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COPPERAS COVE — An explosion caused a house fire in east-central Copperas Cove Tuesday morning, according to Copperas Cove Fire Department spokesman and deputy chief Gary Young.

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The boil water notice that was released on Thursday has been lifted by the city of Killeen, according to a release from Hilary Shine, the spokeswoman for the city.

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Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra told the Herald Tuesday morning that tonight’s Killeen City Council workshop meeting is canceled. Future council meetings are scheduled as planned, said Hilary Shine, Killeen’s communication director.

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Schools across the Killeen-Fort Hood area sat vacant Monday as school districts canceled classes this week due to coronavirus concerns. However, some local schools are expected to reawaken Tuesday as districts prepare to dish out free meals to children, and in some cases, “instructional acti…

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UPDATE 6:45 p.m.: Copperas Cove Independent School District confirmed through its Twitter page they will have spring break extended to March 20.

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As spring approaches, there are plenty of events to get back outside and enjoy the season. Visit the Harker Heights Spring Outdoor Expo for tips on gardening and more, bring the furry family member to the Paws in the Park event, or volunteer for the Waterway Cleanup or I Love My Parks Day be…

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Republican Roger Williams and Democrat Julie Oliver may face off in November for the Texas District 25 seat. The two were leading their parties in the March primaries, according to unofficial election results by the Texas Tribune.

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Update, 11:40: While this election marks the first time Bell County voters can vote at any polling location in the county, one southeast Killeen voter was surprised and disappointed his normal voting location is no longer a viable location to vote.

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Update 10:30 a.m.: Fort Hood officials said it is unlikely that any Fort Hood soldiers operating in South Korea have been exposed to the coronavirus as a result of the first reported case of a U.S. soldier in South Korea contracting coronavirus, but they are still taking the spread of the vi…