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Posted: Monday, April 9, 2012 12:00 pm

Man dies following motorcycle crash

A 26-year-old man died following a motorcycle crash that occurred Saturday on Stagecoach Road, Killeen police said.

The man's name was withheld pending notification of next of kin, police said in a news release Sunday.

A 29-year-old woman, who was a passenger on the motorcycle, was injured in the accident. She was in serious but stable condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple, police said.

Officers responded about 4:40 p.m. to a collision involving a Jeep Wrangler and a motorcycle at the intersection of Stagecoach Road and Green Oaks Road.

Police said the motorcycle carrying a man and a woman was traveling west on Stagecoach approaching the intersection.

The Jeep, occupied by three females, was traveling east on Stagecoach approaching the same intersection when the driver of the Jeep attempted to make a left turn.

The Jeep and the motorcycle collided, causing the two riders to be thrown from the motorcycle. They were airlifted to Scott & White, where the man was pronounced dead at 5:49 p.m. by Justice of the Peace David Barfield.

A passenger in the Jeep received minor injuries. The driver and the other passenger in the Jeep were uninjured.

Volunteers needed for Texas Trash-Off

Volunteers across Texas will pick up millions of pounds of litter on Saturday as they take part in the annual Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off. Keep Killeen Beautiful is organizing the local effort.

Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Killeen Community Center, located at 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., then spread out to clean up sites across the city. The event will end at 11:30 a.m. at the Killeen Community Center with lunch and prizes.

Last year, more than 600 volunteers in Killeen collected more than 8,000 pounds of litter as part of the Trash-Off. Keep Killeen Beautiful hopes this year will be even more successful. Volunteers can register by calling (254) 501-7878.

Cancer support group meets Tuesday

The Cancer Kickers support group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sue Mayborn Women's Center in Metroplex Hospital in Killeen.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the center's conference room.

For more information, call Judy Steine at (254) 702-5449.

Prostate cancer forum Thursday

The Central Texas prostate cancer forum will present a program by Carolyn Walker, "Pelvic floor therapy for urinary incontinence after prostatectomy," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 109 in the Scott & White Medical Education Building in Temple.

Walker is the physical therapist supervisor of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy at Scott & White.

The forum is open to the public. For more information, call the Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center at (254) 724-3879.

Student Success Fair at CTC Thursday

Central Texas College will host a Student Success Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Campus Center (Bldg. 156).

The event, "ABCs of Achievement – Academics, Breaking Barriers and Campus and Community Resources," is a celebration of student success and an informational exchange to help students further their academic success.

During the event, which is free and open to the public, various academic departments will offer degree plan tune-ups, resume support and supplemental instruction.

Several outside vendors will provide resources, and other colleges will be on hand with information about continuing education.

1 dead, 2 wounded in beach shooting

SURFSIDE BEACH - One person was killed and two others wounded in a shooting during a packed Gulf Coast beach party. Word of mouth about an unauthorized party spread on social media Saturday, drawing thousands to Surfside Beach, about 40 miles south of Galveston.

- Herald staff, wire reports

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