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First rain in almost a month expected this week for Killeen area

First rain in almost a month expected this week for Killeen area

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It has been nearly a month since it last rained in the Killeen area, but according to the National Weather Service that will likely change this week.

Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated

Council seeks resident input

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As Killeen council members are sifting through 400 pages of a proposed budget and sitting through hours of meetings each week, a few still want to hear from residents. 

Killeen council to tackle budget discussions in series of meetings this week

Killeen council to tackle budget discussions in series of meetings this week

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The Killeen City Council will meet three times this week, with discussions to tackle the 2017 fiscal year budget.

Sunday Fun Day event hosted by Indie Killeen

Sunday Fun Day event hosted by Indie Killeen

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Hundreds of people made their way to One Killeen Center at 1711 East Central Texas Expressway for the first Sunday Fun Day Food Truck and Pop-up Market hosted by Indie Killeen, a small business alliance that formed six months ago.

Longtime Killeen business, civic leader Cleo Bay dies

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Cleo Bay, a longtime Killeen businessman and civic leader, died at his Killeen home surrounded by family Sunday, following a lengthy illness. He was 96.

Creativity soars

Creativity soars

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The classroom of students, ages 5 to 12, was unusually quiet July 12 as each child focused on drawing a dragon for what would become the centerpiece of his or her medieval collage. Helping imaginations come to life is all in a day’s work for both Central Texas College, host of the College for Kids classes each summer for kids ages 3 through high school, and teacher Amelia Rabroker, owner of the Tap Tap Art School in Harker Heights.

TSTC Culinary Arts works with Region 12 students

TSTC Culinary Arts works with Region 12 students

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WACO — Devon Wilson began observing his mother and aunts cooking when he was in elementary school.

Statewide prices drop a bit in latest gas survey

Statewide prices drop a bit in latest gas survey

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Temperatures may be rising, but gas prices are taking a tumble, albeit a small one.

Copperas Cove council to look at tax rate

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The Copperas Cove City Council will have a workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday to see a presentation on and discuss the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017.

New city planner looks to sustain Cove’s momentum

New city planner looks to sustain Cove’s momentum

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COPPERAS COVE — Like father, like daughter.

7-24-2016 Police blotter

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Killeen

Killeen City Council seeks options to slashing city savings

Killeen City Council seeks options to slashing city savings

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During the past three years, Killeen City Council members complained they could not get key financial information from administrators.

Forensic auditor could trace the money

Forensic auditor could trace the money

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Some Killeen council members and taxpayers have suggested an in-depth audit is warranted — from a firm with no ties to city officials — to look into the city’s financial practices that have drawn down the city’s savings and left unanswered questions.

Texas A&M Central Texas preparing for campus carry

Texas A&M Central Texas preparing for campus carry

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On Aug. 1, concealed handgun license holders can carry their guns at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Remember: No guns at CTC this year

Remember: No guns at CTC this year

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As the Aug. 1 implementation date for Senate Bill 11 — the “Campus Carry” law — draws near, Central Texas College is in an unusual position among schools across the state.

Hundreds honor longtime educator, community leader

Hundreds honor longtime educator, community leader

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Kimberly Gilliam Davis said longtime educator Alice Douse exhibited many good qualities: She was fair, honest, loving, nurturing and very caring. She always wanted her students to be their best.

Temps still have  not reached 100 in Killeen; rain possible

Temps still have not reached 100 in Killeen; rain possible

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Temperatures have been high in the Killeen area, but even this late in July they have yet to officially reach the 100 mark, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

2 area men heading to Democratic convention

2 area men heading to Democratic convention

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Two Bell County residents will be fulfilling lifelong dreams this week.

Women say they were raped in Killeen by same man

Women say they were raped in Killeen by same man

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Aimee Nesse and Cherese Jordan may have never known each other had they not been brought together by a life-altering experience: both say they were raped in Killeen by the same man.

News

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country streamed past the casket Monday of a slain Baton Rouge po…

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling

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BEIJING (AP) — China and the U.S. should deal with their differences candidly, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told Chinese Presiden…

UN calls for 48-hour humanitarian pause in east Aleppo city

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief is urgently calling for a weekly 48-hour "humanitarian pause" in the eastern part of Aleppo …

Sports

STRONG SUIT: Salado running back trio expected to pace Eagles’ offense

STRONG SUIT: Salado running back trio expected to pace Eagles’ offense

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Salado seniors Jake Elliott and Jake Harvey and junior Trey Sheppard have all contributed for the Eagles before. 

SOCCER: Salado standout sharpens her game against semi-pro competition

SOCCER: Salado standout sharpens her game against semi-pro competition

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Sara Wilkerson has high expectations and aspirations for herself. 

Salado pitcher Wolf placed on all-state squad

Salado pitcher Wolf placed on all-state squad

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Former Salado pitcher Cody Wolf already has a long list of accomplishments to his name from his final high school season.

Columnists

Fun, addictive camping stories

Fun, addictive camping stories

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Away from any lights, the stars seem to triple in number. They’re closer to the earth, too, and shinier. When you’re outdoors, you also hear t…

Take precautions in summer heat

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I heard a weather forecast mention that we would be in the 100 degree temperatures this week. It also emphasized we were actually a couple of …

An ancient love of ice cream

An ancient love of ice cream

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Ice cream has origins in ancient China and Greece, where people mixed snow, fruits and syrups to create sweet treats. Sorbets and ices were se…

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Briefs

Copperas Cove council to look at tax rate

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The Copperas Cove City Council will have a workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday to see a presentation on and discuss the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal …

City says downtown lane closures begin Monday

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The area bounded by 10th Street east to 24th Street and Rancier Avenue south to Avenue E will experience intermittent lane closures beginning …

Heights police investigating 19-year-old woman’s death

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-year-old woman early last week.

Business

Stocks pull back after 4 weeks of gains; Yahoo slips

Stocks pull back after 4 weeks of gains; Yahoo slips

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were pulling back in mid-morning trading Monday following four weeks of gains as investors work through another batch o…

EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be r…

As Fed meets, no rate hike is expected until late this year

As Fed meets, no rate hike is expected until late this year

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WASHINGTON (AP) — On again. Off again.

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Funeral of Willie Browning Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

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Living

At least 30 arrested at Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — At least 30 people have been arrested at a Guns N' Roses concert in New Jersey, including a woman accused of assa…

U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival

U2, Drake, Britney Spears to perform at iHeartRadio festival

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NEW YORK (AP) — U2, Drake, Britney Spears and Sting will perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in September.

Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted in 1998 poaching case

Bollywood star Salman Khan acquitted in 1998 poaching case

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted of shooting and killing three endangered animals nearly two decades ago in a verdict…

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