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  • Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:17:01 GMT
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...
  • Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:41:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.
  • Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:16 GMT
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..
  • Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:17:27 GMT
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...
  • First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:20:05 GMT
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...
  • Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:30:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...
  • UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:22:01 GMT
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...
  • Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:28:51 GMT
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...
  • Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:11:55 GMT
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...
  • Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:35:41 GMT
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...
  • Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:38:09 GMT
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. 
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. 
  • Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:17:44 GMT
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...
  • UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:27:31 GMT
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.
  • USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:33:52 GMT
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.
  • Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:45:35 GMT
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...
  • Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:22:05 GMT
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...
  • Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:47:22 GMT
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...
  • Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:46:02 GMT
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...
  • Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:27:24 GMT
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...
  • McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:35:31 GMT
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.
  • Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:42:25 GMT
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    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...
    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...
  • Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:46:38 GMT
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.
  • Temple School Zone Improvements

    Temple School Zone Improvements

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:20:52 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...
  • Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:12:45 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.
    Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.
  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:10:28 GMT
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopper
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopper
  • Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:33 GMT
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.
  • Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:42:53 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.
  • Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:31:09 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...
  • Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:47:40 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...
  • Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:32:02 GMT
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...
  • Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:59:31 GMT
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...
  • Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:12:58 GMT
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...
  • Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:44 GMT
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...
  • Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:31:31 GMT
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...
  • Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:59:44 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.
  • Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:38:09 GMT
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.
  • Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:01:58 GMT
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...
  • Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:40:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...
  • U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:19:10 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...
  • 'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:34:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
  • Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:44:18 GMT
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...
  • Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:44:49 GMT
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...
  • Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:04:25 GMT
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...
  • First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:31:13 GMT
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...
  • 'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:11:44 GMT
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...
  • City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:37:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...
  • Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:09 GMT
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...
  • I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:02:49 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
  • Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...
  • Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:29:07 GMT
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...
  • Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:14:37 GMT
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...
  • Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:58:44 GMT
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...
  • Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:40:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."
  • Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.
  • The Most Honest City In America Is...

    The Most Honest City In America Is...

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:25:13 GMT
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...
  • Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:03:20 GMT
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...
  • Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:54:10 GMT
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...
  • UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:50:25 GMT
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. 
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. 
  • I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:46:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/Colin AshbyPhoto Courtesy USA Today/Colin Ashby
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...
  • Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:15:57 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...
  • Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...
  • 5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:36:54 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...
  • Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:11:28 GMT
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...
  • Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:58 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...
  • Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:05 GMT
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...
  • Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:06:50 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.
  • Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:42:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.
  • Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:20:06 GMT
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...
  • UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:57:09 GMT
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.
  • Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:01:07 GMT
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.
  • Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:03:57 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...
  • Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

    Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:24:26 GMT
    Occupants in 10 units at the Summer Place Apartments on 1701 N. College St. in Killeen were evacuated after a fire broke out there at little after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Killeen Fire Dept. Chief Deputy Kenneth Hawthorne, says residents on the second floor of the building are displaced after their units were heavily damaged by the fire. No injuries have been reported. The Killeen Parks Dept. has opened the Killeen community center for the displaced residents. The Ft. Hood Fire Dep...
    Occupants in 10 units at the Summer Place Apartments on 1701 N. College St. in Killeen were evacuated after a fire broke out there at little after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Killeen Fire Dept. Chief Deputy Kenneth Hawthorne, says residents on the second floor of the building are displaced after their units were heavily damaged by the fire. No injuries have been reported. The Killeen Parks Dept. has opened the Killeen community center for the displaced residents. The Ft. Hood Fire Dep...
  • UPDATE: Pilot suffers minor injuries after crop duster crashes

    UPDATE: Pilot suffers minor injuries after crop duster crashes

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:12:12 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Tashara Parker, KAGSPhoto Courtesy Tashara Parker, KAGS
    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster.
    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster.
  • Growing demand for downtown parking

    Growing demand for downtown parking

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:43:21 GMT
    Erin Plemons opened Pura Vida Spa and Salon more than three years ago. And business keeps booming."We were one of the first businesses on this block," said the spa's owner Erin Plemons. "And we've seen foot traffic increase a ton since we've moved in here so it just gets better and better." So much that she's added a boutique right next door. But there's one problem... parking on Austin Ave. has a two hour limit. Not enough time for her customers to enjoy everything she offers."Some...
    Erin Plemons opened Pura Vida Spa and Salon more than three years ago. And business keeps booming."We were one of the first businesses on this block," said the spa's owner Erin Plemons. "And we've seen foot traffic increase a ton since we've moved in here so it just gets better and better." So much that she's added a boutique right next door. But there's one problem... parking on Austin Ave. has a two hour limit. Not enough time for her customers to enjoy everything she offers."Some...
  • Gov. Rick Perry releases statement on indictment charges

    Gov. Rick Perry releases statement on indictment charges

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:47:43 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KVUEPhoto Courtesy KVUE
    Gov. Rick Perry released a statement on indictment charges at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gov. Perry calls the indictment a political ploy by Travis County.
    Gov. Rick Perry released a statement on indictment charges at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gov. Perry calls the indictment a political ploy by Travis County.

  • Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

    Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:10:53 GMT
    AUSTIN -- A grand jury has chosen to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday following an investigation into whether the governor abused his power by vetoing state funds for the Travis County District Attorney's Office last year.Gov. Rick Perry is charged with the following:Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felonyCount II - Coercion of Public Servant, a third-degree felonyPerry vetoed state funds for the office after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to r...
    AUSTIN -- A grand jury has chosen to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday following an investigation into whether the governor abused his power by vetoing state funds for the Travis County District Attorney's Office last year.Gov. Rick Perry is charged with the following:Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felonyCount II - Coercion of Public Servant, a third-degree felonyPerry vetoed state funds for the office after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to r...
  • Killeen Police officer injured by fleeing suspect

    Killeen Police officer injured by fleeing suspect

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:16:16 GMT
     A Killeen Police Officer was injured Saturday morning when a fleeing suspect's vehicle hit the officer. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. when the officer was trying to stop a silver Nissan near Elms Rd. and Ft. Hood St. for a traffic violation. The driver in the Nissan fled from the officer westbound onto Stan Schlueter Loop. The officer pursued the suspect through several neighborhoods.The suspect stopped at the dead end of Palmtree and Coral Bay. When the officer got out of his...
     A Killeen Police Officer was injured Saturday morning when a fleeing suspect's vehicle hit the officer. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. when the officer was trying to stop a silver Nissan near Elms Rd. and Ft. Hood St. for a traffic violation. The driver in the Nissan fled from the officer westbound onto Stan Schlueter Loop. The officer pursued the suspect through several neighborhoods.The suspect stopped at the dead end of Palmtree and Coral Bay. When the officer got out of his...
  • Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

    Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:08:33 GMT
    (KCEN) – Just outside Belton city limits on Sparta Road, is John Fulwiler's home. A lovely two-story building, that drivers traveling down the winding road, look at all year round. But for the last month, those drivers' eyes haven't been focused on the home, instead what's on its front yard. “I felt that it was necessary to make a statement,” said Fulwiler. “It's my form of a protest if you will.” Fulwiler's protest is the flying of his American flag, upside down. His reason: he doesn't lik...
    (KCEN) – Just outside Belton city limits on Sparta Road, is John Fulwiler's home. A lovely two-story building, that drivers traveling down the winding road, look at all year round. But for the last month, those drivers' eyes haven't been focused on the home, instead what's on its front yard. “I felt that it was necessary to make a statement,” said Fulwiler. “It's my form of a protest if you will.” Fulwiler's protest is the flying of his American flag, upside down. His reason: he doesn't lik...
  • Midway ISD Arson Suspect Arrested

    Midway ISD Arson Suspect Arrested

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:42:44 GMT
    On July 31, 2014 The Hewitt Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 10401 W. Panther Way – at the Midway ISD agricultural barn. The suspect has since been arrested.
    On July 31, 2014 The Hewitt Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 10401 W. Panther Way – at the Midway ISD agricultural barn. The suspect has since been arrested.
  • Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

    Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:05:21 GMT
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to forceTravis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry's threat toveto of $3.7 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg's office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to...
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to forceTravis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry's threat toveto of $3.7 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg's office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to...
  • ESPN Central Texas Challenges Nikki, Pierre In Ice Bucket Challenge

    ESPN Central Texas Challenges Nikki, Pierre In Ice Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:53:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Well, we knew it was coming.Some of our anchors at KCEN were challenged for the Ice Bucket Challenge.On Friday, Paul Catalina from ESPN Central Texas took the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged KCEN Anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge...
    (KCEN) -- Well, we knew it was coming.Some of our anchors at KCEN were challenged for the Ice Bucket Challenge.On Friday, Paul Catalina from ESPN Central Texas took the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged KCEN Anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge...
  • Officers Arrest Central Texas Man in Stolen Vehicle

    Officers Arrest Central Texas Man in Stolen Vehicle

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:16:08 GMT
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...
  • Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

    Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:37:32 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly continues to send out positive comments regarding his recovery from Ebola while in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Friday afternoon, the Fort Worth doctor released a statement that said he's "recovering in every way.""I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," he said. "I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body.""There are still a few hurdles to clear...
    Dr. Kent Brantly continues to send out positive comments regarding his recovery from Ebola while in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Friday afternoon, the Fort Worth doctor released a statement that said he's "recovering in every way.""I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," he said. "I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body.""There are still a few hurdles to clear...
  • Man Arrested After Robbing Waco Store

    Man Arrested After Robbing Waco Store

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:16:33 GMT
    An armed robbery suspect is in a Central Texas jail on Friday after being arrested in north Texas.Twenty-four-year-old Chase Goeke is accused of robbing Waco's Harbor Freight Tools at gunpoint in mid-July.Police say Goeke and another suspect led Falls County deputies on an hours-long chase by car and on foot a week later. The two managed to get away and Goeke was arrested in Tarrant County not long after on a separate charge. An arrest affidavit says he pointed a gun at a clerk at t...
    An armed robbery suspect is in a Central Texas jail on Friday after being arrested in north Texas.Twenty-four-year-old Chase Goeke is accused of robbing Waco's Harbor Freight Tools at gunpoint in mid-July.Police say Goeke and another suspect led Falls County deputies on an hours-long chase by car and on foot a week later. The two managed to get away and Goeke was arrested in Tarrant County not long after on a separate charge. An arrest affidavit says he pointed a gun at a clerk at t...
  • Europe Closes Lower on Reports of Russia Incursion Effects U.S. Markets

