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EMT Shortage Hits Brazos Valley

Posted: 05/22/2006 - The Brazos County Volunteer Fire Department is often the first response team dispatched to medical 911 calls outside of the city limits. But these days, they are having a hard time making it to all the calls.

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A&M Professor Receives National Science Award

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A faculty member from the Texas A&M Health Science Center is gaining national attention. Brian Colwell, Ph.D., associate professor and head of the Department of Social and Behavioral Health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, is this year's recipient of the Health Promotion Medal of Excellence.

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Back to School Date Pushed Back for 2007

Posted: 05/22/2006 - School used to start after Labor Day, but in recent years it's crept up to early August. Now it looks like students will get more of a summer, but are local school officials pleased with the change?

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Buying an HDTV

Updated: 05/22/2006 - HDTV's first came on the scene in 1998 and since then, different off-shoots of HD have hit the market. So much so, it can be confusing.

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Blinn Student Killed in Car Accident

Posted: 05/22/2006 - A Blinn Student is dead following an early morning accident at an apartment complex. Police say around 5:30 a.m. Monday, 19-year-old Dylan Graves of Austin lost control of his pick-up truck in front of the Melrose Apartment complex.

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Not Your Grandmother's Coca Cola

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Are you ready for Coca Cola Hot Tamale? Coca Cola has partnered with the Culinary Institute of America to design specialty beverages that combine unusual flavors to pair with foods, similar to selecting different wines.

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School Districts Worry about Gas Prices

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Texas school district officials will be checking gasoline prices when they begin cobbling their budgets this summer. They're worried about the rising cost of fuel to transport students.

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Lay Expecting Another Trip to Witness Stand

Posted: 05/22/2006 - Enron founder Kenneth Lay and prosecutor John Hueston confront each other again. Lay's expected to testify in his own defense as soon as Monday at his bank fraud trial -- that is, if prosecutors finish presenting their case by midday today, as they've predicted.

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"The Da Vinci Code" Hits the Box Office

Posted: 05/22/2006 - It's opening weekend of "The Da Vinci Code." The movie has stirred controversy with its themes many say are anti-Christian. But will the negative publicity promote low box office numbers?

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Fire Destroys Bryan Home

Posted: 05/21/2006 - Firefighters from both Bryan and College Station were busy Sunday, battling a house fire in Bryan. Crews were called to the 3100 block of Broadmoor about 6 p.m. There they found smoke pouring from the home, with fire apparent in one part of the house.

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Five Dead in Louisiana Church Shooting

Posted: 05/21/2006 - BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Investigators are trying to figure out the motive behind Sunday's shooting rampage in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, that left five people dead. Four of the victims were killed while worshipping in church. A fifth person, the suspect's wife, was found dead in a car at a nearby apartment complex.

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Coroner: Three Miners Died of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted: 05/21/2006 - HOLMES MILL, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky authorities now believe they know how the five miners killed in Saturday's blast died. A preliminary autopsy finds that three of the five miners likely survived the initial explosion but died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Preparing For Fire Season Danger

Posted: 05/21/2006 - Warm dry weather brings an increased risk of grass fires. Burn bans aren't in effect right now, but that doesn't mean grass fires can't easily start.

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20 Acres Burn in Grimes County Brush Fire

Posted: 05/20/2006 - What started as a relatively small brush fire grew larger this afternoon in Grimes County. The fire on County Road 215 started around 2 p.m. Firefighters requested assistance from the Texas Forest Service, but a bulldozer out of Conroe was delayed in getting to the scene.

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Burglar Caught in Act, Slashed by Homeowner

Posted: 05/20/2006 - A College Station man is behind bars this evening after struggling with the homeowner he was trying to steal from. College Station Police were called to the 900 block of Montclair Friday after the homeowner found Gary Wayne McGruder in one of his bedrooms.

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Trial for Immigrant Smuggling Truck Driver Begins This Fall

Posted: 05/20/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - The retrial of a truck driver accused in the nation's deadliest human smuggling attempt is scheduled to begin this fall. Jury selection in the trial of Tyrone Williams was set to begin October 3. Prosecutors say Williams drove a tractor-trailer full of illegal immigrants in May 2003.

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Prosecutors Seek Reinstatement of Charges Against DeLay

Posted: 05/20/2006 - AUSTIN (AP) - Prosecutors in the case against Congressman Tom DeLay have asked Texas' highest criminal court to reinstate an indictment accusing him of conspiring to violate state election laws. The appeal filed with the Court of Criminal Appeals on Friday had been expected.

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Five Killed in Kentucky Mine Explosion

Posted: 05/20/2006 - HOLMES MILL, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's governor says relatives of five miners killed in an early-morning accident want answers. He says knowing more about what caused Saturday's explosion will "help them deal with it a little more."

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Two Counties, Two Fires, One Cause

Posted: 05/19/2006 - What started out as land clearing turned in to a wildfire in southeast Madison County. It was the same song, but a different verse in Grimes County.

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Perry Signs House Bill 3 in Bryan

Posted: 05/19/2006 - It's official -- Texas's business taxes have been reformed and the largest property tax cut has been delivered. Governor Rick Perry signed the bill into law at three locations across the state Friday. One of them was in Bryan.

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Seven Cars Hit in Parking Lot Wreck

Posted: 05/19/2006 - Seven car owners are assessing the damage after some scary moments in an HEB parking lot. The accident happened around 4:20pm Friday when a car pulling out of the College Station store hit another car eastbound on Holleman.

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Premiere Premieres 16 Screens in Bryan

Posted: 05/19/2006 - Movie-goers now have a new option to see all their favorite films. Premiere Cinemas opened 16 screens Friday afternoon in Bryan. It's just another addition to booming development in that part of town.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Posted: 05/19/2006 - A leisurely ride through the country turned deadly for a Pasadena motorcyclist. George Griffen was on his Harley Davidson on Highway 60 near Lyons around 11 a.m. Friday.

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Strope Hasn't Left BPD Yet; May Leave Sooner

Updated: 05/19/2006 - Bryan's police chief is putting an end to speculation that he's already left his job with the city. Instead, Mike Strope says business interests may force him to retire earlier than scheduled.

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