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Montgomery County Investigates Inmate's Death

Posted: 08/24/2007 - Toxicology results are pending after the death of a Conroe man in jail custody. John Kim was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday after sheriff's deputies found cocaine in his vehicle.

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Romei Indicted by Brazos County Grand Jury

Updated: 08/25/2007 - The former director of the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley has been indicted on multiple felony charges. P. David Romei turned himself into authorities Friday and then was released from jail on a $17,000 bond.

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First Day of School to Equal Heavy Traffic

Updated: 08/25/2007 - Speeding and not knowing the area are two reasons why car crashes happen. Now add an influx of traffic because of school starting and road construction, and you could have a recipe for disaster.

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Fatal Two-Vehicle Wreck on Highway 21

Updated: 08/25/2007 - A San Antonio woman is dead and a man injured after an accident on Highway 21 west of Bryan Friday morning. Authorities say a man was westbound on Highway 21 when a westbound truck driver pulled into his lane, forcing the man's pickup off the road.

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Lawsuit Against Circus Cleared for Trial

Posted: 08/24/2007 - (AP) After seven years of legal fighting, a U.S. judge rejected efforts Thursday by the United States' foremost circus, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, to derail a lawsuit alleging cruel treatment of its elephants. The plaintiffs - which include the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animal Welfare Institute - argue that circus life is inherently cruel to the elephants.

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Vick Enters Plea Agreement in Dog Fighting Case

Updated: 08/24/2007 - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Michael Vick has filed a plea agreement in federal court in Richmond, Virginia, admitting to a dogfighting charge. In the plea, Vick also agreed the operation included the killing of fighting dogs and gambling.

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WWII Sub Likely Found 65 Years After Sinking

Posted: 08/24/2007 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A five-year search for a missing World War II submarine has apparently paid off. A remote vehicle has captured still pictures and video of what's believed to be the USS Grunion near Alaska's Aleutian Islands. The Grunion had a crew of 70 aboard and disappeared in 1942.

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72-Year-Old Gets Three Life Terms for '64 Killings

Posted: 08/24/2007 - JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - James Ford Seale, a reputed Ku Klux Klansman, was sentenced Friday to three life terms in prison for his role in the 1964 abduction and murder of two black teenagers in southwest Mississippi. Seale, 72, was convicted in June on federal charges of kidnapping and conspiracy in the deaths of Charles Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee, two 19-year-olds who disappeared from Franklin County on May 2, 1964.

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Man Charged with Stealing Plaques from Churches

Posted: 08/24/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A felony theft charge has been filed against a man accused of stealing more than 100 brass plaques from Houston churches. Police say the address and dedication markers were cut up and sold as scrap metal.

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State Board Members Oppose Teaching Intelligent Design in Schools

Posted: 08/24/2007 - AUSTIN — A majority of State Board of Education members said the theory of intelligent design should be left out of the science curriculum for public schools. "Creationism and intelligent design don't belong in our science classes," said Board of Education Chairman Don McLeroy, who described himself as a creationist. "Anything taught in science has to have consensus in the science community and intelligent design does not."

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Louisiana Murder Suspects Held in South Texas

Posted: 08/24/2007 - BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Two men wanted on Louisiana murder warrants have been arrested in Mexico and handed over to authorities in South Texas. Twenty-five-year-old Cedrick Richardson, and his nephew, 21-year-old Lionel James Richardson Junior, are being held in a detention center in Olmito.

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Marine Instructor Charged with 225 Counts Related to Abuse

Posted: 08/24/2007 - SAN DIEGO (AP) - They're often portrayed in movies as tough, but this real-life Marine drill instructor is accused of going too far in abusing recruits. Sergeant Jerrod Glass is facing 225 criminal counts of assault, cruelty, maltreatment and failure to obey orders in connection with more than 100 incidents last winter.

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Child Killer to be Sentenced Today

Posted: 08/24/2007 - INVERNESS, Fla. (AP) - The man who kidnapped a little girl from her bedroom, raped her and later buried her alive is to be sentenced today. A Florida jury recommended on a 10-2 vote that John Couey be executed for the murder of nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford but the judge has the final word.

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There's a Gaping Hole in Our Universe, Researchers Say

Posted: 08/24/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Astronomers gazing out into the universe are scratching their heads about what's just not there. University of Minnesota researchers say they've found a cosmic blank spot far bigger than what scientists ever imagined: a billion light years across.

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Nowak Expected to Talk Today

Posted: 08/24/2007 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Lisa Nowak will break her silence today. The former NASA astronaut charged with attacking a woman she considered her romantic rival has a court date in Orlando, Florida. She'll be asking a judge to release her from a GPS ankle monitoring bracelet.

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McFarland Announces Plans to Retire from Texas A&M-Commerce

Posted: 08/24/2007 - COMMERCE, Texas (AP) - Texas A&M University-Commerce President Keith McFarland says he'll retire next summer. Texas A&M University System Chancellor Mike McKinney says a search committee will be formed to find a successor for McFarland.

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Officials Thank Rescue Responders

Posted: 08/23/2007 - Two officials from the Rio Grande Valley made their way to College Station on Thursday to offer their sincere gratitude. District 39 State Representative Armando Martinez and Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas, III wanted to personally say thank you to rescue responders for their Hurricane Dean preparations.

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TEEX Training Has International Reputation

Updated: 08/24/2007 - When Hurricane Dean poised itself to strike Texas, the state called upon the Texas Engineering Extension Service or TEEX to assemble the largest deployment of rescue personnel and equipment within a matter of days. A task that resulted in an extremely valuable real-life training exercise for both Texas and British officials.

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Romei Probe Focuses on Misapplication of Campaign Contributions

Updated: 08/24/2007 - In court documents filed Wednesday, District Attorney Bill Turner asked to recuse himself from certain allegations against Romei. Documents state Turner asked to be recused since Romei is accused of making contributions to the DA's reelection campaign, as well as two other elected officials.

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Emergency Plans in Place at Kyle Field

Updated: 08/24/2007 - Football season is just around the corner, and Texas A&M is not only ready for another year of games on the gridiron. They are also prepared should an emergency strike.

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Drug Bust Nets Felony Charges for CS Man

Posted: 08/23/2007 - A College Station man faces first-degree felony drug charges after a bust Thursday at a home on Georgia Street. David Elizade II was arrested and charged with felony drug possession.

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