• February 25, 2017

Correspondents Importer

2-25-17 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

Ballot set for Killeen City Council district races

The deadline for candidates to withdraw their names from the May 6 Killeen City Council ballot expired Friday with all 13 candidates remaining in the race.

Officials eye burn bans during warm, windy weather

The brief respite from burn bans in the area is over as the restriction on outdoor burning went back into effect this week.

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Affidavits in two low bond cases detail violent allegations

Arrest affidavits for two men whose bonds by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown were set low after being accused of violent crimes were not available to the Temple Daily Telegram or others for about 10 days.

Orders signed in Marvin Guy capital murder case

BELTON — A man accused of killing a Killeen police detective still has no trial date set three years after gunfire erupted on Circle M Drive in Killeen, but the case inched forward Thursday.

Motorist without license found with 4 grams of cocaine

A man accused of driving without a valid license was arraigned on a possession of a controlled substance charge by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, according to the affidavit for arrest.

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Enrollment increases at Central Texas College

Enrollment numbers at Central Texas College have had a slight uptick this semester — by more 100 students — compared to the fall semester.

Program guides teens in responsible relationship behavior

Texas A&M University Central Texas and the local Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity is hosting a “Teen Awareness and Relationship Responsibility Conference” Saturday.

'We want them to know they have a champion'

The Killeen Independent School District hosted a Community Impact Day to empower high school girls to care for themselves and encourage one another.

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How to capture a runaway NY bull? Bring in the cowboys

NEW YORK (AP) — Is there a cowboy in the house?

Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Police have identified a suspect who died during a shootout with two central Florida police officers.

Appealing to millennials, Las Vegas gets e-sports arena

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The arena has all the features that a professional sports venue needs: stands, warm-up areas for teams, massive screens for spectators and a broadcast platform for commentators. But what distinguishes this new Las Vegas arena is its dozens of video game consoles.

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Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The Latest: Democratic leadership race narrows to 6

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the selection of a new national leader of the Democratic Party (all times local):

Perez: Democrats are in 'crisis of confidence'

ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats on Saturday neared the end of a long, competitive battle to choose a new national party chairman who will attempt to turn widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories.

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Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole.

AP Explains: What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

New Jersey OKs gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included drums, tambourines and choruses of "This Land Is Your Land."

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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Gunman in restaurant shooting dies of injuries

PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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Part of North 20th Street to close soon

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.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

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

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Killeen area gets over an inch of moisture

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the Killeen area received more than an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms hitting the area Sunday evening.

Rainstorms expected to end by Tuesday morning

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, Killeen-area residents received more than an inch of rainfall as thunderstorms hit the area Sunday evening.

Thunderstorms from Sunday night may continue today, NWS says

Thunderstorms are expected to accompany morning motorists today, as Sunday night’s 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms carries over into today.

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The Latest: Malaysia looks for chemical traces at airport

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

BERLIN (AP) — A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said.

The Latest: IS fighters in Syria's Homs target gas pipeline

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):

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