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WACO

Former DA's son arrested on theft charges

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The son of a former McLennan County District Attorney remained at the McLennan County Jail on Friday night.  More>>

WOODWAY

Officers arrest suspects with active warrants after seeing car parked illegally

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A car parked in a handicapped spot with out a placard or handicap plates leads to two arrests and multiple charges.On Friday morning, a Woodway Public Safety Department officer said he noticed a car illegally parked.  More>>

Waco man's pictures used in Dutch "catfish" and abduction Video included

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A young Waco man is working to clear his name after a Dutch man stole his identity lure a 13 year-old girl who was missing for days after being “catfished” online. She went to meet someone she had been chatting with online who turned out to be a 41 year old man, Dutch media is only as identifying Danny D. Danny created a fake Facebook profile using stolen pictures of Brady Good, a Waco 19 year old with more than 184,000 Instagram followers.  More>>

MOUNT CALM

UPDATE: Mt. Calm murder victim identified

Updated: Jul 30, 2015 05:30 PM

The name of the victim of an execution-style murder that happened in Mount Calm on Wednesday morning has been identified. Hill County Sheriff Wes Collins said 30-year-old Jose Riqueno died after being shot in the head, chest and arm in his own bedroom. More>>

TEMPLE

UPDATE: Death of 11-month-old girl ruled as homicide Video included

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Bell County Justice of the Peace GW Ivey said the death of a one-year-old in Temple was a homicide. According to the Bell County Sheriff's Department, the autopsy results show the cause of the death of the 11-month-old girl was homicidal violence that included blunt force injuries and sexual assault. The manner of the death was homicide, according to authorities. More>>

WACO

Three women face charges for shoplifting

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Three women face engaging in criminal activity charges after police said they stole from the Burlington Coat Factory on West Waco Dr. and led them on a chase on Thursday. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Bell county man faces child pornography charges

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A Bell county man faces child pornography charges following an Attorney General’s Office investigation.The Child Exploitation Unit arrested 38-year-old Eric Jonathan Pfieffer for one count of Possession of Visual Depictions of Sexual Activities by Minors and one count of Production of Child Pornography. More>>

WACO

Two dancers arrested for allegedly touching men's club patrons

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Two women are facing charges after investigations showed that they violated a city ordinance while at work. More>>

WACO

Food truck program aims to help unemployed young adults find jobs

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An addition to a job training program aims to help decrease the unemployment rate of young adults, ages 16 to 24. More>>

App aims to reduce disabled parking spot violators, raise awareness Video included

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Anyone who's ever thought about illegally parking in a spot reserved for disabled people may want to think again.  At $500, Texas has the highest fine in the country for this type of offense.  State law lets citizens cite violators too.  The Waco Police Department has trained volunteers who find and ticket people parked illegally.  But now there's an app just recently gaining attention in Central Texas that encourages anyone to do it. More>>

WEST

West Police Chief resigns

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The Police Chief for the City of West submitted his resignation on Thursday. More>>

Police searching for suspects after carjacking in Harker Heights

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Deputies began investigating a carjacking after a man had his vehicle stolen in Harker Heights on July 30th just before 6 a.m.The victim tells Bell County Sheriff's deputies that they were flagged down by someone they thought they knew in the area of FM 3219 and FM 439 near Whiskey Creek. When the victim stopped, he says he flt what he thought was a gun to his head as he was ordered out of the vehicle. That man then saw three suspects enter his vehicle and drive off towards Belton ... More>>

BELTON

Influx of zebra mussels at Lake Belton

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is cleaning up the large population of zebra mussels that has collected at Lake Belton. More>>

KILLEEN

UPDATE: Good Samaritan speaks out after hit-and-run victim dies Video included

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A former Killeen nurse spoke exclusively to News Channel 25, just days after the hit-and-run victim she tried to save died from her injuries.The woman she helped had been hospitalized for over two months after the early morning accident on May 25, 2015. More>>

KILLEEN

Two officers and 1 driver hospitalized after crash, police investigating

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Killeen police are investigating after a crash on Stan Schuleter Loop early Thursday afternoon. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

UPDATE: Mart man sentenced to 60 years in prison in home invasion, robbery and beating

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UPDATE: A McLennan County Jury sentenced 37-year-old Deshaun Medlock to 60 years in prison in the beating and robbery of a 67-year-old woman in her own home in Mart. More>>

Waco Tea Party head testifies to Senate subcommittee on IRS targeting

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Waco Tea Party President Toby Marie Walker will testify before a Senate panel in Washington, D.C. Wednesday as lawmakers check the progress of IRS reform.U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts, will preside over a hearing entitled “Revisiting IRS Targeting: Progress of Agency Reforms and Congressional Options.” They hope to measure the progress the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made sinc... More>>

2 Arrested after armed robbery in Killeen

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44 year old Stanley Lamorris Nicholes and 25 year old Andre Lazar Crowley Jr were arrested on Wednesday afternoon for aggravated robbery.Police stopped a vehicle matching the description of one used in a getaway during an armed robbery at the Point Liquor 6 at 1312 E. Rancier Ave on July 27th. Nicholes, Crowley and one other man were inside the vehicle. The third man was released without charges.Killeen P.D. says a man went into the liquor store wielding a gun and demanding money. He f... More>>

