• January 23, 2017

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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.

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.

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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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The Latest: Doctor calls the Bushes 'the most humble people'

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the medical treatment of former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush at a Houston hospital (all times local):

Judge focuses on keeping police shooting case in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI (AP) — The judge who has taken over the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop emphasized Monday that she is focused on keeping his murder retrial in Cincinnati.

Ex-mayor pleads guilty in Wild West museum artifacts case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of receiving stolen property related to his ill-starred effort to bring a Wild West museum to his central Pennsylvania city.

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The Latest: Trump calls ethics lawsuit 'without merit'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Nebraska senator faces criticism for women's march retweet

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump places hiring freeze on some federal workers, cuts off funding for international groups that perform abortions .

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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.

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?

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.

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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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Video shows Italian who was tortured to death in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian state television aired footage on Monday of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death, the first images of him involving the case to be made public.

The Latest: First day of Syria talks concludes

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.

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