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Pinterest Aids in Helping Police Nab Criminals

Never underestimate the power of the internet or its users: it may sound crazy, but the social network Pinterest, aka the place where you can find a cute-sy cashmere sweater and a recipe for caramel fudge brownies, has helped local Pennsylvania police departments catch criminals.

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Only Cop Left In Small Town Is A Dog

You've heard the phrase "top dog" before, right? Well, this dog is not only the top dog, he's also the highest ranking police officer in his small town. 

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Whatever Happened to Patrick, the Pitbull Found in New Jersey Trash Chute?

The story of Patrick, a resilient chocolate brown pitbull mix, illustrates the absolute lows that humans can sink to and the beauty of life and second chances.

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Man Trying to Get Back to Lufkin Stabbed in Missouri

44-year old Gregory Baker used to live in Lufkin and is trying to bring his family back to East Texas. KTRE says he was stabbed during a run-in with a thief on Monday in Missouri.

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via Flickr/DAlalou
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Prisons Find Legal Way to Block Cell Phones

No matter how annoying many people are with their cellphones, we can't stop them because it's illegal to jam radio signals. Cellphones smuggled to prison inmates are also a serious problem, but the Lufkin News reports Texas prisons are getting electronic help to fight cell phone calls -- legally.

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Killer Gets Sex Change at Taxpayer Expense

It's reported that a federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered state prison officials  to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate who is serving life in prison for murder.

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via Flickr/Sam Howzit
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Bryan Man Facing Flag Desecration Charges

We don't hear much about flag desecration anywhere these days, much less here in east Texas, but we have one from Crockett.  The Houston County Courier has the story of a man who was arrested and charged with desecrating the United States flag.

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TxDOT Watching for Labor Day Drunk Driving

The Texas Department of Transportation says it is working overtime to continue its month-long crack down on drinking and driving over the Labor Day weekend.  TxDOT’s “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail” Campaign began August 19th and goes through Tuesday September 5th.

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