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Posted: Dec 25, 2013 5:30 AM

Updated: Dec 25, 2013 5:31 AM

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) A West Texas widow's anonymous donation of a ring at a Salvation Army red kettle has prompted an effort to return it to her. The woman dropped her husband's ring in a kettle outside a Lubbock supermarket Monday evening with an attached note that said her husband "would want to help however he could." The Salvation Army says it's now looking for the woman after a man moved by her story offered to pay for the ring if it could be returned to her.

(Information in the following story is from: Amarillo Globe-News, http://www.amarillo.com)

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Police are investigating the death of a man who had been suspected of shoplifting at a Texas Panhandle mall. Twenty-year-old Dalton Dakota Knott had been arrested for shoplifting at a JCPenney store in Amarillo on Monday. Amarillo officers later found Knott was exhibiting signs of a possible drug overdose and was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) Authorities are investigating how the infant of a mother who was found dead in her Texas Panhandle home ended up in the vehicle of another woman in a neighboring county. Authorities dispatched Monday evening to a home in the town of Shamrock found the body of 23-year-old Leslie Perez. Investigators suspect Perez was murdered.

(Information in the following story is from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Police say a Central Texas man is facing a felony drug charge after he tried to use an ad on Craigslist to sell marijuana. Police traced the ad to 41-year-old Corey Lynn Plumlee. The ad read in part, "I'm here for those looking for the budz, so kind, so green!" Authorities say Plumlee sold a half ounce of marijuana to an undercover police officer for $220. Plumlee was charged with delivery of marijuana.

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