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  • 2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:52:53 GMT
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...More >>
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...More >>
  • Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:39:14 GMT
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...More >>
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...More >>
  • Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:50:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...More >>
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  • Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:12:00 GMT
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
  • Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:52 GMT
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
  • Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:39 GMT
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
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  • New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:28:00 GMT
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
  • Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:35:22 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Sophia Stamas, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Sophia Stamas, KCEN News
    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
  • Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:44:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
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  • May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
  • 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 >>
  • Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

    Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:26:19 GMT
    (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others are lashing out at President Barack Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children, saying the U.S. leader needs to see with his own eyes what both sides agree is a humanitarian crisis."The American people expect to see their President when there is a disaster," Perry told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview that aired Thursday, citing Obama's trip to the East Coast to tour damage caused by Superstorm San...More >>
    (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others are lashing out at President Barack Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children, saying the U.S. leader needs to see with his own eyes what both sides agree is a humanitarian crisis."The American people expect to see their President when there is a disaster," Perry told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview that aired Thursday, citing Obama's trip to the East Coast to tour damage caused by Superstorm San...More >>
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  • 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 >>
  • Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

    Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:55:28 GMT
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
  • Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

    Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:32:13 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Just two years of exercising, eating healthier food and doing a little brain training boosted people's memory function, researchers reported Monday. It's the first proof that some of the things people have been trying to prevent Alzheimer's may actually work.The study, done in Finland, doesn't point to any one thing people can do to prevent memory loss. Instead, it's a cocktail, the researchers told a meeting of Alzheimer's experts."It's the first time we have been able to give ...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Just two years of exercising, eating healthier food and doing a little brain training boosted people's memory function, researchers reported Monday. It's the first proof that some of the things people have been trying to prevent Alzheimer's may actually work.The study, done in Finland, doesn't point to any one thing people can do to prevent memory loss. Instead, it's a cocktail, the researchers told a meeting of Alzheimer's experts."It's the first time we have been able to give ...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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