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Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31 Video included

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The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,... More>>

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'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

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(KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
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First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

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 A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ... More>>

Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

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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

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 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 Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

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 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>>

Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

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Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also waived an arraignment that had been set for Friday.Perry has been defiant since a grand jury in Austin indicted him last week on charges of trying to leverage his power to force the ouster of Travi... More>>

'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

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Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u... More>>

City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings Video included

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(KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro... More>>

Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

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 President Barack Obama spoke to reporters Wednesday after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist. More>>

WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television Academy More>>

Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

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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>>

Peanut, Almond and Nut Butters Recalled on Fears of Salmonella

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 The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nu... More>>

U.S. Says Beheading Video is Authentic

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U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday."We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic," Hayden said.President Obama was schedule to make a statement at 12:45 pm ET.The beheading may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.In an interview... More>>

Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

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The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa... More>>

Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

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Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p... More>>

James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

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(NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant.... More>>

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

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(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>>

I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones Video included

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(KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
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Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

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(CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe... More>>

Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County Video included

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On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ... More>>

Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

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 As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff... More>>

Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

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Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun... More>>

Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

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One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o... More>>

One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson Video included

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(USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off... More>>

Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon Video included

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(KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints... More>>

Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen Video included

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(KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States." More>>

Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice Video included

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(KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions. More>>

Don Pardo, Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dead at 96

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(CNN) -- Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.Pardo was the announcer for "SNL" for all but one season over the program's 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old "Price Is Right" and the Art Fleming-hosted version of "Jeopardy!"In a tweet, "NBC Nightly News" described Pardo... More>>

Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

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(USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet... More>>

2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

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(USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ... More>>

The Most Honest City In America Is...

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Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim... More>>

Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ... More>>

More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood Video included

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(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>>

Mullets Descend on Iowa State Fair to Battle for Best Hair

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Mullets still rock in Iowa.About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa."My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released the... More>>

Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set Video included

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AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i... More>>

Michael Brown Death: Grand Jury May Get Ferguson Case Wednesday

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 A Missouri grand jury could hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown as early as Wednesday, officials said.
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UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road Video included

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 A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County.  More>>

I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

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It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook... More>>

Obama to Send Holder to Ferguson, Claims Progress in Iraq

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Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday that he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb.Hours after being briefed by Holder on events in Ferguson, Mo., Obama again called for calm and said that people there should push back on "a small minority" that is undermining peaceful protest by fomenting violence."Let's seek to heal rather than ... More>>

Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

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(KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th... More>>

Dog in Wheelchair Rolls Through Town Delivering Smiles

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ALBANY, Minn. - River is Albany's best known canine. Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader."River touches everybody's heart," says LuAnn Jopp after meeting up with River on a downtown sidewalk. "Everybody has to come by and pet the dog."River is a four-legged friend – who also happens to have been dealt a bad hand. River was out for a walk with Carol, when two l... More>>

No Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry

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(USA Today) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.The Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite the indictment from a Travis County grand jury.At some poi... More>>

Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen Video included

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Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ... More>>

Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

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Some of the nation's active military members and veterans don't have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help. More>>

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  • Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:04:25 GMT
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
  • 'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:00:23 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
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  • First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:31:13 GMT
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
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  • "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 >>
  • Ft. Hood Teen Wins Headed to Nationals for 'Military Youth of the Year' Competition

    Ft. Hood Teen Wins Headed to Nationals for 'Military Youth of the Year' Competition

    Thursday, August 14 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-08-14 23:32:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – A Fort Hood teen is on her way to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Military Youth of the Year after winning the Texas and South West Regional titles. On Thursday Fort Hood's Bronco Youth Club held a celebration to honor 18-year-old Shakira Wingate for her accomplishments before heading to nationals. “Just being able to speak on behalf of the military kids here, and at my region and even military kids nationwide, I'm pretty excited and nervous at the same time,” Shakira laug...More >>
    (KCEN) – A Fort Hood teen is on her way to Washington D.C. to compete in the national Military Youth of the Year after winning the Texas and South West Regional titles. On Thursday Fort Hood's Bronco Youth Club held a celebration to honor 18-year-old Shakira Wingate for her accomplishments before heading to nationals. “Just being able to speak on behalf of the military kids here, and at my region and even military kids nationwide, I'm pretty excited and nervous at the same time,” Shakira laug...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 >>
  • 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 19:24:13 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 >>
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  • WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:26:33 GMT
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
  • Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

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    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:49 GMT
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:48 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>

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