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The high temperature Monday was 106, and Killeen-area residents who work outside have been bearing the heat.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Glee” star Naya Rivera ’s 4-year-old son told investigators that his mother, whose body was found in a Southern California lake Monday, boosted him back on to the deck of their rented boat before he looked back and saw her disappearing under the water, authorities said.

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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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While Killeen school officials have not yet announced exactly how teachers and students will conduct education amid the coronvirus pandemic in the fall, new school buildings in Killeen and Harker Heights are beginning to take shape.

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Bell County has safety precautions in place when residents vote in the Tuesday runoff election, although masks are not required at polling places.

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Two Central Texas lawyers are vying for the 426th district court seat in the Tuesday Republican runoff election.

The winner of the runoff won’t face a Democratic challenger in the November general election. The judgeship handles many criminal cases in Bell County.

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Remote work, home schooling and social distancing practices accelerated the use of technology in times that already were marked by digitization.

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“Kind, generous and smart” summed up the life of Sean Lee Eggleston, 32, said Staci Masson, executive director of Feed My Sheep, at a Saturday afternoon memorial service in front of the ministry at South Third Street and West Avenue G

An off-and-on homeless resident of Temple for seven years, Eggleston died about 3:45 a.m. last Sunday in a hit-and-run accident. He was riding his bicycle near Birdcreek Drive and Southwest HK Dodgen Loop when witnesses said he was struck by a white SUV.

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 The response was good for the Friday and Saturday yard sale at American Legion Post No. 55.

“I’d call this a success,” said Roger Armstrong, post finance officer and adjutant. “When we first thought about this, and especially the first few weeks of donations, it was looking slim. The community has really stepped up to help us.”

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The Bell County Commissioners Court is slated to hold a discussion at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton about the Confederate soldier statue located on the northwest corner of the Bell County Courthouse grounds.