• February 24, 2017

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Motorist without license found with 4 grams of cocaine
Posted: February 23, 2017

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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Blocking access: Sheriff’s department asks for ruling on video
Posted: February 23, 2017

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department is refusing to release dashcam video of a fatal deputy-involved shooting of an unarmed Navy veteran on the outskirts of Harker Heights — and the department won’t say why.

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Cove partnership to put inmates to work on cemetery detail
Posted: February 23, 2017

COPPERAS COVE — Inmates from a Texas prison will soon be doing regular maintenance at the city’s cemetery.

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Killeen school board receives budget schedule
Posted: February 23, 2017

While Killeen Independent School District’s budget season is typically year-round, the board’s role in upcoming budget talks began publicly this week.

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Police: No update on woman, baby found dead
Posted: February 23, 2017

Killeen police on Thursday did not provide any updates on a woman and an infant girl who were found dead in a home in the 2400 block of Lavender Lane on Tuesday night.

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Post, education officials discuss issues at summit
Posted: February 23, 2017

FORT HOOD — Military officials met with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit on Thursday.

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14th Visual Art Show will debut Monday
Posted: February 23, 2017

The public will get its annual look at the artistic talents of local students during the 14th annual Killeen Independent School District Visual Art Show, which runs from Monday through Saturday, March 4.

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Annual Killeen Up! event is March 4
Posted: February 23, 2017

The annual Texas Waterway Cleanup is scheduled for March 4, and Keep Killeen Beautiful is asking individuals and groups to help “Killeen Up!” the creek. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. in the Killeen Wal-Mart parking lot at 1400 Lowes Boulevard.

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Take 190 West Art Festival is March 4
Posted: February 23, 2017

The 9th annual Take 190 West Festival will celebrate the arts March 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Killeen Civic & Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive. Admission is free.

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Carnival in Killeen lasts through Sunday
Posted: February 23, 2017

The Central Texas Exposition, annual carnival in Killeen, will be open through Sunday. The fair features 25 rides and is open from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Held at the Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive, the fair raises money for local youth organizations, an official said. Ride armbands are available for purchase, and individual ride prices vary.

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Police searching for suspects in armed robbery
Posted: February 23, 2017

Killeen police are searching for two suspects following an early morning armed robbery at the Candlewood Suites in the 2300 block of Florence Road on Thursday.

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Motorcycle crash sends rider to hospital
Posted: February 23, 2017

An early morning motorcycle crash Thursday sent a man to Baylor Scott & White hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Official: Active shooter at Fort Hood was false rumor
Posted: February 23, 2017

A rumor that spread on social media indicated there was an active shooter and lockdown at Fort Hood Wednesday, but those allegations were false.

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New Darnall adolescent care clinic opening
Posted: February 22, 2017

FORT HOOD — Beginning Thursday, eligible military dependents enrolled in grades six through 12 in the Belton Independent School District can receive primary care services at a new clinic at Belton High School, according to post hospital officials.

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Construction debris leads to state violation notices
Posted: February 22, 2017

HARKER HEIGHTS — A state investigation found two homebuilders in violation of environmental regulations after residents in the Tuscany Meadows subdivision complained about construction materials blowing into a tributary of Trimmier Creek, according to copies of reports obtained by the Daily Herald on Wednesday.

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Arrest warrant: Man used hands to kill teacher inside home

Teacher and former beauty queen Tara Grinstead vanished from her south Georgia home in 2005, leaving a mystery that had stumped investigators for nearly 12 years — until a tip led to an unexpected arrest.

Hundreds fill ballroom ahead of pipeline project vote

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — About 500 people filled a hotel ballroom Friday as New Jersey regulators prepared to vote on whether a natural gas pipeline should run through the state's federally protected Pinelands region, which includes more than a million acres of farms, forests and wetlands.

Judge: 1 additional accuser can testify at Bill Cosby trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge will let only one other accuser testify at Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial to bolster charges that the actor drugged and molested a woman at his estate near Philadelphia.

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Officials: Trump adviser asked FBI to dispute Russia reports

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked top FBI officials to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump's campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, according to three White House officials. Democrats accused Priebus of interfering in a pending investigation.

Trump blames FBI for failing to stop media leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blaming the FBI for failing to stop leaks to the media, saying the information being reported is classified and could have a "devastating effect" on the country.

Vulnerable Dems lay low as town hall angst rages

NEW YORK (AP) — From Montana to West Virginia, the nation's most vulnerable Senate Democrats are avoiding town hall meetings as their Republican counterparts get pummeled by an energized electorate frustrated with President Donald Trump's early agenda.

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Hundreds fill ballroom ahead of pipeline project vote

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — About 500 people filled a hotel ballroom Friday as New Jersey regulators prepared to vote on whether a natural gas pipeline should run through the state's federally protected Pinelands region, which includes more than a million acres of farms, forests and wetlands.

AP Explains: What chemical weapons does N. Korea possess

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea may have found a new use for its large stockpile of chemical and biological weapons, which are meant to attack South Korean and U.S. troops in case of another war.

Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people

DENVER (AP) — Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.

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Son killed protecting mom at Subway shop where both worked

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store.

Retail gasoline prices in Texas drop by average of 2 cents

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas have dropped by 2 cents while the national average price remains unchanged.

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood

AUSTIN — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can’t cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.

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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.

Woman in hospital after morning accident

A 36-year-old woman was taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple with nonlife-threatening injuries after losing control of her car Wednesday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and U.S. Highway 190 in Killeen.

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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.

Thunderstorms from Sunday night may continue today, NWS says

Thunderstorms are expected to accompany morning motorists today, as Sunday night’s 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms carries over into today.

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Doubts grow over stock market's Trump-inspired surge

NEW YORK (AP) — How much more can the "Trump Bump" lift the stock market?

Iranian director to send prominent proxies to Oscars

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Oscar-nominated Iranian director has announced two prominent Iranian Americans will be representing him and his film "The Salesman" at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, because of a currently-suspended travel ban issued by President Donald Trump.

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm.

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