• June 26, 2016

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Central Texas College recognizes EMT graduates

Central Texas College held a ceremony recently to recognize 14 students who completed the Emergency Medical Technician program. These students will now take the state licensing exam to become a certified EMT by the Texas Department of Health and/or the National Registry of EMTs.

Juneteenth events end with fellowship

Surrounded by smoke, Elvis Irby meticulously flipped ham, hot links, hot dogs and hamburgers in humid weather Saturday at the Killeen Community Center.

Carrying on campus: Colleges, universities navigate new concealed handgun law, policies

The controversial law that will allow concealed license holders to carry their handguns on college campuses will take effect Aug. 1 for four-year, public institutions in the state of Texas. The bill, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 13, 2015, gave institutions of higher education over a year to make plans and arrangements on how they would implement the law. Private universities were given the option of applying this law at their campuses. Two-year colleges were given another year, until Aug. 1, 2017, to comply.

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Recent shootings put city, police, neighborhoods under pressure

As Killeen’s schools let out for summer, some area youth are going home to neighborhoods under pressure from recent violence or the attempts to stop it.

Killeen police and FBI charge man who fled with federal gun charge

A man who fled from Killeen police has been charged with a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a Killeen Police Department news release.

Copperas Cove Police make arrests in Tuesday shooting

COPPERAS COVE — Four Copperas Cove men were arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting and home invasion Tuesday that left one man hospitalized, police said Friday.

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Central Texas College recognizes EMT graduates

Central Texas College held a ceremony recently to recognize 14 students who completed the Emergency Medical Technician program. These students will now take the state licensing exam to become a certified EMT by the Texas Department of Health and/or the National Registry of EMTs.

Carrying on campus: Colleges, universities navigate new concealed handgun law, policies

The controversial law that will allow concealed license holders to carry their handguns on college campuses will take effect Aug. 1 for four-year, public institutions in the state of Texas. The bill, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 13, 2015, gave institutions of higher education over a year to make plans and arrangements on how they would implement the law. Private universities were given the option of applying this law at their campuses. Two-year colleges were given another year, until Aug. 1, 2017, to comply.

Simplicity key regarding policy at Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Licensed concealed handgun carriers will be allowed at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, along with other four-year, public colleges across the state, on Aug. 1.

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Blood stains, broken glass at dance studio after shooting

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Blood stained the outside of Studio 74 hip hop dance studio and broken glass from a trophy case covered the floor after a suspected gang-related shooting at an unauthorized party killed two people and injured at least five others.

At gay pride parades, a year to weave sorrow and celebration

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, New York City's storied gay pride parade celebrated a high point with the legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide. This year, the atmosphere surrounding the march is very different.

Blood stains, broken glass at dance studio after shooting

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Blood stained the outside of Studio 74 hip hop dance studio and broken glass from a trophy case covered the floor on Saturday morning after a suspected gang-related shooting at an unauthorized party killed two people and injured at least five others.

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Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — "The American Dream" will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.

Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party

WASHINGTON (AP) — It seemed like a surprising party of two.

Report: It's harder to know who's paying for political ads

A new study finds it's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level.

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China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

HONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ahead with plans for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.

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Texas reactions to Supreme Court immigration ruling mixed

The reactions across Texas varied from applause to frustration and disappointment following a deadlocked 4-4 Supreme Court decision Thursday afternoon that effectively blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.

UNESCO leader condemns journalist’s killing

DALLAS — The head of a United Nations agency on Wednesday condemned the death of a freelance journalist in Texas whose body was found with a gunshot wound in the back yard of a home. 

Texas women and doctors nervously await arrival of Zika virus

Mimi Garcia recalls reading a string of news stories about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness linked to birth defects spreading in Latin America, in late February and early March, around the time she learned she was pregnant with her second child.

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Killeen street to have intermittent closures next week

Roy Reynolds Drive, between addresses 611 and 1805, will experience intermittent closures Monday through Friday, the city of Killeen stated in a news release.

Trump rules out Rick Perry as running mate

Donald Trump on Wednesday ruled out picking former rival Rick Perry as his running mate but said there could still be a role for the former Texas governor in a Trump administration. 

Killeen’s Bacon Ranch Road to close on Friday

Bacon Ranch Road will be closed at Trimmier Road Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a Killeen press release.

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Chalk Ridge Falls Park sees visitors as other parks remain closed

BELTON — Jennifer Ross, an avid hiker who moved to Central Texas from Missouri six weeks ago, said she and her hiking partner — a corgi named Buddy — want to check out local parks, but flooding has made such exploration difficult.

Weather will continue to be 'seasonably hot' for area

More of the same is in the forecast for Central Texas.

Army Corps: Stay off Belton, Stillhouse lakes

Swimming, boating and camping at Belton and Stillhouse Hollow lakes are among the top summer recreational activities in the area.

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Panama Canal opens $5B locks, bullish despite shipping woes

PANAMA CITY (AP) — With a band playing and flags waving, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping.

Italian police capture fugitive mob boss sought for 20 years

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have captured a convicted 'ndrangheta mob boss in his bed in a countryside hideout after 20 years on the run.

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.

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