• September 30, 2016


Cause of death pending for woman found unresponsive

COPPERAS COVE — A cause of death ruling is pending for a 32-year-old woman who was found unresponsive Monday in a car parked in a residential neighborhood in Copperas Cove, according to a preliminary medical examiner’s report.

Police blotter for Sept. 30, 2016

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Army OTC inducts 37th into Hall of Fame

FORT HOOD — The U.S. Army Operational Test Command inducted the late Laurence Alston Womack as the 37th member of the unit’s Hall of Fame on Thursday for his dedicated work in fire support systems.

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Man accused in killing of Killeen officer appears in court

A man accused of killing veteran Killeen police SWAT officer Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie appeared in Judge John Gauntt’s 27th District Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for a status update hearing.

Man charged with assaulting police officer

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with assaulting a Killeen police officer after resisting arrest, according to an affidavit.

Former Ellison teacher accused of sex with student

BELTON — A former teacher at Ellison High School was indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday on a charge of improper sexual relationship with a student.

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Teacher accused of taping students' mouths shut on leave, KISD says

Killeen Independent School District officials confirmed this week they are investigating a report of students’ mouths being taped.

Killeen company picked by college for renovations

Killeen construction company NNAC was chosen to complete a renovation project at Central Texas College.

Pot found at local elementary school

Harker Heights police officers responded to a report Monday at around 1 p.m. about possible drug activity Harker Heights Elementary School, according to a media release issued by the Killeen Independent School District.

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Police search Connecticut home of woman lost at sea

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Police have searched the home of a Connecticut woman who is presumed dead after going missing at sea during a fishing trip with her son.

The Latest: 15 injured in train crash remain hospitalized

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):

14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a playground, wounding three people.

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US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Homeland Security Department official says hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months.

The Latest: Phoenix demands Trump stop using officer's photo

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

'Guac the Vote:' Houston taco trucks seek to register voters

HOUSTON (AP) — At Tacos Tierra Caliente — a food truck parked in a section of Houston where Spanish is spoken as often as English — $1.50 can buy such street taco staples as pollo (chicken), barbacoa (shredded beef) and lengua (tongue).

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World's deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of explorers say they've found the world's deepest underwater cave, located at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) down a limestone formation in the eastern Czech Republic.

Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash

BERLIN (AP) — After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.

By the numbers: 12 years chasing a comet

BERLIN (AP) — It's been 4,595 days since the Rosetta space probe was lifted into orbit on the first stage of its 12-year mission to chase down comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there.

Shooter wounds 9 in Houston before being killed

HOUSTON — An active shooter in Houston wounded nine people Monday morning before being shot and killed by police, authorities said.

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.

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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.

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Peres, remembered for tireless peace efforts, laid to rest

JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres was laid to rest Friday by dozens of world leaders who praised Israel's former president and prime minister for pursuing peace with an indefatigable spirit and optimism, even though his vision of a "new Middle East" was never fulfilled.

Deutsche Bank shares swing wildly amid stability concerns

BERLIN (AP) — Shares in Deutsche Bank swung wildly on Friday, touching a record low before roaring back to life, amid speculation about the stability of Germany's biggest bank and the European financial system.

Opposition leader: Turkey is misusing its emergency powers

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's opposition leader accused the government on Friday of using emergency powers from the aftermath of a failed coup to clamp down on dissenting voices, as authorities ordered 12 more news organizations to shut down for alleged threats to national security.

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