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Teams vie for honors at 15th annual MLK Step-Up Fest

Teams vie for honors at 15th annual MLK Step-Up Fest

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The 15th annual Martin Luther King High School Step-Up Fest was held Sunday night at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

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Veteran suicide awareness group’s burden for Carry The Fallen hike

Veteran suicide awareness group’s burden for Carry The Fallen hike

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Six residents braved subfreezing temperatures for three hours at a Killeen park Saturday morning to take part in an event dedicated to reducin…

Education, health care top issues for readers on Facebook

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The Daily Herald last week asked its Facebook readers about the priorities elected officials should pursue during the 85th legislative session…

Killeen police to address concerns during town hall

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Between an ongoing police department reorganization, a potential outsourcing of the municipal jail and a recent rash of shootings, residents h…

Killeen council sets priorities for 2018 budget

Killeen council sets priorities for 2018 budget

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The Killeen City Council’s special workshop Saturday looked very different from a normal meeting as council members, pens in hand, quietly hud…

Cosper, Buckingham to begin new roles Tuesday

Cosper, Buckingham to begin new roles Tuesday

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On Tuesday, Scott Cosper will be sworn in as the District 54 representative in the Texas House. The realization started to sink in a few weeks…

Cove Police looking for man after 7 Eleven robbery

Cove Police looking for man after 7 Eleven robbery

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Copperas Cove Police are looking for a man that was involved in an armed robbery at a 7 Eleven in the 500 block of North 1st Street early Mond…

Killeen Police identify man killed Friday

Killeen Police identify man killed Friday

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Killeen police have identified the man who died in a shooting Dec. 29 as Carman Kima Latchie. He was a 40-year-old Killeen resident, and he di…

Which way goes the weather?

Which way goes the weather?

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After a relatively warm New Year’s Day, residents in the Killeen-Fort Hood area experienced a small rainstorm Monday morning. Killeen received…

Crash rolls vehicle over at Killeen intersection

Crash rolls vehicle over at Killeen intersection

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Emergency personnel work the scene of a rollover Monday at the intersection of Little Nolan Road and W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

Identity of man killed in shooting still unknown

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A man who suffered a fatal shot to the head Friday morning in North Killeen remains unidentified.

Crime

1-15-2017 Police blotter

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Police identify victim, make arrest in Nolanville slaying

Police identify victim, make arrest in Nolanville slaying

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NOLANVILLE — Nolanville police made an arrest Friday in connection to the man shot and killed at his home.

1-14-2017 Police blotter

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Another suspect identified in pawn shop robbery

Another suspect identified in pawn shop robbery

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COPPERAS COVE — Another suspect was identified Friday in connection to the Jan. 3 robbery of Action Pawn No. 3, according to a news release.

Man who led police on chase arraigned

Man who led police on chase arraigned

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A man who led police on a car chase through several residential neighborhoods was arraigned Thursday by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke.

Nolanville shooting death 'unheard of,' former police chief says

Nolanville shooting death 'unheard of,' former police chief says

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NOLANVILLE — A shooting at a residence Friday morning left a man dead, authorities said. A woman is in jail after the slaying.

Former Ellison teacher sentenced in sex with student case

Former Ellison teacher sentenced in sex with student case

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A former Ellison High School teacher on Tuesday pleaded guilty to having an improper sexual relationship with a student in 2014, a second-degr…

Man who led police on chase charged

Man who led police on chase charged

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A driver who led police on a chase in Killeen on Tuesday night before eventually being apprehended has been identified in an arrest affidavit.

1-13-2017 Police blotter

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First 2017 Killeen homicide investigated

First 2017 Killeen homicide investigated

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Killeen police are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night, the first Killeen homicide of the new year.

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Nation

Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

Revelers, rally-goers to clog DC for Trump's inauguration

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to clog the nation's capital for Donald Trump's inauguration and a major demons…

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

Kevin Starr, California's premier historian, dies at 76

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former California State Librarian Kevin Starr, who is deemed the pre-eminent historian of the Golden State, has died. He was 76.

