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2-23-17 Police blotter

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New Darnall adolescent care clinic opening

New Darnall adolescent care clinic opening

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FORT HOOD — Beginning Thursday, eligible military dependents enrolled in grades six through 12 in the Belton Independent School District can receive primary care services at a new clinic at Belton High School, according to post hospital officials.

Construction debris leads to state violation notices

Construction debris leads to state violation notices

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HARKER HEIGHTS — A state investigation found two homebuilders in violation of environmental regulations after residents in the Tuscany Meadows subdivision complained about construction materials blowing into a tributary of Trimmier Creek, according to copies of reports obtained by the Daily Herald on Wednesday.

2nd annual Women In Business Luncheon held in Killeen

2nd annual Women In Business Luncheon held in Killeen

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More than 60 women took advantage of networking opportunities at the second annual Women In Business Luncheon on Wednesday at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen.

Bed bug treatment displaces some residents

Bed bug treatment displaces some residents

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Some tenants at Bradley Arms Apartments in downtown Killeen are complaining that the apartment management’s effort to rid the complex of bed bugs is causing hardships on families who live there.

Heights police: About 30 shots fired in Monday incident

Heights police: About 30 shots fired in Monday incident

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Possible gang activity led to an eruption of gunfire early Monday morning at a house in the 1500 block of Indian Trail, police said.

Man indicted on sexual assault charge

Man indicted on sexual assault charge

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BELTON — A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2015 was indicted by a Bell County grand jury on Wednesday.

CTC hosting Black History Month event

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The Central Texas College Center for African-American Studies and Research will host a Black History Month event in the Anderson Campus Center Thursday.

Hip-hop concert added to Bell County Expo Center’s anniversary series

Hip-hop concert added to Bell County Expo Center’s anniversary series

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BELTON — The Bell County Expo Center added another concert to its 30th Anniversary Concert Series lineup.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

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Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Officer recognizes drug user, leads to arrest

Officer recognizes drug user, leads to arrest

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A suspicious vehicle report led to the arrest of a man Killeen police said was in possession of methamphetamine on Monday.

Police identify victim in fatal shooting

Police identify victim in fatal shooting

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Killeen police identified the victim of a fatal shooting Tuesday as 23-year-old Quentin Rashard Hill.

Soldier killed in training incident identified

Soldier killed in training incident identified

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Fort Hood officials released the name of a soldier who died Friday of injuries suffered during a vehicle training incident at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

Woman, child found dead in Killeen home

Woman, child found dead in Killeen home

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A woman and baby girl were found dead in a Killeen home Tuesday night.

2-22-17 Police blotter

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KISD trustees talk fund balance, leadership institute, contingency hiring

KISD trustees talk fund balance, leadership institute, contingency hiring

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The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees Tuesday was presented an amendment to decrease the budgeted fund balance by $11.67 million.

Court date set for petition to remove JP Brown

Court date set for petition to remove JP Brown

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BELTON — Judge Stephen Ables of the 216th District Court in Kerr County will hear arguments March 9 in the petition filed by a lawyer to remove Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.

Cove council discusses updates on transition plan for EDC employees

Cove council discusses updates on transition plan for EDC employees

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COPPERAS COVE — The last steps to bring the Economic Development Corporation under the city’s umbrella are to set terms for the director’s position, see if other positions should be created and examine marketing, City Manager Andrea Gardner told the City Council on Tuesday.

Council kills impact fees for infrastructure in Killeen

Council kills impact fees for infrastructure in Killeen

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The Killeen City Council reached a 4-to-3 consensus Tuesday to halt the implementation of developer impact fees meant to help fund the city’s ailing infrastructure.

State report blames Harker Heights for sewage leak

State report blames Harker Heights for sewage leak

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HARKER HEIGHTS — A raw sewage leak into Trimmier Creek in December caused a mass fish die-off and could result in penalties for the city of Harker Heights, according to an investigation report from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

News

The Latest: Conservative leader denounces alternative right

The Latest: Conservative leader denounces alternative right

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OXON HILL, Maryland (AP) — The Latest on the Conservative Political Action Conference (all times local):

New Yale Law dean stresses standing up for rule of law

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — As the next dean of Yale Law School, Heather Gerken says a key challenge will be figuring how best to stand up for the…

Arctic 'doomsday' seed vault receives 50,000 new deposits

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HELSINKI (AP) — Nearly 10 years after a "doomsday" seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around…

Sports

GIRLS ALL-DISTRICT 8-6A: Hattix-Covington’s special contributions evident in MVP season

GIRLS ALL-DISTRICT 8-6A: Hattix-Covington’s special contributions evident in MVP season

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When a three-way tie atop a district occurs, the postseason accolades are likely to spread among the trio of schools.

6A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: No pressing issues in No. 17 Wolves' win over SGP

6A BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: No pressing issues in No. 17 Wolves' win over SGP

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WACO – Javon Levi gave credit to the junior varsity team after No. 17 Shoemaker drubbed South Grand Prairie 75-57 in the bi-district round of …

BOYS PLAYOFFS: Jones, Armour help Ellison end DeSoto’s reign as 6A champ

BOYS PLAYOFFS: Jones, Armour help Ellison end DeSoto’s reign as 6A champ

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WACO — Ellison head coach Alberto Jones Jr. admitted that when you play DeSoto, you have to bring your ‘A’ game for four quarters and not let up.

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

CTC hosting Black History Month event

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The Central Texas College Center for African-American Studies and Research will host a Black History Month event in the Anderson Campus Center…

Hip-hop concert added to Bell County Expo Center’s anniversary series

Hip-hop concert added to Bell County Expo Center’s anniversary series

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BELTON — The Bell County Expo Center added another concert to its 30th Anniversary Concert Series lineup.

CTC Foundation accepting scholarship applications

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The Central Texas College Foundation is accepting applications online for scholarships to be awarded for the fall and spring 2018 semesters. S…

Business

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hanni…

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

US, Mexico at odds over deportation as top officials meet

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a gathering of…

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

Claims for US jobless benefits tick up, level still healthy

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, but claims remained at a low level consistent with a healthy job…

Multimedia

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Election 2017

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Shirley Fleming--Killeen City Council, District 1 Candidate

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Election 2017

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Larry Smith--Killeen City Council, District 2 Candidate

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Election 2017

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Holly Teel--Killeen City Council, District 1 Candidate

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Election 2017

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Steve Harris--Killeen City Council District 4 Candidate

play Ron Olson announced as Killeen's next city manager

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)

Living

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hanni…

The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed

The Oscars are less white, but the industry hasn't changed

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as …

New Edition's Ronnie DeVoe announces wife expecting baby

New Edition's Ronnie DeVoe announces wife expecting baby

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New Edition member Ronnie DeVoe has announced he and his wife, Shamari, are expecting a baby.

Top Images

Displaced Tenants

Displaced Tenants

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Emma Jones, left, and her daughter, Shameka Jones, sit outside of their apartment with their furniture and other household items Tuesday after the tenants moved their items outside due to a bed bug infestation at Bradley Arms Apartments in Killeen.