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  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:28:56 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 >>
  • 'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:26:53 GMT
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    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.More >>
    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.
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  • Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:38:31 GMT
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...More >>
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...More >>
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  • STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:52:59 GMT
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
  • Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:35:16 GMT
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:46:55 GMT
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
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  • Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:39:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...More >>
  • "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 >>
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  • May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

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  • Abbott Appeals Texas Same Sex Marriage Ban

    Abbott Appeals Texas Same Sex Marriage Ban

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:09:27 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:07:08 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
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  • McDonald's New Nuggets are Made of Fish and Tofu in Japan

    McDonald's New Nuggets are Made of Fish and Tofu in Japan

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:33:06 GMT
    If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.On Wednesday, McDonald's in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the Tofu Shinjo McNugget i...More >>
    If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.On Wednesday, McDonald's in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the Tofu Shinjo McNugget i...More >>
  • Surgeon General: Stop Tanning and Save Your Skin

    Surgeon General: Stop Tanning and Save Your Skin

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:10:55 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

    New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:56:15 GMT
    When we think of sicknesses transmitted by mosquitoes, we are usually worried about the West Nile virus....More >>
    When we think of sicknesses transmitted by mosquitoes, we are usually worried about the West Nile virus....More >>
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  • Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

    Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:43:07 GMT
    Microsoft announced massive layoffs on Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs in one of the largest job cuts in the company's 39-year history. The layoffs equal about 14 percent of the company's workforce, as it cuts the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims other operations. In a letter to his employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company would be cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. "We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions...More >>
    Microsoft announced massive layoffs on Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs in one of the largest job cuts in the company's 39-year history. The layoffs equal about 14 percent of the company's workforce, as it cuts the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims other operations. In a letter to his employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company would be cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. "We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions...More >>
  • BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

    BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:23:50 GMT
    Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven automakers -- BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford -- would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese firm, Takata.Thousands of GM vehicles have also been recalled over similar Takata-built airbag problems.The recall affects BMW cars manufactured between mid-1999 and mid-2006. The company said roughly 574,000 cars could be recalled in th...More >>
    Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven automakers -- BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford -- would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese firm, Takata.Thousands of GM vehicles have also been recalled over similar Takata-built airbag problems.The recall affects BMW cars manufactured between mid-1999 and mid-2006. The company said roughly 574,000 cars could be recalled in th...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

    Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:16:05 GMT
    (CNN) -- The company said that the recalled vehicles had previously had their vanity mirrors repaired, but that the wiring may not have been correctly reassembled by the dealer, posing a fire risk.Chrysler said there were three injuries tied to the problem, all in vehicles which had been serviced.The vehicles involved are the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durangos. Only vehicles which were previously serviced are included in the recall.Some of these vehicles were included in a previ...More >>
    (CNN) -- The company said that the recalled vehicles had previously had their vanity mirrors repaired, but that the wiring may not have been correctly reassembled by the dealer, posing a fire risk.Chrysler said there were three injuries tied to the problem, all in vehicles which had been serviced.The vehicles involved are the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durangos. Only vehicles which were previously serviced are included in the recall.Some of these vehicles were included in a previ...More >>
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