• February 26, 2017


2-26-17 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

Soldier standoffs: Police, community respond to scars of war

About 6:15 p.m. on a Friday, police responded to a call that a 30-year-old man had barricaded himself in his southwest Killeen home. The Killeen Police Department and the special weapons and tactics team engaged the man for nearly 10 hours before the standoff ended around 4:30 a.m.

Tight window, tough decisions for Killeen City Council

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson gave the City Council an ominous message at its workshop Tuesday: The city’s finances are good for now, but don’t get too comfortable.

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Affidavits in two low bond cases detail violent allegations

Arrest affidavits for two men whose bonds by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown were set low after being accused of violent crimes were not available to the Temple Daily Telegram or others for about 10 days.

Orders signed in Marvin Guy capital murder case

BELTON — A man accused of killing a Killeen police detective still has no trial date set three years after gunfire erupted on Circle M Drive in Killeen, but the case inched forward Thursday.

Motorist without license found with 4 grams of cocaine

A man accused of driving without a valid license was arraigned on a possession of a controlled substance charge by Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke, according to the affidavit for arrest.

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Killeen school board candidates weigh in on state's new grading system

Editor’s note: In advance of the May 6 election, the Daily Herald is asking candidates’ opinions about issues facing the district.

School district report cards raise questions

When schools across the state were given A-F report cards last month, Killeen ISD schools received a combined 74 D or F ratings out of 196 rating scores. Killeen Superintendent John Craft that day joined several of his peers in a press conference protesting the Texas Education Agency’s new system.

Enrollment increases at Central Texas College

Enrollment numbers at Central Texas College have had a slight uptick this semester — by more 100 students — compared to the fall semester.

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Swedes puzzle over Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor'

NEW YORK (AP) — A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

Muhammad Ali's son asked, 'Are you Muslim?' by border agents

Muhammad Ali's son, who bears the boxing great's name, was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport and questioned about his ancestry and religion in what amounted to unconstitutional profiling, a family friend said Saturday.

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Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said.

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

ATLANTA (AP) — When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison accepted on the spot and two men stood together, smiling like a national ticket at a presidential nominating convention.

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Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the Endangered Species Act, the federal government has ruled.

Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

Maine's smelts, sought by ice fishermen, have strong winter

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ice fishing for smelts is a winter tradition in Maine, where the small fish are fried and eaten whole.

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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Gunman in restaurant shooting dies of injuries

PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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Part of North 20th Street to close soon

Beginning Monday, North 20th Street, between Attas Avenue and Harris Avenue in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

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Snow closed schools 7 years ago Feb. 26; not the case this year

Central Texas was hit seven years ago with a snowstorm that left 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground, but that is not the case year.

Killeen area gets over an inch of moisture

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the Killeen area received more than an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms hitting the area Sunday evening.

Rainstorms expected to end by Tuesday morning

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, Killeen-area residents received more than an inch of rainfall as thunderstorms hit the area Sunday evening.

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Letter-writing former Iran president pens dispatch to Trump

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, discussing immigration, America's wars in the Middle East and other topics.

The Latest: Malaysia: Poison killed Kim within 20 minutes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on Malaysia's investigation into the apparent assassination of the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (all times local):

Protests erupt after Kyrgyzstan arrests opposition leader

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan has detained a prominent opposition leader on charges of fraud and corruption, claims that his supporters say are politically motivated.

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