• February 25, 2017

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2-25-17 Police blotter

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Ballot set for Killeen City Council district races

The deadline for candidates to withdraw their names from the May 6 Killeen City Council ballot expired Friday with all 13 candidates remaining in the race.

Officials eye burn bans during warm, windy weather

The brief respite from burn bans in the area is over as the restriction on outdoor burning went back into effect this week.

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Affidavits in two low bond cases detail violent allegations

Arrest affidavits for two men whose bonds by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown were set low after being accused of violent crimes were not available to the Temple Daily Telegram or others for about 10 days.

Orders signed in Marvin Guy capital murder case

BELTON — A man accused of killing a Killeen police detective still has no trial date set three years after gunfire erupted on Circle M Drive in Killeen, but the case inched forward Thursday.

Motorist without license found with 4 grams of cocaine

A man accused of driving without a valid license was arraigned on a possession of a controlled substance charge by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, according to the affidavit for arrest.

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Enrollment increases at Central Texas College

Enrollment numbers at Central Texas College have had a slight uptick this semester — by more 100 students — compared to the fall semester.

Program guides teens in responsible relationship behavior

Texas A&M University Central Texas and the local Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is hosting a “Teen Awareness and Relationship Responsibility Conference” Saturday.

'We want them to know they have a champion'

The Killeen Independent School District hosted a Community Impact Day to empower high school girls to care for themselves and encourage one another.

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Kansas community tries to heal from shooting; bar to reopen

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — In the middle of a crowded bar, Adam Purinton yelled at two Indian men to "get out of my country," witnesses said, then opened fire in an attack that killed one of the men and wounded the other, as well as a third man who tried to help.

Cleveland OK'd $13M in police misconduct suit settlements

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland has agreed to pay more than $13.2 million in a little over two years to settle lawsuits over police misconduct.

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights.

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The Latest: Democrats need to dust off party voting rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):

Foster, Fox call for unity at rally for immigration rights

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights.

Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

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Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole.

AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Gunman in restaurant shooting dies of injuries

PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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Part of North 20th Street to close soon

Beginning Monday, North 20th Street, between Attas Avenue and Harris Avenue in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

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Killeen area gets over an inch of moisture

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the Killeen area received more than an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms hitting the area Sunday evening.

Rainstorms expected to end by Tuesday morning

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, Killeen-area residents received more than an inch of rainfall as thunderstorms hit the area Sunday evening.

Thunderstorms from Sunday night may continue today, NWS says

Thunderstorms are expected to accompany morning motorists today, as Sunday night’s 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms carries over into today.

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Iraqi forces facing stiff resistance in western Mosul

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul Saturday amid stiff resistance from entrenched Islamic State fighters, a commander on the scene said.

France charges 2nd person tied to National Front in probe

PARIS (AP) — A contractor for France's National Front party who's close to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has been handed preliminary charges in an investigation into the financing of political campaigns in 2014 and 2015.

Syria opposition on same tack as US on terrorism, Iran

GENEVA (AP) — A top Syrian opposition leader hopes to persuade the new administration of U.S. President Donald Trump that rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad share the same priorities with Washington when it comes to fighting the Islamic State group and containing Iran.

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