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2-19-17 Police blotter

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KISD candidates face issues of overcrowding, special education standards

KISD candidates face issues of overcrowding, special education standards

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The Killeen Independent School District in the last year had three major hurdles to address.

Local judges recuse themselves from JP removal petition

Local judges recuse themselves from JP removal petition

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BELTON — A state district judge from Kerrville has been assigned to handle the petition that a lawyer filed to oust Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown who set a record-setting $4 billion bond.

Get to know Killeen council candidates March 27

Get to know Killeen council candidates March 27

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The Daily Herald is sponsoring a candidate forum March 27 so you can decide whom you trust with millions of dollars of your tax money, with using your utility rate money wisely and with keeping you informed.

Killeen council candidates must prepare for seats

Killeen council candidates must prepare for seats

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The races for four Killeen City Council district seats officially have begun, and the field is packed with candidates from a variety of backgrounds.

Bell County sheriff’s shooting outcome common in Texas

Bell County sheriff’s shooting outcome common in Texas

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The ruling by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday to not indict a sheriff’s deputy on criminal charges in the shooting of a Navy veteran who lived in Harker Heights is consistent with a statewide trend of not charging officers in shooting incidents, according to a 2016 report.

Killeen airport sees lowest ridership in decade, data shows

Killeen airport sees lowest ridership in decade, data shows

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As Killeen city officials take steps to prove to residents the city’s financial house is in order, revenue and ridership at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport are in free fall.

History of the Buffalo Soldiers re-enacted

History of the Buffalo Soldiers re-enacted

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MOTHER NEFF STATE PARK — A longtime history buff brought the past to the present Saturday at Mother Neff State Park through costumes and tales of the Buffalo Soldiers.

KISD lists actions taken to meet special education requirements

KISD lists actions taken to meet special education requirements

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After a nearly two-year investigation, state education officials said the Killeen Independent School District has reached 100 percent compliance for its special education programs.

Stormy weather expected, sunny outlook for week ahead

Stormy weather expected, sunny outlook for week ahead

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The weather for the Killeen area is not looking good Sunday, with the possibility of severe thunderstorms bringing hail, high winds and possible tornadoes, according to the Fort Worth National Weather Service.

Bus driver shortage affects 3 local school districts

Bus driver shortage affects 3 local school districts

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When Raymond Riddle extinguished a yard fire on his school bus route, he was hailed by the young riders and honored by the Copperas Cove Independent School District for handling two jobs well.

CTC to host African-American lecture Wednesday

CTC to host African-American lecture Wednesday

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The Center of African-American Studies and Research will host a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Center, Building 156, on the Central Texas College campus in Killeen as part of a four-part initiative to raise awareness of African-American history.

KDH Media Group reaches widest audience in Central Texas

KDH Media Group reaches widest audience in Central Texas

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A recent survey conducted by a national consumer research service found the KDH Media Group — which includes the Killeen Daily Herald — is the top media company in its market.

Cove youth raises funds and items for homeless veterans

Cove youth raises funds and items for homeless veterans

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COPPERAS COVE — Keli’i Natividad may only be 7 years old, but the Junior Mr. Rabbit Fest already has a big heart.

Coveites unite for fishing event at City Park pond

Coveites unite for fishing event at City Park pond

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COPPERAS COVE — Clear skies and pleasant temperatures made for ideal fishing conditions at the City Park pond for the 10th annual Fishing in the Park event Saturday. It was hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department and the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife.

Statewide gas prices slightly rising this week

Statewide gas prices slightly rising this week

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The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.10 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 1 cent more than last week and 59 cents more per gallon than last year.

Exchange brings classic, modern cars to Fort Hood

Exchange brings classic, modern cars to Fort Hood

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FORT HOOD — Clear skies and warm weather made for perfect conditions for food, music and fun as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service hosted a family-friendly car show at the Clear Creek Exchange on Saturday.

2-18-17 Police blotter

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Stop the Violence event set for today

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Rico Harrison, a longtime resident of Killeen who works in the area, will host a Stop the Violence barbecue this afternoon to help encourage conversation among local residents.

Election filing period ends: A look at who’s running

Election filing period ends: A look at who’s running

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The open filing period for the May 6 elections closed Friday with the Killeen City Council and Killeen Independent School District seats set for competitive races.

