Oil platform explodes in Gulf of Mexico; 11 injured, 2 missing

An explosion tore through an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, triggering a fire and injuring at least 11 people, authorities said.

9/11 fund handler decides victim compensation in Aurora movie shooting

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. But it does more for the survivors than just kind words, said the attorney handling compensation to victims after the Aurora, Colorado massacre.

Baylor alumni sharpshoot for scholarships

A handful of Baylor alumni came together Friday to raise money for financial aid. Kevin Ludlum went to Baylor and now works for the school. He also understands the obstacles current college students face.

Scott and White to only hire tobacco-free employees

Everyone knows smoking is bad for you but it is a personal choice. However, a new policy change at Scott and White Hospital means employees will have to choose between smoking or losing their job.

Execution date set for Brazos County murderer

A convicted Brazos County murderer who was sent to death row more than fifteen years ago finally has an execution date.

BCS Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign

Friday the Bryan-College Station Salvation Army kicked off their annual red kettle campaign as well as their angel tree at the Post Oak Mall.

Car crashes through Bryan living room

A frightening experience for a mother and her son after a car drove into her living room early this morning. The accident happened on the 1100 block of Jordan Loop in Bryan.

Officials release name of Ft. Hood soldier killed in wreck

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died from injuries suffered from a motorcycle accident Nov. 15. He was pronounced deceased by doctors at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at 10:44 p.m.

Appeals court strikes down Michigan's affirmative action ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowly struck down Michigan's 6-year-old ban on considering race and gender in college admissions, a ruling that the state intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Texas launches new campaign to reduce infant deaths

The Texas Department of State Health Services has launched its Someday Starts Now campaign aimed at reducing the number of infant deaths and preterm births by promoting healthy lifestyles for people who may someday decide to have a baby.