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Grain Train Derails in Brazos County

Posted: 04/24/2006 - A train going from Somerville to Silsby made an unwanted stop in Brazos County Monday afternoon. Four cars carrying grain came off the tracks near FM 157 south of Millican after the engineer put the train in reverse.

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Washington Co. Deputy Killed

Posted: 04/24/2006 - An early morning accident in south Washington County proved tragic for the sheriff's office. Deputy Donald Wass was killed Sunday morning on Highway 36 north of Bellville.

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Desirable Employers

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Within the next couple of weeks, newly minted MBA's will be hitting the bricks, looking for work -- assuming they haven't already found jobs. According to a survey done for Fortune-dot-com, these students have a pretty good idea of where they'd like to be employed.

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Immigration Detention

Posted: 04/24/2006 - A private prison in Taylor could become the second facility in the country to house immigrant families detained by federal authorities. Currently, the nation's only facility allowed to house detained families is in Pennsylvania.

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Rita Repayments

Posted: 04/24/2006 - The federal government is asking 625 Texans to pay back hurricane money they shouldn't have received. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is sending out letters asking for a total of 1-point-26 (M) million dollars to be returned.

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Bus Crash Follow Up

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Crime scene photos of a bus that exploded while evacuating nursing home residents from Hurricane Rita show rusted, fused and broken wheel bearings. Yet maintenance records kept by the company that owned the bus indicate the problem wasn't noticed.

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School Finance: Taxes Take Center Stage

Posted: 04/24/2006 - Lawmakers in Austin continue to work on a fix for the state's school finance system. The Republican-led House will start tackling the question of taxes in a number of proposals today.

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Lay to Testify in Enron Trial

Posted: 04/24/2006 - This is the day people following the Enron trial have been anticipating for a long time. Ken Lay will settle into the witness chair.

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Temple Man Jailed in College Station Beating

Posted: 04/23/2006 - A Temple man is in Brazos County jail charged with pistol-whipping his ex-girlfriend while in College Station. Police say it started just after 8 a.m., Sunday, in the 2300 block of Texas Avenue. Michael Manuel, 29, fled the scene when police arrived. But a tip led police to Manuel's abandoned vehicle in the 1500 block of Pineridge.

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Local Candidates Square Off in Radio Forums

Posted: 04/23/2006 - We're under two weeks until the May 13th city council and school board elections. And candidates in those races met Sunday in yet another issues forum. Bryan City Council and College Station City Council candidates joined candidates in the Bryan school board races in forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

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UT Computer System Breached

Posted: 04/23/2006 - AUSTIN (AP) - The University of Texas at Austin says someone gained access to nearly 200,000 electronic records. The security breach involving the university's business school was discovered Friday. University officials say the material accessed included some Social Security numbers and perhaps some biographical material.

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New Bin Laden Tape Surfaces

Posted: 04/23/2006 - CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Osama bin Laden, in his latest audiotape, accuses the United States and Europe of supporting a "Zionist" war on Islam by cutting off funds to the Hamas-led Palestinian government. It was the first new message by the al-Qaida leader in three months.

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Texas Task Force 1 Prepares For Storm Season

Posted: 04/23/2006 - Last year was one of the busiest Hurricane seasons ever, this year might be just as bad or worse. But members of Texas Task Force 1 are now ready for the challenge, the team spent the weekend in College Station preparing for the storm season.

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Accident Victim Identified

Posted: 04/22/2006 - A College Station man is dead after a one-vehicle accident Friday night. It happened on Rock Prairie Road east of College Station about 9:10 p.m. Authorities say the 17-year-old driver of a pickup was southbound on Rock Prairie at a high rate of speed and lost control of the truck when the road surface changed from asphault to gravel.

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Bryan Woman Attacked by Jail Visitor

Posted: 04/22/2006 - A Bryan woman visiting Brazos County Jail has become an inmate after a fight with another visitor. Authorities say it started Saturday morning before nine when a woman came to visit her husband.

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Police Capture Pair of Burglary Suspects

Posted: 04/22/2006 - Local police captured two burglary suspects Saturday. A juvenile burglary suspect is in custody after a search involving both the Bryan and College Station police departments. Meanwhile, Bryan Police caught another burglary suspect in the act

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Athletes Defy Obstacles At Brazos Valley Senior Games

Posted: 04/22/2006 - The Brazos Valley Senior Games track and field events took place today at Caldwell High School. But one athlete was once told by doctors taking part in the senior games wouldn't be possible.

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Softly Call the Muster...

Updated: 10/28/2006 - To the families of fallen Aggies celebrating Muster Friday evening, the tradition is certainly meaningful. But for the past year, Muster has carried an equally significant meaning for the students who make the tradition possible each year.

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Fatal Accident in Brazos County

Updated: 04/22/2006 - One person is confirmed dead after a fatal accident on Rock Prairie Road Friday night. DPS arrived on scene shortly after the wreck, which happened just before 10pm, but would not confirm details on the accident.

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BTU Lineman Falls From Power Pole

Updated: 04/22/2006 - A BTU employee is injured while repairing storm damaged power lines Friday. According to witnesses, the pole he was working on snapped, sending him down 12 feet where he landed on a shed, then fell 12 more feet to the ground.

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DPS Trooper Recovering After Accident

Posted: 04/21/2006 - A single vehicle accident Friday morning injures a Bryan DPS Trooper. It happened at Texas Avenue and Stevens in North Bryan around 9:30 Friday morning.

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Brazos Valley Residents Clean Up After Storms

Updated: 04/22/2006 - Dozens of Brazos Valley residents woke up Friday to downed power lines, scattered tree limbs, and even structural damage. Strong winds and heavy rains pounded the area.

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Distracted Drivers Causing Crashes

Posted: 04/21/2006 - A new study reveals that people are doing more than just driving while they're behind the wheel and that's causing more accidents than researchers originally thought.

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Grimes County Gas Leak Clean Up

Posted: 04/21/2006 - The railroad commission released its findings from the natural gas spill in Grimes County. Tuesday's explosion and gas leak in Todd Mission caused evacuations and produced fumes.

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A&M Receives High Marks

Posted: 04/21/2006 - For the fourth year in a row, "Hispanic" magazine has ranked Texas A&M as one of the nation's top 25 colleges for Latinos. The magazine is one of the nation's premier publications for Hispanic Americans.

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