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New Figures Show U.S. Childbirth Death Rates Up

Updated: 08/29/2007 - Although the Texas Department of Health Services only reports one death in Brazos County from 1999 to 2004 due to childbirth, some new government figures show U.S. childbirth deaths are on the rise.

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FAA Accelerates Inspections of Problematic Slats

Posted: 08/29/2007 - Federal regulators have ordered airlines to speed up inspections of the wing slats on newer Boeing 737 jetliners after more problems that could lead to a fire were found in initial inspections this week.

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More Potential Jurors to be Called in Trial over 1983 KFC Slayings

Posted: 08/29/2007 - NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) - About 550 more potential jurors will be called in a trial over the 1983 killing of five people abducted from a Kilgore restaurant. Judge Clay Gossett says the original jury pool in New Boston was too small.

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Texas SAT Scores Up in Math and Reading, but Below National Average

Posted: 08/29/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Texas students scored slightly higher on the reading and math sections of the SAT this year, but their scores were lower than the national average. More students than ever before took the test, both nationally and in Texas. More than 132,000 Texas students took the test, with 47 percent of them identifying themselves as minorities.

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Second Execution in Two Days Set for Wednesday

Posted: 08/29/2007 - LIVINGSTON, Texas (AP) - John Joe Amador is set for lethal injection today for the slaying of a San Antonio taxi driver during a robbery in 1994. He's the second of three condemned Texas prisoners scheduled to die this week.

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Texas Tops the Nation in Percentage Without Health Coverage

Posted: 08/29/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Texas leads all states in the percentage of residents without health insurance. That's according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Tuesday. Texas had an uninsured rate of 24 percent for the years 2004 to 2006.

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CS Budget Will Include Arts Council Funding

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Despite the investigation into their former leader, the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley will still be getting funding from the City of College Station.

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Interim VP of Research Named at A&M

Updated: 08/29/2007 - Texas A&M has named an interim vice president for research, this as the university remains under investigation for lab research wrongdoings.

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Local Sheriff's Office Attracting International Attention

Updated: 08/29/2007 - The Grimes County Sheriff's Office may look like your average department with jail cells, inmates, and even tight security. However, this department has something...rather, someone truly unique: Deputy Dave Cook.

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More Construction Headed to Texas Avenue

Updated: 08/28/2007 - Beginning at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday TxDOT crews will reconstruct the southbound side of the Texas Avenue/Deacon intersection.

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Officer in Bush Motorcade Dies in Crash

Posted: 08/28/2007 - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer accompanying President Bush's motorcade was involved in a fatal motorcycle crash less than a year after an accident in Hawaii killed another officer accompanying the president. Rio Rancho Officer Germaine Casey, 40, crashed at the Albuquerque airport at a point where a road enters an underground parking garage, said Trish Hoffman, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department. He was pronounced dead later Monday at an Albuquerque hospital.

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Police Shoot and Kill Man Suspected of Slitting Child's Throat

Posted: 08/28/2007 - AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police say they shot and killed a man suspected of slitting a 3-year-old girl's throat in front of her mother moments before. The child is listed in critical condition at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin.

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20 Percent of TYC Inmates Rearrested after Release

Posted: 08/28/2007 - CORSICANA, Texas — Nearly 20 percent of juvenile offenders released from the Texas Youth Commission since March have been rearrested, including a parolee accused of sexually assaulting his 79-year-old neighbor in this East Texas town. More than 2,210 inmates have been released since March 1 as part of the state's reorganization of the commission. Of those, 408 have been rearrested for new offenses, including 43 for violent crimes, according to documents obtained by the San Antonio Express-News and Houston Chronicle.

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Inmate to Die Tonight for Death of a Woman in Kilgore

Posted: 08/28/2007 - LIVINGSTON, Texas — DaRoyce Mosley doesn't deny walking into a Kilgore bar intending to hold up the place with a partner but says he fled when his uncle fired a shot that crippled the woman bartender and wasn't responsible for the four other people who were gunned down execution-style. "After the first shot, I ran," he said recently from Texas' death row. "I turned around and ran out."

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Deal Reached in Immigrant Kids Lawsuit

Posted: 08/28/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Attorneys who sued the federal government claiming illegal immigrant children were wrongfully held with their families in prison-like conditions have reached a proposed settlement that would make several changes at a former Texas prison. The deal was announced Monday as a trial in the lawsuit was set to open in Austin.

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