• July 25, 2016

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First rain in almost a month expected this week for Killeen area

It has been nearly a month since it last rained in the Killeen area, but according to the National Weather Service that will likely change this week.

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Area police reports indicated

Council seeks resident input

As Killeen council members are sifting through 400 pages of a proposed budget and sitting through hours of meetings each week, a few still want to hear from residents. 

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Remember: No guns at CTC this year

As the Aug. 1 implementation date for Senate Bill 11 — the “Campus Carry” law — draws near, Central Texas College is in an unusual position among schools across the state.

Women say they were raped in Killeen by same man

Aimee Nesse and Cherese Jordan may have never known each other had they not been brought together by a life-altering experience: both say they were raped in Killeen by the same man.

Killeen councilwoman to host town hall meeting Thursday

Killeen City Councilwoman Shirley Fleming wants to hear from concerned residents.

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TSTC Culinary Arts works with Region 12 students

WACO — Devon Wilson began observing his mother and aunts cooking when he was in elementary school.

Creativity soars

The classroom of students, ages 5 to 12, was unusually quiet July 12 as each child focused on drawing a dragon for what would become the centerpiece of his or her medieval collage. Helping imaginations come to life is all in a day’s work for both Central Texas College, host of the College for Kids classes each summer for kids ages 3 through high school, and teacher Amelia Rabroker, owner of the Tap Tap Art School in Harker Heights.

Texas A&M Central Texas preparing for campus carry

On Aug. 1, concealed handgun license holders can carry their guns at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

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The Latest: Mook: Everyone at our convention voting Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):

Texas sheriff: Officer fatally shot at Austin-area home

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed at his home north of Austin before dawn on Monday in what authorities said appeared to be an attempted robbery.

Winds revive California fire, chasing thousands from homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unpredictable wildfire that destroyed more than a dozen houses has surged back to life, darkening the skies north of Los Angeles with black smoke and driving thousands from their homes.

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Kerry urges Southeast Asia unity on South China Sea disputes

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the divided nations of Southeast Asia to forge a consensus on how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, appealing to the 10 countries to embrace a rules-based international system to resolve those differences peacefully.

Trump taunts claims that Russia hacked DNC emails for him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Monday dismissed as a "joke" claims by Hillary Clinton's campaign that Russia is trying to help Trump by leaking thousands of emails from the Democratic National Committee.

The Latest: Mook: Everyone at our convention voting Clinton

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):

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Hollywood stars hold climate rally ahead of DNC

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than 1,000 people joined Hollywood stars including Shailene Woodley, Susan Sarandon and Danny Glover in Philadelphia last night on the eve of the Democratic National Convention and vowed to keep fighting for climate and environmental justice issues, even though their preferred presidential candidate would not be driving the party's agenda.

Scientists capture rare images of wolverine in Sierra Nevada

TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — Scientists following up on a rare wolverine sighting in the Sierra Nevada set up cameras and captured video of the animal scurrying in the snow, scaling a tree and chewing on bait.

Floods kill 78 across China, 91 missing, 400,000 evacuated

BEIJING (AP) — At least 78 people have been killed and another 91 are missing across China after a round of torrential rains swept through the country earlier this week, flooding streams, triggering landslides and destroying houses.

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Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

AUSTIN — Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina’s rules mandating showing identification at the polls — even after lawmakers there took pre-emptive steps to soften them. 

Texas voter identification law violates voting rights act, court rules

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

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.

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Portions of WS Young to close for construction

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of WS Young Drive at U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen, while removing curbs and widening the intersection to facilitate turn lanes this week.

Area gas prices could go lower

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

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

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First rain in almost a month expected this week for Killeen area

It has been nearly a month since it last rained in the Killeen area, but according to the National Weather Service that will likely change this week.

Temps still have not reached 100 in Killeen; rain possible

Temperatures have been high in the Killeen area, but even this late in July they have yet to officially reach the 100 mark, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Today may be first 100-degree day of the year in Killeen

Area temperatures may break the 100 degree threshold today, according to the National Weather Service.

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Kerry urges Southeast Asia unity on South China Sea disputes

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday urged the divided nations of Southeast Asia to forge a consensus on how to address disputes with China in the South China Sea, appealing to the 10 countries to embrace a rules-based international system to resolve those differences peacefully.

China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory Monday, preventing Southeast Asia's main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc's members are victims of Beijing's actions.

Report: Turkey issues warrants for 42 journalists

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities issued warrants on Monday for the detention of 42 journalists and took 31 academics into custody, official media reported, as the government pressed ahead with a crackdown against people allegedly linked to a U.S.-based Muslim cleric following a failed coup.

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