• June 29, 2016

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Man accused of assault with a knife

A Killeen man was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of aggravated assault threatening bodily injury with a deadly weapon after police said he charged a woman with a knife.

Soldier indicted in Arlington death case

A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier accused of fatally shooting a fitness coach in the parking lot of a Walgreens in south Arlington in May was indicted Tuesday on a murder charge, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Cove city facilities to be closed Monday

COPPERAS COVE — In observance of Independence Day on Monday, all city facilities, including the Solid Waste Transfer Station, will be closed.

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Soldier indicted in Arlington death case

A 22-year-old Fort Hood soldier accused of fatally shooting a fitness coach in the parking lot of a Walgreens in south Arlington in May was indicted Tuesday on a murder charge, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

KPD investigates shootings at business, apartment complex

A shooting occurred at a Killeen business and apartment complex Monday afternoon, according to a Killeen Police Department news release.

Suspect in KPD officer's slaying files civil rights complaint

It’s been a little more than two years since Marvin Louis Guy was charged with the capital murder of Killeen police Officer Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie during a no-knock, narcotics warrant service on Circle M Drive.

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Congrats from the president and first lady

As high school graduation approached, the excitement of walking across the stage had many local students nervous, and the last thing to worry about was invitations.

TAMUCT gets $1.5M grant for solar research

The multipurpose room of Warrior Hall at Texas A&M University-Central Texas was full of guests and officials Tuesday for the official announcement of a $1.5 million grant.

Killeen student caught with pellet gun

Killeen school district police were called to Killeen High School on Monday after a student produced a pellet gun during summer school, officials said.

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Hamilton's ties to Albany highlighted in tours, exhibit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Long before his life story became the toast of the Great White Way, Alexander Hamilton was a hit in Albany.

Dispatcher: 'Gunshots closer, multiple people screaming'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police dispatchers heard repeated gunfire, screaming and moaning from patrons of the Pulse nightclub who called to report that gunman Omar Mateen was opening fire inside the club, according to written logs released Tuesday.

Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's first guitarist, dies at 84

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, died Tuesday. He was 84.

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US compensates family of child killed in motorcade incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hoping to make amends for a tragic accident, the United States has provided a wide range of compensation to a Cameroonian family whose child was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power's motorcade. The package included everything from cash to cows, U.S. officials said.

The Latest: EU's remaining 27 say they will stay united

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Britain's departure will shift power dynamics in EU

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain's departure from the European Union will deprive the bloc of one of its few truly heavyweight members, a diplomatic, economic and military powerhouse. Britain accounts for more than 60 million of the EU's 500 million people, has the world's fifth-biggest economy and is a nuclear power. Its exit will shift the power dynamics of a bloc that has long relied on trade-offs and compromise between countries that have different ideas about what they want out of a united Europe.

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Biden hosting cancer summit to try to accelerate research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will try to give efforts to cure cancer a jolt during a summit in Washington that's casting a spotlight on research and innovative trials taking place across the country.

California land officials sign off on closing nuclear plant

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California land officials dropped their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant and signed off Tuesday on a deal to close the Central Coast facility many years earlier than its operators had previously sought.

Booster rocket fires in key NASA test for Mars missions

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's fireworks came early this year with a successful rocket test in Utah.

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Texas reactions to Supreme Court immigration ruling mixed

The reactions across Texas varied from applause to frustration and disappointment following a deadlocked 4-4 Supreme Court decision Thursday afternoon that effectively blocked President Barack Obama’s immigration plan.

UNESCO leader condemns journalist’s killing

DALLAS — The head of a United Nations agency on Wednesday condemned the death of a freelance journalist in Texas whose body was found with a gunshot wound in the back yard of a home. 

Texas women and doctors nervously await arrival of Zika virus

Mimi Garcia recalls reading a string of news stories about the Zika virus, the mosquito-borne illness linked to birth defects spreading in Latin America, in late February and early March, around the time she learned she was pregnant with her second child.

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Killeen street to have intermittent closures next week

Roy Reynolds Drive, between addresses 611 and 1805, will experience intermittent closures Monday through Friday, the city of Killeen stated in a news release.

Trump rules out Rick Perry as running mate

Donald Trump on Wednesday ruled out picking former rival Rick Perry as his running mate but said there could still be a role for the former Texas governor in a Trump administration. 

Killeen’s Bacon Ranch Road to close on Friday

Bacon Ranch Road will be closed at Trimmier Road Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., according to a Killeen press release.

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Fast-moving storm brings 1.5 inches of rain to parts of Bell Co.

Killeen was hit by a fast-moving thunderstorm Tuesday, and parts of Bell County accumulated more than 1.5 inches of rain by 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Chalk Ridge Falls Park sees visitors as other parks remain closed

BELTON — Jennifer Ross, an avid hiker who moved to Central Texas from Missouri six weeks ago, said she and her hiking partner — a corgi named Buddy — want to check out local parks, but flooding has made such exploration difficult.

Weather will continue to be 'seasonably hot' for area

More of the same is in the forecast for Central Texas.

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Israel: Dug by Jews, tunnel from Nazi era found in Lithuania

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.

The Latest: Russia eases sanctions against Turkey

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The Latest: EU's remaining 27 say they will stay united

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on British vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

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