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Fort Hood Plans Judicial Actions Over Soldier's Death

Posted: 08/21/2007 - FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army plans judicial action against some military personnel following a Fort Hood soldier's death when he disappeared during a training exercise. A post official announced the decision in the case of 24-year-old Sergeant Lawrence Sprader, who died in June of dehydration and hyperthermia.

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Allstate Announces Rate Hike for Texas Homeowners

Posted: 08/21/2007 - AUSTIN (AP) - Allstate Texas Lloyds has announced plans to raise Texas homeowners insurance rates by an average of 5.9 percent. The rate hike takes effect immediately for policy renewals, but the Texas Department of Insurance can block the move if it finds the increase isn't justified.

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Wal-Mart Pulls Two Kinds of Dog Treats from Its Shelves

Posted: 08/21/2007 - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - It could be another blow to Chinese imports. Wal-Mart quietly stopped selling two brands of dog treats after customers complained the treats sickened their dogs. But it hasn't announced a recall. A company spokeswoman says the treats are being tested.

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Endeavour Set for Return to Earth

Posted: 08/21/2007 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - All is set for the space shuttle's return to Earth today in Florida. Endeavour is aiming for an early afternoon touchdown, at 12:32 p.m. Eastern time, as long as the crosswind at the landing strip isn't too strong.

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Texas Tops the Nation in Drunken Driving Deaths

Posted: 08/21/2007 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Federal transportation officials say Texas led the nation with more than 1,350 drunken driving fatalities in 2006. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Monday released data showing drunken driving deaths increased in 22 states and fell in 26 states in 2006.

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BISD Teachers Get Grant Money

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Some Bryan ISD teachers were rewarded Monday night for their hot teaching techniques. During a reception at The Veranda in Bryan, 30 teachers received $25,000 in grant money from the 2007 Citi Success Fund Teacher program.

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Hugging Victims of Crime

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Some local youngsters are making sure their peers who have been affected by crime have the bear necessities. The Lower School Student Council from Allen Academy presented the Bryan Police Department with 50 stuffed animals on Monday.

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Walker County Judge Squashes Rumors

Updated: 08/21/2007 - Walker County officials are squashing rumors that they are doing away with several key law enforcement positions. Rumors began swirling after the recent dismissal of one deputy constable, leading to several emails claiming the county was doing away with various positions.

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Back to School, Back to the Doctor's Office

Updated: 08/21/2007 - You've got the pens and the pencils, but is your child really ready to head back to class according to the state's standards? "It's very important for parents to be aware that there are immunization requirements for their children prior to school," Dr. Charles Williams with the Brazos County Health Department said.

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CSPD Seeks Reaccreditation

Updated: 08/21/2007 - It's the same old song, but still a very important dance for College Station's police department as they seek accreditation.

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Missing CS Woman Found

Updated: 08/20/2007 - College Station police have found a woman reportedly missing since Saturday. Robin Bostick, 42, was found just after 8 p.m. Monday night.

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Trial Begins Tuesday in Hearne Rodeo Stabbing

Updated: 08/21/2007 - The murder trial of a College Station woman is set to get underway Tuesday in Robertson County. Cheryl Arnold is charged with murder in the stabbing death of Angel Williams.

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Bears Eat Man at Beer Festival

Posted: 08/20/2007 - BELGRADE, Serbia (Reuters) -- A 23-year old Serb was found dead and half-eaten in the bear cage of Belgrade Zoo at the weekend during the annual beer festival. The man was found naked, with his clothes lying intact inside the cage.

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Matron of Honor Killed at Wedding Rehearsal

Posted: 08/20/2007 - NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A woman who was to serve as the matron of honor at her best friend's wedding was struck by lightning and killed during the rehearsal dinner on the eve of the ceremony. Cindy Osler, 45, had gone outside with the best man Friday night to check their car windows when she was hit by a bolt of lightning.

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"Queen of Mean" Helmsley Dies

Posted: 08/20/2007 - NEW YORK (AP) - Leona Helmsley, the hotelier who went to prison as a tax cheat and was reviled as the "queen of mean," died Monday at age 87. Helmsley died of heart failure at her summer home in Greenwich, Conn., said her publicist, Howard Rubenstein.

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CSPD Wants Feedback from the Community

Posted: 08/20/2007 - The CSPD is hosting a public information session at 6:30pm at the College Station Conference Center, to get feedback from the community. However, if you are unable to make the meeting, telephone comments will be taken from 1pm to 5pm Monday afternoon.

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Hope All But Extinguished at Utah Mine

Posted: 08/20/2007 - HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - Officials said six trapped coal miners may never be found, outraging family members of the men who say their loved ones are being left for dead. Searchers were grim Sunday after receiving air readings from a fourth hole drilled more than 1,500 feet into the mountainside. The readings detected insufficient oxygen to support life.

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Graham Recovering at Hospital

Posted: 08/20/2007 - ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Evangelist Billy Graham was recovering at a hospital Monday, two days after being admitted with an intestinal bleed, officials said. Graham, 88, was in fair condition Monday morning, said Merrell Gregory, a spokeswoman for Mission Health & Hospitals in Asheville.

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Trial to Begin for Ex-TSU President

Posted: 08/20/2007 - HOUSTON (AP) - Jury selection begins today in the trial of Priscilla Slade, the former president of financially troubled Texas Southern University. Slade was indicted last year on two counts of misapplication of fiduciary property with a value over $200,000.

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Dallas Man Accused of Killing His 84-Year-Old Mother

Posted: 08/20/2007 - DALLAS (AP) - Dallas police have arrested a man for the death of his 84-year-old mother after finding her decomposing body in a home the two shared. Police say Nora Cook had been dead for days.

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Soldier Nominated for Bronze Star Days Before Alleged Killing

Posted: 08/20/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A soldier charged with premeditated murder in the death of an Iraqi told family members in a recent e-mail that a glowing evaluation he received five days before the alleged killing "says it all" about his character.

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