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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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Man Charged with Attempted Murder After Lighting Women on Fire

Posted: 07/23/2007 - WACO, Texas (AP) - A 23-year-old Waco man accused of setting his mother, aunt and another woman on fire has been jailed on attempted murder and arson charges. Ishmael Lopez was arraigned on two counts of attempted murder Saturday. Lopez also faces arson of a habitation and aggravated assault charges in the attack.

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Brazos Valley African-American Museum Makes History

Updated: 07/22/2007 - The Brazos Valley celebrated a special anniversary in African American history. On Sunday, the Brazos Valley African-American Museum commemorated its first anniversary.

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Month-Long Fire Training Program Close to Ending

Updated: 07/22/2007 - Muncipal and volunteer firefighters from across Texas and the country will be calling College Station home for the next week. Reed Arena welcomed them for the final week of a month long fire training program.

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Bryan City Council to Fill Business Council Vacancies

Updated: 07/23/2007 - The embattled Bryan Business Council could soon get back to work. During Tuesday's meeting, the city council is expected to select individuals to fill the four vacated positions on the seven-member council.

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Federal Minimum Wage Goes Up This Week

Updated: 07/22/2007 - The federal minimum wage goes up this week to $5.85 an hour. That's 70 cents higher than the old minimum and is the first increase in ten years.

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Hispanic Forum Winners

Updated: 07/22/2007 - The Hispanic Forum of Bryan and College Station honors outstanding community members during its scholarships and awards gala.

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Televangelist Tammy Faye Messner Dead at 65

Posted: 07/21/2007 - RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Former televangelist Tammy Faye Messner has died after battling cancer. She was 65. As Tammy Faye Bakker, she helped her husband, Jim, build a multi-million-dollar evangelism empire and then saw it collapse in disgrace.

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Program Reminds Parents, Put Kids in Car Seats

Updated: 07/25/2007 - When it is time go run errands, Alice Kirk's three-year-old son Michael knows he has to be buckled in his car seat before the vehicle is started. "We have the primary responsible for instilling helpful behaviors in our children," Kirk said.

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Dryer May Have Caused College Station House Fire

Updated: 07/22/2007 - Two College Station boys are safe and sound after escaping a house fire Saturday afternoon. Just before 1o'clock, the College Station Fire Department was called out to a residence in the 1000 block of Carolina Street.

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South Texas Flooding

Posted: 07/21/2007 - More than 300 South Texas residents are evacuated. Hundreds of roads are closed and emergency officials have been busy making water rescues.

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Brenham PD to Get Back on Bikes

Updated: 07/21/2007 - If you're driving through Brenham and see a Harley behind you, you might want to slow down.

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