• January 24, 2017

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Gatesville man arrested on child sexual abuse charge

A Gatesville man was arrested by Coryell County deputies on Monday, after being charged with the continuous sexual assault of a child. He was held in the McLennan County Jail Monday, and awaited a transfer to Coryell County.

Cove PD asking for help in armed robbery case

COPPERAS COVE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who orchestrated an armed robbery at the 7 Eleven at 2124 E. Business U.S. Highway 190 early Saturday morning.

Red Cross needs volunteers for fire safety event

A working smoke alarm can double a person’s chances of surviving a home fire. In keeping with fire prevention, the American Red Cross of Fort Hood is hosting a “Home Fire Campaign Installation Event” on Saturday.

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Gatesville man arrested on child sexual abuse charge

A Gatesville man was arrested by Coryell County deputies on Monday, after being charged with the continuous sexual assault of a child. He was held in the McLennan County Jail Monday, and awaited a transfer to Coryell County.

Man accused of stealing truck from dealership

A man charged with stealing a pickup truck from a Killeen dealership was arraigned Friday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, according to an affidavit for arrest.

A look at Killeen's violent crime

At the Killeen Police Department’s semiannual community forum Jan. 12, interim Chief Margaret Young told the audience violent crime was on the rise.

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KISD board to discuss rezoning proposal, class-size waivers

KISD’s board of trustees will meet today to discuss elementary and middle school rezoning recommendations for the 2017-2018 school year.

KISD to discuss rezoning proposals for next school year

Killeen Independent School District’s next workshop meeting is Tuesday at the district office at 200 N. W.S. Young Drive.

Looking for lunch in 45 minutes

On any given weekday in Killeen and Harker Heights — from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — a couple thousand high school students leave their campuses and walk the streets looking for lunch.

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Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago street signs honoring President Donald Trump that were pulled down after the then-candidate characterized the city to a "war zone" have gone missing.

Bush recovering from pneumonia, doing physical therapy

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is increasing his activity as he recovers from pneumonia at a Houston hospital.

Correction: Officers Shot story

In a story Nov. 22 about the fatal shooting of a San Antonio police detective, The Associated Press reported erroneously that five officers killed by a sniper in Dallas in July were all white. One of the officers was Latino.

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Senate Democrats propose $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Donald Trump to join them on an issue where they hope to find common ground.

The Latest: California governor vows to fight Trump

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California Gov. Jerry Brown's State of the State address (all times local):

How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

DETROIT (AP) — The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

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Plan to run pipeline through Pinelands gets public hearing

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — As jobs-versus-environment clashes go, few issues have been as hard fought and generated as much passion in New Jersey as a proposal to run a natural gas pipeline through federally protected woods atop some of the nation's purest drinking water.

Dying from cancer: Could your location determine your fate?

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.

Japan's military launches first communications satellite

TOKYO (AP) — Japan successfully launched its first military communications satellite Tuesday that is designed to upgrade its network in the face of China's increasingly assertive maritime activity and North Korea's missile threat.

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Tens of thousands participate in Texas women's marches

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in women's marches across the state, flooding the streets around the state Capitol in Austin, striding through downtown Dallas and congregating at Houston City Hall. They carried signs that said things like "Viva la Vulva," "No utuerus, no opinion" and "Love trumps hate." 

Federal officials plan second round of investigation on Texas special ed

Federal officials are returning to Texas in late February to continue their investigation into whether the state purposely excluded students from receiving special education services, they wrote in a letter Thursday to the Texas Education Agency. 

Judge temporarily blocks Planned Parenthood's ouster from Texas Medicaid

U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks on Thursday delayed Planned Parenthood's ouster from the state’s Medicaid program until Feb. 21. 

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City of Killeen to close section of 16th Street

The stretch of 16th Street between Harbour and Rancier avenues will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, according to a city of Killeen news release.

Morning car chase ends with 2 arrests

A car chase ended in a crash and two arrests Tuesday morning in Killeen, police said.

Two die in head-on crash near Salado

TEMPLE — Two people died early Tuesday after a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Farm-to-Market 2484 near Salado, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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High winds expected Sunday, clear weather through Friday

Rain isn’t in the forecast this week, but a cold front should bring sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph today with gusts reaching 35 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Rain expected to continue into evening, taper off by nightfall

The Killeen area has seen several days of rain recently, but according to the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth, Thursday the rain clouds should finally give way to partly sunny skies.

Rainstorms expected to return today

Residents will need to keep their umbrella’s handy as rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the next two days.

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How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

DETROIT (AP) — The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Iraqi PM: Eastern Mosul 'fully liberated' from Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday declared eastern Mosul "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants after a day of fierce fighting and more than three months after a massive U.S.-backed operation to retake the city began.

Austrian man gets prison for selling pro-Hitler songs online

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted a man under the country's anti-Nazi law and sentenced him to prison for selling recorded songs with titles such as "Adolf Hitler Lives" and displaying Nazi tattoos.

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