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  • Man Admits to Murdering, Eating Parts of Ex-Girlfriend

    Man Admits to Murdering, Eating Parts of Ex-Girlfriend

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:06:33 GMT
    Joseph Oberhansley is being held without bail after his first court appearance unveiled the brutal details of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton's death.Oberhansley is accused of killing Blanton after breaking into her Locust Street. home. in Jeffersonville last week. He admitted to the crime according to court documents, which also showed that he also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton's brain, heart and lung...More >>
    Joseph Oberhansley is being held without bail after his first court appearance unveiled the brutal details of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton's death.Oberhansley is accused of killing Blanton after breaking into her Locust Street. home. in Jeffersonville last week. He admitted to the crime according to court documents, which also showed that he also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton's brain, heart and lung...More >>
  • Peterson’s Attorney Responds To New Allegations

    Peterson’s Attorney Responds To New Allegations

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:55:07 GMT
    New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult ...More >>
    New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult ...More >>
  • Affidavit: Texas Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault has HIV

    Affidavit: Texas Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault has HIV

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:30:19 GMT
    Police have arrested a Richardson music teacher and charged him with sexual assault after he was found sneaking out of a home in McKinney.The homeowners called police on Sept. 10 to report what they thought was a burglary, police said in a press release Friday.They found Roger Kessler, 43, trying to run away from their home and detained him until police arrived."The homeowner saw a male suspect fleeing the residence and the homeowner was able to detain the suspect until pol...More >>
    Police have arrested a Richardson music teacher and charged him with sexual assault after he was found sneaking out of a home in McKinney.The homeowners called police on Sept. 10 to report what they thought was a burglary, police said in a press release Friday.They found Roger Kessler, 43, trying to run away from their home and detained him until police arrived."The homeowner saw a male suspect fleeing the residence and the homeowner was able to detain the suspect until pol...More >>
  • Police Identify Victim, Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

    Police Identify Victim, Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:46:21 GMT
    Police have identified the man that was hit by a car on Saturday...More >>
    Police have identified the man that was hit by a car on Saturday...More >>
  • Two Suffering Severe Burns After Waco House Fire

    Two Suffering Severe Burns After Waco House Fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:30:42 GMT
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  • Details Emerge in Central Texas Boy's Death

    Details Emerge in Central Texas Boy's Death

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:03:02 GMT
    New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.Work and Turner are charged with tampering with physical evidence.Authorities found remains believed to be Colton's in a shallow grave in southeast Austin on Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, Turner led police to Colton's body after he and Work dug a grave there.The affidavit says Work told police conflicting stories about her son's ...More >>
    New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.Work and Turner are charged with tampering with physical evidence.Authorities found remains believed to be Colton's in a shallow grave in southeast Austin on Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, Turner led police to Colton's body after he and Work dug a grave there.The affidavit says Work told police conflicting stories about her son's ...More >>
  • Apple: iPhone Pre-Orders Topped 4 million on First Day

    Apple: iPhone Pre-Orders Topped 4 million on First Day

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:20:38 GMT
    Apple says pre-orders for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones topped 4 million during the first 24 hours, a new record for the tech giant.Apple's online store along with the four major wireless carriers -- ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon -- all have pre-order shipments for the new iPhones delayed several weeks after Friday's launch. Some models had wait times stretching as far back as November."iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled cus...More >>
    Apple says pre-orders for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones topped 4 million during the first 24 hours, a new record for the tech giant.Apple's online store along with the four major wireless carriers -- ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon -- all have pre-order shipments for the new iPhones delayed several weeks after Friday's launch. Some models had wait times stretching as far back as November."iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled cus...More >>
  • Hurricane Odile Flogs Tourists with Rain in Mexico's Baja California

    Hurricane Odile Flogs Tourists with Rain in Mexico's Baja California

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-09-15 13:50:20 GMT
    Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.Sarah McKinney was in Cabo San Lucas on maternity leave from her job in Arkansas, when the category 3 storm hit there with 125 mph winds at around 9:45 p.m. Pacific (12:45 a.m. Eastern).She and her newborn daughter Madison had already evacuated out of harm's way from th...More >>
    Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.Sarah McKinney was in Cabo San Lucas on maternity leave from her job in Arkansas, when the category 3 storm hit there with 125 mph winds at around 9:45 p.m. Pacific (12:45 a.m. Eastern).She and her newborn daughter Madison had already evacuated out of harm's way from th...More >>
  • Police Find Remains Believed to be Missing Central Texas Boy

