• February 27, 2017

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KPD identifies man killed in Subway Sunday morning

The security officer killed in an altercation at a Subway restaurant early Sunday morning has been identified as 58-year-old William Petty, according to a press release from Killeen Police Department.

Cove residents face water use restrictions beginning today

COPPERAS COVE — Residents will have to begin cutting back on water use starting today because of construction in the city, or risk facing fines of $100 or more.

Cove council to discuss animal ordinances, MDDs at retreat

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will discuss the development of a dangerous animal ordinance for dogs that attack on an owner’s private property during a council retreat at the Economic Development Corporation building Tuesday.

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KPD identifies man killed in Subway Sunday morning

The security officer killed in an altercation at a Subway restaurant early Sunday morning has been identified as 58-year-old William Petty, according to a press release from Killeen Police Department.

Killeen police investigating shooting at Subway

Killeen police officers are investigating an early-morning shooting that left a security guard dead Sunday.

Affidavits in two low bond cases detail violent allegations

Arrest affidavits for two men whose bonds by Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown were set low after being accused of violent crimes were not available to the Temple Daily Telegram or others for about 10 days.

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10 KISD middle school teams compete in Battle of the Books

Flexing their literary muscle, team members from 10 Killeen middle schools put their knowledge to the test Thursday in the annual Battle of the Books.

CCISD: Clarity essential for improving district ratings

The Copperas Cove Independent School District said more clarity will be essential to the district improving its A-F Accountability Rating.

Killeen school board candidates weigh in on state's new grading system

Editor’s note: In advance of the May 6 election, the Daily Herald is asking candidates’ opinions about issues facing the district.

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Judges sides with transgender students over bathroom access

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues.

Judge blocks California law protecting officials' privacy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gun owners' rights advocates are free to publish the home addresses and telephone numbers of California state lawmakers who voted for firearms restrictions, a federal judge decided Monday.

Sequestered jury from outside area to decide Bill Cosby case

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A sequestered jury from an outside county will decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a suburban Philadelphia judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial because of worldwide media reports that the actor's lawyers say brand him a "serial rapist."

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House probe into Russia ties to Trump off to rocky start

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simmering dispute between leaders of the House intelligence committee spilled into the public Monday over an investigation into whether President Donald Trump has ties to Russia, even as they pledged to conduct a bipartisan probe.

Senate confirms billionaire investor as commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team.

The Latest: Interior nominee Zinke clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Senate (all times local):

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SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX said Monday it will fly two people to the moon next year, a feat not attempted since NASA's Apollo heyday close to half a century ago.

Study finds peculiar tie between warm climate, slow snowmelt

DENVER (AP) — Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water.

Study: Less pollution in New Jersey streams, but more salt

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new federal study shows less pollution in most New Jersey streams, but salt levels rising in some places.

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High levels of ammonia in home where some 430 animals found

UHLAND — Caldwell County Sheriff Daniel Law said investigators encountered dangerously high levels of ammonia from animal urine in a home where about 430 animals were seized this week.

Man pleads guilty to interfering with a commercial flight crew

LUBBOCK — A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew.

Gunman in restaurant shooting dies of injuries

PASADENA — Police in the Houston suburb of Pasadena said the man who fatally shot his estranged wife at a restaurant has died of injuries suffered when he later shot himself.

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Part of North 20th Street to close soon

Beginning Monday, North 20th Street, between Attas Avenue and Harris Avenue in Killeen, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through March.

Southbound Trimmier lane to close for 6 months

Traffic on Trimmier Road near U.S. Highway 190 is flowing smoothly for the first time in months — but the break from gnarled traffic won’t last long.

Part of Valley Road closing through March

Beginning Tuesday, Valley Road at the intersection of Garth Drive will be closed through March, Killeen officials said Thursday.

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Snow closed schools 7 years ago Feb. 26; not the case this year

Central Texas was hit seven years ago with a snowstorm that left 5 inches of the white stuff on the ground, but that is not the case year.

Killeen area gets over an inch of moisture

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, the Killeen area received more than an inch of rainfall from thunderstorms hitting the area Sunday evening.

Rainstorms expected to end by Tuesday morning

Overnight Sunday into Monday morning, Killeen-area residents received more than an inch of rainfall as thunderstorms hit the area Sunday evening.

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IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes plucked out and was set on fire before being shot to death.

Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.

Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition.

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