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Female Journalist Kidnapped in Baghdad

Updated: 02/04/2005 - Gunmen seized an Italian journalist in central Baghdad on Friday in a hail of gunfire after she had been interviewing people who fled the U.S. assault last year on the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, officials and colleagues said.

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Henderson Park is Expected to Open Soon

Updated: 02/03/2005 - From umbrella fountains, to skate ramps, to even baseball fields, Henderson Park is everything in one. The facility stretches over 50 acres of land in west Bryan, which at one time was occupied by HUD housing.

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Roe v. Wade Rally Meets Protest

Updated: 02/03/2005 - It's been more than 30 years since the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, but there's still heated debate about the issue of abortion. Both sides went head to head Thursday on the Texas A&M campus to defend their beliefs.

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Huntsville ISD

Updated: 02/08/2005 - Huntsville's school district and police department are investigating an alleged sexual assault incident. A female student at Huntsville Intermediate claims she was inappropriately touched by two male students during their PE class.

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Senate OKs Gonzales As Attorney General

Updated: 02/03/2005 - Alberto Gonzales won Senate confirmation Thursday as attorney general despite Democratic accusations that he helped formulate White House policies that led to overseas prisoner abuse and was too beholden to President Bush to be the nation's top law enforcement official.

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Bush Presses for Social Security Overhaul

Updated: 02/02/2005 - President Bush challenged a hesitant Congress on Wednesday to "strengthen and save" Social Security , saying the nation's costliest social program was headed for bankruptcy unless changed. Bush's plan would cut guaranteed retirement benefits for younger Americans but would not affect checks for people now 55 and older.

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Increase in Influenza Impacts School Kids

Updated: 02/03/2005 - One school district after the other is noticing significant drops in attendance. Lovelady school district went as far as canceling classes at the end of last week, nearly 30% of the district's students were absent. The problem is the same in Brenham.

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Sexual Assault Numbers Down

Updated: 02/02/2005 - Crime is up in Bryan by six percent but one of the most violent crimes has drastically decreased. A 40 percent drop in sexual assault cases sounds dramatic but Assistant Police Chief Freddie Komar says there's more to the numbers

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Milam County Shooting

Updated: 02/03/2005 - Milam County's Sheriff's department is still investigating after the shooting of a young woman Tuesday night. Forty-one-year-old Ben Contreras of Hearne is charged with murder in the death of his estranged girlfriend, 23-year-old Stephanie Young.

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Master's Degrees

Updated: 02/02/2005 - Is a bachelor's degree becoming obsolete? Many people are opting to get their master's degree to better ensure them a spot in today's competitive job market.

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Iola FFA and 4-H Students Get a New Addition

Updated: 02/02/2005 - FFA and 4-H students have a new addition to their animal barn thanks to a local church group. The Zion United Methodist Men's Group saw a need in additional facilities for this primarily agricultural area.

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United Way About to Move Into a New Facility

Updated: 02/02/2005 - The United Way of the Brazos Valley has spent about 6 years planning for a larger, more permanent facility to house operations. Now it is the proud owner of this $600,000 building.

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Pope's Condition Stabilizes in Hospital

Updated: 02/02/2005 - Pope John Paul II had a restful night and his condition stabilized after he was rushed to a hospital with breathing trouble, but he will spend several more days at the clinic to recover from the flu, the Vatican said Wednesday.

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Bush Speech Sets Sights on Social Security

Updated: 02/02/2005 - With four years left to build his legacy, President Bush's State of the Union address outlines his goals to give Social Security a makeover, stay the course in Iraq, push for democratic reform abroad and tackle an array of domestic issues at home.

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Statistics Show Crime Increase in Bryan

Updated: 02/01/2005 - In Bryan, the police department shows crime up over the past year. The department reports a 6% overall increase in 2004.

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Elephants Kill Plantersville Man

Updated: 02/01/2005 - A freak accident at an Indiana circus claims the life of a Grimes County man. Authorities say elephant trainer Pierre Spenle of Plantersville was crushed to death by elephants after he fell into a trailer while the animals were being loaded

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Local Tejano Star Headed to the Grammys

Updated: 02/01/2005 - Art Tigerina, lead singer for the Tejano group, Vida, was born and raised in Bryan. They've recently been recognized for their latest album, with their first Grammy nod for Vida-Live.

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Law Enforcement Simulation Training

Updated: 02/01/2005 - The next generation of law enforcement training is being developed right here in the Brazos Valley. A new program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville may change the way officials deal with emergencies.

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Military Death Benefit Called Too Narrow

Updated: 02/01/2005 - Lawmakers and military officials said Tuesday that President Bush's proposal to boost government payments to families of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other war zones was a good start but too narrow.

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AP: Videos Show Guantanamo Prisoner Abuse

Updated: 02/01/2005 - Videotapes of riot squads subduing troublesome terror suspects at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay show the guards punching some detainees, tying one to a gurney for questioning and forcing a dozen to strip from the waist down, according to a secret report. One squad was all-female, traumatizing some Muslim prisoners.

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Funeral Set For Aggie Killed in Chopper Crash

Updated: 02/01/2005 - An Aggie killed in last weeks helecopter crash in Iraq, will be laid to rest this weekend. A quick smile and heart to fly is how many will remember Marine Captain Lyle Gordon. The Aggie was killed Wednesday when his chopper went down in Iraq.

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College Station Police Chief Sworn In

Updated: 02/02/2005 - College Station has said goodbye to one law enforcement veteran and is welcoming another. Tuesday, Chief Michael Clancey is beginning a new era at the College Station Police Department.

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