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Anti-drunken driving campaigns
ramp up for the holidays

The Dallas Morning News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Aong with all the good cheer, the holidays bring another tradition — increased attention on drivers who have had too much to drink. Law enforcement officials are preparing to increase their patrols, and new campaigns against drunken driving are popping up to encourage planning ahead. More

Gun control gets unlikely backers on Capitol Hill
The Associated Press via Richmond Times-Dispatch    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Signaling that the horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school could be a tipping point in a debate that has been dormant for years, prominent gun rights advocates in Congress are now calling for a national discussion about restrictions to curb gun violence. More

Longview Police: Body of missing man recovered; two arrested
KLTV-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The body of a missing East Texas man has been been located in Upshur County, according to Longview Police. Ronnie Joe Gammage, 27, had been missing since Dec. 4, and his body was recovered in Upshur County. Longview Police have arrested two suspects for aggravated kidnapping, however, more charges are expected in the case. More

County commissioners approve sheriff-elect's top administrative picks
Denton Record-Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sheriff-elect Will Travis brought his first business before Denton County commissioners, and commissioners approved the top two members of his administrative team. Rex George, an investigator with the Denton County District Attorney's Office, will become the chief deputy, and Randy Plemons will serve as the assistant deputy chief of operations. More

Erath County law enforcement discusses school security measures
Stephenville Empire-Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Erath County Sheriff's Office hit the ground running in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. Sheriff Tommy Bryant and Captain Jason Upshaw immediately implemented a program calling for close monitoring of school grounds on a daily basis. Campuses within the ECSO's jurisdiction include Lingleville, Huckabay, Morgan Mill, Three Way and Bluff Dale schools. More

106 dogs seized in Henderson County
Tyler Morning-Telegraph    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Under the authority of the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, the SPCA of Texas seized 106 cruelly treated dogs — 83 live dogs, 22 live puppies and one deceased dog — from a suspected puppy mill/hoarder near Athens. The bodies of seven deceased dogs were also found on the property. More

Harris County Sheriffs Office is recruiting
Houston Chronicle    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Harris County Sheriff's Office is recruiting detention officers, deputies, registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, communication officers and clerks to fill numerous positions. Some of the positions in demand include detention officers, both men and women. More

Police: 'Grinch' who stole Christmas (lights) arrested
NBC News Digital    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A 'Grinch' has struck again — this time just west of Fort Worth. Police in Parker County have arrested an ex-con for the alleged theft of Christmas decorations in Aledo after surveillance video captured the thief in action. More

Official: High sheriff's office turnover could hurt budget
Waco Tribune Herald    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A McLennan County official is warning that turnover in the sheriff's office could cause budget headaches for Sheriff-elect Parnell McNamara and other county leaders in 2013. County Auditor Stan Chambers recently alerted county commissioners to the problem after four sheriff's office employees, including Chief Deputy Randy Plemons, signaled their intent to retire Dec. 31. More

Next-generation handcuffs deliver electric shocks, drugs to detainees
Digital Trends    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Definitely an interesting — if not controversial — invention for the field of law enforcement, a new set of handcuffs delivers electric shocks like a stun gun. Recently covered in detail on Patent Bolt, a patent application for an advanced set of handcuffs was published by the U.S. Patent & Trademark office in late November. More

Don't become a victim of 'warm up car theft'
WPBN-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski, of Michigan's Isabella County, is warning drivers not to warm up their cars before they're in them this winter. Thieves have been known to patrol neighborhoods looking for unoccupied running cars. The Sheriff said they may work in teams, with one person driving the car and the passengers prepared to jump out when an unattended running car is spotted. They may break windows if necessary. More


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