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Judy Morales rejoins Temple City Council

Judy Morales rejoins Temple City Council

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TEMPLE — Former Councilwoman Judy Morales, who resigned in March under pressure, triumphantly returned to the City Council on Thursday.

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No roof left behind: Austin-based company gives Killeen vet new roof

No roof left behind: Austin-based company gives Killeen vet new roof

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It’s noisy around Edward Saxton’s Killeen home, but that’s just fine with him.

Belton approves zoning change

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BELTON — The City Council approved a zoning change that will allow construction to begin on a 208-unit apartment complex as well as retail bui…

Killeen to hold  surplus auction Saturday

Killeen to hold surplus auction Saturday

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Killeen is auctioning surplus equipment Saturday to include vehicles, computers and office furniture.

Pedestrian struck by KPD officer responding to call

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An 18-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday after he was struck by a Killeen police officer responding to a call.

Bell County water main wasn’t listed  in state’s 811 database when it broke

Bell County water main wasn’t listed in state’s 811 database when it broke

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BELTON — Water lines are not always listed on the state’s 811 system, which was the case with the July 12 water break that left much of wester…

Damaged waterline in Belton fixed

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BELTON — A 12-inch water pipe broke at a construction site at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Loop 121 and U.S. Highway 190. Belton…

Vacant home catches fire

Vacant home catches fire

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Belton asks residents to conserve water

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BELTON — A 12-inch water line has been ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S. Highway 190, according to the city of Belton’s w…

Boil-water notice issued for Lampasas

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LAMPASAS — The city issued a boil-water notice Wednesday for the following areas: West First Street from South Porter to South Summer, going n…

Abbott proposes waiving several state licensing requirements for veterans

Abbott proposes waiving several state licensing requirements for veterans

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Of the many programs and legislation in place to help expand job opportunities for veterans, gubernatorial candidate and Texas Attorney Genera…

Crime

July 25 police blotter

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Killeen Police Department hosts community forum

Killeen Police Department hosts community forum

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A small group of residents gathered Thursday at the Killeen Police Department’s North Precinct headquarters to participate in a community forum.

7-24-2014 Police blotter

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Police: Woman hit child with car while drunk

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BELTON — A Killeen woman is facing a felony charge after police said she struck a small child with her car while driving drunk.

Two men suspected in break-in at KISD building

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The Killeen Police Department is looking for two men who burglarized a Killeen Independent School District facility earlier this month.

Police: Woman found child porn in Cove apartment

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More details emerged about a Nolanville man arrested on child pornography charges this week.

Killeen man accused of child indecency had prior arrest

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A Killeen man is once again behind bars after police said he inappropriately touched a minor at a local thrift store.

Belton police seek surveillance videos from residents, businesses

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BELTON — The Belton Police Department has begun a safety program that invites residents and businesses to help solve crimes.

Police blotter

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Nolanville man arrested on child pornography charge

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HARKER HEIGHTS — A 29-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after police discovered he was wanted on a felony charge in Copperas Cove.

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Nation

Ukraine: Rebels downed plane

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HRABOVE, Ukraine — Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard Thursday, sharply esca…

House GOP prepares response to crisis

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WASHINGTON — House Republicans announced Tuesday they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to South Texas and speeding Central Americ…

Part of US Capitol closed after industrial incident

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials closed the House side of the U.S. Capitol on Thursday because of an industrial spill.

Obama presses Congress to OK emergency spending

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WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the U.S. border have overwhelmed the government’…

10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other co…

World

Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine

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TOREZ, Ukraine — Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern…

Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to meet presidential candidates

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. and its allies are growing increasingly concerned as Afghanistan shows signs of unraveling in its first democrat…

Iraqi prime minister’s focus is to defend Baghdad

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BAGHDAD — Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is ready to concede, at least temporarily, the loss of much of Iraq to Sunni insurgents and is instea…

Shiite militias rally as insurgents gain ground in north Iraq

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BAGHDAD — Carrying assault rifles, homemade rocket launchers and missiles, row after row of men in combat fatigues marched through the streets…

Humiliation at rout hits Iraqi military hard

Humiliation at rout hits Iraqi military hard

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BAGHDAD — The Iraqi soldiers tell of how they can hardly live with the shame of their rout under the onslaught of the Islamic militants. Their…

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18-wheeler accidents close Interstate 35

18-wheeler accidents close Interstate 35

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TEMPLE — Interstate 35 lanes, both northbound and southbound, were shut down near Bruceville-Eddy early Friday morning because two 18-wheelers…

Early morning crash kills Killeen man

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A Saturday morning crash in Killeen killed one man and sent two others to hospitals.

Road closures in Copperas Cove

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Veterans Avenue between South 25th and South 27th streets in Copperas Cove will be closed Monday and Tuesday for road repairs. Motorists are a…

I-35 shut down at Bruceville-Eddy; fog on Hwy. 190

I-35 shut down at Bruceville-Eddy; fog on Hwy. 190

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UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: All northbound I-35 travel lanes are now opened, southbound lanes still closed for more cleaning at this time.

Federal Highway Trust Fund problems may affect future TxDOT projects

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TEMPLE — The lack of permanent funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund could affect future road construction plans for the Texas Department…

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Harker Heights Officers

Harker Heights Officers

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Harker Heights Police Department Officer Clyde Hicks is married to Harker Heights Fire Department Capt. Cynthia Hicks. They're a couple that serves and protects the city of Harker Heights together.

Harker Heights Officers

Harker Heights Officers

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Harker Heights Police Department Officer Clyde Hicks is married to Harker Heights Fire Department Capt. Cynthia Hicks. They're a couple that serves and protects the city of Harker Heights together.

Harker Heights Officers

Harker Heights Officers

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Harker Heights Police Department Officer Clyde Hicks is married to Harker Heights Fire Department Capt. Cynthia Hicks. They're a couple that serves and protects the city of Harker Heights together.

Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter

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Kevin Keller hands an award to Ashley Osborne, Employee of the Quarter, at the Monday, July 14, 2014, City Council meeting.

Employee of the Quarter

Employee of the Quarter

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Kevin Keller awards Employee of the Quarter to Deanna Sloan at the Monday, July 14, 2014, City Council meeting.

Western Insurance

Western Insurance

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Jeffrey Burks, Western Insurance vice president, and Kasey Ward review the number of referrals that have called or visited the business in support of the Coryell County Welfare Board.

Youth football

Youth football

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Keoni Mandobon prepares to throw a pass during the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition for the youth of Central Texas on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in Copperas Cove.

Wendy and Olga

Wendy and Olga

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Olga Pena and Wendy Sledd discuss job resposnibilites Thursday, July 17, 2014, in the public information office of the Copperas Cove Independent School District.

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