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Cost of congestion

Cost of congestion

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A study released Friday by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute analyzes congested roadways and ranks one of Killeen’s roads at No. 486 out of 1,783 roadway sections in the state.

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Many residents plan to spend Labor Day at the lake

Many residents plan to spend Labor Day at the lake

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BELTON — Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer season, and with many area residents planning one last hurrah, officials …

Regional board wants to expand air quality monitoring

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BELTON — The Central Texas Council of Governments unveiled a preliminary proposal to expand air quality monitoring throughout the region at th…

Quelling the growing storm: In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

Quelling the growing storm: In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust

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DALLAS — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communit…

Shed fire near Seton Medical Center under investigation

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Aggressive bees close down portion of Cove park

Aggressive bees close down portion of Cove park

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COPPERAS COVE — A Killeen company removed 30,000 to 40,000 “very, very aggressive” bees from a trail in South Park on Wednesday.

Cove’s Edgar Rhode, Fort Hood friend, dies at 98

Cove’s Edgar Rhode, Fort Hood friend, dies at 98

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COPPERAS COVE — The Edgar H. Rhode Technical Library at Fort Hood carries his name.

New name and manager for city's animal control division

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The Killeen Police Department named a former sergeant major as the next manager of its animal control division.

Wine novice’s tasting adventure in Texas Hill Country a success

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LAMPASAS — The idea of going to a wine tasting has always been intimidating to me. A look at reviews in Wine Connoisseur and movies like “Side…

Today’s sheriff’s posse not like those seen in Western movies

Today’s sheriff’s posse not like those seen in Western movies

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TEMPLE — Most Americans, at some point in their lives, have seen an old Western movie where a sheriff would round up area ranchers or whoever …

Soldier surprised when visit to Automax results in a free car

Soldier surprised when visit to Automax results in a free car

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When Cpl. Everett Williams put his name into a drawing for a car at Automax in Killeen, he never thought he would win.

Crime

8-30-2014 Police blotter

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Area police reports indicated:

Police: Teen robbed resident at gunpoint

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A teenager was arrested Wednesday at Shoemaker High School on an aggravated robbery charge.

Police blotter for Aug. 29

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Area police reports indicated:

Killeen elementary school ends lockdown; man in car detained

Killeen elementary school ends lockdown; man in car detained

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Killeen police evacuated homes and locked down an elementary school Thursday during a three-hour standoff with a suicidal man armed with a han…

Heights woman who planned to kill herself,  her 2 children, sentenced to  probation

Heights woman who planned to kill herself, her 2 children, sentenced to probation

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BELTON — A Harker Heights woman accused of trying to kill her two young children was sentenced to probation Thursday in a Bell County courtroom.

Jury indicts suspect in police chief’s death

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BELTON — A Bell County grand jury indicted David Gene Risner, 57, of Little River-Academy, on Wednesday on one count of capital murder of a pe…

Man indicted in food stamp scam at local store

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BELTON — A Harker Heights man is facing felony charges after investigators said he allowed people to withdraw cash and buy illegal items using…

Police: Heights man had meth

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A 44-year-old Harker Heights man was arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than 1 gram, by Justice of …

Homeless man found dead in Copperas Cove identified

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COPPERAS COVE — Police on Thursday confirmed Thomas Wayne White, 44, was found dead Wednesday beneath a tree.

Woman who planned to kill herself, kids, gets probation

Woman who planned to kill herself, kids, gets probation

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BELTON — A Harker Heights woman accused of trying to her kill two young children was sentenced to probation Thursday in a Bell County courtroom.

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Nation

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

Mourners urge black Americans to take action

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ST. LOUIS — The mourners filled an enormous church to remember Michael Brown — a “gentle giant,” aspiring rapper and recent high school gradua…

Earthquake's timing left many fumbling in dark

Earthquake's timing left many fumbling in dark

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NAPA, Calif. — A powerful earthquake that struck the heart of California's wine country caught many people sound asleep, sending dressers, mir…

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

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WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negoti…

Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

Police reveal name of Missouri cop who shot teen

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The police chief in the St. Louis suburb where an officer fatally shot an unarmed teenager identified the officer on Frid…

Vets see flawed response in Ferguson

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Jet-black rifles leveled at unarmed citizens and mine-resistant vehicles once used to patrol the roadways of Iraq and Afghanistan rumbling thr…

