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McLennan County Man Admits To Setting Deadly 1986 Fire

DALLAS (AP) _ A Texas man has admitted to setting a backyard fire in 1986 that killed his two stepsons, ending a yearslong fight over whether faulty fire science had wrongfully put him behind bars. In a surprising twist, Ed Graf pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of murder just as a jury in Waco […]

Governor Perry’s First Criminal Court Appearance Delayed Until After The Election

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Gov. Rick Perry’s first court appearance to face abuse of power charges has been pushed back a week to Nov. 7. A judge in Austin last week had ordered the Republican to appear for a pretrial hearing Oct. 31. But Perry attorney Tony Buzbee said Tuesday that the appearance has been […]

Former Dewhurst Campaign Manager Plans to Plead Guilty To Embezzlement

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ An Austin political consultant says he will enter a guilty plea after federal authorities charged him with embezzling nearly $1.8 million from the campaign of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst. The Austin American-Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1FuQlWY ) Dewhurst’s former campaign manager Kenneth Barfield agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud, making a false […]

Gas Leak Empties Student Rec Center

Update: 1:46 p.m. The Code Maroon website posted the following update: “Gas leak repaired. Student Rec Center reopened. Resume normal activity. 1:26 PM” Update: 12:42 p.m. The Code Maroon website posted the following update: “Student Rec Center remains closed. Gas leak repairs are underway. Continue to avoid the area. 12:38 PM” Original Story: 12:35 p.m. […]

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Texas To Use New Voter ID Laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the nation’s highest court on Saturday rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo […]

Wayward Pregnant Cow Keeps CS Authorities Busy

It took the better part of three hours Friday afternoon for a pregnant cow to be corralled back into a trailer parked off Texas Avenue in College Station. Police Lt. Chuck Fleeger says the driver stopped because the trailer had a mechanical problem. Somehow, the gate unlatched and the cow went out to explore. The […]

Recap of St. Joseph RHC Decontamination Incident

Friday evening statement released by Texas A&M University: 20-year-old Texas A&M senior biochemistry major Christian Amadeus Taylor of Killeen passed away earlier today at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. The precise cause of his death is pending. A police investigation is ongoing, including awaiting results of toxicology reports. Authorities believe Taylor may have ingested sodium […]

New College Station Police Chief is Named

College Station’s new police chief has filled the interim role three times. On Friday, Scott McCollum was promoted to the top position. McCollum, who has spent his career at CSPD, began in 1985 and has been an assistant chief since 2001. Click below for comments from Scott McCollum, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.   News […]

Brazos County Health Officials Preparing For Ebola

Brazos County Health Department officials met with local media Friday to share what they’re doing to prepare for the Ebola virus. That’s after the office has fielded calls from concerned residents about Ebola coming to the Brazos Valley. Brazos County Alternate Health Authority Dr. Seth Sullivan says people carrying the virus are not contagious until […]

98,000 Brazos County Tax Statements Are in the Mail

Some of the 98,000 Brazos County property tax statements mailed earlier this week have already arrived at their destination. Tax Assessor-Collector Kristy Roe says the first thing to check is to make sure all your properties are listed. Property owners can look at the back of their statement to learn more paying online or over […]

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