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Baylor Law School awarded grant for Veteran Assistance clinic

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A $21,000 grant from the State Bar of Texas will benefit a Baylor Law School clinic that provides free legal counsel to veterans. The grant will pay for iPads for students to use during their sessions with veterans. The advice most veterans need is brief, but some will need ongoing representation, and the grant will allow the volunteering law students to be more efficient and gain more experience. More>>

WACO

Businesses prepare for large crowds at Fourth on the Brazos

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On Friday, Central Texas businesses were preparing for the Fourth on the Brazos event at a different location.This years Fourth on the Brazos will take place on Touchdown Alley near McLane Stadium.  More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

Central Texans celebrating Independence Day

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There are a variety of events going on for people in Bell and McLennan Counties who want to participate in 4th of July activities. More>>

Copperas Cove woman arrested for insurance fraud

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A woman in Copperas Cove was arrest for fraud after trying to pass someone elses car insurance policy off as her own. Kisha Carlisle went to the county clerks office to pay a traffic stop citation for failing to maintain insurance, and a worker checked her proof-of-insurance card with the company for the policy name and make/model of the covered vehicle.The insurance companyinformed the clerk that the policy belonged to a different person with a differentvehicle, and that the policy ha... More>>

HARKER HEIGHTS

Copperas Cove resident taken to hospital in critical condition 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>>

Drunk driver arrested after accident

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A drunk driver was arrested on Lake Shore Drive in Waco after hitting another motorist. Charity Lee Hatfield turned in front of another vehicle at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and College Drive around 9 PM last night. Waco Police say Hatfield was intoxicated. Two people in the other vehicle were injured in the crash. More>>

Suspect found dead after shooting two in Burleson County

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The suspect in a shooting in Burleson County was found dead the morning after a shooting. Burleson County Sheriffs were called out to domestic disturbance on White Oak Circle in Somerville Place subdivision around 10 PM Thursday night. Upon arriving at the scene, a male and a female were found with non-critical gunshot wounds an transported to St Joseph hospital in Bryan.The Sheriffs Office was searching for a suspect who had fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The next morning, the ... 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>>

LACY LAKEVIEW

Hillsboro woman killed in motorcycle accident

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A Hillsboro woman was killed in a motorcycle crash on I-35 in Lacy Lakeview Thursday night. More>>

ELM MOTT

Semi-truck trailer fire caused lane closures

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The trailer of an 18-wheeler caught fire while the driver was traveling along I-35 in Elm Mott. More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

UPDATE: Authorities charge father after 11-month-old boy found between Moody and Troy Video included

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 12:26 PM

Authorities say they have found the 11-month-old boy in Troy off 317 and Franklin. He is being checked out. Bell County Sheriff's deputies and DPS troopers began searching an area south of Moody after mid-morning Thursday. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Law enforcement increasing patrols for holiday weekend Video included

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Law enforcement agencies around the country, including those in Central Texas,are on high alert this Independence Day weekend due to concerns about possible terror threats.Officials in Bell County are increasing patrols during the holiday weekend. The Belton Police Department and the Bell County Sheriffs Department said they plan to have officers stationed throughout the area over the weekend to make sure citizens are safe, especially during the Fourth of July parade on Saturday mornin... More>>

WACO

Waco child recovers after Sheriff's K-9 unit bites him

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A Waco child is recovering after a McLennan County Sheriffs police dog bit him, leaving a one-inch cut on his forehead over a week ago. More>>

Waco man sentenced for stealing more than $110k of electricity

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A Waco man was sentenced Thursday to 37 months in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $110,000 in restitution to TXU Energy for using stolen social security numbers to set up fraudulent utility accounts.Christopher Scott Gant, 58, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in February.According to court documents, in 2012 and 2013 Gant used more than 200 stolen IDs to set up more than 600 new fraudulent accounts. TXUs policy was to give electricity account holders a grace period to... More>>

Texas Farm Bureau Joins Lawsuit Against EPA

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The Texas Farm Bureau joins more than a dozen other groups suing the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over a new rule that expands their control over waters in the United States. The suit, filed in federal district court in Galveston claims the new rule grants the EPA and Corps broad control over land use far beyond what Congress authorized int he Clean Water Act. Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening called it an astonishing overreach of feder... More>>

