• July 23, 2016

Correspondents Importer

7-23-2016 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

City says downtown lane closures begin Monday

The area bounded by 10th Street east to 24th Street and Rancier Avenue south to Avenue E will experience intermittent lane closures beginning Monday and continuing through January, the city of Killeen announced in a Friday news release.

Heights police investigating 19-year-old woman’s death

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-year-old woman early last week.

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Cops support Special Olympics of Texas at annual Tip a Cop event

Patrons dining at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen on Thursday night may have been surprised when dinner came served with a side of law enforcement.

Police investigate early Friday shooting

A Killeen shooting was reported early Friday morning when a man was shot in the arm. It’s the second shooting in as many days and follows a pair of homicides on Sunday.

Heights police investigating death of woman

HARKER HEIGHTS - Police continue the investigate the death of a young woman early last week.

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CTC Child Development Center receives grant from Killeen Area Alliance of Black Educators

The Central Texas College Child Development Center recently received a grant from an area nonprofit to supplement reading and literacy programs for preschool children.

Baton Rouge shooter attended Central Texas College near San Diego

A man accused of getting into a deadly shootout with police officers in Baton Rouge went to a Central Texas College satellite location in Southern California, officials confirmed Monday.

Board to talk contract raise, student conduct code

COPPERAS COVE — The 2016-17 student code of conduct and the upcoming academic year contract with the Education Service Center Region XII will be considered at the Cove Independent School District board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building board room, 703 W. Avenue D. 

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Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

BALTIMORE (AP) — Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of a homemade sign.

AP Poll: Support grows among Americans for stricter gun laws

Americans increasingly favor tougher gun laws by margins that have grown wider after a steady drumbeat of shootings in recent months, but they also are pessimistic that change will happen anytime soon, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.

Los Angeles-area wildfire prompts evacuations

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — California bore down Saturday against the continuing heat and wildfires that have forced the evacuations of hundreds of homes as red-flag warnings of extreme fire danger predicted gusty winds and scorching, dry air.

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Kaine liberal caution muted by energy ties, abortion qualms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are closely aligned on many issues. But Kaine's cautious, left-leaning political profile has been blurred at times by his ties to energy industry interests and his personal qualms over abortion.

For Clinton, concern lingers over enthusiasm for candidacy

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) — Hillary Clinton has a problem.

The Latest: Clinton-Kaine ticket set to make debut in Miami

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):

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Floods kill 78 across China, 91 missing, 400,000 evacuated

BEIJING (AP) — At least 78 people have been killed and another 91 are missing across China after a round of torrential rains swept through the country earlier this week, flooding streams, triggering landslides and destroying houses.

Russian balloonist circling globe crosses Australian coast

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A 65-year-old Russian adventurer reached the Australian coast on Saturday and was within a few hours of setting a new record for flying solo nonstop around the world, an official said.

'Merciless' heat, humidity sticks to nearly all of US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night.

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Rulings may make voter ID laws presidential race nonfactors

AUSTIN — Federal courts have reined in strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle continues to rage over North Carolina’s rules mandating showing identification at the polls — even after lawmakers there took pre-emptive steps to soften them. 

Texas voter identification law violates voting rights act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.  

Texas governor announces Police Protection Act

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott announced on Monday an effort to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers – the Police Protection Act.

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Portions of WS Young to close for construction

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close the northbound and southbound lanes of WS Young Drive at U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen, while removing curbs and widening the intersection to facilitate turn lanes this week.

Area gas prices could go lower

Gas prices in the Killeen-Fort Hood area remain some of the lowest in the country.

US 190 closures to continue in Killeen next week

Lane closures on U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen will be ongoing next week, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Today may be first 100-degree day of the year in Killeen

Area temperatures may break the 100 degree threshold today, according to the National Weather Service.

NWS: Sweltering temps to continue

The Killeen residents who frequent the roads and streets for their runs, walks or bike rides after work might want to take an extra water bottle as the National Weather Service in Fort Worth is using a few choice words for the Central Texas weather this coming week.

Killeen's 1st 100-degree summer day is not here yet, but temperatures on the rise

People working outdoors will need to be cautious during the sunny hot days ahead even though it hasn't quite hit 100 degrees in Killeen this summer, according to the National Weather Service.

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Timeline of Munich shooting at a shopping mall

MUNICH (AP) — Here is a timeline of the shooting at a shopping mall in Munich where a gunman, identified as an 18-year-old German-Iranian, killed nine people, most of them teenagers, on Friday evening (all times local).

French president upping security all summer

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande will reassess security measures once a week all summer, amid fear of new violence after a deadly Bastille Day attack in Nice.

Russian balloonist lands safely in Australia after 11 days

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A cold and exhausted 65-year-old Russian balloonist came back to Earth with a bruising thud in the Australian Outback on Saturday after claiming a new record by flying solo around the world nonstop in 11 days, officials said.

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