    Europe Closes Lower on Reports of Russia Incursion Effects U.S. Markets

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:43:41 GMT
    European stock markets pared some losses but closed down on Friday, after reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
    European stock markets pared some losses but closed down on Friday, after reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.
  • Sheriffs Say No Police State in Bell County

    Sheriffs Say No Police State in Bell County

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:54:03 GMT
    (KCEN) –Guns pointed at protestors, tear gas fired near journalists and armored vehicles blocking roads are just some of the images that have come out of Ferguson, Missouri the last few days. The Ferguson Police Department, like thousands of agencies across the country, is utilizing the same equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there are concerns that the police are becoming too militarized. Lieutenant Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Department, says the department does have ...
    (KCEN) –Guns pointed at protestors, tear gas fired near journalists and armored vehicles blocking roads are just some of the images that have come out of Ferguson, Missouri the last few days. The Ferguson Police Department, like thousands of agencies across the country, is utilizing the same equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there are concerns that the police are becoming too militarized. Lieutenant Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Department, says the department does have ...
  • Waco Police Find Cop's Badge 15 Years After Death, Give it to His Namesake

    Waco Police Find Cop's Badge 15 Years After Death, Give it to His Namesake

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:39:14 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It was a mystery no one even knew existed. And now, more than a decade later, it's been solved. At first Waco Police officers weren't sure what to make of the badge they found in a suspect's house. They didn't even know if it was real. But it didn't take them long to figure it out.
    (KCEN) -- It was a mystery no one even knew existed. And now, more than a decade later, it's been solved. At first Waco Police officers weren't sure what to make of the badge they found in a suspect's house. They didn't even know if it was real. But it didn't take them long to figure it out.
  • Temple Drowning Victim Identified

    Temple Drowning Victim Identified

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:01:15 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police have released the name of the victim who drown in a Temple apartment pool on Wednesday.Forty-four-year-old Ruthie Murphree was found at 4:00 on Wednesday.First responders say they found Murphree's body at the bottom of the Twin Oaks Apartments' pool.After investigating and questioning neighbors, police believe this is simply an accidental drowning. They have no reason to suspect any suspicious activity.
    (KCEN) -- Police have released the name of the victim who drown in a Temple apartment pool on Wednesday.Forty-four-year-old Ruthie Murphree was found at 4:00 on Wednesday.First responders say they found Murphree's body at the bottom of the Twin Oaks Apartments' pool.After investigating and questioning neighbors, police believe this is simply an accidental drowning. They have no reason to suspect any suspicious activity.
  • Killeen Man Arrested After Attempting To Kidnap Daughter

    Killeen Man Arrested After Attempting To Kidnap Daughter

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:54:03 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested after he tried to kidnap his daughter in Killeen.According to an affidavit, Edgar Bradshaw Jr. admitted to trying to kidnap his adult daughter on Sunday.In a backpack belonging to Bradshaw, police found things like duct tape, zip ties, a metal chain, and padlocks.The attempted kidnapping took place at a home in the 1500 block of Julie Jaquelin.A bystander, who lives two doors down from the victim, says Bradshaw was wearing all black when he witnessed the attempted...
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested after he tried to kidnap his daughter in Killeen.According to an affidavit, Edgar Bradshaw Jr. admitted to trying to kidnap his adult daughter on Sunday.In a backpack belonging to Bradshaw, police found things like duct tape, zip ties, a metal chain, and padlocks.The attempted kidnapping took place at a home in the 1500 block of Julie Jaquelin.A bystander, who lives two doors down from the victim, says Bradshaw was wearing all black when he witnessed the attempted...
  • Beaumont Church's Former Music Director Charged With 2 Counts of Sexual Assault Of A Child

    Beaumont Church's Former Music Director Charged With 2 Counts of Sexual Assault Of A Child

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:20:24 GMT
    A former music director of a Beaumont Methodist church has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to a report by KMBT 12News.Garrett Adam Kyler, 24, is facing two counts, one out of Rockwall County and a second out of Dallas County. The Texas Rangers arrested Kyler and booked him into the Jefferson County Jail. He was released after posting $100,000 bond on each charge.Kyler is a former director of Worship and Technical Arts at Wesley United Methodist Ch...
    A former music director of a Beaumont Methodist church has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to a report by KMBT 12News.Garrett Adam Kyler, 24, is facing two counts, one out of Rockwall County and a second out of Dallas County. The Texas Rangers arrested Kyler and booked him into the Jefferson County Jail. He was released after posting $100,000 bond on each charge.Kyler is a former director of Worship and Technical Arts at Wesley United Methodist Ch...
  • Students Spend Summer Break Helping West

    Students Spend Summer Break Helping West

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:07:48 GMT
    (KCEN) -- More than a year has passed since the West fertilizer plant explosion and there's still a lot to do.Some estimate the damage total comes to more than $100 million. However, they've made progress this summer with the help of 21 students who proudly call West home. Hannah Uptmore recently scrubbed off the red "X" that once marked a home as evacuated, a symbol of the slow, but steady progress being made in West. "It's like, we're gonna help you get back in here after you've been out fo...
    (KCEN) -- More than a year has passed since the West fertilizer plant explosion and there's still a lot to do.Some estimate the damage total comes to more than $100 million. However, they've made progress this summer with the help of 21 students who proudly call West home. Hannah Uptmore recently scrubbed off the red "X" that once marked a home as evacuated, a symbol of the slow, but steady progress being made in West. "It's like, we're gonna help you get back in here after you've been out fo...
  • Local Kid Makes It To Golf World Championship

    Local Kid Makes It To Golf World Championship

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:52:48 GMT
    A local kid makes it to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.Corbin Null is a third grade student at Spring Valley Elementary in Hewitt.After competing in eight tournaments during the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Tour, he earned enough points in his age group to be crowned "Player of the Year."He was then invited to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. There, he tied for 60th out of 142 eight year olds.“It was a wonderful experience for Corbin to get...
    A local kid makes it to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.Corbin Null is a third grade student at Spring Valley Elementary in Hewitt.After competing in eight tournaments during the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Tour, he earned enough points in his age group to be crowned "Player of the Year."He was then invited to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. There, he tied for 60th out of 142 eight year olds.“It was a wonderful experience for Corbin to get...
  • Teen Runaway Hides Out in Texas Walmart for Days

    Teen Runaway Hides Out in Texas Walmart for Days

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:57:55 GMT
    There in the baby section, behind boxes of strollers, was a 14-year-old boy with a secret.The runaway had made the 24-hour Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, his getaway hideout.For what may have been more than two days in July, he roamed the store unnoticed. When he was tired, he'd lay down in his hidden cubby and sleep while shoppers were unaware the runaway was back there.Police had been looking for the boy, who was visiting his aunt in the town about an hour's drive south of Dallas, fo...
    There in the baby section, behind boxes of strollers, was a 14-year-old boy with a secret.The runaway had made the 24-hour Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, his getaway hideout.For what may have been more than two days in July, he roamed the store unnoticed. When he was tired, he'd lay down in his hidden cubby and sleep while shoppers were unaware the runaway was back there.Police had been looking for the boy, who was visiting his aunt in the town about an hour's drive south of Dallas, fo...
  • Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Central Texas

    Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Central Texas

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:33:58 GMT
    Mosquitoes captured in Central Texas have tested positive for West Nile.On Monday, August 4, mosquitoes that were collected by the Brazos County Health Department tested positive for West Nile Virus.The positive mosquito site was at the Texas AM UniversityGolf Course.This is the first positive West Nile Virus case in Brazos County in this year.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters,buckets...
    Mosquitoes captured in Central Texas have tested positive for West Nile.On Monday, August 4, mosquitoes that were collected by the Brazos County Health Department tested positive for West Nile Virus.The positive mosquito site was at the Texas AM UniversityGolf Course.This is the first positive West Nile Virus case in Brazos County in this year.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters,buckets...
  • This Might Be The New iPhone 6

    This Might Be The New iPhone 6

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:54:08 GMT

    New photos surface claimed to be of iPhone 6 shell.

    New photos surface claimed to be of iPhone 6 shell.

  • Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:38:46 GMT
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...
  • Waco Churches Picking Up Pieces

    Waco Churches Picking Up Pieces

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:07:46 GMT
    (KCEN)— It should come as no surprise that Bishop Michael Outland was preaching Saturday night when a truck crashed into his Greater Christian Tabernacle Church. “The phone just kept ringing, kept ringing,” said Bishop Outland. “Finally someone Facebooked me that there's a truck inside your church.” When the preacher finally made it inside, he was amazed at the wreckage an alleged drunk driver and his truck caused. “The only thing that stopped it was the pulpit and the organ.” A path of dest...
    (KCEN)— It should come as no surprise that Bishop Michael Outland was preaching Saturday night when a truck crashed into his Greater Christian Tabernacle Church. “The phone just kept ringing, kept ringing,” said Bishop Outland. “Finally someone Facebooked me that there's a truck inside your church.” When the preacher finally made it inside, he was amazed at the wreckage an alleged drunk driver and his truck caused. “The only thing that stopped it was the pulpit and the organ.” A path of dest...
  • Man Arrested after Police Find 1.5 kilos of Cocaine in Car

    Man Arrested after Police Find 1.5 kilos of Cocaine in Car

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:45:03 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One man was arrested after police found a kilo and a half of cocaine in his car in Hill County.At 10:30 on Thursday, police pulled over a man on I-35E near mile maker 375.Police said that they realized the man seemed to be hiding something, so they received permission to search his car.In the back of the man's SUV, they found a kilo and a half of cocaine.Police arrested the man and brought him in for questioning.
    (KCEN) -- One man was arrested after police found a kilo and a half of cocaine in his car in Hill County.At 10:30 on Thursday, police pulled over a man on I-35E near mile maker 375.Police said that they realized the man seemed to be hiding something, so they received permission to search his car.In the back of the man's SUV, they found a kilo and a half of cocaine.Police arrested the man and brought him in for questioning.
  • 'A True Fighting Spirit': Baylor Student Critically Injured in Crash Heads to Rehab

