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'Anything for a buck': Profits influence drug habits in Killeen

'Anything for a buck': Profits influence drug habits in Killeen

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The first thing that was visible from the outside of the house about 1 a.m. Friday morning was the undecorated Christmas tree. The first thing that was visible from the inside of the house was the man sprawled on his back in the kitchen, not moving, and the two men standing over him performing CPR.

Scope, direction of audit in question

Scope, direction of audit in question

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Killeen council members are coming closer to investigating the city’s troubled finances and now must give the best direction possible to the forensic auditing firm.

Councilman requests details on police restructuring

Councilman requests details on police restructuring

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One month after interim City Manager Dennis Baldwin said he was directing a reorganization of the Killeen Police Department, one Killeen City Council member has asked for more information on the changes and how they could affect policing in north Killeen.

Parents reflect on KISD special education classroom monitors

Parents reflect on KISD special education classroom monitors

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The cameras were rolling last week in some special education classrooms at Killeen schools.

Windfall on the horizon for Copperas Cove?

Windfall on the horizon for Copperas Cove?

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COPPERAS COVE — While the new liquor law allowing for mixed drinks and hard liquor went into effect Nov. 23, the impact of the law isn’t yet apparent. It’s unknown how many businesses are in the process of applying for a liquor license, but if proponents of the new law were correct, Cove’s economy could see a boon in the months and years ahead.

Some families in Killeen-Fort Hood area go all out with lights, inflatables for holidays

Some families in Killeen-Fort Hood area go all out with lights, inflatables for holidays

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Killeen resident Daniel Morgan, a disabled veteran, decided two years ago to go above and beyond when it comes to Christmas decorations for his two children, Billy and Anna Morgan.

Killeen council preps for next steps in audit

Killeen council preps for next steps in audit

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The Killeen City Council will take the next steps in the potential forensic audit of the city’s finances at its workshop tonight — and will tackle a number of other issues at the regular meeting and tentative special workshop to follow.

Former Herald reporter leaks alleged misconduct evidence

Former Herald reporter leaks alleged misconduct evidence

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A former Killeen Daily Herald crime reporter leaked documents he said show officer misconduct in the arrest of Marvin Guy, 52, during the execution of a “no-knock” search warrant May 9, 2014.

Area temperatures to drop to the 20s by midweek

Area temperatures to drop to the 20s by midweek

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Killeen area residents should pull out their winter coats and hot chocolate this week, as the first signs of winter are approaching.

Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop opens for Christmas season

Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop opens for Christmas season

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The Christmas season began for many Army families on Monday as Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop opened for shopping in the charity’s office adjacent to the Clear Creek Commissary following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Killeen issues $3.28 million in building permits

Killeen issues $3.28 million in building permits

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Killeen building officials last week issued 176 permits worth a total value of $3.28 million.

12-6-2016 Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated:

Police investigating Monday crash

Police investigating Monday crash

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Killeen police officers are investigating a Monday afternoon crash in western Killeen involving a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler that trapped the pickup’s driver in his vehicle.

Woman arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated with child in car

Woman arrested, charged with driving while intoxicated with child in car

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A woman was arrested on Saturday afternoon on a charge of driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, according to an affidavit.

Bell Co. cities to share $385K for children, health programs

Bell Co. cities to share $385K for children, health programs

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BELTON — Bell County will be breaking out the checkbook soon.

Hundreds ride from Temple to Cove during 24th annual TriCounty Toy Run

Hundreds ride from Temple to Cove during 24th annual TriCounty Toy Run

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COPPERAS COVE — Santa Claus didn’t need any reindeer to pull him when he rode into town on Sunday, as he had two wheels and a revving motorcycle engine beneath him.

Cove council to discuss allowing handguns at City Hall meetings

Cove council to discuss allowing handguns at City Hall meetings

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COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will discuss allowing handguns at City Hall meetings and swear in a new councilman during a workshop and regular meeting Tuesday.

New city auditor, Uber drivers on Killeen council’s agenda

New city auditor, Uber drivers on Killeen council’s agenda

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Members of the Killeen City Council will tackle a lengthy agenda Tuesday, with everything from a new city auditor to Uber drivers up for discussion.

World AIDS Day: Group promotes HIV testing during event in Killeen

World AIDS Day: Group promotes HIV testing during event in Killeen

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Killeen residents gathered at the Moss Rose Community Center on Sunday to raise awareness for World AIDS Day.

Killeen police arrest 5 after robbery at Star Mart

Killeen police arrest 5 after robbery at Star Mart

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Killeen police arrested three men, one woman and a juvenile after an early morning robbery of a Star Mart Convenience Store on Sunday.

News

Head-on crash leaves New Jersey trooper, another man dead

Head-on crash leaves New Jersey trooper, another man dead

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MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash.

Russian, OPEC ministers to meet this week on oil output cuts

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VIENNA (AP) — Russia's energy minister says he will meet with OPEC oil ministers this week for talks expected to focus on production cuts aime…

LA authorities boost security after threatened rail attack

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The threat of a terror attack against a busy commuter rail station in the Los Angeles area has prompted authorities to incr…

Sports

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shoemaker benefiting from Brewton’s improved all-around skills

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Shoemaker benefiting from Brewton’s improved all-around skills

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Devyn Brewton is a team-first guy. 

