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Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

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Now in its fifth year, the Killeen ISD Career Center is bigger than ever, with added programs, more teachers and lots more career-focused students.

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Police locate suspect vehicle, identify victim in hit-and-run

Police locate suspect vehicle, identify victim in hit-and-run

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Police have located the suspect vehicle that hit two males, fled the scene and resulted in a fatality earlier this month, Har…

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.

Boil order lifted in Gatesville

Boil order lifted in Gatesville

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UPDATE 5:20 p.m.: According to the city's website, the notice was rescinded Friday afternoon. 

Victim in Mickey's fire identified

Victim in Mickey's fire identified

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The driver who was involved in an accident at Mickey’s Convenience Store that caused a fire, explosion and led to evacuation of a neighborhood…

City plans free 'Back to School Splash Bash' at aquatics center

City plans free 'Back to School Splash Bash' at aquatics center

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Weather permitting, the city of Killeen will host a “Back to School Splash Bash” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Family Aquatics Center, 1700…

Turkish group hacks Killeen website for the second time

Turkish group hacks Killeen website for the second time

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For the second time this year, the Killeen official website was hacked by someone claiming to be part of a Turkish hacker group.

SUV hits tanker, killing 1

SUV hits tanker, killing 1

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The driver of an SUV died after his vehicle collided with a fuel tanker early Friday in Killeen, causing an explosion that displaced residents…

District 4 town hall scheduled for today

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Mayor Pro Tem Brockley Moore is organizing a town hall meeting, hosted by the Rev. Dale A. Moye Sr., at 5:30 p.m. today at Pershing Park Bapti…

New fire station in service, Copperas Cove officials announce

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COPPERAS COVE — City officials announced Wednesday that the new Fire Station No. 2, named in honor of John A. Hull, is now fully operational.

Food truck event today for Texas Humane Heroes

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Texas Humane Heroes will be holding “Food Truck and Furballs Thursday,” a bimonthly summertime event to raise awareness and support for the facility.

Crime

9-24-2016 Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated:

Cove police detain 12 year old in connection to sexual assault

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COPPERAS COVE - The Copperas Cove Police Department detained a 12-year-old boy Monday in connection to a sexual assault on a 7-year-old girl.

Killeen police need help in identifying robber

Killeen police need help in identifying robber

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Killeen Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect, after a  break-in on Wednesday.

Man accused of shooting woman during robbery attempt arrested

Man accused of shooting woman during robbery attempt arrested

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CALVERT — A man wanted by Killeen police who they say shot a woman in a robbery attempt was arrested nearly 80 miles away from Killeen on Wednesday.

More than $1 million of cocaine seized in I-35 traffic stop

More than $1 million of cocaine seized in I-35 traffic stop

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More than $1 million worth of cocaine was seized in a traffic stop near exit 268 on Interstate 35, according to the Williamson County Sheriff'…

Woman charged with evading arrest

Woman charged with evading arrest

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A woman was arrested Tuesday in Killeen on a charge of evading arrest after fleeing a scene as officers approached, according to an affidavit.

9-22-2016 Police blotter

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Plea deals for man accused of embezzling $2.2 million

Plea deals for man accused of embezzling $2.2 million

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A Killeen man accused of stealing more than $2 million from his former employer has entered two plea deals, according to courthouse officials.

Man indicted on sexual assault charge

Man indicted on sexual assault charge

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BELTON — A Harker Heights man was indicted Wednesday on a sexual assault of a child charge. He was arraigned on the charge in August.

Man accused of assaulting a Killeen police officer

Man accused of assaulting a Killeen police officer

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A man was arraigned Tuesday on charges that involve assault of a Killeen police officer, according to an affidavit.

