• January 23, 2017

Government

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.

1-23-2017 Police blotter

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United Way luncheon set for Feb. 9

The 2016 United Way of the Greater Fort Hood Area Campaign celebration luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 9 in the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

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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.

Killeen man accused of assault with a deadly weapon

A Killeen man was arraigned Thursday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police said he caused bodily injury to a woman and then pointed a gun at her.

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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.

KISD hires teachers to help parents of special education students

Building bridges to fill communication gaps, easing concerns and building a strong community are some of the goals Killeen Independent School District parent educators are pursuing.

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Sticky substance coats roads after paper mill explosion

CANTONMENT, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when a paper mill exploded in Florida's Panhandle.

NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonses

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.

The Latest: Judge hears from victims at utility sentencing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a sentencing hearing for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in a criminal case tied to a deadly blast in the San Francisco Bay Area (all times local):

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NYC to pay $75 million to end lawsuit over flimsy summonses

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging police officers issued nearly 1 million legally baseless criminal summonses over several years because they were under pressure to meet quotas.

The Latest: California lawmakers confirm attorney general

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Senate's consideration of attorney general nominee Xavier Becerra:

Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia.

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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.

What can mackerel and a volcano say about climate change?

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — What could an Indonesian volcanic eruption, a 200-year-old climate disaster and a surge in the consumption of mackerel tell us about today's era of global warming?

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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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Senate panel narrowly backs Trump's choice for top diplomat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rex Tillerson's bid to be secretary of state narrowly won approval Monday from the Republican-led Foreign Relations Committee, a move that all but assures the full Senate will confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the key Cabinet post.

White House opens door to cooperation with Russian in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday opened the door to cooperating with Russia "or anyone else" to combat the Islamic State group in Syria, suggesting it could reverse a previous refusal to coordinate military action with Moscow as long as it backs the Syrian government.

Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police urged Vienna residents Monday to be on heightened alert for suspicious objects and activities as they hunted for possible associates of a suspected Islamic radical who they say might have been planning a bomb attack.

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