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Bryan Man Arrested for Forgery

Posted: 06/09/2006 - Police say a Bryan man was caught in the act trying to cash a forged check next to its rightful owner. According to Bryan Police, Richard Parkinson, Jr, 19, was trying to cash a check at the First Victoria Bank on Thursday when the clerk became suspicious and called police.

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Home Builders Blitz Ends

Posted: 06/09/2006 - For an entire week, a common cause has brought construction competitors together. Now 10 families are reaping the benefits.

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College Station Drug Bust

Posted: 06/09/2006 - A major drug bust in College Station leads to the arrest of nine men. College Station and Bryan police and the Department of Public Safety narcotics unit executed search warrants for two homes Thursday.

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Owner of BCS FOX Affiliate Files for Chapter 11 Help

Posted: 06/09/2006 - The owner of Bryan-College Station's FOX affiliated TV station has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Communications Corporation of America, also known at ComCorp, owns KYLE in Bryan-College Station and KWKT in Waco.

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House Bill Seeks to Make Subscription TV More Competitive

Posted: 06/09/2006 - Faster and cheaper Internet access could come from a new telecommunications bill approved last night by the House. It would end the monopoly held by many cable TV companies, encouraging more telephone companies and other providers to get into the broadband game.

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Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Posted: 06/09/2006 - The first cervical cancer vaccine will be available to girls as young as nine. The FDA has approved Gardasil, which should be in drug stores later this month.

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Al-Zarqawi Said to Survive Airstrike

Posted: 06/09/2006 - When Iraqi police and 4th Infantry Division troops arrived at the rubble of the safe house that was the target of a U.S. air strike, al-Qaeda leader Abu Mauswab al-Zarqawi was still alive, a top level spokesman for U.S. military forces in Iraq said Friday.

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Houston Mayor Says City Wants 2016 Olympics

Posted: 06/09/2006 - Mayor Bill White says Houston will throw its hat in the ring as a candidate to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The city will submit its proposal later this month to the United States Olympic Committee.

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Plan Gives Schools Authority Over Cell Phone Use

Posted: 06/09/2006 - Directors of the Houston school district have decided to let each school set its own policy for how to deal with cell phones. A district spokesman says schools won't have the authority to completely ban cell phones but will be able to limit when and where they're used.

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Austin Raid Nets 1,000 Gambling Machines

Posted: 06/09/2006 - Austin police seized more than one-thousand eight-liner gambling machines from 23 businesses accused of awarding illegal prizes. Yesterday's raid was the largest of its kind for the area.

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Witnesses Announced for Davis-Phelps Inquiry

Updated: 06/09/2006 - Nearly 30 local witnesses will be called to testify in the investigation of a Brazos County assistant district attorney. Among those on the subpoena list for next month's court of inquiry: former grand jurors, courthouse employees and members of the media.

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CS Council Hears More Shelter Speakout

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Brazos Animal Shelter employees and enthusiasts have made their feelings known once again. At the city council meeting Thursday evening, nine citizens spoke on the issue, with the vast majority calling for a change in the way the board of directors is made up.

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Police Investigating Robbery/Burglaries

Posted: 06/08/2006 - College Station police are looking for a suspected shoplifter who allegedly injured two people while trying to make a getaway.

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Charter School Cancels Scheduled Meeting

Posted: 06/08/2006 - The board of directors of a College Station charter school at the center of a TEA investigation canceled a scheduled meeting Thursday night.

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WHALE Program

Posted: 06/08/2006 - There's a new car accessory parents will want to have. The College Station Medical Center is starting the WHALE program, which stands for we have a little emergency.

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A&M Student Killed in Accident

Updated: 10/28/2006 - A Texas A&M student was killed early Thursday morning following a one vehicle accident on Highway 6. According to College Station police, Matthew Thomas Frank, 21, rolled his pickup truck several times.

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Caldwell Man Drowns

Posted: 06/08/2006 - A day at the lake ends in tragedy for a Caldwell church group. Authorities say Joseph Clarke, 21, was swimming with friends Wednesday at Lake Bastrop when he went under, but never surfaced.

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Aggie Killed in Iraq

Updated: 06/09/2006 - A Texas A&M graduate is one of the latest casualties in the war on terror. United States Army 1st Lt. Ryan T. Sanders was killed Monday when an explosive device went off near his tank. Sanders, stationed at Fort Hood, was from Richardson.

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Camp Hearne, Roads Receive DC Dollars

Posted: 06/08/2006 - One of the region's most historic sites might soon have an added attraction. Money from Washington is also coming for Brazos Valley transportation.

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Most-Wanted Iraq Terrorist al-Zarqawi Dead

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, whose bloody campaign of beheadings and suicide bombings made him the most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, was killed when U.S. warplanes dropped 500-pound bombs on his isolated safe house, officials said Thursday. His death was a long-sought victory in the war in Iraq.

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Attorney: Creel Needs to be Reinstated

Updated: 06/08/2006 - College Station superintendent Jimmy Creel wants to be reinstated by the board that placed him on administrative leave. The school board took action on Creel after a six hour meeting two weeks ago.

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AG Sues Pet Shop Owner over Dying Puppies

Posted: 06/08/2006 - The state attorney general's office has filed suit against a McAllen pet shop and its owner, accusing them of selling dozens of dying puppies to customers. Attorney General Greg Abbott says that "using a family's love for a new pet as a ploy to defraud consumers is reprehensible."

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Teen Girl Arrested in Gang Slaying of Boy

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Houston police have arrested a 15-year-old girl as the suspect in the stabbing death of a 14-year-old boy in a normally bustling Houston park. Authorities say the victim was attacked by about two dozen gang members with baseball bats, golf clubs and tire irons in broad daylight at Ervan Chew Park. Police say the girl stabbed the boy to death.

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Officials Investigate San Antonio Disease Outbreak

Posted: 06/08/2006 - Health officials are investigating the recent diagnosis of ten cases of Legionnaires' disease in the San Antonio area. They want to know whether the cases share a common source.

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Former Shelter Employee Speaks Out

Updated: 06/08/2006 - A former Brazos Animal Shelter employee says things just aren't right under Executive Director Kelley Durham. After a nearly 13-year stint, Mary Haislet left the Brazos Animal Shelter in September 2005.

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