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Second rabid skunk found in Yowell Ranch subdivision

Killeen authorities are once again alerting residents of the Yowell Ranch subdivision about the discovery of a rabid animal in the area.

Weather delays at schools, city offices Thursday

In anticipation of wintry weather tonight and into Thursday morning, the following delays are planned:

Killeen warming station open Wednesday through Friday

Killeen will open its warming station 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The warming station will be open tonight through Friday.

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Two students charged with felony graffiti

Two Killeen Independent School District students face charges after engaging in some unlawful artwork on campus.

Coryell County DA seeks man in connection with 1999 homicide

CORYELL COUNTY — Investigators are looking for a man who could help them solve a 16-year-old homicide.

Coryell County DA seeks man in connection with 1999 homicide

CORYELL COUNTY — Investigators are looking for a man they say could help them solve a 16-year-old homicide.

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Cove ISD shares vision for future

COPPERAS COVE — Students stood up and shouted out their schools’ achievements to community members Tuesday as everyone crowded into Cove’s Civic Center for Copperas Cove Independent School District’s annual luncheon.

FISD tables decision on naming interim chief

FLORENCE — Board members convened in three executive sessions at a called meeting Monday night, but did not appoint an interim superintendent.

Bell County schools slow to integrate; Killeen among earliest to adopt policy

In the aftermath of the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision declaring that “separate was not equal” in education, Bell County school districts debated and maneuvered their way to integration for the next four decades.

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NYC mayor to tout housing plan to business leaders

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio will bring his message of combating income inequality — and, in particular, his ambitious affordable housing plan — to a group of influential New York City business leaders whose support could prove vital.

Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man's death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as "Africa" being on Los Angeles' Skid Row, where he was shot by police after authorities say he became combative and appeared to reach for an officer's weapon.

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — and also used a computer email server now traced back to her family's New York home.

Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow.

House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak's popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.

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Washington state spill covers 50 birds in used motor oil

SUNNYSIDE, Wash. (AP) — Oil-spill responders on Tuesday are evaluating the impact to wildlife from a used motor oil leak into a river in an agricultural area of south-central Washington, as at least 50 ducks, geese and other waterfowl were observed covered in oil.

NASA investigating short circuit on Mars rover Curiosity

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Curiosity rover has temporarily stopped work on Mars while NASA engineers investigate a short circuit.

Egypt unearths 3000-year-old tomb in southern city

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities says American archeologists have discovered a 3000-year-old tomb with beautifully painted walls belonging to a nobleman who guarded the temple of the ancient deity Amun.

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Conservatives in Texas Legislature back teacher evaluations, school grading plans

AUSTIN — Top legislative conservatives clamoring for Texas to adopt a school choice voucher plan proposed a series of other education changes instead Tuesday that are less controversial but could still spark heated debates.

Bell County commissioners call for creation of hospital fund

BELTON — The Bell County Commissioners Court unanimously urged the Texas Legislature to give Bell County the option of creating a local provider participation fund for the county’s three main hospitals at its Monday morning meeting.

More troopers under GOP border bill

State lawmakers on Monday made a bipartisan pitch for an omnibus border security bill that would speed up hiring of more Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and establish a physical repository for crime statistics on the border.

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U.S. 190 exit to Fort Hood closed Friday

Work crews will temporarily close a portion of U.S. Highway 190 near the Fort Hood main gate Friday if weather permits, according to The Texas Department of Transportation.

U.S. Highway 190 lane closures Tuesday

Eastbound U.S. Highway 190 between Stan Schlueter Loop and Knight’s Way will experience alternating lane closures 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Icy start to day across Central Texas

Icy roads made for tough driving across Central Texas this morning.

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Weather delays at schools, city offices Thursday

In anticipation of wintry weather tonight and into Thursday morning, the following delays are planned:

Killeen warming station open Wednesday through Friday

Killeen will open its warming station 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. The warming station will be open tonight through Friday.

More wintery mix in forecast

Both the fog and warmer temperatures are expected to clear out of Central Texas throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.

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China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing's neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions.

Mexican police grab latest Zetas leader in wealthy suburb

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.

Australia offers Indonesia prisoner swap to stop executions

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has offered Indonesia a prison swap deal in an 11th hour bid to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers who have been transferred to an island prison where they are to be killed by firing squad within days.

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