WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it is dropping the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo, bowing to recent pressure from sponsors and decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
Representative John Carter, R-Round Rock, said he secured over $29 million in federal funds for Fort Hood in the fiscal year 2021 Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations bill.
The city of Killeen announced four road or lane closures in news releases on Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.
A bond was set at $175,000 for Jacob Allen Smith, 27, of Belton in his intoxication manslaughter case. Smith was allegedly involved in a crash that killed James Sexton, 42, also of Belton.
The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory through 8 p.m. today as the high temperature is expected to be around 105 degrees.
A prominent Killeen businessman is receiving backlash online after he reposted a statement on Facebook littered with racial slurs last week.
A two-year audit of Facebook’s civil rights record found “serious setbacks” that have marred the social network’s progress on matters such as hate speech, misinformation and bias.
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — A Marine sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a two-hour standoff with military police Tuesday on a sprawling Marine Corps base in the Southern California desert, military officials said.
The Killeen Police Department is still waiting on the results of a forensic autopsy of a set of remains that were found in 3400 block of Florence Road on June 27. The remains were sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for analysis after police said they did not kn…
DALLAS — Army investigators have identified the body of a soldier who vanished more than two months ago from a base in Texas, according to a lawyer for the soldier's family.
CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter an…
The national attention surrounding a Fort Hood missing soldier case may change the way sexual harassment cases in the Army are handled.
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 63 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 as health authorities scramble to mobilize public health tools to the southwestern city of Gwangju, where more than 50 people were found sickened over the past week.
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas has paused the reopening of its Workforce Centers until Aug. 3 after the Texas Workforce Commission decided to delay the reinstatement of the work search requirement for unemployment benefits in Texas, according to a news release.
A 22-year-old Killeen woman was in the Bell County Jail Thursday in connection with the disappearance of Fort Hood Spc. Vanessa Guillen, although no charge was listed after the Texas Rangers took her into custody, a Bell County Sheriff’s Department official said.
FORT HOOD — The investigation is not over into the disappearance of Spc. Vanessa Guillen, Army officials said.
More remains unearthed at site where soldier’s body found
The attorney for Pfc Vanessa Guillen said in a press conference from Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning that the family of Guillen believes that the human remains that were found Tuesday near the Leon River were Guillen.
BY JOEL VALLEYFME NEWS SERVICEBELL COUNTY — The search for missing Fort Hood Pfc. Vanessa Guillen may be over.Partial human remains found in the area prompted the Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Texas Rangers, the FBI, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department and Texas EquuSearch to ret…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight Republican lawmakers attended a White House briefing Monday about explosive allegations that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan — intelligence the White House insisted the president himself had not b…
On Saturday, Killeen police officers located a new set of skeletal remains in the 3400 block of Florence Road. The remains were sent to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for analysis.
A Killeen man pleaded guilty on Monday to stealing more than $6,000 last year from the Walmart where he worked.
The Harker Heights Police Department issued a statement Monday afternoon reminding the public that fireworks are illegal inside the city limits.
Early voting for the July 14 runoffs began Monday, and voting locations across Central Texas are following new safety procedures to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
Businesses are no longer required to enforce Bell County’s mask order. Instead, they are “strongly encouraged” to do so, the Commissioners Court decided Monday morning.
A boil water notice has been issued for properties on North 38th and Atkinson Street.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyoncé used her platform Sunday while accepting the BET humanitarian award to relay a direct appeal to viewers: Go vote.
UPDATE 11 a.m. Monday: Voting listed at the Bell County Annex in Killeen is at the former DPS building on Priest Street, across from the annex.
Fourth of July celebrations will look a little different this year, as some are going virtual or opting for more social-distance-friendly alternatives to large crowd gatherings while viewing fireworks. View the listing for information on the holiday’s events, as well as local municipal closu…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council on Friday unanimously advanced a proposal to change the city charter to allow the police department to be dismantled, following widespread criticism of law enforcement over the killing of George Floyd.
BELTON — The NCAA notified the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor that the Infraction Appeals Committee denied the university’s appeal, vacating the school’s 2016 Division III national championship.
BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Friday sought to reassure allies at NATO that Washington will consult them on any future troop movements, after President Donald Trump surprised partners at the military alliance by announcing the withdrawal of thousands of personnel from …
UPDATE: Killeen’s free Movies in Your Park feature scheduled for Friday, June 26, at dusk, has been canceled due to high winds. The feature, Playing with Fire, will be rescheduled. The event was removed from the list below.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are reckoning with difficult discussions about race and history.