• January 19, 2017

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1-19-17 Police blotter

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Cove EDC to discuss new lease term for Entrepreneurial Center

COPPERAS COVE — The Economic Development Corporation will discuss new lease terms for tenants who lease space at the EDC’s Entrepreneurial Center during a meeting at noon Thursday.

Police: Cove woman had stolen gun when arrested

MORGAN’S POINT RESORT — A Copperas Cove woman with outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday by the Morgan’s Point Police Department.

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Police: Cove woman had stolen gun when arrested

MORGAN’S POINT RESORT — A Copperas Cove woman with outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday by the Morgan’s Point Police Department.

Killeen teen indicted on several charges

A 17-year-old who police say went on a crime spree that lasted a few days was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.

Man sought by Cove police in two cases

COPPERAS COVE — Police are seeking information on a potential suspect in a debit card abuse case and a burglary of a vehicle case.

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Filing period for KISD board now open

The filing period for the May 6 election of Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees opened Wednesday.

CTC's Shoemaker Center, dorms, labs will remain gun-free

Central Texas College’s public forum Wednesday addressed the state’s new law allowing concealed handguns to be carried on public colleges and universities in Texas by individuals licensed to do so.

CTC to host campus carry student forum

Central Texas College will host a student forum regarding Senate Bill 11, which allows for concealed handguns to be carried on campus by those licensed to do so, at 10 a.m. today in the Anderson Campus Center.

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Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago.

Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

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Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could land like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.

GOP lawmakers try to end Kansas governor's business tax cut

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A push in Kansas to end an income tax break championed by Gov. Sam Brownback is being led by fellow Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature.

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Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

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State Rep. Dawnna Dukes indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has indicted state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, on abuse-of-office charges, the Travis County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. She could face up to 28 years in jail and fines of up to $138,000. 

Bell County's new legislators get to work

AUSTIN — With the bang of a gavel, the 85th Legislature began Tuesday.

Local state reps to wait on bathroom bill

AUSTIN — Bell County’s newest members of the Texas House of Representatives are taking a wait-and-see approach to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s controversial bill that would prohibit transgender people from being allowed to use bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.

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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.

Gasoline prices spike statewide after the holidays

The statewide average gas price is $2.16 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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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.

NWS: Scattered showers likely today in Killeen area

The Killeen area is looking at a growing likelihood of scattered showers and thunderstorms today, before eventually dropping down to a 20 percent chance of storms in the early evening.

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Russian business world hopes for relief from Trump

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Few people are more eager for Donald Trump's arrival in the White House than those who do business in Russia.

Mideast expects big changes under Trump

CAIRO (AP) — Donald Trump's all-but-dismissal of human rights as a foreign policy principle could land like an earthquake across a Middle East landscape beset by warring factions and beleaguered governments, with some players eyeing the prospect of once unimaginable new alliances.

Trump plans for Scottish resort spark new conflicts concern

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has vowed his company will do "no new foreign deals" while he is president. But he's left "new" and "deals" open to interpretation.

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