• February 28, 2017

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12 new homes coming to Killeen
Posted: February 28, 2017

The city of Killeen issued 129 permits worth a total value of $2.09 million last week.

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Candidate disqualified from KISD board election
Posted: February 28, 2017

Killeen Independent School District board candidate Steven Drayton was told he is no longer eligible to be elected.

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Texas senator introduces concealed carry bill
Posted: February 28, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act in the Senate on Monday.

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New owner excited about her flower shop
Posted: February 28, 2017

Everything is coming up roses and tulips and carnations and dozens of other flowers for Rosalyn Caldwell, 44, the new owner of Sharon’s Flower Shop.

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Killeen council to be briefed on forensic audit
Posted: February 28, 2017

The Killeen City Council will discuss the future of a forensic audit of the city’s finances at a special workshop today after an ad hoc audit committee meeting at City Hall.

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KPD identifies security officer killed Sunday
Posted: February 27, 2017

The security officer killed in an altercation at a Subway restaurant early Sunday morning was described by a fellow security officer as a veteran who loved his job.

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Cove residents face water use restrictions beginning today
Posted: February 27, 2017

COPPERAS COVE — Residents will have to begin cutting back on water use starting today because of construction in the city, or risk facing fines of $100 or more.

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Cove council to discuss animal ordinances, MDDs at retreat
Posted: February 27, 2017

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will discuss the development of a dangerous animal ordinance for dogs that attack on an owner’s private property during a council retreat at the Economic Development Corporation building Tuesday.

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10 KISD middle school teams compete in Battle of the Books
Posted: February 27, 2017

Flexing their literary muscle, team members from 10 Killeen middle schools put their knowledge to the test Thursday in the annual Battle of the Books.

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Park at MTM hosts March into Spring event
Posted: February 27, 2017

Central Texas residents headed to The Park at MTM in Killeen on Sunday for a special shopping event, March into Spring, organized by Paracord Creations.

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Update on city’s financial investigation coming Tuesday
Posted: February 27, 2017

The Killeen City Council on Tuesday will get an update from its audit subcommittee detailing the next steps of a pending investigation into irregular city finances.

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CCISD: Clarity essential for improving district ratings
Posted: February 27, 2017

The Copperas Cove Independent School District said more clarity will be essential to the district improving its A-F Accountability Rating.

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Soldiers take fresh approach in discussing feelings that could lead to suicide
Posted: February 27, 2017

EDITOR’S NOTE: With suicide an important issue in the Army and the community, the Herald decided to run this article by Capt. Kevin Sandel, the public affairs officer for Fort Hood’s 504th Military Intelligence Brigade. The Herald will continue to cover the military suicide issue in both the Killeen Daily Herald and the Fort Hood Herald.

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Killeen police investigating shooting at Subway
Posted: February 26, 2017

Killeen police officers are investigating an early-morning shooting that left a security guard dead Sunday.

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Soldier standoffs: Police, community respond to scars of war
Posted: February 25, 2017

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.

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3 dead, 2 injured in plane that hits houses in California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition crashed into two Southern California homes and sparked a major fire, authorities said.

Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights.

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care.

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Arizona leader kills protest bill after widespread criticism

PHOENIX (AP) — The speaker of the Arizona House said he won't hear a bill that makes participating in or helping organize a protest that turns into a riot an offense that could lead to criminal racketeering charges, a move prompted by widespread criticism that the legislation sought to limit First Amendment rights.

Activist to address immigration, health after Trump speech

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An activist who will deliver a Democratic response in Spanish to President Donald Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress plans to address his administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and the need for affordable health care.

Antonin Scalia's widow among Trump's joint address guests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young woman who has survived incredible odds. The widows of two California police officers killed by a man living in the country illegally. The widow of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.

Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt

DENVER (AP) — Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.

Study: Less pollution in New Jersey streams, but more salt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new federal study shows less pollution in most New Jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places.

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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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Japan's Emperor Akihito on first-ever visit to Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko arrived in Vietnam on Tuesday for a visit to promote goodwill and soothe some of the wounds of World War II by meeting with the abandoned wives of former Japanese soldiers.

Suspected jihadists attack northern Burkina Faso towns

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Authorities in Burkina Faso say suspected jihadists have attacked two communities in the north while an international film festival takes place in the capital.

Israeli forces begin evacuating 9 settler homes in West Bank

OFRA, West Bank (AP) — Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Tuesday, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land.

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