    'A True Fighting Spirit': Baylor Student Critically Injured in Crash Heads to Rehab

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:50:07 GMT
    (KCEN) A big step toward recovery came Wednesday for a Baylor student critically injured in a fatal car crash last month. Megan Ritzi, 18, was released from Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple early Wednesday afternoon.
    (KCEN) A big step toward recovery came Wednesday for a Baylor student critically injured in a fatal car crash last month. Megan Ritzi, 18, was released from Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple early Wednesday afternoon.
  • Midway ISD Superintendent Defends School Ratings After Parents Raise Concerns

    Midway ISD Superintendent Defends School Ratings After Parents Raise Concerns

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:14:51 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's a local school district that's widely regarded for its excellence, but new reports show Midway ISD's scores are falling below the district's usual stellar performance.
    (KCEN) – It's a local school district that's widely regarded for its excellence, but new reports show Midway ISD's scores are falling below the district's usual stellar performance.
  • Local Investigators Bust Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation, Arrest One

    Local Investigators Bust Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation, Arrest One

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:04:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The manager of a local bar is under arrest after law enforcement officers say they found six illegal gambling machines, and more arrests will likely follow.
    (KCEN) -- The manager of a local bar is under arrest after law enforcement officers say they found six illegal gambling machines, and more arrests will likely follow.
  • Man Questioned After Multiple Grass Fires Start In Nolanville

    Man Questioned After Multiple Grass Fires Start In Nolanville

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:55:16 GMT
     There are reports of multiple grass fires in Nolanville...
     There are reports of multiple grass fires in Nolanville...
  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:50:57 GMT
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.
  • Temple Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Drowning

    Temple Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Drowning

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:28:24 GMT
    KCEN (Temple):Temple police were investigating an apparent drowning at the Twin Oaks apartment complex. 
    KCEN (Temple):Temple police were investigating an apparent drowning at the Twin Oaks apartment complex. 
  • Two People Dead After Shooting in Temple

    Two People Dead After Shooting in Temple

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:26:42 GMT
    Two people have been pronounced dead after a shooting on Tuesday night.At 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to a call about shots fire in the 1000 block of South 29th Street.When officers arrived, they located three subjects, one female and two males, each suffering from gunshot wounds.Officers also found a handgun in the possession of one of the men.When EMS arrived, the woman, 30-year-old Shamara Henry from Killeen, was pronounced dead at the scene.The two men were tak...
    Two people have been pronounced dead after a shooting on Tuesday night.At 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to a call about shots fire in the 1000 block of South 29th Street.When officers arrived, they located three subjects, one female and two males, each suffering from gunshot wounds.Officers also found a handgun in the possession of one of the men.When EMS arrived, the woman, 30-year-old Shamara Henry from Killeen, was pronounced dead at the scene.The two men were tak...
  • About Your Employer's Health Plan ... Expect To Pay More

    About Your Employer's Health Plan ... Expect To Pay More

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:36:13 GMT
    Get ready to become a better health-care consumer. 
    Get ready to become a better health-care consumer. 
  • Alligator Makes Surprise Appearance Outside Texas School

    Alligator Makes Surprise Appearance Outside Texas School

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:10:23 GMT
    An alligator of about four to five feet in length was found at a back door of Beck Jr. High School in Katy early Wednesday.A staff member found the gator around 7:20 a.m.Teachers and other staff are at the campus preparing for the upcoming school year, but class hasn't yet started.After about three hours, deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office used ties and a cover to capture the gator, which put up a brief fight.The alligator was then placed in the trunk of a patrol ca...
    An alligator of about four to five feet in length was found at a back door of Beck Jr. High School in Katy early Wednesday.A staff member found the gator around 7:20 a.m.Teachers and other staff are at the campus preparing for the upcoming school year, but class hasn't yet started.After about three hours, deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office used ties and a cover to capture the gator, which put up a brief fight.The alligator was then placed in the trunk of a patrol ca...
  • Mange-Riddled Dogs Surrendered By Owner

    Mange-Riddled Dogs Surrendered By Owner

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:45:25 GMT
    Two dogs in Rosebud will need new homes after they were found riddled with mange...
    Two dogs in Rosebud will need new homes after they were found riddled with mange...
  • Liquor Sales Land On November Ballot In Copperas Cove

    Liquor Sales Land On November Ballot In Copperas Cove

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:42:34 GMT
    Liquor sales will be on the ballot this November in Copperas Cove...
    Liquor sales will be on the ballot this November in Copperas Cove...
  • Police Investigate Deadly Shooting In Temple

    Police Investigate Deadly Shooting In Temple

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:57:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Temple police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened at home Tuesday evening.Officers responded to the scene at about 7:30 pm located near the intersection the South 29th St. And West Ave. M.When they went inside the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds.One of was pronounced dead at the scene, the other two were taken to the hospital.Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and who pulled the trigger, but officers aren't searching...
    (KCEN) -- Temple police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened at home Tuesday evening.Officers responded to the scene at about 7:30 pm located near the intersection the South 29th St. And West Ave. M.When they went inside the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds.One of was pronounced dead at the scene, the other two were taken to the hospital.Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and who pulled the trigger, but officers aren't searching...
  • Temple Police Needs Your Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Temple Police Needs Your Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:55:19 GMT
    Temple Police need your help finding a man that robbed a 7-Eleven.On Wednesday, July 23, at 3:40 a.m., Temple Police responded to the 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of South 31st Street in reference to a robbery.When officers arrived, an employee said that a man entered the store, selected several items and started to exit.As the suspect was leaving, the employee walked back to the register and started to call the police.At this time, the clerk observed a second subject standing by the ...
    Temple Police need your help finding a man that robbed a 7-Eleven.On Wednesday, July 23, at 3:40 a.m., Temple Police responded to the 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of South 31st Street in reference to a robbery.When officers arrived, an employee said that a man entered the store, selected several items and started to exit.As the suspect was leaving, the employee walked back to the register and started to call the police.At this time, the clerk observed a second subject standing by the ...
  • Waco Police Enforce New Parking Ordinance

    Waco Police Enforce New Parking Ordinance

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:22:51 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Certain vehicles will no longer be able to park on Waco streets.?The Waco City Council recently enacted a city ordinance that will prohibit certain vehicles from parking on some Waco roads.Beginning September 1, owners of certain vehicles can no longer legally park vehicles on a street, alley or public right-of-way inside of residential districts.Some of the vehicles that will be prohibited include:Commercial vehiclesTrailersBoats and boat trailersTruck tractorRV'sHouse trailersFarm...
    (KCEN) -- Certain vehicles will no longer be able to park on Waco streets.?The Waco City Council recently enacted a city ordinance that will prohibit certain vehicles from parking on some Waco roads.Beginning September 1, owners of certain vehicles can no longer legally park vehicles on a street, alley or public right-of-way inside of residential districts.Some of the vehicles that will be prohibited include:Commercial vehiclesTrailersBoats and boat trailersTruck tractorRV'sHouse trailersFarm...
  • McLennan County Rolling Out Countywide Polling Places

    McLennan County Rolling Out Countywide Polling Places

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:08:59 GMT
    (KCEN) --McLennan County residents will have a new way of voting in future elections. The Commissioners' Court passed an order on Tuesday that will replace precincts with countywide vote centers. All the county needs now is approval from the state.There will be 40 polling places throughout the county, many of which have been used in the past, but now voters won't be bound to an assigned precinct. Ralph Patterson, Chairman of the McLennan CountyRepublican Party hopes the change will increase v...
    (KCEN) --McLennan County residents will have a new way of voting in future elections. The Commissioners' Court passed an order on Tuesday that will replace precincts with countywide vote centers. All the county needs now is approval from the state.There will be 40 polling places throughout the county, many of which have been used in the past, but now voters won't be bound to an assigned precinct. Ralph Patterson, Chairman of the McLennan CountyRepublican Party hopes the change will increase v...
  • Accused Central Texas Serial Rapist Arrested

    Accused Central Texas Serial Rapist Arrested

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:52:17 GMT
    A Texas man police call a serial rapist is facing new charges after another victim came forward. It was hard to prosecute the first case, because the victim did not want the stress of going through a trial. But this time, police and prosecutors think they have what they need to put him behind bars and keep him there.Five victims, with one thing in common; they all accuse Jordan Benford of sexually assaulted them."This is a guy that really needs to be put away," Police Chief Sean Mann...
    A Texas man police call a serial rapist is facing new charges after another victim came forward. It was hard to prosecute the first case, because the victim did not want the stress of going through a trial. But this time, police and prosecutors think they have what they need to put him behind bars and keep him there.Five victims, with one thing in common; they all accuse Jordan Benford of sexually assaulted them."This is a guy that really needs to be put away," Police Chief Sean Mann...
  • Job Openings Hit 4.7 Million in June, vs. 4.6 Million in May

    Job Openings Hit 4.7 Million in June, vs. 4.6 Million in May

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:40:48 GMT
    Job openings rose in June, hitting 4.7 million, up slightly from 4.6 million in the prior month. 
    Job openings rose in June, hitting 4.7 million, up slightly from 4.6 million in the prior month. 
  • Baylor University and Blinn College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

    Baylor University and Blinn College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:45:34 GMT
    Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions  
    Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions  
  • Local Builders Struggle Over the Summer as McLane Stadium Drains Workforce

    Local Builders Struggle Over the Summer as McLane Stadium Drains Workforce

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:52:23 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's a major construction project on the banks of the Brazos. So big, in fact, local contractors say it stunted their summer builds.
    (KCEN) – It's a major construction project on the banks of the Brazos. So big, in fact, local contractors say it stunted their summer builds.
  • Copperas Cove Man in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Child Multiple Times

    Copperas Cove Man in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Child Multiple Times