    Police Find Remains Believed to be Missing Central Texas Boy

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:43:05 GMT
    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- STARflight and officers are actively searching Friday morning for Colton Brandt Turner, 2, who is reported missing.STARflight confirms they are aiding in the search for Turner in Southeast Austin, near Felton Lane and Burleson Road.The Austin Police Department released the following statement on Friday:"The Austin Police Department received credible information in reference to a missing persons case involving the missing child from Cedar Park. This is a multi- jurisdictio...More >>
    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- STARflight and officers are actively searching Friday morning for Colton Brandt Turner, 2, who is reported missing.STARflight confirms they are aiding in the search for Turner in Southeast Austin, near Felton Lane and Burleson Road.The Austin Police Department released the following statement on Friday:"The Austin Police Department received credible information in reference to a missing persons case involving the missing child from Cedar Park. This is a multi- jurisdictio...More >>
  • Escaped School Shooter T.J. Lane Recaptured

    Escaped School Shooter T.J. Lane Recaptured

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:28:32 GMT
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     T.J. Lane, who killed three students in an attack at Chardon High School in 2012, was recaptured early Friday morning, just hours after he escaped from prison in Lima, according to the State Highway Patrol.Lane,19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. One of the inmates, Lindsey Bruce, was captured soon after.Officials confirmed the capture of Clifford Opperud, 45, early Friday.Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said...More >>
     T.J. Lane, who killed three students in an attack at Chardon High School in 2012, was recaptured early Friday morning, just hours after he escaped from prison in Lima, according to the State Highway Patrol.Lane,19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. One of the inmates, Lindsey Bruce, was captured soon after.Officials confirmed the capture of Clifford Opperud, 45, early Friday.Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said...More >>
  • 2 Navy Jets Crash in Pacific

    2 Navy Jets Crash in Pacific

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:12:58 GMT
    (CNN) -- Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said.One pilot was rescued and was being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. There was a search under way for the other pilot, the Navy said.The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Navy said. The jets have not been recovered.Both jets are fro...More >>
    (CNN) -- Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said.One pilot was rescued and was being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. There was a search under way for the other pilot, the Navy said.The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Navy said. The jets have not been recovered.Both jets are fro...More >>
  • Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Negligent Killing of Girlfriend, One Gun Charge

    Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Negligent Killing of Girlfriend, One Gun Charge

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:09:54 GMT
     A judge has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing.A day before the verdict Friday, Judge Thokozile Masipa cleared Pistorius of murder in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.His sentencing starts on October 13, the judge said after granting him bail.The customary maximum prison sentence for culpable homicide is 15 years, but a typi...More >>
     A judge has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing.A day before the verdict Friday, Judge Thokozile Masipa cleared Pistorius of murder in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.His sentencing starts on October 13, the judge said after granting him bail.The customary maximum prison sentence for culpable homicide is 15 years, but a typi...More >>
  • Police Looking for Two Suspects in Central Texas Pharmacy Burglary

    Police Looking for Two Suspects in Central Texas Pharmacy Burglary

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:10:15 GMT
    Police are looking for two suspects after a Cameron pharmacy was burglarized early Friday.On 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Cameron officers responded a burglar alarm at the Scott and White Clinic Pharmacy in the 100 block of Lafferty Lane.When they arrived, they found the two sliding front doors had been pried open.Inside, narcotic drugs were stolen from a secure area.Police were told that the two suspects were dropped off in what appeared to be a "low rider, GM product pickup" at the pharma...More >>
    Police are looking for two suspects after a Cameron pharmacy was burglarized early Friday.On 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Cameron officers responded a burglar alarm at the Scott and White Clinic Pharmacy in the 100 block of Lafferty Lane.When they arrived, they found the two sliding front doors had been pried open.Inside, narcotic drugs were stolen from a secure area.Police were told that the two suspects were dropped off in what appeared to be a "low rider, GM product pickup" at the pharma...More >>
  • Copperas Cove Teacher's Aide Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

