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Posted: Friday, December 7, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 2:13 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.

Man arrested after kicking pregnant woman in stomach

A Harker Heights man was arrested after police said he kicked his pregnant ex-girlfriend in the stomach several times, forcing her to undergo an emergency Caesarean section.

Marcus Terrell Drisker, 19, was charged with endangering a child. His bail was set at $100,000.

The woman was kicked 10 times Saturday at a home in the 100 block of East Iowa Drive in Harker Heights, an arrest affidavit states.

Medical staff surgically delivered the infant, whose condition was unknown at press time.

Bomb threats at Cove schools

COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove High School was evacuated following a written bomb threat on a bathroom wall Wednesday. Students were released for the day at 11:30 a.m. while police investigated. No bomb was found.

Similar incidents happened Tuesday and Thursday at Copperas Cove Junior High.

New Fort Hood commander set to arrive on post by Dec. 20

Maj. Gen. Mark Milley will take command of III Corps and Fort Hood during a Dec. 20 ceremony on post.

Milley relinquished command of 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum, N.Y., to Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend on Monday — the same day Congress confirmed his nomination to command the “Great Place” and receive a third star.

Milley replaces Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr., who left Fort Hood last week.

New judge named in Hasan case

The U.S. Army named a new judge for the upcoming court-martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan.

An Army spokesman confirmed Tuesday night that Col. Tara Osborn was named to the case. Osborn is the chief circuit judge of the Army’s Second Judicial District.

The appointment comes one day after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces ousted Fort Hood judge Col. Gregory Gross from the case and vacated his order to have Hasan forcibly shaved.

The move could signal that proceedings in the case may begin moving forward. However, an Army spokesman was unable to provide any time line as to when Osborn would arrive on post to begin hearings in the case.

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