HARKER HEIGHTS

Robbery victim shot after refusing to hand over money

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A 26-year-old man said a man demanded money, and when the victim refused, he was shot. More>>

Waco

Waco research facility takes aim at PTSD in first responders, veterans Video included

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Doctors at the Warrior Research Institute (WRI) said they've seen a clear link between traumatic situations experienced by first responders and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), similar to the way veterans develop the disorder. More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

Manhunt still ongoing for possibly-armed robbers

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Police are now on the hunt for that man, and his get-away driver, who are said to be in a blue Ford Focus with wide tires. More>>

Coryell County

Man faces attempted murder charges in Coryell County

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A 38-year-old man faces multiple charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly assaulted a 50-year-old woman on Friday.  More>>

BELL COUNTY

UPDATE: Road reopened after jet fuel leak outside Temple

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Bell County authorities said there is increased fire or explosion risk near the intersection of FM 93 and old Hwy 95 outside of Temple until 6 p.m. on Tuesday.  More>>

WACO

Police searching for robbery suspects

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Waco Police are asking for the public's help in catching a pair of robbery suspects. More>>

WEST

UPDATE: City of West lifts temporary water restrictions

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The residents of West will not be able to water their yards for approximately two weeks. This after the city of Waco shut off the water service to West due to a major malfunction in one of their pumps.Until their pump is repaired, the only source of water the city will have will be one functioning pump owned by the city. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Man faces aggravated assault charges

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A McLennan county man accused of threatening his girlfriend if she left him, now faces charges.Clint Wayne Griffin faces aggravated assault and continuous violence against family charges. More>>

Wet spring may lead to active fire season Video included

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Despite all the rain Texas collected earlier this year, Texas Forest Service officials say an active fire season could be coming. The wet weather in the beginning of the year actually increases the risk for grass and wildfires. More rain in the spring means higher grass and more brush, which is what fuels the fires. Texas Forest Service Wildfire Prevention Coordinator Mary Kay Hicks says this year is shaping up to look like 2011, which was the most devastating wildfire season... More>>

KILLEEN

Local Pastor attends Sandra Bland march and brings back a message of hope

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Sandra Bland's family laid her to rest in Chicago over the weekend. But across the nation, others gathered for peaceful demonstrations, upset over the controversial circumstances surrounding her death. Pastor William M. Campbell Jr., of Killeen’s Anderson Chapel AME Church, attended one such protest and said it was something he’d never forget. More>>

WACO

Man arrested for stealing car during "bump and run," 2 others being sought

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Nicolas Xavier Hernandez is facing a robbery charge after police accused him of being one of the men who carjacked another man. More>>

Car fire sparks small Falls County grass fire

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A driver is safe after his moving truck caught and sparked a grass fire along Highway 6 in Falls County.. The truck and everything inside was destroyed along highway six near Falls County Road 121. DPS says a man was driving a budget moving truck when it began to have problems and the engine caught fire. The driver was able to pull off to the side of the road and get out before it was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and no one was injured in th... More>>

MARLIN

Marlin ISD campuses to change names, as part of TEA requirement

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Two Marlin ISD campuses will have another chance to improve school performance with a reconfiguration or a fresh start that will begin this upcoming school district.For seven consecutive years, Marlin ISD Elementary School has received ratings below state accountability standards. Marlin ISD Middle School has received academically unacceptable standards requiring improvement for the past three years.The Texas Education Agency required several changes from Marlin ISD Elementary and Midd... More>>

Waco P-D's Swanton will run for Sheriff

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One of the most visible faces in law enforcement in Central Texas will run for sheriff in McLennan County in 2016.  Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton confirmed Monday night he will try to unseat Parnell McNamara, who took over as sheriff when Larry Lynch retired in 2012.  Swanton filed initial papers with the county July 17 designating a campaign treasurer.  He said he will officially announce his intentions sometime in the next couple of weeks.He released a state... More>>

Harker Heights man facing sexual assault charges

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24 year old Joshua White is facing sexual assault charges.Police say they found him with a 15 year old girl in his vehicle in the 3300 block of Eagle Ridge about 9 p.m. on July 23. Officers say they caught him having intimate relations with the teenager when they approached the vehicle. White was arrested and taken to the Bell County Jail. More>>

Head-on motorcycle crash kills driver

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A Waco man is dead after hitting a Ford Excursion head-on on Highway 22 in Hill County Saturday morning. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Local man sentenced to life in prison for sexual assault of a child

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A local man has been sentenced to life without parole after sexually assaulting a young family member. More>>

UPDATE: Man hospitalized after chase was not robbery suspect

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A man was rushed to the hospital in serious condition after crashing into a light pole in Killeen on Sunday afternoon. More>>

WACO

UPDATE: Waco convenience store robbery suspect arrested

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A man was arrested in connection with a Waco Alon convenience store robbery. More>>

KILLEEN

Soldier dies two months after double hit and run

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Police are still searching for the driver who fled the scene of an auto-pedestrian wreck that led to a Soldier's death. More>>

Vandals wreak havoc in local elementary school Video included

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Local school leaders have a lot of cleaning up to do after three people broke in and caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. More>>

MCGREGOR

Man smoking pot while driving, during traffic stop

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A 33-year-old McGregor man was put behind bars after he was caught smoking a marijuana cigarette during a traffic stop. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Three killed, two injured in two vehicle collision near Axtell

