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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Killeen hiring for dozens of summer jobs

Killeen is accepting applications for dozens of summer jobs.

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Affidavits in two low bond cases detail violent allegations

Arrest affidavits for two men whose bonds by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown were set low after being accused of violent crimes were not available to the Temple Daily Telegram or others for about 10 days.

Orders signed in Marvin Guy capital murder case

BELTON — A man accused of killing a Killeen police detective still has no trial date set three years after gunfire erupted on Circle M Drive in Killeen, but the case inched forward Thursday.

Motorist without license found with 4 grams of cocaine

A man accused of driving without a valid license was arraigned on a possession of a controlled substance charge by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, according to the affidavit for arrest.

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'Where’s your drive? Where's your hustle?'

Leonard Moore, a prominent history professor from the University of Texas, spoke of the importance of making an impact during an African-American lecture at CTC’s Anderson Center on Thursday evening.

Killeen school board receives budget schedule

While Killeen Independent School District’s budget season is typically year-round, the board’s role in upcoming budget talks began publicly this week.

Post, education officials discuss issues at summit

FORT HOOD — Military officials met with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit on Thursday.

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GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after workers gunned down

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters — a largely white Kansas City suburb — didn't reflect it.

Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a locker room sexual assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

SEATTLE (AP) — The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward.

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Government wants appeal of travel ban put on hold

SEATTLE (AP) — The Justice Department wants a federal appeals court to put President Trump's travel ban case on hold until he issues a new order, but the states who sued to stop the ban want the case to move forward.

EPA delays rule for miners to give cleanup assurances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Facing pushback from industry and Republicans in Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency delayed on Friday a proposal that would require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.

Pence to address politically potent Republican Jewish group

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition will be the visual evidence of the fruits of years of the politically active group's labors.

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New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

NASA weighing risk of adding crew to megarocket's 1st flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is weighing the risk of adding astronauts to the first flight of its new megarocket, designed to eventually send crews to Mars.

Nigerian kidnappers demand $200,000 for German scientists

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about $200,000) for a German archaeologist and his associate abducted this week from a northern Nigerian village, a worker at the excavation site said. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday.

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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Gunman in restaurant shooting dies of injuries

PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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Part of North 20th Street to close soon

Beginning Monday, North 20th Street, between Attas Avenue and Harris Avenue in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

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Killeen area gets over an inch of moisture

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the Killeen area received more than an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms hitting the area Sunday evening.

Rainstorms expected to end by Tuesday morning

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, Killeen-area residents received more than an inch of rainfall as thunderstorms hit the area Sunday evening.

Thunderstorms from Sunday night may continue today, NWS says

Thunderstorms are expected to accompany morning motorists today, as Sunday night’s 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms carries over into today.

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Brazil's Carnival opens but without Rio's evangelical mayor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Revelers across Brazil began Carnival celebrations on Friday, taking to the streets to dance, drink beer and spirits, and blow off steam at a time of economic angst and fury with politicians over a sprawling corruption scandal.

AP Analysis: Will China be North Korea's Trump card?

TOKYO (AP) — China's announcement it has suspended North Korean coal imports may have been its first test of whether the Trump administration is ready to do something about a major, and mutual, security problem: North Korea's nukes. While China is Pyongyang's biggest enabler, it is also the biggest outside agent of regime-challenging change — just not in the way Washington has wanted.

Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges.

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