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Natural gas explosion kills 1, injures 6

A huge natural gas explosion in Cleburne, Texas killed 1 and sent 6 to the hospital Monday. Officials say a worker was in a truck drilling holes for utility poles when the line exploded.

Texas fishers worry about shrimp

Texas fishers are trying to sooth fears over tainted seafood. One group is working to assure buyers the Gulf seafood and Texas wild caught shrimp on sale in markets will remain safe and clean.

Teen arrested after holding girlfriend at gunpoint

18-year-old Marcus Henderson is behind bars after forcing his ex-girlfriend into a car at gunpoint. Police say the teen left his car and ran into the woods after police began to search for him with dogs and a helicopter.

President Obama says economy on the rise

President Obama says the economy is on the rise. The massive hiring of census workers lifted payrolls last month, and the unemployment rate dipped to 9.7%. Jobs have risen for five straight months.

Houston man caught allegedly contacting al-Qaeda

Government officials say a Texas man communicated with the fugitive al-Qaeda cleric, whose name surfaced in the shootings at Fort Hood.

Waco TAKS scores released

Waco TAKS test results show big improvements in the areas of science, where fifth graders' scores jumped 7% compared to last year. The toughest subject was language arts with sixth graders dropping 11%.

Waco construction going green

A Waco construction company is going green to the extreme.

Waco fills district 5 seat

Malcom Duncan Jr. has been selected to take the district five seat for the Waco City Council. Tuesday's vote was unanimous for Duncan.

Census to count illegal immigrants

The Census Bureau will be counting illegal immigrants in the 2010 Census. The move comes as a way to properly delegate funds to state detention centers.

Experts look to cap leak after top kill failure

With the top kill method unsuccessful, experts work on their newest attempts to plug the leak. The procedure involves cutting off part of the busted pipe, then lowering a cap onto the leak.