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UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified Video included

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(KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree. More>>

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US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

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U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th... More>>

"It's a good first step," Local Veterans React to Proposed VA Reform Bill Video included

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(KCEN) -- A new $17 billion dollar VA reform bill could be passed into legislation as early as Wednesday after House and Senate members came to a compromise Monday night on the overhaul plan.With the bill, $5 billion would go toward hiring more doctors and nurses, another $1.5 billion to lease 27 new facilities for clinics to provide more patient access, and $10 billion for outside care. Veterans living 40 miles from the closest VA or veterans who are on a wait list of more than 30 days could... More>>

House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

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 Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic. More>>

Abbott Appeals Texas Same Sex Marriage Ban Video included

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Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal on Tuesday to uphold the state's same-sex marriage ban.The ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in February. According to the brief, Abbott said Texas can ban same-sex marriage based on Texas's interest in procreation. In 2005, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman. More>>

Free School Supplies: McLennan Co. Salvation Army Has Plenty to Give Away

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(KCEN) -- It's time to start thinking about the new school year, and the McLennan County Salvation Army has lots of school supplies to give away. The group has been collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, and everything in between.Now they're looking to register families to come get the free supplies. More>>

VA Manipulated Vets' Appointment Data, Audit Finds

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Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY.Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wilmington, N.C., told auditors they "were fearful of retaliation" if they did not manipulate appointment data.Managers instructed or "encouraged" schedulers to ... More>>

What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

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The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution. More>>

Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs Video included

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The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next leader of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.The vote was 97 to 0.President Barack Obama selected the former Proctor and Gamble chief after the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left after reports exposed wide-ranging mismanagement and manipulation of waiting lists at VA hospitals.McDonald will be charged with reforming a system bogged down by bureaucracy and mistrust.It looks likely that he’ll ge... More>>

Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

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(KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op... More>>

Surgeon General: Stop Tanning and Save Your Skin

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Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop — seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons. It's a familiar skin-cancer prevention message, but it's coming from a new source: the office of the U.S. Surgeon General.The call to action from acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, released Tuesday, says that skin cancer is a "major public health problem" and that too much exposure to indoor and outdoor ul... More>>

Dad Creates Efficient Way to Have a Water Balloon Fight

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Tired of spending time endlessly tying water balloons instead of having fun during hot summer days with his family, a Texas father of eight came up with a genius idea to save time.Josh Malone, 41, invented Bunch O Balloons, a set-up that can fill 100 water balloons in under a minute. As he showed in an impromptu water balloon fight against an undermanned Carson Daly on Rockefeller Plaza during TODAY Tuesday, it goes way faster than the conventional method of filling balloons one at... More>>

Heart Of Texas Goodwill Industries Hosts Job Fair In Temple & Killeen

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Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries would like to invite members of the Temple and Killeen areas to one of two job fairs they will be hosting this week. Anyone interested can come discuss a variety of job opportunities within Heart of Texas Goodwill and fill out an application and interview on the spot. The first event will take place Thursday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Goodwill Temple Learning Center, located at 4108 South 31st Street in Temple, Texas. The second ... More>>

Antonio Finally Gets His Make a Wish Video included

Antonio by a tree in his orchard Antonio by a tree in his orchard
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(KCEN) – They told him to wish big… and boy did he. On Monday, just one day after his eighth birthday, Antonio Laguna finally got his Make a Wish. “Lots of waiting,” he laughed just moments before getting to see his greenhouse and orchard. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be fun.” And it was. With the plants in place, his tools waiting, and the red ribbon up, Antonio walked outside to see his dream picking farm. “It’s so amazing,” he giggled standing in his greenhouse. “I can’t believe so many ... More>>

Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children Video included

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(KCEN) --Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.The resolution was passed at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.It’s similar to resolutions recently passed in Jefferson, Brazoria and Galveston counties. Local immigration activists say they're appalled at the lack of consideration. “You're telling me, hey let's just throw you in the trash and look the other way and keep going,” said God’s C... More>>

New Case Of Rabies On Fort Hood

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(KCEN) -- Another case of rabies is discovered on Fort Hood Monday.A bat was found near a Department of Public Works' motorpool building and has tested positive for the disease.Fort Hood Veterinary personnel and Darnall Army Medical Center are investigating this recent case for possible exposures.This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies on post since May 12. Officials said everyone on Fort Hood should be aware and avoid handling wild or stray animals.If you notice any wildlife or stray anim... More>>

