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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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Larsen: "Shocked, But Not Surprised"

Updated: 08/11/2006 - News 3 had a chance to speak with one of the nation's leading homeland security experts after Thursday's foiled terror plot. Randy Larsen has provided analysis for every major network in the aftermath of 9/11, and says another terror attack attempt was not unexpected.

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Shiro Woman Dies in Fire

Posted: 08/10/2006 - A kitchen fire turned deadly for an elderly Grimes County woman. Authorities say Priscella Jean Grassl died Thursday when fire consumed her home on FM 1486 south of Shiro.

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Fourth Human West Nile Case Being Tracked

Updated: 01/10/2007 - The Brazos County Health Department has confirmed they are tracking a fourth possible human case of West Nile virus. This comes as the Department of State Health Services confirmed earlier positive tests of two county residents.

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Texas A&M to Launch Marketing Campaign

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Texas A&M is paying big bucks to attract students. A nearly $1 million marketing campaign will debut this fall. The campaign will focus on the values that describe Texas A&M.

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Services Set for Teens in Fatal Wreck

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Funeral arrangements are set for two of the three local teens killed in an East Texas accident. Visitation for Elizabeth and David Pickens will be Friday evening from 5 until 9 at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in College Station.

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Highway 6 Reopens After Fatal Accident

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Parts of Highway 6, north of Calvert have been re-opened. TxDOT crews worked for several hours to repair the highway after a fatal accident involving three 18-wheelers damaged the road. At least one of the drivers died in the crash.

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Easterwood Tightens Security

Updated: 08/11/2006 - It was out with the coffee and bottled water as passengers at Easterwood Airport in College Station prepared to board flights Thursday. That's after British officials announced they thwarted a terror plot, prompting the U.S. government to ban liquids aboard flights.

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Shuttle Crew Prepares for Mission

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Shuttle Atlantis astronauts will hold a mock countdown in Florida Thursday, as they get ready for what they say will be one of the most challenging missions ever. The countdown test is part of the drill for each mission, and the installation of new solar panels on the space station by this mission is seen as seen as very complex.

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Citgo Accused of Violating Clean Air Act

Posted: 08/10/2006 - Citgo Petroleum has been indicted for allegedly violating the US Clean Air Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act at its Corpus Christi refinery. The federal grand jury in Corpus Christi returned the ten-count indictment against Houston-based Citgo Wednesday.

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Security Tightened at Texas Airports

Posted: 08/10/2006 - All Texas air travelers should get to their airports earlier than usual Thursday. US counterterrorism officials say that Fort Worth-based American and Houston-based Continental airlines were specific targets of the plot.

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Airports on Alert

Updated: 08/10/2006 - Airline passengers around the country stood in line for hours and airport trash bins bulged with everything from mouthwash and shaving cream to maple syrup and fine wine Thursday in a security crackdown prompted by the discovery of a terror plot in Britain.

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British Police Thwart Aircraft Bomb Plot

Updated: 08/10/2006 - British authorities said Thursday they had thwarted a terrorist plot to simultaneously blow up several aircraft heading to the U.S. using explosives smuggled in carry-on luggage.

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Baseball on the Brink of Being Back in Bryan

Updated: 08/10/2006 - As we first reported Tuesday, Bryan ISD has given permission for their high school field to be used in case of scheduling conflicts if a semi-pro summer baseball league comes to Bryan. If one local business has its way, that will soon be a reality.

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Shirt Scam Hits Bryan

Posted: 08/09/2006 - Be on the lookout for a possible fraudulent t-shirt scam making its way through Bryan. Bryan ISD reported that some individuals are being solicited by phone to sponsor shirts for Jane Long Middle School students.

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Three Lives Remembered

Updated: 08/12/2006 - Devastation is the word used to describe the feeling of many community members after learning of the loss of three young siblings.

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Local Vietnam Vet Receives Purple Heart

Posted: 08/09/2006 - Back in 1966, Sergeant Nicolas Ortiz was fighting in Vietnam when he was wounded in battle. It took 40 years, but Wednesday, the humble Marine finally received one of this nation's highest honors: the Purple Heart.

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