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Marquaize McChriston (left), Jacoby Joiner and Chad Slaughter

Two 19-year-old men have been charged with capital murder in connection with the Nov. 3 shooting of 26-year-old Chad Slaughter of Beaumont, according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department on Nov. 19.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced Nov. 18 that the May term grand jury decided to take no action against a Port Arthur police officer who had been charged in a misdemeanor assault case.

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Orange residents, and everyone, should be keeping a close eye on their children after a report of an attempted kidnapping near Circle P in Orange on Nov. 16.

According to an incident report from the Orange Police Department, two black males in a faded maroon car with black wheels, the driver wearing a black shirt and the passenger wearing a blue and white bandana, reportedly approached a juvenile on the street. The men reportedly fled when the juvenile's mother drew near. 

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The Texas Education Agency names four Beaumont Independent School District campuses were reporting students present at school to receive funding not due to the district. Of those cited with infractions were all Central High School, Ozen High School, South Park Middle School and Jones-Clark Elementary School.

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Authorities are searching for two persons of interest related to the apparent homicide of 85-year-old Herbert Deaton whose body was discovered Nov. 13 off County Road 73 in Jasper, reports Lt. Cal Morgan of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. 

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An early morning single-vehicle accident in Beaumont killed two men and sent one woman to the hospital.

Sunday, Nov. 16, at approximately 12:10 a.m., Beaumont Police were dispatched to the 2700 block of MLK Parkway northbound in reference to an automobile accident, a press release by BPD states. Upon arrival, officers located a female in the roadway who told officers that her friends, a male driver and passenger, were on the ground and needed help.

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Keystone XL Pipeline garnered approval from the United States House of Representatives on Nov. 14, according to a press release from Congressman Randy Weber's office.

H.R. 5682 passed by a vote of 252 to 161 and now goes to the Senate for a vote. Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) made the following statement:

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At approximately 9:30 a.m., Beaumont Fire Rescue received multiple calls reporting a structure fire at 5380 Margo, near Beaumont Drive, off of Concord. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire conditions with flames coming out several openings. According to a press release, the occupant, Everett Abbott, 72, was able to escape before firefighters arrived but he was severely burned with first and second degree burns to his upper body.

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During a work session in a regular Beaumont City Council meeting Wednesday, Nov 12, city officials and council members reviewed and discussed the proposed Best Years Senior Center Project. During a presentation on the new facility and its location beside the Event Centre in downtown Beaumont, J. Rob Clark, principal architect at Architectural Alliance Inc., along with his team showed the council and attending citizens the projected new center and its surrounding amenities.

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Game room operators and eight-liner enthusiasts, beware! Code enforcers from various city departments and entities could be coming to shut down gaming sites not in compliance with rules mandated by Beaumont’s new gaming ordinance.

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