• September 27, 2016

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Woman injured in Killeen drive-by shooting this morning

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred early this morning in north-central Killeen.

Killeen issues permit for new nursing home

The city of Killeen is getting a new nursing home, according to a permit valued at $5.63 million. To be located at 5000 Thayer Drive, the Killeen nursing home is beginning construction. Thayer Drive is located off of Clear Creek Road in Killeen.

Coryell County commissioners OK speed limit reductions

GATESVILLE — The Coryell County Commissioners’ Court on Monday approved reduced speed limits on most county roads, partly in response to an accident that took the life of a Copperas Cove High School student in May.

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Woman injured in Killeen drive-by shooting this morning

Police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred early this morning in north-central Killeen.

Cove police looking for robbery suspect

Copperas Cove police are asking for help in finding the person accused of a restaurant robbery.

Man accused of assaulting a public servant

A Detroit man with previous charges of burglary in St. Louis, and warrants out of Harker Heights, was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant on Friday in Killeen.

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Early College High earns top marks in 6 categories

Words like “family” and “together” speckle descriptions students and staff members use to describe Killeen Independent School District’s Early College High School, now in its second year.

Cove ISD behind-the-scenes employees honored during School Custodian Recognition Week

COPPERAS COVE — Fewer than 100 staff members clean more than a million feet of building space totaling more than 28 miles in the Copperas Cove Independent School District.

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.

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Prosecutor: No federal charges in police killing in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, the federal government announced Tuesday.

Friend texted worries about boating with Marlins' Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was a patron at a Miami River bar and restaurant the same night he and two friends were killed in a boat crash, a spokeswoman for the establishment confirmed Tuesday. A friend of one of the victims said he warned him against the post-midnight trip.

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.

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US looks to accelerate deployment of SKorea missile defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says the U.S. intends to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea "as soon as possible" to counter the threat from North Korea despite opposition from China.

WHY IT MATTERS: Debate showed how divisive trade has become

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: Free trade has become a ripe target in the U.S. presidential campaign.

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.

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SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to Mars within a century, "Battlestar Galactica" style.

Baby born with DNA from 3 people, first from new technique

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say the first baby has been born from a controversial new technique that combines DNA from three people — the mother, the father and an egg donor.

Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal authorities say a recent wave of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help inform future regulations to preserve the animals.

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Shooter wounds 9 in Houston before being killed

HOUSTON — An active shooter in Houston wounded nine people Monday morning before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

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.

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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.

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Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies

BEIRUT (AP) — With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City.

Panama asks US to extradite ex-leader Martinelli

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama has formally asked the United States to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with a phone-tapping controversy, the country's foreign ministry said Tuesday.

LGBTQ festival canceled in Haiti amid threats, gov't order

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Organizers of a cultural festival in Haiti celebrating the Afro-Caribbean LGBTQ community said Tuesday that it has been called off due to numerous threats of violence and a subsequent prohibition by a government commissioner.

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