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Public Input Invited for Bryan PD Accreditation

Updated: 08/13/2006 - The Bryan Police Department is putting its best face forward as it seeks accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA for short. With the accreditation process comes the opportunity for public comment.

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Traffic Switch Coming to Texas Avenue

Updated: 08/13/2006 - A major traffic shift is coming to Texas Avenue in College Station Monday. It's all part of the Texas Avenue Widening Project between George Bush Drive and Holleman.

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Texas Men Jailed in Michigan on Terrorism Charges

Posted: 08/13/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - The FBI says it is helping Michigan authorities investigate three Palestinian-American men from Texas jailed on terrorism-related charges. The men were arrested Friday outside a Wal-Mart in Caro, Michigan, about 80 miles north of Detroit, after employees became suspicious over their purchase of 80 cell phones.

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Northeast Texas Land in Dispute Again

Posted: 08/13/2006 - Months after Texans voted to clear state claims on 55-hundred acres in Northeast Texas, a lawsuit has brought the issue up again. And while state officials consider the issue resolved, the new lawsuit worries property owners like Eddie McFarland, who thought after the November vote that his property was safe.

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Back to School: Texas schools now give TAKS online

Posted: 08/13/2006 - Texas students seventh grade and up will take state standardized tests a new way this year: by logging onto the Internet and clicking a mouse. But there still remains the old-school way with paper and a freshly sharpened number two pencil.

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Weekend Shopping In Calvert

Updated: 08/13/2006 - It wasn't a normal quiet Sunday in Calvert. Visitors from all over the state came to the Brazos Valley town for a little sightseeing and antique shopping at the 26th Annual Antique Sale and Celebration.

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Two Dead, One Injured in Brazos Valley Accidents

Posted: 08/12/2006 - Two people are dead and one was injured in unrelated accidents Saturday. The first accident happened Saturday afternoon on Texas 21 west of Bryan. The second accident happened Saturday morning in Milam County on F.M. 1600 between Cameron and Rockdale.

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Police Investigate Robbery at Mini-Golf Course

Updated: 08/13/2006 - College Station Police are investigating an armed robbery at Putt and Putt Saturday morning. The victim told police he was closing for the night and counting the day's receipts when two black males robbed him at gunpoint.

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Texas Men Arrested in Michigan On Terrorism Suspicion

Posted: 08/12/2006 - CARO, Mich. (AP) - Three Texas men were arraigned Saturday on terrorism-related charges after police found about 1,000 cell phones in their minivan in Michigan. Investigators believe the men were targeting the five-mile-long Mackinac Bridge, which connects Michigan's Upper and Lower peninsulas.

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Mystery Bag Forces D-FW Terminal Evacuation

Posted: 08/12/2006 - FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Portions of a terminal at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport were evacuated for about three hours Saturday while authorities inspected a suitcase emitting smoke and liquid. An airport police officer spotted the suitcase before noon at the southern portion of Terminal E's baggage claim.

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Local Police Bathe and Brush Dogs For Charity

Posted: 08/12/2006 - Bryan Police Officers can now add dog grooming to their list of community services. Local officers hosted a dog wash and rabies vaccination fundraiser at the Brazos Center Saturday afternoon.

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A Celebration Of Three Lives

Updated: 08/13/2006 - Friends and family of three local teens killed earlier this week paid their respects Saturday. The three siblings, Elizabeth and David Pickens, and Jonathan Demott, and a passenger were leaving a convenience store in Atlanta, Texas Tuesday afternoon when they were in a fatal accident.

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Hay Bales Burn in North Grimes County

Updated: 08/12/2006 - A barn full of hay provided the perfect fuel for an inferno that kept volunteers busy throughout Friday evening. The fire happened broke out shortly before 8pm in a hay barn off FM 244 on County Road 121.

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More Details About Fiery Fatal Accident

Updated: 08/11/2006 - The Department of Public Safety in Robertson County has released more information regarding a fatal three vehicle accident north of Calvert. The accident happened around 4 a.m. Thursday on Highway 6 in a construction zone.

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Brazos Animal Shelter Board Appointed

Posted: 08/11/2006 - A new Brazos Animal Shelter board has been officially appointed. Friday, the three members of the old board resigned and the new board was put in place. The adoption of the board comes after the Secretary of State granted approval.

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64 Indicted by Brazos County Grand Jury

Posted: 08/11/2006 - A Brazos County grand jury handed up 64 indictments Thursday, including a murder indictment against 23-year-old Bryan man accused of stabbing a woman to death and severely beating another man. Michael Young was indicted for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Possible Human WNV Cases Rise Sharply

Updated: 01/10/2007 - The explosion of human cases of West Nile continues in Brazos County. Friday, health department officials said they are now aware of seven possible cases of the disease.

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Texas Drought Losses Estimated at $4.1 Billion

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Estimated drought losses for Texas have reached $4.1 billion, eclipsing the $2.1 billion mark set in 1998, Texas Cooperative Extension economists reported Friday. Crop losses are estimated at $2.5 billion and livestock $1.6 billion, according to the report.

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Mentally Disabled Man Still Missing

Updated: 08/14/2006 - It's been almost two weeks and there's still no sign of a missing mentally disabled man from Bryan. According to authorities, Filiberto Felix Espinoza, 29, was last seen August 2 at his parents' home, and has been off his medication.

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Deputy's Wife's Abduction Investigated

Posted: 08/11/2006 - The Texas Rangers are investigating the abduction of a Madison County Sheriff's deputy's wife. According to Madison County Sheriff Dan Duget, Trish Linebaugh was taken against her will from her home around 2 a.m. Saturday.

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San Antonio Auditions for "American Idol"

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Several thousand people lined up today for their chance to audition and hopefully make it on the TV show "American Idol." All participants had to register in advance. Organizers say there's no guarantee that everyone who registered will get the chance to audition in San Antonio -- time permitting.

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Average Gas Price is Up Again

Posted: 08/11/2006 - The statewide average price per gallon of gasoline edged up two cents this week -- to reach two dollars and 93 cents. Triple-A Texas Friday reports problems with an Alaska oil pipeline, violence in the Middle East and the latest threat to airline security added uncertainty to the fuel market.

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Perry Wants Electricity Discount Restored

Posted: 08/11/2006 - Governor Rick Perry says the state should resume a program that provides discounts for poor electricity customers. In a letter to the Texas Public Utility Commission, Perry asks the agency to submit a budget proposal that includes the discount program.

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Arrest in CPS Slaying

Posted: 08/11/2006 - A 23-year-old Victoria man is jailed Friday over the March slaying of a Child Protective Services administrator. The Houston Chronicle reports the suspect is the son of the victim's former boyfriend.

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Cornyn Encourages No Change in Travel Plans

Posted: 08/11/2006 - US Senator John Cornyn says Americans shouldn't change their travel plans or lifestyles because of a thwarted terrorist plot. Airports across Texas have tightened security in response to word that British authorities foiled a terrorist plot involving commercial planes.

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