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Fayette County Sheriff's Office drug dog sniffs out
$2.2 million in heroin on trailer

KHOU-TV
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said Thursday it seized more than $2 million worth of heroin after its drug dog, Lobos, alerted deputies to a problem with a trailer frame. According to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled over a Ford Expedition on I-10 at mile marker 657 for a traffic violation around 7:45 a.m. Thursday. The sheriff's office said consent was given to search the vehicle, and Lobos began sniffing around the trailer.
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South Texas man who faked Ebola gets probation
Houston Chronicle
A South Texas man who faked Ebola last fall has been sentenced to five years probation for the hoax, according to court documents from the Victoria County District Clerk. Robert Kirchner, 30, plead guilty Tuesday to false alarm and criminal mischief. The charges carried a maximum of two years in prison. Kirchner must now serve 600 hours of community service and reimburse the $2,747 the county spent handling the fabricated emergency, according to court documents.
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Suspect in Virginia slaying arrested in Dallas
The Roanoke Times
Multiple stab wounds caused the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday morning in a Collinsville, Virginia, motel room. The man with whom he was sharing the room has been found and charged in the death, the Henry County (Virginia) Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Benjamin Rios Tovar, 27, was arrested without incident at about 5 p.m. Wednesday in Dallas, said Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry.
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Fort Worth officer hailed a hero after rescuing drowning man
KTVT-TV via CBS News
A Fort Worth police officer is being hailed a hero after rescuing a drowning man from a lake on the city's southwest side, KTVT-TV reports. The officer's patrol car dash camera captured the moment Officer Kellie Whitehead ran towards the water and pulled the drowning victim from Lake Como.
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Technology changes how neighborhood watch groups operate
KVII-TV
The Amarillo Police Department is working with neighborhood watch groups throughout the Amarillo area, implementing a private social network, called Nextdoor, to help community members stay in-the-know.
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iPhone case causing concern nationwide with police
KXII-TV
An iPhone case is getting a lot of buzz because of what it's designed to look like. It's making people do double takes and has police concerned. Police said, in a high stress situation, they might not be able to tell the difference between the iPhone case that looks like a gun and a real gun, and that could be dangerous.
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Is 'Robocop' a reality? Not yet, but technology is inching us closer
By Danielle Wegert
When the original "Robocop" movie came out in 1987, robots were merely a far-fetched futuristic concept of "The Jetsons." By the time the rebooted "Robocop" movie was released in 2014, robots were real. They aren't taking over the world — just yet — but they are here. Across the U.S., law enforcement agencies are beginning to use robotic technology in threatening situations, and they may soon perform many of the regular duties of a police officer.
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3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency
PoliceOne.com
Many departments are migrating from a policy-driven organization to a values-based agency in which behaviors and actions are expected to comply with the organization's mission and values.
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