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Fire Damages CS Townhome

Posted: 10/19/2006 - Three Texas A&M students were displaced Thursday due to an early morning fire in College Station. The fire started just before 10 a.m. at the Waterwood Townhomes on Krenek Tap Road.

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NFL Stadium Safety

Posted: 10/19/2006 - The National Football League says its stadiums around the country "are very well protected" so a threat of a dirty bomb attack this Sunday is no cause for alarm. The Homeland Security Department says it's very skeptical of a warning posted on the Internet but the seven teams named have been notified "out of an abundance of caution." Houston is among them.

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Execution Set for Thursday

Posted: 10/19/2006 - Condemned prisoner Michael Dewayne Johnson is scheduled for execution Thursday night in Huntsville. He maintains he did not kill a McLennan County man over a decade ago.

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Texas Children's Hospital Expansion

Posted: 10/19/2006 - Officials at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston plan Thursday to announce a one-point-five billion dollar expansion. The project calls for adding a neurological research institute, maternity center and a satellite hospital in west Houston.

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Low-Cost Drugs at Wal-Mart

Posted: 10/19/2006 - Texas is among 14 states where Wal-Mart today will announce that it is expanding a program that offers four dollar prescriptions for some generic drugs. Wal-Mart started the low-cost program two weeks ago in Florida.

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Inmate Commits Suicide on Day of His Scheduled Execution

Updated: 10/19/2006 - Death row inmate Michael Johnson, who was scheduled to be executed Thursday evening, committed suicide early Thursday morning. At approximately 2:45 a.m., Johnson was found unresponsive in his cell at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston.

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Cooler, Drier Weather Arrives

Updated: 10/19/2006 - Cool and dry air is currently filtering into the Brazos Valley, providing below-average temperatures for most of the area.

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Roads Closed, Anderson-Shiro Schools Delayed

Updated: 10/19/2006 - Another round of heavy rains forced Anderson-Shiro schools officials to delay the start of school Thursday morning. Schools started one hour late and buses ran 30 minutes late. Rains have closed other roads in the Brazos Valley.

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Shopping For Education

Updated: 10/19/2006 - A simple trip to the grocery store could help fund your child's school through the Box Tops for Education Program. And if your kids school is on board, the deadline for them to cash in is coming up.

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911 Callback System Utilized To Help Fire Officials

Updated: 10/19/2009 - The odor that led to the evacuation of a College Station subdivision was paint or paint thinner, according to College Station Fire officials. Residents of the Chimney Hill area reported the odor around 7:30 Tuesday night.

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Bryan Convenience Store Robberies Continue

Updated: 10/19/2006 - Once again, Bryan Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery at a convenience store. That makes three robberies in the last six days, but are the acts connected? Authorities are investigating that possibility.

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President Bush, First Lady Endorse Taylor

Posted: 10/18/2006 - A pair of hefty endorsements came in Wednesday for District 17's Republican challenger. Van Taylor's campaign released text of endorsements from President Bush and his wife, Laura, who both are registered to vote in the district.

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Voices for Children Receives Grant

Updated: 10/18/2006 - A Bryan-based child advocacy group received a financial boost from the state on Wednesday. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott awarded a grant of $28,968 to Voices for Children, Inc. to help parents without custody, stay involved in and positively shape their children's lives.

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College Station Teen Rescued from Flooding Waters

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Emergency crews were busy Monday, after a torrential downpour flooded streets and prompted several water rescues. One of the rescues involved Jacob Melton, 14, of College Station who got caught in a current while wading through a flooded drainage ditch.

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RadioShack Offering Free Online Training

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Executives at RadioShack think they've found a way to help consumers wondering how to edit digital photos or understand high-def TV's. Online classes. Fort Worth-based RadioShack plans a series of free virtual training courses.

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Oswald Records Going to Kennedy Museum

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Dallas County officials say records documenting the exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald's body will be turned over to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. The autopsy was carried out in 1981 to confirm that the body buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth was Oswald's.

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Judge Vacates Ken Lay's Conviction

Posted: 10/18/2006 - Enron founder Kenneth Lay's criminal record is now clean. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Lay's death this summer vacated his conviction. Lay had been convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges connected to the downfall of the once mighty energy giant.

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All-Clear Given to Evacuated CS Residents

Updated: 10/18/2006 - College Station officials have given the all-clear for residents to return to the Chimney Hill neighborhood after they were evacuated. Residents smelled an odor around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night, one first responders deemed dangerous.

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Possible Fraud in Grimes Sheriff's Office

Updated: 10/18/2006 - No arrests have been made, but three employees of the Grimes County Sheriff's Office have resigned for their alleged role in a Medicaid benefit scam. According to Sheriff Don Sowell, a routine audit spurred the Office of the Inspector General to start looking into his employees' paperwork.

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Prepared For The Flood

Updated: 10/18/2006 - Rain recovery efforts are underway across the Brazos Valley. Though the area isn't known for flooding, when rain falls like it did Monday, the landscape can quickly change. For those without flood insurance, the road to recovery could be a long one.

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Cattle Die In Robertson County Accident

Updated: 10/17/2006 - A semi-tractor trailer accident shut down a Robertson County road for more than 4 hours.The accident happened near the intersection of FM 979 and FM 46 just north of Franklin.

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Funeral Set for Man Who Collapsed at CS Council Meeting

Updated: 10/18/2006 - Funeral arrangements have been scheduled for the man who died after collapsing at a College Station council meeting. Services for Dean Carlton, 56, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Bryan.

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Owner Speaks Out About Horse's Death

Updated: 10/17/2006 - The owner of the horse that was killed recently is speaking out about the brutal attack. Darla McCrady found her prized horse dead Friday morning from a cut to the throat. Bryan police are investigating, but they have yet to make an arrest.

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Franklin Plant To Remain Open

Posted: 10/17/2006 - Energy Transfer Company's Franklin plant will remain open for now. A Robertson County judge made the decision during a hearing Tuesday morning. The plant has been under scrutiny since 10 neighboring residents sued the plant blaming its hydrogen sulfide emissions on rising health problems.

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Veterinarian Pleads No Contest to Killing Husband

Posted: 10/17/2006 - A veterinarian charged with killing her airman husband with drugs used to euthanize animals pleaded no contest in San Angelo. A judge then found Wendi Mae Davidson guilty and sentenced her to 25 years in prison on the murder charge.

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