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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

Jose Luis Rodriguez (Texas DPS)

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

(credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

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

(credit: CBS 11 News)

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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Texas AG On West Tragedy: “These Are Tough Texans”

More than 15 hours after the deadly blast at a West, Texas fertilizer plant, crews continue to search for survivors trapped in the rubble.

04/18/2013

Lloyd Rieve  (credit: Rieve Family)

I-Team: Irving Bus Crash Driver Involved In Prior Deadly Crash

The bus driver involved in Thursday’s deadly Irving charter bus crash, was also behind the wheel in another deadly crash 15 years earlier.

CBS 11–04/12/2013

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Expert: Texas Prison Gangs Unlikely Involved In Kaufman County Killings

Federal, state, and local investigators say they’re following up on all tips they received as they hunt for whoever killed Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and Assistant DA Mark Hasse.

CBS 11–04/03/2013

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