• December 10, 2016

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Killeen police investigating homicide on Bonnie Drive
Posted: December 10, 2016

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred late Friday on Bonnie Drive.

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Holiday burglaries appear to be on the rise in Killeen
Posted: December 09, 2016

The holiday season is here, and thieves are at work.

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Copperas Cove announces Wilson as police chief
Posted: December 09, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — City officials announced Friday that Eddie Wilson has accepted the chief of police job and will be promoted to the position.

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Brave Rifles home in time for holidays
Posted: December 09, 2016

FORT HOOD — More than 220 soldiers on Friday returned home two months early from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

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Special education students in Cove treated to holiday party
Posted: December 09, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Tylee Whitt’s smile spread from ear to ear as she watched the white fluff bounce through the windows for the gingerbread house knowing that her early Christmas surprise awaited.

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Police: Second Heights Dollar General store robbed
Posted: December 09, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police are investigating the Thursday night robbery of a Dollar General store on Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

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Eighth-graders prepare for the real world in mock interviews
Posted: December 09, 2016

FORT HOOD — With the semester winding down, Audie Murphy Middle School eighth-graders in Exploring Careers classes practiced their interviewing skills last week.

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School district abiding by law in removing Bible verse decoration
Updated: December 09, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Killeen Independent School District officials are backing a decision made by a middle school principal who ordered the removal of a holiday decoration that included a Bible verse.

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Bell County's new lawmakers discuss priorities
Posted: December 08, 2016

Following an emotional question about access to higher education for undocumented immigrants living in the United States, Bell County’s legislators-elect were touched but unmoved in their policy positions.

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Senate passes annual defense policy bill, sends it to Obama
Posted: December 08, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the annual defense policy bill, sending the $618.7 billion must-pass measure to the White House for the president’s signature.

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Bizarre ingredient combos greet student chefs
Posted: December 08, 2016

A kitchen can get crazy during the rush to feed waiting patrons, but culinary students who competed in Thursday’s cooking competition at Central Texas College were challenged with something more — bizarre ingredients.

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Memorial planned next week for Fort Hood soldier
Posted: December 08, 2016

FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade will hold a memorial for Sgt. 1st Class Allan E. Brown at the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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Man shot by Heights police in a stable condition
Posted: December 08, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — A man wounded after police shot him Wednesday in the 500 block of East Veterans Memorial Boulevard is in stable condition, Harker Heights police said in a news release.

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Man arraigned on 6 sex charges
Posted: December 08, 2016

A man facing six charges of sexual misconduct — including three for statutory rape in North Carolina — was arrested in Killeen, according to a warrant.

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'A different way of thinking'
Posted: December 08, 2016

FORT HOOD — Computer code is a versatile, international language with the power to create fashion, empower the impoverished and spark imagination.

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Trump expected to tap Exxon's Tillerson to lead State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet.

Defendant in murder trial insists drunken Will Smith had gun

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith insisted Saturday that he did so only after a drunken, irate Smith retrieved a gun from his damaged SUV following an April 9 car crash.

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.

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Recounts bring Stein publicity that eluded her on the trail

Long before presidential recounts crossed her mind, trash dumping and mercury contamination pushed Jill Stein into politics.

Trump expected to tap Exxon's Tillerson to lead State Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State on Saturday, a decision that would bring a business leader with close ties to Russia into the Cabinet.

Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game

BALTIMORE (AP) — Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House.

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The 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work

STOCKHOLM (AP) — This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans.

At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen, media reported Saturday.

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Appeals court throws out conviction of Waco man on death row

HOUSTON — Texas’ highest criminal court threw out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the 2011 ambush slayings of two men, saying Wednesday that a proper search warrant wasn’t used to obtain text messages that tied him to the killings.

While people and drugs come north, guns pour south into Mexico

The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration. In this part of the project we look at how our insatiable demand for illegal drugs and cheap labor make the border less secure. Sign up to get story alerts.

Funeral directors anxious over Texas fetal remains rules

With Texas set to implement rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains, it's not just health care providers who are anxious about the recently adopted requirements. 

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Portion of Parmer Avenue closed through Monday

Parmer Avenue, between North 20th Street and North 24th Street, will be closed today through Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Police investigating Monday crash

Killeen police officers are investigating a Monday afternoon crash in western Killeen involving a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler that trapped the pickup’s driver in his vehicle.

Lane closing scheduled for Lowes Boulevard in Killeen

Westbound Lowes Boulevard, east of Trimmier Road in Killeen, will be reduced to one lane Monday through Wednesday at the intersection.

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Temps headed back into the 70s

The weather will look a lot more like spring than Christmas for the next few days, starting with a high of 70 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Below freezing weather expected Friday

Temperatures in Killeen still will be below freezing at sunrise Friday, but the sun is expected to come out and raise temperatures into the mid-40s, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Watch for ice on Killeen roads Thursday

Thursday is expected to be cold with a 30 percent chance of rain, and some area roads could be icy, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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Greece passes austerity 2017 budget, eyes 2.7 percent growth

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Parliament passed a budget of continued austerity as mandated by the country's creditors, but which forecasts robust growth for 2017.

Deadly twin bomb attack strikes police near Istanbul stadium

ISTANBUL (AP) — Two bombs exploded outside a major soccer stadium in Istanbul after fans had gone home Saturday night, causing fatalities and wounding at least 20 police officers, Turkish authorities said. A private television channel put the wounded at nearly 70.

At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.

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