend $8,000 on a Nativity scene similar to one that was part of a $20,000 purchase made by the City of Orange last month for a display a third of a mile away.
County Commissioners voted unanimously to buy the manger scene and other Christmas decorations for the county courthouse after determining that a $560 display purchased in October was too small.