• September 26, 2016


9-26-2016 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

Meals on Wheels organization in Killeen struggling after funding cut

For about 100 senior citizens throughout the area, their daily hot, nutritious meal delivered to their doorstep is a life-saver.

Cove council to discuss future of EDC at special meeting Tuesday

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will discuss the Economic Development Corporation’s move under the auspices of City Manager Andrea Gardner during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the EDC.

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Cove police detain 12 year old in connection to sexual assault

COPPERAS COVE - The Copperas Cove Police Department detained a 12-year-old boy Monday in connection to a sexual assault on a 7-year-old girl.

Killeen police need help in identifying robber

Killeen Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect, after a  break-in on Wednesday.

Man accused of shooting woman during robbery attempt arrested

CALVERT — A man wanted by Killeen police who they say shot a woman in a robbery attempt was arrested nearly 80 miles away from Killeen on Wednesday.

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Killeen ISD Career Center enrollment reaches a new high

Now in its fifth year, the Killeen ISD Career Center is bigger than ever, with added programs, more teachers and lots more career-focused students.

Parents still seeking classroom cameras for special needs students

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.

Gifted game day challenges students

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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The Latest: Houston police say shooting suspect 'DOA'

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Houston strip mall (all times local):

Debate Night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for America's future.

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Trust and temperament key themes in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue — an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years.

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AP-NORC Poll: Most in US frustrated over presidential race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Carol Jones knows what she wants to hear Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discuss during their first televised debate: education and jobs. She's far from sure which candidate will earn her vote on Election Day.

The Latest: Campaign says Trump wasn't lying about Holt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Albanian taxi driver decorates his cab with Trump pictures

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — An Albanian taxi driver who has plastered his cab with pictures of Donald Trump says the U.S. presidential candidate has helped his business prosper.

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Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research — his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood.

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.

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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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South Sudan rebel leader says president wants 'ethnic state'

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's rebel leader on Monday accused President Salva Kiir of wanting to turn the country into an "ethnic state" for his Dinka group.

Iran says some sanctions under nuclear deal still in place

VIENNA (AP) — Indirectly warning the United States, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency said Monday that his country's landmark nuclear deal with could be jeopardized by foot-dragging on sanctions relief, promised in exchange for Tehran's commitment to curb key atomic activities. But a senior U.S. official said Washington is delivering on its commitments.

Syrian foreign minister says cease-fire agreement 'not dead'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said in a TV interview broadcast Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire for Syria is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo cleaned up from what they said were the worst airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years.

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