    Copperas Cove Teacher's Aide Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:51:55 GMT
    A Copperas Cove teacher was arrested after she was accused of having an improper relationship with a student...More >>
    A Copperas Cove teacher was arrested after she was accused of having an improper relationship with a student...More >>
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Invents 'Save Me' App

    12-Year-Old Boy Invents 'Save Me' App

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:14:20 GMT
    A 12-year-old middle school student came up with a new mobile app that turns the power button on any Android phone into a virtual panic button."I hope it will save somebody's life," said Dylan Puccetti.Puccetti thought of the idea for the app while riding to Austin Middle School with his dad. When the phone is locked and someone hits the power button six times, it sends a pre-written text message to several numbers programmed into the app."If I was getting abducted ...More >>
    A 12-year-old middle school student came up with a new mobile app that turns the power button on any Android phone into a virtual panic button."I hope it will save somebody's life," said Dylan Puccetti.Puccetti thought of the idea for the app while riding to Austin Middle School with his dad. When the phone is locked and someone hits the power button six times, it sends a pre-written text message to several numbers programmed into the app."If I was getting abducted ...More >>
  • Abbott Campaign Manager Files Ethics Complaint Regarding Sen. Davis' Book Promotion

    Abbott Campaign Manager Files Ethics Complaint Regarding Sen. Davis' Book Promotion

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:07:55 GMT
     Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign Manager Wayne Hamilton filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission charging that state Sen. Wendy Davis violated Texas election law.In the complaint, Hamilton states that Davis "converted political contributions to her personal use in violation of Election Code Section 253.035."The complaint goes on to detail Sept. 9-10 travel to New York City paid for by Davis' campaign, but primarily devoted to promoting her recently-released mem...More >>
     Texans for Greg Abbott Campaign Manager Wayne Hamilton filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission charging that state Sen. Wendy Davis violated Texas election law.In the complaint, Hamilton states that Davis "converted political contributions to her personal use in violation of Election Code Section 253.035."The complaint goes on to detail Sept. 9-10 travel to New York City paid for by Davis' campaign, but primarily devoted to promoting her recently-released mem...More >>
  • Epicenter of Texas Quake was at Elementary School

    Epicenter of Texas Quake was at Elementary School

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:03:24 GMT
     There was another earthquake in North Texas overnight.The USGS says the magnitude 2.9 quake hit around 3:21 a.m. Thursday....More >>
     There was another earthquake in North Texas overnight.The USGS says the magnitude 2.9 quake hit around 3:21 a.m. Thursday....More >>
  • Foreclosure Activity Reverses Course, Rising Again

    Foreclosure Activity Reverses Course, Rising Again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:29:14 GMT
    After falling for four years straight, the number of U.S. properties scheduled for foreclosure auction in August was higher than it was a year ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. The rise was very small, just one percent, but it was, nonetheless, a warning that the foreclosure crisis is not entirely over."The messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice ...More >>
    After falling for four years straight, the number of U.S. properties scheduled for foreclosure auction in August was higher than it was a year ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. The rise was very small, just one percent, but it was, nonetheless, a warning that the foreclosure crisis is not entirely over."The messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice ...More >>
  • The World Marks 9/11 Anniversary

    The World Marks 9/11 Anniversary

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:25:23 GMT
    (USA Today) NEW YORK -- With The Star-Spangled Banner, a bagpipe tribute and a moment of silence, a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks solemnly kicked off in Lower Manhattan on Thursday.The White House also marked the anniversary with a moment of silence.In New York, The roll call of the victims began shortly after 8:46 a.m., the same time 13 years ago that the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.Not far from Ground Zero, Lower Manhattan wok...More >>
    (USA Today) NEW YORK -- With The Star-Spangled Banner, a bagpipe tribute and a moment of silence, a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks solemnly kicked off in Lower Manhattan on Thursday.The White House also marked the anniversary with a moment of silence.In New York, The roll call of the victims began shortly after 8:46 a.m., the same time 13 years ago that the first plane hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.Not far from Ground Zero, Lower Manhattan wok...More >>
  • Wells Fargo's Famous Bear Is Now a Bull—Here's Why

