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Lay Stays on the Stand

Posted: 04/27/2006 - The cross-examination of Enron founder Kenneth Lay continues today after having already dropped his famous affable persona once under prosecution questioning. The fraud and conspiracy trial of Lay and former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling is in its 13th week.

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Doctor Punished

Posted: 04/27/2006 - A federal judge has ordered a Houston physician to drop the titles of doctor and MD and to correct anyone addressing her as such. The order is part of a sentence for 35-year-old Callie Hall Herpin for drug and fraud violations.

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Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault

Updated: 04/27/2006 - A martial arts instructor from College Station is behind bars charged with the sexual assault of one of his students. The 32-year-old is accused of having a relationship with a 16-year-old student.

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Finding Middle Ground at FM 1179

Updated: 04/27/2006 - The City of Bryan and TXDoT are getting back to the drawing board on improvements to FM 1179, and potential next steps are already being plotted.

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Bell Found Guilty

Updated: 04/27/2006 - A man accused of assaulting several Bryan police officers has had his day in court.

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Business Tax Expansion Causes Concern

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Texas business owners are paying close attention to Gov. Perry's business tax expansion to fund public schools. The House has already passed the measure; now it's in the hands of the Senate.

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Local Lawyers Taking Action

Posted: 04/26/2006 - 650 juvenile cases are tried each year in Brazos County. It's an increase that's forced the District Attorney's Office to go from having a part-time prosecutor to two full-time prosecutors trying juvenile cases.

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High Court Considers Legality of Execution Method

Posted: 04/26/2006 - The Supreme Court is considering whether a prisoner can challenge the way he is executed. Convicted murderer Clarence Hill is challenging Florida's execution method of lethal injection -- specifically, the drug being used.

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Uninsured Americans

Posted: 04/26/2006 - Some working-age Americans may be losing touch with health insurance. A new study shows 41 percent of people with moderate to middle incomes didn't have health insurance for at least part of last year.

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NASA Budget

Posted: 04/26/2006 - NASA's chief says a new spaceship could be ready to replace the nation's aging shuttle fleet by 2011. That would be three years ahead of schedule.

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U.S. Companies in Mexico Object to Boycott

Posted: 04/26/2006 - The call is moving quickly through Mexican cyberspace -- Boycott US companies and restaurant chains in Mexico to pressure Congress to legalize undocumented migrants in "El Norte." But American executives say the attack is misguided.

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Padrick Sentenced

Posted: 04/26/2006 - One of the conspirators in the Tommy Andrade murder plot pleaded guilty to robbery charges. Bradley Padrick was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

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Dangerous Driving Suspect

Posted: 04/26/2006 - A College Station man is behind bars, charged with driving drunk with an infant in the front seat. Thirty-four-year-old Pedro Ebran Tumax was stopped by College Station police for driving on the wrong side of the road.

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Venting in Grimes County Over Gas Leak

Updated: 04/26/2006 - A week ago Tuesday, the lives of residents in the Todd Mission area were changed by a natural gas well explosion. The leak has long been stopped, but local passion is still going.

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Bryan Scraps Major Road Project

Updated: 04/26/2006 - Thanks, but no thanks. That's the city of Bryan's response to road improvement plans for Highway 1179, otherwise known as Briarcrest and Villa Maria.

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Cell Phone Mapping Capabilities

Updated: 04/26/2006 - At Brazos County 911 they're facing the problem head-on. They now have a computer program that plots the longitude and latitude of a caller's location on a map.

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Real Gas Savings

Posted: 04/25/2006 - We've all heard of some common tips for saving gas like checking your tire pressure or using cruise control. While they're certainly worth doing, do they really improve gas mileage?

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Shelter Rally

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Local emergency management officials are trying to stay ahead of hurricane season. A shelter rally was held Tuesday at the Brazos Center.

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Charges Against Activist Dropped

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Charges have been dropped against a local pro-life activist accused of impersonating a city of Bryan official. The Brazos County Attorney's Office dismissed the case against Donald Parsons, 69.

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Juror's Racist Remark Prompts Mistrial

Posted: 04/25/2006 - A juror's racist remarks about the defendant in a Central Texas capital murder trial have prompted the judge to declare a mistrial. Michael Paul Boyd of Copperas Cove was indicted last year on charges he killed apartment manager Kenneth Ray Haney at an apartment complex in Killeen.

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Famed Prison Journalist Paroled

Posted: 04/25/2006 - A convicted killer who won awards as an inmate journalist and called attention to a 1980's Louisiana pardon-selling scandal -- is now out of prison. Officials say the next stop for Billy Wayne Sinclair is Houston.

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Shots Fired Between Suspected Immigrant Smugglers

Posted: 04/25/2006 - Houston authorities say rival immigrant smugglers are probably to blame for a gunbattle yesterday. The shootout occurred at a Houston drop house for undocumented immigrants.

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Highlights from the Texas Legislature

Posted: 04/25/2006 - The Texas House has approved a three-point-four (B) billion-dollar expansion of the state business tax. Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was hoping the House would pass all the bills under consideration so they could go to the Senate.

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