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Three people were pronounced dead on the scene of a tragic car crash on Saturday, July 25 in eastern McLennan County. More>>

TEXAS

Media groups ask gag order to be lifted in one Waco biker shooting case

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Attorneys for 16 media groups that filed an Amicus brief on Friday argue a gag order on one of the Waco Twin Peaks shooting cases is unconstitutional, broad and should be lifted.Groups that filed the “friend of the court” brief supporting a motion filed by an attorney for one of the bikers, include the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and the Associated Press.  More>>

SALADO

Elderly man drowns while trying to retrieve golf ball

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The Bell County Sheriff's Office says they and the Salado Police Department responded to a body found in a pond about 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Mill Creek Golf Course at Salado. More>>

LAMPASAS COUNTY

Skunk tests positive for rabies in Lampasas County

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The Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office is urging residents to update their pets’ vaccinations after another rabid skunk was found in the area. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Central Texas man sentenced for multiple sex crimes

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A Central Texas man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for multiple sex crimes on Friday. Dyllon Wood was arrested last year for online solicitation of a minor. Wood thought he was talking with a 13-year-old girl and arranged a meeting to have sex. More>>

KILLEEN

Killeen community leaders work to keep moviegoers safe after Louisiana theater shooting

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Killeen residents were treated to a free showing of the Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part one, as a part of its 2015 Hot Summer Nights movie series.It’s the sixth showing the city has put this year, but this one comes just a day after a deadly theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana. More>>

Man dies after being crushed by tractor

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A farming accident leaves one man dead on his own property after his tractor flips over and crushes him. Vasile Goran, 68, was killed Friday morning in a tractor accident on Pleasant Hill Road, off Highway 31, near Axtell. Goran and his son were driving two tractors, pulling a portable building when one of the tractors hit something causing it to flip backward onto the man. Goran was pinned beneath the tractor for a short time before being freed but his injuries were too seve... More>>

Six people displaced after early morning fire

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Six displaced in early morning mobile home fire More>>

Walmart evacuated after bomb threat Video included

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Things are back to normal at the Bellmead Walmart after a bomb threat forced an evacuation. More>>

WACO

Soldiers at Texas Army National Guard in Waco now armed

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 Soldiers at the Texas Army National Guard in Waco are now carrying weapons near the facility. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an order to arm National Guard personnel statewide in reaction to the recent shootings at two military facilities in Chattanooga. More>>

WACO

Group participating in biker rally asks officials to retract statements about Twin Peaks bikers

A biker group said it will sue Waco Police and a local justice of the peace, if they don’t retract comments they made about the bikers after the Twin Peaks shootings. More>>

WACO

Chamber of Commerce starts effort to keep more veterans from Fort Hood in Central Texas

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The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce is starting an effort to keep more veterans in Central Texas.This comes as a reduction in force on Fort Hood will lead to a larger number of soldiers getting out of the military in the near future.  More>>

WACO

McLennan Community College trustee resigns

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The District 1 trustee with McLennan Community College's Board of Trustees is stepping down. More>>

BOSQUE COUNTY

Officer injured after patrol car hit by truck

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A Meridian officer was taken to the hospital after a driver crashed into her patrol car. More>>

BELTON

Water quality advisory for Nolan Creek

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The City of Belton issued a water quality advisory notice for Nolan Creek Thursday. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Lone Star Regional Water Authority to receive millions for water supply project

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The Texas Water Development Board approved a resolution to finance Lone Star Regional Water Authority's water supply project.  More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

Head on collision on highway curve kills one man

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Two vehicles collided in the south bound lane after one driver took his eyes off the road and crossed over. More>>

Justice of the Peace recused in biker case Video included

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A McLennan County Justice of the Peace will no longer preside over proceedings for a Hewitt biker arrested during the Twin Peaks shooting.  The decision was made Thursday in Waco.  More>>

TEMPLE

Temple Police need help identifying robbery suspect

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Temple Police hope you can help them find the man they say held up a Cefco Convenience Store Thursday morning. More>>

BELL COUNTY

UPDATE: Victim of apparent home invasion arrested Video included

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The man who told authorities he and his son had been victims of a home invasion near Moody on Monday morning was arrested. More>>

Sinkhole repairs could cause water pressure problems in Waco area Thursday

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Repairs on a large sinkhole in downtown Waco could cause water pressure fluctuations in local areas Thursday.The City of Waco has to move a main water line at that sinkhole at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Herring Ave.  That 20-inch line carries water to north Waco, China spring, Lacy Lakeview and the City of West.  The work should be completed Thursday, but as a precautionary measure, the city is advising customers in the affected areas they may experi... More>>

MOODY

Boil water notice issued for Moody residents

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Moody residents are encouraged to boil their water before use. More>>

WACO

Waco man sentenced in child sexual assault case

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A Waco man was sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child. More>>

WACO

Drive-by shooting suspect arrested

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A man suspected of shooting at several Waco businesses was booked into jail. More>>

WACO

Man arrested after marijuana discovered during traffic stop

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Waco Police arrested a man on delivery of marijuana charges after finding the drug during a traffic stop. More>>

WACO

Waco woman arrested after beating her husband with a board

Updated: Jul 22, 2015 07:05 PM

Officers and an ambulance were called out to the scene of the fight in the 800 block of East Calhoun Avenue. More>>

