Register to vote today in Heights

Voter registration will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.

U.S. citizens must be at least 17 years and 10 months old to register and must be 18 by election day.

Convicted felons must complete their terms of incarceration, parole, supervision, period of probation or have received a pardon.

Planetarium hosts Easter show today

The Mayborn Planetarium and Space Theater at Central Texas College presents "Easter: An Astronomical Phenomenon" at 6 p.m. today.

Warren Hart, the Planetarium's resident astronomer, will explain how and why astronomers choose the date for Easter every year. The planetarium will unveil a new exhibit, "Visions of the Universe: Four Centuries of Discovery," which will be on display in the lobby for the next few months.

The newest full-dome show "When Venus Transits the Sun" premieres after the Easter presentation.

Admission is $4 per person. Planetarium members will be admitted for free.

Police ID people found dead in field

Killeen police identified two people found dead in a field at the intersection of Watercrest and Robinett roads after their motorcycle crash was discovered Tuesday.

The male victim was identified as Korey DeShaun Raimey, 24, and the female victim as Mercedes Lewis, 18, according to a statement.

When officers arrived on the scene Tuesday, they found the bodies of the victims and a severely damaged orange-and-black Honda motorcycle a short distance away.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police seize illegal drugs at Cove shop

COPPERAS COVE - An investigation into the sale of illegal substances led to a raid at a local smoke shop.

Members of the Copperas Cove Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Bell County Organized Crime Unit seized "bath salts" and "spice" from the Planet X Smoke Shop in the 200 block of Liberty Bell on Monday, Cove police said.

No arrests have been made, pending results of lab tests on the seized products.

Texas secretary of state pushes voter education drive

AUSTIN - Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade launched a voter education drive for the 2012 election.

She said the campaign will answer questions about voting laws and dismiss misperceptions about casting ballots. Her office has a new Facebook page and will use social networks to spread the word.

The Texas primary elections moved from March 6 to May 29 because of a challenge to the state's new political maps. Now many candidates worry people don't know when to vote, or who the candidates are in their districts. Experts are concerned about low voter turnout.

Andrade said on Wednesday that voters have until April 30 to register for the primary and that early voting begins May 14. Voters can get more information at

- Herald staff, wire reports

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