Murder case
9:07 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Murder suspect to appear in Hunt County courtroom Thursday

GREENVILLE - An arraignment hearing is today for a Greenville man in the summer shooting death of a Caddo Mills school teacher.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Experimental Magnetic Pulses May Help Heal A Brain After Stroke

A stroke affecting the right side of the brain can lead a person to be visually unaware of what's happening on the left.
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A little brain stimulation seems to speed up recovery from a stroke.

This isn't the sort of brain stimulation you get from conversation. It's done using an electromagnetic coil placed against the scalp.

Researchers think the treatment encourages brain cells to form new connections, allowing the brain to rewire itself to compensate for damage caused by a stroke.

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Delta County
8:39 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Cooper City Council addresses multiple items

COOPER - Delta County officials agreed to protection services and discussed the upcoming elections in a recent meeting. 

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Jobless Claims Drop To Lowest Level In More Than Three Years

The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 19,000 last week, to 366,000, the Employment and Training Administration reports. And that's the lowest level since May 2008.

Bloomberg News says the decline was not expected — most economists thought we would hear they remained around 390,000.

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The Two-Way
7:30 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Report: 'Marines Promoted Inflated Story For Medal Of Honor Recipient'

President Obama presents the Medal of Honor to Marine Corps Sgt. Dakota Meyer.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu December 15, 2011 5:10 pm

"Crucial parts" of the story that Marine Corps officials told about Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer's bravery in Afghanistan are "untrue, unsubstantiated or exaggerated, according to dozens of military documents" that McClatchy Newspapers has examined and reporting done by a McClatchy correspondent who survived the ambush in which Meyer performed heroically.

In a long report based on extensive research, correspondent Jonathan S. Landay writes that:

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The Breakdown
7:30 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Bob Aikin: Books you should read (or give)

Cover: Raylan by Elmore Leonard
amazon.com

The breakdown today includes a continuation of last week's list of books that might make great stocking stuffers, and are great reads anyway.

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Animal cruelty
7:24 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Officials ramp up force in fighting animal cruelty

GREENVILLE - The Hunt County Commissioners Court this week entered into an agreement with the SPCA of Texas. 

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Child abuse
7:21 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Mother and boyfriend arrested for alleged child abuse

WEST TAWAKONI - Two people are in custody and a two-year-old child clings to life after a reported beating in South Hunt County.

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Best Books Of 2011
7:16 am
Thu December 15, 2011

Fired Up: The Year's Best Science Fiction, Fantasy

Priscilla Nielsen for NPR

2011 was a good year to be a reader of science fiction and fantasy, although lately every year has been a good year: Not only are the books getting more popular — thank you, Game of Thrones — they're getting more interesting, evolving and morphing in weird, fascinating ways.

They're also interbreeding with other genres to produce wild new hybrid forms, like historical science fiction romances and hard-boiled fantasy detective novels. They're commenting on current events and swapping DNA with literary novels.

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