UPDATE: Autopsy does not definitively prove snake bite killed Temple teen

Updated: Jul 15, 2015 10:15 PM

Preliminary autopsy reports say the cause of the teen's death is still unknown, pending more tests. More>>

WACO

City council approves citywide smoking ban

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On Tuesday, the Waco city council approved a citywide smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all enclosed spaces, including bars and restaurants. More>>

Police search for jewelry thief

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Killeen Police need your help identifying a man suspected of stealing from a jewelry store.They say the man went into Zales and asked to see a 4 carat diamond ring.When the clerk showed him the ring, the suspect said he wanted to see it side by side with another piece.The man grabbed both of the rings, worth nearly $13,000, and then ran out of the store.If you recognize him, call Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS. More>>

WACO

Tuesday morning fire leaves Waco home partially destroyed

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The back part of a Waco home is destroyed after a fire Tuesday morning. More>>

FORT HOOD

Fort Hood Soldier dies from car accident injuries

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Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of injuries he sustained in a car accident near Harker Heights. More>>

Man hospitalized following shooting in Temple

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Police are looking for the suspect who shot a man several times early Tuesday morning. More>>

Police searching for home burglary suspect

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Police need your help identifying a man suspected of breaking into a Temple home. More>>

WACO

City council votes in favor of citywide smoking ban

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On Tuesday, the Waco city council voted in favor of banning smoking in most enclosed public spaces, including bars and restaurants.  More>>

Hewitt man in jail after firing gun during domestic dispute

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A 67-year-old man is in jail after firing a gun during an argument with his wife Sunday night. More>>

Pistol whipping lands repeat offender back in jail

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A repeat offender is back behind bars after allegedly pistol-whipping a Central Texas man. More>>

FREESTONE COUNTY

Three killed in multi-vehicle crash

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Two adults and a 14-year-old boy were killed in a crash on I-45 near Corsicana. More>>

Waco Police seek help identifying burglars

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Waco Police are asking for the public's help in identifying burglary suspects caught on a gas station's surveillance. More>>

WACO

Traffic slowed on I-35 after fires broke out

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Traffic was backed up in Waco after fires ignited along I-35. More>>

Phones and internet down at Waco VA Medical Center

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Internet and phone lines are down at the Waco VA Medical Center, Monday after a fiber optic line was cut. The cut line caused problems with phone lines. The medical center can’t receive any calls or call out. The facility is also having issues with their e-mail and accessing electronic records.AT&T crews are working on the problem, but it may not be fixed until sometime, Tuesday.  Vets needing emergency help are directed to call 9-1-1.Phone lines are also down at DP... More>>

Temple

Program gives homeless vets a second chance Video included

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A housing program from the Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to partner with landlords to end veteran homelessness. More>>

KILLEEN

Apartment fire displaces two women and baby in Killeen

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Two women and a baby were fortunate to escape an apartment fire that damaged at least two units just before 10:00 a.m. on Monday. More>>

TEMPLE

Man taken to the hospital after razor blade attack

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The victim told officers that a man had demanded his money and threatened him with a razor blade in the 800 block of E. Adams Avenue. More>>

NAVARRO COUNTY

Deputies find dead roosters at cock fight, arrest 16

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Navarro County Sheriff Deputies found a fighting pen, fighting paraphernalia, dead roosters, and live roosters. More>>

President declares Waco Mammoth Site a national monument Video included

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President Obama signed a proclamation declaring the Waco Mammoth Site one of three new national monuments, Friday.After years of trying the Waco Mammoth national Monument is now one of only two national monuments in the state. Local officials believe this designation will have a big impact on Waco’s tourism and the local economy. More>>

Bikers rally against negative comments made by Waco PD Video included

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More than two months after the deadly twin peaks shooting hundreds of bikers rode to Waco for an "All for 1 Rally," to show support for the bikers arrested and to combat negative stereotypes they feel were furthered by Waco police. Bikers like David Boyd, rode hundreds of miles and took to the streets of downtown Waco."The Waco Police Department said everybody there had criminal intent and were there to have a fight and that was not true," says Boyd. The r... More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

McLennan County jailer accused of shoplifting resigns

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An employee at the McLennan County jail was arrested on shoplifting charges. More>>

Man in stolen truck leads police on wild chase

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A man in a stolen pick-up truck lead police on a destructive chase through Milam County on Thursday, July 16th.20 year old James Michael Sims Jr. is accused of fleeing from officers in a stolen pickup truck and getting into multiple accidents.Cameron Police received a 911 call at 6:40 p.m. that a man in a green Dodge 4x4 with heavy front end damage was driving recklessly.Officers found that vehicle speeding on South Highway 36. They attempted to stop the Sims, who continued to speed aw... More>>

A man arrested in Bell County for swindling millions of dollars.

