• October 21, 2016

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Cove city attorney suggests change to Municipal Development District
Posted: October 20, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council met Thursday to discuss the idea of a Municipal Development District, or MDD.

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Man arrested, charged with deadly conduct
Posted: October 20, 2016

A man was arrested Thursday morning soon after gunshots were heard near Central Texas College, according to a report from KWTX, the CBS affiliate.

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Killeen crab, ice cream food trucks join forces
Posted: October 20, 2016

In less than one year, Krab Kingz went from a small food trailer parked by a Killeen furniture store to a renovated red food shop, located beside the CEFCO station at 4001 S. Fort Hood St.

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18-year-old charged with stealing school laptops
Posted: October 20, 2016

An 18-year-old has been charged with breaking into Killeen High School.

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Fort Hood soldier one of two Americans killed in Afghanistan
Posted: October 20, 2016

FORT HOOD — A Fort Hood soldier was one of two Americans killed this week by a gunman who opened fire near a NATO base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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Thief still at large after stealing motor vehicle, police say
Posted: October 20, 2016

The Killeen Police Department is asking the public to help identify a person who was caught on surveillance stealing a car.

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Minds not changed after third presidential debate, some locals say
Posted: October 19, 2016

After the most anticipated presidential debate in recent memory, area residents who responded last night to the Herald’s requests for comments expressed varying opinions about the third and final presidential debate before the Nov. 8 election.

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Tea partyer sees voting fraud in election loss
Posted: October 19, 2016

BELTON — Laura Pressley, who ran for Austin City Council in 2014 and lost by 10 percentage points, warned the Central Texas Tea Party about the possibility of electronic voting machines becoming corrupt in Texas.

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Driver's license offices open Saturdays to issue election IDs
Posted: October 19, 2016

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding Texans in advance of the Nov. 8 election that Election Identification Certificates which can be used for voting purposes, are available year-round at all Texas driver license offices.

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Career transition and empowerment workshop at Fort Hood
Posted: October 19, 2016

FORT HOOD — Operation Reinvent and Fort Hood’s Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program will host a two-day career transition and empowerment workshop for female service members transitioning out of the Army.

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Public invited to second land use study meeting at City Hall
Posted: October 19, 2016

The city of Killeen is encouraging the public to attend a second public meeting to provide information about the draft Fort Hood Joint Land Use Study at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Killeen City Hall.

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Fort Hood begins testing new Paladin artillery system
Posted: October 19, 2016

FORT HOOD — Artillery soldiers will begin testing the new M109A7 Paladin version self-propelled Howitzer cannon Thursday on the post’s ranges.

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Municipal development district up for discussion in Copperas Cove
Posted: October 19, 2016

The Copperas Cove City Council will have a special meeting to discuss a municipal development district, or MDD, at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cove Economic Development Corporation building, 210 S. First St.

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Police: Killeen woman sped through school zone
Posted: October 19, 2016

A Killeen woman has been charged with evading arrest or detention with a motor vehicle.

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HHPD seeking aggravated robbery suspect
Posted: October 19, 2016

The Harker Heights Police Department is currently seeking a person of interest in a recent aggravated robbery that occurred Oct. 12 at the Freddie’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, located in the 400 block of East Knights Way.

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Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

A giant nude statue in California is stirring controversy

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — There have long been complaints about the lack of women in the tech industry. Now there's a towering female figure, in a tech park across the bay from San Francisco, although not quite what some people had in mind.

After rejecting Trump, McCain navigates tough GOP path

PHOENIX (AP) — In his pursuit of a sixth term, Republican Sen. John McCain reluctantly stood by Donald Trump for months despite personal insults and the bombastic businessman's string of controversial claims.

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Trump says he'll accept a clear election result, won't lose

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has stepped back only slightly from his refusal to say during his debate with Hillary Clinton whether he would concede if he loses on Election Day, failing to stem the criticism that flowed from Republicans and Democrats over an attitude some contended struck at the heart of American democracy.

In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump.

Who is Evan McMullin, third-party candidate surging in Utah?

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two months after he jumped into the presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump's crudeness and antics.

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake shakes western Japan, no tsunami

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.

Typhoon Haima churns toward China after lashing Philippines

BEIJING (AP) — Typhoon Haima churned toward southern China on Friday after smashing into the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people.

Soaring species: Endangered baby toads fly to Puerto Rico

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 4,000 wiggling tadpoles conceived via wine fridges in California and then packed in a passenger plane headed to Puerto Rico on Thursday as part of a program to re-establish a technicolor native toad once thought extinct.

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Tricare fraud investigation brings arrest in Killeen

DALLAS — Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Defense Criminal Investigative Service arrested nine defendants this week, including a Killeen man, in connection with their roles in a $100 million health care fraud scheme against Tricare, the health insurance program for members of the military and their families.

Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop hosts fundraiser

FLORENCE — Many elves brought some early holiday cheer to the sixth annual Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop Silent Night Out fundraiser Friday night to the Vineyard at Florence.

Fishing for Freedom offers soldiers chance to ‘relax and have fun’

On Saturday, 580 people set sail on Belton Lake in two-person teams to attempt to catch the heaviest bass possible at the annual Fishing for Freedom event, which pairs Army soldiers with seasoned fishermen in a contest to see who can catch the biggest fish.

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Motorcyclist killed in Belton

BELTON — An accident near the intersection of U.S. Highway 190 and Interstate 35 between an 18-wheeler, a motorcyclist and a white Toyota van at about 9:01 a.m. claimed the life of the motorcyclist, Belton Deputy Chief Larry Berg confirmed.

Motorcycle hit by SUV on Stan Schlueter Loop

An accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV was seen near Stan Schlueter Loop near Hitchrock Drive just before 1 p.m. Thursday in Killeen.

Sewer, drain work to limit Illinois Avenue traffic

Killeen’s Illinois Avenue, from South W.S. Young Drive east to the Manor Middle School entrance, will be reduced to one lane in either direction for two weeks beginning today.

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Cool front expected later this week

Central Texas residents can finally expect things to cool off later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Dry weather ahead for Killeen; highs in the 80s

Over next seven days, the Killeen area will see a bit of a dry spell.

Cooler, wetter weather moving through Killeen-Fort Hood area

A welcome cold front is moving in to the Killeen area, bringing ideal Friday night football weather for Central Texas sports enthusiasts.

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Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly

MOSCOW (AP) — Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking answers as to why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow.

50 years on, UK marks mine disaster that killed 128 children

LONDON (AP) — People across Britain fell silent to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a Welsh village, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters.

The Latest: UN rights chief says Aleppo a 'slaughterhouse'

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria where a Russia-announced pause in the fighting is underway to allow civilians, rebels to leave besieged areas of Aleppo (all times local):

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