Listeria Lawsuit Filed Against Blue Bell

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A man is suing Blue Bell, saying he contracted listeria-related meningitis after eating ice cream produced by the company. David Philip Shockley seeks unspecified damages in the negligence lawsuit filed Tuesday in Austin. Texas-based Blue Bell recalled all its ice cream and halted production in April after a series of listeria […]

Bryan PD Investigating C-Store Robbery

News release courtesy of Bryan police: On May 20, 2015 at approximately 3:00am Bryan Officers responded to Raceway located at 2105 E. William J. Bryan for an aggravated robbery that had just occurred. A male with his face covered entered the convenience store, displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect fled on foot with […]

Bryan Police Update

Officer Kelley McKethan of the Bryan police department visits with WTAW’s Bill Oliver about an increase in illegal window tinting and vehicle lights, an invitation for tomorrow’s law enforcement torch run (details are below), an upcoming retirement (details below), and locations of increased traffic enforcement.   News releases courtesy of Bryan police: The Gulf Coast […]

UPDATE: Preliminary Autopsy Findings on Death of Dennis Brown

Tuesday update from the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office: On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015, the Travis County Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on the body of Dennis Wayne Brown III. Preliminary results indicate that there were no signs of physical injuries found in the examination. Additional tests are being conducted to determine the cause of death, […]

BISD Assistant Principal is Promoted

News release from the Bryan school district: The Bryan ISD Board of Trustees approved the hire of Amy Newbold as principal of Johnson Elementary during its regular meeting May 18. Newbold, who currently serves as Johnson’s assistant principal, has been an educator for nearly 25 years. At Johnson, she will fill the role of principal […]

Bryan School Board Bans Public Comments By Supporters of Reassigned Bryan High Band Director

The Bryan school board at Monday night’s meeting banned public comments from supporters of the reassigned Bryan High band director. Only board president David Stasny spoke, and he made no specific reference to Robert Towell, who was transferred to Mitchell Elementary to teach music. But nine individuals who signed up to speak were allowed to […]

Busy Monday at the Texas Capitol

LAWMAKERS HEAR ABOUT THE WACO BIKER GANG SHOOTOUT A restaurant shootout among rival biker gangs in Waco has become a last-ditch rallying cry for opponents of legalizing openly carried handguns in Texas. The shootout that left nine people dead and 18 wounded happened with only two weeks remaining for the Texas Legislature. Police chiefs and […]

Brazos County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Double Murder

Update Monday afternoon: Danny Diaz was released from a local hospital Monday afternoon and was returned to the Brazos County Jail. In addition to being held on a murder charge, Diaz is also accused of violating probation from convictions associated with plea agreements he made in 2013 for marijuana possession and evading arrest with previous […]

Arrests Involving a Repeat Offender, Theft From Employer, and a Stakeout

A Bryan man who admitted to breaking the jaw of a Brazos County jail inmate nearly two years ago is back behind bars. According to the arrest report, Bryan police were working undercover in a high burglary neighborhood at 3 a.m. last Friday when they stopped a man walking through a strip center on East […]

UPDATE: Twin Peaks Pulls Waco Franchise Agreement And Number of Arrests Are Adjusted

Monday afternoon update from the Associated Press and Twin Peaks corporate Facebook page: WACO, Texas (AP) _ About 170 people have been arrested and a Central Texas restaurant and bar closed after a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs left nine bikers dead. Waco police on Monday announced the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission closed Twin Peaks […]

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