• August 25, 2016

Correspondents Importer

Greater Killeen Free Clinic plans fundraiser Friday

The Greater Killeen Free Clinic will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Patriot Buick/GMC at 4600 E. Central Texas Expressway.

Fort Hood soldier accused of sexually assaulting a child

BELTON — A Fort Hood soldier was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday on two charges in connection with a claim that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

2 men charged with drug possession

Mario Gadson II and Ayana Cambre Johnson were arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of drug possession.

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Fort Hood soldier accused of sexually assaulting a child

BELTON — A Fort Hood soldier was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday on two charges in connection with a claim that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

2 men charged with drug possession

Mario Gadson II and Ayana Cambre Johnson were arraigned Wednesday on a felony charge of drug possession.

Man arrested after standoff at Methodist church in Temple

TEMPLE — A man believed to be armed barricaded himself inside First United Methodist Church on Wednesday night, according to police.

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KISD needs bus drivers

The Killeen Independent School District needs dozens of bus drivers and bus monitors.

Austin business donates backpacks to local students

HARKER HEIGHTS — More than 100 new backpacks filled an office cubicle, all stuffed with new school supplies, ready to be distributed to, and used by, students.

KISD budget, tax rate passed Tuesday

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees unanimously approved the budget and tax rate for the 2016-2017 school year at a workshop meeting Tuesday night.

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Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.

Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses.

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Trump meets with minority leaders ahead of Clinton speech

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is courting minority voters as rival Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver a speech that will accuse his campaign of fostering hate.

Nebraska legislative candidate to campaign on horseback

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A retired Army colonel who is running for a seat in the Nebraska Legislature plans to campaign on horseback next month.

The Latest: Clinton video has supremacists lauding Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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Auction house to sell composite skeleton of a dodo bird

LONDON (AP) — The dodo bird is extinct — but one collector can now have their own dodo skeleton.

Rosetta space probe sees bright flares, landslide on comet

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency's Rosetta probe has captured images of a bright burst of light on the comet it is orbiting, apparently caused by a landslide.

Quake damages scores of Myanmar's heritage Bagan temples

BAGAN, Myanmar (AP) — It was a time of conquest and conversions. Above all, it was a time of construction, on a scale never seen before. Over 250 years, from the 11th century onwards, the rulers of Bagan built more than 10,000 magnificent religious monuments.

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Texas reaches deal on weaker voter ID rules for November

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas agreed Wednesday to weaken its voter ID law, which federal courts have said discriminated against minorities and the poor and left more than 600,000 registered voters potentially unable to cast a ballot.

Officials: No apparent survivors in Texas balloon crash

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people caught on fire and crashed in Central Texas on Saturday, and there did not appear to be any survivors, authorities said.

FAA was warned of risk for high-fatality balloon crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning about potential high-fatality accidents, safety investigators recommended two years ago that the Federal Aviation Administration impose greater oversight on commercial hot air balloon operators, government documents show. The FAA rejected those recommendations.

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Ellison student in critical condition after being hit by vehicle

An Ellison High School sophomore was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Wednesday afternoon as she crossed a road during lunch hour, officials said.

Wreck near Salado kills 1, injures 7

SALADO — One person was killed and seven others were injured early Wednesday after a wrong-way accident near Salado, Department of Public Safety Trooper Dave Roberts said.

Cove PD releases name of woman killed in accident

COPPERAS COVE — Police have released the name of a Killeen woman who died in a Friday morning accident involving two vehicles on Business Highway 190.

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Rain expected to continue until Tuesday

Killeen saw steady rainfall Sunday morning, which left many people hoping to get out on the last day of summer break out of luck.

Weather break early today for Killeen area, but rain still in the forecast

The rain in the Killeen area is away but not for long according to the National Weather Service.

Area rain chances remain

Teachers and students returning to school Monday for the fall semester might need to keep their umbrellas handy, according to the National Weather Service.

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AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

PARIS (AP) — French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.

Rebels, residents to evacuate long-besieged Damascus suburb

BEIRUT (AP) — After four years of grueling bombardment and crippling siege, the remaining residents and rebels of a Damascus suburb agreed to surrender and evacuate under the terms of an agreement reached Thursday, Syrian government and opposition activists said.

Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

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