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Johnson Facing Execution Tonight

Posted: 07/24/2007 - HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - Harris County prosecutors have denied any improprieties with evidence as convicted killer Lonnie Earl Johnson faces execution Tuesday night. Johnson was condemned over the 1990 shooting deaths of two teens.

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Poll Shows Residents Would Not Evacuate for a Hurricane

Posted: 07/24/2007 - MIAMI (AP) - A survey finds about one in three people living in Southern coastal areas say they'd ignore hurricane evacuation orders if a storm threatened their area. That's up from about one in four last year.

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CS Woman Jailed on Assault Charge

Updated: 07/24/2007 - An alleged late night assault landed a College Station woman in jail. College Station police officers responded to 1105 Holleman on Monday about 10 p.m. Police say when they arrived, a man said he was threatened by College Station resident Samantha Miller, who had a handgun.

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More Than 120 Gang Members Arrested in North Texas

Updated: 07/24/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - More than 120 street gang members have been arrested in raids in North Texas cities. Immigration officials say several of those arrested during the weeklong operation are U.S. citizens with pending warrants. Others in the country illegally have already been returned to their home countries or are being processed for deportation.

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Boy Drowns at College Station Hotel

Updated: 07/24/2007 - Police say a 12-year-old boy who was found not breathing in a College Station hotel pool has died. Authorities received the call just before 10:30 Monday night after someone in the Plaza Hotel spotted the boy's body in the pool.

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Attempted Capital Murder Trial on Hold in Madisonville

Updated: 07/23/2007 - An attempted capital murder trial in Madisonville has been postponed. The trial of Floyd Tubbs was supposed to start Tuesday. But Tubbs' attorney was granted a continuance which pushes back the start date to August 2.

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Grimes County Marine Killed in Iraq

Updated: 07/23/2007 - Friends and family across the Brazos Valley are mourning the loss of a Grimes County marine killed in Iraq. Bobby Twitty, 20, of Bedias died Sunday when a tire he was changing exploded.

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Some Small Businesses Against Minimum Wage Hike

Updated: 07/23/2007 - For 1.7 million Americans, Tuesday could not come soon enough. According to the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics that's how many people make minimum wage, and Tuesday their salary increases from $5.15 to $5.85 an hour.

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Virtual Reality Helps Doctors in Local Health Care

Updated: 07/23/2007 - All of this is now possible through a new high-tech workstation that allows doctors and technicians to use information from CT scans in a whole new way: by creating a virtual flight, where medical professionals can travel into the depths of an organ.

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Parents Guilty for Teen Drinking Party

Posted: 07/23/2007 - WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago couple was found guilty of allowing underage drinking in their home on the night of a car crash that killed two teens authorities said had been at their house. The jury also found Jeffrey and Sara Hutsell, both 53, guilty of endangering the life of a child and attempting to obstruct justice for lying to police officers the night of the crash.

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Lightning Kills Diver Off Florida Coast

Posted: 07/23/2007 - DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Lightning struck a diver's air tank as he surfaced off Florida's Atlantic coast, killing him, authorities said. The 36-year-old man was diving with three others Sunday off a boat near Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami.

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Tossing Out Space Junk

Posted: 07/23/2007 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A spacewalking astronaut at the international space station tossed a large chunk of junk overboard Monday, hurling the old equipment into orbit. Clayton Anderson, a sportsman who enjoys officiating basketball games back on Earth, heaved a 200-pound camera mounting away from the station. His next shot was going to be even bigger: a 1,400-pound, refrigerator-size ammonia tank.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Asbestos Screening in Dallas

Posted: 07/23/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - More than 500 current and former residents of a West Dallas neighborhood that was home to a vermiculite plant showed up for asbestos screening over the weekend. Parkland Memorial Hospital used a $250,000 state grant to X-ray up to 300 people. But a higher turnout meant officials had to make a list of residents who were turned away.

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Terrorism Fears Helped Shape Jury in Trial of Muslim Charity

Posted: 07/23/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Five Muslim charity officials accused of giving financial aid to Hamas terrorists go on trial in Dallas this week. Prosecutors and jury-selection experts say the responses of some potential jurors underscore the difficulty of ensuring a fair trial for the defendants.

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Couple Recovering from Bee Attack

Posted: 07/23/2007 - COPPERAS COVE, Texas (AP) - A Copperas Cove couple are recovering from an attack by bees that swarmed over them earlier this month. The Folgers were returning from checking the construction progress of their new home when they were swarmed July eighth. Doctors stopped counting Karen Folger's stings at 500. Charlie Folger had more than 100 stings on each arm.

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State Education Board Delays New Language Arts Curriculum

Posted: 07/23/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - The State Board of Education has postponed until next year the adoption of new reading and writing curriculum standards for Texas public school students. Education groups urged the board to allow more time for teachers to provide input on how to best teach English language arts.

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Woman Charged with Child Endangerment After Driving into Water

Posted: 07/23/2007 - SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) - A woman who drove around barricades and became stuck in floodwaters with two children faces child endangerment charges. She was arrested Saturday after rescue workers were able to get her, a 9-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy to safety.

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Street Racing Blamed in Death of Pregnant Woman

Posted: 07/23/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say a pregnant woman was killed and her husband and infant daughter were injured early when their pickup truck was struck by a vehicle involved in a street race. Doctor's saved the woman's baby, and her husband and 11-month-old daughter were expected to survive. The pregnant woman's name wasn't released.

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Man Who Attacked Police Car is Killed, Officer Wounded

Posted: 07/23/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - A man was killed and a Houston police officer was wounded in a shooting that occurred when the man threatened officers with a pipe. Thirty-nine-year-old Steven Guillory, who carried a pipe with a chunk of concrete at its base, started pummeling the windshield and windows of the patrol car with the pipe and made threatening statements to officers.

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