Waco Man Arrested for Shooting Neighbor's Dog

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A Waco man is charged with animal cruelty after shooting his neighbors rat terrier with a pellet gun.Gary Don Williams was arrested July 2 for the incident.On May 12, Williams allegedly shot the dog three times.Williams told officers at the time that he thought he was shooting at a cat that had been upsetting his pit bulls in the back yard.It is illegal to injure a common non-livestock animal that would could have an owner in a residential neighborhood in the state of Texas. More>>

COPPERAS COVE

Copperas Cove man charged with making terroristic threats

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Copperas Cove Police arrested Dana Charles Young on Wednesday after receiving complaints that he was terrorizing a woman. More>>

MCC gets top ten ranking on state list

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McLennan Community College in Waco wasnamed the tenth best community college in Texas, according to Schools.com. Nearly half the college students in the state attend community colleges - translating to more than 710,000 students in over 60 public two-year schools, according to the website.The site used a 10-point scale to rank 66 Texas two-year institutions using six criteria: percentage of students enrolled in distance education; total cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, p... More>>

Man Arrested For Sexual Assault of a Child

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Waco Police arrested Fernando Rey Torres for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child. Police say he was an acquaintance of thegirl who is younger than age ten. A relative reported the suspected abuse to authorities on June 21st saying the childhad been touched inappropriately at least two different times. More>>

HARRIS COUNTY

Deer Park man added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list

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The Department of Public Safety has added Michael Thomas Osborn, of Deer Park, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. More>>

Cab companies upset over Uber's arrival in Bell County

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The controversial ride sharing service Uber started operations in Killeen on Thursday. More>>

CENTRAL TEXAS

Two accused of shooting DEA agent in Arkansas caught in Central Texas

Updated: Jul 02, 2015 10:42 AM

Two suspects in the shooting of a DEA agent in the Little Rock, AR area were stopped in Bell County Thursday morning, after initially being spotted in McLennan County. More>>

CAMERON

Teen arrested for burglarizing local churches

A 17-year-old from Cameron is in the Milam County Jail after a police investigation found he was responsible for two burglaries from area churches. More>>

WOODWAY

Former local officer arrested again on additional drug counts

Woodway police say a former officer arrested back in March for illegally obtaining hydrocodone has been arrested again on new charges related to that incident. More>>

WACO

Clendennen has subpoena quashed to get evidence from Don Carlos

Clendennen also had his subpoena to get documents and evidence from Don Carlos quashed Wednesday. More>>

LAKE BELTON

High levels of E. coli found in local marina Video included

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 08:12 PM

E. coli bacteria was found in one of three water samples taken last week by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality at the Pier 36 Marina in Lake Belton. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

UPDATE: Suspect sought in Riesel manhunt walks away from local hospital Video included

After more than 36 hours of being on the run for the second time, law enforcement agencies are still looking for a man that lead police on a chase after a traffic stop on Monday. More>>

TEMPLE

Downed power line causes outages for parts of Temple

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 05:45 PM

A downed power line has caused a power outage for parts of Temple Wednesday afternoon. Power is expected to be out until about 6 p.m.Oncor is on scene to get it restored. More>>

BELL COUNTY

Affidavit: Soldier caught in New Mexico trying to take kidnapped wife to Washington

A soldier who lives in Killeen is behind bars in the Bell County Jail after police say he was caught in New Mexico trying to take his wife to Washington State after kidnapping her. More>>

WACO

Former Waco Asst. Band Director indicted on child sexual assault charges

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 02:30 PM

The McLennan County grand jury has returned indictments against former Waco High School Assistant Band Director Jason Ronald Hodges. More>>

Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers

A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. More>>

WACO

Store Owner Releases Video of Theft Suspect Video included

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 12:58 AM

A store owner at Spice Village in Waco has released surveillance video of a woman who stole from their store. More>>

MCLENNAN COUNTY

Police Pursuit Ends in Rollover Accident

Updated: Jul 01, 2015 12:35 AM

A Central Texas man is in jail on unknown charges after a short chase with officers that led to a rollover accident. More>>

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