• January 23, 2017

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KISD to discuss rezoning proposals for next school year
Posted: January 23, 2017

Killeen Independent School District’s next workshop meeting is Tuesday at the district office at 200 N. W.S. Young Drive.

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Cove to host public meetings on parking ordinances, parks and recreation programs
Posted: January 23, 2017

COPPERAS COVE- — The city will host special council meetings Tuesday and Thursday to gain input from the community on parking ordinances and parks and recreation programs.

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Police ammo, city dog parks on Killeen council agenda
Posted: January 23, 2017

The Killeen City Council will vote Tuesday to authorize the purchase of up to $65,142 in police ammunition, and amend the city code to permit police to enforce rules governing dog parks.

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Wind gusts up to 44 mph hit Killeen area
Posted: January 23, 2017

The Killeen area was under a wind advisory Sunday along with much of the rest of the state, seeing sustained wind speeds between 20 and 25 mph and gusts as high as 44 mph.

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Killeen debt climbing: Where is the ceiling?
Posted: January 21, 2017

When asked by city staff what upcoming projects are favored, the Killeen City Council, during its Jan. 7 special workshop, identified a long wish list that runs the gamut from road improvements to downtown beautification.

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A look at Killeen's violent crime
Posted: January 21, 2017

At the Killeen Police Department’s semiannual community forum Jan. 12, interim Chief Margaret Young told the audience violent crime was on the rise.

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Looking for lunch in 45 minutes
Posted: January 21, 2017

On any given weekday in Killeen and Harker Heights — from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — a couple thousand high school students leave their campuses and walk the streets looking for lunch.

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Hundreds of volunteers flock to Killeen cemetery to retrieve wreaths
Posted: January 21, 2017

The adage there is strength in numbers proved true Saturday as about 500 volunteers flocked to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery to help retrieve thousands of holiday wreaths adorning the graves there.

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Fort Hood housing shows homes to potential renters
Posted: January 21, 2017

FORT HOOD — The post’s Family Housing opened its doors Saturday to show local residents what the homes it has to offer look like.

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High winds expected Sunday, clear weather through Friday
Posted: January 21, 2017

Rain isn’t in the forecast this week, but a cold front should bring sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph today with gusts reaching 35 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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Annual MLK March in Killeen goes on, despite weather delay
Posted: January 21, 2017

About 50 area residents gathered at Killeen City Hall on Saturday to participate in the annual Martin Luther King Jr. March in downtown Killeen.

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Cove centenarian shares secrets of longevity
Posted: January 21, 2017

COPPERAS COVE — When the city’s feistiest centenarian is asked the secrets to her long life, a mischievous smile lights up her face.

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Drivers seeing higher gas prices
Posted: January 21, 2017

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.15 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 1 cent less than last week and 48 cents more per gallon than last year.

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KISD hires teachers to help parents of special education students
Posted: January 21, 2017

Building bridges to fill communication gaps, easing concerns and building a strong community are some of the goals Killeen Independent School District parent educators are pursuing.

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Killeen-area residents enthusiastic, cautiously optimistic about Trump inauguration
Posted: January 20, 2017

Residents of the Killeen area had mixed reactions Friday after watching President Donald J. Trump take the oath of office as the nation’s 45th president.

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US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.

The Latest: Police: Good Samaritans should use best judgment

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local):

Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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2 GOP senators would let states keep Obama health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican senators said Monday that they'll propose legislation that lets states keep former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul or opt for a new program providing trimmed-down coverage.

US health officials cancel climate conference; don't say why

NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top public health agency has canceled a conference next month on climate change and health but isn't saying why publicly.

Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

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Caught napping: Baseball hitting, pitching sapped by jet lag

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers say they've documented an unseen drag on major league baseball players that can wipe out home field advantage, make pitchers give up more home runs, and take some punch out of a team's bats.

Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place.

What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change?

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?

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Tens of thousands participate in Texas women's marches

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in women's marches across the state, flooding the streets around the state Capitol in Austin, striding through downtown Dallas and congregating at Houston City Hall. They carried signs that said things like "Viva la Vulva," "No utuerus, no opinion" and "Love trumps hate." 

Federal officials plan second round of investigation on Texas special ed

Federal officials are returning to Texas in late February to continue their investigation into whether the state purposely excluded students from receiving special education services, they wrote in a letter Thursday to the Texas Education Agency. 

Judge temporarily blocks Planned Parenthood's ouster from Texas Medicaid

U.S. District Court Judge Sam Sparks on Thursday delayed Planned Parenthood's ouster from the state’s Medicaid program until Feb. 21. 

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City of Killeen to close section of 16th Street

The stretch of 16th Street between Harbour and Rancier avenues will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, according to a city of Killeen news release.

Morning car chase ends with 2 arrests

A car chase ended in a crash and two arrests Tuesday morning in Killeen, police said.

Two die in head-on crash near Salado

TEMPLE — Two people died early Tuesday after a two-vehicle, head-on collision on Farm-to-Market 2484 near Salado, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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High winds expected Sunday, clear weather through Friday

Rain isn’t in the forecast this week, but a cold front should bring sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph today with gusts reaching 35 mph or higher, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Rain expected to continue into evening, taper off by nightfall

The Killeen area has seen several days of rain recently, but according to the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth, Thursday the rain clouds should finally give way to partly sunny skies.

Rainstorms expected to return today

Residents will need to keep their umbrella’s handy as rain and thunderstorms are expected to continue over the next two days.

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Tillerson heading for confirmation as secretary of state

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state headed for approval in a key Senate committee Monday after Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced his support, backing off from a challenge to the new president.

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight.

Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.

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