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Virulent skin germ grates on Maine lobstering isle

PORTLAND, Maine – A strain of a drug-resistant skin disease that has afflicted sports teams, prisons and military units is now proving a persistent pest among lobstermen and their families on a Maine island.

Flores weighs in on veteran's health care: gains McCain's support

When it comes to health care systems for the veterans, Flores says he wants there to be a private option.

Election coverage: Edwards weighs in

As election day approaches, candidates are making sure to get their last words in before November. We talked to Congressman Chet Edwards to see what he is doing to keep his seat.

DSHS encourages a seasonal flu shot for nearly all Texans

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a seasonal flu shot as soon as possible.

Baylor student robbed at gunpoint

Waco-- A Baylor student was robbed at gunpoint, late Sunday night, at Baylor Plaza III apartments, located on the Baylor campus. Police say two men forced their way into the students apartment, after the student answered a knock at the door.

Fatal crash Sunday leaves one dead and one injured

A wreck on Sunday left one dead and one injured. It happened on Interstate 35. 21-year-old Russell Cliffton died when he and 19-year-old Christopher Ochoa were hit by a Mustang at the lakeshore drive exit.

Welfare cases increase in numbers in tough economy

In many states, the Census Bureau notes little connection between the economy and the number of people on welfare. The McLennan County Welfare Department says, as poverty levels rise, so do the numbers of people on welfare. 

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo starts this week

Waco-- The annual Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo will kick-off tomorrow night with a parade in downtown Waco.

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

Waco woman sentenced to 35 years in prison for throwing baby

A Waco woman is sentenced to 35 years in prison for first-degree felony, injury to a child.