A sampling of crime, courts and public safety news in and around Dallas:
•Police searched in east Texas for the ex-boyfriend of slain Plano fitness instructor, Susan Loper. Authorities say the man is a person of interest in the case.
•A 42-year-old Plano man, Eloy Espinoza Merlan, was found shot to death Wednesday afternoon inside a car parked in South Dallas. No arrests have been made.
•Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit students younger than 12 from being ticketed for certain on-campus incidents.
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