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Texas Officials Say Gang Membership Exceeds 100K

State public safety officials say they believe more than 100,000 people are members of gangs that are a threat to public safety in Texas.

04/17/2014

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‘Move Over’ Laws Keep 1st Responders Safe, Hard To Enforce

Between Monday night and Tuesday morning, emergency crews responded to nearly 700 accidents across the Metroplex. And as is evident after a Dallas firefighter was killed, responding to those crashes can put first responders in jeopardy.

CBSDFW.COM–02/11/2014

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Most North Texas Drivers Play It Safe On Slick Roads

As of Noon Tuesday, Dallas’ Department of Street Services continued its sanding operations at Ice Force Level 1. Crews focused on bridges, overpasses, inclines and critical public safety areas.

CBS 11–02/11/2014

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Missing The Colony Woman Found Safe

The Colony Police said a missing 76-year-old woman who had been the subject of a Silver Alert and has cognitive impairment has been located and is safe.

11/19/2013

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Former Grapevine Resident Added To Top Sex Offender List

A man last known to live in Grapevine has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list after failing to register with the state.

09/24/2013

The radio and belt of a Highway Patrol trooper. (credit: AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove)

DPS Reinstates Trooper Fired After Controversial Cavity Search

The Texas Department of Public Safety reinstated a state trooper on Friday that it fired for conducting a roadside cavity search during a traffic stop for speeding.

08/09/2013

Texas DPS Facing Claims Of Another Illegal Roadside Cavity Search

Just last week DPS settled a lawsuit with two women from Irving who filed a lawsuit over a roadside cavity search. Now DPS is under fire again, this time for a roadside cavity search in Brazoria County, south of Houston.

CBSDFW.COM–07/04/2013

A police officer conducts a field sobriety test during a DUI traffic stop. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

More Troopers On Patrol For Drunk Drivers This July 4th

While the Independence Day holiday isn’t until next week, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is gearing up to put more highway patrol officers, conducting more drunk driving patrols.

CBSDFW.COM–06/26/2013

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DPS Driver License Offices To Issue Election ID Certificates

It’s only been a few hours since the U.S. Supreme Court voided part of the Voting Rights Act and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has already released information on the new Election Identification Certificates.

CBSDFW.COM–06/25/2013

(credit: Bay County Jail)

Escaped Prisoner On The Lam

North Texas authorities are searching for a prisoner who escaped from a van transporting him and others from Louisiana to Florida.

05/25/2013

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Authorities Seize 50 Pounds Of Cocaine In Texas

Authorities say an Ohio man has been arrested in West Texas after a state trooper found about 50 pounds of cocaine valued at more than $1.6 million hidden in a false compartment of a vehicle.

05/21/2013

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Dallas Police: Modern Day Palm Readers

Investigators have been finding palm prints for decades. It was less than four years ago, though, the Texas Department of Public Safety created a searchable statewide database of them.

CBS 11–04/26/2013

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