• January 17, 2017

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District 1 councilwoman to host meeting at her home

Killeen Councilwoman Shirley Fleming is taking the next step in her attempt to clean up the crime in District 1 by having another neighborhood watch meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 . This time though, she’ll open the doors of her own home.

Wreath retrieval at vets cemetery set for Saturday

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery still needs volunteers Saturday morning to help retrieve the thousands of wreaths placed at the cemetery.

Martin Luther King Jr. step show Sunday in Killeen

The 15th Annual Martin Luther King High School Step-Up Fest will be held Sunday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 South W.S. Young Drive.

Killeen MLK march postponed; program still on

The Killeen Branch NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. march scheduled for Monday morning has been postponed because of weather concerns, officials said Friday.

Killeen Branch NAACP to host MLK march Monday

The Killeen Branch NAACP will host the MLK march and program Monday with this year’s theme: “The Power of A Dream: The Legacy Continues.”  

Volunteers needed for wreath retrieval Saturday

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery needs volunteers Saturday to help retrieve thousands of wreaths placed at the cemetery.

Cove to hold public meeting tonight on parking ordinances

COPPERAS COVE — The city will host a second public meeting on parking ordinances at 4 p.m. today in the police department Community Room, 302 E. Ave. E.

Killeen council to vote on city election, fire department radios at meeting tonight

The Killeen City Council is expected to take action tonight on upcoming city election, fire department radios and legislative principles.

Killeen school board set to talk tax collections

The Killeen Independent School District will have its first board meeting of the new year at 6 p.m. today.

Police investigating robbery at Killeen store

Killeen police are investigating a robbery at the Star Mart convenience store, 1000 W. Stan Schlueter Blvd., at 4:15 a.m. Monday.

KPD discontinues 2 phone numbers

Killeen Police spokeswoman Carroll Smith announced that the department will discontinue the use of two phone numbers on Jan. 15. The numbers 254-634-3111 and 254-526-8311.

Killeen police investigating stabbing

A 35-year-old man was found with a stab wound in the 2300 block of Killeen’s Botanical Drive on Thursday morning, according to Killeen police spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez.

Killeen announces temporary road closure

Beginning Monday, Brewster Avenue, between North 10th Street and North 20th Street in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for three weeks.

Unaccompanied veteran’s funeral set for Wednesday

The Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an unaccompanied veteran burial at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Sgt. Kevin Gordon, 56, an Army and Desert Storm veteran.

Report: 2 to 4 men sought after robbery, chase

Officers are seeking at least two men in a Monday morning robbery at a gas station in Killeen, according to a report by KWTX-TV 10, the CBS affiliate in Waco.

Identity of man killed in shooting still unknown

A man who suffered a fatal shot to the head Friday morning in North Killeen remains unidentified.

Killeen police to increase patrols during New Year’s

Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith warned motorists to drive safely over the holiday weekend, as the department will have extra patrols on duty to look out for speeders and impaired drivers as part of the department’s participation in the Texas Department of Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program.

Killeen city offices to be closed Monday

Killeen municipal offices will be closed Monday in observance of the New Year’s holiday. All city offices will reopen Tuesday.

Rotary to host blood drive

Rotary Club of Killeen is hosting a blood drive on the Carter BloodCare bus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chick-fil-A, 1400 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

Killeen announces temporary road closure

Beginning Tuesday, Hall Avenue, between North 10th Street and North 24th Street in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for one week.

Killeen Animal Shelter invites residents to open house

Members of the Killeen Animal Shelter and of the Animal Alliance of Central Texas have decorated the shelter for the holidays. The shelter is hosting an open house Thursday to show off the holiday look and to allow residents to meet the personnel.

Portion of Parmer Avenue closed through Monday

Parmer Avenue, between North 20th Street and North 24th Street, will be closed today through Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Georgetown business hosting toy run for Blue Santa

GEORGETOWN — Central Texas Powersports will hosts its ninth annual Blue Santa Toy Run on Saturday to benefit area children.

Robbery reported at Dollar General in Harker Heights

HARKER HEIGHTS — A Dollar General store was robbed Tuesday night, police said.