News Brief
9:29 am
Wed August 10, 2011

Top Morning Stories August 10, 2011

Naser Abdo Indicted in Fort Hood Bomb Plot

The AWOL soldier accused of planning an attack on Fort Hood soldiers has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Waco. Naser Abdo is charged with possession of a firearm, possession of an unregistered destructive device and possession of ammunition as a fugitive from justice. The 21-year-old faces up to ten years in prison for each charge, if convicted.

East 7th Street Construction Ending

Construction work on East 7th Street from Navasota Street to Pleasant Valley is nearly complete. Barricades have already been removed. The city says it's finishing up two months ahead of deadline. City officials say some small projects will continue in the coming weeks, which likely will mean some more lane closures.

Crews upgraded the water and wastewater lines under 7th Street and repaved the area. They also added landscaping, lighting and redesigned intersections.

TWC Revoking Career School Certificates

The Texas Workforce Commission is revoking Certificates of Approval for 22 programs taught at career schools operated by ATI Enterprises, Inc in Texas. The Commission says it discovered substantially misreported graduate employment rates in these programs.

To ensure students enrolled in these programs receive the assistance to which they are entitled, TWC is requiring that ATI refund the cost of tuition to these enrollees or offer them options to complete their training in compliance with TWC. Additionally, current students in any of the affected programs must be provided with the programs’ revised and accurate graduate employment rates.