• June 29, 2016

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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.

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.

KPD investigates two shootings Monday

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

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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.

KPD investigates two shootings Monday

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

Killeen man on trial in 2014 robbery

BELTON — A jury in Bell County is hearing the case of an accused armed robber who may have left DNA evidence at the crime scene.

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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.

Central Texas College recognizes EMT graduates

Central Texas College held a ceremony recently to recognize 14 students who completed the Emergency Medical Technician program. These students will now take the state licensing exam to become a certified EMT by the Texas Department of Health and/or the National Registry of EMTs.

Killeen high schools’ failing grades analyzed

After receiving flak from the Killeen Independent School District last week, Children at Risk explained why a majority of the district’s high schools failed in its recent statewide school study.

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Feds: WWII plane had engine damage during fatal Hudson crash

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal investigators say an engine cylinder was damaged on a vintage World War II plane that crashed last month into the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, killing its pilot.

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.

Sanders says he'll try to block Senate GMO bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll try to block Senate consideration of a bill that would require nationwide labeling of food with genetically modified products, but with a less stringent labeling requirement than the one included in Vermont's law.

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Oregon county keeps judge who blocked refuge occupiers

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of a remote county in eastern Oregon where an armed group seized a federal wildlife refuge voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to keep in office a top local official who had denied the occupiers access to a county building.

The Latest: Judge prevails in recall linked to takeover

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on an Oregon recall election linked to the armed takeover of a national wildlife refuge (all times local):

Clinton proposes debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs

DENVER (AP) — Hillary Clinton on Tuesday proposed letting entrepreneurs defer making student loan payments in order to create jobs and stimulate growth.

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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.

Huge helium gas field found in Tanzania said 'game changer'

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The discovery of a huge helium gas field in East Africa is a "game changer for the future security of society's helium needs" amid a global shortage, researchers in Britain said Tuesday.

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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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The Latest: Flights resume from US to Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk airport (all times local):

Suicide blasts kill dozens at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL (AP) — Suicide attackers killed dozens and wounded more than 140 at Istanbul's busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials said the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group.

Recent airport attacks at a glance

ISTANBUL (AP) — The attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport on Tuesday was the latest in such incidents at major airports in recent years. The following is a list of some of those attacks:

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