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California governor denies parole for Manson follower

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.

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Hundreds celebrate the life of 5-year-old cancer victim

Hundreds celebrate the life of 5-year-old cancer victim

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COPPERAS COVE — Connor Hedge loved monster trucks, cars, dinosaurs, Nerf guns and Superheroes.

Former Daily Herald editor Lee James dies in Florida at 72

Former Daily Herald editor Lee James dies in Florida at 72

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Lee James, a former longtime Killeen Daily Herald editor and sports editor, died Friday morning at a Florida hospital following a lengthy illn…

Seeking unity

Seeking unity

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A new group called End the Hate Make Killeen Great will have a free barbecue at Long Branch Park on July 30.

End the Hate Make Killeen Great group aims to bring the community together.

End the Hate Make Killeen Great group aims to bring the community together.

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A new group called End the Hate Make Killeen Great, or ETHMKG, is holding a free barbecue at Long Branch Park on July 30.

Truck slams into revelers in Nice, dozens believed dead

Truck slams into revelers in Nice, dozens believed dead

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NICE, France (AP) — NICE, France — A truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of Bastille Day revelers who'd gathered to watc…

KPD on Pokemon: Increase of suspicious person calls

KPD on Pokemon: Increase of suspicious person calls

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The Killeen Police Department is reminding residents to be cautious while playing the popular game "Pokemon Go," in a news release Wednesday.

Killeen council votes 5-2 against $30K salary adjustment for Farris

Killeen council votes 5-2 against $30K salary adjustment for Farris

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After meeting behind closed doors for about 45 minutes during a workshop meeting Tuesday, Killeen council members voted 5-2 to deny a $30,000 …

Super fun day

Super fun day

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The annual Fun Day in the Park, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, brought more than 200 people to Carl Levin Par…

State and local leaders react to Dallas shooting

State and local leaders react to Dallas shooting

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Officials are offering condolences following Thursday night’s shooting at a Dallas demonstration that left five officers dead and another seve…

Killeen man charged in connection with two VMB shootings

Killeen man charged in connection with two VMB shootings

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The Bell County district attorney’s office charged a current inmate in connection with two Veterans Memorial Boulevard shootings.

Crime

Cops support Special Olympics of Texas at annual Tip a Cop event

Cops support Special Olympics of Texas at annual Tip a Cop event

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Patrons dining at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen on Thursday night may have been surprised when dinner came served with a side of law enforcement.

Heights police investigating death of woman

Heights police investigating death of woman

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HARKER HEIGHTS - Police continue the investigate the death of a young woman early last week.

7-22-2016 Police blotter

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Killeen police say they caught burglary, assault suspect

Killeen police say they caught burglary, assault suspect

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Killeen police jailed a man Wednesday accused of assaulting a woman after breaking into her home.

KPD looking to arrest man involved in deadly shooting

KPD looking to arrest man involved in deadly shooting

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Killeen police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who they say fled the scene of Sunday’s shooting that left two men dead.

Police: Shooting victim won't cooperate

Police: Shooting victim won't cooperate

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Killeen police are investigating an overnight shooting in North Killeen of a man who is not forthcoming with information.

7-21-2016 Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated:

Night at club leads to jail time for Killeen suspect

Night at club leads to jail time for Killeen suspect

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A Killeen man accused of assaulting a police officer in June after a large fight inside the Wild Country nightclub in Harker Heights was indic…

Burglary at recycling center leads to arrest of suspect

Burglary at recycling center leads to arrest of suspect

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Police in Killeen said they arrested a man after he was accused of stealing several tools from a local recycling center.

Different accounts arise from Sunday's deadly Killeen shooting

Different accounts arise from Sunday's deadly Killeen shooting

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The police account of Sunday’s deadly shooting in North Killeen differs from the story on the street, according to a family member of one of t…

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'Went down fighting': Slain deputy to be laid to rest

'Went down fighting': Slain deputy to be laid to rest

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed by a lone gunman in an ambush, went down fighting…

The Latest: Democratic delegates mostly positive about Kaine

The Latest: Democratic delegates mostly positive about Kaine

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 between the Republican and Democratic nominating conventions (all times local):

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

California governor denies parole for Manson follower

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult lead…

Girl, 14, killed by lightning while on personal watercraft

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 14-year-old girl has died and a woman was hospitalized in critical condition after lightning struck the personal water…

Ex-KKK leader David Duke runs for Senate: 'My time has come'

Ex-KKK leader David Duke runs for Senate: 'My time has come'

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Declaring "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," white supremacist David Duke registered Friday for …

