• December 6, 2016

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12-5-2016 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

Grill hosts crowd for Belton Lake Parade of Lights

BELTON — Good cheer was in the air Sunday evening for the crowd watching the Belton Lake Parade of Lights from the Dead Fish Grill restaurant.

Killeen police arrest 5 after robbery at Star Mart

Killeen police arrested three men, one woman and a juvenile after an early morning robbery of a Star Mart Convenience Store on Sunday.

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Killeen police arrest 5 after robbery at Star Mart

Killeen police arrested three men, one woman and a juvenile after an early morning robbery of a Star Mart Convenience Store on Sunday.

Police chase ends with crashes on Trimmier, W.S. Young

A car chase between Killeen police and the driver of a stolen Ford Mustang resulted in two car wrecks within 4 minutes of each other Saturday afternoon, according to Killeen Police Department spokeswoman Carroll Smith.

Killeen man stole ambulance from Austin, police say

A man stole an ambulance from an Austin hospital and drove it to Killeen Saturday morning, according to Sgt. D.L. Wilson of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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Parents reflect on KISD special education classroom monitors

The cameras were rolling last week in some special education classrooms at Killeen schools.

Senior with chops for jazz reaches state level

HARKER HEIGHTS — In the creative, improvisational world of jazz performance, Harker Heights High School has one of the best trumpeters in the state.

Math, science in focus during Saegert SMART Kids presentations

Smart kids had a chance to get even smarter on SMART Kids Day at Saegert Elementary School.

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New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash

MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey state trooper who was injured in a head-on crash has died.

Spokesman offers few clues on Trump's pipeline stance

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A spokesman for President-elect Donald Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming administration will act regarding the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming president might act.

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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the incoming president might act.

Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

DETROIT (AP) — The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other counties, and the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaits action in federal court.

Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

DETROIT (AP) — The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes Detroit, and five other large counties, with the fate of a statewide recount push in Pennsylvania awaiting action in federal court.

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Virgin Galactic's new spaceship makes first glide flight

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's new spaceship successfully completed its first free flight with a glide test over the Mojave Desert, the company said.

Bear hunt resumes, firearms only, after upright bear's death

NEWTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters are out in force across parts of New Jersey for the second half of this year's bear hunt following the apparent death of a bear that walked like a human.

Study: Warming to trigger 3 times as many downpours in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia this year — will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently for parts of the Mississippi Delta.

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Funeral directors anxious over Texas fetal remains rules

With Texas set to implement rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains, it's not just health care providers who are anxious about the recently adopted requirements. 

Texas Child Protective Services funding gets final OK — with restrictions

Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from Sen. Jane Nelson. 

Abbott names Norris as deputy adjutant general

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris to serve as the deputy adjutant general for the Army.

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Lane closing scheduled for Lowes Boulevard in Killeen

Westbound Lowes Boulevard, east of Trimmier Road in Killeen, will be reduced to one lane Monday through Wednesday at the intersection.

U.S. Highway 190 lane closings planned Monday

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close lanes within the U.S. Highway 190 project area from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, weather permitting.

Belton wreck: Two die in head-on collision

BELTON — A head-on collision between two vehicles Thursday afternoon resulted in the deaths of two people, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Dave Roberts said.

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Winter is here

Make no mistake about it, winter weather is upon the residents of the Killeen area.

NWS: Rain anticipated through weekend

If you have outdoor plans this weekend, bring along a raincoat because it’s going to be a wet weekend, according to forecasters from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Overcast skies anticipated as Christmas holidays approach

Killeen area residents will experience a gradual decrease in daytime highs this week as the Christmas holidays approach.

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'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."

Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.

Japanese leader Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday.

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