Updated: 12/20/2006 - The preliminary report on the Maryland plane crash that killed two local residents is in. According to the initial findings, witnesses who arrived on the scene shortly after the December 9 crash said an obstruction light in place to indicate tall trees near the airport was not illuminated.
Posted: 12/20/2006 - The University of Texas at Tyler plans to waive tuition for students whose families make less than 25-thousand dollars annually. The program will begin in the fall 2007 semester.
Posted: 12/20/2006 - Sony BMG Music Entertainment will pay one and one-half (m) million dollars and kick in potentially thousands more in customer refunds to settle lawsuits brought by California and Texas over CD's with built-in anti-piracy software. The settlements announced Tuesday pertain to lawsuits over CD's loaded with one of two types of copy-protection software -- MediaMax or XCP.
Posted: 12/20/2006 - Two former employees of the University of Texas at Arlington allege they were fired after praying over another staffer's cubicle and anointing it with olive oil. The suit claims a male worker told them about problems he was having with another employee. The two women and the man stayed after work to pray for the employee.
Updated: 12/20/2006 - The White House acknowledges it's considering a temporary "surge" of US troops in Iraq, but denies a split with the Joint Chiefs over the idea. Press Secretary Tony Snow says a short-term boost in troop strength is among a number of ideas President Bush is looking at.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - For the second day in a row, a suspect's actions turned a minor crime into a major one. Tuesday's incident took place at the College Station Kettle shortly before 3:30 p.m.
Updated: 12/19/2006 - Miss USA will keep her crown after all. Pageant co-owner Donald Trump allowed Tara Conner to retain her title despite reports of heavy drinking while being underage. Miss USA 2001, A&M grad and former KBTX reporter Kandace Krueger said Trump made the right choice.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A statue of the baby Jesus is back where it's supposed to be this Christmas -- in John and Joan Leising's yard in Buffalo, New York. The statue was taken from the Leising's lighted manger last Christmas, and a note said it would be returned in three days. It was returned eight months later, with a photo album.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - A rapist in the Houston area is preying on young men. Five cases have been reported, but police believe there could be even more victims who may be too ashamed to come forward.
Posted: 12/19/2006 - FEMA is going to restart a housing program for Hurricane Katrina victims in Texas this week. The agency will also start working on letters to explain to families why their housing assistance was cut off this past summer.
Posted: 12/18/2006 - A Bryan Police investigation into the recent armed robberies has turned up a possible connection. Police say the 17-year-old arrested Thursday in the robbery of Family Hair Styles is a possible accomplice in one of the October robberies.
Updated: 12/19/2006 - Representatives for the estate of the College Station woman killed in the plane crash in Maryland a week-and-a-half ago have filed an injunction against seven parties prohibiting them from changing, destroying or transferring any information related to the crash.
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