    Wells Fargo's Famous Bear Is Now a Bull—Here's Why

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:48:44 GMT
    Gina Martin Adams of Wells Fargo has long been known as the most bearish strategist on Wall Street. After all, at 1,850, she had the lowest year-end SP target among major strategists. But on Tuesday, she got rid of that year-end target and initiated at 12-month target of 2,100, reflecting a mildly bullish outlook. "We've thought for most of this year that we'd have a bit of a trade-off for stocks—earnings growth improving, but the timeline is shrinking for this very accom...More >>
    Gina Martin Adams of Wells Fargo has long been known as the most bearish strategist on Wall Street. After all, at 1,850, she had the lowest year-end SP target among major strategists. But on Tuesday, she got rid of that year-end target and initiated at 12-month target of 2,100, reflecting a mildly bullish outlook. "We've thought for most of this year that we'd have a bit of a trade-off for stocks—earnings growth improving, but the timeline is shrinking for this very accom...More >>
  • William And Kate Expecting Second Baby

    William And Kate Expecting Second Baby

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:40:29 GMT
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said on Monday.The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year, his father William and grandfather Prince Charles."The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that their royal highness...More >>
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said on Monday.The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year, his father William and grandfather Prince Charles."The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that their royal highness...More >>
  • Tesla CEO: Wouldn't Be surprised If Future Deal With Toyota

    Tesla CEO: Wouldn't Be surprised If Future Deal With Toyota

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:29:34 GMT
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that he would not be surprised if there was a significant deal with Toyota Motor in the next two to three years, though there were no definitive plans.? Read MoreMusk: Tesla stock is high Tesla was supplying batteries for certain RAV4 electric vehicles but that program was expected to end this year. ...More >>
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that he would not be surprised if there was a significant deal with Toyota Motor in the next two to three years, though there were no definitive plans.? Read MoreMusk: Tesla stock is high Tesla was supplying batteries for certain RAV4 electric vehicles but that program was expected to end this year. ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Investigators Search for Answers in Suspected Murder-Suicide

    UPDATE: Investigators Search for Answers in Suspected Murder-Suicide

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:25:06 GMT
     Two people were found dead in a home just outside of West on Thursday.On Thursday morning, police were called to the 20,000 block of North I-35.When police arrived, they found two people, a man and a woman, found dead inside a home with gunshot wounds.A shotgun was found at the scene.Officials believe this to be a murder-suicide.Deputy Matt Cawthon with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said that he believes this was their home and that they had been living their for awhile.Polic...More >>
     Two people were found dead in a home just outside of West on Thursday.On Thursday morning, police were called to the 20,000 block of North I-35.When police arrived, they found two people, a man and a woman, found dead inside a home with gunshot wounds.A shotgun was found at the scene.Officials believe this to be a murder-suicide.Deputy Matt Cawthon with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said that he believes this was their home and that they had been living their for awhile.Polic...More >>
  • Reports of Missing Libyan Planes Raise 9/11 Terror Fears

    Reports of Missing Libyan Planes Raise 9/11 Terror Fears

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:51:04 GMT
    Reports of 11 planes missing from a Libya airport are raising fears that militants could use them in terrorist attacks to mark the 9/11 anniversary.Intelligence agencies have warned the jets could be used in attacks in North Africa, and said one or more of the planes may be used to strike targets on Sept. 11 to mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks on the USA, the Washington Free Beacon reported, citing anonymous sources. An aviation security expert says the planes would po...More >>
    Reports of 11 planes missing from a Libya airport are raising fears that militants could use them in terrorist attacks to mark the 9/11 anniversary.Intelligence agencies have warned the jets could be used in attacks in North Africa, and said one or more of the planes may be used to strike targets on Sept. 11 to mark the anniversary of terrorist attacks on the USA, the Washington Free Beacon reported, citing anonymous sources. An aviation security expert says the planes would po...More >>
  • Ga. Father Indicted for Murder in Son's Hot-Car Death

