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  • Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:17:27 GMT
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
  • Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:28:51 GMT
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:16 GMT
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
  • Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:47:22 GMT
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...More >>
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...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 >>
  • SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:13:57 GMT
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home.More >>
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. More >>
  • First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:20:05 GMT
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
  • One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:51:27 GMT
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
  • Nail Polish Alerts the Wearer of Date Rape Drugs

    Nail Polish Alerts the Wearer of Date Rape Drugs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:58:26 GMT
    Undergraduates at North Carolina State University are being credited with creating a new kind of nail polish.According to the Triangle Business Journal, the polish doubles as a way to prevent sexual assault. The nail polish changes color when the person wearing it is exposed to date rape drugs.How it works:The person wearing the nail polish has to use their finger to stir their drink. If the drink has a date rape drug in it, the nail polish will change colors.The Washington Post rep...More >>
    Undergraduates at North Carolina State University are being credited with creating a new kind of nail polish.According to the Triangle Business Journal, the polish doubles as a way to prevent sexual assault. The nail polish changes color when the person wearing it is exposed to date rape drugs.How it works:The person wearing the nail polish has to use their finger to stir their drink. If the drink has a date rape drug in it, the nail polish will change colors.The Washington Post rep...More >>
  • The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:46:22 GMT
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
  • 'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:11:44 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:41:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
  • UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:22:01 GMT
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
  • WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:05:30 GMT
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
  • Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:58:14 GMT
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
  • Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:30:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...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 >>
  • United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:45:53 GMT
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
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