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Amber Alert Issued for Two Central Texas Teenagers

: We've now heard that they have been found safe and unharmed. More details to come.

5:45 p.m.: Apparently, they were found at a relative's house in a neighboring community, no foul play suspected

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FBI investigates Boston Marathon
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Conflicting Reports Regarding a Possible Arrest in Boston Bombings [UPDATED]

2:45 p.m. (EST): The Boston Police Department has announced that "there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack." Investigations are ongoing.

2:35 p.m.: CNN is retracting their previous report that an arrest has been made in the Boston Marathon bombings. Other sources are reporting that officials are close to identifying a suspect after reviewing area surveillance video, but no arrests have been made.

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Authorities Can’t Confirm They Have Found Body of Christopher Dorner

Officials have not yet confirmed whether the body found in a Big Bear, California, cabin was that of accused cop-killer Christopher Dorner.

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Drug Courier Loses $20,000, Asks Tucson Police For Excuse Note

Granted, losing $20,000 of a drug cartel's money is fairly panic inducing. That said, you do have to wonder what Demarco Alonzo Thomas was thinking when he called the police for a note excusing him from delivering $20,000.

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Lufkin Police Need Your Help in Finding ‘Animals’ Stolen in Commercial Burglary

Attention East Texas:

Be on the lookout for nearly $4,000 worth of taxidermied animals that were stolen from a Lufkin building under construction in the 1900 block of Denman Avenue.

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Should Police Departments Be Allowed to Use Unmanned Drones? — Survey of the Day

Recently, Congress directed the FAA to revise its safety regulations on unmanned aircraft, clearing the way for more domestic use of drones. This would mean, among other things, that local police departments would be freer to use drones for surveillance.

While having a movable eye in the sky would clearly aid the cops in some of their duties, it also presents civil-liberties issues.  According to a new survey of 1,006 adults from the Associated Press-National Constitution Center , the public is split on whether police departments should have this new tool.

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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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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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