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  • US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:41:16 GMT
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...More >>
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...More >>
  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:21:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.More >>
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.More >>
  • House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:52:21 GMT
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.More >>
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.More >>
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  • "It's a good first step," Local Veterans React to Proposed VA Reform Bill

    "It's a good first step," Local Veterans React to Proposed VA Reform Bill

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:20:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A new $17 billion dollar VA reform bill could be passed into legislation as early as Wednesday after House and Senate members came to a compromise Monday night on the overhaul plan.With the bill, $5 billion would go toward hiring more doctors and nurses, another $1.5 billion to lease 27 new facilities for clinics to provide more patient access, and $10 billion for outside care. Veterans living 40 miles from the closest VA or veterans who are on a wait list of more than 30 days could...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A new $17 billion dollar VA reform bill could be passed into legislation as early as Wednesday after House and Senate members came to a compromise Monday night on the overhaul plan.With the bill, $5 billion would go toward hiring more doctors and nurses, another $1.5 billion to lease 27 new facilities for clinics to provide more patient access, and $10 billion for outside care. Veterans living 40 miles from the closest VA or veterans who are on a wait list of more than 30 days could...More >>
  • VA Manipulated Vets' Appointment Data, Audit Finds

    VA Manipulated Vets' Appointment Data, Audit Finds

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:10:49 GMT
    Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY.Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wilmington, N.C., told auditors they "were fearful of retaliation" if they did not manipulate appointment data.Managers instructed or "encouraged" schedulers to ...More >>
    Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY.Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wilmington, N.C., told auditors they "were fearful of retaliation" if they did not manipulate appointment data.Managers instructed or "encouraged" schedulers to ...More >>
  • Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs

    Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:59:05 GMT
    The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next leader of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.The vote was 97 to 0.President Barack Obama selected the former Proctor and Gamble chief after the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left after reports exposed wide-ranging mismanagement and manipulation of waiting lists at VA hospitals.McDonald will be charged with reforming a system bogged down by bureaucracy and mistrust.It looks likely that he’ll ge...More >>
    The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next leader of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.The vote was 97 to 0.President Barack Obama selected the former Proctor and Gamble chief after the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left after reports exposed wide-ranging mismanagement and manipulation of waiting lists at VA hospitals.McDonald will be charged with reforming a system bogged down by bureaucracy and mistrust.It looks likely that he’ll ge...More >>
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  • What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:06:38 GMT
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:38:39 GMT
    Photo Courtesy WFAA Photo Courtesy WFAA
    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
  • Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:25:04 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KHOUPhoto Courtesy KHOU
     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
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  • Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

    Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:46:35 GMT
    (KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op...More >>
    (KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op...More >>
  • Dad Creates Efficient Way to Have a Water Balloon Fight

    Dad Creates Efficient Way to Have a Water Balloon Fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:08:15 GMT
    Tired of spending time endlessly tying water balloons instead of having fun during hot summer days with his family, a Texas father of eight came up with a genius idea to save time.Josh Malone, 41, invented Bunch O Balloons, a set-up that can fill 100 water balloons in under a minute. As he showed in an impromptu water balloon fight against an undermanned Carson Daly on Rockefeller Plaza during TODAY Tuesday, it goes way faster than the conventional method of filling balloons one at...More >>
    Tired of spending time endlessly tying water balloons instead of having fun during hot summer days with his family, a Texas father of eight came up with a genius idea to save time.Josh Malone, 41, invented Bunch O Balloons, a set-up that can fill 100 water balloons in under a minute. As he showed in an impromptu water balloon fight against an undermanned Carson Daly on Rockefeller Plaza during TODAY Tuesday, it goes way faster than the conventional method of filling balloons one at...More >>
  • Why This Surfing Dog May Be Better Than Any You've Seen

    Why This Surfing Dog May Be Better Than Any You've Seen

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:30:52 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    Ricochet is a surfing superstar who helps teach the disabled to hang ten, too.More >>
    Ricochet is a surfing superstar who helps teach the disabled to hang ten, too.More >>

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