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:52:22 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Copperas Cove Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Copperas Cove Police Dept.
    A man from Copperas Cove was arrested on Monday for the continuous sexual abuse of a young child. 28-year-old William Shawll III is in the Coryell County Jail on $50,000 bond. Copperas Cove Police investigated a sexual assault incident with a child on Sunday.That investigation revealed Shawl has sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times over the span of a year. Shawl was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and was taken into custody without incident at the Cop...
    A man from Copperas Cove was arrested on Monday for the continuous sexual abuse of a young child. 28-year-old William Shawll III is in the Coryell County Jail on $50,000 bond. Copperas Cove Police investigated a sexual assault incident with a child on Sunday.That investigation revealed Shawl has sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times over the span of a year. Shawl was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and was taken into custody without incident at the Cop...
  • UPDATE: 2 Killed, 4 Injured in Car Crash, Victims Identified

    UPDATE: 2 Killed, 4 Injured in Car Crash, Victims Identified

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:40:59 GMT
    Two people are dead and four injured after two pickup trucks crashed in Georgetown.The accident happened on Texas 195 around 9 this morning. According initial investigation, Georgetown police say a Chevrolet pickup driving southbound ran a red light and collided with a Ford pickup truck. Of the five people in the extended-cab Ford pickup two people were ejected from the vehicle and one was killed at the scene. The four who were injured in the vehicle were transported to Seton Medica...
    Two people are dead and four injured after two pickup trucks crashed in Georgetown.The accident happened on Texas 195 around 9 this morning. According initial investigation, Georgetown police say a Chevrolet pickup driving southbound ran a red light and collided with a Ford pickup truck. Of the five people in the extended-cab Ford pickup two people were ejected from the vehicle and one was killed at the scene. The four who were injured in the vehicle were transported to Seton Medica...
  • Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Aims to Wean China Off Ivory and Shark Fins

    Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Aims to Wean China Off Ivory and Shark Fins

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:46:40 GMT
    BEIJING – Former NBA all-star center Yao Ming is now dishing out assists to much wilder targets. After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao returned to China and set out to end his homeland's traditional appetite for endangered and threatened animal products. As an ambassador for international conservation organization WildAid, Yao has campaigned to persuade his countrymen to give up the key ingredient in one of their traditional delicacies: shark–fin soup. The “I'm FINished with Fi...
    BEIJING – Former NBA all-star center Yao Ming is now dishing out assists to much wilder targets. After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao returned to China and set out to end his homeland's traditional appetite for endangered and threatened animal products. As an ambassador for international conservation organization WildAid, Yao has campaigned to persuade his countrymen to give up the key ingredient in one of their traditional delicacies: shark–fin soup. The “I'm FINished with Fi...
  • River Tuber Found Dead

    River Tuber Found Dead

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:38:57 GMT
     A San Marcos river tuber that had not been seen since Saturday has been found...
     A San Marcos river tuber that had not been seen since Saturday has been found...
  • Super Bear Marc Faber: A 'Rebound Is Underway'

    Super Bear Marc Faber: A 'Rebound Is Underway'

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:58:26 GMT
    Perennial bear Marc Faber said Monday that markets have recovered from a "fully oversold" condition and a rebound in stocks was now underway, but warned that new highs in equities were unlikely. Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, told CNBC if new highs were reached, it would a result in just a "limited number of shares making new highs". "We had a significant correction in many shares, and as of [the] Thursday night close, th...
    Perennial bear Marc Faber said Monday that markets have recovered from a "fully oversold" condition and a rebound in stocks was now underway, but warned that new highs in equities were unlikely. Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, told CNBC if new highs were reached, it would a result in just a "limited number of shares making new highs". "We had a significant correction in many shares, and as of [the] Thursday night close, th...
  • Shoppers Expected to Save $83 Million During Tax Free Weekend

    Shoppers Expected to Save $83 Million During Tax Free Weekend

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:08:39 GMT
    (KCEN) --Tax free weekend is wrapping up in central Texas, with shoppers estimated to have saved nearly $83 million off of local and state sales tax.From August 8th to the 10th parents were able to buy most school clothes, supplies, back packs and shoes without having to pay sales tax, meaning they saved an average $8 off every $100 they purchased. "We save a little bit every year," Clayton Brooks said as he shopped for his five-year-old son. "You just wait for the weekend to come and knock i...
    (KCEN) --Tax free weekend is wrapping up in central Texas, with shoppers estimated to have saved nearly $83 million off of local and state sales tax.From August 8th to the 10th parents were able to buy most school clothes, supplies, back packs and shoes without having to pay sales tax, meaning they saved an average $8 off every $100 they purchased. "We save a little bit every year," Clayton Brooks said as he shopped for his five-year-old son. "You just wait for the weekend to come and knock i...
  • Man in jail after truck crashes into two churches

    Man in jail after truck crashes into two churches

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:47:26 GMT
    A truck crashed into Victory in Praise Worship Center and the Christian Tabernacle Holiness Church in Waco last night around 8:30. Waco Police responded to a wreck involving a 1995 white, Chevy Silverado and a 2006, black Chevy Impala and two buildings located at 1501 and 1516 Maple Ave. The Chevy Impala was turning on to Maple from N. 15th street. They Chevy Silverado was following too close to the Impala then lost control.The truck then veered into the parking lot of 1501 Maple Av...
    A truck crashed into Victory in Praise Worship Center and the Christian Tabernacle Holiness Church in Waco last night around 8:30. Waco Police responded to a wreck involving a 1995 white, Chevy Silverado and a 2006, black Chevy Impala and two buildings located at 1501 and 1516 Maple Ave. The Chevy Impala was turning on to Maple from N. 15th street. They Chevy Silverado was following too close to the Impala then lost control.The truck then veered into the parking lot of 1501 Maple Av...
  • Temple apartment catches on fire three times in one week

    Temple apartment catches on fire three times in one week

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:41:54 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Temple Fire and RescuePhoto Courtesy Temple Fire and Rescue
    Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a fire that broke out at a vacant garage apartment in Temple on 1313 N. 2nd St. Friday night.  And that same apartment caught fire again Saturday morning.
    Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a fire that broke out at a vacant garage apartment in Temple on 1313 N. 2nd St. Friday night.  And that same apartment caught fire again Saturday morning.
  • Parents, Volunteers Start Waco Soccer League for Specials Needs Kids

    Parents, Volunteers Start Waco Soccer League for Specials Needs Kids

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:25:11 GMT
    (KCEN) --Parents working to give their special needs kids the same opportunities other kids get; that's the goal of a new soccer league in central Texas. It's called No Limitations, and there certainly aren't any for these kids.
    (KCEN) --Parents working to give their special needs kids the same opportunities other kids get; that's the goal of a new soccer league in central Texas. It's called No Limitations, and there certainly aren't any for these kids.
  • 25-Year-Old Killed In Rollover Crash

    25-Year-Old Killed In Rollover Crash

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:38:46 GMT
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    (KCEN)-- A man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Crawford. According to DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Chapman and Old Ranch Road. Wilson says the driver, 25-year-old Dillon Chase Davis of Eddy, lost control of his 2007 Dodge pickup and rolled over. Davis was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Belinda Summer. His body has been taken to the Waco mortuary.
    (KCEN)-- A man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Crawford. According to DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Chapman and Old Ranch Road. Wilson says the driver, 25-year-old Dillon Chase Davis of Eddy, lost control of his 2007 Dodge pickup and rolled over. Davis was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Belinda Summer. His body has been taken to the Waco mortuary.
  • Man Wanted for Threatening Wife, Setting House on Fire Arrested

    Man Wanted for Threatening Wife, Setting House on Fire Arrested

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:51:00 GMT
    Bellmead Police arrested Shane Michael Springer a little after 6 p.m. Friday.Police had been searching for Springer earlier that day for assaulting his wife, then setting his house on fire. Springer was arrested without incident.He was served four felony warrants. The warrants were for Assault-Family violence-Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Attempted Sexual Assault and Arson. Each warrant has a pre-set bond amount of $250,000.
    Bellmead Police arrested Shane Michael Springer a little after 6 p.m. Friday.Police had been searching for Springer earlier that day for assaulting his wife, then setting his house on fire. Springer was arrested without incident.He was served four felony warrants. The warrants were for Assault-Family violence-Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Attempted Sexual Assault and Arson. Each warrant has a pre-set bond amount of $250,000.
  • Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:55:19 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Austin Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Austin Police Dept.
    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...
    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...
  • UPDATE: Waco Man Receives Only Minor Injuries After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Cliff

    UPDATE: Waco Man Receives Only Minor Injuries After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Cliff

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:24:16 GMT
    Police are at Cameron Park where there were reports of a man falling off a cliff. 
    Police are at Cameron Park where there were reports of a man falling off a cliff. 
  • Waco Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

    Waco Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:01:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Waco man was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a child.Forty-five-year-old Leslie Coleman faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child.He was arrested after a 4-year-old girl claimed he touched her genitals and performed sexual acts on her. The victim was able to show the forensic interviewer a drawing where she was touched.Coleman was booked into the McLennan County Jail on Thursday.
    (KCEN) -- A Waco man was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a child.Forty-five-year-old Leslie Coleman faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child.He was arrested after a 4-year-old girl claimed he touched her genitals and performed sexual acts on her. The victim was able to show the forensic interviewer a drawing where she was touched.Coleman was booked into the McLennan County Jail on Thursday.
  • 8-Year-Old Texas Boy Shot By Cousin

    8-Year-Old Texas Boy Shot By Cousin

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:59:32 GMT
    An eight-year-old Texas boy is recovering after he was accidentally shot in the face by his cousin...
    An eight-year-old Texas boy is recovering after he was accidentally shot in the face by his cousin...
  • Texas Education Agency Releases Accountability Ratings

    Texas Education Agency Releases Accountability Ratings

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:35:55 GMT
    The Texas Education Agency released their 2014 accountability ratings on Friday, and ten Waco schools on the list need improvements...
    The Texas Education Agency released their 2014 accountability ratings on Friday, and ten Waco schools on the list need improvements...
  • "Stuff the Bus" Event Helps Students with Supplies

