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Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place Video included

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It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ... More>>

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Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say Video included

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A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and... More>>

1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need Video included

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(KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

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The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th... More>>

Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

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A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family... More>>

Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

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 A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County... More>>

South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove Video included

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Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal... More>>

Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

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(WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke... More>>

City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

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Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street.... More>>

Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike Video included

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Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday... More>>

F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

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An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro... More>>

Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

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The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut... More>>

Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

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A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m... More>>

Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

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Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre... More>>

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  • Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:26 GMT
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
  • South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:46:21 GMT
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
  • Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:40:25 GMT
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
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  • 1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:26:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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  • Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:12:14 GMT
    Dead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian workerDead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian worker
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
  • Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:10:06 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
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  • Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:06:24 GMT
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
  • F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:53 GMT
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
  • Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:00 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
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  • Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:45 GMT
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
  • Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:02:00 GMT
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
  • WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:01:21 GMT
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>

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