• August 29, 2016

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Heights police arrest teen in BB gun robbery case

HARKER HEIGHTS – Harker Heights Police have identified a suspect who used a BB gun in an aggravated robbery at a nail salon Sunday afternoon.

Heights police identify suspect in fatal hit and run

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police have located the suspect vehicle that hit two males, fled the scene and resulted in a fatality earlier this month.

Early Sunday hit-and-run sends man to hospital

An early-morning accident Sunday in the 3300 block of Fort Hood Street sent a 30-year-old man to Scott & White Hospital in Temple after what appeared to be a hit and run.

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Heights police arrest teen in BB gun robbery case

HARKER HEIGHTS – Harker Heights Police have identified a suspect who used a BB gun in an aggravated robbery at a nail salon Sunday afternoon.

Heights police identify suspect in fatal hit and run

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police have located the suspect vehicle that hit two males, fled the scene and resulted in a fatality earlier this month.

Temple woman gets 35 years in Killeen man's 2013 death

BELTON — A Temple woman was sentenced to 35 years in prison after she accepted a plea deal Friday morning for her role in the Oct. 12, 2013, slaying of an elderly Killeen man.

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KISD students reach milestone, receive diplomas

Overcoming obstacles to reach a milestone, a group of determined Killeen Independent School District students received diplomas Thursday in the district’s annual summer graduation ceremony.

KISD has openings for bus drivers, monitors

As school started Monday, children in Killeen had fewer bus drivers to pick them up in the morning and return them home at the end of the day.

KISD needs bus drivers

The Killeen Independent School District needs dozens of bus drivers and bus monitors.

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2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

Judge weighs if N. Carolina man wrongly convicted of murders

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man was wrongly convicted of killing a woman and her daughter two decades ago in part because jurors didn't know about DNA evidence that implicated another man, defense attorneys said Monday.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Beachgoers, boat captains and business owners on North Carolina's Outer Banks warily eyed a potent tropical weather system Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

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Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."

Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican leaders in Maine are trying to figure out a fitting punishment for racially charged comments and a threatening voicemail made by Gov. Paul LePage, who has repeatedly avoided punishment for impolitic remarks. Meanwhile, a top state Democrat repeated a call for the Republican governor to resign.

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Did fall from tree kill famous human ancestor Lucy?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The famous human ancestor known as Lucy walked the Earth, but it was her tree climbing that might have led to her demise, a new study suggests.

In drought, drones help California farmers save every drop

LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region.

Austrian experts recover giant tusks of rare mammoth breed

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian museum team has recovered two giant tusks and other remnants of what experts say are apparently the remains of a rare mammoth breed, after construction crews unearthed them while working on an Austrian freeway.

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Texas reaches deal on weaker voter ID rules for November

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot.

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

Dozens march in Dallas against police violence toward blacks

DALLAS — Several dozen protesters marched through downtown Dallas on Friday to protest police violence toward African-Americans while also paying homage to five police officers slain by a sniper during a demonstration earlier this month.

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Ellison student in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

An Ellison High School sophomore was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon as she crossed a road during lunch hour, officials said.

Wreck near Salado kills 1, injures 7

SALADO — One person was killed and seven others were injured early Wednesday after a wrong-way accident near Salado, Department of Public Safety Trooper Dave Roberts said.

Cove PD releases name of woman killed in accident

COPPERAS COVE — Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190.

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Rain expected to continue until Tuesday

Killeen saw steady rainfall Sunday morning, which left many people hoping to get out on the last day of summer break out of luck.

Weather break early today for Killeen area, but rain still in the forecast

The rain in the Killeen area is away but not for long according to the National Weather Service.

Area rain chances remain

Teachers and students returning to school Monday for the fall semester might need to keep their umbrellas handy, according to the National Weather Service.

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Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch.

Kerry urges Bangladesh to step up efforts against terrorism

NEW DELHI (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Monday for Bangladesh to step up efforts to fight extremist violence, come to terms with links between local and international militants and protect and promote human rights.

Permanent cease-fire takes effect in Colombia under accord

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A permanent cease-fire took effect in Colombia on Monday, a major step in bringing an end to 52 years of bloody combat between the government and the country's biggest rebel group.

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