• August 28, 2016


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Boil water notice in place for Nolanville

The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District 3 is currently working on repairing a water leak located on West Highway 190 in Nolanville. Once the repairs are complete and water is restored in the area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required Bell County WCID 3 to notify customers that live within that area of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use.

8-28-2016 Police blotter

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Killeen Council to hunt for budget cuts

As they approach the finish line, Killeen City Council members still haven’t been told how much money they must find to balance the fiscal year 2017 budget.

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

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, slaying of an elderly Killeen man.

Killeen woman arraigned on meth charge

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.

Officials: Temple church standoff suspect had been evicted

TEMPLE — Destiny Greg Suydam, 35, of Temple, was identified as the man arrested following a three-hour standoff Wednesday night at the First United Methodist Church, police spokeswoman Shawana Neely confirmed Thursday.

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KISD students reach milestone, receive diplomas

Overcoming obstacles to reach a milestone, a group of determined Killeen Independent School District students received diplomas Thursday in the district’s annual summer graduation ceremony.

KISD has openings for bus drivers, monitors

As school started Monday, children in Killeen had fewer bus drivers to pick them up in the morning and return them home at the end of the day.

KISD needs bus drivers

The Killeen Independent School District needs dozens of bus drivers and bus monitors.

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Supporters mark slain girl's 10th birthday in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Supporters of a girl who police say was raped and killed are holding a birthday party and memorial service in her honor.

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.

Maine state senator: Censure may be in order for governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine state senator says legislative leaders are considering whether to hold a special session to censure the governor following recent controversial remarks.

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Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Sunday he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally.

The Latest: Trump says he'll speak Wednesday on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Politicos spar over ethics surrounding Clinton Foundation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats sparred Sunday over whether Hillary Clinton crossed ethical lines during her tenure as secretary of state by talking with people outside the government who had contributed to her family's philanthropy foundation.

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Scientists exit Hawaii dome after yearlong Mars simulation

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Six scientists have completed a yearlong Mars simulation in Hawaii, where they lived in a dome in near isolation.

Alaskans live among bears _ both real and brightly colored

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's largest city is home to more than 300 grizzly and black bears — and now more than a dozen multicolored ones.

Alaska identifies first case of H5N2 bird flu

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The bird flu strain that wiped out millions of turkeys and chickens in the Midwest last year has been found in Alaska for the first time.

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Texas reaches deal on weaker voter ID rules for November

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot.

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

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 not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.

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Ellison student in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

An Ellison High School sophomore was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon as she crossed a road during lunch hour, officials said.

Wreck near Salado kills 1, injures 7

SALADO — One person was killed and seven others were injured early Wednesday after a wrong-way accident near Salado, Department of Public Safety Trooper Dave Roberts said.

Cove PD releases name of woman killed in accident

COPPERAS COVE — Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190.

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Rain expected to continue until Tuesday

Killeen saw steady rainfall Sunday morning, which left many people hoping to get out on the last day of summer break out of luck.

Weather break early today for Killeen area, but rain still in the forecast

The rain in the Killeen area is away but not for long according to the National Weather Service.

Area rain chances remain

Teachers and students returning to school Monday for the fall semester might need to keep their umbrellas handy, according to the National Weather Service.

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FARC sets permanent cease-fire under Colombia peace deal

HAVANA (AP) — The commander of Colombia's biggest rebel movement said Sunday its fighters will permanently cease hostilities with the government beginning with the first minute of Monday, as a result of their peace accord ending one of the world's longest-running conflicts.

More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

LONDON (AP) — London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebration of Caribbean culture in the British capital that often includes trouble on the sidelines.

Italy probes whether negligence played role in quake toll

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Italian authorities are vowing to investigate whether negligence or fraud in adhering to building codes played a role in the high death toll in last week's earthquake in Italy.

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