• September 30, 2016

Correspondents Importer

Cause of death pending for woman found unresponsive

COPPERAS COVE — A cause of death ruling is pending for a 32-year-old woman who was found unresponsive Monday in a car parked in a residential neighborhood in Copperas Cove, according to a preliminary medical examiner’s report.

Police blotter for Sept. 30, 2016

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Army OTC inducts 37th into Hall of Fame

FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army Operational Test Command inducted the late Laurence Alston Womack as the 37th member of the unit’s Hall of Fame on Thursday for his dedicated work in fire support systems.

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Man accused in killing of Killeen officer appears in court

A man accused of killing veteran Killeen police SWAT officer Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie appeared in Judge John Gauntt’s 27th District Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a status update hearing.

Man charged with assaulting police officer

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with assaulting a Killeen police officer after resisting arrest, according to an affidavit.

Former Ellison teacher accused of sex with student

BELTON — A former teacher at Ellison High School was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday on a charge of improper sexual relationship with a student.

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Teacher accused of taping students' mouths shut on leave, KISD says

Killeen Independent School District officials confirmed this week they are investigating a report of students’ mouths being taped.

Killeen company picked by college for renovations

Killeen construction company NNAC was chosen to complete a renovation project at Central Texas College.

Pot found at local elementary school

Harker Heights police officers responded to a report Monday at around 1 p.m. about possible drug activity Harker Heights Elementary School, according to a media release issued by the Killeen Independent School District.

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Videos showing police shooting of black man released

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Video footage released Friday of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb shows an officer fired four shots almost immediately after the man suddenly raised both hands and took what was described as a shooting stance.

'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters

HOUSTON (AP) — At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) and lengua (tongue).

The Latest: Videos of shooting of black man released

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

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APNewsBreak: Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal land.

Senators: Some mail-in voter registration deadlines defy law

Two Democratic senators say nine states are violating federal law with their mail-in voter registration deadlines for the November election, potentially disenfranchising thousands of people by blocking applications as many as three days earlier than other states.

2 lawmakers aid after West Virginia car crash

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Nevada Rep. Joe Heck came to the aid of victims of a fatal car crash in West Virginia on Thursday night.

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Feds list 7 Hawaii bee species as endangered, a first in US

HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act Friday, a first for any bees in the United States.

Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity.

World's deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of explorers say they've found the world's deepest underwater cave, located at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) down a limestone formation in the eastern Czech Republic.

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Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there.

Shooter wounds 9 in Houston before being killed

HOUSTON — An active shooter in Houston wounded nine people Monday morning before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Texas to stop refugee aid as Obama plans more resettlements

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stop helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, state officials said Wednesday, severing ties at a time when President Barack Obama has announced intentions to dramatically increase the number of resettlements in 2017.

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Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

Killeen road closure extends into next week

Road work that started on Parmer Avenue in Killeen this week will continue until next week, officials said.

Copperas Cove traffic lights to get upgrades

COPPERAS COVE — The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a project to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 116 at State Highway 9 in the city.

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High temperatures, sunny skies predicted throughout the week

Keep your sunscreen handy this week, because the sun will be out and the temperatures will be high, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain chance could increase through week

If you don’t have plans that involve the outdoors today and Monday, you might make some because rain is in the forecast for later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.

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Videos showing police shooting of black man released

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Video footage released Friday of the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb shows an officer fired four shots almost immediately after the man suddenly raised both hands and took what was described as a shooting stance.

5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

US teen summer program sparks national backlash in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — A few months after President Barack Obama visited Cuba in March, a group of teenagers left the island for a month-long visit to the United States funded by the U.S. State Department.

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