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A man is in Bell County Jail for swindling Virginia banks out of millions of dollars. More>>

UPDATE: Authorities searching for second robbery suspect, first suspect facing more charges Video included

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The search is on for one of two men who broke into an area pharmacy. More>>

Six suspects plead guilty in Waco gang rape case

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An underage girl will be spared reliving her attack in court after her six assailants confessed to gang raping her in April 2014. More>>

Local veterans concerned about allowing military recruiters to carry weapons

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Just one day after four unarmed Marines were killed and three others were injured in a shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, questions are arising about whether service members should be allowed to carry while at work. Several lawmakers have spoken up since Thursday about wanting to pass a law allowing service members in recruiting stations and on military installations to carry weapons. Steven Blackmon, commander for the VFW Post #1820 in Temple, served in the Marine Corp... More>>

Bicycle rider robbed at gunpoint Video included

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Police are looking for the two men who robbed another man riding his bike at gunpoint. More>>

COPPERAS COVE

Father arrested for allegedly getting "rough" with his infant daughter

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A father is arrested for injuries to his infant that doctors say will have long term effects. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Woman killed in one vehicle accident

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A 55-year-old woman died after her vehicle rolled several times and hit a fence. More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

Traffic moving again after fiery accident caused major backup

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A major traffic backup on I-35 before noon on Friday was because of a fiery, two vehicle accident, that expanded to involve at least two other vehicles. More>>

4 U.S. Marines killed, 3 others injured in Chattanooga terror attack

Updated: Jul 16, 2015 12:55 PM

The FBI says the gunman opened fire Thursday at a recruiting center and another U.S. military site a few miles apart, killing at least four Marines. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Additional felony court could help cut trial wait, reduce jail population

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A McLennan County District Attorney’s proposal could help send accused felons to trials quicker and alleviate jail overcrowding concerns. It could also help when dozens of Twin Peaks cases go through legal proceedings. More>>

Charges enhanced to murder after Harker Heights shooting

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Ten weeks after the crime, an Austin man had his aggravated assault charges enhanced to murder from a Harker Heights shooting.  Eufemio Morales has been in the Bell County jail since he turned himself in hours after an argument over a woman turned violent April 26, 2015.According to court documents, the 18-year-old Morales showed up at an apartment in the 400 block of Brittney Way in Harker Heights early that morning. The suspect's ex-girlfriend told police Morales threatened ... More>>

Man Arrested For Pistol Whip Assault

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A man wanted in a May pistol whipping of another man is now in custody.  Waco Police say Demondray Patterson was visiting a home in the 3400 block of Live Oak when he was asked to leave.  They say Patterson went out to his car, but returned with a gun and threatened a man in the home with it.  Then the man was hit in the head with the weapon and Patterson left.   The police investigation showed there were several outstanding charges for Patterson including evad... More>>

Man accused of assault arrested

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Police have arrested a Copperas Cove man accused of beating a woman and left children home alone.Miquel Scott is accused of pushing his girlfriend out of her apartment, then to the ground and kicking her in the stomach.A friend of the victim pulled her to safety.Scott reportedly went back into the home where a three year old, one year old and seven month old were. According to police, he eventually left the apartment, leaving the children unattended.Scott is charged with assault and th... More>>

One arrested, two wanted in counterfeit check scheme

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One woman has been arrested and two others have warrants out for their arrest in a counterfeit check scheme. More>>

State leaders continue to weigh in on Ft. Hood reduction in force

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Lawmakers at the state and national level have criticized the Pentagon's decision to reduce the Army's force by 40-thousand troops since the Pentagon's decision last Thursday. The decision to make the cuts was no surprise, but many are wondering if the comments from state leaders will matter enough to make a difference.Several state leaders, including U.S. Representatives John Carter and Roger Williams, have spoken on the House floor within the last week. Both addresse... More>>

WACO

UPDATE: Waco Murder Victim Identified

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Waco Police officers are investigating the apparent murder of an older man found deceased at his North Waco home on Wednesday.Officers responded to a house in the 3600 block of Ethel Ave. before 5:30 p.m. More>>

Arrest made in convenience store armed robbery

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At least one person is in police custody following an early morning armed robbery. More>>

WACO

Shelter has fewer spaces to hold animals, encourages adoption

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The Waco Animal Shelter will have fewer spaces for stray animals during minor construction.Eleven kennels for overflow were used to keep stray animals for the 72-hour holding period. More>>

WACO

Waco financial advisor sentenced for multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme

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A prominent financial advisor in Waco was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison after ripping off his clients. More>>

WACO

Burglary suspects arrested in Waco

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A Waco man and woman are facing charges after being arrested for burglary. More>>

NAVARRO COUNTY

UPDATE: Authorities rearrest Navarro County man accused of threatening judges, media

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Law enforcement says a Navarro County man was arrested after threatening two judges. More>>

CAMERON

Cameron missing man found and arrested for child sexual assault Video included

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A Cameron man was arrested Tuesday after a warrant was issued for sexual assault of a 13-year-old female. Augustine Vargas, 23, was in the Milam County Jail Wednesday awaiting arraignment.Cameron PD said Vargas was interviewed in connection with a child sexual assault case on Friday, but he was not arrested. On Sunday, Cameron PD received a frantic phone call from Vargas sister, stating that Vargas had made a plan to kill himself because he didnt want to go to jail. Cameron Police rele... More>>

WACO

Waco juvenile arrested for aggravated sexual assault

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A juvenile has been detained in Waco after police say his alleged victim told her parents that she was assaulted. More>>

WACO

Waco Fire Department asking citizens to help end arson Video included

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After a rash of vacant house fires in the spring and a pair of June arrests, the Waco Fire department asked residents for help finding leads, according to a release. More>>

WACO

UPDATE: Elderly woman who drowned in pool identified Video included

Updated: Jul 14, 2015 03:59 PM

A 79-year-old woman was taken to the hospital in unknown condition this morning after she was found floating in a pool. More>>

