• January 26, 2015

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U.S. 190 lane closure scheduled this week

The left lane of eastbound U.S. Highway 190 frontage road between Stan Schlueter Loop and Knight’s Way and the Knight’s Way exit will be closed from 8 a.m. Tuesday through 8 a.m. Thursday.

Black Democrats group meets today in Killeen

The Bell County Coalition of Black Democrats meets from 6 to 7 p.m. today at 1808 E. Rancier Ave., Suite B, Killeen.

Information sought in Belton homicide

BELTON — Crime Stoppers and the police department are asking for the public’s help to solve a case involving the Dec. 19 death of John Hayes Hill Jr., 62, of Belton, a Crime Stoppers news release said.

Wet roads, speeding drivers cause accidents

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY — A string of accidents Thursday morning on Interstate 35 near mile marker 318 in McLennan County not only delayed traffic but also caused minor injuries to Bruceville-Eddy Police Chief Bill McLean and totaled his vehicle.

Quick action after knife reported in Cove school

COPPERAS COVE — Once the district became aware of a weapon on campus Wednesday, school officials took quick action to address the issue and notify parents, said Joe Burns, superintendent of the Copperas Cove Independent School District.

Boil-water notice lifted in Nolanville

The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 lifted the boil-water notice for Pecan Village Mobile Home Park after lab results Thursday showed the water is safe to consume.

Democratic coalition set to meet Monday

The Bell County Coalition of Black Democrats will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at 1808 E. Rancier Ave., suite B, Killeen.

Bob Gilmore center announces activities

“Medicare Do’s and Don’ts” begins at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at the Bob Gilmore Senior Center.

Free income tax preparation available for seniors

Free income tax preparation is being offered by AARP/Taxaide starting Feb. 1 for senior citizens and people with low and moderate incomes at the following locations:

Weatherman to return to work after shooting

KCEN meteorologist Patrick Crawford will return to work Monday, just a month after being shot and wounded by an unknown gunman in the station’s Bruceville-Eddy parking lot Dec. 17, the TV station reported Friday.

Fire destroys Cameron house

CAMERON — A house fire early Friday destroyed one home and damaged another. A working smoke alarm woke a resident who evacuated the other occupants.

Sickle Cell Telethon fundraiser Saturday in Killeen

The annual Sickle Cell Telethon will take place Saturday, and volunteers in Killeen and elsewhere in Central Texas will be working the phones to raise money to fight sickle cell disease, a condition that affects red blood cells that can lead to death.

Judge wants trial by Nov. for SXSW crash suspect

AUSTIN — A judge is pushing attorneys for a trial by November in the capital murder and aggravated assault case of a Killeen man accused of driving his vehicle into a crowd of South By Southwest festival-goers, killing four.

Man sentenced to probation for sexually assaulting child

BELTON — A 24-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a child received a sentence of probation after pleading guilty to a lesser felony charge Monday.

Clearwater district board to meet Wednesday

The Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District workshop and board meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 700 Kennedy Court in Belton.

Salado GOP women seek fundraiser sponsors

Sponsors are needed for the Salado Area Republican Women’s Fine China Luncheon Fundraiser, set for March 26.

Republican women to host luncheon Jan. 21

Central Texas Republican Women will host a luncheon meeting Jan. 21 at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.

Killeen warming station open through Thursday

The Killeen Community Center will remain open nightly as a warming station through Thursday, according to a city news release.

Bob Gilmore Center announces activities

The Bob Gilmore Senior Center is hosting the following events today:

Killeen cancer support group meets tonight

A Killeen cancer support group meets from 5:30 to 7 tonight in room 122 at the Metroplex Medical Plaza, 2201 S. Clear Creek Road, the corner of Bell Tower and Clear Creek.

Senior center dance features ‘Best of Best Country’

DJ Walter Schupp’s “Best of the Best Country Music” is the theme for Tuesday’s dance at the Lions Club Park Senior Center.

Dem committee to debate current topics Tuesday

Join the Democratic Committee of Correspondence for a lively debate on current topics at Barnes & Noble Cafe, 201 E. Central Texas Expressway, Harker Heights.

Democrats of Copperas Cove meeting set for Thursday

The Democrats of Copperas Cove are meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Economic Development Corporation building, 210 S. First St., Copperas Cove.

Bell County Democratic Women to meet Saturday

Bell County Texas Democratic Women meeting begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Agri-Life building, 1605 N. Main St., Belton.