News

Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants

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PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) — Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were a…

Blast in Somalia kills 20 in Mogadishu marketplace

Blast in Somalia kills 20 in Mogadishu marketplace

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A car bomb blast at a marketplace Somalia's capital has killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, said a loca…

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

SpaceX launches rocket from NASA's historic moon pad

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX rocket soared from NASA's long-idled moonshot pad Sunday, sending up space station supplies from the exac…

Sports

Heights girls win again at Bulldawg Relays; Killeen wins boys meet

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The Harker Heights girls track team continued its success at the Bulldawg Relays, winning five individual events and two relays for a 17-point…

12 Killeen ISD wrestlers headed to state meet

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Three area wrestling programs enjoyed a successful weekend at the Region IV-6A tournament held at the Blossom Athletic Center on Friday and Saturday.

Salado softballers win KISD tournament

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At the Killeen ISD softball tournament, Salado went 3-0 in the gold bracket Saturday to capture the tournament championship.

Columnists

A nice romance with a few surprises

A nice romance with a few surprises

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You always wanted to jump from an airplane.

Many reasons to ask ‘why’

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It is important to ask ourselves “why” from time to time, since it’s essential to have a rational for what we choose to do. The interesting pa…

Time flies while you’re reading this book

Time flies while you’re reading this book

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Your last vacation was really fun.

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Editorials / Letters to the Editor

Reader says Killeen missed the boat on going after Chisholm Trail’s water

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Killeen reader criticizes role of social activism in Brown's decisions as JP

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Voters, tell City Council hopefuls what you want

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In just over two months, Killeen residents will pick four members to the City Council.

Briefs

Stop the Violence event set for today

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Rico Harrison, a longtime resident of Killeen who works in the area, will host a Stop the Violence barbecue this afternoon to help encourage c…

Driver involved in crash at Harker Heights school taken to hospital

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HARKER HEIGHTS — A car crash in the parking lot at Harker Heights High School on Thursday damaged 10 cars, including the vehicle that apparent…

Part of Valley Road closing through March

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Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

Business

The fiduciary rule and you

The fiduciary rule and you

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President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which require…

Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

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Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly.

Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

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BOSTON (AP) — Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first."

Multimedia

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Ron Olson announced as Killeen's next city manager

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Former Corpus Christi City Manager Ron Olson received the Killeen City Council's nod after a closed session to become the city's next top executive.

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President Trump Talks to Troops in Afghanistan

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President Donald Trump talks to service members in Afghanistan during the Salute to Armed Services Ball on Inauguration Day 2017. (Video courtesy: Army Multimedia & Visual Information Directorate)

play U.S. Olympian Simone Biles visits Fort Hood

U.S. Olympian Simone Biles visits Fort Hood

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Hundreds of Fort Hood families gathered Wednesday at the Clear Creek Shopping Center for a chance to meet Simone Biles, who won four gold medals and one bronze and in last summer’s Olympic Games in Brazil. The champion gymnast hosted a book-signing event Wednesday for her new book “Courage to Soar.”

play Get a taste of the Tucson's Syrian Sweets Exchange if you missed it

Get a taste of the Tucson's Syrian Sweets Excha…

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Okay, we can't actually give you a taste, but you can at least get a feel for the community that rallied around about 20 Syrian refugee women, their families and their baked goodies on Saturday, Dec. 17 Johanna Willett / Arizona Daily Star

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Fort Hood Combatives Tournament 2016

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The Fort Hood Combatives Tournament 2016 kicked off Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Abrams Fitness Center. Soldiers from various units around the installation competed in weight classes. The tournament takes place from Dec. 12-14, 2016. This video highlights some of the action from the first day of the tournament. Video courtesy.

Living

Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

Fashion takes London by storm with Preen, Topshop, Mulberry

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LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week neared its climax Sunday with shows by Preen, Topshop, Mulberry and others taking place at many sites in the…

Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico

Actor Shia LaBeouf brings anti-Trump piece to New Mexico

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has brought a performance-art piece against President Donald Trump to New Mexico's largest city.

Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth use

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities stru…

Top Images

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Palo Alto’s Tyree Ryland (21) shoots a layup in front of Patterson’s Nick Dawson during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Patterson's Nick Dawson (10) shoots against Palo Alto defenders during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Palo Alto's Jamal Evans (11) shoots over Patterson's Christopher Brown during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Palo Alto's Jadyn Gray (2) drives against Patterson's Dermontti Williams during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Patterson's Christopher Brown (22) shoots against Palo Alto's Braiden Bolton during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Palo Alto's Robert Williams (5) shoots against Charles Patterson defenders during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Patterson's Khailyand Vaughn (21) shoots over Palo Alto's Reece Williams during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.

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Palo Alto's Jadyn Gray dribbles down the court against Patterson during an eighth-grade game Wednesday at Palo Alto Middle School.