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Central Texas College recently expanded its course and degree program offerings online. The new programs range from business to computers to child development and logistics. Each new program leads to an associate degree or certificate of completion.

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Over the summer, a group of Killeen ISD art teachers created a stunning art piece that simultaneously tells a visual history while honoring school district staff members and students.

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Killeen ISD’s state-honored Early College High School challenges students to a high level of achievement, while providing outlets for fun and games.

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A crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle was reported to Killeen Police Thursday night. A social media post indicated the crash happened at the corner of East Hallmark Avenue and Trimmier Road. Police department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez said Friday that the crash was called in to 911 a…

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A body found Thursday in Killeen may be connected to a Temple Police Department case, spokesman Cody Weems confirmed Friday.

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BELTON — Chris Cornish, the city prosecutor in Belton, is leaving his position to become Bell County’s newest Child Protective Services judge, according to local officials.

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BELTON — A man accused of recording himself sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl decided to waive his formal arraignment and have the court enter a “not guilty” plea on the second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child under the age of 17.

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Central Texas College will host a free Constitution Day event from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the campus library. Guest speaker will be Leighann Temple, a CTC government professor. She will address the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and discuss the women’s right to vote movement. The pres…

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Bell County Justice of the Peace David Barfield made his re-election intentions official Friday by announcing he is running for another term as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Place 1.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Harker Heights Police Department is trying to identify a man sought in connection with an ID/theft by fraud case at Sam’s Club. The department posted pictures of the man on HHPD’s Facebook page Thursday. Detectives are hoping to identify and question the man about the ca…

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The ninth annual Lowbrow Tattoo Convention will be from noon to midnight Sept. 13; noon to 10 p.m. Sept. 14; and noon to 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Harker Heights Event Center, 710 Edwards Drive. Friday the 13th tattoo specials will be running Sept. 13. A car show will also be featured in the pa…

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The Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Fest is back again for residents and visitors to sample new craft brews, wine, and culinary delights. Get your dance on later this weekend at the Hispanic Heritage Festival and enjoy some cultural music and food. Or, acquire some new ink with Friday t…

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The 13th annual Hispanic Heritage Festival will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 WS Young Drive. Traditional flamenco and ballet folklorico dances, mariachi, food, vendors, and more will be available. Tickets at the gate are $35 each, kids 12-17 are…

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PHOENIX (AP) — Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi still preaches love and tolerance 18 years after his brother was gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by a man who mistook him for a Muslim because of his turban and beard.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California police have arrested a woman who threw a feminine hygiene device containing "what appeared to be blood" onto the floor of the state Senate, splashing onto lawmakers and forcing them to finish their work in a committee room on the final day of the legislat…

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DALLAS (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her unarmed black neighbor inside his own apartment worked Friday to get potential jurors to open up about biases and feelings they might have about police, in a case that ha…

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Fifty years after 14 black football players were kicked off the University of Wyoming football team for seeking to wear armbands to protest racism, eight of them returned to the Laramie campus to commemorate the anniversary as the school takes another step toward reconci…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time.

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In a story Sept. 12 about the impact of a possible Purdue Pharma bankruptcy on the Sackler family, The Associated Press reported erroneously who founded Purdue Pharma and when. Mortimer, Raymond and Arthur Sackler purchased Purdue Frederick in 1952; they did not found Purdue Pharma that year…

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A drinking water crisis in New Jersey's biggest city is bringing new attention to an old problem: Millions of homes across the U.S. get their water through pipes made of toxic lead, which can leach out and poison children if the water isn't treated with the right mix of c…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California scuba dive boat was operating in violation of Coast Guard regulations when crew members were sleeping and a pre-dawn fire killed 34 people, leaving grieving families wondering if a required night watchman could have saved their loved ones.

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TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen more than 40% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines across the U.S. West for the wide-ranging bird species that federal officials rejected for protections in 2015.

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DETROIT (AP) — A Missouri-based official at the United Auto Workers was charged Thursday with corruption in an alleged scheme to embezzle union money and spend cash on premium booze, golf clubs, cigars and swanky stays in California.

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledged Thursday that he signed a letter thanking the late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein for a donation to a professor.

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EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Surveillance video does not back up the story told by a man who was honored this week at the White House by President Donald Trump for his actions during the Aug. 3 mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart, police said.

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NEW YORK (AP) — People who were too young on 9/11 to even remember their lost loved ones, and others for whom the grief is still raw, paid tribute with wreath-layings and the solemn roll call of the dead Wednesday as America marked the 18th anniversary of the worst terror attack on U.S. soil.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California ministry whose leaders are charged with using deadbolt locks to detain homeless residents and making them turn over panhandling money was no fly-by-night operation. Imperial Valley Ministries was known in the remote desert region for decades of work hel…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers confronting the changing definition of work approved sweeping legislation Wednesday designed to give many contract workers new pay and benefit protections, but tech giants Uber and Lyft vowed to keep fighting the changes, possibly by bankrolling…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court attempted to close the book on endless litigation between the relatives of author John Steinbeck in a ruling that upheld a $5 million verdict against his daughter-in-law, but threw out $8 million she faced in punitive damages.

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MIAMI (AP) — A Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government's custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was not a family member, immigration officials said Wednesday.

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DALLAS (AP) — The gunman who killed seven people in West Texas over Labor Day weekend was hospitalized nearly two decades ago at a psychiatric facility, where he punched a hole in a wall and menaced security staff with a piece of pipe pried from a toilet before being arrested, according to police.

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Anchorage School District says it won't tolerate discrimination — including that based on body shape — after a high school swimmer was disqualified for wearing a team-issued swimsuit that exposed too much of her buttocks.

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate was executed Tuesday for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman knew an event she planned to attend at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club had been canceled, but she still wanted to get onto the property and lied to Secret Service agents repeatedly to make that happen, a federal prosecutor told ju…

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Four crew members trapped in the bowels of an overturned cargo ship waited for nearly 36 hours in pitch darkness and oven-like heat, perched on pipes and railings above deep water before they were pulled to safety, rescue coordinators said Tuesday.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Frank, a giant of 20th-century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died. He was 94.

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FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) — Don't try telling Marilyn and Jimmie Lovelace that lightning doesn't strike twice, not after the Missouri couple won a big Lottery prize for the second time — and narrowly missed out on a second multi-million dollar payout.