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  • 9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:42:14 GMT
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
  • Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:00:13 GMT
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
  • Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:10:09 GMT
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
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  • Newborn Found in Illinois Dumpster

    Newborn Found in Illinois Dumpster

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:42:33 GMT
    A person throwing out the garbage found a newborn lying in a dumpster around 8 a.m. on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the mother and say the baby is in stable condition.It happened in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is about 90 miles north of St. Louis.Police are desperately trying to track down the mother of the child because they believe she hasn't had any medical attention."It will give you goose bumps when you think about it and if you've been involved personally," Lieutenan...More >>
    A person throwing out the garbage found a newborn lying in a dumpster around 8 a.m. on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the mother and say the baby is in stable condition.It happened in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is about 90 miles north of St. Louis.Police are desperately trying to track down the mother of the child because they believe she hasn't had any medical attention."It will give you goose bumps when you think about it and if you've been involved personally," Lieutenan...More >>
  • Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:05 GMT
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
    (WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s...More >>
  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:17 GMT
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
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  • Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:27:35 GMT
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
  • Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:00:43 GMT
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
  • 1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:26:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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  • May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
  • Rick Perry Takes Back Tweet

    Rick Perry Takes Back Tweet

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:22:42 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night.Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized:"@GovernorPerry: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down."The disparaging picture of Lehmberg was a graphic created by a conservative group, but she is a central figure in Perry's legal challenges...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night.Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized:"@GovernorPerry: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down."The disparaging picture of Lehmberg was a graphic created by a conservative group, but she is a central figure in Perry's legal challenges...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
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  • Kraft Orders Limited Recall of American Cheese

    Kraft Orders Limited Recall of American Cheese

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:52:34 GMT
    Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.The food giant says it is ordering the recall of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product after discovering a supplier apparently did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature.As a result, it says, some of the cheese could have spoiled and cause illness.The recall applies to Kraft American Singles in the 12-, 16- or 24-ounce ...More >>
    Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.The food giant says it is ordering the recall of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product after discovering a supplier apparently did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature.As a result, it says, some of the cheese could have spoiled and cause illness.The recall applies to Kraft American Singles in the 12-, 16- or 24-ounce ...More >>
  • Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:12:31 GMT
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
  • WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:05:30 GMT
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
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