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Rolling Power Outages Ordered Statewide

Updated: 04/19/2006 - The state's power suppliers are urging Texans to cut down on their electricity usage. Since Monday, power companies throughout the state have imposed rolling blackouts because of unseasonably hot weather and a shortage of electricity.

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Grimes Gas Leak Becomes Bigger Problem

Updated: 04/19/2006 - The situation in southeast Grimes County has worsened after a Tuesday afternoon natural gas explosion. Winds that had been taking the gas away from area residents have died down, and a flammable cloud has settled over the area.

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New Veterans Clinic Breaks Ground in College Station

Updated: 04/19/2006 - The veterans out patient medical clinic in College Station has become a busy place in recent years. Tuesday, a ground breaking ceremony was held for a new veterans outpatient clinic that will offer expanded services.

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Chernobyl, Almost 20 Years Later

Posted: 04/18/2006 - Greenpeace has issued a report that says more than 90-thousand people are likely to die of cancers caused by radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. That's a far higher figure than a United Nations report that predicted the death toll would be around four thousand.

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Skilling's Cross Exam

Posted: 04/18/2006 - Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling says he has "nothing to hide" as his cross-examination continues in the trial over the company's sudden collapse. Skilling was cross-examined yesterday for the first time, denying he has been tailoring or rehearsing his testimony.

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Infant Death Lawsuit

Posted: 04/18/2006 - A family is suing Fort Worth and one of the city's police officers after a car wreck involving the officer. Laura Navarro underwent an emergency Caesarean section after the accident in Tarrant County last week. Her son Javen Navarro was born two months prematurely and died after only two days.

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School Finance

Posted: 04/18/2006 - Lawmakers start work today to determine which school and tax reform plans make it to the floor of the Texas House. That's as the 30-day special session of the Legislature moves into its second day.

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Record High Oil Prices

Posted: 04/18/2006 - An energy analyst says momentum has built up to "cause a wave of buying." Oil prices surged to a record midday high of just under 71 dollars a barrel in Asian trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange before easing back.

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Two Duke Players Arrested

Updated: 04/18/2006 - Authorities have arrested two 20-year-old Duke University lacrosse players on charges of rape, sexual offense and kidnapping. A jail official says Durham, North Carolina, police arrested Reade Seligmann and Collin Finnerty, both sophomores

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Texas Lawmakers Take Up School Finance Again

Updated: 04/18/2006 - A 30-day special session of the Texas legislature got underway Monday. Once again, lawmakers are tackling school finance, trying to find a solution to a problem that has plagued the state for three years.

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Bryan Police Firing Upheld

Posted: 04/17/2006 - A Bryan police officer fired for using excessive force, won't be back on the beat.

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Rolling Outages Ordered Statewide

Updated: 04/18/2006 - Just hours after the call went out for rolling power outages across the state, ERCOT says their operations are back to normal despite hotter-than-normal temperatures.

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Local Officials Discuss Streamlining EOC Operations

Updated: 04/18/2006 - Emergency management representatives from Bryan, College Station, Brazos County and Texas A&M are looking to streamline their operations. One idea, is merging all four entities that serve Brazos County, into one.

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Bank Video Shows Robbery in Progress

Updated: 04/18/2006 - Monday, College Station Police provided surveillance video from Saturday's daring robbery at a State Bank branch. Authorities are hoping this footage will lead to the arrests of the four wanted men.

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Bryan Prostitution Sting Yields Two Arrests

Updated: 04/17/2006 - Bryan Police conducted a prostitution sting this weekend resulting in two arrests. The Directed Deployment Team along with Bryan reserve officers patrolled on Saturday searching for individuals engaged in prostitution.

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No Differential Tuition at A&M For Now

Updated: 10/28/2006 - In an e-mail to faculty, staff and students, Texas A&M President Robert Gates wrote that he will not approve any differential tuition proposals until the spring of next year.

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Bystander Saves Teen at Lake Bryan

Updated: 04/16/2006 - It was a close call Sunday for a teenage girl swimming at Lake Bryan. Police say the 13-year-old went under and didn't come back up. A bystander, who has yet to be identified, pulled the girl out of the water and gave her CPR.

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College Station Man Beaten in Apartment

Posted: 04/16/2006 - A College Station man was hospitalized Sunday morning after a home invasion and subsequent beating. The 25-year-old victim told police he was in bed just after 5:30 a.m., Sunday, when he heard someone enter his apartment in the 1100 block of Southwest Parkway.

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The Tax Man Cometh

Updated: 04/17/2006 - You got an extra two days this year, plus you can always file for an extension. Otherwise, get those returns ready, Tax Day is Monday. The good news is the Bryan Post Office has extended hours on Monday.

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Easter Services Held In Central Park

Updated: 04/16/2006 - As the sun rose on Easter Sunday, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in College Station held a different service than normal. The church wanted to bring the community together for the holiday, so they took their services out of the sanctuary and into Central Park.

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Gruesome Details Emerge in Oklahoma Girl's Death

Posted: 04/15/2006 - PURCELL, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma authorities say a man accused of killing a ten-year-old neighbor girl had planned his crime months in advance. Purcell police and the McClain County district attorney say the victim was to be anyone who happened to walk by Kevin Ray Underwood's apartment that day.

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FEMA Disaster Centers Close

Posted: 04/15/2006 - HOUSTON (AP) - Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster recovery centers for hurricane evacuees in Houston and other Texas cities were scheduled to close Saturday. The centers have been open the past seven months to help those affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita last year.

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Life Flight Called Out for Unrelated Accidents

Posted: 04/15/2006 - PHI Helicopters were called into service two times Saturday following unrelated accidents across the Brazos Valley. One happened on Highway 21 east of Bryan in Kurten, near the intersection of the old Highway 21 and the new portion of the highway.

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Car Burglars Hit Eight College Station Locations

Posted: 04/15/2006 - Car burglars were busy in College Station Friday as vehicles in eight different locations were hit. On the east side of Texas Avenue, police were called to locations on FM 158, Harvey Road, and University Oaks Drive.

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