    "Stuff the Bus" Event Helps Students with Supplies

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:54:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The back-to-school rush is in full swing and most parents count on spending a few bucks for supplies, but for some families, the cost is too high. Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas hosted an event on Friday morning to help these families.Venee Hummel of Communities in Schools says the annual "Stuff the Bus" event collects all of the essentials, so students can go back feeling prepared. "School supplies are expensive, school uniforms are expensive," Hummel said. "...for fa...
    (KCEN) -- The back-to-school rush is in full swing and most parents count on spending a few bucks for supplies, but for some families, the cost is too high. Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas hosted an event on Friday morning to help these families.Venee Hummel of Communities in Schools says the annual "Stuff the Bus" event collects all of the essentials, so students can go back feeling prepared. "School supplies are expensive, school uniforms are expensive," Hummel said. "...for fa...
  • Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August

    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:23:57 GMT
    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August!WHAT: Are you ready for some football?! Add a furry team member to your squad just in time for football season! Texas Humane Heroes invites community members adopt an adult cat or dog for 50% off August 12 - 17. All adoptable animals are spay/neutered, microchipped, and current on basic vaccinations. Be a hero… Adopt!WHO: Texas Humane Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979, w...
    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August!WHAT: Are you ready for some football?! Add a furry team member to your squad just in time for football season! Texas Humane Heroes invites community members adopt an adult cat or dog for 50% off August 12 - 17. All adoptable animals are spay/neutered, microchipped, and current on basic vaccinations. Be a hero… Adopt!WHO: Texas Humane Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979, w...
  • Police Looking For Bellmead Man That Assaults Wife, Sets Home On Fire

    Police Looking For Bellmead Man That Assaults Wife, Sets Home On Fire

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:15:55 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police are looking for a Bellmead man that assaulted his wife, threatened to kill her and then set their house on fire.It all happened early Friday morning.Bellmead Police received a call at 12:58 a.m. regarding assault family violence.When they arrived, police found flames coming from the house.Police say the victim stated that her husband physically assaulted her, threatened to kill her and burn their house down.Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but there was extensive ...
    (KCEN) -- Police are looking for a Bellmead man that assaulted his wife, threatened to kill her and then set their house on fire.It all happened early Friday morning.Bellmead Police received a call at 12:58 a.m. regarding assault family violence.When they arrived, police found flames coming from the house.Police say the victim stated that her husband physically assaulted her, threatened to kill her and burn their house down.Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but there was extensive ...
  • UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders After Standoff In Killeen

    UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders After Standoff In Killeen

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:21:16 GMT
    Police are currently working a standoff situation in Killeen...
    Police are currently working a standoff situation in Killeen...
  • Waco Food Truck Business Booms in Last Year; Diners Wonder What's Next

    Waco Food Truck Business Booms in Last Year; Diners Wonder What's Next

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:20:36 GMT
    (KCEN) --It's a new way to dine out that's popping up all over the country, and now Waco is seeing a recent surge in food trucks. A year ago, downtown was devoid of these rolling kitchens, but recently, several have rolled into town.
    (KCEN) --It's a new way to dine out that's popping up all over the country, and now Waco is seeing a recent surge in food trucks. A year ago, downtown was devoid of these rolling kitchens, but recently, several have rolled into town.
  • Local Man Arrested For Inappropriately Touching A Child

    Local Man Arrested For Inappropriately Touching A Child

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:19:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A McLennan County man is accused of inappropriately touching a child.Jesus Ruiz is charged with Indecency With A Child. Police say the charges stem from an incident in January of 2011 in which the victim stated she was inappropriately touched by Ruiz. The victim said that when she was living with him, he would make her go into the bedroom and pull her pants down and lay down on the bed. Ruiz would then check her genital area with his hand.The victim also stated that he would look at...
    (KCEN) -- A McLennan County man is accused of inappropriately touching a child.Jesus Ruiz is charged with Indecency With A Child. Police say the charges stem from an incident in January of 2011 in which the victim stated she was inappropriately touched by Ruiz. The victim said that when she was living with him, he would make her go into the bedroom and pull her pants down and lay down on the bed. Ruiz would then check her genital area with his hand.The victim also stated that he would look at...
  • UPDATE: Two Toddlers Rescued On Local Highway, Mother And Grandmother Arrested

    UPDATE: Two Toddlers Rescued On Local Highway, Mother And Grandmother Arrested

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:04:20 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two toddlers were rescued after being nearly hit on a Cameron road on Tuesday afternoon.On Tuesday at 12:09 p.m., the Cameron Police received a call of two two-year-olds running down the inside lane of the 900 block of U.S. 190.Police say that there was no adult in sight.Traffic was dodging the children on the highway. According to a witness, an 18-wheeler locked its brakes and missed the children by less than a foot.James Blair Jr. witnessed the near miss and immediately ran into t...
    (KCEN) -- Two toddlers were rescued after being nearly hit on a Cameron road on Tuesday afternoon.On Tuesday at 12:09 p.m., the Cameron Police received a call of two two-year-olds running down the inside lane of the 900 block of U.S. 190.Police say that there was no adult in sight.Traffic was dodging the children on the highway. According to a witness, an 18-wheeler locked its brakes and missed the children by less than a foot.James Blair Jr. witnessed the near miss and immediately ran into t...
  • Temple Kid Buys Pizza With Dad's Credit Card, Leaves Cutest Receipt Ever

    Temple Kid Buys Pizza With Dad's Credit Card, Leaves Cutest Receipt Ever

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:09:07 GMT
    Jewel Cowart deals with credit card receipts all day in her job as a cashier at Domino's Pizza, but one customer's signature last week managed to melt her heart."This child walked into the store with as much confidence as an adult," Cowart, 16, told TODAY.com of a little kid who came into the Domino's in Temple, Texas, where she works.The bold little boy, who was accompanied by his father, was actually something of a regular."He smiled and said to me, 'I'm here to pick up an order ...
    Jewel Cowart deals with credit card receipts all day in her job as a cashier at Domino's Pizza, but one customer's signature last week managed to melt her heart."This child walked into the store with as much confidence as an adult," Cowart, 16, told TODAY.com of a little kid who came into the Domino's in Temple, Texas, where she works.The bold little boy, who was accompanied by his father, was actually something of a regular."He smiled and said to me, 'I'm here to pick up an order ...
  • Chikungunya Positively Identified In Texas Mosquito

    Chikungunya Positively Identified In Texas Mosquito

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:20:28 GMT
    The chikungunya virus has been positively confirmed in a mosquito in Texas...
    The chikungunya virus has been positively confirmed in a mosquito in Texas...
  • Local SWAT Teams Brush Up On Training

    Local SWAT Teams Brush Up On Training

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:36:19 GMT
    (KCEN) --When police need help, they call SWAT. That's just one reason why Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department says training is critical.Theyconducted exercises with Woodway Public Safety on Thursday morning.Scenarios included an active shooter situation at Waco Montessori School, where staff members were role players.Whilethe training is to ensure SWAT teams are prepared for anything, Waco Montessori School principal Shirley Jansing says her staff members benefit from it as we...
    (KCEN) --When police need help, they call SWAT. That's just one reason why Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department says training is critical.Theyconducted exercises with Woodway Public Safety on Thursday morning.Scenarios included an active shooter situation at Waco Montessori School, where staff members were role players.Whilethe training is to ensure SWAT teams are prepared for anything, Waco Montessori School principal Shirley Jansing says her staff members benefit from it as we...
  • Revision Made to Proposed Plant Regulations

    Revision Made to Proposed Plant Regulations

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:26:34 GMT
     Making sure a disaster like the West fertilizer plant explosion never happens again, that's the goal of the Texas House's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.Last month a bill was introduced that would bring sweeping changes to Texas, but after push back from Republicans, revisions have been made.This new draft calls for the creation of an advisory panel to make safety recommendations for the state, specifically regarding the storage of ammonium nitrate.The panel will feat...
     Making sure a disaster like the West fertilizer plant explosion never happens again, that's the goal of the Texas House's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.Last month a bill was introduced that would bring sweeping changes to Texas, but after push back from Republicans, revisions have been made.This new draft calls for the creation of an advisory panel to make safety recommendations for the state, specifically regarding the storage of ammonium nitrate.The panel will feat...
  • Body Found In House Fire Sent For ID

    Body Found In House Fire Sent For ID

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:54:56 GMT
    Officials are looking to identify a person killed in a house fire on Wednesday.On Wednesday, officials received a call about a house fire between Whitney and White Bluff.A deputy arrived to the house and found the home fully engulfed in flames.Officials say a body was spotted in the rear of the house.Hill County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that the body has now been seen to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for an ID.Police say that due to reports from the scene, arson is s...
    Officials are looking to identify a person killed in a house fire on Wednesday.On Wednesday, officials received a call about a house fire between Whitney and White Bluff.A deputy arrived to the house and found the home fully engulfed in flames.Officials say a body was spotted in the rear of the house.Hill County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that the body has now been seen to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for an ID.Police say that due to reports from the scene, arson is s...
  • US Claims Tumble Below 300K; 4-Week Average Hits Lowest Since 2006

    US Claims Tumble Below 300K; 4-Week Average Hits Lowest Since 2006

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:08:51 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists po...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists po...
  • Baylor Student Out Of ICU, Listed As Fair Condition

    Baylor Student Out Of ICU, Listed As Fair Condition

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:52:59 GMT
    Megan Taylor Ritzi is now out of ICU and is listed in fair condition..
    Megan Taylor Ritzi is now out of ICU and is listed in fair condition..
  • Sex Offender Maps Show High Percentage of Child Sex Crimes in Central Texas

    Sex Offender Maps Show High Percentage of Child Sex Crimes in Central Texas

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:35:35 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're crimes most people can't understand: sexual crimes against children. And central Texas appears to have much higher concentrations of people who commit those crimes.
    (KCEN) -- They're crimes most people can't understand: sexual crimes against children. And central Texas appears to have much higher concentrations of people who commit those crimes.
  • New Charges For Capital Murder Suspect

