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An accident that occurred just before midnight Saturday in the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 190 left an unidentified man in critical condition after he was hit by numerous vehicles, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department.

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BELTON — Freedom Fest, an event to increase awareness of human trafficking, will be held from 2-10 p.m. at Yettie Polk Park in Belton Friday.

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Average weekly wages were up 5.5 percent for Bell County workers in the third quarter of 2016, according to a news release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The LULAC Herencia Council No. 4297 and the Stars and Stripes Exchange Club will host a political forum today with candidates running in the Killeen City Council and Killeen Independent School District school board elections on May 6.

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Killeen police said they need help locating a man who robbed a Star Mart convenience store in the 100 block of West Elm Road on Feb. 14.

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The Central Texas College VetSuccess Center and Veteran’s Services department will host a Veterans Benefits Expo and Appreciation Day today. The free event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Anderson Campus Center at CTC.

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Future brides and grooms can get their wedding questions answered at the Killeen Daily Herald’s annual Bridal Showcase this Sunday.

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The car crash that occurred in the parking lot at Harker Heights High School on Feb. 16, damaging 10 cars, is still under investigation by Killeen Independent School District police, according to KISD spokesman Shannon Rideout.

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A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the 3700 block of Loma Gale Lane on Monday evening, according to Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

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Killeen High School administrators confiscated a BB gun from a student on campus Monday, according to a press release from Killeen Independent School District spokesman Shannon Rideout.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Tuesday that the General Land Office’s Veterans Land Board will receive more than $1 million in funds from Veterans Affairs for the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen and the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in …

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The Central Texas College Fine Arts Department will host a meet-the-artist reception Thursday for Myrna Hawkins whose exhibit, “My Journey,” is on display on campus.

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