• January 22, 2017

Politics

Kidney transplants increase at Temple hospital

In the past year, 96 organ transplants affecting 86 people were performed at Scott & White Medical Center–Temple.

1-22-17 Police blotter

Area police reports indicated:

Killeen debt climbing: Where is the ceiling?

When asked by city staff what upcoming projects are favored, the Killeen City Council, during its Jan. 7 special workshop, identified a long wish list that runs the gamut from road improvements to downtown beautification.

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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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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.

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. 

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Authorities report 3 more deaths in Georgia, bringing weekend toll to at least 18 killed by Southeast storms

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities report 3 more deaths in Georgia, bringing weekend toll to at least 18 killed by Southeast storms.

The Latest: Georgia officials: 14 dead statewide from storms

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather gusting through the southeastern U.S. (all times local):

The Latest: 1 dead, 5 injured at San Antonio shopping mal

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at the shopping mall in San Antonio (all times local):

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Trump, amid combative start, pledges to rise to moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was ready to begin governing a divided nation.

Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said.

After mass turnout, can protests turn into political impact?

DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.

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Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

HONOLULU (AP) — President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency's value. What this means for states' efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question.

Strong quake hits Solomons; some damage but no tsunami

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck deep under Papua New Guinea on Sunday, causing damage and blackouts but no tsunami hours after the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for nearby islands.

Many farmers still need training after Lake Erie algae

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's agriculture leaders say thousands of farmers have completed training that will be required for putting fertilizer on fields, but many more face a September deadline to finish the program aimed at combating the toxic algae fouling Lake Erie.

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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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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.

Gasoline prices spike statewide after the holidays

The statewide average gas price is $2.16 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.

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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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Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a "common vision" for the region with President Donald Trump that could include expanded settlement construction on occupied territories and a tougher policy toward Iran.

Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.

Male, female styles mix with stars to cap Paris menswear

PARIS (AP) — Male and female styles mixed with US television and music stars at Paris Fashion Week on Sunday for the final installment of fall-winter menswear shows as the City of Light prepares to notch up a gear for Monday's couture week. Here are the highlights:

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