    New Charges For Capital Murder Suspect

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:55:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The charges keep building for a capital murder suspect in Waco.Twenty-seven-year-old Todric McDonald adds aggravated assault to the long list of charges already against him.McDonald and 29-year-old Tony Olivarez are accused of firing multiple shots during an altercation with a 31-year-old man on May 12. This incident happened just five hours after McDonald allegedly shot and killed two men in an apartment at the intersection of 26th Street and Grim Avenue. McDonald also faces additi...
    (KCEN) -- The charges keep building for a capital murder suspect in Waco.Twenty-seven-year-old Todric McDonald adds aggravated assault to the long list of charges already against him.McDonald and 29-year-old Tony Olivarez are accused of firing multiple shots during an altercation with a 31-year-old man on May 12. This incident happened just five hours after McDonald allegedly shot and killed two men in an apartment at the intersection of 26th Street and Grim Avenue. McDonald also faces additi...
  • Overnight Fire At Local Restaurant

    Overnight Fire At Local Restaurant

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:24:02 GMT
    An overnight fire leaves extensive damage to a popular Mexican restaurant in Waco...
    An overnight fire leaves extensive damage to a popular Mexican restaurant in Waco...
  • Baylor Football Tickets Selling Out Fast

    Baylor Football Tickets Selling Out Fast

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:10:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The countdown to kickoff is underway and Baylor mania was in full swing on Wednesday morning.Single game tickets went on sale at 8:30 a.m., but fans were in line as early as Tuesday night.Baylor fan Tanner Fausnacht woke up anxious and willing to do whatever it takes. "Called and couldn't get an answer," Fausnacht said. "The website was of course down, so I decided just to come up here."Most people waited about an hour, but fans who got to the ticket office early were the lucky ones...
    (KCEN) -- The countdown to kickoff is underway and Baylor mania was in full swing on Wednesday morning.Single game tickets went on sale at 8:30 a.m., but fans were in line as early as Tuesday night.Baylor fan Tanner Fausnacht woke up anxious and willing to do whatever it takes. "Called and couldn't get an answer," Fausnacht said. "The website was of course down, so I decided just to come up here."Most people waited about an hour, but fans who got to the ticket office early were the lucky ones...
  • Serial Baby Killer Scheduled For Freedom In Texas

    Serial Baby Killer Scheduled For Freedom In Texas

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:41:41 GMT
    A homicidal nurse believed responsible for killing dozens of babies is scheduled for release from the Texas prison system where she was sentenced to serve 99 years.Genene Jones, now 64, was sentenced in 1985 for killing a 15-month-old girl. She later was convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term.Prosecutors believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at hospitals where she worked in Kerrvill...
    A homicidal nurse believed responsible for killing dozens of babies is scheduled for release from the Texas prison system where she was sentenced to serve 99 years.Genene Jones, now 64, was sentenced in 1985 for killing a 15-month-old girl. She later was convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term.Prosecutors believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at hospitals where she worked in Kerrvill...
  • Over A Pound Of Heroin Found In Central Texas Traffic Stop

    Over A Pound Of Heroin Found In Central Texas Traffic Stop

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-06 15:52:42 GMT
    A San Antonio woman is in jail after being caught with a pound of heroin in McLennan County.Thirty-seven-year-old Melissa Williams was pulled over for speeding in Bruceville-Eddy on Monday. When cops approached the car, they say there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from it.Williams and a passenger both confessed to having weed and paraphernalia that included a crack pipe. A K9 dog then alerted officers who searched the car and found over a pound of heroin with a street value...
    A San Antonio woman is in jail after being caught with a pound of heroin in McLennan County.Thirty-seven-year-old Melissa Williams was pulled over for speeding in Bruceville-Eddy on Monday. When cops approached the car, they say there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from it.Williams and a passenger both confessed to having weed and paraphernalia that included a crack pipe. A K9 dog then alerted officers who searched the car and found over a pound of heroin with a street value...
  • Former Daycare Provider Tells Parents What To Watch For

    Former Daycare Provider Tells Parents What To Watch For

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:43 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Back in July, a local mother was shocked to find out her daughter's daycare had compliance issues with the state. Now, a former daycare provider in Killeen is speaking out, agreeing that there may be more than meets the eye inside your child's daycare."It's something to just keep in mind," Petra Polite says. "It doesn't mean they're not a good daycare or the teachers aren't good, but there are some things that you should at least have an eye on."Polite says to drop in unannounced fr...
    (KCEN) -- Back in July, a local mother was shocked to find out her daughter's daycare had compliance issues with the state. Now, a former daycare provider in Killeen is speaking out, agreeing that there may be more than meets the eye inside your child's daycare."It's something to just keep in mind," Petra Polite says. "It doesn't mean they're not a good daycare or the teachers aren't good, but there are some things that you should at least have an eye on."Polite says to drop in unannounced fr...
  • 16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:28 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A local mom who asked to remain anonymous is outraged by a child care center in Killeen. "It seemed like a loving environment. They greeted me, they greeted my daughter," she said about Kids of the King daycare in Killeen. Within weeks, she started seeing things she didn't like during drop-off and pick-up. "I would notice that there were kids everywhere, twenty kids running around, all different ages." After doing research, she was shocked to find out the daycare was investigated b...
    (KCEN) -- A local mom who asked to remain anonymous is outraged by a child care center in Killeen. "It seemed like a loving environment. They greeted me, they greeted my daughter," she said about Kids of the King daycare in Killeen. Within weeks, she started seeing things she didn't like during drop-off and pick-up. "I would notice that there were kids everywhere, twenty kids running around, all different ages." After doing research, she was shocked to find out the daycare was investigated b...
  • America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

    America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:27 GMT
    Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll. The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 pe...
    Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll. The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 pe...
  • Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As Assistant Coach

    Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As Assistant Coach

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-05 19:30:41 GMT
    There's a reason the San Antonio Spurs are one of best organizations in the NBA.Tuesday, the team named Becky Hammon an assistant coach, making her the first female paid by an NBA team to be an assistant."I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to ...
    There's a reason the San Antonio Spurs are one of best organizations in the NBA.Tuesday, the team named Becky Hammon an assistant coach, making her the first female paid by an NBA team to be an assistant."I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to ...
  • Waco City Council Considers Pedicabs

    Waco City Council Considers Pedicabs

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:23:42 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There could soon be a new way of getting around downtown Waco. The city council will vote on a pedicab proposal Tuesday evening. It's already a hip way of traveling in bigger cities, but the trailer-towing bicycles could help with game day traffic when football season kicks off at McLane Stadium. Megan Henderson of the Downtown Waco Development Corporation says they analyzed Austin's success with pedicabs to create the right regulations. "They've got a very exhaustive pedicab appro...
    (KCEN) -- There could soon be a new way of getting around downtown Waco. The city council will vote on a pedicab proposal Tuesday evening. It's already a hip way of traveling in bigger cities, but the trailer-towing bicycles could help with game day traffic when football season kicks off at McLane Stadium. Megan Henderson of the Downtown Waco Development Corporation says they analyzed Austin's success with pedicabs to create the right regulations. "They've got a very exhaustive pedicab appro...
  • Couple Forced to Move After Finding Out Rental House Has No Permanent Water Line

    Couple Forced to Move After Finding Out Rental House Has No Permanent Water Line

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:20:43 GMT
    (KCEN) --Imagine living without running water. That's the reality a couple in Lorena is facing, just a month after moving in. And now, they have to find a new place to live.
    (KCEN) --Imagine living without running water. That's the reality a couple in Lorena is facing, just a month after moving in. And now, they have to find a new place to live.
  • Charlie Strong Took The Longhorn Logos Off His Players' Helmets

    Charlie Strong Took The Longhorn Logos Off His Players' Helmets

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:23:57 GMT
    Charlie Strong’s offseason motto for the Longhorns has been “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” And he’s meant it. He prohibited players from throwing up the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign with their hands, saying they had to earn it. He’s made them walk the half-mile to practice instead of taking a bus like they used to under Mack Brown. And he’s even stripped the longhorns off their helmets.When players arrived for the first day of practice on Monday, their helmets were solid white. The oran...
    Charlie Strong’s offseason motto for the Longhorns has been “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” And he’s meant it. He prohibited players from throwing up the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign with their hands, saying they had to earn it. He’s made them walk the half-mile to practice instead of taking a bus like they used to under Mack Brown. And he’s even stripped the longhorns off their helmets.When players arrived for the first day of practice on Monday, their helmets were solid white. The oran...
  • San Saba Man Dead After Hit By Car

    San Saba Man Dead After Hit By Car

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:32:33 GMT
    One person is dead after being struck by a car in San Saba.At 9 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an accident in the 1000 block of North High Street where a man had been hit by a car.When officers arrived, they found that a man lying on the west side of the road.Officers called for an ambulance but seconds later the man succumbed to his injuries.Witnesses say that the man had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident and that he was not looking when he walked into the roa...
    One person is dead after being struck by a car in San Saba.At 9 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an accident in the 1000 block of North High Street where a man had been hit by a car.When officers arrived, they found that a man lying on the west side of the road.Officers called for an ambulance but seconds later the man succumbed to his injuries.Witnesses say that the man had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident and that he was not looking when he walked into the roa...
  • Waco Babysitter Arrested For Indecency With A Child

    Waco Babysitter Arrested For Indecency With A Child

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:19:08 GMT
    One man is in jail after inappropriately touching a child while he was babysitting her in Waco.On Saturday night, officers responded to a call of a family saying their babysitter had inappropriately touched their child.Fifty-six-year-old Steve Edward Perkins was left to babysit two children on Saturday night.When the parents returned, one daughter, who was less than ten years of age, said that Perkins touched her under her shirt and bra and was fondling her.Perkins, who had been sta...
    One man is in jail after inappropriately touching a child while he was babysitting her in Waco.On Saturday night, officers responded to a call of a family saying their babysitter had inappropriately touched their child.Fifty-six-year-old Steve Edward Perkins was left to babysit two children on Saturday night.When the parents returned, one daughter, who was less than ten years of age, said that Perkins touched her under her shirt and bra and was fondling her.Perkins, who had been sta...
  • Accident Sends One To Hospital, Closes Roads in Temple

