• February 28, 2017

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Gatesvill waste disposal event open to Killeen residents

Killeen residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gatesville Civic Center at 301 Veterans Memorial Loop in Gatesville, Killeen officials said.

Car crashes into Killeen home

Police are investigating an incident in which a car crashed into a home at 9:49 a.m. Tuesday, according to Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

Water restrictions begin Monday in Cove

COPPERAS COVE — Residents will need to use water sparingly starting Monday because of construction in the city or risk facing fines of at least $100.

Killeen hiring for dozens of summer jobs

Killeen is accepting applications for dozens of summer jobs.

Part of North 20th Street to close soon

Beginning Monday, North 20th Street, between Attas Avenue and Harris Avenue in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March.

Clinic plans blood drive

The Scott and White Clinic in Killeen will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 3801

CTC hosting Black History Month event

The Central Texas College Center for African-American Studies and Research will host a Black History Month event in the Anderson Campus Center Thursday.

Hip-hop concert added to Bell County Expo Center’s anniversary series

BELTON — The Bell County Expo Center added another concert to its 30th Anniversary Concert Series lineup.

CTC Foundation accepting scholarship applications

The Central Texas College Foundation is accepting applications online for scholarships to be awarded for the fall and spring 2018 semesters. Students can apply online through March 31. The scholarships will be awarded near the end of this spring semester.

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Coryell County lifts burn ban through Monday

GATESVILLE — Coryell County lifted its burn ban through sunset Monday, according to a county news release.

Man found dead in driveway identified

A man found dead Friday in the driveway of a home in the 3100 block of Minthorn Drive was identified by Killeen police.

Baby and beauty contests to be held at Killeen Mall

Local babies, children, teens and young adults are invited to participate in the Sunburst USA Beautiful Baby Contest on March 25 at the Killeen Mall.

No new information in boat-crushing death

Police have no new information about the man who was found dead trapped under a boat and a trailer Friday, according to KPD spokeswoman Tina Amerson.

Stop the Violence event set for today

Rico Harrison, a longtime resident of Killeen who works in the area, will host a Stop the Violence barbecue this afternoon to help encourage conversation among local residents.

Driver involved in crash at Harker Heights school taken to hospital

HARKER HEIGHTS — A car crash in the parking lot at Harker Heights High School on Thursday damaged 10 cars, including the vehicle that apparently caused the crash, according to police spokesman Sgt. Steven Miller.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

Free household hazardous waste disposal Saturday

Killeen residents can safely dispose of household hazardous waste free of charge from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Copperas Cove Transfer Station at 2605 S. Farm-to-Market 116, city officials said.

KPD looking for burglary witness

Killeen police are asking for help finding a witness of a burglary that happened on Jan. 11 in the 2100 block of Continental Drive.

Crash damages parked cars in Heights

A car crash in the parking lot at Harker Heights High School on Thursday damaged several cars, according to Killeen Independent School District spokesman Shannon Rideout.

Big Show coming to Fort Hood

FORT HOOD — World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Big Show will be at the Clear Creek Shopping Center from 10 a.m. to noon Friday for a meet and greet.

Killeen leader schedules another town hall

Killeen Councilwoman Shirley Fleming will host another town hall to discuss a neighborhood crime watch program March 2. This will be the third one she has hosted since December.

Four seats up for grabs in Lampasas

LAMPASAS — The city is gearing up for its May election, and there are four seats up for grabs this year: the mayor’s seat, Place 1, Place 2 and Place 6.

Coryell County jury finds man guilty of sexual assault

GATESVILLE — A man charged with the aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl was found guilty by a Coryell County jury on Thursday, according to a news release from Coryell County District Attorney Dustin Boyd.