• July 26, 2016

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7-26-2016 Police blotter

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Question in meeting reveals Bell County government not so social

BELTON — While it may take moments to write a Tweet or Facebook post, it’s taken Bell County four years to post nothing on both social networks.

Services set for Cleo Bay

The services for Cleo Bay, longtime Killeen businessman and civic leader, have been announced.

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KPD conducts prostitution sting, nabs 16 suspects

Killeen police arrested more than a dozen people Friday in an apparent prostitution sting using the website BackPage.com.

Shooting reported Sunday night in Copperas Cove, victim stable in hospital

COPPERAS COVE — A gunshot victim was discovered by a police officer in the 400 block of W. Washington Avenue about 8:25 p.m. Sunday.

Remember: No guns at CTC this year

As the Aug. 1 implementation date for Senate Bill 11 — the “Campus Carry” law — draws near, Central Texas College is in an unusual position among schools across the state.

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KISD to review future of special education department

The Killeen school board will review a “strategic plan” for the Killeen Independent School District’s special education department at the board’s monthly workshop meeting today.

TSTC Culinary Arts works with Region 12 students

WACO — Devon Wilson began observing his mother and aunts cooking when he was in elementary school.

Creativity soars

The classroom of students, ages 5 to 12, was unusually quiet July 12 as each child focused on drawing a dragon for what would become the centerpiece of his or her medieval collage. Helping imaginations come to life is all in a day’s work for both Central Texas College, host of the College for Kids classes each summer for kids ages 3 through high school, and teacher Amelia Rabroker, owner of the Tap Tap Art School in Harker Heights.

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Hot, hard days ahead for firefighters on California blaze

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles.

Sanders urges fans to rally behind Clinton as DNC heats up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders urged supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton at the Democratic convention, but ardent followers who marched for hours in punishing heat Monday and planned to do so again seemed intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive.

Los Angeles police officer wounded in city housing project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded late Monday night in the Watts section of the city.

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Convention: Different reactions in booth and on floor

CBS News' Scott Pelley was succinct: "Bernie Sanders heals the breach."

Sarah Silverman: Sanders die-hards are 'being ridiculous'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Comedian Sarah Silverman didn't mince words in her message to die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic convention: "Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous."

The Latest: Clinton ascends to nomination, will make history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

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Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national museum says it will put on display later this week a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy that shows signs of some modern-day afflictions.

Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse's town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when the nocturnal weasels made their last stand in the nearby sagebrush hills.

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.

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Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

AUSTIN — Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina’s rules mandating showing identification at the polls — even after lawmakers there took pre-emptive steps to soften them. 

Texas voter identification law violates voting rights act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.  

Texas governor announces Police Protection Act

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.

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Portions of WS Young to close for construction

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of WS Young Drive at U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen, while removing curbs and widening the intersection to facilitate turn lanes this week.

Area gas prices could go lower

Gas prices in the Killeen-Fort Hood area remain some of the lowest in the country.

US 190 closures to continue in Killeen next week

Lane closures on U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen will be ongoing next week, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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First rain in almost a month expected this week for Killeen area

The Killeen area has not seen rain in nearly a month, but according to the National Weather Service that will likely change this week.

Temps still have not reached 100 in Killeen; rain possible

Temperatures have been high in the Killeen area, but even this late in July they have yet to officially reach the 100 mark, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Today may be first 100-degree day of the year in Killeen

Area temperatures may break the 100 degree threshold today, according to the National Weather Service.

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The Latest: Hollande suspects IS in church attack

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the hostage-taking in the French region of Normandy. (all times local):

2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the U.N. Mine Action Service offices and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials said.

German police say shots fired at Berlin hospital

BERLIN (AP) — German police say shots have been fired at a hospital in Berlin. They said the shots were fired Tuesday around 1 p.m. local time at a hospital in the southwestern neighborhood of Steglitz.

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