TEMPLE

Temple woman killed in two vehicle crash identified

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A 19 year old woman from Temple is dead following a car accident Tuesday night. More>>

WACO

School truancy will no longer be considered a crime in Texas

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School truancy will no longer carry criminal charges in Texas starting Sept. 1.Under the current truancy law, a student can be charged with a Class C misdemeanor. This fall, truant conduct will be prosecuted as a civil case. Currently, Texas students who have three or more days of parts of the days with unexcused absences during a four-week-period can be sent to truancy court. Under the new law, a students parent will be notified when the student has had that number of unexcused absenc... More>>

Waco PD to host first citizens Spanish-speaking volunteer police academy

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For the first time ever, the Waco Police Department is offering a citizens police academy in Spanish. The academy is a hands-on educational program for community members.  More>>

Cities, schools and county want changes at MCAD Video included

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The list of taxing entities that want some changes and accountability at the McLennan County Appraisal District (MCAD) is growing as that group presents its 2016 operating budget.Twenty school districts and 18 cities are among those who pay the appraisal district to set the property values that generate tax revenue each year.McLennan Community College Trustees sent a letter to MCAD Chief Appraiser Andrew Hahn July 2 along with a resolution passed unanimously by the board. It said the b... More>>

HILL COUNTY

Bellmead man sentenced to life in prison for assault during home invasion

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A Bellmead man was given a life sentence for his role in a brutal home invasion. More>>

Water restored to most residents, businesses after main break in Hewitt

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Most folks in Hewitt have running water again after a major line break. It happened on Hewitt Drive, near Lynns Pharmacy, around 7 Tuesday morning. At one point, hundreds of homes and businesses either had low water pressure or no running water at all.  More>>

LACY LAKEVIEW

Police searching for burglary suspects

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Lacy Lakeview Police are searching for three suspects who broke into a convenience store. More>>

KILLEEN

Boil water notice for Killeen properties

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The city of Killeen is warning some residents to boil their water beginning Tuesday at 7 A.M. More>>

WACO

Waco man accused of beating woman arrested

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Waco Police arrested a man accused of hitting the mother of his child after an argument escalated into violence. More>>

KILLEEN

Communities preparing for soldiers released in Army cuts Video included

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After the announcement of more than 3300 soldiers would be cut from the Army, community members in Bell County are getting ready to handle the undeniable impact that will follow. More>>

HAMILTON COUNTY

Man and child killed in rollover accident in Hamilton Co., another man hurt

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Two members of a south Texas family were killed and another was injured in a rollover accident in Hamilton County on Saturday night. More>>

CAMERON

Police ask for help locating missing Cameron man

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The Cameron Police Department needs the publics assistance locating a missing man. Augustine Vargas was last seen Sunday night and authorities are concerned for his health and safety.If you have any information, you can contact the Cameron Police Department at (254)-697-6754. More>>

McLennan County man admits to sexual assault

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Henry Branson,has been given deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to two separate counts of sexual assault, one involving a child and of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. More>>

Suspects sought for Harker Heights robberies

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Harker Heights police are asking for help identifying the suspects in two separate robberies in Harker Heights that took place late Sunday night and early Monday morning. More>>

BELLMEAD

Bellmead woman arrested for relationship with teenager

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A 49-year-old Bellmead woman is behind bars for allegedly participating in sex acts with a 16-year-old boy on three occasions. More>>

WACO

Waco police officer on leave while department investigates alleged assault

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An officer who has been with Waco Police for 15 years was placed on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted over an alleged assault.The complainant stated the assault happened on June 29 around noon in the 7000 block of New Sanger Road.According to Waco Police spokesman Sgt. Patrick Swanton, once the department was notified of the incident, the Internal Affairs Unit and a Detective Supervisor immediately started separate investigations.The criminal case has be... More>>

WACO

Biker Files Lawsuit Objecting to Grand Jury

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On Friday, a biker arrested after the Twin Peaks shooting, filed an objection to the selection of a Waco police detective to preside over the grand jury that could hear his case, claiming there is a conflict of interest. More>>

TEMPLE

BBQ smoker starts house fire that destroyed Temple Home

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A fire destroyed a house in the 1300 block of Osage Lane on Friday night. The two residents in the house were able to safely escape from the house and will stay with family in the meantime. More>>

WACO

Don Carlos Surveillance Video Leaked Video included

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A bikers attorney could be violating a gag order, if that lawyer is behind the release of the Don Carlos surveillance video of the Twin Peaks shooting on May 17.  More>>

WACO

Local church hosts 24-hour marriage event for same-sex couples

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A local church hosted a 24-hour marriage event for same-sex couples on Friday and Saturday.The Central Texas Metropolitan Church and Unitarian Universalist Church partnered to provide these weddings from 4 p.m. on Friday until 4 p.m. on Saturday, free of charge. More>>

KILLEEN

Man Wanted for Assaulting Child is Found

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A Killeen man wanted for injury to a child has been found. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Charges dropped against woman arrested in prostitution sting

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The case against a woman charged in the McLennan County Sheriff's Office most recent prostitution sting was dropped Friday. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Man arrested for assault turned out to be illegal immigrant

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An illegal immigrant who has already been deported once plead guilty to re-entering the United States. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Chalk Bluff child in critical condition after hit by truck

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A 7-year-old boy was riding his bicycle when a pick-up backed over him. More>>

