• January 19, 2017

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1-19-17 Police blotter

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Cove EDC to discuss new lease term for Entrepreneurial Center

COPPERAS COVE — The Economic Development Corporation will discuss new lease terms for tenants who lease space at the EDC’s Entrepreneurial Center during a meeting at noon Thursday.

Police: Cove woman had stolen gun when arrested

MORGAN’S POINT RESORT — A Copperas Cove woman with outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday by the Morgan’s Point Police Department.

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Police: Cove woman had stolen gun when arrested

MORGAN’S POINT RESORT — A Copperas Cove woman with outstanding warrants was arrested Saturday by the Morgan’s Point Police Department.

Killeen teen indicted on several charges

A 17-year-old who police say went on a crime spree that lasted a few days was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.

Man sought by Cove police in two cases

COPPERAS COVE — Police are seeking information on a potential suspect in a debit card abuse case and a burglary of a vehicle case.

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Filing period for KISD board now open

The filing period for the May 6 election of Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees opened Wednesday.

CTC's Shoemaker Center, dorms, labs will remain gun-free

Central Texas College’s public forum Wednesday addressed the state’s new law allowing concealed handguns to be carried on public colleges and universities in Texas by individuals licensed to do so.

CTC to host campus carry student forum

Central Texas College will host a student forum regarding Senate Bill 11, which allows for concealed handguns to be carried on campus by those licensed to do so, at 10 a.m. today in the Anderson Campus Center.

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Trump's Treasury pick facing criticism over foreclosures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's pick to lead the Treasury Department, Stephen Mnuchin, built his reputation and his fortune as a savvy Wall Street investor. But one of those investments has put him in the crosshairs of Democrats as he heads into his confirmation hearing Thursday: sub-prime mortgage lender IndyMac bank.

Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago.

Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

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GOP governors who turned down Medicaid money have hands out

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican governors who turned down billions in federal dollars from an expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law now have their hands out in hopes the GOP Congress comes up with a new formula to provide insurance for low-income Americans.

In Texas, Perry was 'all of the above' on energy production

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Perry was for "all of the above" on energy production before President Barack Obama embraced the strategy.

Day before inauguration, State Department lacks interim boss

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a little more than a day before Donald Trump becomes president and he still has no one ready to run American diplomacy until his nominee is confirmed. And with Russian-sponsored Syrian peace talks scheduled on Trump's first full business day in office, the State Department doesn't know who, if anyone, to send.

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Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working.

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of NASA-funded researchers are poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a Hawaii volcano to study human behavior for long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars.

In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements.

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State Rep. Dawnna Dukes indicted by grand jury

A grand jury has indicted state Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Austin, on abuse-of-office charges, the Travis County District Attorney's office said Wednesday. She could face up to 28 years in jail and fines of up to $138,000. 

Bell County's new legislators get to work

AUSTIN — With the bang of a gavel, the 85th Legislature began Tuesday.

Local state reps to wait on bathroom bill

AUSTIN — Bell County’s newest members of the Texas House of Representatives are taking a wait-and-see approach to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s controversial bill that would prohibit transgender people from being allowed to use bathrooms aligned with their gender identity.

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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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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.

NWS: Scattered showers likely today in Killeen area

The Killeen area is looking at a growing likelihood of scattered showers and thunderstorms today, before eventually dropping down to a 20 percent chance of storms in the early evening.

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Burundi: Youth wing of the ruling party accused of killings

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Human Rights Watch says members of the youth league of Burundi's ruling party have tortured and brutally killed scores of people across the country in recent months.

30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel

MILAN (AP) — An avalanche buried a four-star spa hotel in a mountainous earthquake-hit region of central Italy, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities said Thursday.

Global oil production dropping as OPEC cuts kick in

PARIS (AP) — The International Energy Agency says global oil output is dropping for the first time in months, as Saudi Arabia and other oil-producing countries follow through on pledged cuts aimed at lifting oil prices.

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