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Rare Fossil Exhibit Stops in Bryan

Posted: 07/14/2006 - A rare exhibit is making a stop in the Brazos Valley for the summer. Starting Saturday and until October, The Burgess Shale exhibit on loan from the Smithsonian will be on display at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.

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Tools Allegedly Stolen by Deputy Identified

Updated: 07/14/2006 - Tools believed to have been stolen by a Leon County deputy have been identified by their owner. Casey Moreland was arrested Tuesday night and charged with burglary.

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Magnolia Soldier Arrested for Child Porn

Posted: 07/14/2006 - The Attorney General's office has nabbed another alleged promoter of child pornography. Michael Ray Peterson-Lisembee of Magnolia was arrested Tuesday on two counts of promotion and 12 counts of possession of child pornography.

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UT Could Soon Open Nanotechnology Research Institute

Posted: 07/14/2006 - The University of Texas at Austin may soon open a nanotechnology institute. Backers say the South West Academy for Nanoelectronics could make the Lone Star State a major player in the emerging scientific field.

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Wildfire Burning Near Abilene

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Crews today worked to contain a wildfire near Abilene that's scorched at least 500 acres. Officials say the blaze -- which started yesterday afternoon -- is a threat to about 50 large wind turbines.

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Patient Tries to Light Up, Sets Fire to Hospital Room

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Authorities say a patient on oxygen at a Dallas hospital suffered serious burns in a fire that started when he apparently tried to light a cigarette. Officials say more than 110 patients at Methodist Dallas Medical Center briefly had to be moved away from the area -- as a precaution.

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Astronauts Awaken to Aggie War Hymn

Updated: 07/14/2006 - The wake-up tune for the shuttle Discovery astronauts today was the Aggie War Hymn -- a tune familiar to crewmember Mike Fossum. Fossum is the first Texas A&M graduate in space.

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Governors to Talk Hurricanes in New Orleans

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Hurricane recovery is on the agenda of this weekend's Southern Governors Association meeting in a place that took a big hit -- New Orleans. The event is hosted by the association chairwoman -- Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.

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C.S. Council Approves Land Purchase for Cemetery

Updated: 07/13/2006 - Plans for a new College Station city cemetery moved forward at a Thursday night city council meeting. The cemetery will include a section called the Aggie Field of Honor.

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Milam County's Courthouse Still Shines

Posted: 07/13/2006 - The Milam County Courthouse is quite the spectacular structure. And to get it looking immaculate, it took a lot of work and a lot of money. But ask the people practicing here, and they'll tell you it was worth it.

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Cameron's Ideal Business

Posted: 07/13/2006 - There were once around 300 hatcheries in the country. Today, there are around 10. And Cameron has been home to the biggest and the best for more than six decades.

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Robber Sentenced to 50+ Years

Updated: 07/13/2006 - A Bryan man accused of robbing two local convenience stores has been found guilty of aggravated robbery. A jury sentenced him late Thursday afternoon to 68-years in jail.

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More West Nile Virus Cases

Posted: 07/13/2006 - More West Nile has been found in the Twin Cities, including the year’s first case in a bird. Brazos County Health Officials have tested several traps over the past two weeks.

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Brazos Animal Shelter E.D. Resigns

Updated: 07/13/2006 - After weeks of speculation, the executive director of the Brazos Animal Shelter resigned Thursday. Shelter board member and County Judge Randy Sims says Kelley Durham announced her resignation Thursday morning.

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Church Break-in and Arson

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A juvenile is locked up after police say he broke into a Bryan church and tried to set it on fire. The-16-year-old male was arrested and charged with arson, burglary, and evading arrest.

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Hwy 6 Traffic Detour

Updated: 07/13/2006 - Get ready for a major traffic detour on Highway 6 this weekend. On Saturday, the Texas Department of Transportation will be shift traffic from Highway 6 to the frontage roads, between Greens Prairie and the Texas World Speedway.

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Study Shows More Birth Defects in Corpus Christi Area

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A study finds that babies born in the Corpus Christi area are more likely to have birth defects than those born in other parts of the state. It found that Corpus Christi babies were 17 percent more likely to have a severe birth defect. They're also nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with any birth defect.

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Yates Trial

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Prosecution rebuttal testimony continues today in the retrial of Andrea Yates in the drowning of her five children. A sheriff's deputy who overheard Andrea Yates' interview with a jail psychiatrist testified yesterday that he heard Yates say she knew what she did was wrong.

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British Bankers to Face Enron-related Charges

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Three bankers facing Enron-related wire fraud charges in Texas left Britain today -- bound for Houston. David Bermingham, Gary Mulgrew and Giles Darby - the so-called NatWest Three - boarded a commercial flight in London.

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Houston-area Murder Suspects Caught at the Border

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Two 18-year-olds from Sugar Land accused of murdering a classmate are in custody today after trying to cross into Canada. Fort Bend County Sheriff Milton Wright says Sean Brown and Matthew McCombs were caught yesterday in Port Huron, Michigan.

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Early Morning Accident Kills Local Teen

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A College Station teenager is dead after an early morning accident. Officials say 19-year-old Casey Wolf was driving his motorcycle on Harvey Mitchell Parkway Thursday morning when a car turned in front of him.

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Warrant Issued for Alleged Bryan Murderer

Posted: 07/12/2006 - An accused killer is on the loose, and Bryan police need your help tracking him down. A murder warrant has been issued for Efrain Gomez, 19, of Bryan.

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CS Council Could See to Packed CPAC

Posted: 07/12/2006 - College Station's city council is poised to appoint citizens to what should be an active board. During Thursday 7pm meeting, the council could fill eight open slots on the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (CPAC).

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Aggie Astronaut Makes Final Spacewalk

Posted: 07/12/2006 - Two spacewalkers, including Aggie Astronaut Michael Fossum, sheepishly lost a spatula in orbit on Wednesday. But NASA engineers didn't mind much, because the two accomplished their main task of testing a method to apply emergency patches to a shuttle heat shield.

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New Cars for Sheriff's Office

Posted: 07/12/2006 - The Brazos County's Sheriff's office has some new vehicles to add to the fleet. The department has five new 2006 Dodge Chargers outfitted with high-tech equipment ready to work patrol.

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