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James Merritt, Jr. | Photo: Galveston County Sheriff's Office

On Dec. 20, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Warrant Division and Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force members assisted the Special Crimes Unit in the arrest of James Merritt, Jr., Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release.

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Photo: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office

Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office are attempting to identify the woman seen in this photograph who they say is responsible for using counterfeit money at a store on Highway 14 in Lake Charles.

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Gage Blalock | Photo: Chambers County Sheriff's Office

Chambers County Sheriff's Office detectives interrupted an attempted robbery a gas station just outside Baytown called Crawdad's at about 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, the department said in a release. Crawdad's is located at 8110 FM 565, in Cove, Texas.

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Detectives with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) are investigating a shooting in Vidor that claimed a man's life Dec. 19, Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi reports.

According to her, deputies responded to the 1100 block of Liberty in Vidor at about 10 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, they found a white male deceased inside a residence with an apparent gunshot wound to the upper portion of his body.

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Screenshot of Leonie's post | Photo: Dallas Morning News

One of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's staff has resigned after a controversial Facebook post.

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