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More Signage Likely in Hwy 6 Construction Zone

Updated: 09/24/2006 - It was September 15's fatal accident that prompted a meeting Friday morning. The Texas Deparment of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety, along with State Senator Steve Ogden and others met to discuss steps they could take in the wake of the wreck.

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Most Wanted Jailed, Bail $1 Million

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Larry Brown, one of Bryan Police Departments most wanted men, is behind bars tonight. A judge set his bail at one million dollars.

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A&M Regents Select New TTI Director

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Dr. Dennis L. Christiansen, deputy director of the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) since 1993, was named the sole finalist for the position of director of TTI Friday in a unanimous vote by the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System.

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FBI Investigating Cold Case in Grimes County

Updated: 09/24/2006 - FBI and Grimes County officials aren't saying much about an on-going investigation. Thursday, authorities acted on a tip, but found nothing in the Roans Prairie area after an extensive search.

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Observance of Rosh Hashanah

Updated: 09/24/2006 - At sunset Friday, Jews across the nation will gather to celebrate one of their most important religious holidays, Rosh Hashanah. For those of the Jewish faith, Rosh Hashanah marks the beginning of the year 5767. According to Rabbi Peter Tarlow, the emphasis of the holiday is not on the change of year, but on the change of the person.

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Former Brazos County Employee Headed to Jail

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Queen Walker, a former Brazos County employee, will spend 120 days behind bars. Friday she paid $100,000 as part of her punishment. Walker was found guilty in May for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the district attorney's office.

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Bryan High Graduate Remembered

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Friends and family have said goodbye to 18-year-old Bryson Thompson. His funeral service was held Friday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Bryan. Thompson was a 2006 Bryan High graduate. He was currently attending Prairie View A&M University majoring in English.

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Children's Allergies on the Rise

Updated: 09/24/2006 - Children's allergies are increasing worldwide, and doctors are scrambling to find causes and treatments for the growing problem. Experts say the very young are most affected. "Allergies are usually runny noses and the kid can be fussy and congested," Andrew de Jong, a Brazos Valley Pediatric EMT said. "Just depending on the age, the symptoms can vary."

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Older Americans Gain Jobs Fastest

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Newly revealed statistics suggest the most compelling quality a job seeker can possess in today's employment market apparently is to be over the age of 55. An analysis of federal employment data by the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas shows the number of people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and even 80s who are working is at a record high.

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Hutchison Removes Antitrust Wording from Bill

Posted: 09/22/2006 - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she has removed language from her Wright Amendment bill that opponents saw as unwarranted antitrust protections. Hutchison said the change gives her a majority in moving forward with the legislation, which would lift restrictions on long-haul flights from Dallas Love Field after eight years.

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Terror Arrest in Houston

Posted: 09/22/2006 - A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he tried to build and sell a bomb to an al-Qaida affiliate in Houston. Prosecutors have contended the man was angry with the government over losing custody of his children in 2002 when they were ten and three.

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Astronaut Looking For More Stars

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Apollo 15 Astronaut Colonel Al Worden was on the Texas A&M campus on a mission. His mission was to award the Astronaut's Scholarship to Justin Wilson and to encourage students to go beyond the standard.

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Rodeo Stabbing Victim Identified

Updated: 10/28/2006 - The Robertson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a woman stabbed to death on Saturday night. Angel Williams of Brazos County was killed when she was stabbed several times.

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Magnolia Man Arrested After Explosives Found

Posted: 09/21/2006 - A Magnolia resident faces six indictments after allegedly possessing dozens of explosive devices. Eugene Williams surrendered to federal authorities Thursday morning.

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Health Science Center Talks Withdrawn For Now

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A decision on a new home for the A&M Health Science Center won't be made during this set of Regents meetings. The agenda item was withdrawn Thursday after a clerical error.

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One Arrested in Trinity Shooting, Armed Robbery

Updated: 09/21/2006 - There's been a major break in the case of a shooting and carjacking that happened in Trinity. Police said Thursday that four suspects were involved in a September 12 armed robbery.

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Second Teen Wreck Victim Laid to Rest

Updated: 09/21/2006 - A Bryan High graduate killed September 15 on Highway 6 was laid to rest Thursday. Hundreds celebrated the life of Sarah Nichols, 17, during a morning service at Shiloh Baptist Church.

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Spinach Scarce In B/CS

Updated: 09/21/2006 - The nation-wide spinach scare has spinach scarce in the Bryan/College Station area. Even though Texas has had no reported cases of E-coli, many local restaurants have pulled spinach off of their buffets.

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Ousted Prime Minister a Sam Houston Graduate

Updated: 09/21/2006 - Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, was ousted in a bloodless Army coup on Tuesday while attending the UN General Assembly in New York. The prime minister had been under pressure to resign since January after opponents accused him of bending government policy to benefit his family business.

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Make Room for Pets

Posted: 09/21/2006 - Congress has called for emergency preparedness plans that include helping individuals and families with pets. It was during Hurricane Katrina that people saw the images of anguished pet owners asked to abandon their animals to gain shelter or be rescued.

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The Search Continues for Missing Inmates

Posted: 09/21/2006 - A four-square-mile perimeter near the East Hidalgo Detention Center in La Villa has been lifted as the search goes on for six escapees. Authorities determined that the inmates gained access to several exit doors after overpowering a guard with a homemade knife and locking him in a room.

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New Proposal Could Keep Political Cash a Secret

Posted: 09/21/2006 - The Texas Ethics Commission is considering a proposal that would permit state officials to accept cash without declaring the amount received. Commission lawyers wrote that politicians could comply with Texas disclosure laws by reporting any gift of money as "currency," "check" or "money order" without listing the amount.

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Lawmakers Moving to Strengthen Border Security

Posted: 09/21/2006 - The pre-election effort by congressional Republicans to show they're serious about cracking down on illegal immigrants is continuing on both sides of the Capitol. The Senate continues to debate a proposal to erect 700 miles of double-layer fencing along the nation's border with Mexico. The House, which has already passed the fencing bill, Thursday focuses on cracking down on smugglers who would bring illegal immigrants into the US.

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Space Shuttle Atlantis Lands Safely

Updated: 09/21/2006 - Space shuttle Atlantis and its six astronauts glided to a safe landing in darkness early Thursday, ending a mission to the international space station whose smooth success was briefly upstaged by the high drama caused by mysterious floating debris.

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Area Volunteers Free of WTC Illnesses

Updated: 09/20/2006 - Research has shown a number of first responders at Ground Zero have developed long term respitory problems. Several area members of the Texas Task Force 1 were at Ground Zero for days, but so far none of the local volunteers have developed signs of the World Trade Center illness.

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