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Council, mayor now on hunt for $5.4M in cuts to balance budget

Council, mayor now on hunt for $5.4M in cuts to balance budget

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Killeen City Council members are looking for cuts to balance the city’s fiscal year 2017 budget, interim City Manager Ann Farris says they now need to hunt for about $5.4 million.

Public Hearing: Mayor tells residents they can talk about finances next week

Public Hearing: Mayor tells residents they can talk about finances next week

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Residents wanting to speak about Killeen’s budget will have their time next week.

Man charged with robbery

Man charged with robbery

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Michael Alfonso Shaw, 17, was arraigned Monday on a felony count of robbery in connection with a weekend incident at a Harker Heights restaurant.

Hunter class set for Saturday

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A hunter education certification class will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 3892, 201 VFW Drive, Harker Heights. The cost is $15. For information or to register, call 254-699-1306.

Cove Fire Department to host car seat checkup

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The Copperas Cove Fire Department will host a safety seat and booster seat checkup event from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at 415 S. Main St.

Cove Fire Department to host open house

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The Copperas Cove Fire Department is opening their doors to the community for an Open House and Fundraiser event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Central Station, 415 S. Main St.

BISD adopts $110.9M budget

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BELTON — The Belton Independent School District board of trustees approved the adoption of a $110.9 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

KPD investigating burglary

KPD investigating burglary

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Killeen police are investigating a burglary at a local business and is asking the community if it can identify the suspect.

Summit helps businesses understand military contracting

Summit helps businesses understand military contracting

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About 150 Central Texas business representatives, vendors and guests attended the third annual Army Contracting Summit put on by the Washington, D.C.-based Defense Leadership Forum at the Shilo Inn Conference Center on Monday and Tuesday.

KPD looks for driver who hit pedestrian

KPD looks for driver who hit pedestrian

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Killeen police on Tuesday said they were still looking for a driver who hit a 30-year-old pedestrian on Fort Hood Street early Sunday morning, sending the man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police: Suspect killed in gunfight with deputy

Police: Suspect killed in gunfight with deputy

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HARKER HEIGHTS — A suspect was killed Tuesday in a gunfight with a Bell County Sheriff’s deputy following a routine traffic stop off Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights.

Coverage: Killeen City Council

Coverage: Killeen City Council

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Tweets from the Killeen City Council meeting and budget workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Fire at Killeen triplex was 'coming through the roof'

Fire at Killeen triplex was 'coming through the roof'

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A fire erupted at a triplex early Tuesday morning, causing heavy damage to the one-story housing unit in north Killeen.

Residents have opportunity to address Killeen City Council today

Residents have opportunity to address Killeen City Council today

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It’s residents’ turn.

Teacher swims to raise funds for cancer research

Teacher swims to raise funds for cancer research

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Stroke after stroke, his arms pierced the water, gliding his body steadily forward to the pool’s edge. When he reached it, he flipped around and swam back to the other end.

Making a movie: ‘Redirected by Grace’ to be filmed in Killeen

Making a movie: ‘Redirected by Grace’ to be filmed in Killeen

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First-time filmmaker John Macias, 45, of Copperas Cove, says he has lived the life of crime, punishment and now redemption as he gets ready to film his autobiographical, faith-based movie, “Redirected by Grace” in Temple and Killeen.

Man accused of assault with a deadly weapon

Man accused of assault with a deadly weapon

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Briand Jakeen Johnson was arraigned Monday on two charges, an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — a felony — and unlawful carry of a weapon, which is a misdemeanor.

8-30-2016 Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated:

Area cities, communities set closures for Labor Day

Area cities, communities set closures for Labor Day

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Various city offices and programs in all Central Texas cities will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Heights police arrest teen in BB gun robbery case

Heights police arrest teen in BB gun robbery case

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HARKER HEIGHTS – Harker Heights Police have identified a suspect who used a BB gun in an aggravated robbery at a nail salon Sunday afternoon.

News

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Laude…

Pending US home sales strengthened in July

Pending US home sales strengthened in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a sh…

Council, mayor now on hunt for $5.4M in cuts to balance budget

Council, mayor now on hunt for $5.4M in cuts to balance budget

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Killeen City Council members are looking for cuts to balance the city’s fiscal year 2017 budget, interim City Manager Ann Farris says they now…

Sports

VOLLEYBALL ROUNDUP: Lady Roos sweep Reicher

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Alia Vines led Killeen with 11 kills and added 15 digs and the Lady Kangaroos swept Waco Reicher 25-9, 25-13, 25-18 on Tuesday in Waco.

VOLLEYBALL: Cove rallies from 2-0 deficit to beat 4A-No. 13 Liberty Hill

VOLLEYBALL: Cove rallies from 2-0 deficit to beat 4A-No. 13 Liberty Hill

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COPPERAS COVE — It was out of her hands. 