President to name Waco Mammoth Site a National Monument Friday

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President Obama will officially declarethe Waco Mammoth Site a national monument Friday, culminating a long campaign by local leaders to get that designation.The decision should have a significant economic impact making the Waco area more of tourist destination. The White House says the announcement will come at 1 p.m. CT from the Oval Office. Waco Mammoth will be one of three sites joining that list, along with Berryessa Snow Mountain in California and Basin and Range in Nevada.Wacos ... More>>

WACO

Man faces several charges after beating woman

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A Waco man is facing several charges after assaulting a woman.. More>>

WACO

Woman under arrest for choking a boy

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Darlene Angel Garcia was arrested yesterday for assaulting a 7 year-old child. More>>

WACO

Man arrested for having millions of dollars worth of drugs plead guilty

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A man arrested for having more than a kilogram of heroin and half a kilogram of methamphetamine plead guilty to possession and intent to distribute Friday. More>>

BELTON

Belton high school broken into by burglars

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Several suspects forced their way into the Belton High School athletic building Thursday night. More>>

BROWNSVILLE

Former Fort Hood soldier sentenced for helping smuggle illegal immigrants into U.S.

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A former Fort Hood soldier was sentenced to a year and one day in federal prison Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Sidewalk collapse forces traffic detour

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A sidewalk collapse near the intersection of East Herring Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd has caused a traffic detour in Waco for the next few days. More>>

WACO

Waco man arrested for sexual assault

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A Waco man is in jail for two separate sexual crimes. More>>

KILLEEN

Fort Hood cuts will affect local economy

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Fort Hood and the surrounding area is bracing for another reduction in force. The Army announced Thursday that 3,350 soldiers will be cut from Fort Hood over the next two years starting in October.Realtors in Killeen said that they are hoping there will be a minimal effect on the housing market in the area, but only time will tell. One hotel also said their busiest season varies, but they are anticipating that the reduction in force will deeply impact their bottom line.John Crutchfield... More>>

National Commission of the Future of the Army holds open meeting in Killeen

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Central Texans voiced their concerns Thursday afternoon at a meeting held by the National Commission of the Nurture of the Army in Killeen . More>>

KILLEEN

Killeen man seriously injured in motorcycle accident on Highway 190

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A Killeen man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing his motorcycle on Highway 190. More>>

BELLMEAD

Bellmead man arrested on sexual assault charges

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A Bellmead man accused of physically and sexually assaulting his girlfriend was arrested late Wednesday night. More>>

KILLEEN

Two injured in shooting at Killeen park

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Two people were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds about 10:30 Wednesday night. More>>

WACO

Fire Destroys house in North Waco

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A fire destroyed a two-story house in North Waco and damaged the adjacent homeon Thursday afternoon.Four residents present at the time of the fire were able to escape the house located in the 900 block of N. 13th St. without injury. More>>

Local man plead guilty to sexually assaulting child

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Testimony began in the trial for a man accused of sexually assaulting a four-year-old girl. Quentin Azriel Middleton is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and one count of indecency with a child by contact. More>>

Fort Hood Faces 9% Reduction, over 3,000 troops Video included

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Congressman John Carter says that the Army plans a 9% reduction to Fort Hood. More>>

LAMPASAS

Third rabid skunk of the year for Lampasas found dead in backyard

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City of Lampasas Animal Control Officer Joe Schwartzer says another skunk has tested positive for rabies. More>>

New business aims to help students, parents with career and college choices

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Planning for college or a career after high school can be a monumental task.  But a local business, launched just this week in Waco, aims to take the stress off students and parents.  While there are many college and career counseling services to choose from, the Founder and CEO of CollegeCoach.Today, Rick Cochran, says their method is one-of-a-kind. More>>

Killeen Police Seek Man After Death of 21 Month Old

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On Monday, Killeen Police went to an apartment in the 1000 block of Wells Circle for a report of a child not breathing.  More>>

Motorhome fire spreads to Kosse gas station

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A potentially catastrophic situation was avoided in Kosse after a flaming Winnebago pulled into a gas station. More>>

Truck, train collide near Itasca, driver escapes serious injury

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A truck driver walked away without any serious injuries after a train barreledinto his rig at a crossing just outside Itasca Wednesday afternoon.DPS trooper D.L. Wilson said the silage truck did not yield the right of way and got hung up on the tracks at State Highway 81 and County Road 1111 about 4:30 p.m.The Union Pacific train, which was not carrying any hazardous materials, dragged part of the truck nearly a quarter mile, according to a witness. More>>

WACO

Man breaks into Lolita's Mexican Restaurant, steals 15 dozen tamales

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Police are searching for a man who took off on a bike with cash from the register, some cookies and 15 dozen uncooked tamales. More>>

SAN SABA

Driver rescued from flood waters, more flooding expected near San Saba Video included

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San Saba County Sheriffs Department officials said Wednesday they are anticipating some possible flooding in the area on Thursday. Officials have notified those who live in flood-prone areas, but no official evacuation ordershave been issued as of Wednesday afternoon.On Wednesday at 7 a.m., the San Saba County Sheriffs Department responded to FM 765, just passed the San Saba County line in McCulloch County, about an 18-wheeler carrying cattle thatwas caught in high water and swept off ... More>>

WOODWAY

Woodway man arrested in domestic violence incident

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A Woodway man accused of attacking his wife was arrested Tuesday afternoon. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

