• January 24, 2017


Cove PD asking for help in armed robbery case

COPPERAS COVE — Police are asking for help identifying a man who orchestrated an armed robbery at the 7 Eleven at 2124 E. Business U.S. Highway 190 early Saturday morning.

Red Cross needs volunteers for fire safety event

A working smoke alarm can double a person’s chances of surviving a home fire. In keeping with fire prevention, the American Red Cross of Fort Hood is hosting a “Home Fire Campaign Installation Event” on Saturday.

Oncor: Blown fuses, downed limbs caused power outage

Power has been restored after outages were reported in Killeen last weekend.

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Man accused of stealing truck from dealership

A man charged with stealing a pickup truck from a Killeen dealership was arraigned Friday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown, according to an affidavit for arrest.

A look at Killeen's violent crime

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

Councilman calls for crime task force

Killeen Councilman Gregory Johnson called for the creation of a residents’ task force to help tackle crime in Killeen on Thursday in a post on his official Facebook page.

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KISD board to discuss rezoning proposal, class-size waivers

KISD’s board of trustees will meet today to discuss elementary and middle school rezoning recommendations for the 2017-2018 school year.

KISD to discuss rezoning proposals for next school year

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

Looking for lunch in 45 minutes

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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'Get up. We've got to get out': Storms kill 20 in the South

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — Bonnie and Wayne Collier were jolted awake in their mobile home by a cellphone weather alert early Sunday. They jumped up, turned on the TV, saw a tornado warning and decided to run.

Judge postpones sentencing of PG&E in case tied to blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge says he is inclined to require Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to mention its convictions in ads and have employees do thousands of hours of community service as part of its sentence in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural gas explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Changes mulled as synthetic drug sentences cause confusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — The men who sold it called it Mr. Miyagi, a mind-altering chemical compound mixed with vegetable material and resembling marijuana.

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Trump courts business, labor in delicate balancing act

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's opening work day offered a look at his tricky balancing act between American businesses and the working-class voters who propelled his march to the White House.

Trump budget pick Mulvaney faces Senate hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump's staunchly conservative choice to lead the White House budget office, faces a Senate panel on Tuesday where lawmakers will seek clues on the new administration's plans for tackling intractable budget deficits.

Trump's bridge-building eclipsed by false voter fraud claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to build bridges and push through his agenda were overshadowed once again with his continued fixation on the election and more false claims.

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Jobs versus the environment square off in pipeline vote

PEMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through New Jersey's federally protected Pinelands preserve is getting a do-over.

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.

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.

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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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After rocky start, second day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan

ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Syria pressed on with efforts Tuesday to shore up a shaky cease-fire between the Damascus government and its allies and rebel factions, as he shuttled between delegates from the two sides on the second day of peace talks in Kazakhstan.

Trump in Asia: Region poised for change as new era dawns

BEIJING (AP) — People across Asia are poised for a potentially dramatic change in relations with Washington under President Donald Trump after decades with the United States as a major military and economic presence.

Germany deports 26 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

BERLIN (AP) — Germany has deported 26 Afghan migrants as part of the government's efforts to increase the number of rejected asylum-seekers leaving the country after an influx of more than 1 million migrants in the last two years.

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