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On Jan. 22, at about 10:00 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 363 in Newton County about three miles northwest of Bon Weir, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Blake Everett Reed | Photo: Texas DPS

Blake Everett Reed, 32, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, is now in custody after being captured on Jan. 21 in California.

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 Dana M. Pratt

On January 15, deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit received information regarding convicted sex offender Dana M. Pratt, 51, of Lumberton, TX, working at a local plant without notifying the proper authorities of his employment, as required by law for all registered sex offenders.

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Crack police work by an officer in Orange led to one man's arrest and the discovery of drugs secreted away in a strange hiding spot on the suspect's person, reports Officer Leslie Lovelace of the Orange Police Department.

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What started out as innocent teenage mischief ended in tragedy Jan. 21 with the death of a 14-year-old girl, Madalyn Gracie Griffin, known as Gracie to family and friends. 

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