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Former Cadet Sentenced to 18 Years

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A former Texas A&M Corps of Cadet convicted of sexual assault was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. The same jury found Elton Yarbrough guilty Thursday of raping a fellow Texas A&M student in 2004.

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Local Media Receive Task Force Training

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Members of the local media were given an all-day crash course of training with Texas Task Force 1 Thursday. In the future, the rescue team hopes to embed the media as they deploy on these live-saving missions.

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BISD Breaks Ground on Davila MS

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Bryan ISD made a ceremonial start Friday to the construction of its fourth middle school. School officials broke ground on Davila Middle School at the intersection of Texas Avenue and Earl Rudder Freeway.

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Second CS Assistant City Manager Named

Posted: 09/29/2006 - College Station has filled its second assistant city manager opening. Kathy Merrill will fill the spot. Merrill is currently the assistant city manager in Abilene, a job she's held since 2002. She has spent the last 12 years on Abilene's staff.

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Anna Nicole Satisfied with Report on Son's Death

Posted: 09/29/2006 - A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith says that the reality TV star hopes that others will learn from her son's death. The Bahamian attorney for Smith -- Wayne Munroe -- says that Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows he didn't commit suicide.

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Mexico Warns Against Border Fence

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Mexican officials say a US proposal to build miles of border fence will damage relations between the two countries. The Foreign Relations Department says it is "deeply worried" about the proposal, adding it will "increase tension in border communities."

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Dallas ISD Makes a Deal for Bilingual Teachers

Posted: 09/29/2006 - The superintendent of Dallas schools says an agreement between the district and Mexico will enable Dallas to hire 40 bilingual teachers from Mexico. The arrangement calls for the teachers to come next year on three-year work visas.

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Bastrop Teen Reportedly Commits Suicide by Train

Posted: 09/29/2006 - Police say two runaway teenagers that were killed by a train as they lay on the tracks in East Texas committed suicide. Seventeen-year-old Chris Hill of Dallas and 15-year-old Harry Tyrone Rutledge of Bastrop were killed last week by a train traveling about 30 miles per hour through Hawkins.

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Tax Rate Approved in CS

Posted: 09/28/2006 - Just like their neighbors to the north, College Station has decided to stick with their current tax rate. In a 4-3 vote Thursday, the city council decided to keep the rate at 43.94 cents for this coming year.

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Bryan House Fire

Updated: 09/29/2006 - Firefighters are in investing a house fire that heavily damaged a Bryan home. Thursday morning five fire units from Bryan and one from College Station were dispatched to the fire on the 2900 block of Hillside.

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Safety Priorities At A&M Consolidated

Posted: 09/28/2006 - School shootings like the one in Colorado are a harsh reminder of what can happen any day, at any school, in any city in America. A&M Consolidated High School principal Ron Fox hopes no acts of violence happen here and says, "As the principal I think first and foremost the responsibility of the school is to create a safe environment."

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MySpace Voter-Registration Drive

Posted: 09/28/2006 - MySpace.com is launching a voter-registration drive to encourage today's youth to get out and vote.The nonpartisan group 'Declare Yourself' has teamed up with MySpace to connect its users with easy access to voter registration applications.

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Full Steam Ahead For Train Auction

Posted: 09/28/2006 - The George Bush Presidential Library is getting ready for its Locomotives Parade grande finale. The Library has become a temporary home to these tiny trains in anticipation of Friday night's big event.

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Former Cadet Guilty of Sexual Assault

Updated: 09/28/2006 - It took jurors just two hours to find a former Corps member guilty Thursday of raping a Texas A&M foreign exchange student in 2004. Elton Yarbrough attacked the girl and sexually assaulted her when she was passed out from drinking.

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Accidents Force Changes on Highway 6

Updated: 09/28/2006 - Major changes are on the way to Highway 6 in south Brazos County. Among other new rules, local leaders determined the speed limit should be lowered from 70 to 55 miles per hour in the portion of the highway between FM 159 and the Navasota River.

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Bryan Aquatic Center Closes for Repairs

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The Bryan Aquatic Center has closed to allow repair of equipment damaged as a result of a broken water line. Parks & Recreation staff reports that a four-inch line near the pool on Oak Ridge Drive ruptured around 7 p.m. Wednesday, but Water Services crews that worked around the clock had the line repaired by 6 a.m. Thursday.

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FAA Considers Raising Pilot Retirement Age

Posted: 09/28/2006 - The government is thinking of raising the mandatory retirement age for airline pilots from 60 to 65. The FAA says it's considering the change because a United Nations governing board will lift the international standard to 65 in November.

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Police Identify Suspect in School Shooting

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The gunman who took six girls hostage Wednesday at Platte Canyon High School in Bailey, Colo. “terrorized our community,” Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener said Thursday. Wegener identified the gunman as Duane Morrison, 54.

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7-Eleven Drops Citgo

Posted: 09/28/2006 - After more than 20 years, Seven-Eleven dropped Venezuela-owned Citgo as its gasoline supplier. That comes as part of a previously announced plan by the convenience store operator to launch its own brand of fuel. Seven-Eleven officials say the decision was partly motivated by politics.

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Young Football Player Dies after Collapsing at Practice

Posted: 09/28/2006 - Galena Park school officials say a 12-year-old football player collapsed and died after a light training session with his school team. The seventh grader was the third football player in the Houston area to die in ten days.

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Sam Houston State University's Million Dollar Investment

Posted: 09/27/2006 - One million dollars are being allocated to a Navy research project being conducted at Sam Houston State University. The university's Intelligent Systems Consortium is a partnership with the United States Navy to conduct experiments to discover and develop cost effective techniques in building naval ships.

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Friedman Brings Ventura to A&M

Updated: 09/28/2006 - It's a four horse race for governor, and a longshot is closing fast. Author Kinky Friedman brought Jesse Ventura to Texas A&M Wednesday to encourage young voters. As the candidates come down the stretch, a first time racer is pushing to cross the line first.

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Another Woman Accuses Ex-Cadet of Assault

Updated: 09/27/2006 - A second woman has accused a former member of the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets of sexual assault. This comes on the second day of Elton Yarbrough's trial. Yarbrough is accused of attacking a fellow student while she was passed out from drinking.

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New Vehicle Tax To Go Into Effect

Updated: 09/28/2006 - Texas law is changing how to calculate the motor vehicle tax on private party purchases. Currently in the state, tax on vehicles purchased from an individual is calculated based on the actual sales price provided at the time of the title transfer.

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Escaped Montgomery County Inmate Captured

Updated: 09/28/2006 - The search is over for a Montgomery County inmate authorities say escaped custody early Wednesday morning. Adam Williams escaped from the Conroe Regional Hospital, where he had been since last Thursday.

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