• October 1, 2016

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Firefighters to give away smoke detectors

In conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association’s “Don’t wait, check the date: campaign,” members of the Killeen Fire Department will take applications for free smoke detectors Saturday.

Family, pets displaced after Cove house fire

COPPERAS COVE — Fire destroyed a home on the 200 block of East Hogan Drive in Copperas Cove on Monday.

VFW Post 8577 to host elections town hall

COPPERAS COVE — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8577 will host a town hall meeting for four candidates for state and national office today at 6 p.m. at 1506 Veterans Ave.

Car crashes into Killeen elementary school

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call of a car crashing into Sugar Loaf Elementary School late Friday night.

Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

Launch into space with Killeen native aboard delayed

MOSCOW — Russia’s space agency says a manned launch to the International Space Station that had been scheduled for Friday has been postponed.

Out & About: Activities and entertainment in Killeen

Local Music

Main Library to close for building updates

The Main Library, 205 E. Church Ave. in Killeen, will be closed for two weeks, beginning today, for interior updates.

Former Herald intern acquires fall internship

Daily Herald summer intern Brady Keane has acquired a fall internship with Dave Campbell’s Texas Football.

H-E-B’s Help End Hunger Campaign donates to Killeen food bank

On Wednesday, the H-E-B in Killeen will present a check for $18,000 to the food bank as the result of the Help End Hunger Campaign, which ran from May 11 to June 28. The donation will ensure over 90,000 meals will be made available to area residents served by the food bank.

FM 116 to close Wednesday to change traffic signal

COPPERAS COVE — The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily change traffic patterns on Farm-to-Market 116 on Wednesday. TxDOT’s construction contractor will create an open cut across FM 116 near the FM 1113/ West Avenue B intersection, for a sewer line, and create a temporary lane shift both north- and southbound on FM 116.

Portions of 10th Street in Killeen closed this week

The northbound lane of Killeen’s 10th Street, from Rancier Avenue to Harris Avenue, and the eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, from 10th Street to 12th Street, will be closed today through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fire Station No. 4 services to be relocated

The services and equipment for Killeen Fire Station No. 4 at Skylark Field will be relocated Monday to Fire Station No. 3 at 700 Twin Creek Drive, according to a news release from the city.

No injuries in car, school bus accident

HARKER HEIGHTS — A Killeen school bus was rear-ended by a car near the intersection of Indian Trail and Boulder Run in Harker Heights on Thursday afternoon.

Section of Killeen’s Parmer Avenue to close for repairs

Parmer Avenue from North 20th Street to North 22nd Street in Killeen will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday for utility work that involves open-cut excavation to replace water mains.

Freedom Walk: Cove students honor 9/11 victims, survivors

COPPERAS COVE — More than 700 students and staff from Williams/Ledger Elementary School linked arms and joined hearts in the annual Freedom Walk on Monday afternoon to honor the victims and survivors of 9/11.

Traffic closings for Lowes, Walmart boulevards

The intersection of Lowes Boulevard and Walmart Boulevard in Killeen will experience rolling traffic closings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Killeen man arraigned on cocaine charge

A Killeen man charged with possession of a controlled substance was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke Thursday.

Brief lockdown a precaution, school district says

A 15-minute lockdown Thursday morning at Maxdale Elementary School, 2600 Westwood Drive, was a precaution to an incident near the campus, the Killeen Independent School District said in a news release.

Blood drives planned this month in Killeen

Carter BloodCare is conducting two blood drives in Killeen this month. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

Repair of Avenue G in Killeen begins Thursday

Avenue G, from 510 Avenue G to 10th Street in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday for asphalt repair.

A&M University-Central Texas names new dean

Edward L. Hill was appointed dean of the College of Education at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.

Group accepting Christmas Parade applications

The Celebrate Killeen Committee is accepting applications for the 54th annual Killeen Christmas Parade. The parade is scheduled to wind through downtown Killeen starting at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10.

Vets for Vets fundraiser to help USO cemetery memorial

The Combat Vets Motorcycle Association will host its annual Vets for Vets fundraiser Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. at The Pit Stop Bar and Grill, 14595 Farm-to-Market 439, Nolanville.