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Nation

Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

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NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving each ca…

Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sun…

Runners sidelined by bomb blast take to streets of NYC

Runners sidelined by bomb blast take to streets of NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — A group of runners whose New Jersey race was canceled after a pipe bomb exploded on the route linked arms as they joined a New…

The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

The Latest: Charlotte mayor lifts curfew

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

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OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins …

World

Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fuel tanker carrying gasoline and diesel continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted…

Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

Spain's regional elections give boost to Rajoy's party

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MADRID (AP) — Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party got a boost in regional elections Sunday, while the opposition …

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

At least 26 killed in Aleppo as UN meets over Syria

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BEIRUT (AP) — At least 26 civilians were killed in fresh government airstrikes on the contested city of Aleppo, Syrian activists said Sunday, …

Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

Young stars of social media fill Dolce&Gabbana front row

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MILAN (AP) — Social media stars have brought a fresh buzz to Milan Fashion Week. As word of their whereabouts spreads, gaggles of fans gather …

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

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BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs on Sunday voted in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court, risking West…

Odd News

Alaska council to vote on cat leash law

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KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Cats will need leashes just like dogs if a proposal before the Kenai council wins approval.

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower blooms in New Hampshire

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is blooming at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011.

Hold your nose: Stinky corpse flower opens in New Hampshire

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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A flower that got its nickname from its putrid smell is started to bloom Friday at Dartmouth College for the first time s…

Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

Driver caught using mannequin to drive in carpool lane

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BREA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver has been cited for using a mannequin — not a real person — to drive in the carpool lane.

Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's

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POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's…

Traffic

Killeen road closure extends into next week

Killeen road closure extends into next week

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Road work that started on Parmer Avenue in Killeen this week will continue until next week, officials said.

Copperas Cove traffic lights to get upgrades

Copperas Cove traffic lights to get upgrades

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COPPERAS COVE — The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a project to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Farm-to-Marke…

Part of Lowes Boulevard will close Monday night

Part of Lowes Boulevard will close Monday night

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The westbound right lane of Lowes Boulevard, from Walmart Boulevard to Trimmier Road, will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday to 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Traffic closings for Lowes, Walmart boulevards

Traffic closings for Lowes, Walmart boulevards

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The intersection of Lowes Boulevard and Walmart Boulevard in Killeen will experience rolling traffic closings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Killeen PD investigating vehicle/pedestrian accident

Killeen PD investigating vehicle/pedestrian accident

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Another incident of a vehicle striking a pedestrian in the roadway occurred Tuesday evening, making it the fourth such accident to occur in th…

Texas

Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves

Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most a…

Shooter at Alpine High School dead from self-inflicted gunshot

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A shooter at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning after injuring one, accord…

Carjacking suspect shot dead after 30-mile police chase

Carjacking suspect shot dead after 30-mile police chase

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TEMPLE — A carjacking suspect has been shot dead after a 30-mile police chase through Central Texas ended in what officers said was an armed c…

Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

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DALLAS — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also pay…

Vigil held for slain Texas sheriff's deputy; governor offers $15,000 award in death case

Vigil held for slain Texas sheriff's deputy; governor offers $15,000 award in death case

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ROUND ROCK (AP) — Dozens of people have prayed and held hands to mourn a Texas sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot while at his Austin-area home.

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Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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Owner of Brick and Barrel, Mike Austin, left, is photographed with his son, Tyler, Monday. The establishment is located in downtown Killeen.

Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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The inside of the Brick and Barrel is seen Monday, September 19, 2016. The establishment is located at 415 N. Gray St. in Killeen.

Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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The patio at Brick and Barrel is seen Monday, September 19, 2016. The establishment is located at 415 N. Gray St. in Killeen.

Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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The inside of the Brick and Barrel is seen Monday, September 19, 2016. The establishment is located at 415 N. Gray St. in Killeen.

Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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Owner of Brick and Barrel, Mike Austin, talks about his establishment Monday, September 19, 2016. The establishment is located at 415 N. Gray St. in Killeen.

Brick & Barrel

Brick & Barrel

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Brick and Barrel is seen Monday, September 19, 2016. The establishment is located at 415 N. Gray St. in Killeen.

Library Day at B&N 1.jpg

Library Day at B&N 1.jpg

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Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights lbrary director, entertains children with her portrayal of a character from "The Cookie Fiasco" during a Sept. 24 Storytime event at Barnes & Noble in Harker Heights.