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Bryan PD on WTAW

Bryan PD Public Communications Officer Jason James came by the WTAW studio for his regular Tuesday visit with Tom and Chris.

Dicky Facing Felony Racing Charge

A Brazos County grand jury has indicted Wayne Dicky II with racing on a highway causing serious bodily injury in connection with an incident that left three teens dead. The second degree felony charge comes in connection with an accident in August of 2008 that took the life of Dillon and Gus Benevides and Dicky’s […]

Suspicious Fire in College Station

The College Station Fire Department is investigating a residential structure fire in the 1100 block of Todd Trail. Click to hear WTAW’s Chris Clift talk with Fire Chief R.B. Alley: Press release from CSFD: A late-evening fire damaged a single family residence at 1112 Todd Trail, displacing a family of four.

Train Derails in Caldwell

A pair of Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains hit head on about 1:45 a.m. Monday at a switching station in Caldwell. Click to hear WTAW’s Chris Clift talk with BNSF Director of Public Affairs Joe Faust: Four cars were taken off the tracks as a result of the collision. The cars that derailed were not […]

State Budget Passes Senate Finance

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A two-year, $177 billion state budget is headed for the Texas Senate. That’s after the Senate Finance Committee voted 14-0 Monday to adopt the plan. The proposal for 2010-2011 spends almost $11 billion in federal stimulus funds. That money helped lawmakers close a multibillion dollar gap between the amount of state […]

State Senate OKs Sobriety Checkpoints

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The Texas Senate has approved legislation allowing police to set up sobriety checkpoints. The Senate voted 20-11 Monday to approve the bill, which requires police to consider the number of drunken driving arrests and accidents in an area the previous year. The roadblocks, limited to large counties and cities, would also […]

Tribes Seek Casino Approval from State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Representatives of two American Indian tribes on Monday asked Texas lawmakers to let them reopen casinos. Backers say the proceeds could be used to pay for education, health care and other essential services. Leaders of the Tigua tribe of El Paso and the Alabama-Coushatta of Livingston went before a House subcommittee […]

Several Hurt in Houston Fire Truck Collision

HOUSTON (AP) _ Officials say 10 people, including eight firefighters, were taken to Houston hospitals after a traffic accident in which two fire trucks responding to a call collided. Houston District Fire Chief Tommy Dowdy says the two fire trucks were responding Monday to a report of an apartment fire when they collided at an […]

SA Toddler Survives Three-Story Fall

SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Emergency personnel treated a 2-year-old girl who fell from a third-story window at a San Antonio apartment complex. The San Antonio Express-News reports the child, whose name was not released, was conscious and responsive following the accident. The girl was crying as paramedics arrived to treat her Sunday night. Authorities believe […]

Kerry: Mexico Not Broken

EL PASO, Texas (AP) _ U.S. Sen. John Kerry says the Mexican government is strained in its fight against powerful drug cartels and needs the help of the U.S. government, but is not on the brink of failure. The Massachusetts Democrat said at a Senate field hearing in El Paso the Senate needs to ratify […]

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