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Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

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(NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ... More>>

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Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

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(USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of... More>>

Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

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(USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day... More>>

Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

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(CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves... More>>

Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

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(KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f... More>>

Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing... More>>

Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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(KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names. More>>

378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

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An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi... More>>

Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

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A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation. More>>

WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

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Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

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A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau... More>>

Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms Video included

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(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>>

WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

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So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquarium More>>

Fort Hood Soldiers Compete in Best by Test

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(KCEN) -- Soldiers often tout they're the best at this skill or that exercise... But who really is the best? Fort Hood's Steel Dragon Battalion decided to put the soldiers to the test to find out.Starting last Friday about 600 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 82nd field artillery split up into more than 20 teams to go through rigorous war fighting skill competitions. "We wanted to put a little vigor into these exercises, and put in a little stress to see how well these soldiers operate over a l... More>>

U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

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(USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ... More>>

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  • Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:32:02 GMT
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
  • Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:59:31 GMT
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
  • Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:12:58 GMT
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
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  • Fort Hood Soldiers Compete in Best by Test

    Fort Hood Soldiers Compete in Best by Test

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:35:34 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers often tout they're the best at this skill or that exercise... But who really is the best? Fort Hood's Steel Dragon Battalion decided to put the soldiers to the test to find out.Starting last Friday about 600 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 82nd field artillery split up into more than 20 teams to go through rigorous war fighting skill competitions. "We wanted to put a little vigor into these exercises, and put in a little stress to see how well these soldiers operate over a l...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers often tout they're the best at this skill or that exercise... But who really is the best? Fort Hood's Steel Dragon Battalion decided to put the soldiers to the test to find out.Starting last Friday about 600 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 82nd field artillery split up into more than 20 teams to go through rigorous war fighting skill competitions. "We wanted to put a little vigor into these exercises, and put in a little stress to see how well these soldiers operate over a l...More >>
  • "I feel like a soldier again", Archery Therapy Helps Wounded Ft. Hood Soldiers

    "I feel like a soldier again", Archery Therapy Helps Wounded Ft. Hood Soldiers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:36:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Tamara Becker grips her bow, clears her mind, pulls back and lets the arrow fly. It's a feeling that makes her feel like a soldier again. “When I'm on the range I notice myself being less anxious and calm,” she said. “It causes you to focus and really helps with kinetic energy.” A Purple Heart recipient, Becker came back from Afghanistan a wounded soldier. Joining Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Unit for wounded, injured and ill soldiers, she began looking through their adaptive reco...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Tamara Becker grips her bow, clears her mind, pulls back and lets the arrow fly. It's a feeling that makes her feel like a soldier again. “When I'm on the range I notice myself being less anxious and calm,” she said. “It causes you to focus and really helps with kinetic energy.” A Purple Heart recipient, Becker came back from Afghanistan a wounded soldier. Joining Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Unit for wounded, injured and ill soldiers, she began looking through their adaptive reco...More >>
  • More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood

    More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:20:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...More >>
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...More >>
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  • Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:13:25 GMT
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
  • Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:24:21 GMT
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
  • Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:42:05 GMT
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
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  • 378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:46:09 GMT
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
  • WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
  • WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:34:00 GMT
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>

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