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Beaumont Police Department detectives have five suspects in the murder of two men that occurred in the 3300 block of Roland Road on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. All suspects are currently in the custody of BPD and will be booked in for murder, the department said in a press release.

Police say the murders occurred as the result of a drug deal that turned into a robbery attempt.

As of Friday evening, detectives were still working to positively identify the two victims and notify their next of kin.

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A construction crew works at the site of the H-E-B store at College and 11th.

H-E-B, city officials, and community leaders celebrated the start of construction of H-E-B’s newest store, located at the corner of College and 11th streets, with a groundbreaking Monday, Nov. 17.

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Jamie Smith

The recount requested by losing candidate, Republican Charlie Wiggins, is complete, and the original determination stands – Democratic candidate for Jefferson County district clerk Jamie Smith is still the winner.

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Contestants for Mr. Habitat 2015

Contestants for Mr. Habitat 2015 showed their muscles and giving spirit Friday, Nov. 14, when they came out to the St. Anthony Cathedral Apostle’s Build house on Galveston Street in Beaumont to help remove lumber, shingles and other construction debris — clearing the site for Del Papa volunteers who came out on Saturday.

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