Salado football has six players on all-district first team

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Salado’s most successful football season in years was reflected in the 9-4A, Division II All-District Team.

Ex-Dawgs help Trinity Valley win juco Hot Bowl in return to Copperas Cove

Ex-Dawgs help Trinity Valley win juco Hot Bowl in return to Copperas Cove

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COPPERAS COVE — Their prep careers began at Bulldawg Stadium, and their junior college careers ended there.

Columnists

Don’t get mad, do research and plant smart

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When I was a kid, my mother always seemed mad, or extremely frustrated, with this one plant she had that would not bloom. It was a wisteria an…

‘Santa’s Underwear’ delivers laughs

‘Santa’s Underwear’ delivers laughs

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Your new Christmas outfit is absolutely perfect.

The meaning behind pink flamingos and wishing wells

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I met a person recently who asked me, “How do you get your ideas to write your column each week?” That’s a good question. After seven and a ha…

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Rose Scott, Exit Homevets Realty

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Rose has been a full time licensed real estate professional since 2007. She is an expert in assisting homebuyers find that perfect home within the Greater Fort Hood area. Rose specializes in first time Home Buyers, Military Families, and Investors. If you are looking for a true professional that will guide and educate you in the home buying process, then give Rose a call.        Services Provided Founder of Homebuyer Club in Killeen, 2016 Veteran Specialists Rose Team Investors Network Custom Built Homes Real Estate Career Training & Coach  Forclosure Lists and Updates Cell Phone: 254-289-8765    

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Since we started in business in 1966 professional contractors and builders have been among our most loyal customers. We devote our inventory of lumber, sheathing, drywall, roofing materials, windows, doors and all the associated products and hardware that go with being a full service lumber yard dedicated to serving the building trades professional.

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Killeen Locksmith is a Veteran owned establishment that provides fast quality services in Killeen, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Copperas Cove area. We have been providing services in these areas since 1994 and have proven time and time again that we do great work. Our work ethic and reputation means alot to us and we promise to deliver the absolute best service in our industry. Home Key Replacement or Duplication People tend to misplace or lose there keys in our busy, high paced lives on a daily basis. Give Killeen Locksmith a call right away to replace your keys. We guarantee we will get the job done. Call us or come to our office if you just need to duplicate some keys for you home. There are times when having some spare keys for the house come in handy. Leave one with a family member for emergency purposes or leave one in your car as a backup. Whatver the reason may be, get it done right. Home Lock Replacement Do you need to replace your locks for your home? Security is a serious and necessary lifestyle in todays world. We intend to make sure that when Killeen Locksmith replaces all of your homes locks, its done without mistakes. You can sleep safe and sound knowing that you just received quality service.

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Editorials / Letters to the Editor

Gatesville reader comments on actions, promises by president-elect

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Lampasas reader comments on fallout from presidential election

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Success of city's audit begins with Killeen council members

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The success — or failure — of the long-awaited investigation of the city’s troubled finances is in the hands of the Killeen City Council.

Briefs

Public input sought on special education services

Public input sought on special education services

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Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and the Texas Education Agency…

Fort Hood to kick off annual Santa’s Workshop

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FORT HOOD — Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop will kick off its 2016 shopping season Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. at the nonprofit…

KPD needs help to identify male

KPD needs help to identify male

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Killeen police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male seen getting out of a stolen vehicle and entering a store.

Business

Russian, OPEC ministers to meet this week on oil output cuts

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VIENNA (AP) — Russia's energy minister says he will meet with OPEC oil ministers this week for talks expected to focus on production cuts aime…

Teetering Italian bank looks for investors

Teetering Italian bank looks for investors

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MILAN (AP) — Shares in Italy's most troubled bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, are down again amid rising concerns about its ability to remain …

Longtime Lego CEO to be replaced next year

Longtime Lego CEO to be replaced next year

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The man who for 12 years has led Lego, the Danish company famous for its popular colored toy blocks, will be replac…

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Response to the election 2016

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Response to the election 2016

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Florence secures playoff berth

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Florence secures playoff berth

play Shoemaker v Copperas Cove Oct 25, 2016

Shoemaker v Copperas Cove Oct 25, 2016

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Shoemaker v Copperas Cove Oct 25, 2016

play Gary Kent, Cove City Council Place 4 Candidate

Gary Kent, Cove City Council Place 4 Candidate

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Gary Kent, Cove City Council Place 4 Candidate

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Terry McDonald Copperas Cove City Council Place…

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Terry McDonald Copperas Cove City Council Place 4 Candidate

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Dan Yancey, Copperas Cove city council Place 3 …

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Dan Yancey, Copperas Cove city council Place 3 Candidate

Living

Poland's top court upholds refusal to extradite Polanski

Poland's top court upholds refusal to extradite Polanski

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a refusal to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S. if he enters Poland.

Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution

Paris bans half of cars to tackle new peak of pollution

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PARIS (AP) — Paris has temporarily barred half of all cars from traveling on city streets and made public transportation free for the day as i…

Dubai plans to open yet another amusement park

Dubai plans to open yet another amusement park

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Dubai developer that recently opened the world's largest indoor theme park now plans an even bigger attra…

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