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Sheriff’s deputies and medical examiners are still working to identify a man who was found dead floating on the Neches River south of the Interstate 10 Purple Heart Memorial Bridge on Thursday, May 16, 2013.

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Rod Carroll signs endowment

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rod Carroll signed a permanent endowment named in his honor at Lamar Institute of Technology May 17 in the school’s Multi-Purpose Center.

The endowment was created with funds donated to the LIT Foundation, and will help provide cadets in LIT’s Regional Police Academy with the opportunity to begin or continue their education.

The endowment recognizes his many contributions to the citizens of Southeast Texas.

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Important press release from Texas SMP and The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation:

Seniors all over Texas are receiving phone calls from individuals who want to make an appointment to come to your home and deliver a new Medical Alert that is all paid for by

Medicare. But the truth is, Medicare does not pay for medical alert systems and this item is not free!  This is merely a trick for you to give out personal information over the phone to strangers.

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According to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, an inmate at the county correctional facility apparently strangled himself to death while alone in his cell.

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