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Nichols Executed over 1980 Slaying

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Death row inmate Joseph Nichols has been executed over his role in a 1980 Houston holdup that left a store clerk dead. The triggerman -- Willie Ray Williams -- was also convicted of the slaying. Williams was executed in 1995.

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Plan Wants Gambling Funds to Pay for College Tuition

Posted: 03/08/2007 - Two state senators are offering a plan to legalize casino gambling and use some of the profits to help Texans pay for college tuition. Their proposal would legalize a limited number of "destination resort casinos" across Texas and video slot machines at race tracks.

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Texas Lawmakers Want to Rid HS Sports of Steroids

Updated: 03/07/2007 - High school athletes looking for an edge in their sport will have to rely on good, old-fashion hard work. Texas' lieutenant governor announced Wednesday that a new bill being considered is aimed at protecting high school athletes from the dangers of steroid use.

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Bill Would Allow Death Penalty for Repeat Sex Offenders

Updated: 03/07/2007 - A push is underway to make repeat child sex offenders eligible to receive the death sentence. A bill named after a Florida girl who was abducted and killed by a convicted sex offender was recently approved in the Texas House.

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Continued Hwy 6 Work to Leave Some Lanes Closed

Posted: 03/07/2007 - More construction work will limit lanes on Highway 6 in South Brazos County. TxDOT will be closing one lane of northbound and one lane of southbound traffic on SH-6 from Fitch Parkway to the Texas World Speedway overpass.

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Post-Hack, A&M Makes Password Changes Themselves

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Those who haven't changed their NetID passwords following the recent A&M hacking will have a harder time getting to their account. As of Wednesday afternoon, accounts that haven't had password changes have been automatically changed by the university.

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Bryan Girl's Wish Comes True

Updated: 03/07/2007 - A country music star is making a local girl's wish come true. Taylor Hobson, a Navarro Elementary student, suffers from spina bifida, and it's the music of Tim McGraw that gets her through the hard times. Wednesday, Taylor learned she will meet her idol.

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Investigators Dispatched to 22 TYC Facilities

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Law enforcement officers have been sent to 22 Texas Youth Commission facilities, including one in our own backyard. A team of investigators is looking at Giddings State School in light of reports of juveniles sexually abused by TYC staff.

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April Fundraiser Set for BPD Sergeant Manry

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Learning how to walk again will be a miracle for Donnie Manry. But now, the community has come together for the Bryan police officer and organized a fundraiser.

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Scrubbed: Nowak Fired from NASA

Updated: 03/07/2007 - NASA has fired an astronaut who has been charged with trying to kidnap a woman she allegedly believed was a romantic rival.

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CS Police Investigate Accident

Updated: 03/07/2007 - College Station Police reconstructed an early morning accident Wednesday that sent a Texas A&M graduate student to a Houston hospital. The accident happened at the intersection of Southwest Parkway and Dartmouth around 2:45 Wednesday morning.

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Forensic Expert says Big Bopper Died Instantly in '59 Crash

Updated: 03/07/2007 - An expert says entertainer J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson suffered massive fractures and likely died immediately in a 1959 plane crash. The update came Tuesday from a forensic anthropologist who examined the exhumed remains.

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House OKs Renaming Education Headquarters after LBJ

Posted: 03/07/2007 - The U.S. House has approved a bill renaming the Department of Education building in Washington after former President Lyndon B. Johnson. The measure would officially rename the headquarters -- the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building.

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Execution Set for Wednesday Night for 1980 Slaying

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Condemned inmate Joseph Nichols admits being in a Houston convenience store in 1980 with a friend and attempting to hold up the place. What baffles Nichols is why he's likely to die when his buddy pleaded guilty to fatally shooting the 70-year-old store clerk.

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Senate Hearing Looking at Credit Card Fees

Posted: 03/07/2007 - Critics say the complex billing and interest-rate practices of credit card companies are, in some cases, pushing Americans even deeper into debt. A Senate committee is taking up the issue on Capitol Hill today and some major credit card issuers are expected to testify.

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Robertson County Pair Arrested in Drug Bust

Posted: 03/07/2007 - Authorities from two counties made two arrests on drug charges. College Station Police and the Robertson County Sheriff's Office executed a search warrant on a residence on Harris Road in Robertson County.

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Edwards Seeks VA Check-Up in Walter Reed's Wake

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Discussions continue in Washington over failures at Walter Reed Medical Center. Meanwhile, District 17's House representative, Chet Edwards, made his own request about VA facilities. (Listen to the complete interview.)

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Technology Tangles 911 Calls

Updated: 03/06/2007 - If you call 911 on a cell phone you may not be able to hear the operator 100 percent. And worse, they may not be able to hear you.

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Caldwell's Top Cop Set to Retire

Updated: 03/06/2007 - A local lawman is ready to ride off into the sunset. Caldwell Police Chief Virgil Hurt has decided to retire at the end of the month.

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Bryan School Bus Collides with Van

Updated: 03/06/2007 - There were scary moments for a Bryan school bus involved in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon. The bus was traveling south on FM 2818 near Leonard Road just before 4 p.m. when it collided with a van.

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Smoke Clearing In Caldwell?

Updated: 03/07/2007 - Smoking may soon be banned in most public places in Caldwell, including restaurants and convenience stores. It is all because of a proposed smoking ordinance that, if passed, may or may not have an economic impact on the community.

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Bees: Vanishing Without a Trace

Updated: 03/06/2007 - It's all the buzz...colonies of bees vanishing without a trace. The strange disappearance has baffled many. Only certain colonies are being affected, even ones within the same county.

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Brenham Landfill Land to Sell

Updated: 03/06/2007 - A sizeable piece of land purchased for a Brenham area landfill may soon find some new owners. Officials in Brenham are expected Thursday to ask the city council to consider using a realtor to help sell the large tract of land.

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