• September 25, 2016

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Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

Now in its fifth year, the Killeen ISD Career Center is bigger than ever, with added programs, more teachers and lots more career-focused students.

Police blotter for Sept. 25, 2016

Area police reports indicated:

Forensic audit: Residents say trust is big issue

Residents demanded it, some council members requested it, and now a forensic audit appears to be coming to Killeen.

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Cove police detain 12 year old in connection to sexual assault

COPPERAS COVE - The Copperas Cove Police Department detained a 12-year-old boy Monday in connection to a sexual assault on a 7-year-old girl.

Killeen police need help in identifying robber

Killeen Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect, after a  break-in on Wednesday.

Man accused of shooting woman during robbery attempt arrested

CALVERT — A man wanted by Killeen police who they say shot a woman in a robbery attempt was arrested nearly 80 miles away from Killeen on Wednesday.

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Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

Now in its fifth year, the Killeen ISD Career Center is bigger than ever, with added programs, more teachers and lots more career-focused students.

Parents still seeking classroom cameras for special needs students

Several parents of special needs students voiced their displeasure with the Killeen Independent School District’s perceived lack of compliance with the new Texas law that requires special education classrooms to have video and audio recording once requested.

Gifted game day challenges students

COPPERAS COVE — A monthly meeting of young minds occurred Saturday at the Gifted Education Game Day at Williams/Ledger Elementary School as 20 kids played mentally stimulating board games that challenged their critical thinking skills.

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Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

MIAMI (AP) — Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.

Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church.

Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

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Former WWE wrestling executive becoming GOP mega donor

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former wrestling executive and two-time U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon is becoming a sought-after Republican mega donor.

Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy.

The Latest: Ryan differs with Trump about black Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):

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India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month.

Correction: Tangled Whales-Crabbing story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity.

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.

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Texas to stop refugee aid as Obama plans more resettlements

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stop helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, state officials said Wednesday, severing ties at a time when President Barack Obama has announced intentions to dramatically increase the number of resettlements in 2017.

Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state.

Shooter at Alpine High School dead from self-inflicted gunshot

A shooter at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning after injuring one, according to CNN.

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Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

Killeen road closure extends into next week

Road work that started on Parmer Avenue in Killeen this week will continue until next week, officials said.

Copperas Cove traffic lights to get upgrades

COPPERAS COVE — The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a project to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 116 at State Highway 9 in the city.

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High temperatures, sunny skies predicted throughout the week

Keep your sunscreen handy this week, because the sun will be out and the temperatures will be high, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain chance could increase through week

If you don’t have plans that involve the outdoors today and Monday, you might make some because rain is in the forecast for later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

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Hungarian police officers in stable condition after blast

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police say two officers wounded in an unexplained explosion are in stable condition and being treated in intensive care at a hospital.

Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.

Fuel tanker continues to burn off Mexico's Gulf coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A fuel tanker continued to burn off the Gulf coast of Mexico on Sunday, a day after it erupted in flames.

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