McLennan County woman arrested on a dozen forgery and fraud charges

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Bellmead and West Police have filed numerous charges of forgery, credit card abuse and fraudulent use of identification against 45 year old Angela Denise Hicks in a case that runs from Bellmead up the Interstate. More>>

Family of biker killed in shootout sues Twin Peaks

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The family of Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, one of the bikers killed in the Twin Peaks shootout, has filed a wrongful deathlawsuit against both the local franchisee and the corporate office of that restaurant chain.Mary E. Rodriguez said her deceased husband was not a member of a motorcycle gang, and Twin Peaks ignored police warnings about the likelihood of problems between rival motorcycle gangs May 17, but refused to cancel the event.The lawsuit also claims the day of the event police at... More>>

HARKER HEIGHTS

UPDATE: Copperas Cove resident dies in hospital after being hit by vehicle

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A 54-year-old Copperas Cove resident was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle. More>>

WACO

Alternative to payday loans proposed for city employees

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The Waco City Council is set to vote on an alternative to payday and title loans for city employees as part of a pilot program. More>>

Report: Army intending to lay off 40 thousand soldiers in two years

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The U.S. Army is planning to lay off 40-thousand soldiers from its ranks over the next two years, according to a report obtained by USA Today. More>>

Stalking warrant issued for Crawford murder suspect days before shooting Video included

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New details are emerging about what led to the murder of a Crawford area woman allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend. McLennan County court records detail how Laura Patschke feared for her life in the days leading up to her murder. Investigators say the accused killer continuously stalked and harassed the woman. James Ray Brossett is accused of shooting Patschke in her bed multiple times with a shotgun and injuring her teenage son. He was arrested Monday, in Burleson.Court documents sho... More>>

Suspect in Crawford area deadly shooting remains in jail without bond Video included

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The suspect sought by police for the shooting that killed a woman and injured a man early Monday morning has been taken into custody in Burleson. He has been identified as James Brossett, who was arrested without incident. Brossett has been charged with Capital Murder and Attempted Capital Murder. More>>

LIMESTONE COUNTY

Confederate Flags Removed from Historic Site

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The Texas Historical Commission has removed three Confederate flags from a historic site in Limestone County.The commission has not decided whether the flags will be reinstalled at the Confederate Reunion Grounds near Mexia. More>>

Tractor trailer overturns during crash, spills gravel

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Traffic this morning in Temple was delayed and diverted a while on NW Loop 363 when a traffic accident caused a tractor trailer to tip over and spill its gravel load. More>>

Waco Police seek ladder thief

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Waco Police are looking for a man seen on surveillance video appearing to stealing a ladder from an apartment complex on Austin Avenue.  More>>

Copperas Cove seeking Dairy Queen thief

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A night vision surveillance camera captured the man's image. Police believe he may have stolen from a Dairy Queen on June 19th.  More>>

19-year-old dead after collision with two trucks

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A Honda Pilot collided with two trucks in Burleson County on Monday morning, killing the19-year-old driving that SUV. More>>

UPDATE: Names of victims in fatal Waco vehicle crash released

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One woman is dead and another injured after their vehicle lost control and crashed on I-35 NB near Forrest. The driver of a Honda SUV lost control, struck the guardrail, took out a light post before going over the rail and off the overpass to the pavement below. The SUV landed on the drivers side door.Fire crews had to extricate the victims from the wreck. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, and the passenger was taken to Baylor Scott White Hillcrest. Both occupants were fema... More>>

WACO

Mart man arrested in connection with May shooting

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Waco Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that happened in May of 2015. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

West resident died while riding all-terrain vehicle

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A man from West was riding his all-terrain vehicle just East of Ross Tuesday when he died. More>>

Teens Injured After Falling Off Moving Car

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Two of three teens riding on the back of a car near the Lacy Lakeview Police StationMonday night were hurtafter falling off the vehicle. According to Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt, the driver took a corner on Crescent,sendingthe boys, age 15 to 17,tumbling to the pavement.He said oneteen hit his head,and as police administered first aid a crowd began to gather. Things got more heated when the mother and15 year old brother of the driver got to the scene and tempers flared wit... More>>

Police seek woman using stolen credit card

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Waco Police are hoping to catch a woman using a stolen debit or credit card.  More>>

WACO

Three suspects accused of stealing from cosmetics store

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Two men and a woman are wanted in connection with a theft from a cosmetics store in Central Texas Marketplace. More>>

WACO

Waco woman caught on camera stealing dress

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A Waco woman took a dress from a store without paying for the item. More>>

WACO

Man caught on camera stealing from gas station in Waco

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A man was caught on camera stealing from a gas station in the 18-hundred block of Lyle Avenue in Waco. More>>

COPPERAS COVE

Cove home went up in flames over the holiday weekend

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A Copperas Cove home in the 11-hundred block of Magnolia Avenue caught fire about 8 PM Saturday night. More>>

Manager, two dancers arrested for violating city ordinance

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A manager and five dancers at the Two Minnies strip club have warrants for their arrest after undercover officers saw dancers touching their customers in violation of a Waco city ordinance. Back in mid-April, undercover officers went into the club to make sure dancers were appropriate and following the law.The officers witnessed dancers touching customers while dancing, which is a violation. The officers issues sixwarrants:one for manager Gaston Gray and five for his dancers. Only two ... More>>

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