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Grey Wolves have no trouble with Lampasas

VOLLEYBALL: Lady Grey Wolves have no trouble with Lampasas

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Shoemaker head volleyball coach Merdith Shaw-Moore had a simple message for her team before they took the court on Tuesday night at home again…

Columnists

You don’t have to like football to enjoy reading ‘Counting the Days’

You don’t have to like football to enjoy reading ‘Counting the Days’

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You have a job, go to work, and there are things you expect for it.

Recent rains may send trees toppling over

Recent rains may send trees toppling over

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Have you noticed any downed trees? I have, along with cracked and even broken branches in yards and on rooftops. Some, if not most, can be bla…

Do your part to keep Texas roads trash free

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Pride and patriotism are always at an all-time high during the Olympic Games. We love to see our U.S. athletes not only compete and win, but a…

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Editorials / Letters to the Editor

Killeen reader challenges City Council to take action on budget

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To the Editor:

Killeen reader praises Killeen police for taking part in community events

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To the Editor.

Editorial: Killeen council has no choice but to cut spending

Editorial: Killeen council has no choice but to cut spending

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Killeen City Council members are coming to the stark realization the only way they can balance the 2017 budget is by making some serious cuts.

Briefs

Hunter class set for Saturday

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A hunter education certification class will start at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the VFW Post 3892, 201 VFW Drive, Harker Heights. The cost is $15. …

Cove Fire Department to host car seat checkup

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The Copperas Cove Fire Department will host a safety seat and booster seat checkup event from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday at 415 S. Main St.

Cove Fire Department to host open house

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The Copperas Cove Fire Department is opening their doors to the community for an Open House and Fundraiser event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturda…

Business

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

Historic commercial flight from US to Cuba set to take off

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than a half century flew out of Fort Laude…

Pending US home sales strengthened in July

Pending US home sales strengthened in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans signed contracts to purchase homes in July, a sign that demand for home ownership remains strong despite a sh…

Survey: US companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August

Survey: US companies add a solid 177,000 jobs in August

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added a solid 177,000 jobs in August, according to a private survey, suggesting that hiring remains healthy …

Multimedia

play Response to Killeen council meeting and public hearing

Response to Killeen council meeting and public hearing

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Response to the Killeen council meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 2016. 

play Mickey’s Convenience Store Fire

Mickey’s Convenience Store Fire

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a fire at Mickey's Convenience Store, located in the 4500 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Friday morning.

Living

Bankruptcy fraud sentencing delayed for 'Dance Moms' star

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal court sentencing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller has been postponed from Oct. 11 to Dec. 2.

'Real Housewives' star Jacqueline Laurita is a grandmom

'Real Housewives' star Jacqueline Laurita is a grandmom

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"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Jacqueline Laurita is a grandmom.

Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Eric Church lead CMA nods

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NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and budding newcomer Maren Morris are the leaders at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.

Top Images

MCEC Backback Giveaway

MCEC Backback Giveaway

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Abby Rodriguez,left, a Military Student Transition Consultant for Killeen Independent School District,is handed backpacks by Freddy Hicks, center, from Shoemaker High school and Linda Salinas,center, from Harker Heights High school both Student to Student volunteers. The back packs and school supplies in them were donated to the Military Child Education Coalition in Harker Heights by Abila a nonprofit software company basked in Austin. After Rodriguez collects the back packs she will take them to Patterson Middle school, the largest in the district where they will be handed out to students. Each MST was given 12 bags per school. ABila donated over a hundred backpacks with school supplies.

MCEC Backback Giveaway

MCEC Backback Giveaway

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Back packs full of school supplies donated to the Military Child Education Coalition in Harker Heights by Abila a nonprofit software company basked in Austin. After Military Student Transition staff collects the back packs they will take them area Middle schools, where they will be handed out to students. Each MST was given 12 bags per school. Abila donated over a hundred backpacks with school supplies.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison’s Kieran Means, right, hits against Waco Connally on Tuesday at Ellison High School. Means had  a match-high 12 kills in the Lady Eagles’ victory.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison's Breonna Fleming (10) attempts to block a Waco Connally hit as teammate Samantha Robinson (2) looks on during Tuesday's match at Ellison.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison's Symone Thomas blocks a Waco Connally hit on Tuesday at Ellison.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison's Samantha Robinson (2) sets the ball Tuesday against Waco Connally at Ellison High School.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison's Melissa Ruiz (9) bumps against Waco Connally on Tuesday at Ellison High School.

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

Waco Connally at Ellison-Volleyball

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Ellison's Samantha Robinson (2) sets the ball against Waco Connally at Ellison High School on Tuesday.