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Houston Boy's Arm Severed by Train

Posted: 07/04/2006 - A boy playing along some railroad tracks in Houston had his arm severed by a passing train. A witness says he saw the boy and some friends reaching out to touch the passing train when the accident happened.

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First Aggie in Space as Discovery Lifts Off

Updated: 07/04/2006 - After two weather delays and last-minute foam trouble, Discovery and a crew of seven blasted off Tuesday on the first shuttle launch in a year, flying over objections from those within NASA who argued for more fuel-tank repairs.

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Garbage Truck Rolls, Loses Load

Updated: 07/05/2006 - A Bryan intersection was trashed as a result of a two vehicle accident involving a private garbage truck. A Texas Commercial Waste official says one of its trucks collided with the back of a trailer around 9 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 6 and FM 2818.

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CLEARly Looking for Governor's Funding

Posted: 07/03/2006 - How much will the governor give? It's the question on the minds of Brazos County authorities as they look to start a new criminal response team.

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July 4th Festivities

Updated: 07/05/2006 - Preparations are underway for July 4 celebrations. Monday, The George Bush Presidential Library was busy preparing for their seventh annual celebration.

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Should Children Be Told They Are Fat?

Posted: 07/03/2006 - How blunt should parents and doctors be in telling children and teens they're fat? Medical professionals are debating whether it's time to replace the fuzzy language favored by the federal government with the painful truth -- telling kids they're obese or overweight.

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Still No Official Winner in Mexico Election

Posted: 07/03/2006 - The two leading candidates in Mexico's presidential election have declared victory. But the race is too close to call. The official count starts Wednesday, and no winner will be declared before then.

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Woman Shot Fatally in Overnight SUV Hijack Attempt

Posted: 07/03/2006 - A woman is dead of a gunshot wound to the head after what police say was a carjacking attempt that turned deadly today near downtown Dallas. The incident happened in the predawn hours at an intersection just off Interstate 30 north of Fair Park.

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Bryan Business Damaged in Vehicle Accident

Updated: 07/05/2006 - A local business is cleaning up after a driver lost control and crashed into a building. Bryan Police say speed and wet roads were a factor as the driver ran off the feeder road and into the Oscar and Sons building on the Rudder Freeway.

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Fireworks Safety

Updated: 07/05/2006 - Over 9,500 people were injured from fireworks in 2004, most of those injuries happened around the Fourth of July.

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One Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

Updated: 07/05/2006 - It's a busy travel weekend as many drivers hit the roads for Fourth of July activities. That means more accidents are likely. And that's exactly what happened Saturday in College Station.

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Search Continues for Robertson County Purse Snatcher

Updated: 07/05/2006 - Robertson County authorities are looking for an aggravated robbery suspect whose crime was caught on tape. The sheriff's department says a woman walking into a convenience store Saturday, in the Hammond community north of Calvert, had her purse stolen by a man walking out of the store.

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Blood Donor Data Stolen

Posted: 07/01/2006 - DALLAS (AP) - A laptop containing personal information from thousands of blood donors -- including Social Security numbers and medical histories -- has been stolen from a Dallas-area office of the American Red Cross. But Red Cross officials note that the information was encrypted. Therefore, a spokesman for the organization says they were not yet viewing it as a security breach.

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Metroplex Woman Charged with Drowning Son

Posted: 07/01/2006 - MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) - A 32-year-old Mansfield woman accused of drowning her one-year-old son in a hot tub faces a charge of capital murder. A spokesman for the Mansfield police says Valeria Maxon was arraigned Saturday morning and remains in the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center.

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More Storms Force Second Shuttle Launch Delay

Updated: 07/02/2006 - KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (AP) - For the second day in a row, NASA has put off the launch of the shuttle Discovery due to stormy weather. Launch officials say there was "no hope" that showers and thunderstorms would end in time for Sunday's 2:26 p.m., Central time, launch.

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Changing A Low End Bike To A Racing Bike

Updated: 07/05/2006 - Buying a bicycle can be a lot like buying a car and like buying a car, many people think the more expensive the bike the better. But two local cyclists say, that's not always the case.

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Experiment's Odor Causes A&M Evacuation

Updated: 10/28/2006 - As the old saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry, and that was certainly true for both mice and men in the A&M chemistry building where a smelly experiment led to an evacuation.

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KBTX to KTRK: Bidding Travis Herzog Farewell

Updated: 07/28/2006 - Friday marked the final weathercasts of Meteorologist Travis Herzog at KBTX News 3. Herzog has accepted a job at KTRK in Houston to work both behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera.

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St. Joseph Readies for MakeovER

Updated: 01/10/2007 - For the next six months, expect some big changes to make a bigger emergency room at St. Joseph. Renovations are just getting underway for a project that could make a visit to the ER shorter.

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Brazos County Bids Deputy Adieu

Updated: 07/01/2006 - One of Brazos County's longest serving deputies is turning in his badge. Lorenzo Alonzo was honored by his coworkers Friday afternoon after 31 years in law enforcement, including 29 years with the Brazos County Sheriff's Office.

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Evading Authorities Lands Woman in Jail

Updated: 06/30/2006 - A Montgomery woman is behind bars after leading police on a pursuit. Thirty-year-old Rhonda Chavez was arrested and charged with evading arrest, driving while intoxicated, and drug possession.

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Local Salvation Army Salutes New Captains

Updated: 06/30/2006 - There are new faces at the local Salvation Army. Captain John Branscum started on the job Friday, and he's no stranger to Central Texas.

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Annual PETA Protest Goes Behind Bars

Updated: 07/01/2006 - An animal rights group made a visible statement in town Friday. PETA member Matt Rice sat in a cage on the corner of Texas Avenue and University on Friday.

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Durham Discussions Continue Shelter Saga

Updated: 07/03/2006 - Discussions are underway between the Brazos Animal Shelter's board and its executive director. Attorneys for Kelley Durham and the three member board won't say what they're discussing. However, Durham and the board haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent months.

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A Chance to Choo-Choose a Train

Updated: 06/30/2006 - You've seen small, decorative trains around town, and now there's a chance to own one. The trains are part of the "Locomotives on Parade" exhibit at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M.

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