    Ga. Father Indicted for Murder in Son's Hot-Car Death

    Thursday, September 4 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 16:13:45 GMT
    The attorney for a Georgia man charged with murder in the hot car death of his 22-month-old son, said he has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury.Justin Ross Harris faces eight counts: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children in the 1st degree, cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, criminal attempt to commit felony exploitation of children, and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors. The indictments were delivered ...More >>
    The attorney for a Georgia man charged with murder in the hot car death of his 22-month-old son, said he has been indicted by a Cobb County grand jury.Justin Ross Harris faces eight counts: malice murder, two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children in the 1st degree, cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, criminal attempt to commit felony exploitation of children, and two counts of dissemination of harmful material to minors. The indictments were delivered ...More >>
  • Memorial Concert for Two Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Memorial Concert for Two Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:46:11 GMT
    The Baylor University School of Music will present a concert in memory of Laura Ezinwa Onwudinanti and John Patrick “Jack" Stewart on Sunday, September 7, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These two Baylor clarinet students, both of whom studied with Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, died in a truck accident on July 29.Laura Onwudinanti, from Grand Prairie, graduated from Baylor in May of 2014 with a Bachelor o...More >>
    The Baylor University School of Music will present a concert in memory of Laura Ezinwa Onwudinanti and John Patrick “Jack" Stewart on Sunday, September 7, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These two Baylor clarinet students, both of whom studied with Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, died in a truck accident on July 29.Laura Onwudinanti, from Grand Prairie, graduated from Baylor in May of 2014 with a Bachelor o...More >>
  • Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad

    Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:12:09 GMT
    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed this morning that defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be signed to the team's practice squad, assuming he passes his physical.The St. Louis Rams selected Sam, who was last season's SEC co-defensive player of the year while playing at Missouri, in the seventh round of the NFL draft – the 249th pick overall -- but cut him this weekend. Born in Galveston, Texas, Sam cleared waivers without any team putting...More >>
    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed this morning that defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be signed to the team's practice squad, assuming he passes his physical.The St. Louis Rams selected Sam, who was last season's SEC co-defensive player of the year while playing at Missouri, in the seventh round of the NFL draft – the 249th pick overall -- but cut him this weekend. Born in Galveston, Texas, Sam cleared waivers without any team putting...More >>
  • Hewitt Woman's Body Found Days After Crash in Falls County

    Hewitt Woman's Body Found Days After Crash in Falls County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:39:15 GMT
    A Hewitt woman's body was found Monday night in Falls County, four days after she crashed her car, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
    A Hewitt woman's body was found Monday night in Falls County, four days after she crashed her car, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
  • Starbucks Denies Entry to Woman with Service Dog

    Starbucks Denies Entry to Woman with Service Dog

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:52:11 GMT
    Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, N.Y., woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.Amy Kaplan, 24, posted a brief video on YouTube in which she asked an employee at the shop, "Are you denying me access because of my service dog?"The employee replied, "No, I'm not. I'm telling you that you cannot come in with your service dog."Kaplan said she stopped at the shop around 3 p.m. Sunday after taking a long walk...More >>
    Starbucks plans to apologize to a Brighton, N.Y., woman who said she was denied service Sunday afternoon because she had her service dog with her.Amy Kaplan, 24, posted a brief video on YouTube in which she asked an employee at the shop, "Are you denying me access because of my service dog?"The employee replied, "No, I'm not. I'm telling you that you cannot come in with your service dog."Kaplan said she stopped at the shop around 3 p.m. Sunday after taking a long walk...More >>
  • Report: Texans, J.J. Watt Agree on $100 Million Extension

    Report: Texans, J.J. Watt Agree on $100 Million Extension

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:22:01 GMT
    The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached a contract extension.John McClain was the first to report the news on Twitter at midnight.According to the report, Watt's agent Tom Condon has been negotiating with general manager Rick Smith and the Texans for several weeks trying to get a deal done.ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported soon after that Watt's deal is for 6 years, $100 million with $51.8 million guaranteed. Those numbers mak...More >>
    The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached a contract extension.John McClain was the first to report the news on Twitter at midnight.According to the report, Watt's agent Tom Condon has been negotiating with general manager Rick Smith and the Texans for several weeks trying to get a deal done.ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported soon after that Watt's deal is for 6 years, $100 million with $51.8 million guaranteed. Those numbers mak...More >>
  • FBI Looking into Leaked Nude Photos of Lawrence, Upton

