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Bell County is hot and dry — and conditions are expected to exacerbate in the coming days. Because of that, the Commissioners Court unanimously decided to extend a burn ban through 10 a.m. July 22.

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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.

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The boil-water notice that was in place for properties located at 2100 to 2205 Golden Eagle Drive in Killeen since Tuesday has been lifted, according to a news release from the city of Killeen Friday morning.

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A boil-water notice has been issued for properties located from 2100 to 2205 Golden Eagle Drive in Killeen, according to a news release from the city.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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UPDATE 11:40 a.m.: Area resident Sharon Spriggs, who lives in the 1500 block of Windward Drive in Killeen, said she and her family were sitting on their front porch when they heard the commotion.

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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…

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With heat index values that could reach as high as 109 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Central Texas area, which includes Bell, Coryell and Lampasas counties.

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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…

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The skies are expected to be mostly clear during the coming week, now that the dust cloud from the Sahara Desert has mostly made its way out of the Killeen area, according to the National Weather Service station in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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UPDATE 10 a.m. June 29: The Killeen Police Department said Monday it is still awaiting forensic results on the new set of remains found in the 3400 block of Florence Road.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.