    Accident Sends One To Hospital, Closes Roads in Temple

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:59:44 GMT
    One person was sent to the hospital after an accident on Highway 317 in Temple Monday morning...
    One person was sent to the hospital after an accident on Highway 317 in Temple Monday morning...
  • Shigellosis Cases On The Rise In McLennan County

    Shigellosis Cases On The Rise In McLennan County

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:32:56 GMT
    Shigellosis cases are on the rise in McLennan County.According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, since June, they have had 84 cases this year, with half of those cases occurring within the last two months. There were only 27 cases in 2013.Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to th...
    Shigellosis cases are on the rise in McLennan County.According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, since June, they have had 84 cases this year, with half of those cases occurring within the last two months. There were only 27 cases in 2013.Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to th...
  • Part of Texas Abortion Law Back in Court

    Part of Texas Abortion Law Back in Court

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:01:13 GMT
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Part of Texas's tough abortion law is facing a test before a federal judge this week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments starting Monday about a provision of the law requiring abortion providers to meet standards of ambulatory surgical centers. That provision is set to take effect Sept. 1.It requires facilities to have accommodations such as larger operating rooms and a sterile ventilation system.Lawyers with the state Attorney General's office will argue the ...
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Part of Texas's tough abortion law is facing a test before a federal judge this week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments starting Monday about a provision of the law requiring abortion providers to meet standards of ambulatory surgical centers. That provision is set to take effect Sept. 1.It requires facilities to have accommodations such as larger operating rooms and a sterile ventilation system.Lawyers with the state Attorney General's office will argue the ...
  • Obama Says CEOs Should Quit Complaining: Economist

    Obama Says CEOs Should Quit Complaining: Economist

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:47:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that chief executive officers should stop complaining about regulat...
    President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that chief executive officers should stop complaining about regulat...
  • Benefit For West Woman Brings Entire Town Out

    Benefit For West Woman Brings Entire Town Out

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-04 04:19:11 GMT
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    (KCEN)—On April 26th, West Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek and his wife Ann’s lives changed forever. “She was dead for 2 or 3 minutes,” said Steve Vanek, describing that horrible day.
    (KCEN)—On April 26th, West Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek and his wife Ann’s lives changed forever. “She was dead for 2 or 3 minutes,” said Steve Vanek, describing that horrible day.
  • Boil Water Notice for Residents in Cameron and Buckholts

    Boil Water Notice for Residents in Cameron and Buckholts

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:30:14 GMT
    The Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply Corp. has issued a boil water notice affecting customers in Buckholts and Cameron.Residents using this supplier need to boil any water meant for consumption.Salem Elm Ridge WSC will notify residents when the boil water notice is no longer necessary.This notice does not affect customers along FM 1600 or the Curry Rd. area. For more information on the notice you can contact Robert Jekel at (254) 697-4016 or the TCEQ at (512) 239-4691.
    The Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply Corp. has issued a boil water notice affecting customers in Buckholts and Cameron.Residents using this supplier need to boil any water meant for consumption.Salem Elm Ridge WSC will notify residents when the boil water notice is no longer necessary.This notice does not affect customers along FM 1600 or the Curry Rd. area. For more information on the notice you can contact Robert Jekel at (254) 697-4016 or the TCEQ at (512) 239-4691.
  • One Person Sent to Hospital After Swarmed by Bees

    One Person Sent to Hospital After Swarmed by Bees

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:43:29 GMT
    One person in Temple was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after being stung multiple times by a swarm of honey bees early Sunday afternoon. Tomas Pechal of the Temple Fire Dept. said the person stung had been mowing on some property located near S. 5th St. between Marlanwood Rd. and HK Dodgen Loop in Temple when the hive of bees was disturbed. Several others in the surrounding area were stung but did not need to go to the hospital.Temple Fire ...
    One person in Temple was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after being stung multiple times by a swarm of honey bees early Sunday afternoon. Tomas Pechal of the Temple Fire Dept. said the person stung had been mowing on some property located near S. 5th St. between Marlanwood Rd. and HK Dodgen Loop in Temple when the hive of bees was disturbed. Several others in the surrounding area were stung but did not need to go to the hospital.Temple Fire ...
  • Major Traffic Delays Due to Multiple Accidents

    Major Traffic Delays Due to Multiple Accidents

    Sunday, August 3 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-03 20:54:56 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN News
    LORENA -- Multiple accidents have caused major traffic delays on I-35 near Lorena. An accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-35 near mile marker 324. Four vehicles were involved in this crash. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries. Officials with the Lorena Fire Dept. suspect rubbernecking was the cause of this accident.Officials say people were busy checking out an accident involving six vehicles including a semi in the northbound lanes of I-35 near mile mar...
    LORENA -- Multiple accidents have caused major traffic delays on I-35 near Lorena. An accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-35 near mile marker 324. Four vehicles were involved in this crash. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries. Officials with the Lorena Fire Dept. suspect rubbernecking was the cause of this accident.Officials say people were busy checking out an accident involving six vehicles including a semi in the northbound lanes of I-35 near mile mar...
  • Woman Hiking 1000 Miles For Fort Hood Soldiers

    Woman Hiking 1000 Miles For Fort Hood Soldiers

    Sunday, August 3 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-03 20:47:17 GMT
    KCEN HD NewsKCEN HD News
    On July 30th Bridget Carlson started hiking inside Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights. To date, the Army wife has walked 118 miles and will keep going until she reaches 1,000.
    On July 30th Bridget Carlson started hiking inside Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights. To date, the Army wife has walked 118 miles and will keep going until she reaches 1,000.
  • Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle

    Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle

    Sunday, August 3 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-03 19:45:56 GMT
    SAN SABA -- A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night around 9 p.m. in San Saba at the 1000 block of High St.San Saba Police are currently investigating the incident.San Saba Chief of Police Dwayne Shaw says the male pedestrian was hit by a small, compact passenger car which was being driven by a man.The San Saba Police Dept., the San Saba Sheriff’s Dept. and DPS all responded to the incident.Shaw says they’re not releasing the names of the driver or the victi...
    SAN SABA -- A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night around 9 p.m. in San Saba at the 1000 block of High St.San Saba Police are currently investigating the incident.San Saba Chief of Police Dwayne Shaw says the male pedestrian was hit by a small, compact passenger car which was being driven by a man.The San Saba Police Dept., the San Saba Sheriff’s Dept. and DPS all responded to the incident.Shaw says they’re not releasing the names of the driver or the victi...
  • Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Temple Home

    Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Temple Home

    Sunday, August 3 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-03 18:37:49 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Temple Fire and RescuePhoto Courtesy Temple Fire and Rescue
    An unoccupied home located on 1313 N. 2nd street was destroyed early Saturday morning after the house caught fire around 2.
    An unoccupied home located on 1313 N. 2nd street was destroyed early Saturday morning after the house caught fire around 2.
  • A Mission of Mercy Leaves Hundreds in Central Texas Smiling After They Receive Dental Care

    A Mission of Mercy Leaves Hundreds in Central Texas Smiling After They Receive Dental Care

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:43:42 GMT
     It's a program that's left thousands across the state smiling.A mobile dental clinic is doing all it can to help those who can't afford to see or get to a dentist on their own. And this weekend, it will set up shop in Williamson County.Inside Eastview High School in Georgetown a group of dentists and hygienists from across the state have set up shop to conduct a Texas Mission of Mercy, a charity dental event. Among those waiting for treatment is Cathy Mack."I just was laid off and I...
     It's a program that's left thousands across the state smiling.A mobile dental clinic is doing all it can to help those who can't afford to see or get to a dentist on their own. And this weekend, it will set up shop in Williamson County.Inside Eastview High School in Georgetown a group of dentists and hygienists from across the state have set up shop to conduct a Texas Mission of Mercy, a charity dental event. Among those waiting for treatment is Cathy Mack."I just was laid off and I...
  • Virtual Ride Along With Waco PD

    Virtual Ride Along With Waco PD

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:55:35 GMT
    (KCEN)—Waco police took the community on a virtual ride along Friday night, using Facebook and Twitter to show what a night as a patrol officer is like. The ride along was announced after the Waco Police Department’s Facebook page got over 10,000 likes. 
    (KCEN)—Waco police took the community on a virtual ride along Friday night, using Facebook and Twitter to show what a night as a patrol officer is like. The ride along was announced after the Waco Police Department’s Facebook page got over 10,000 likes. 
  • Texas Toddler Dies After Scalding Bath at Daycare

    Texas Toddler Dies After Scalding Bath at Daycare

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:47:10 GMT
    A heartbreaking story out of northeast Houston. Authorities say a two-year-old girl is dead after being scalded in a bathtub. Now, investigators say the childcare agency where it happened wasn't licensedThe tiny two-year-old girl's body was covered in first and second degree burns. By the time the girl's mother arrived to the daycare, it was too late. "You could hear her cry through almost the whole apartment complex. You could hear the screams," says Artrell Jenkins, who neighbors t...
    A heartbreaking story out of northeast Houston. Authorities say a two-year-old girl is dead after being scalded in a bathtub. Now, investigators say the childcare agency where it happened wasn't licensedThe tiny two-year-old girl's body was covered in first and second degree burns. By the time the girl's mother arrived to the daycare, it was too late. "You could hear her cry through almost the whole apartment complex. You could hear the screams," says Artrell Jenkins, who neighbors t...
  • Parents, Grandparents Push More Autism Awareness After Attacks

    Parents, Grandparents Push More Autism Awareness After Attacks

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:39:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's a little-understood disorder. Kids with autism often face challenges other kids don't. And, unfortunately, sometimes those challenges involve physical or emotional violence.
     It's a little-understood disorder. Kids with autism often face challenges other kids don't. And, unfortunately, sometimes those challenges involve physical or emotional violence.
  • Houston Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn'

    Houston Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn'