World

Iraq crisis deepens; U.S. directly arms Kurds

Iraq crisis deepens; U.S. directly arms Kurds

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s president snubbed incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and picked another politician to form the next government Monday, …

Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as ‘step forward’

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CHILMARK, Mass. — President Barack Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as “a promising step forward” Monday amid a political and security cr…

Crash of Iranian-built passenger plane leaves 39 dead

Crash of Iranian-built passenger plane leaves 39 dead

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TEHRAN, Iran — A locally built Iranian passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff in Tehran on Sunday, killing 39 people and reviving quest…

Iraqi’s embattled prime minister to file complaint against new president

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BAGHDAD — Iraq’s embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in a surprise speech late Sunday, resisted calls for his resignation and accused th…

Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

Iraqi militants seize country's largest dam

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni militants from the Islamic State group on Thursday seized Iraq's largest dam, placing them in control of enormous power a…

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Local roadways ranked in Texas A&M traffic study

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Bell and Coryell County area roadways in the Texas A&M Traffic Institute’s study:

Wreck on 190 in Cove backs up traffic

Wreck on 190 in Cove backs up traffic

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COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove police are investigating a two-vehicle, minor collision at the intersection of East U.S. Highway 190 and Elm Str…

Multi-vehicle accident on 190 near Fort Hood main gate

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A multi-vehicle accident has been reported in the eastbound lanes of U.S. Highway 190 near the Fort Hood main gate.

Car rolls into glass doors at Copperas Cove High

Car rolls into glass doors at Copperas Cove High

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A car rolled into the glass doors at Copperas Cove High School on Monday morning during the first day of school.

Traffic backed up on westbound U.S. Hwy. 190

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Traffic is backed up on the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen heading towards Fort Hood.

Texas

Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

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McALLEN — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at …

El Salvador opens consulate in S. Texas

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McALLEN — A Texas border city further cemented its position at the center of a surge of Central American immigrants by opening its fourth fore…

TribWeek: In Case You Missed It

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Car dealer fundraising for fallen police officers

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Freedom Jeep Chrysler will host a tribute to fallen officers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at 3602 E. Central Texas Expressway.

Abbott Opinion Murky on Plastic Bag Bans

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North Texas at Texas

North Texas at Texas

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Texas' David Ash (14) prepares to hand off during the second half of a 38-7 win against North Texas on Saturday in Austin.

Harker Heights at Waco Football

Harker Heights at Waco Football

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Waco’s Louis Davis is swarmed by Knights defenders, including Anthony Stephens (24) and Vernon Person (55).

Harker Heights at Waco Football

Harker Heights at Waco Football

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Harker Heights’ running back Josh Ellis has his jersey grabbed by Waco’s Demetrius McDowell as he carries during the Knights’ season-opening 37-20 victory over  Waco on Saturday night at Waco ISD Stadium.

Fredericksburg at Lampasas

Fredericksburg at Lampasas

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The Lampasas Badgers were fired up for Game 1 on Friday against Fredericksburg, and Todd Phillips (40), carrying here in the first quarter, rushed for a game-high 129 yards.

Belton vs. Waco University football

Belton vs. Waco University football

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Belton’s Tevin Jones wraps up Waco University’s Xavier Tomlinson on Friday. Belton won 48-0 in head coach Bob Shipley’s debut.

Belton vs. Waco University football

Belton vs. Waco University football

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Belton's Coby Potvin gets wrapped up by Waco University's Wykeim McKinney

My Tutor collects supplies for homeless student program

My Tutor collects supplies for homeless student program

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Sibyl Sheppard, far left, puts a box of school supplies into a limousine, which was supplied by Ambiance Limousine, on Thursday at the back-to-school open house event hosted by My Tutor and More, 1302 W. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen. Along with Sheppard is Kira Burden, 10, who helped load supplies for Killeen ISD’s Homeless Awareness Response Program. HARP provided about 1,300 homeless students with school supplies last year. Tina Capito, director and co-owner of My Tutor, said she hopes to collect enough supplies to fill the limousine to its capacity. “We had generous people come by with backpacks and large copy paper boxes filled with supplies. It is good to see people come out for a good cause,” Capito said.

Panera Bread

Panera Bread

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The new Panera Bread, at 1723 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, is seen Thursday. The restaurant opens at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. According to the company’s second-quarter report, Panera had 881 company- owned and 919 franchise-operated bakery-cafes for a total of 1,818 as of July 1. The facility has a maximum occupancy of 161 people, the permit stated.

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