• December 10, 2016

Politics

Temps headed back into the 70s

The weather will look a lot more like spring than Christmas for the next few days, starting with a high of 70 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Gas prices on the rise across the state

The statewide gas price average in Texas is $1.99 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 6 cents more than last week and 16 cents more per gallon than this time last year.

Killeen police investigating homicide on Bonnie Drive

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred late Friday on Bonnie Drive.

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Killeen police investigating homicide on Bonnie Drive

The Killeen Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred late Friday on Bonnie Drive.

Holiday burglaries appear to be on the rise in Killeen

The holiday season is here, and thieves are at work.

Police: Second Heights Dollar General store robbed

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police are investigating the Thursday night robbery of a Dollar General store on Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

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Special education students in Cove treated to holiday party

COPPERAS COVE — Tylee Whitt’s smile spread from ear to ear as she watched the white fluff bounce through the windows for the gingerbread house knowing that her early Christmas surprise awaited.

Eighth-graders prepare for the real world in mock interviews

FORT HOOD — With the semester winding down, Audie Murphy Middle School eighth-graders in Exploring Careers classes practiced their interviewing skills last week.

School district abiding by law in removing Bible verse decoration

Killeen Independent School District officials are backing a decision made by a middle school principal who ordered the removal of a holiday decoration that included a Bible verse.

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Defendant in murder trial insists drunken Will Smith had gun

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith insisted Saturday that he did so only after a drunken, irate Smith retrieved a gun from his damaged SUV following an April 9 car crash.

Dylann Roof's confession and journal detail racist beliefs

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors are using the Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof's own words to portray him as a cruel angry racist at his death penalty trial.

Freezing rain downs trees, powerlines in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Freezing rain downed trees and power lines and stranded some light-rail passengers in Portland for about three hours Saturday as the first winter storm of the season continued.

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Trump cheered by fans at annual Army-Navy game

BALTIMORE (AP) — Donald Trump was greeted with cheers on his arrival at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday, basking in one of the nation's most storied football rivalries as he prepares to enter the White House.

California county agrees to pay family of slain inmate $3.6M

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a mentally ill inmate who was beaten to death in a Northern California jail will receive $3.6 million under a settlement.

The Latest: Trump edges toward Tillerson for State

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest developments on Donald Trump's transition to the presidency (all times local):

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The 2016 Nobel Prize winners and their work

STOCKHOLM (AP) — This year's Nobel Prizes will be handed out Saturday for ground-breaking work ranging from the development of the world's smallest machines to song lyrics that have touched generations of fans.

At least 43,000 homeless after Aceh quake in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

China opens investigation into slaughter of rare sea turtle

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in southern China have opened an investigation into the slaughter and sale of a protected leatherback sea turtle by local fishermen, media reported Saturday.

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Appeals court throws out conviction of Waco man on death row

HOUSTON — Texas’ highest criminal court threw out the conviction of a Waco man sent to death row for the 2011 ambush slayings of two men, saying Wednesday that a proper search warrant wasn’t used to obtain text messages that tied him to the killings.

While people and drugs come north, guns pour south into Mexico

The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration. In this part of the project we look at how our insatiable demand for illegal drugs and cheap labor make the border less secure. Sign up to get story alerts.

Funeral directors anxious over Texas fetal remains rules

With Texas set to implement rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains, it's not just health care providers who are anxious about the recently adopted requirements. 

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Portion of Parmer Avenue closed through Monday

Parmer Avenue, between North 20th Street and North 24th Street, will be closed today through Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Police investigating Monday crash

Killeen police officers are investigating a Monday afternoon crash in western Killeen involving a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler that trapped the pickup’s driver in his vehicle.

Lane closing scheduled for Lowes Boulevard in Killeen

Westbound Lowes Boulevard, east of Trimmier Road in Killeen, will be reduced to one lane Monday through Wednesday at the intersection.

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Temps headed back into the 70s

The weather will look a lot more like spring than Christmas for the next few days, starting with a high of 70 Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Below freezing weather expected Friday

Temperatures in Killeen still will be below freezing at sunrise Friday, but the sun is expected to come out and raise temperatures into the mid-40s, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

Watch for ice on Killeen roads Thursday

Thursday is expected to be cold with a 30 percent chance of rain, and some area roads could be icy, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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At least 60 killed as crowded church collapses in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The roof of a crowded church collapsed onto worshippers in southern Nigeria on Saturday, killing at least 60 people, witnesses and an official said.

Kenya: Over 30 feared dead as gas trailer rams into vehicle

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan official says that over 30 people are feared dead after a trailer carrying chemical gas rammed into vehicle on major Kenyan road.

Colombia's Santos accepts Nobel, urges shift in drug war

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday, saying it helped his country achieve the "impossible dream" of ending a half-century-long civil war.

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