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:07:30 GMT
    "Revenge porn" is a term becoming all too common and something that has a Houston woman fighting back."You talk about extreme embarrassment," said attorney David Altenbern. "You talk about extreme shame."Attorney David Altenbern said those are two reasons his 28-year-old client Meryem Ali has filed a lawsuit. A Facebook page was created in her name with her face photoshopped on nude images."There is a sex act in one picture," said Altenbern. "It's graphic."Altenbern said the IP addr...
    "Revenge porn" is a term becoming all too common and something that has a Houston woman fighting back."You talk about extreme embarrassment," said attorney David Altenbern. "You talk about extreme shame."Attorney David Altenbern said those are two reasons his 28-year-old client Meryem Ali has filed a lawsuit. A Facebook page was created in her name with her face photoshopped on nude images."There is a sex act in one picture," said Altenbern. "It's graphic."Altenbern said the IP addr...
  • 'Doggy Reading Time' Helps With Kids' Reading Skills, Confidence

    'Doggy Reading Time' Helps With Kids' Reading Skills, Confidence

    Saturday, August 2 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-02 15:04:14 GMT
    Reading time at Pearland Westside Library has turned into Doggy Reading Time.A year ago the library started bringing in therapy dogs for children to read to."I just got out of second grade and I'm going into third. I wouldn't say I'm an over-the-top reader. I'd kind of just say I'm a normal reader," said Alex who enjoys reading to a schnauzer named Buster.Somewhere between the dog eared pages and actual dogs' ears, children pick up verbal skills and confidence and knowledge, experts...
    Reading time at Pearland Westside Library has turned into Doggy Reading Time.A year ago the library started bringing in therapy dogs for children to read to."I just got out of second grade and I'm going into third. I wouldn't say I'm an over-the-top reader. I'd kind of just say I'm a normal reader," said Alex who enjoys reading to a schnauzer named Buster.Somewhere between the dog eared pages and actual dogs' ears, children pick up verbal skills and confidence and knowledge, experts...
  • Son Says Texas Funeral Home Buried the Wrong Woman, Not His Mother

    Son Says Texas Funeral Home Buried the Wrong Woman, Not His Mother

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-02 13:00:43 GMT
    A man who said goodbye to his mother at her funeral earlier this week will have to do it all over again after learning the wrong body was buried in the family's plot."I remember the days when she looked like this," said Bruce Lawson, looking at a photo of his mother on the cover of a funeral program.Bruce held the same program three days ago, when he thought he was saying goodbye to his mother, 81-year-old Edna Lawson."We were sending her back home to be with dad."But on top of pain...
    A man who said goodbye to his mother at her funeral earlier this week will have to do it all over again after learning the wrong body was buried in the family's plot."I remember the days when she looked like this," said Bruce Lawson, looking at a photo of his mother on the cover of a funeral program.Bruce held the same program three days ago, when he thought he was saying goodbye to his mother, 81-year-old Edna Lawson."We were sending her back home to be with dad."But on top of pain...
  • Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

    Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:53:16 GMT
     Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport turned 10 years old on Friday...
     Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport turned 10 years old on Friday...
  • Flames Tear Through Killeen Home

    Flames Tear Through Killeen Home

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:14:27 GMT
    Flames were seen shooting from the roof of a Killeen home on Friday.
    Flames were seen shooting from the roof of a Killeen home on Friday.
  • KCEN's School Gear Giveaway -- Enter To Win

    KCEN's School Gear Giveaway -- Enter To Win

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:03:50 GMT
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...
  • Three West Nile Cases Near Houston

    Three West Nile Cases Near Houston

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:54:10 GMT
    Three cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in Montgomery County and in and around The Woodlands area. The confirmed cases are a man in his 70's, a man in his 60's and a man in his 30's. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms. However, some cases result in serious illness or death.Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis.
    Three cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in Montgomery County and in and around The Woodlands area. The confirmed cases are a man in his 70's, a man in his 60's and a man in his 30's. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms. However, some cases result in serious illness or death.Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis.
  • Funeral Services Set for Baylor Students

    Funeral Services Set for Baylor Students

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:35:54 GMT
    Funeral services have been set for one of two Baylor students involved in a deadly rollover accident.A funeral mass for 19-year-old Jack Stewart will be Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas.Funeral services for Laura Onwudinanti, who graduated from Baylor in May, have not been set.Stewart and Onwudinanti were with two other music students on their way to an international clarinet competition in Baton Rouge when the truck they were in an accident that flipped their car a...
    Funeral services have been set for one of two Baylor students involved in a deadly rollover accident.A funeral mass for 19-year-old Jack Stewart will be Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas.Funeral services for Laura Onwudinanti, who graduated from Baylor in May, have not been set.Stewart and Onwudinanti were with two other music students on their way to an international clarinet competition in Baton Rouge when the truck they were in an accident that flipped their car a...
  • San Antonio Family Says Puppy Saved Them From Fire

    San Antonio Family Says Puppy Saved Them From Fire

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:04:29 GMT
    A puppy is being called a hero for saving a San Antonio family of four from a fire in the middle of the night.The residents told firefighters they woke up alarmed but managed to escape the flames after hearing the puppy bark.The family had barbecued Thursday night and firefighters believe it was the hot coals from the grill that started the fire.Fire officials said the blaze started on a wooden deck in the backyard of the home in the 1300 block of General Bragg Dr. at around 2:30 a....
    A puppy is being called a hero for saving a San Antonio family of four from a fire in the middle of the night.The residents told firefighters they woke up alarmed but managed to escape the flames after hearing the puppy bark.The family had barbecued Thursday night and firefighters believe it was the hot coals from the grill that started the fire.Fire officials said the blaze started on a wooden deck in the backyard of the home in the 1300 block of General Bragg Dr. at around 2:30 a....
  • Job Growth Strong But Not Too Strong For Markets

    Job Growth Strong But Not Too Strong For Markets

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:45:09 GMT
    July's slower gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls shows the economy is chugging along, and the labor market is improving, but it is also not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected. Job creation was slightly below the 233,000 expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent as more workers attempted to join the workforce. The rate had been 6.1 percent and was expected to fall to 6 percent. The big fear in markets has b...
    July's slower gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls shows the economy is chugging along, and the labor market is improving, but it is also not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected. Job creation was slightly below the 233,000 expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent as more workers attempted to join the workforce. The rate had been 6.1 percent and was expected to fall to 6 percent. The big fear in markets has b...
  • Cowboys Send Out Playoff Tickets

    Cowboys Send Out Playoff Tickets

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:15:26 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys, a franchise that’s finished 8-8 in three consecutive season and has hosted just two playoff games in the past 15 years, already sent out postseason tickets to season-ticket holders. That makes the Cowboys the first major American sports team to ever deliver playoff tickets before the start of the season, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. It also makes them completely nuts, according to anyone who’s watched Jason Garrett’s team over the past three years.Dall...
    The Dallas Cowboys, a franchise that’s finished 8-8 in three consecutive season and has hosted just two playoff games in the past 15 years, already sent out postseason tickets to season-ticket holders. That makes the Cowboys the first major American sports team to ever deliver playoff tickets before the start of the season, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. It also makes them completely nuts, according to anyone who’s watched Jason Garrett’s team over the past three years.Dall...
  • Gatesville Rodeo Welcomes Troops Scheduled To Deploy

    Gatesville Rodeo Welcomes Troops Scheduled To Deploy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:17:46 GMT
    (KCEN)-- It's been going on for 77-years, so it's a big deal when the Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo is in action. Thursdaynight was extra special though. 200 National Guard members for Oregon, training at North Fort Hood for a deployment to Afghanistan, were in attendance. Among them, 22-year-old Specialist Kyle Lipscomb from Medford, OR, who saystonight's rodeo is just another example of warmth he's felt since arriving in Central Texas. “I've gone to other military installations and the publi...
    (KCEN)-- It's been going on for 77-years, so it's a big deal when the Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo is in action. Thursdaynight was extra special though. 200 National Guard members for Oregon, training at North Fort Hood for a deployment to Afghanistan, were in attendance. Among them, 22-year-old Specialist Kyle Lipscomb from Medford, OR, who saystonight's rodeo is just another example of warmth he's felt since arriving in Central Texas. “I've gone to other military installations and the publi...
  • New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:55:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Are you ready for some football? Baylor Nation certainly is. Not only will this season be about defending the Big 12 Championship, potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the opening of the new McLane Stadium and local businesses are trying to create the ultimate tailgating experience.It's called the Brazos Parking and it's going to have food, drinks, and live music, just a stone's throw from the stadium. Parking spaces, 112 tailgate spaces and 32 RV spaces. But the biggest draw is ...
    (KCEN) -- Are you ready for some football? Baylor Nation certainly is. Not only will this season be about defending the Big 12 Championship, potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the opening of the new McLane Stadium and local businesses are trying to create the ultimate tailgating experience.It's called the Brazos Parking and it's going to have food, drinks, and live music, just a stone's throw from the stadium. Parking spaces, 112 tailgate spaces and 32 RV spaces. But the biggest draw is ...
  • Google Helps Nab Child Porn Suspect in Houston

    Google Helps Nab Child Porn Suspect in Houston

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:07:42 GMT
    Google helped police catch a man suspected of having child pornography.Investigators in Houston say Google detected explicit images of a young girl in an e-mail that John Henry Skillern was sending to a friend. The internet giant then alerted authorities. Detectives say without that alert they would not have had access to what was inside the e-mail. Skillern has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography. His bond w...
    Google helped police catch a man suspected of having child pornography.Investigators in Houston say Google detected explicit images of a young girl in an e-mail that John Henry Skillern was sending to a friend. The internet giant then alerted authorities. Detectives say without that alert they would not have had access to what was inside the e-mail. Skillern has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography. His bond w...
  • Waco Man Shot By Brother

    Waco Man Shot By Brother

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:01:17 GMT
    A Waco man was taken to the hospital after police say that he was shot by his brother.At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Waco officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Rice.Officers found a man with injuries underneath the Herring Street bridge just a few blocks from the scene.After an investigation, police found that he had been hit at the home in the 400 block of Rice by pellets from a shotgun.Police were told that the man was at the house causing problems, so his brother fired...
    A Waco man was taken to the hospital after police say that he was shot by his brother.At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Waco officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Rice.Officers found a man with injuries underneath the Herring Street bridge just a few blocks from the scene.After an investigation, police found that he had been hit at the home in the 400 block of Rice by pellets from a shotgun.Police were told that the man was at the house causing problems, so his brother fired...
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