    FBI Looking into Leaked Nude Photos of Lawrence, Upton

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:17:23 GMT
    The FBI said late Monday that it was investigating leaked nude photos that targeted Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.The agency told the Associated Press that it was addressing accusations that online accounts of celebrities, including Oscar winner Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.In addition, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company was investigating whether any iCloud accounts were compromised, according to the AP.Repr...More >>
    The FBI said late Monday that it was investigating leaked nude photos that targeted Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton.The agency told the Associated Press that it was addressing accusations that online accounts of celebrities, including Oscar winner Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.In addition, Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris said the company was investigating whether any iCloud accounts were compromised, according to the AP.Repr...More >>
  • Jeremy Siegel: Bull Market 'Not Over' Yet, But …

    Jeremy Siegel: Bull Market 'Not Over' Yet, But …

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:13:22 GMT
    Wharton School Professor of Finance Jeremy Siegel has been bullish on the stock market for years now and he's not ready to change his mind yet.But he introduced a caveat Tuesday on CNBC: "We are creeping closer to fair market value [for stocks], which I think is approximately 18 times SP earnings.""We're not over with this bull market. I'm sticking with myprojection [for the Dow Jones Industrial Average] of 18,000 by year end," he said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "Our economy is the best of ...More >>
    Wharton School Professor of Finance Jeremy Siegel has been bullish on the stock market for years now and he's not ready to change his mind yet.But he introduced a caveat Tuesday on CNBC: "We are creeping closer to fair market value [for stocks], which I think is approximately 18 times SP earnings.""We're not over with this bull market. I'm sticking with myprojection [for the Dow Jones Industrial Average] of 18,000 by year end," he said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "Our economy is the best of ...More >>
  • 12 Children Injured in Waxahachie ISD Bus Accident

    12 Children Injured in Waxahachie ISD Bus Accident

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:59:08 GMT
     Medics are at the scene of a rollover accident involving a Waxahachie Independent School District bus.The bus rolled over on Highway 879 northeast of Waxahachie.A trooper at the scene reported 12 children were injured. Seven of those children were taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas and five others were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.The trooper said one child had a broken arm, but there were no life-threatening injuries.Cedric Harrison said he was c...More >>
     Medics are at the scene of a rollover accident involving a Waxahachie Independent School District bus.The bus rolled over on Highway 879 northeast of Waxahachie.A trooper at the scene reported 12 children were injured. Seven of those children were taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas and five others were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.The trooper said one child had a broken arm, but there were no life-threatening injuries.Cedric Harrison said he was c...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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

    Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:57:21 GMT
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
  • Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:56:18 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...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 >>
  • Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:34 GMT
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
  • Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:43:13 GMT
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
  • Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

    Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:31:53 GMT
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
  • Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:27:49 GMT
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
  • Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:00 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
  • Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:28:51 GMT
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:15:52 GMT
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
  • Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:11:55 GMT
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
  • Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:38:09 GMT
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
  • All Clear at Army's Fort Lee After 'Active Shooter Incident'

    All Clear at Army's Fort Lee After 'Active Shooter Incident'

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:31:18 GMT
    A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given."Early reports indicate the soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself," the statement said. "The soldier was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time."It said special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation ...More >>
    A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given."Early reports indicate the soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself," the statement said. "The soldier was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time."It said special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation ...More >>
  • Research Raises Concerns For New Army Helmet Design

    Research Raises Concerns For New Army Helmet Design

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:36:42 GMT
    Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper.The Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER, prototype came under attack from all sides during the test, conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory, and in all configurations: Helmet only, helmet and visor, helmet and jaw prote...More >>
    Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper.The Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER, prototype came under attack from all sides during the test, conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory, and in all configurations: Helmet only, helmet and visor, helmet and jaw prote...More >>
  • Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
  • Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:46:02 GMT
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
  • Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:40:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
  • Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:01 GMT
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
  • Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
  • 2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:20 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
  • The Most Honest City In America Is...

    The Most Honest City In America Is...

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:25:13 GMT
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
  • Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:03:20 GMT
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
  • Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:58 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
  • Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:05 GMT
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
  • Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

    Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:21:53 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
  • Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:42:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
  • Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:20:06 GMT
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
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