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Italian president visits quake town, thanks rescue workers

Italian president visits quake town, thanks rescue workers

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ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — Italian President Sergio Mattarella paid a visit on Saturday to Amatrice, a town devastated in the earthquake that hit central Italy this week and the place with the highest death toll.

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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.

Voter registration drive set at library

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Harker Heights Public Library will host a voter registration drive from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today.

Three convenience stores robbed overnight in Killeen

Three convenience stores robbed overnight in Killeen

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It was the first time Mohamed Dal had a gun in his face.

No local Delta flights delayed or canceled, but check connections

No local Delta flights delayed or canceled, but check connections

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Delta is keeping its flights leaving Killeen on time a day after the company canceled almost 1,000 flights with plans for more cancellations o…

Crime

Temple woman gets 35 years in Killeen man's 2013 death

Temple woman gets 35 years in Killeen man's 2013 death

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BELTON — A Temple woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison after she accepted a plea deal Friday morning for her role in the Oct. 12, 2013, s…

Killeen woman arraigned on meth charge

Killeen woman arraigned on meth charge

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A Killeen woman was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, less than 1 gram, by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke on Friday.

8-26-2016 Police blotter

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Officials: Temple church standoff suspect had been evicted

Officials: Temple church standoff suspect had been evicted

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TEMPLE — Destiny Greg Suydam, 35, of Temple, was identified as the man arrested following a three-hour standoff Wednesday night at the First U…

Bail set for man charged with sexual assault of a child

Bail set for man charged with sexual assault of a child

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Randall Scott Bragge Jr., 28, was arraigned in Killeen on Thursday on a felony charge of sexual assault of a child.

Fort Hood soldier accused of sexually assaulting a child

Fort Hood soldier accused of sexually assaulting a child

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BELTON — A Fort Hood soldier was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday on two charges in connection with a claim that he sexually ass…

2 men charged with drug possession

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Mario Gadson II and Ayana Cambre Johnson were arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of drug possession.

8-25-2016 Police blotter

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Man arrested after standoff at Methodist church in Temple

Man arrested after standoff at Methodist church in Temple

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TEMPLE — A man believed to be armed barricaded himself inside First United Methodist Church on Wednesday night, according to police.

Cove man faces 9 felonies after August SWAT skirmish

Cove man faces 9 felonies after August SWAT skirmish

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COPPERAS COVE — A former Marine shot by Copperas Cove SWAT on Aug. 3 after pointing a rifle at them is out of the hospital and facing nine felonies.

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Nation

The Latest: Congregation praises investigators working case

The Latest: Congregation praises investigators working case

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DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

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LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of two nuns who we…

The Latest: Services set for nuns killed in Mississippi

The Latest: Services set for nuns killed in Mississippi

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DURANT, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender ide…

Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.

World

Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

Bangladesh police kill 3, including suspect in Dhaka attack

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe l…

The Latest: Italian quake death toll rises to 284

The Latest: Italian quake death toll rises to 284

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ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the Italian earthquake (all times local):

Despite progress, US-Russia fall short on truce for Syria

Despite progress, US-Russia fall short on truce for Syria

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GENEVA (AP) — The United States and Russia say they have resolved a number of issues standing in the way of restoring a nationwide truce to Sy…

N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

N. Korea says UN condemnation of missile tests 'provocation'

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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday expressed anger at United Nations Security Council discussions over a statement denounci…

UN condemns 4 North Korean ballistic missile launches

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned four North Korean ballistic missile launches in July and August on Friday n…

Odd News

Oldest floating US post office scrapes rock, runs aground

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MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night could stop a U.S. mail boat — and then it ran aground in New Hampshire.

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

Owner: Missing potbellied therapy pig is found, now home

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ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A missing potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal has been returned to its Pennsylvania owners.

Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport i…

Spieth has no chance against Spelling Bee co-champion

Spieth has no chance against Spelling Bee co-champion

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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Spieth was no match for the National Spelling Bee co-champion — with spelling and, ultimately, with putting.

Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher's rap targets students

Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher's rap targets students

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SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders.

Traffic

Wreck near Salado kills 1, injures 7

Wreck near Salado kills 1, injures 7

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SALADO — One person was killed and seven others were injured early Wednesday after a wrong-way accident near Salado, Department of Public Safe…

Cove PD releases name of woman killed in accident

Cove PD releases name of woman killed in accident

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COPPERAS COVE — Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business High…

One dead in vehicle accident in Cove

One dead in vehicle accident in Cove

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COPPERAS COVE — One woman is dead and another hospitalized after a Friday morning collision involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190.

U.S. 190 construction nearing completion in the Killeen area

U.S. 190 construction nearing completion in the Killeen area

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Completion of the U.S. Highway 190 construction project in the Killeen area is expected in the fall, according to Kenneth Roberts, Texas Depar…

No fatalities in wreck near Copperas Cove

No fatalities in wreck near Copperas Cove

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At least one car was involved in a crash around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday morning in the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 190 near Clarke Road, not fa…

Texas

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

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LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did no…

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Ad…

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.

Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

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AUSTIN — Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina…

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Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas' Cohen Cockburn (14) rolls out of the pocket against Fredericksburg on Friday night in Lampasas. 

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas’ Logan Bender tackles Fredericksburg’s Josh Handley (25) in Lampasas on Friday night.

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas' Eric Yescas (55) blocks against a Fredericksburg player in Lampasas on Friday night.

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas’ Nathan Keese bursts through a hole in the line for a 76-yard touchdown against Fredericksburg on Friday night in Lampasas. 

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas quarterback Cohen Cockburn (14) hands the ball to teammate Nathan Keese against Fredericksburg on Friday in Lampasas.

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

Fredericksburg at Lampasas-Football

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Lampasas' Seth Cockrell (31) grabs hold of a Fredericksburg player in Lampasas on Friday night.

Cove v A&M Consol-football

Cove v A&M Consol-football

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Lightning flashes in the distance near Bulldawg Stadium in Copperas Cove on Friday night. The Bulldawgs and A&M Consolidated canceled their season-opening game after about 90 minutes of delays.

Ellison_Football_WeatherDelay

Ellison_Football_WeatherDelay

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Strom clouds loom over Leo Buckley Stadium prior to the scheduled start of Ellison’s season opener against Leander on Friday. The game was postponed to 6 p.m. today.