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UPDATE: Bell County now reporting 2,137 cases of the coronavirus

Bell County reported 160 new cases of the coronavirus Monday, which pushes the total case count in the county to 2,137. The total fatalitie… Read more


House committee approves $29 million proposed funding for Fort Hood

Representative John Carter, R-Round Rock, said he secured over $29 million in federal funds for Fort Hood in the fiscal year 2021 Military … Read more


UPDATE: Coryell County now reporting 191 coronavirus cases; Lampasas at 73

Coryell County is reporting 191 total cases of the coronavirus as of Monday, an increase of 27 from the county's last report on Friday. Read more


Killeen residents to experience road closures this week

The city of Killeen announced four road or lane closures in news releases on Monday. Read more


Police reports for Killeen, Heights, Cove and Lampasas

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Bell County burn ban extended through July 22

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. Read more


New traffic light to be activated in Harker Heights

The Texas Department of Transportation will be activating a new traffic light at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 3481, Stillhouse L… Read more


Heat advisory in effect for Killeen area as triple digit temperatures continue

The National Weather Service has issued another heat advisory through 8 p.m. today as the high temperature is expected to be around 105 deg… Read more




Patriot League punts on fall football as SEC leaders meet

The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the coronavirus pandemic while hol… Read more


The Latest: Some of FC Dallas' traveling party back in Texas

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Read more

Former USC starting QB Daniels eligible for 2020 at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Southern California starter JT Daniels says he has been granted immediate eligibility at Georgia, where he can jo… Read more


Indians, other teams pressured after Redskins drop nickname

CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians. Read more

WNBA season scheduled to tip off on July 25

NEW YORK (AP) — The WNBA season is scheduled to tip off July 25 with all games that weekend dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more


Detroit billionaire Manuel 'Matty' Moroun dies at 93

DETROIT (AP) — Manuel “Matty” Moroun, a billionaire businessman who owned a critical bridge that connects Michigan to Canada, has died in h… Read more


The Latest: Florida governor acknowledges COVID-19 spreading

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis acknowledged that the disease is spreading after the state set a national record with more than 15,000 co… Read more


US budget deficit hits all-time high of $864 billion in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government incurred the biggest monthly budget deficit in history in June as spending on programs to combat t… Read more



Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate

PARIS (AP) — Amid pervasive backsliding on social distancing, Britain has made masks mandatory in shops and France is weighing whether to r… Read more


Correction: Virus Outbreak story

In a story July 12, 2020, about schools reopening, The Associated Press misidentified the first name of an American Academy of Pediatrics p… Read more


WHO boss slams 'mixed messages' from leaders on coronavirus

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's chief on Monday slammed some government leaders for eroding public trust by sending mixed mes… Read more