Man stabbed during party at university chancellor's home

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STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — A man was stabbed during an early morning house party at the home of a Massachusetts university chancellor while he wa…

PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early

PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal …

Central US Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

Central US Ice storm falls short of dire forecasts

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sleet and drizzle glazed swaths of the central U.S. on Sunday, extending icy weather that some meteorologists acknowle…

World

Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi Arabia

Egypt court rules against handing islands to Saudi Arabia

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CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court ruled on Monday against the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia — a landmark…

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

'One China principle' not negotiable, China tells Trump

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BEIJING (AP) — Responding to remarks by Donald Trump, China's Foreign Ministry on Monday said the country's "one-China principle" regarding Ta…

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

Stark inequality: Oxfam says 8 men as rich as half the world

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DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, wit…

Pound sags amid 'hard Brexit' signals ahead of May speech

Pound sags amid 'hard Brexit' signals ahead of May speech

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LONDON (AP) — The British pound fell to a three-month low amid reports Prime Minister Theresa May will signal her willingness to make a clean …

Uganda confirms Avian flu in wild terns, domestic birds

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tests have confirmed that avian flu is responsible for the mass deaths of wild birds on the shores of Lake Victoria in …

Odd News

Cutest captain: Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on boat

Cutest captain: Sea lion caught in fishing gear hops on boat

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a juvenile sea lion was so happy to be rescued after getting hooked by fishing gear off Southern Ca…

'Bridge ninjas' gain internet fame after Nevada flooding

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous …

San Francisco man returns 100-year overdue library book

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A book of short stories titled "Forty Minutes Late" has been returned to a San Francisco library — 100 years late.

Truck company owner charged with evading $1 million in tolls

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a New Jersey trucking company has been arrested while trying to board a flight to Aruba and charged with rack…

How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?

How high is too high for a pile of chicken droppings?

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — How high is too high for a pile of chicken manure?

Traffic

Two die in head-on crash near Salado

Two die in head-on crash near Salado

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TEMPLE — Two people died early Tuesday after a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Farm-to-Market 2484 near Salado, according to the Texas Depar…

Gasoline prices spike statewide after the holidays

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The statewide average gas price is $2.16 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

1-vehicle crash takes out traffic signal, stalls traffic in Heights

1-vehicle crash takes out traffic signal, stalls traffic in Heights

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Traffic came to a near-standstill after a one-vehicle crash took out a traffic signal at the corner of Wampum Drive and Knigh…

TxDOT to temporarily close U.S. 190 lanes Wednesday

TxDOT to temporarily close U.S. 190 lanes Wednesday

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The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close lanes within the U.S. Highway 190 project area Wednesday, weather permitting.

Wreck near Cove stalls traffic on 190

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A vehicle accident along U.S. Highway 190 near the eastern city limits of Copperas Cove is stalling traffic in the westbound lanes of 190 betw…

Texas

Local state reps to wait on bathroom bill

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AUSTIN — Bell County’s newest members of the Texas House of Representatives are taking a wait-and-see approach to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s contr…

Education, health care top issues for readers on Facebook

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The Daily Herald last week asked its Facebook readers about the priorities elected officials should pursue during the 85th legislative session…

Cosper, Buckingham to begin new roles Tuesday

Cosper, Buckingham to begin new roles Tuesday

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On Tuesday, Scott Cosper will be sworn in as the District 54 representative in the Texas House. The realization started to sink in a few weeks…

Poor Texans left in dark as state electricity aid program ends

Poor Texans left in dark as state electricity aid program ends

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ARLINGTON — North Texas was freezing during a three-day stretch last month, but Mary Garcia refused to turn on the heat in her cramped apartme…

Cruz proposes term limits for Congress

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday to imp…

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