• September 25, 2016

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Parents still seeking classroom cameras for special needs students
Posted: September 24, 2016

Several parents of special needs students voiced their displeasure with the Killeen Independent School District’s perceived lack of compliance with the new Texas law that requires special education classrooms to have video and audio recording once requested.

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Seton CEO discusses departure, new position
Posted: September 24, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Matt Maxfield, the CEO of Seton Medical Center Harker Heights who announced his resignation Wednesday, discussed his departure from the position he has held for 5½years in an exclusive interview with the Daily Herald on Thursday.

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Coryell County Court to review altered speed limits
Posted: September 24, 2016

GATESVILLE — The Coryell County Commissioners Court will consider amending a list of roads with lowered speed limits at 9 a.m. Monday.

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KDH Fall Job Fair on Wednesday
Posted: September 24, 2016

The Killeen Daily Herald will have its Fall Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center to give employers a chance to meet and possibly hire Central Texas residents who are hunting for a job.

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Car crashes into Killeen elementary school
Posted: September 24, 2016

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call of a car crashing into Sugar Loaf Elementary School late Friday night.

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Cove hosts first international karate tournament
Posted: September 24, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — Proud parents, fans and coaches turned out to cheer on hundreds of karate students participating in the Central Texas Open Karate-Do Championship International on Saturday at Camp Triumph.

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Gifted game day challenges students
Posted: September 24, 2016

COPPERAS COVE — A monthly meeting of young minds occurred Saturday at the Gifted Education Game Day at Williams/Ledger Elementary School as 20 kids played mentally stimulating board games that challenged their critical thinking skills.

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First back-to-school KISD 5k a big draw
Posted: September 24, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday for the first-ever Back to School KISD 5K Fun Run/Walk for employees and their families.

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Cold front on the way after Sunday showers
Posted: September 24, 2016

Say goodbye to the recent heat and humidity because a cold front is headed our way, the National Weather Service says.

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Gas prices drop a little more across the state
Posted: September 24, 2016

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.95 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 2 cents less than last week and 10 cents less per gallon than last year.

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Killeen councilman goes public over City Hall repairs dispute
Posted: September 23, 2016

Killeen City Councilman Gregory Johnson, along with at least two other council members, will not support the $1.87 million in expenditures needed to upgrade and repair City Hall.

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Standout members at 83rd annual banquet
Posted: September 23, 2016

Any worthwhile chamber of commerce looks towards the future and the betterment of its community, and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is no exception. It was in this spirit of progress that the chamber hosted its 83rd annual membership banquet: to recognize outstanding community citizens within the organization that will steer Killeen towards it’s brightest future.

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Community celebrates Richard Rawlings' Garage grand opening
Posted: September 23, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Hundreds of patrons gathered outside the Richard Rawlings’ Garage restaurant Wednesday evening awaiting the arrival of the Gas Monkey Garage owner himself.

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Sente Mortgage opens Killeen branch
Posted: September 23, 2016

Sente Mortgage, an Austin-based independent mortgage bank, opened its first office in Killeen on Friday.

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Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week
Posted: September 23, 2016

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

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Charlotte police release video of shooting but doubts remain

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Newly released police video of a black man's fatal shooting, sought by protesters for days, isn't settling questions about whether the man threatened police with a gun before he was felled by a black officer.

Residents evacuate areas of Cedar Rapids ahead of flooding

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Residents are leaving low-lying areas of Iowa's second-largest city, Cedar Rapids, that are in danger of flooding from the rising Cedar River.

The Latest: Increased police presence at Charlotte NFL game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):

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Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over his years in business, Donald Trump honed the communications skills that would benefit him at the negotiating table, turn him into a reality TV star and launch a presidential campaign.

Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator.

The Latest: Pence says Flowers will not attend debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 on the eve of Monday's presidential debate at 9:00 p.m. on MSNBC from Hofstra University (all times local):

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India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's prime minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month.

Correction: Tangled Whales-Crabbing story

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a bill to protect whales from fishing gear for Dungeness crab, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an environmental group that backed the legislation. The group is the Center for Biological Diversity, not the Center for Environmental Diversity.

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate.

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Texas to stop refugee aid as Obama plans more resettlements

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will stop helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, state officials said Wednesday, severing ties at a time when President Barack Obama has announced intentions to dramatically increase the number of resettlements in 2017.

Top Texas court is unlikely source of execution reprieves

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' highest criminal court has become an unlikely source for a lull in executions this year in the nation's most active death penalty state.

Shooter at Alpine High School dead from self-inflicted gunshot

A shooter at Alpine High School in Alpine, Texas, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday morning after injuring one, according to CNN.

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Section of Rancier Avenue in Killeen to close next week

Eastbound lanes of Rancier Avenue, between 10th Street and 18th Street in Killeen, will be closed weekdays, beginning Monday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for about two weeks.

Killeen road closure extends into next week

Road work that started on Parmer Avenue in Killeen this week will continue until next week, officials said.

Copperas Cove traffic lights to get upgrades

COPPERAS COVE — The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a project to upgrade the traffic signals at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 116 at State Highway 9 in the city.

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High temperatures, sunny skies predicted throughout the week

Keep your sunscreen handy this week, because the sun will be out and the temperatures will be high, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain chance could increase through week

If you don’t have plans that involve the outdoors today and Monday, you might make some because rain is in the forecast for later in the week, according to the National Weather Service.

Rain expected to continue until Tuesday

Killeen saw steady rainfall Sunday morning, which left many people hoping to get out on the last day of summer break out of luck.

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Israeli official: Gaza underground wall to be done in months

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military official on Sunday said a massive underground barrier being built along the Gaza border to defend against Hamas tunnels should be finished in a matter of months, dealing what he said would be a serious blow to the Islamic militant group.

Attendees at North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

WONSAN, North Korea (AP) — Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching — fireworks.

The Latest: French FM calls on Russia to reign in Assad

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

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