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Killeen is expected to receive a little under $2.6 million in sales tax revenue this month, a 15.89% increase from the $2.24 million allocation distributed in January 2021, according to the state comptroller’s office. That’s an increase of about $356,098 to the city coffers over the same mon…

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The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau, with support from the City of Copperas Cove and the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation, is conducting a Business Census to promote business and economic growth.

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With so many events happening in the Central Texas area, there’s no reason to not have something to look forward to. It’s always a good idea to confirm with the organizer ahead of time that plans haven’t changed or been postponed as new developments related to the pandemic continue.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Animal Services Division of the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center spent a better part of the day Monday retrieving deceased grackles from the parking lot of the Super Walmart on Commercial Drive.

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When a shooter opened fire on the Killeen Mall in early December, sending shoppers and mall employees running, the public was left with uncertainty as to whether the mysterious white-gloved gunman would attack again during the holiday season.

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The Bell County Commissioners Court unanimously approved tax abatement agreements Monday for businesses located in the Temple Industrial Park.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — An annual tradition continued Saturday as dozens of people gobbled up hot meals of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls — all for free, to boot — courtesy of Ma’s Place, a restaurant in Harker Heights.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Market Heights Plaza teemed with shoppers Friday hurriedly making final purchases before Christmas. Dozens of people could be seen constantly going in and out of stores in the shopping center, such as Target and Ulta.

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The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area was $2.83 on Saturday, which is 2 cents lower than last week’s average and 93 cents more than it was this time last year, according to AAA.

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly two dozen sailors on an Australian military ship going to deliver aid to Tonga have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, raising fears they could bring COVID-19 to a Pacific nation that has so far managed to avoid any outbreaks.

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NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stole nearly $300,000 in book proceeds from porn star Stormy Daniels to pay employees at his debt-ridden law firm and to fund his personal expenses, a prosecutor told jurors as the once high-flying attorney's third criminal trial in two year…

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A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — COVID-19 antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly should no longer be used because they don't work against the omicron variant that now accounts for nearly all U.S. infections, U.S. health regulators said Monday.

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Contract talks between the biggest freight railroads and unions that represent 105,000 employees are headed to mediation this week after the unions declared an impasse following more than two years of negotiations.

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ROME (AP) — A first round of voting in Italy's Parliament for the country's next president yielded an avalanche of blank ballots Monday, as lawmakers and special regional electors failed to deliver a winner amid a political stalemate.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A severe snowstorm disrupted road and air traffic Monday in the Greek capital of Athens and in neighboring Turkey's largest city of Istanbul, while snow blanketed most of Turkey and Greece, including several Aegean islands.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has issued its first clean energy loan guarantee, reviving an Obama-era program that helped launch the country’s first utility-scale wind and solar farms a decade ago but has largely gone dormant in recent years.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government launched a revamped website Monday — the first day of tax filing season — to help people who were eligible for the expanded child tax credit under last year's pandemic relief bill claim the second half of the payment they were due.

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith — the latest allegation of wrongdoing that is shaking the Conservative government and Johnso…

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PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, even if he is still not vaccinated when the clay-court Grand Slam starts in May.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric is poised to emerge from five years of criminal probation, despite worries that nation’s largest utility remains too dangerous to trust after years of devastation from wildfires ignited by its outdated equipment and neglectful management.

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Activist investor Blackwells Capital is asking Peloton to remove CEO John Foley and consider selling the company just a few days after a media report said the exercise and treadmill company was temporarily halting production of its connected fitness products amid waning consumer demand.

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BEIJING (AP) — Less than two weeks before the opening of the Winter Olympics, a few dozen COVID-19 cases in Beijing have prompted authorities to test millions of people in the capital and extend that to anyone buying cold medicine.

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MADRID (AP) — The body representing Catholic bishops in Spain has acknowledged that nearly 1,000 real estate properties across the country were registered as possessions of the Church despite having no proof of ownership or clearly belonging to others.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With inflation punishing consumers and threatening the economy, the Federal Reserve this week will likely signal its intent to begin raising interest rates in March for the first time in three years. The Fed's challenges will get only harder from there.

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GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's director-general on Monday warned that conditions remain ideal for more coronavirus variants to emerge and it's dangerous to assume omicron is the last one or that “we are in the endgame.”

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After spending one weekend in second place, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” proved it still had some fight left. Sony's superhero juggernaut swung back to first place in its sixth weekend in theaters and became the sixth highest grossing film of all time, globally.