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Are Smartphones really smart for children?

Nearly 75 percent of middle school students, and one third of all 11-year-olds, in the United States, have cell phones.

Texas A&M ranks in top 20 for short-term study abroad program

Texas A&M University has been ranked 15th in the nation for the 2008/2009 academic calendar year in an "Open Doors" report of institutions offering short-term study abroad programs

Free flu shots at public health district

MCLENNAN CO. -- Today marks the beginning of National Flu Vaccine week. McLennan County Public Health is giving free flu shots Dec. 6-11.

Killeen police investigate two dead in shooting

KILLEEN -- Autopsies are being done in Dallas after 2 people in Killeen were found dead in a home off Mildred Saturday. The investigation continues after police responded to reports of shots being fired at a home.

Cornyn opposes Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal

A Senate vote was expected today on a repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy that bans gays from the military.

Baylor Bears headed to Reliant Stadium for bowl game

WACO -- Football season isn't over yet for the Baylor Bears. The team has accepted a bid to play in the Texas Bowl against the University of Illinois in Houston.

Woman killed crossing road

On Saturday at approximately 6:09 p.m., Waco officers were dispatched to Chapel Road at Lost Trails on an auto pedestrian accident. 65-year-old Coni Dann of Waco was struck when she tried to cross Chapel Road on foot.

Tis the season of break-ins

Break-ins increase during this time of year. Police say it's because thieves are more tempted by heavy shopping.  Katelin Kelly reports.

Recording your history for generations to come

StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization who provides Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives.

How to lower electric costs during the colder season

As colder weather continues, electricity costs are expected to rise. The Better Business Bureau says that protecting your home before the harshest weather sets in, can save money in the long run.