World

AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah

AP EXCLUSIVE: Iraq digs security trench around Fallujah

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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi military will use a medieval tactic to keep control of Fallujah after recapturing it from the Islamic State group las…

Afghan capital locked down for large demonstration

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan authorities have closed off streets across the capital, Kabul, in preparation for a demonstration by ethnic H…

Munich shooting suspect killed 9 and wounded 16; Motive unclear

Munich shooting suspect killed 9 and wounded 16; Motive unclear

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MUNICH — An 18-year-old German-Iranian man opened fire in a crowded Munich shopping mall and a nearby McDonald’s on Friday night, killing nine…

The Latest: Police say 10 killed, including likely shooter

The Latest: Police say 10 killed, including likely shooter

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BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments on a deadly shooting attack Friday in Munich (all times local):

Boris Johnson calls for UN help destroying Libya chemicals

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In his first address to the United Nations as Britain's foreign secretary, Boris Johnson on Friday praised a Security Co…

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Pennsylvania police seeking owner of unclaimed pot package

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CHELTENHAM, Pa. (AP) — Police in eastern Pennsylvania have a package they'd like to return to its intended recipient — containing more than fo…

Strong smell of cooked urine prompts apartment evacuation

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — The strong smell caused by a man cooking urine has prompted the evacuation of an apartment building in Massachusetts.

Old lobster spared the pot, will retire to Maine aquarium

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BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — It's not common for senior citizens to move from Florida to Maine, but Larry the Lobster's life depends on it.

Man lassoes bear with head stuck in big plastic container

Man lassoes bear with head stuck in big plastic container

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado bed and breakfast owner armed with just a length of rope helped save a black bear with a giant plast…

Wild birds lead people to honey if they make the right sound

Wild birds lead people to honey if they make the right sound

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In Mozambique's woodlands, the sound of sweet evolution is at work.

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Area gas prices could go lower

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Gas prices in the Killeen-Fort Hood area remain some of the lowest in the country.

US 190 closures to continue in Killeen next week

US 190 closures to continue in Killeen next week

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Lane closures on U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen will be ongoing next week, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Portion of Lowes Boulevard to close for 3 months

Portion of Lowes Boulevard to close for 3 months

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Motorists are asked to use caution starting Monday near Lowes and Wal-Mart boulevards.

Final touches: U.S. 190 widening project closer to being done

Final touches: U.S. 190 widening project closer to being done

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Area motorists who drive U.S. Highway 190 through Killeen may see some relief on the road as the highway’s widening project will soon come to …

TxDOT will close portions of U.S. Highway 190

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The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close parts of U.S. Highway 190, Sunday through Thursday, weather permitting.

Texas

Texas voter identification law violates voting rights act, court rules

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Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.  

Texas governor announces Police Protection Act

Texas governor announces Police Protection Act

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AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – th…

Saving for the future: Experts urge cities to bank water

Saving for the future: Experts urge cities to bank water

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Without proper planning, the city of San Antonio would have been up a creek without water in 2011 when a record-breaking drought wreaked havoc…

Hundreds mourn officer killed in Dallas

Hundreds mourn officer killed in Dallas

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PLANO — A large U.S. flag hung from the ladders of two fire trucks as hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral of Michael Krol, a Michiga…

Among France truck attack victims, father and son from Texas

Among France truck attack victims, father and son from Texas

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HOUSTON — A man and his 11-year-old son from the Austin area were among the dozens of people killed during the truck attack in Nice, France, r…

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JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

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Salado’s Jake Elliott works out in the high school weight room on July 14. He is part of a deep stable of Eagle running backs.

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

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Salado’s Jake Elliott works out in the high school weight room on July 14. He is part of a deep stable of Eagle running backs.

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

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Salado running back Jake Harvey lifts weights in the high school weight room July 14.

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

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Salado running back Jake Harvey lifts weights in the high school weight room July 14.

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

JACOB HARVEY_Salado HS Football

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Salado running back Jake Harvey lifts weights in the high school weight room July 14.

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

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Salado’s Jake Elliott works out in the high school weight room on July 14. He is part of a deep stable of Eagle running backs.

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

JAKE ELLIOTT_Salado HS Football

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Salado’s Jake Elliott works out in the high school weight room on July 14. He is part of a deep stable of Eagle running backs.

Tip a Cop Fundraiser

Tip a Cop Fundraiser

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Mayra Ayala, right, a patrol officer with the Killeen Police Department, sells Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirts on Thursday, July 21, 2016, as part of the annual Tip a Cop fundraiser to benefit the Special Olympics of Texas at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen.