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  • New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:27:09 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...
  • 16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:00:33 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...
  • 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...
  • US Jobless Claims Rise, But Recovery Expectations Are Undaunted

    US Jobless Claims Rise, But Recovery Expectations Are Undaunted

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:39:16 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 5,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. ...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 5,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. ...
  • Early Morning Shooting Sends One Man to Hospital

    Early Morning Shooting Sends One Man to Hospital

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:00:41 GMT
    One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in Harker Heights early Thursday morning.
    One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in Harker Heights early Thursday morning.
  • Youth Football Saved In Cove

    Youth Football Saved In Cove

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:04:26 GMT
    (KCEN)—It’s hard to imagine a Texas town without youth tackle football.But Copperas Cove was just a few weeks away from that being a reality. Because of the city’s budget shortfalls, departments across Cove were forced to cut spending. Parks and Recreation had to remove $170,000 from their proposed budget, resulting in many programs, including youth tackle football getting sacked. “Tackle football is one of those programs that is real expensive to run because of the equipment cost,” said Jose...
    (KCEN)—It’s hard to imagine a Texas town without youth tackle football.But Copperas Cove was just a few weeks away from that being a reality. Because of the city’s budget shortfalls, departments across Cove were forced to cut spending. Parks and Recreation had to remove $170,000 from their proposed budget, resulting in many programs, including youth tackle football getting sacked. “Tackle football is one of those programs that is real expensive to run because of the equipment cost,” said Jose...
  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:28:56 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.
  • 'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:26:53 GMT
    Laura, 21, and Jack, 19Laura, 21, and Jack, 19
    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.
    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.
  • Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:38:31 GMT
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...
  • McDonald's Settlement Gets Central Texas Family $27 Million

    McDonald's Settlement Gets Central Texas Family $27 Million

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:30:45 GMT
    A Bryan College Station McDonald's is paying out $27 million after losing a civil suit for contributing to the deaths of two teens in February 2012.Two young men and two young women stopped by the Northgate McDonald's on the way home in February 2012. Denton Ward was beaten to death in the parking lot after going inside to use the restroom. Ward's friends and girlfriend tried to rush him to the hospital. On their way to the hospital, they got in a car accident which killed his girlf...
    A Bryan College Station McDonald's is paying out $27 million after losing a civil suit for contributing to the deaths of two teens in February 2012.Two young men and two young women stopped by the Northgate McDonald's on the way home in February 2012. Denton Ward was beaten to death in the parking lot after going inside to use the restroom. Ward's friends and girlfriend tried to rush him to the hospital. On their way to the hospital, they got in a car accident which killed his girlf...
  • Killeen Police Need Help Locating Woman

    Killeen Police Need Help Locating Woman

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:19 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the female in this photo.The female is this photo has assumed the name of Teresa Ann Mercado and we know this is not her real name. Detectives need to speak with this woman and are asking anyone if they may know her whereabouts or might have any information.If anyone can identify this suspect they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppe...
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the female in this photo.The female is this photo has assumed the name of Teresa Ann Mercado and we know this is not her real name. Detectives need to speak with this woman and are asking anyone if they may know her whereabouts or might have any information.If anyone can identify this suspect they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppe...
  • Killeen Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Forgery Suspects

    Killeen Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Forgery Suspects

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:35:09 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help identifying and locating two forgery suspects.Killeen Police Detectives are working with other Texas Law Enforcement agencies to locate a male and female suspected of passing forged checks. The checks were reported stolen in vehicle burglaries that occurred in Dallas and Williamson Counties. The suspects were seen on video surveillance Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Bell County, as well as Coryell and Williamson C...
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help identifying and locating two forgery suspects.Killeen Police Detectives are working with other Texas Law Enforcement agencies to locate a male and female suspected of passing forged checks. The checks were reported stolen in vehicle burglaries that occurred in Dallas and Williamson Counties. The suspects were seen on video surveillance Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Bell County, as well as Coryell and Williamson C...
  • Officials Scout San Antonio as Possible Home for Raiders

    Officials Scout San Antonio as Possible Home for Raiders

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:12:41 GMT
    The city of San Antonio is taking another chance at landing a professional football team in the 21-year-old Alamodome.Multiple city leaders told KENS 5 that executives from the Oakland Raiders have been in San Antonio to discuss moving the team to South Texas.In a statement released to KENS 5 Tuesday, City Manager Sheryl Sculley said:"Oakland Raiders officials were in San Antonio in July to attend the Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Fame induction of Cliff Branch and met...
    The city of San Antonio is taking another chance at landing a professional football team in the 21-year-old Alamodome.Multiple city leaders told KENS 5 that executives from the Oakland Raiders have been in San Antonio to discuss moving the team to South Texas.In a statement released to KENS 5 Tuesday, City Manager Sheryl Sculley said:"Oakland Raiders officials were in San Antonio in July to attend the Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Fame induction of Cliff Branch and met...
  • US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:41:16 GMT
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...
  • House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:52:21 GMT
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.
  • Free School Supplies: McLennan Co. Salvation Army Has Plenty to Give Away

    Free School Supplies: McLennan Co. Salvation Army Has Plenty to Give Away

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:11:20 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's time to start thinking about the new school year, and the McLennan County Salvation Army has lots of school supplies to give away. The group has been collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, and everything in between.Now they're looking to register families to come get the free supplies.
    (KCEN) -- It's time to start thinking about the new school year, and the McLennan County Salvation Army has lots of school supplies to give away. The group has been collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, and everything in between.Now they're looking to register families to come get the free supplies.
  • Heart Of Texas Goodwill Industries Hosts Job Fair In Temple & Killeen

    Heart Of Texas Goodwill Industries Hosts Job Fair In Temple & Killeen

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:03:22 GMT
    Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries would like to invite members of the Temple and Killeen areas to one of two job fairs they will be hosting this week. Anyone interested can come discuss a variety of job opportunities within Heart of Texas Goodwill and fill out an application and interview on the spot. The first event will take place Thursday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Goodwill Temple Learning Center, located at 4108 South 31st Street in Temple, Texas. The second ...
    Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries would like to invite members of the Temple and Killeen areas to one of two job fairs they will be hosting this week. Anyone interested can come discuss a variety of job opportunities within Heart of Texas Goodwill and fill out an application and interview on the spot. The first event will take place Thursday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Goodwill Temple Learning Center, located at 4108 South 31st Street in Temple, Texas. The second ...
  • Antonio Finally Gets His Make a Wish

    Antonio Finally Gets His Make a Wish

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:01:42 GMT
    Antonio by a tree in his orchardAntonio by a tree in his orchard
    (KCEN) – They told him to wish big… and boy did he. On Monday, just one day after his eighth birthday, Antonio Laguna finally got his Make a Wish. “Lots of waiting,” he laughed just moments before getting to see his greenhouse and orchard. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be fun.” And it was. With the plants in place, his tools waiting, and the red ribbon up, Antonio walked outside to see his dream picking farm. “It’s so amazing,” he giggled standing in his greenhouse. “I can’t believe so many ...
    (KCEN) – They told him to wish big… and boy did he. On Monday, just one day after his eighth birthday, Antonio Laguna finally got his Make a Wish. “Lots of waiting,” he laughed just moments before getting to see his greenhouse and orchard. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be fun.” And it was. With the plants in place, his tools waiting, and the red ribbon up, Antonio walked outside to see his dream picking farm. “It’s so amazing,” he giggled standing in his greenhouse. “I can’t believe so many ...
  • Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children

    Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:57 GMT
    (KCEN) --Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.The resolution was passed at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.It’s similar to resolutions recently passed in Jefferson, Brazoria and Galveston counties. Local immigration activists say they're appalled at the lack of consideration. “You're telling me, hey let's just throw you in the trash and look the other way and keep going,” said God’s C...
    (KCEN) --Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.The resolution was passed at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.It’s similar to resolutions recently passed in Jefferson, Brazoria and Galveston counties. Local immigration activists say they're appalled at the lack of consideration. “You're telling me, hey let's just throw you in the trash and look the other way and keep going,” said God’s C...
  • New Case Of Rabies On Fort Hood

    New Case Of Rabies On Fort Hood

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:06:42 GMT
    KCEN HD NewsKCEN HD News
    (KCEN) -- Another case of rabies is discovered on Fort Hood Monday.A bat was found near a Department of Public Works' motorpool building and has tested positive for the disease.Fort Hood Veterinary personnel and Darnall Army Medical Center are investigating this recent case for possible exposures.This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies on post since May 12. Officials said everyone on Fort Hood should be aware and avoid handling wild or stray animals.If you notice any wildlife or stray anim...
    (KCEN) -- Another case of rabies is discovered on Fort Hood Monday.A bat was found near a Department of Public Works' motorpool building and has tested positive for the disease.Fort Hood Veterinary personnel and Darnall Army Medical Center are investigating this recent case for possible exposures.This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies on post since May 12. Officials said everyone on Fort Hood should be aware and avoid handling wild or stray animals.If you notice any wildlife or stray anim...
  • Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35 North of Waco

    Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35 North of Waco

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:28:46 GMT
    An overnight accident on I-35 has northbound and southbound lanes backed up near mile marker 346.  
    An overnight accident on I-35 has northbound and southbound lanes backed up near mile marker 346.  
  • Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl at Sleepover

    Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl at Sleepover

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:06:56 GMT
    Picture from KHOU.comPicture from KHOU.com
    (KHOU) -- A 12-year-old girl’s sleepover at a friend’s house turned into a nightmare after she says she was sexually assaulted. The girl told officers her friend’s 21-year-old sister tried to sexually assault her. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Police arrested Jasmyne Glider on a charge of attempted indecency with a child. She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.
    (KHOU) -- A 12-year-old girl’s sleepover at a friend’s house turned into a nightmare after she says she was sexually assaulted. The girl told officers her friend’s 21-year-old sister tried to sexually assault her. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Police arrested Jasmyne Glider on a charge of attempted indecency with a child. She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.
  • Red Cross Disaster Training Institute

    Red Cross Disaster Training Institute

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:08:21 GMT
     47 years. That's how long Shirley McClintock has been a Red Cross Volunteer. "I always said if it stops being fun, I'll stop doing it," said McClintock. There's no question about it... service runs deep in her blood. She joined Red Cross in 1972 in Germany while her husband was stationed in Europe. And moving across the U.S- she's continued to volunteer - touching countless lives with her passion to help. "My first big assignment was New York City, and was there for three weeks afte...
     47 years. That's how long Shirley McClintock has been a Red Cross Volunteer. "I always said if it stops being fun, I'll stop doing it," said McClintock. There's no question about it... service runs deep in her blood. She joined Red Cross in 1972 in Germany while her husband was stationed in Europe. And moving across the U.S- she's continued to volunteer - touching countless lives with her passion to help. "My first big assignment was New York City, and was there for three weeks afte...
  • Boil Water Notice for Communities in Temple

    Boil Water Notice for Communities in Temple

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:14:00 GMT
     The Moffat Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for customers living in all areas of Lakeaire Circle, Deck Dr. and Lakeaire Blvd. and Tiller and Lakeaire Blvd.People in these areas need to boil their water before consumption. This is due to crews connecting an existing water line to a newly constructed main water line on Lakeaire Blvd. Water used for any consumption should be brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes. This is to make sure any harmful ...
     The Moffat Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for customers living in all areas of Lakeaire Circle, Deck Dr. and Lakeaire Blvd. and Tiller and Lakeaire Blvd.People in these areas need to boil their water before consumption. This is due to crews connecting an existing water line to a newly constructed main water line on Lakeaire Blvd. Water used for any consumption should be brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes. This is to make sure any harmful ...
  • Car Crashes into Compass Bank in Temple

    Car Crashes into Compass Bank in Temple

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:07:38 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Temple Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Temple Police Dept.
    A car crashed into the Compass Bank off of Marlandwood Rd. in Temple,. TX around 10 Monday morning. Temple Police are reporting one person in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No bank employees were injured in the incident.
    A car crashed into the Compass Bank off of Marlandwood Rd. in Temple,. TX around 10 Monday morning. Temple Police are reporting one person in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No bank employees were injured in the incident.
  • Texas A&M Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Non-Conference Schedule

    Texas A&M Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Non-Conference Schedule

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:16:37 GMT
    COLLEGE STATION- Texas AM released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule today, which features games against nine postseason teams from 2013-14, including games against Duke, Texas, Washington and a 2014 Sweet 16 rematch with DePaul to open the season. “This is a top non-conference schedule, which along with the always-competitive SEC schedule, hopefully puts us to be in a strong position to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 10thstraight year, and to host first-and-second rounds for ...
    COLLEGE STATION- Texas AM released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule today, which features games against nine postseason teams from 2013-14, including games against Duke, Texas, Washington and a 2014 Sweet 16 rematch with DePaul to open the season. “This is a top non-conference schedule, which along with the always-competitive SEC schedule, hopefully puts us to be in a strong position to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 10thstraight year, and to host first-and-second rounds for ...
  • Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

    Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:00:48 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field. Holmes started strong, but faded down the stretch as Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde (49.29) and Bahrain’s Ali Khamis (49.55) took first and second. To close out his season, Holmes ran an identical time to his fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships in June. With Trayvon Bromell running the second leg, the United States’ 4x10...
    EUGENE, Ore. – Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field. Holmes started strong, but faded down the stretch as Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde (49.29) and Bahrain’s Ali Khamis (49.55) took first and second. To close out his season, Holmes ran an identical time to his fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships in June. With Trayvon Bromell running the second leg, the United States’ 4x10...
  • Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:04:25 GMT
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...
  • 'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:17:18 GMT
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.
  • Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:13 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.
  • Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:50:36 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...
  • 2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:52:53 GMT
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...
    WACO, Texas – Five former Baylor football players will be recognized as Baylor Football Legends during select 2014 home football games, Baylor officials announced Thursday. Each honoree will be introduced on the field during their respective game, while a short video details their playing careers for the Bears. The Baylor “B” Association, which selects the legends, will open the season by recognizing four-year letterman C.J. Wilson (2003-06) at the Aug. 31 contest vs. SMU. Two players from ...
  • Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Cuban: Taxes will go up if too many companies leave US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:39:14 GMT
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...
    Billionaire investor Mark Cuban told CNBC on Friday that taxes will go up if too many companies leave the United States for greener overseas tax shores. That tax money will be have to be made up somewhere, he said. "If this is part of a movement where in aggregate it really has a material impact on taxes paid, then again taxes are going to go up," he said on "Squawk Box," a day after President Barack Obama discussed corporate tax inversions in an interview with CNBC. ...
  • Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:50:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...
    (KCEN) -- Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.Anyone who books a hotel or motel already pays a hotel tax, with six percent going to the state, and usually about seven percent going to the city bringing the total to 13%. Commissioners say the new two percent tax proposal would tack on an average $1.60 to each room.The reason to add the tax was ...
  • McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:36:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A drug bust in McLennan County led to one arrest Thursday evening. Multiple law enforcement agencies, acting on a federal narcotics search warrant, raided a home on Mackey Ranch Road in Bruceville-Eddy as part of a joint task force investigation.
    (KCEN) -- A drug bust in McLennan County led to one arrest Thursday evening. Multiple law enforcement agencies, acting on a federal narcotics search warrant, raided a home on Mackey Ranch Road in Bruceville-Eddy as part of a joint task force investigation.
  • Police Chief Says 'Irreconcilable Differences' with Mayor Over PD Led Him to Quit

    Police Chief Says 'Irreconcilable Differences' with Mayor Over PD Led Him to Quit

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:43:54 GMT
    (KCEN) – Officer Michael Lugo revealed his reasoning to KCEN Thursday following his resignation as interim police chief in Little River-Academy. Lugo, formerly the town's reserve police officer, stepped down Wednesday after less than two weeks on the job as chief.
    (KCEN) – Officer Michael Lugo revealed his reasoning to KCEN Thursday following his resignation as interim police chief in Little River-Academy. Lugo, formerly the town's reserve police officer, stepped down Wednesday after less than two weeks on the job as chief.
  • Road Sign Collapses Onto North Texas Interstate

    Road Sign Collapses Onto North Texas Interstate

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:38:13 GMT
    There was chaos for drivers this morning in north Texas after a road sign fell onto a busy interstate.It happened on Interstate 820 northeast of Fort Worth. Police say a driver crashed into the sign bringing it down onto the roadway. Thursday morning's northbound traffic was diverted around the accident as crews removed the sign.
    There was chaos for drivers this morning in north Texas after a road sign fell onto a busy interstate.It happened on Interstate 820 northeast of Fort Worth. Police say a driver crashed into the sign bringing it down onto the roadway. Thursday morning's northbound traffic was diverted around the accident as crews removed the sign.
  • Waco Man Arrested After Attempting to Run Over Two Men While Child Was In Car

    Waco Man Arrested After Attempting to Run Over Two Men While Child Was In Car

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:10:31 GMT
    A Waco man is accused of trying to run over two men while hitting an apartment complex in the process. And police say a two-year-old boy was in the car the whole time.Colby Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child. Court documents say he tried to run over the new boyfriend of the child's mother and the man's brother. Brunson's new girlfriend's son was in the car at the time. It all happened at the Saddlebrook Apartments on Chapel Road o...
    A Waco man is accused of trying to run over two men while hitting an apartment complex in the process. And police say a two-year-old boy was in the car the whole time.Colby Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child. Court documents say he tried to run over the new boyfriend of the child's mother and the man's brother. Brunson's new girlfriend's son was in the car at the time. It all happened at the Saddlebrook Apartments on Chapel Road o...
  • UT Football Players Suspended After Charged With Sexual Assault

    UT Football Players Suspended After Charged With Sexual Assault

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:40:45 GMT
    Two football players at the University of Texas are suspended after being charged with sexual assault.Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander are both wide receivers for the team. Police say the charges come from an incident on June 21 at the San Jacinto dorm on campus. Court documents say the two forced themselves on the unwanting victim after a night on 6th Street. Texas coach Charlie Strong has suspended the players indefinitely.According to the most recent UT security reports, 23 se...
    Two football players at the University of Texas are suspended after being charged with sexual assault.Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander are both wide receivers for the team. Police say the charges come from an incident on June 21 at the San Jacinto dorm on campus. Court documents say the two forced themselves on the unwanting victim after a night on 6th Street. Texas coach Charlie Strong has suspended the players indefinitely.According to the most recent UT security reports, 23 se...
  • Temple Officer Released From Hospital After Being Struck

    Temple Officer Released From Hospital After Being Struck

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:26:19 GMT
    Temple, Texas -- On Wednesday, July 23, at about 7:00 PM a Temple Police Department vehicle was struck by a Gray Chevrolet SUV. Officer Billy Burch was working a construction zone safety assignment and seated in the driver’s seat of the Temple Police vehicle at the time of the collision. Officer Burch was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital Emergency Department in Temple for treatment and evaluation. He was released at about 9:30 PM with no significant injuries.The Texas Department...
    Temple, Texas -- On Wednesday, July 23, at about 7:00 PM a Temple Police Department vehicle was struck by a Gray Chevrolet SUV. Officer Billy Burch was working a construction zone safety assignment and seated in the driver’s seat of the Temple Police vehicle at the time of the collision. Officer Burch was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital Emergency Department in Temple for treatment and evaluation. He was released at about 9:30 PM with no significant injuries.The Texas Department...
  • Air Algerie Says Missing Plane Likely Crashed in Mali

    Air Algerie Says Missing Plane Likely Crashed in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:16:35 GMT
    (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday. Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later. The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twi...
    (CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday. Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later. The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twi...
  • Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:19:01 GMT
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...
  • One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:35:08 GMT
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.
  • US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:01:26 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...
  • Interim Little River-Academy Police Chief Resigns Due To Conflict With Mayor

    Interim Little River-Academy Police Chief Resigns Due To Conflict With Mayor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:51:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Interim Little River-Academy Police Chief Michael Lugo has resigned due to a conflict of interest with Mayor Ronnie White.Details surrounding the conflict between the Mayor White and Chief Lugo are not known at this time. His resignation became effective just before 9 Wednesday evening.Lugo was named interim chief following the shooting death of Chief Lee Dixon last month.
    (KCEN) -- Interim Little River-Academy Police Chief Michael Lugo has resigned due to a conflict of interest with Mayor Ronnie White.Details surrounding the conflict between the Mayor White and Chief Lugo are not known at this time. His resignation became effective just before 9 Wednesday evening.Lugo was named interim chief following the shooting death of Chief Lee Dixon last month.
  • Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:00 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Killeen Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Killeen Police Dept.
    Killeen Police are seeking the help of the community in identifying two men who broke into a local business. The burglary happened around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th at the Jackson Professional Learning Center at 902 Rev. R.A. Abercrombie in Killeen.When officers arrived at the business an employee told them the learning center had been broken into. A television had been taken from the center and was later found outside of the building. Killeen Police describe the suspects as t...
    Killeen Police are seeking the help of the community in identifying two men who broke into a local business. The burglary happened around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th at the Jackson Professional Learning Center at 902 Rev. R.A. Abercrombie in Killeen.When officers arrived at the business an employee told them the learning center had been broken into. A television had been taken from the center and was later found outside of the building. Killeen Police describe the suspects as t...
  • UPDATE: Crews Working to Repair 12-inch Water Line Break in Belton

    UPDATE: Crews Working to Repair 12-inch Water Line Break in Belton

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:28:19 GMT
    An 8-inch water line has ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S 190. People in the Belton are being asked to conserve water for the next 24 hours. This is a developing story. We'll update this page throughout the day with new info as we receive it.
    An 8-inch water line has ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S 190. People in the Belton are being asked to conserve water for the next 24 hours. This is a developing story. We'll update this page throughout the day with new info as we receive it.
  • First IMAX Theatre In Central Texas Now Open

    First IMAX Theatre In Central Texas Now Open

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:06 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A new movie option just opened in Central Texas and it's unlike anything else in the area.Premiere Cinemas at Temple Mall now has an IMAX theatre, something you could only find in Dallas or Austin before Wednesday.After months of construction, the theatre is finally in full swing. The screen alone is impressive at 70 feet wide and 40 feet tall. A regular movie screen only needs one projector, but the IMAX screen is so massive, it uses two. Each projector delivers over 6,000 watts of...
    (KCEN) -- A new movie option just opened in Central Texas and it's unlike anything else in the area.Premiere Cinemas at Temple Mall now has an IMAX theatre, something you could only find in Dallas or Austin before Wednesday.After months of construction, the theatre is finally in full swing. The screen alone is impressive at 70 feet wide and 40 feet tall. A regular movie screen only needs one projector, but the IMAX screen is so massive, it uses two. Each projector delivers over 6,000 watts of...
  • UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified

    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:47:41 GMT
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified
  • Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

    Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:57:46 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field. Bromell ran out of lane three in the sixth of seven heats. He had the top reaction time on the day (0.115) and then cruised to the win in his heat to earn a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals. Bromell’s time was the eighth-fastest in school history and his eighth-best of the season. TOP QUOTE ...
    EUGENE, Ore. – To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field. Bromell ran out of lane three in the sixth of seven heats. He had the top reaction time on the day (0.115) and then cruised to the win in his heat to earn a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals. Bromell’s time was the eighth-fastest in school history and his eighth-best of the season. TOP QUOTE ...
  • Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

    Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:46:03 GMT
    London (CNN) -- Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday. The death of the 25-year-old TV host in April at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London, shocked the entertainment world. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of Kent police told the inquest that Geldof had been addicted to heroin for a number of years bu...
    London (CNN) -- Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday. The death of the 25-year-old TV host in April at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London, shocked the entertainment world. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of Kent police told the inquest that Geldof had been addicted to heroin for a number of years bu...
  • It's National Hot Dog Day

    It's National Hot Dog Day

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:37:07 GMT
    Americans eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day-- that’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. And while hot dogs are delicious, not everyone likes to think about what really goes into that meat between the buns. But since it’s National Hot Dog Day, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how this summer staple really comes together before it gets to your grill. Science Channel's "How It’s Made" visite...
    Americans eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day-- that’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. And while hot dogs are delicious, not everyone likes to think about what really goes into that meat between the buns. But since it’s National Hot Dog Day, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how this summer staple really comes together before it gets to your grill. Science Channel's "How It’s Made" visite...
  • Nationwide Fruit Recall

    Nationwide Fruit Recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:57:26 GMT
    (CNN) -- Have you bought peaches, nectarines or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores and has many of us concerned about the safety of our produce.One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here's what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company....
    (CNN) -- Have you bought peaches, nectarines or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores and has many of us concerned about the safety of our produce.One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here's what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company....
  • Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:10:06 GMT
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    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...
    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...
  • Shortage Of Foster Parents Straining McLennan County

    Shortage Of Foster Parents Straining McLennan County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:54:00 GMT
    (KCEN) --There are too many children and not enough foster homes in McLennan County.Just in the last year, the number of children being removed from their homes has skyrocketed. Leasa Minyard and her husband Rick have five foster kids under the age of six living in their home. Every day is challenge, but it's nothing compared to the lives most foster kids come from. "They don't ask to come into the situations,” Leasa said. “A baby does not ask to be born onto drugs, a child does not ask to b...
    (KCEN) --There are too many children and not enough foster homes in McLennan County.Just in the last year, the number of children being removed from their homes has skyrocketed. Leasa Minyard and her husband Rick have five foster kids under the age of six living in their home. Every day is challenge, but it's nothing compared to the lives most foster kids come from. "They don't ask to come into the situations,” Leasa said. “A baby does not ask to be born onto drugs, a child does not ask to b...
  • Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:47:16 GMT
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...
  • Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:34 GMT
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...
  • Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:57:55 GMT
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...
  • Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border

    Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:05:30 GMT
    AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday his plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, according to a source in the governor's office with knowledge of the announcement.Perry will announce his plans to deploy the Texas National Guard to combat the growing influx of illegal immigrants from Central America. Perry wants to spend about $12 million a month to send the troops to the Rio Grande Valley.Those numbers are coming to light after the McAllen Monitor ob...
    AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday his plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, according to a source in the governor's office with knowledge of the announcement.Perry will announce his plans to deploy the Texas National Guard to combat the growing influx of illegal immigrants from Central America. Perry wants to spend about $12 million a month to send the troops to the Rio Grande Valley.Those numbers are coming to light after the McAllen Monitor ob...
  • Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects in Falls County

    Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects in Falls County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:26:20 GMT
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    The Falls County Sheriff’s Dept. is currently searching for two men in relation to an armed robbery that happened last Saturday at Harbor Freight in Waco.The search started late this morning.The Sheriff’s Dept. and Falls County DPS have a perimeter set up on County Rd. 409 between Marlin and Chilton off of Hwy 7.The suspects are reportedly on foot after ditching their vehicle. Police are using dogs and a helicopter to aid in the search.Cars driving in that area are also being stoppe...
    The Falls County Sheriff’s Dept. is currently searching for two men in relation to an armed robbery that happened last Saturday at Harbor Freight in Waco.The search started late this morning.The Sheriff’s Dept. and Falls County DPS have a perimeter set up on County Rd. 409 between Marlin and Chilton off of Hwy 7.The suspects are reportedly on foot after ditching their vehicle. Police are using dogs and a helicopter to aid in the search.Cars driving in that area are also being stoppe...
  • Body of Missing 16-year-old Swimmer Found in Lake Georgetown

    Body of Missing 16-year-old Swimmer Found in Lake Georgetown

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:46:11 GMT
    The body of a 16-year-old swimmer in Lake Georgetown was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. The boy had gone missing around Overlook Park at the lake on Friday.Dive teams with the Georgetown Police and Fire Dept. and from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Travis County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search on Sunday.Employees with Texas Parks and Wildlife and volunteers with the Travis County Search and Rescue were also involved in the search.
    The body of a 16-year-old swimmer in Lake Georgetown was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. The boy had gone missing around Overlook Park at the lake on Friday.Dive teams with the Georgetown Police and Fire Dept. and from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Travis County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search on Sunday.Employees with Texas Parks and Wildlife and volunteers with the Travis County Search and Rescue were also involved in the search.
  • Judy Morales Re-Elected To Temple City Council After Asked to Resign in March

    Judy Morales Re-Elected To Temple City Council After Asked to Resign in March

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:52:37 GMT
    (KCEN)-- Months after resigning from her seat on the Temple City Council, Judy Morales has been re-elected.Morales received 63% of the vote for the District 2 seat. Cynthia Arriaga finished in second place with 31% of the votes. Only 172 people voted in today's election.Morales resigned earlier this year after she was arrested for destroying documents and emails that pointed to her allegedly using public resources to help her 2011 campaign. Morales paid a fine and was given probation.
    (KCEN)-- Months after resigning from her seat on the Temple City Council, Judy Morales has been re-elected.Morales received 63% of the vote for the District 2 seat. Cynthia Arriaga finished in second place with 31% of the votes. Only 172 people voted in today's election.Morales resigned earlier this year after she was arrested for destroying documents and emails that pointed to her allegedly using public resources to help her 2011 campaign. Morales paid a fine and was given probation.
  • Jovan Collier Out On Bond

    Jovan Collier Out On Bond

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:59:28 GMT
    A convicted triple murderer who made his way to Central Texas is out on $45,000 bond. Jovan Collier was arrested earlier this month after the McLennan County Sheriff's say he was harassing 3 women. Back in 1983, Collier murdered both his parents, and his younger brother in Wisconsin. He plead no contest and served just over a year for each murder. Collier was released when he was 18. Authorities learned that Collier was in the area when his former fiancee discovered him on a true cri...
    A convicted triple murderer who made his way to Central Texas is out on $45,000 bond. Jovan Collier was arrested earlier this month after the McLennan County Sheriff's say he was harassing 3 women. Back in 1983, Collier murdered both his parents, and his younger brother in Wisconsin. He plead no contest and served just over a year for each murder. Collier was released when he was 18. Authorities learned that Collier was in the area when his former fiancee discovered him on a true cri...
  • String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

    String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:59:42 GMT
    The Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening. It's the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings in Bell County stretching over the last year. Three officers have died in those shootings, plus a fourth to a single-car crash. But the abundance of tragedy in the county is not slowing down new applicants.
    The Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening. It's the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings in Bell County stretching over the last year. Three officers have died in those shootings, plus a fourth to a single-car crash. But the abundance of tragedy in the county is not slowing down new applicants.
  • Population Growing Faster than Expansion

    Population Growing Faster than Expansion

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:49:15 GMT
    Bruceville Eddy is usually a small quiet town. At least when there's no accidents onI-35.... Bringing traffic into town. "I don't like it, don't like it one bit," said resident James Roach. "Not one bit."Roach has lived in Eddy since 1971 working at the Eddy central station close to 35. While the town has stayed relatively small...everything else seems to keep getting bigger and busier. "Since the construction started we haven't had nothing but chaos," said Roach. Ken Roberts with T...
    Bruceville Eddy is usually a small quiet town. At least when there's no accidents onI-35.... Bringing traffic into town. "I don't like it, don't like it one bit," said resident James Roach. "Not one bit."Roach has lived in Eddy since 1971 working at the Eddy central station close to 35. While the town has stayed relatively small...everything else seems to keep getting bigger and busier. "Since the construction started we haven't had nothing but chaos," said Roach. Ken Roberts with T...
  • Campers Rescued From Rising Waters In Central Texas

    Campers Rescued From Rising Waters In Central Texas

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:08:27 GMT
    Austin had some flooding that proved dangerous for a group of campers.Thirteen campers were rescued from an island near the Colorado River this morning. They told emergency personnel that the kayaks they had used to reach the island had washed away. The men were rescued from the island three at a time by helicopter."I thought my buddies were actually messing with me whenever they woke me up. And yeah, I was a little panicked whenever I realized what the situation was and where the ri...
    Austin had some flooding that proved dangerous for a group of campers.Thirteen campers were rescued from an island near the Colorado River this morning. They told emergency personnel that the kayaks they had used to reach the island had washed away. The men were rescued from the island three at a time by helicopter."I thought my buddies were actually messing with me whenever they woke me up. And yeah, I was a little panicked whenever I realized what the situation was and where the ri...
  • One Dead, 2 Others Injured After Killeen Car Crash

    One Dead, 2 Others Injured After Killeen Car Crash

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:19:04 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead and two others are injured after an early morning crash on Saturday in Killeen at W.S. Young and Memorial Blvd. Killeen Police responded to the accident a little after 4 a.m. Saturday morning .When they arrived they found a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra that were involved in the crash.The Hyundai was turned over on it's side. The driver, 27-year-old Troy Richard Eric Taylor, was pinned inside the car and unresponsive. Responders used the Jaws of L...
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead and two others are injured after an early morning crash on Saturday in Killeen at W.S. Young and Memorial Blvd. Killeen Police responded to the accident a little after 4 a.m. Saturday morning .When they arrived they found a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra that were involved in the crash.The Hyundai was turned over on it's side. The driver, 27-year-old Troy Richard Eric Taylor, was pinned inside the car and unresponsive. Responders used the Jaws of L...
  • Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35

    Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:50:54 GMT
    (KCEN) All northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 were closed near Bruceville-Eddy early Friday Morning. 
    (KCEN) All northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 were closed near Bruceville-Eddy early Friday Morning. 
  • Man Arrested After Rescued From High Waters

    Man Arrested After Rescued From High Waters

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:58:44 GMT
    A man was arrested in San Antonio after he was rescued from high waters.Police say a 22-year-old man drove around a barricade and was nearly swept away. 
    A man was arrested in San Antonio after he was rescued from high waters.Police say a 22-year-old man drove around a barricade and was nearly swept away. 
  • Yorkie Paralyzed After Saving Three-Year-Old's Life

    Yorkie Paralyzed After Saving Three-Year-Old's Life

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:28:06 GMT
    One small dog in south Texas is paralyzed after saving a three-year-old's life.An 11-pound Yorkie was paralyzed on Friday after he saved a young child from another dog.Ezio the Yorkie is suffering from a broken neck, spinal cord and a crushed trachea.The incident happened on Friday in Dickinson, Texas.Shannon Long told KHOU that her neighbor's dog broke through a plywood fence and aggressively approached her 3-year-old grandson in their backyard.When the neighbor's dog broke through...
    One small dog in south Texas is paralyzed after saving a three-year-old's life.An 11-pound Yorkie was paralyzed on Friday after he saved a young child from another dog.Ezio the Yorkie is suffering from a broken neck, spinal cord and a crushed trachea.The incident happened on Friday in Dickinson, Texas.Shannon Long told KHOU that her neighbor's dog broke through a plywood fence and aggressively approached her 3-year-old grandson in their backyard.When the neighbor's dog broke through...
  • Major Flooding in Central Texas

    Major Flooding in Central Texas

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:29:56 GMT
    Austin dealt with some flooding Friday morning after strong storms moved across the area.The storms brought several inches of rain to Central Texas Thursday night and early into Friday morning.
    Austin dealt with some flooding Friday morning after strong storms moved across the area.The storms brought several inches of rain to Central Texas Thursday night and early into Friday morning.
  • Fort Hood Has Fourth Case of Rabies

    Fort Hood Has Fourth Case of Rabies

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:48:39 GMT
    This is the fourth identified case on Fort Hood since May 12.
    This is the fourth identified case on Fort Hood since May 12.
  • Temple Couple Pleads Guilty To Widespread Mail Theft Scheme

    Temple Couple Pleads Guilty To Widespread Mail Theft Scheme

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:45:30 GMT
    A Temple couple plead guilty to stealing more than $50,000 pieces of mail.Over 2,000 people in about 80 Texas cities were affected by the scheme, which also involved the theft of about $500,000 in government property. Thirty-nine-year-old Charles Hattenbach and 28-year-old Kathryn Hubbert of Temple are awaiting sentencing in Waco after appearing before a judge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice says the couple stole from post offices stretching from Midland to College Sta...
    A Temple couple plead guilty to stealing more than $50,000 pieces of mail.Over 2,000 people in about 80 Texas cities were affected by the scheme, which also involved the theft of about $500,000 in government property. Thirty-nine-year-old Charles Hattenbach and 28-year-old Kathryn Hubbert of Temple are awaiting sentencing in Waco after appearing before a judge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice says the couple stole from post offices stretching from Midland to College Sta...
  • One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:53:34 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Thursday.Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a man attempting to commit suicide around 6:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Bremond Street.When deputies arrived, the man opened fire. Deputies fired back, killing the man.His identity has not yet been released.
    (KCEN) -- One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Thursday.Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a man attempting to commit suicide around 6:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Bremond Street.When deputies arrived, the man opened fire. Deputies fired back, killing the man.His identity has not yet been released.
  • Two Men Arrested After Brief Pursuit In Killeen

    Two Men Arrested After Brief Pursuit In Killeen

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:32:46 GMT
    (KCEN) --Two men are in jail after running from police in Killeen.It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday near the Ashton Park Apartment Homes.An officer attempted to pull over two men in a stolen car, but they jumped out of the car and ran.The men tried to escape officers by hiding in the nearby apartments.A K9 unit was brought in to assist in the search.Both men were eventually located and taken into custody. "The two individuals are known felons and they are both wanted felons as well,” said...
    (KCEN) --Two men are in jail after running from police in Killeen.It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday near the Ashton Park Apartment Homes.An officer attempted to pull over two men in a stolen car, but they jumped out of the car and ran.The men tried to escape officers by hiding in the nearby apartments.A K9 unit was brought in to assist in the search.Both men were eventually located and taken into custody. "The two individuals are known felons and they are both wanted felons as well,” said...
  • Killeen Area Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

    Killeen Area Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:42:17 GMT
    Bobby Barrett, aka “Black,” 30, has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor who was under 18 with force, fraud or coercion, and transporting her across state lines for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
    Bobby Barrett, aka “Black,” 30, has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor who was under 18 with force, fraud or coercion, and transporting her across state lines for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
  • Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School: Retail Survey

    Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School: Retail Survey

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:23:54 GMT
    Longer school supply lists and larger demand for electronics are expected to drive back-to-school spending higher during the second-biggest selling season of the year.The National Retail Federation's annual survey says total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $74.9 billion — up about 3 percent from $72.5 billion in 2013.The average family with kids in grades kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28, up 5 percent from last year.The average back-to-sc...
    Longer school supply lists and larger demand for electronics are expected to drive back-to-school spending higher during the second-biggest selling season of the year.The National Retail Federation's annual survey says total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $74.9 billion — up about 3 percent from $72.5 billion in 2013.The average family with kids in grades kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28, up 5 percent from last year.The average back-to-sc...
  • Tickets On Sale For ACL

    Tickets On Sale For ACL

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:28:21 GMT
    Tickets are now on sale for the Austin City Limits festival...
    Tickets are now on sale for the Austin City Limits festival...
  • Burglars Escape Waco Police After Early Morning Break-In

    Burglars Escape Waco Police After Early Morning Break-In

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:06:22 GMT
    Waco (KCEN): Waco Police were working a burglary of several businesses on Park Lake and 20th.Police responded to a burglary call around 4:00 a.m on Thursday morning.
    Waco (KCEN): Waco Police were working a burglary of several businesses on Park Lake and 20th.Police responded to a burglary call around 4:00 a.m on Thursday morning.
  • Copperas Cove Cancels Boil Water Notice, Returns to Stage 1 Water Conservation

    Copperas Cove Cancels Boil Water Notice, Returns to Stage 1 Water Conservation

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:04:34 GMT
    From The City of Copperas Cove:BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICEOn July 14, 2014 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system (City of Copperas Cove/PWS 0500001) to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.The City of Copperas Cove has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant l...
    From The City of Copperas Cove:BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICEOn July 14, 2014 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system (City of Copperas Cove/PWS 0500001) to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.The City of Copperas Cove has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant l...
  • Belton 'R U OK' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

    Belton 'R U OK' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:10:46 GMT
    (KCEN) – It’s a simple phone call, it can save a life… and the best part, it’s FREE. The program is called “R U OK?” and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community. The program started about a year ago when Belton officers found an elderly woman in need during the winter. Since kicking off, about 30 people have been signed up to receive phone calls each Wednesday making sure they’re okay. And for some, it may be the only phone call they get during...
    (KCEN) – It’s a simple phone call, it can save a life… and the best part, it’s FREE. The program is called “R U OK?” and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community. The program started about a year ago when Belton officers found an elderly woman in need during the winter. Since kicking off, about 30 people have been signed up to receive phone calls each Wednesday making sure they’re okay. And for some, it may be the only phone call they get during...
  • Truck Accidents Irritate Central Texas Drivers, But Truckers Not Always to Blame

    Truck Accidents Irritate Central Texas Drivers, But Truckers Not Always to Blame

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:35:53 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Traffic on I-35: It's a daily problem, simply a part of life for drivers in central Texas. Some of the bigger back-ups are caused by accidents involving tractor-trailers, like the fiery wreck near Bruceville-Eddy Tuesday morning.
    (KCEN) -- Traffic on I-35: It's a daily problem, simply a part of life for drivers in central Texas. Some of the bigger back-ups are caused by accidents involving tractor-trailers, like the fiery wreck near Bruceville-Eddy Tuesday morning.
  • Texas Actress Who Sent Obama Ricin Sentenced To 18 Years

    Texas Actress Who Sent Obama Ricin Sentenced To 18 Years

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:42:20 GMT
    The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, also was ordered to pay $367,000 in restitution."Today's sentencing brings an appropriate and just end to what is surely one of our most unusual, even bizarre cases," John Bales, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said in a statement.In D...
    The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, also was ordered to pay $367,000 in restitution."Today's sentencing brings an appropriate and just end to what is surely one of our most unusual, even bizarre cases," John Bales, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said in a statement.In D...
  • Fort Hood Lifts Boil Water Notice

    Fort Hood Lifts Boil Water Notice

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:32:00 GMT
    Fort Hood moves from emergency water conservation to normal water conservation measuresFORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have lifted all boil water notices for Fort Hood. All testing has been completed and all tests came back withclean results.American Water, Fort Hood's water utility provider, issued a statement that all drinking water meets regulatory requirements at 11:06 a.m. July 16.Normal Stage 1 water conservation measures remain in place. Stage 1 measures include:(1) No ...
    Fort Hood moves from emergency water conservation to normal water conservation measuresFORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have lifted all boil water notices for Fort Hood. All testing has been completed and all tests came back withclean results.American Water, Fort Hood's water utility provider, issued a statement that all drinking water meets regulatory requirements at 11:06 a.m. July 16.Normal Stage 1 water conservation measures remain in place. Stage 1 measures include:(1) No ...
  • Two Semis Stuck Under Bridge

    Two Semis Stuck Under Bridge

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:09:40 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two semi trucks are stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.Just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, two semis got stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.The accident happened on I-35 southbound at the FM 2837/Rosenthal Road bridge in Lorena.All lanes are blocked and traffic is stopped. Traffic is backed up over 5 miles.Crews are working to open one lane of the highway.The estimated time to clear is one to two hours.
    (KCEN) -- Two semi trucks are stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.Just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, two semis got stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.The accident happened on I-35 southbound at the FM 2837/Rosenthal Road bridge in Lorena.All lanes are blocked and traffic is stopped. Traffic is backed up over 5 miles.Crews are working to open one lane of the highway.The estimated time to clear is one to two hours.
  • 18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway in Waco

    18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway in Waco

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:30:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A local highway was shut down after an accident on Wednesday afternoon.Just after 12 p.m., an 18-wheeler crashed on Highway 6.The accident happened on Highway 6 southbound near the Bagby overpass.Police are shutting down the highway until the accident can be cleared.No estimate to when the accident will be cleaned up.
    (KCEN) -- A local highway was shut down after an accident on Wednesday afternoon.Just after 12 p.m., an 18-wheeler crashed on Highway 6.The accident happened on Highway 6 southbound near the Bagby overpass.Police are shutting down the highway until the accident can be cleared.No estimate to when the accident will be cleaned up.
  • Temple Child Survives Being Swept Away In Creek

    Temple Child Survives Being Swept Away In Creek

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:45:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A child survived being swept into a fast moving creek in Temple on Tuesday.It happened in a creek in the 1000 block of North 12th street.Fire officials said the boy was trying to cross the creek when he lost balance and was carried downstream.He was able to grab a low lying branch and pull himself to safety.
    (KCEN) -- A child survived being swept into a fast moving creek in Temple on Tuesday.It happened in a creek in the 1000 block of North 12th street.Fire officials said the boy was trying to cross the creek when he lost balance and was carried downstream.He was able to grab a low lying branch and pull himself to safety.
  • Boil Water Notice for Residents of Troy

    Boil Water Notice for Residents of Troy

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:31:41 GMT
    Due to the major water main break, residents in certain areas of Troy are under a boil water notice. That includes residents living on Carter Spur, Goates Road, Shelly Street, Laurie Street, Aubrey Street, Lisa Lane and Debbie Circle.
    Due to the major water main break, residents in certain areas of Troy are under a boil water notice. That includes residents living on Carter Spur, Goates Road, Shelly Street, Laurie Street, Aubrey Street, Lisa Lane and Debbie Circle.
  • West ISD School Board Suspends Demolition of Historic High School

    West ISD School Board Suspends Demolition of Historic High School

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-07-16 06:09:32 GMT
    KCEN— The original West High School building lives to see another day. Last month’s decision by the West ISD School Board to demolish the 91-year-old building was suspended Tuesday night after a heated two hour public meeting. 
    KCEN— The original West High School building lives to see another day. Last month’s decision by the West ISD School Board to demolish the 91-year-old building was suspended Tuesday night after a heated two hour public meeting. 
  • Local Doctors and Health Officials See Significant Increase in Stomach Illnesses

    Local Doctors and Health Officials See Significant Increase in Stomach Illnesses

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:20:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – Local doctors and health officials are seeing an unusual amount of stomach related illnesses spreading across central Texas this summer. The two main culprits: Shigella: a bacterial infection, and a viral infection most likely the Norovirus. “We’re seeing an increase in those food and water borne illnesses,” Kelly Crain with the McLennan County Health Department said. “You normally see it in the summer months spread very easily once everyone is swimming and ingesting infected water o...
    (KCEN) – Local doctors and health officials are seeing an unusual amount of stomach related illnesses spreading across central Texas this summer. The two main culprits: Shigella: a bacterial infection, and a viral infection most likely the Norovirus. “We’re seeing an increase in those food and water borne illnesses,” Kelly Crain with the McLennan County Health Department said. “You normally see it in the summer months spread very easily once everyone is swimming and ingesting infected water o...
  • Construction That Broke Vital Water Main Was Not Approved

    Construction That Broke Vital Water Main Was Not Approved

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:42:36 GMT
    (KCEN) – Records at the Bell County Engineers Office indicate that the construction crew that broke a vital, Central Texas water main didn’t have approval to be there at all. An estimated 29 million gallons of precious water was lost, Fort Hood partially shut down, and on Tuesday several cities remained under boil water notices. A Purser Construction crew allegedly crossed into a 50 ft. wide easement belonging to Bell County Water District #1 Sunday before bursting the giant pipe open. N...
    (KCEN) – Records at the Bell County Engineers Office indicate that the construction crew that broke a vital, Central Texas water main didn’t have approval to be there at all. An estimated 29 million gallons of precious water was lost, Fort Hood partially shut down, and on Tuesday several cities remained under boil water notices. A Purser Construction crew allegedly crossed into a 50 ft. wide easement belonging to Bell County Water District #1 Sunday before bursting the giant pipe open. N...
  • University of Texas May Still Consider Race in Admissions

    University of Texas May Still Consider Race in Admissions

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:05:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Federal Appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas may continue to consider race for undergraduate admissions.The Fifth Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in a two to one decision. The ruling came after a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. But rather than issue a landmark decision on affirmative action, the high court voted 7-1 to tell a lower appeals court to take another ...
    (KCEN) -- A Federal Appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas may continue to consider race for undergraduate admissions.The Fifth Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in a two to one decision. The ruling came after a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. But rather than issue a landmark decision on affirmative action, the high court voted 7-1 to tell a lower appeals court to take another ...
  • Two People Hit By Paintballs in Waco

    Two People Hit By Paintballs in Waco

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:55:13 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two people were hit by drive-by paintballs in Waco.Police are searching for the people responsible.It happened just before 8 p.m. Monday night in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive. Police say a man and woman were walking into a store when they were shot by paintball fire. The victims say the shots came from a red Crown Victoria with large rims with two black men inside. The car was last seen heading north on Valley Mills Drive. Call police if you have any information.
    (KCEN) -- Two people were hit by drive-by paintballs in Waco.Police are searching for the people responsible.It happened just before 8 p.m. Monday night in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive. Police say a man and woman were walking into a store when they were shot by paintball fire. The victims say the shots came from a red Crown Victoria with large rims with two black men inside. The car was last seen heading north on Valley Mills Drive. Call police if you have any information.
  • Waco Officer Saves Driver Before Truck Explodes

    Waco Officer Saves Driver Before Truck Explodes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:06:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- An officer pulled a man from a fiery truck right before it exploded on Tuesday morning.On Tuesday morning, a Waco police officer was on his way to work when he saw two semi trucks collide on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy.The officer jumped out of his car and ran toward the first truck as the driver was falling from the truck. The driver seemed to be disoriented.The officer then went to the second truck which was on fire. He approached the passenger side and saw the driver in a seat belt a...
    (KCEN) -- An officer pulled a man from a fiery truck right before it exploded on Tuesday morning.On Tuesday morning, a Waco police officer was on his way to work when he saw two semi trucks collide on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy.The officer jumped out of his car and ran toward the first truck as the driver was falling from the truck. The driver seemed to be disoriented.The officer then went to the second truck which was on fire. He approached the passenger side and saw the driver in a seat belt a...
  • CDC: Just Over 2% of Americans are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual

    CDC: Just Over 2% of Americans are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:12:53 GMT
    USA Today Report A total of 2.3% of U.S. adults said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual in the largest federal government survey ever to ask about sexual orientation That number is a bit lower than the 3% to 4% found in some other recent surveys, including a Gallup Poll from 2012 — but some of those studies encompassed broader groups, including transsexuals. In the new survey of 34,557 adults, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an additional 1.1% said they wer...
    USA Today Report A total of 2.3% of U.S. adults said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual in the largest federal government survey ever to ask about sexual orientation That number is a bit lower than the 3% to 4% found in some other recent surveys, including a Gallup Poll from 2012 — but some of those studies encompassed broader groups, including transsexuals. In the new survey of 34,557 adults, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an additional 1.1% said they wer...
  • Early Morning Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Early Morning Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:36:43 GMT
    (KCEN) Traffic on Interstate 35 northbound in Bruceville-Eddy was diverted Tuesday morning after two 18-wheelers crashed and one caught fire.
    (KCEN) Traffic on Interstate 35 northbound in Bruceville-Eddy was diverted Tuesday morning after two 18-wheelers crashed and one caught fire.
  • Water Tanks Half Full on Fort Hood, Water Conservation Continues

    Water Tanks Half Full on Fort Hood, Water Conservation Continues

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:26:08 GMT
    UPDATE: Water tanks 50 percent full; conservation and boiling water continuesUPDATE: Water pressure and flow are increasing across post, however, the need for boiling water will continue for 48 hours. Sampling across the post will be conducted during the next 24 hours until clean water results are verified.Fort Hood remains in Stage 4 water restrictions until further notice. Consumption of water by all customers shall be limited to essential use only. Customers are highly encouraged to conser...
    UPDATE: Water tanks 50 percent full; conservation and boiling water continuesUPDATE: Water pressure and flow are increasing across post, however, the need for boiling water will continue for 48 hours. Sampling across the post will be conducted during the next 24 hours until clean water results are verified.Fort Hood remains in Stage 4 water restrictions until further notice. Consumption of water by all customers shall be limited to essential use only. Customers are highly encouraged to conser...
  • Children Left in Car in Texas, Shoppers Smash Windows

    Children Left in Car in Texas, Shoppers Smash Windows

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:11:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Some brave shoppers in Katy jumped into action after they spotted children inside a car.Shoppers thought they had no time to spare after noticing two kids in a hot jeep, so they took matters into their own hands..It was all captured on cell phone video.Shoppers said they heard two kids crying.. The group tried to smash open the windows one of them even using a hammer.After several minutes, the kids were freed. Their mother apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so ...
    (KCEN) -- Some brave shoppers in Katy jumped into action after they spotted children inside a car.Shoppers thought they had no time to spare after noticing two kids in a hot jeep, so they took matters into their own hands..It was all captured on cell phone video.Shoppers said they heard two kids crying.. The group tried to smash open the windows one of them even using a hammer.After several minutes, the kids were freed. Their mother apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so ...
  • Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

    Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:46:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district’s own property. Over the weekend, a Purser Construction crew was working on a housing development when a vital pipe burst open, spilling an estimated $29 million in precious water. Monday Jerry Atkinson with Water District #1 told KCEN that it happened on the district's side of the easement and tha...
    (KCEN) – The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district’s own property. Over the weekend, a Purser Construction crew was working on a housing development when a vital pipe burst open, spilling an estimated $29 million in precious water. Monday Jerry Atkinson with Water District #1 told KCEN that it happened on the district's side of the easement and tha...
  • New Interim Police Chief Starts in Little River Academy

    New Interim Police Chief Starts in Little River Academy

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:23:29 GMT
    Interim Police Chief Michael LugoInterim Police Chief Michael Lugo
    (KCEN) – Starting Monday, Little River Academy’s reserve officer Michael Lugo officially takes over as the interim police chief. He was named interim last Thursday during a city council meeting to fill the vacancy left by last month’s devastating loss of Chief Lee Dixon. “It’s a real honor to take the position, it really is,” Lugo said. “We are taking it one step at a day. We will get past this. We won’t forget of course. Chief Dixon will always be in our hearts and minds.” Lugo will be inter...
    (KCEN) – Starting Monday, Little River Academy’s reserve officer Michael Lugo officially takes over as the interim police chief. He was named interim last Thursday during a city council meeting to fill the vacancy left by last month’s devastating loss of Chief Lee Dixon. “It’s a real honor to take the position, it really is,” Lugo said. “We are taking it one step at a day. We will get past this. We won’t forget of course. Chief Dixon will always be in our hearts and minds.” Lugo will be inter...
  • Residents Asked to Conserve Water after Bell County Water Main Break

    Residents Asked to Conserve Water after Bell County Water Main Break

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:23:17 GMT
    Water restrictions remain in effect for portions of Bell County serviced by the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1 due to a main water transmission line break.
    Water restrictions remain in effect for portions of Bell County serviced by the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1 due to a main water transmission line break.
  • Suspect in Dollar General Store Robbery in Custody

    Suspect in Dollar General Store Robbery in Custody

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:02:00 GMT
    Bellmead Police have a suspect in custody for a robbery that happened at a Dollar General store located in the 4200 Block of Bellmead Dr. on July 6th.When Bellmead Police arrived at the Dollar General they discovered through surveillance video a tall, thin black male entered the store. He wasn't wearing shoes and had on dark clothing.The suspect walked to the manager’s office and handed a note to the store manager saying, “Don’t say nothing please, I will kill you.”An undisclosed am...
    Bellmead Police have a suspect in custody for a robbery that happened at a Dollar General store located in the 4200 Block of Bellmead Dr. on July 6th.When Bellmead Police arrived at the Dollar General they discovered through surveillance video a tall, thin black male entered the store. He wasn't wearing shoes and had on dark clothing.The suspect walked to the manager’s office and handed a note to the store manager saying, “Don’t say nothing please, I will kill you.”An undisclosed am...
  • Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

    Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:50:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Dept.Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Dept.
    A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies had received a report of the sexual assault of a minor in May of 2014. The assault had occurred in March of this year.Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit concluded after an investigation a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Dante Jamal Lee of Killeen. Lee is also a family member ...
    A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies had received a report of the sexual assault of a minor in May of 2014. The assault had occurred in March of this year.Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit concluded after an investigation a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Dante Jamal Lee of Killeen. Lee is also a family member ...
  • TxDOT Brings All-Way Stop Signs Back To Lorena

    TxDOT Brings All-Way Stop Signs Back To Lorena

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:26:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion project means changes, construction and now a few new stop signs.They went up on each side of the FM 2837 bridges in Lorena on Monday after residents fought for the signage.Clayton Brooks knows Lorena well, but he says the bridges over I-35 have become confusing. "You didn't know if you were supposed to stop or supposed to go," Brooks said. "I was just waiting to have an accident or see someone have an accident."He's talking about the Rosenthal Parkway and Old Lor...
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion project means changes, construction and now a few new stop signs.They went up on each side of the FM 2837 bridges in Lorena on Monday after residents fought for the signage.Clayton Brooks knows Lorena well, but he says the bridges over I-35 have become confusing. "You didn't know if you were supposed to stop or supposed to go," Brooks said. "I was just waiting to have an accident or see someone have an accident."He's talking about the Rosenthal Parkway and Old Lor...
  • Officer and 2 Others Injured after Collision During Pursuit of Robbery Suspect

    Officer and 2 Others Injured after Collision During Pursuit of Robbery Suspect

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:19:28 GMT
     A Temple Police officer and two others are in the hospital Monday with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning crash.Officers responded to an alarm received around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at the "SC Convenience Store” at 1304 S. 31st St. A small black, two-door vehicle was observed fleeing from the parking lot when police arrived.The vehicle fled from police heading west bound on Avenue M. then turned onto S. 57th St., then north on General Bruce Dr. while an officer re...
     A Temple Police officer and two others are in the hospital Monday with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning crash.Officers responded to an alarm received around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at the "SC Convenience Store” at 1304 S. 31st St. A small black, two-door vehicle was observed fleeing from the parking lot when police arrived.The vehicle fled from police heading west bound on Avenue M. then turned onto S. 57th St., then north on General Bruce Dr. while an officer re...
  • Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions Still in Effect after Bell Co Water Line Break

    Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions Still in Effect after Bell Co Water Line Break

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:24:24 GMT
    Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend. Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend.Copperas Cove remains under a Stage 5 Emergency Wa...
    Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend. Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend.Copperas Cove remains under a Stage 5 Emergency Wa...
  • New Business Offers Simulated Firearm Training

    New Business Offers Simulated Firearm Training

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:28:04 GMT
    (KCEN) -- With the rising cost of ammunition, a visit to the gun range can be expensive, but a new business in Waco is offering simulated fire arm training to the public. Lorena fire captain Jay Fonville is already a regular at H5 Tactical. "Even though I'm a firefighter, it gives a lot of situational awareness to individuals out on a scene," Fonville said. He takes every opportunity to improve his response to emergencies. "We can talk about it, but here it makes you look at and further broad...
    (KCEN) -- With the rising cost of ammunition, a visit to the gun range can be expensive, but a new business in Waco is offering simulated fire arm training to the public. Lorena fire captain Jay Fonville is already a regular at H5 Tactical. "Even though I'm a firefighter, it gives a lot of situational awareness to individuals out on a scene," Fonville said. He takes every opportunity to improve his response to emergencies. "We can talk about it, but here it makes you look at and further broad...
  • Early Morning Burglary Leads To Officer Involved Crash

    Early Morning Burglary Leads To Officer Involved Crash

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:26:42 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A convenience store burglary sparked an officer involved crash in Temple early Monday morning. It happened just past 3:00 a.m. off of exit 299. Temple police were responding to an alarm call at a convenience store on 31st Street. When they arrived on scene, the suspect was seen speeding out of the parking lot. A short chase ensued when an officer tried to pull the car over. Another police unit that got involved collided with a car in the intersection of the southbound frontage road ...
    (KCEN) -- A convenience store burglary sparked an officer involved crash in Temple early Monday morning. It happened just past 3:00 a.m. off of exit 299. Temple police were responding to an alarm call at a convenience store on 31st Street. When they arrived on scene, the suspect was seen speeding out of the parking lot. A short chase ensued when an officer tried to pull the car over. Another police unit that got involved collided with a car in the intersection of the southbound frontage road ...
  • Nine-Vehicle Crash in Temple Sends Five to Hospital

    Nine-Vehicle Crash in Temple Sends Five to Hospital

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:23:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A nine-vehicle crash in Temple Sunday evening sent five people to the hospital, but none of their injuries was considered serious, according to a news release from Temple Fire Rescue.
    (KCEN) -- A nine-vehicle crash in Temple Sunday evening sent five people to the hospital, but none of their injuries was considered serious, according to a news release from Temple Fire Rescue.
  • Father and Son Escape I-35 Moving Truck Accident Without Serious Injury

    Father and Son Escape I-35 Moving Truck Accident Without Serious Injury

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-13 15:57:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – A man and his 10-year-old son are “lucky” their injuries weren’t more serious after the moving truck they were in tumbled down a concrete embankment, said a Bruceville-Eddy police officer.
    (KCEN) – A man and his 10-year-old son are “lucky” their injuries weren’t more serious after the moving truck they were in tumbled down a concrete embankment, said a Bruceville-Eddy police officer.
  • Immigrants Held at Jack Harwell Detention Center

    Immigrants Held at Jack Harwell Detention Center

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:39:37 GMT
    Activists and demonstrators from across Texas gathered in Waco today to protest immigrants being held in a local detention center. The demonstration started Saturday morning on South University Parks Dr. People from Austin, Dallas and Waco held up signs and demanded better conditions for the 250 immigrants held at the Jack Harwell Detention Center. "Our brothers and sisters who are institutionalized, who are jailed," said one protestor. "And who are marginalized because of where the...
    Activists and demonstrators from across Texas gathered in Waco today to protest immigrants being held in a local detention center. The demonstration started Saturday morning on South University Parks Dr. People from Austin, Dallas and Waco held up signs and demanded better conditions for the 250 immigrants held at the Jack Harwell Detention Center. "Our brothers and sisters who are institutionalized, who are jailed," said one protestor. "And who are marginalized because of where the...
  • Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens

    Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:24:45 GMT
    17-year-old Christopher was taking a walk in his own neighborhood when he was attacked, held up at gun point and robbed. Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her 17-year-old son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. "He doesn't understand everything the way we do," said Nichols. Christopher was walking home from his girlfriend's house on Thursday...when three men got out of a car and approached him. He says they asked him if he had any weed. He replied n...
    17-year-old Christopher was taking a walk in his own neighborhood when he was attacked, held up at gun point and robbed. Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her 17-year-old son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. "He doesn't understand everything the way we do," said Nichols. Christopher was walking home from his girlfriend's house on Thursday...when three men got out of a car and approached him. He says they asked him if he had any weed. He replied n...
  • Police Seeing Assistance in Id'ing Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

    Police Seeing Assistance in Id'ing Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:18:11 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Round Rock Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Round Rock Police Dept.
    Round Rock Police are asking for your help concerning the identity of a man involved in an attempted sexual assault. Authorities say around 10 p.m. on July 8, a female was walking home after a jog at Caldwell Heights Elementary School. She was grabbed by an unknown man near the 1300 block of Terra St. She was pushed to the ground and the suspect attempted to assault her but was unsuccessful. A nearby resident came out to help the victim when she screamed for help. The suspect fled a...
    Round Rock Police are asking for your help concerning the identity of a man involved in an attempted sexual assault. Authorities say around 10 p.m. on July 8, a female was walking home after a jog at Caldwell Heights Elementary School. She was grabbed by an unknown man near the 1300 block of Terra St. She was pushed to the ground and the suspect attempted to assault her but was unsuccessful. A nearby resident came out to help the victim when she screamed for help. The suspect fled a...
  • Local Non-Profits Collect Fans and Water for Elderly

    Local Non-Profits Collect Fans and Water for Elderly

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:24:35 GMT
    (KCEN) – As temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of heat stroke – especially for the elderly. Local non-profits are hoping to help seniors beat the heat this summer, but they’re asking for the community’s help. “It could be a matter of life or death for a lot of them. If you have an elderly person living in a home and they’re not running their air, it could be devastating for them,” Della Ryberg said. Della is the director for volunteer services at Friends for Life, a non-profit th...
    (KCEN) – As temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of heat stroke – especially for the elderly. Local non-profits are hoping to help seniors beat the heat this summer, but they’re asking for the community’s help. “It could be a matter of life or death for a lot of them. If you have an elderly person living in a home and they’re not running their air, it could be devastating for them,” Della Ryberg said. Della is the director for volunteer services at Friends for Life, a non-profit th...
  • Lone Ranger Outfit Could Bring More Than $100,000 at Waco Auction

    Lone Ranger Outfit Could Bring More Than $100,000 at Waco Auction

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:00:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kemo sabe to his partner, the Lone Ranger to everyone else. And now a piece of history from the masked man is set to bring in a big check at auction here in central Texas.
    (KCEN) -- Kemo sabe to his partner, the Lone Ranger to everyone else. And now a piece of history from the masked man is set to bring in a big check at auction here in central Texas.
  • Study: Smoking is Better Than Obesity

    Study: Smoking is Better Than Obesity

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:12:33 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's not going to come as a surprise that obesity shortens your life by contributing to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases. But how many years are lost? Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers. They found the smokers lived longer on average.Healthy weight smokers lost about nine years of their lives. Non-smoking adults who were extremely obese -- defined as having a BMI of 55 to 55.9 -- lost nearly ...
    (CNN) -- It's not going to come as a surprise that obesity shortens your life by contributing to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases. But how many years are lost? Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers. They found the smokers lived longer on average.Healthy weight smokers lost about nine years of their lives. Non-smoking adults who were extremely obese -- defined as having a BMI of 55 to 55.9 -- lost nearly ...
  • Man in Custody After Car Chase in Killeen

    Man in Custody After Car Chase in Killeen

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:57:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man is in custody after he lead police on a chase Friday afternoon.On Friday afternoon, a man lead police on a brief chase through Killeen.He eventually was stopped at the corner of Hallmark and Bishop.There, he was arrested by Killeen police.He is currently being treated by paramedics.State Troopers and KPD are currently on scene.This story is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. Please keep refreshing the page for new details.
    (KCEN) -- A man is in custody after he lead police on a chase Friday afternoon.On Friday afternoon, a man lead police on a brief chase through Killeen.He eventually was stopped at the corner of Hallmark and Bishop.There, he was arrested by Killeen police.He is currently being treated by paramedics.State Troopers and KPD are currently on scene.This story is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. Please keep refreshing the page for new details.
  • Don't Pressure Your Doctor to Play After a Concussion

    Don't Pressure Your Doctor to Play After a Concussion

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:44:25 GMT
    (CNN) -- After a concussion, doctors often receive pressure from their young patients, families and coaches to give an athlete the "all-clear" as soon as possible. But that's dangerous, says the American Academy of Neurology. The reason: Concussions are linked to long-term impairments in brain function. A new position statement published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday calls for doctors to only give an athlete the "all-clear" to play when medically ready. "Physicians should be thoughtfu...
    (CNN) -- After a concussion, doctors often receive pressure from their young patients, families and coaches to give an athlete the "all-clear" as soon as possible. But that's dangerous, says the American Academy of Neurology. The reason: Concussions are linked to long-term impairments in brain function. A new position statement published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday calls for doctors to only give an athlete the "all-clear" to play when medically ready. "Physicians should be thoughtfu...
  • Doubling Up on Anti-Smoking Medications Increases Chances of Quitting

    Doubling Up on Anti-Smoking Medications Increases Chances of Quitting

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:41:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- Smokers looking to quit often use either a medication named Chantix or nicotine patches, hoping it will help reduce withdrawal symptoms. But a combination of those two methods improves the odds you'll quit smoking on the short term, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was funded by the companies that make Chantix and nicotine patches. Researchers randomly assigned 446 smokers to either take Chantix and a nicotine patch...
    (CNN) -- Smokers looking to quit often use either a medication named Chantix or nicotine patches, hoping it will help reduce withdrawal symptoms. But a combination of those two methods improves the odds you'll quit smoking on the short term, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was funded by the companies that make Chantix and nicotine patches. Researchers randomly assigned 446 smokers to either take Chantix and a nicotine patch...
  • Study: Blood Tests Could Detect Alzheimer's Early

    Study: Blood Tests Could Detect Alzheimer's Early

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:38:42 GMT
    (CNN) -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, 44 million people live with dementia worldwide. That number is expected to triple in just 35 years. Alzheimer's is usually diagnosed when the disease has progressed. While there's no cure, early detection could lead to early intervention, which may slow the disease. And a simple blood test could be the key, according to new study published Thursday in Alzheimer's Dementia, a journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Researchers used blood samp...
    (CNN) -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, 44 million people live with dementia worldwide. That number is expected to triple in just 35 years. Alzheimer's is usually diagnosed when the disease has progressed. While there's no cure, early detection could lead to early intervention, which may slow the disease. And a simple blood test could be the key, according to new study published Thursday in Alzheimer's Dementia, a journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Researchers used blood samp...
  • You Don't Have to be Young to Donate a Kidney

    You Don't Have to be Young to Donate a Kidney

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:29:38 GMT
    (CNN) -- People in need of a kidney often wait years for a deceased donor match. Another option is a live kidney donation. But many times potential live donors are excluded because of their age. It's been thought that older live kidney donors have a higher risk of heart disease after donating their organ. That's not true anymore, according to a new study in the American Journal of Transplantation. Researchers matched 3,368 older donors with older healthy non-donors and followed them for nearl...
    (CNN) -- People in need of a kidney often wait years for a deceased donor match. Another option is a live kidney donation. But many times potential live donors are excluded because of their age. It's been thought that older live kidney donors have a higher risk of heart disease after donating their organ. That's not true anymore, according to a new study in the American Journal of Transplantation. Researchers matched 3,368 older donors with older healthy non-donors and followed them for nearl...
  • July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

    July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:58:47 GMT
    (KCEN -- July 11 means 7-Eleven stores are celebrating their 87th birthday with free Slurpees today through next week.Customers can grab a free Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores while supplies last. There are two new Slurpee flavors this summer to choose from: Lemonade and sugar-free Fanta watermelon punch. You can also buy a Big Bites hot dog for $1 which is normally $1.99. And if you have a 7-Eleven app, you can enjoy more tasty freebies during the celebration week... I...
    (KCEN -- July 11 means 7-Eleven stores are celebrating their 87th birthday with free Slurpees today through next week.Customers can grab a free Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores while supplies last. There are two new Slurpee flavors this summer to choose from: Lemonade and sugar-free Fanta watermelon punch. You can also buy a Big Bites hot dog for $1 which is normally $1.99. And if you have a 7-Eleven app, you can enjoy more tasty freebies during the celebration week... I...
  • Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

    Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:01:54 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Ronald Lee Haskell, accused of slaughtering six people in his extended family, collapsed during his first court appearance Friday as the judge read the capital murder charges against him. Court bailiffs in Harris County, Texas, caught the burly suspect in his orange jail uniform before he could fall to the ground, reported NBC affiliate KPRC. He was wheeled out of the courtroom, but was eventually brought back in to stand before the judge. A court-appointed defense attorney said...
    (NBC News) -- Ronald Lee Haskell, accused of slaughtering six people in his extended family, collapsed during his first court appearance Friday as the judge read the capital murder charges against him. Court bailiffs in Harris County, Texas, caught the burly suspect in his orange jail uniform before he could fall to the ground, reported NBC affiliate KPRC. He was wheeled out of the courtroom, but was eventually brought back in to stand before the judge. A court-appointed defense attorney said...
  • Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

    Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:22:40 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Friday is "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-A.Customers who dress from head to toe in their best cow attire will receive a free meal... Which includes an entree, side item and beverage. For those who are too chicken to go all out cow, you can still get in on the deal by wearing a cow spotted accessory and receive a free entree of your choice.
    (KCEN) -- Friday is "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-A.Customers who dress from head to toe in their best cow attire will receive a free meal... Which includes an entree, side item and beverage. For those who are too chicken to go all out cow, you can still get in on the deal by wearing a cow spotted accessory and receive a free entree of your choice.
  • Waco Pizza Hut Robbed, Police Need Your Help Finding Suspect

    Waco Pizza Hut Robbed, Police Need Your Help Finding Suspect

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Waco pizza shop was robbed on Thursday and police need your help finding the man who did it.At 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Pizza Hut in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive was robbed at gunpoint.Police say that the suspect entered the back door of the Pizza Hut around closing time.When inside, he pointed his gun at the employees and ordered them all lay on the floor. He then stole money and fled on foot.He was last seen running north from the Pizza Hut.The man is described a...
    (KCEN) -- A Waco pizza shop was robbed on Thursday and police need your help finding the man who did it.At 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Pizza Hut in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive was robbed at gunpoint.Police say that the suspect entered the back door of the Pizza Hut around closing time.When inside, he pointed his gun at the employees and ordered them all lay on the floor. He then stole money and fled on foot.He was last seen running north from the Pizza Hut.The man is described a...
  • Texas Immigrant Flood Will Worsen, Officials Warn

    Texas Immigrant Flood Will Worsen, Officials Warn

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:58:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that $3.7 billion in emergency funding requested by President Barack Obama anticipated up to 90,000 of the unaccompanied minors this fiscal year, which ends September 30, and another 145,000 in fiscal year 2015.S...
    (CNN) -- It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that $3.7 billion in emergency funding requested by President Barack Obama anticipated up to 90,000 of the unaccompanied minors this fiscal year, which ends September 30, and another 145,000 in fiscal year 2015.S...
  • Waco Works to Sell Nearly 500 City-Owned Properties, Some Eyesores to Neighbors

    Waco Works to Sell Nearly 500 City-Owned Properties, Some Eyesores to Neighbors

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:47:18 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There's a new player in the real estate game: the City of Waco. For the last several months, they've been more aggressive in marketing foreclosure properties. They've even hired a real estate agent to do it.
    (KCEN) -- There's a new player in the real estate game: the City of Waco. For the last several months, they've been more aggressive in marketing foreclosure properties. They've even hired a real estate agent to do it.
  • Little River-Academy Police Dept. Retires Chief Dixon's Badge Number

    Little River-Academy Police Dept. Retires Chief Dixon's Badge Number

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:55:21 GMT
    Little River-Academy honored its former Police Chief tonight, by retiring Lee Dixon's badge number.
    Little River-Academy honored its former Police Chief tonight, by retiring Lee Dixon's badge number.
  • Avoiding Hot Car Dangers

    Avoiding Hot Car Dangers

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:58:07 GMT
    (KCEN) --Every year we hear of heartbreaking and preventable deaths involving children left alone in hot cars. Just three days ago, a two-year-old girl in El Paso died after being left in a hot vehicle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature inside of a car to increase 20 degrees. During the spring and summer months, Temple Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Pechal says the department responds to at least three to four calls a month for kids trapped in c...
    (KCEN) --Every year we hear of heartbreaking and preventable deaths involving children left alone in hot cars. Just three days ago, a two-year-old girl in El Paso died after being left in a hot vehicle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature inside of a car to increase 20 degrees. During the spring and summer months, Temple Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Pechal says the department responds to at least three to four calls a month for kids trapped in c...
  • Thousands of Deadly Crashes Linked to Drowsy Driving

    Thousands of Deadly Crashes Linked to Drowsy Driving

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:34:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One in 25 people confess to falling asleep behind the wheel in just a 30 day time frame, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the survey of more than 90,000 Americans in 10 states and Puerto Rico, the CDC estimates 1.8 million drivers drive drowsy each month."That's extremely scary. You're attentive to your own driving, but you don't worry about someone else falling asleep on the road," Kristall Willaims said.A mother of five, Kr...
    (KCEN) -- One in 25 people confess to falling asleep behind the wheel in just a 30 day time frame, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the survey of more than 90,000 Americans in 10 states and Puerto Rico, the CDC estimates 1.8 million drivers drive drowsy each month."That's extremely scary. You're attentive to your own driving, but you don't worry about someone else falling asleep on the road," Kristall Willaims said.A mother of five, Kr...
  • Man Steals, Wrecks Woman's Car

    Man Steals, Wrecks Woman's Car

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:38:29 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested on Thursday after he took a woman's car and wrecked it.Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Sajar Jones was arrested in Waco on Thursday.At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 64-year-old woman was visiting a friend in the 1100 block of Calumet.When she stepped out from her Buick LaSabre, she was approached by Jones.Jones pushed her to the ground, jumps into the car, and sped away.Police responded near the 1700 block of North 4th after Jones was seen in the area.When police arrived, Jo...
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested on Thursday after he took a woman's car and wrecked it.Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Sajar Jones was arrested in Waco on Thursday.At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 64-year-old woman was visiting a friend in the 1100 block of Calumet.When she stepped out from her Buick LaSabre, she was approached by Jones.Jones pushed her to the ground, jumps into the car, and sped away.Police responded near the 1700 block of North 4th after Jones was seen in the area.When police arrived, Jo...
  • BSR Cable Park Drowning Victim Laid to Rest

    BSR Cable Park Drowning Victim Laid to Rest

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:22:28 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The boy who died last weekend at BSR Cable Park in Waco was laid to rest on Thursday.Twelve-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family.After several hours of searching, the body was discovered in the "Fun Lake."The Fun Lake remains closed. BSR Cable Park held a fundraiser on July 4 to help the family pay for Calhoun's funeral.
    (KCEN) -- The boy who died last weekend at BSR Cable Park in Waco was laid to rest on Thursday.Twelve-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family.After several hours of searching, the body was discovered in the "Fun Lake."The Fun Lake remains closed. BSR Cable Park held a fundraiser on July 4 to help the family pay for Calhoun's funeral.
  • 83-Year-Old Texas Woman Fights Off Robber With Hot Water, Broomsticks

    83-Year-Old Texas Woman Fights Off Robber With Hot Water, Broomsticks

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:39:05 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Don't mess with this Texas grandmother.When Lillie McClendon, 83, came face-to-face with a robber in her Houston house Sunday morning, she threw boiling hot water on him, beat him with a broomstick, and gave him a piece of her mind."I said, 'Your mother raised you that way? Why do you want to take advantage of an 83-year-old woman?'" McClendon told NBC News. "I thought he was about to kill me. But I'd fight him all the way."The man broke into her house at about 4:30 a.m. on Sund...
    (NBC News) -- Don't mess with this Texas grandmother.When Lillie McClendon, 83, came face-to-face with a robber in her Houston house Sunday morning, she threw boiling hot water on him, beat him with a broomstick, and gave him a piece of her mind."I said, 'Your mother raised you that way? Why do you want to take advantage of an 83-year-old woman?'" McClendon told NBC News. "I thought he was about to kill me. But I'd fight him all the way."The man broke into her house at about 4:30 a.m. on Sund...
  • Circus Comes To Waco This Weekend

    Circus Comes To Waco This Weekend

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:09:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- If you're looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the circus rolls into Waco and kicks off on Thursday night. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey show has a new look this year.The theme is "Super Circus Heroes."Performers say it is filled with extra action and superhuman strength, along with the animals and classic acts like tight-rope walking and acrobatics. Tickets are available on the Extraco Events Center website.
    (KCEN) -- If you're looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the circus rolls into Waco and kicks off on Thursday night. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey show has a new look this year.The theme is "Super Circus Heroes."Performers say it is filled with extra action and superhuman strength, along with the animals and classic acts like tight-rope walking and acrobatics. Tickets are available on the Extraco Events Center website.
  • Gannett Acquires Six Stations Including KCEN

    Gannett Acquires Six Stations Including KCEN

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:53:17 GMT
    McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Tuesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company’s television stations in Texas for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. Phil Hurley, London Broadcasting Company chief operating officer, will continue to lead the six stations. Hurley will report to Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.The acquisition includes KCEN/KAGS (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longv...
    McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Tuesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company’s television stations in Texas for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. Phil Hurley, London Broadcasting Company chief operating officer, will continue to lead the six stations. Hurley will report to Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.The acquisition includes KCEN/KAGS (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longv...
  • One Person Found Dead In Central Texas House Fire

    One Person Found Dead In Central Texas House Fire

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:15:55 GMT
    (KAGS) -- One person is dead after being found inside a burning College Station home. The incident happened at the 1100 block of Eagle Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.According to College Station officials, fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence. The first fire unit made it to the home, and noticed smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story single-family residence.As crews were searching the home and extinguishing the fire, a person wa...
    (KAGS) -- One person is dead after being found inside a burning College Station home. The incident happened at the 1100 block of Eagle Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.According to College Station officials, fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence. The first fire unit made it to the home, and noticed smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story single-family residence.As crews were searching the home and extinguishing the fire, a person wa...
  • Suspect Surrenders in Slayings of Four Children, Two Adults in Texas

    Suspect Surrenders in Slayings of Four Children, Two Adults in Texas

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:59:57 GMT
    Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting during a domestic dispute in northwest Harris County and a standoff is underway with the gunman.
    Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting during a domestic dispute in northwest Harris County and a standoff is underway with the gunman.
  • Coalition Fights Demolition Of Old West High School Building

    Coalition Fights Demolition Of Old West High School Building

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:41:37 GMT
    (KCEN) --Members of the Save 1923 WHS Building coalition went before the West ISD school board Thursday night and demanded trustees to reconsider plans to tear down the old high school. For those who attended classes in the district’s first high school, built in 1923, it's a place they've grown to love and cherish. Engineers initially deemed the building structurally sound following the April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. West ISD has since tried to figure out what to do with it. That'...
    (KCEN) --Members of the Save 1923 WHS Building coalition went before the West ISD school board Thursday night and demanded trustees to reconsider plans to tear down the old high school. For those who attended classes in the district’s first high school, built in 1923, it's a place they've grown to love and cherish. Engineers initially deemed the building structurally sound following the April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. West ISD has since tried to figure out what to do with it. That'...
  • Precious Preemie Surpasses Expectations

    Precious Preemie Surpasses Expectations

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-09 23:34:46 GMT
    Specialist Stanlee Jones Holds Daughter IslaSpecialist Stanlee Jones Holds Daughter Isla
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt she's feisty. Making her big debut ten weeks early and weighing in at a whopping two pounds, Isla Faye Jones keeps surpassing all expectations."She is a diva for sure," her mom Erica laughed. "She really doesn't want to be messed with, and she was ready to go home."Isla's story begins much earlier than her arrival on May 24th. For five years Erica and her husband, Specialist Stanlee Jones, tried to have a baby. They kept hitting a wall with complication after comp...
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt she's feisty. Making her big debut ten weeks early and weighing in at a whopping two pounds, Isla Faye Jones keeps surpassing all expectations."She is a diva for sure," her mom Erica laughed. "She really doesn't want to be messed with, and she was ready to go home."Isla's story begins much earlier than her arrival on May 24th. For five years Erica and her husband, Specialist Stanlee Jones, tried to have a baby. They kept hitting a wall with complication after comp...
  • 1 Injured In Central Texas Oil Well Explosion

    1 Injured In Central Texas Oil Well Explosion

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:51:22 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One person is airlifted to the hospital after an oil well explosion in Robertson County.It happened just before noon near Rabe Cutoff Road northeast of Franklin. No word yet on what sparked the fire or explosion. One worker was injured in the blast."They had to pull him to safety. The well was engulfed in flames when they arrived. He was transported off by helicopter to Houston to the burn center there," said Robinson County Investigator Steve Misterek.No word on that man's conditio...
    (KCEN) -- One person is airlifted to the hospital after an oil well explosion in Robertson County.It happened just before noon near Rabe Cutoff Road northeast of Franklin. No word yet on what sparked the fire or explosion. One worker was injured in the blast."They had to pull him to safety. The well was engulfed in flames when they arrived. He was transported off by helicopter to Houston to the burn center there," said Robinson County Investigator Steve Misterek.No word on that man's conditio...
  • UPDATE: Body Recovered at Belton Lake, Body Identified

    UPDATE: Body Recovered at Belton Lake, Body Identified

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-09 21:44:20 GMT

     A man dies on Belton Lake after an apparent boating accident.

     A man dies on Belton Lake after an apparent boating accident.

  • Killeen Police Investigating Robbery at 7-Eleven

    Killeen Police Investigating Robbery at 7-Eleven

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:40:41 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) --Killeen Police are investigating a Robbery and need the community’s help.Officers responded to a 911 call at the 7-Eleven Convenience Store, located at 1800 block of N WS Young on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11:20 pm, in reference to a robbery. Upon the officers’ arrival, the store clerk said three males came into the store, grabbed some beer and attempted to leave without paying. The clerk tried to stop them from leaving but was pushed by one of the suspects as t...
    (Killeen Police Department) --Killeen Police are investigating a Robbery and need the community’s help.Officers responded to a 911 call at the 7-Eleven Convenience Store, located at 1800 block of N WS Young on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 11:20 pm, in reference to a robbery. Upon the officers’ arrival, the store clerk said three males came into the store, grabbed some beer and attempted to leave without paying. The clerk tried to stop them from leaving but was pushed by one of the suspects as t...
  • Belton Teen Dead After Accident on I-35

    Belton Teen Dead After Accident on I-35

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:21:26 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A teenager from Belton is dead after an accident on I-35 in Temple on Tuesday.At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to an accident in the 4000 block of South Interstate 35.An initial investigation showed that a Mazda pickup truck struck a Nissan SUV while attempting to change lanes.The collision caused the pickup truck to lose control and spin.The driver's side of the truck crashed into the back of a semi that was disabled on the highway.The driver of the pickup truck was...
    (KCEN) -- A teenager from Belton is dead after an accident on I-35 in Temple on Tuesday.At 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to an accident in the 4000 block of South Interstate 35.An initial investigation showed that a Mazda pickup truck struck a Nissan SUV while attempting to change lanes.The collision caused the pickup truck to lose control and spin.The driver's side of the truck crashed into the back of a semi that was disabled on the highway.The driver of the pickup truck was...
  • Tires Slashed on Waco Boys and Girls Club Vans

    Tires Slashed on Waco Boys and Girls Club Vans

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:48:19 GMT
    (WACO) -- Employees at the Waco Boys and Girls Club came to work Wednesday morning to find someone had slashed all four tires on the two vans they owned. They use the vans for field trips for the kids.A spokesperson told KCEN-TV on the phone the tires have since been replaced but they don't know who did it.We are working to get more information and we'll have more as it comes in.
    (WACO) -- Employees at the Waco Boys and Girls Club came to work Wednesday morning to find someone had slashed all four tires on the two vans they owned. They use the vans for field trips for the kids.A spokesperson told KCEN-TV on the phone the tires have since been replaced but they don't know who did it.We are working to get more information and we'll have more as it comes in.
  • First Taste of Freedom

    First Taste of Freedom

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:42:22 GMT
    (NBC News Channel) -- Six beagles that have spent their entire lives in cages for laboratory research took their first steps of freedom on Tuesday.For these dogs, the ground has never felt so good, and the air has never been this crisp."They've never touched grass, they've never seen the sun," said Monica Holmes. "They've never known a human that hasn't done something painful to them."Holmes traveled to Hutto, Texas from Fort Worth to foster one of the dogs.Beagle Freedom Project, a national ...
    (NBC News Channel) -- Six beagles that have spent their entire lives in cages for laboratory research took their first steps of freedom on Tuesday.For these dogs, the ground has never felt so good, and the air has never been this crisp."They've never touched grass, they've never seen the sun," said Monica Holmes. "They've never known a human that hasn't done something painful to them."Holmes traveled to Hutto, Texas from Fort Worth to foster one of the dogs.Beagle Freedom Project, a national ...
  • Waco Holds Open Meeting Regarding Reburial of Remains

    Waco Holds Open Meeting Regarding Reburial of Remains

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:53 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:53:37 GMT
    (KCEN) – Seven years after their discovery, the city of Waco is still debating what to do with the remains of over 200 people. The remains were found in 2007 during the construction of the Texas Rangers Company "F" Headquarters, just a few yards away from First Street Cemetery. John Wilson, a member of the committee handling the reburial says the discovery was extraordinary for Central Texas. "It's unprecedented to find the remains of this many people from a community in one place," Wilson s...
    (KCEN) – Seven years after their discovery, the city of Waco is still debating what to do with the remains of over 200 people. The remains were found in 2007 during the construction of the Texas Rangers Company "F" Headquarters, just a few yards away from First Street Cemetery. John Wilson, a member of the committee handling the reburial says the discovery was extraordinary for Central Texas. "It's unprecedented to find the remains of this many people from a community in one place," Wilson s...
  • Davis Visits Waco, Attacks Abbott’s Hazardous Chemical Ruling

    Davis Visits Waco, Attacks Abbott’s Hazardous Chemical Ruling

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:39 AM EDT2014-07-09 04:39:02 GMT
    (KCEN)— Over 100 people packed the McLennan County Democratic headquarters Tuesday to get a glimpse and listen to State Senator Wendy Davis.  
    (KCEN)— Over 100 people packed the McLennan County Democratic headquarters Tuesday to get a glimpse and listen to State Senator Wendy Davis.  
  • Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

    Keeping Your Kids Safe Around Water

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:12:45 GMT
    Terri coaching Casslyn Terri coaching Casslyn
    (KCEN) -- From sun up, to sun down, Terri Young is in the pool. For the past 35 years she has been teaching hundreds of kids how to swim each summer."If they don't know how to swim, they really don't need to be around water," she said. "Because when parents aren't watching that's when an accident happens, and it only takes a split second."She's known around Killeen as a tough instructor, but that's the way parents like it. "We heard about Ms. Terri and we switched. Sometimes you can't keep yo...
    (KCEN) -- From sun up, to sun down, Terri Young is in the pool. For the past 35 years she has been teaching hundreds of kids how to swim each summer."If they don't know how to swim, they really don't need to be around water," she said. "Because when parents aren't watching that's when an accident happens, and it only takes a split second."She's known around Killeen as a tough instructor, but that's the way parents like it. "We heard about Ms. Terri and we switched. Sometimes you can't keep yo...
  • Court Date Rescheduled For Rashad Owens

    Court Date Rescheduled For Rashad Owens

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:35:00 GMT
     The Killeen man accused of plowing into a crowd of people at South By Southwest is given a new date in court.
     The Killeen man accused of plowing into a crowd of people at South By Southwest is given a new date in court.
  • Texas Toddler Dies After Being Left in Car

    Texas Toddler Dies After Being Left in Car

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:42:53 GMT
    An El Paso toddler is dead after she was left in a hot car.The two-year-old girl was found Sunday afternoon. 
    An El Paso toddler is dead after she was left in a hot car.The two-year-old girl was found Sunday afternoon. 
  • "They're My Heroes"; Two Waco Officers Save 7yr old from Drowning

    "They're My Heroes"; Two Waco Officers Save 7yr old from Drowning

    Monday, July 7 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-07-08 01:46:25 GMT
    Detectives Harper and TaylorDetectives Harper and Taylor
    (KCEN) -- It was a scary night for seven-year-old Donnie Edmonds, and one he will never forget. "I didn't know if I was going to drown... I didn't know if anyone noticed," the soft spoken boy said on Monday.During the Fourth of July celebration at Indian Springs, Donnie's parents were watching the concert while his older brother took him to the river walk to play with ducks. He only thought the water was few inches deep."I put one foot in, and I slipped from the moss," he said. "I didn't know...
    (KCEN) -- It was a scary night for seven-year-old Donnie Edmonds, and one he will never forget. "I didn't know if I was going to drown... I didn't know if anyone noticed," the soft spoken boy said on Monday.During the Fourth of July celebration at Indian Springs, Donnie's parents were watching the concert while his older brother took him to the river walk to play with ducks. He only thought the water was few inches deep."I put one foot in, and I slipped from the moss," he said. "I didn't know...
  • Man with Criminal Past that Includes Gruesome Triple Murder Arrested in Waco for Harassment

    Man with Criminal Past that Includes Gruesome Triple Murder Arrested in Waco for Harassment

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:40:54 GMT
    Photo Courtesy McLennan County Sheriff's Dept. Photo Courtesy McLennan County Sheriff's Dept.
    (KCEN) -- A man who has a criminal past that includes the triple murder of his family was arrested in Waco over the weekend for sending harassing email and text messages to three area women. McLennan County deputies arrested Jovan Collier, 46, on Saturday on three charges of harassment by intentionally sending text messages and emails in a manner reasonably likely to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass or offend the recipient. According to arrest affidavits , three women complai...
    (KCEN) -- A man who has a criminal past that includes the triple murder of his family was arrested in Waco over the weekend for sending harassing email and text messages to three area women. McLennan County deputies arrested Jovan Collier, 46, on Saturday on three charges of harassment by intentionally sending text messages and emails in a manner reasonably likely to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, embarrass or offend the recipient. According to arrest affidavits , three women complai...
  • Police: Mom Threatened to Kill Children While High on K2

    Police: Mom Threatened to Kill Children While High on K2

    Monday, July 7 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-07 22:06:09 GMT
    (WACO) -- A Waco mom was arrested after police say she threatened to kill her kids. Police say she was high on the synthetic marijuana K-2.58-year-old Linda Cooper's kids told police she pulled a knife and scissors on them and then set part of their living room on fire. It happened Sunday morning at her apartment in the 4700 block of Fort Ave. She was charged with arson and assault.
    (WACO) -- A Waco mom was arrested after police say she threatened to kill her kids. Police say she was high on the synthetic marijuana K-2.58-year-old Linda Cooper's kids told police she pulled a knife and scissors on them and then set part of their living room on fire. It happened Sunday morning at her apartment in the 4700 block of Fort Ave. She was charged with arson and assault.
  • Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex with Inmate

    Corrections Officer Accused of Having Sex with Inmate

    Monday, July 7 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-07 21:12:00 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A Bell County Corrections Officer is accused of having sex with an inmate in the jail.25-year-old Marquese Gate was arrested after inmates reported him to Bell Co. Jail officials. Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit confirmed the reports after speaking with the inmates.Sheriff Eddy Lange fired Gates on June 30, 2014. He had worked for the County since November 12, 2013.The District Attorney's Office charged Gates with Improper Sexual Activity with a Person in Custody o...
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A Bell County Corrections Officer is accused of having sex with an inmate in the jail.25-year-old Marquese Gate was arrested after inmates reported him to Bell Co. Jail officials. Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit confirmed the reports after speaking with the inmates.Sheriff Eddy Lange fired Gates on June 30, 2014. He had worked for the County since November 12, 2013.The District Attorney's Office charged Gates with Improper Sexual Activity with a Person in Custody o...
  • UPDATE: Two Young Children who Drowned in Lake Georgetown Originally from Waco

    UPDATE: Two Young Children who Drowned in Lake Georgetown Originally from Waco

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:43:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A 4-year-old girl and her 6-year old brother drowned in Lake Georgetown Sunday night. Georgetown police say the children went missing while playing in the water near Russell Park. The girl was believed to have been under water for approximately 5 minutes and the boy -- for approximately fifteen minutes. Emergency workers continued CPR until helicopter help arrived. Family members were there with the kids. The investigation into their deaths is on-going.
    (KCEN) -- A 4-year-old girl and her 6-year old brother drowned in Lake Georgetown Sunday night. Georgetown police say the children went missing while playing in the water near Russell Park. The girl was believed to have been under water for approximately 5 minutes and the boy -- for approximately fifteen minutes. Emergency workers continued CPR until helicopter help arrived. Family members were there with the kids. The investigation into their deaths is on-going.
  • Local Woman Falls Victim To Identity Theft

    Local Woman Falls Victim To Identity Theft

    Monday, July 7 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-07 18:59:42 GMT
    (KCEN) --It's the fastest growing crime in America, but you could be a victim without even knowing it. According to TransUnion, there are over nine million identity theft cases every year.At first, Kristie Mason of West thought it was a mistake. "I didn't even know my identity had been stolen," Mason said. "I started getting bills in the mail for credit cards that I hadn't opened."Five new credit cards in her name and old ones she had forgotten about that were now being charged. Then she got ...
    (KCEN) --It's the fastest growing crime in America, but you could be a victim without even knowing it. According to TransUnion, there are over nine million identity theft cases every year.At first, Kristie Mason of West thought it was a mistake. "I didn't even know my identity had been stolen," Mason said. "I started getting bills in the mail for credit cards that I hadn't opened."Five new credit cards in her name and old ones she had forgotten about that were now being charged. Then she got ...
  • Four Taken to Scott and White, Semi Split in Half after I-35 Accident

    Four Taken to Scott and White, Semi Split in Half after I-35 Accident

    Sunday, July 6 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-06 21:23:40 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN News
    Four people were sent to Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after an accident involving a semi-truck happened on I-35 near mile marker 308 south of Troy. One of the injured was medivaced to the hospital. The semi-truck involved with the accident was split in half. The truck was transporting apple juice which was scattered all over the road. Southbound traffic is backed up and should expect delays throughout the evening. The Troy Volunteer Fire Dept., DPS and the Temp...
    Four people were sent to Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after an accident involving a semi-truck happened on I-35 near mile marker 308 south of Troy. One of the injured was medivaced to the hospital. The semi-truck involved with the accident was split in half. The truck was transporting apple juice which was scattered all over the road. Southbound traffic is backed up and should expect delays throughout the evening. The Troy Volunteer Fire Dept., DPS and the Temp...
  • Gas Pump Catches Fire at Harker Heights Gas Station

    Gas Pump Catches Fire at Harker Heights Gas Station

    Sunday, July 6 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-06 17:38:13 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Heather Fields.Photo Courtesy Heather Fields.
    A pump at a Mickey's in Harker Heights on 200 E. Central Texas Expressway caught fire earlier this afternoon. Harker Heights Fire Department Lt. Martin Marcado says they started receiving calls around 1:30 this afternoon reporting the fire. Marcado says the fire first started in a trash can by the pump then eventually caught the pump on fire. Employees turned off all the pumps and electricity. Customers and employees were told to stay away from the station The fire department respon...
    A pump at a Mickey's in Harker Heights on 200 E. Central Texas Expressway caught fire earlier this afternoon. Harker Heights Fire Department Lt. Martin Marcado says they started receiving calls around 1:30 this afternoon reporting the fire. Marcado says the fire first started in a trash can by the pump then eventually caught the pump on fire. Employees turned off all the pumps and electricity. Customers and employees were told to stay away from the station The fire department respon...
  • Waco Food Pantry Plans to Grow Food, Fish with Aquaponic System

    Waco Food Pantry Plans to Grow Food, Fish with Aquaponic System

    Saturday, July 5 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-06 01:03:47 GMT
    (KCEN) – A local food pantry is turning to nature to help feed needy families. They hope to start farming food to give and sell with a system called aquaponics. It's a pretty simple concept: basically a garden in a fish tank.
    (KCEN) – A local food pantry is turning to nature to help feed needy families. They hope to start farming food to give and sell with a system called aquaponics. It's a pretty simple concept: basically a garden in a fish tank.
  • Fundraiser Held for Drowning Victim

    Fundraiser Held for Drowning Victim

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:42:16 GMT
    Less than a week after a 12-year-old boy drowned at BSR Cable Park the wakeboard park threw a fundraiser today for him. All of the donations from the barbecue and bake-sale are going to the funeral expenses for 12-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun.Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family when he went missing. After several hours of searching, the 12-year-old's body was discovered in the "Fun Lake," an area separate from the cable park. Since the drowning, the Fun Lake has remain...
    Less than a week after a 12-year-old boy drowned at BSR Cable Park the wakeboard park threw a fundraiser today for him. All of the donations from the barbecue and bake-sale are going to the funeral expenses for 12-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun.Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family when he went missing. After several hours of searching, the 12-year-old's body was discovered in the "Fun Lake," an area separate from the cable park. Since the drowning, the Fun Lake has remain...
  • A History of the ALICO Flag

    A History of the ALICO Flag

    Saturday, July 5 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-05 22:07:08 GMT
     The stars and stripes fly almost everywhere you look in Waco. On street corners, attached to buildings and even painted on windows. And if you look up there's a flag you can't miss for miles around. "It's something everyone in Waco is familiar with and we're real proud of it," said Vice President of Systems Administration at the ALICO building Mike Blanton. For 100 years an American flag has flown above the ALICO building. Mike Blanton's crew is responsible for keeping it there. "We...
     The stars and stripes fly almost everywhere you look in Waco. On street corners, attached to buildings and even painted on windows. And if you look up there's a flag you can't miss for miles around. "It's something everyone in Waco is familiar with and we're real proud of it," said Vice President of Systems Administration at the ALICO building Mike Blanton. For 100 years an American flag has flown above the ALICO building. Mike Blanton's crew is responsible for keeping it there. "We...
  • Belton Fourth Of July Parade

    Belton Fourth Of July Parade

    Saturday, July 5 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-05 20:26:21 GMT
    Belton's Fourth of July Parade is ranked as one of the best in the nation. 
    Belton's Fourth of July Parade is ranked as one of the best in the nation. 
  • Singer of Former Waco R&B Group 'Hi-Five' in Jail for Murder

    Singer of Former Waco R&B Group 'Hi-Five' in Jail for Murder

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:53:03 GMT
    Russell Neal/Photo Courtesy CNNRussell Neal/Photo Courtesy CNN
    Former "Hi-Five" singer Russell Neal is in the custody of Houston Police facing felony charges for murdering his wife.Houston Police Officer Richard Ridel says Neal turned himself into police on Wednesday, July 2, saying he and his wife had got into an argument and that she was dead. The Houston Fire Dept. forced entry into Neal's apartment where they found Catherine Martinez dead from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma. Neal has a three and a 4-year-old son with Martinez. ...
    Former "Hi-Five" singer Russell Neal is in the custody of Houston Police facing felony charges for murdering his wife.Houston Police Officer Richard Ridel says Neal turned himself into police on Wednesday, July 2, saying he and his wife had got into an argument and that she was dead. The Houston Fire Dept. forced entry into Neal's apartment where they found Catherine Martinez dead from multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma. Neal has a three and a 4-year-old son with Martinez. ...
  • Woman Found Dead in Smoke Filled Motel Room

    Woman Found Dead in Smoke Filled Motel Room

    Saturday, July 5 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-07-05 19:27:26 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN News
    A woman was found dead in a smoked filled motel room at the Palace Inn on 6200 E. Veterans Blvd. in Killeen a little after 11:30 Saturday morning. Killeen Police Communications Director Carroll Smith says Killeen police were called to the motel for a possible structure fire. When they arrived on the scene they were told the motel's maintenance crews had been checking rooms for a possible fire. When the crews arrived at room 219 they smelled smoke. The room was filled with smoke wh...
    A woman was found dead in a smoked filled motel room at the Palace Inn on 6200 E. Veterans Blvd. in Killeen a little after 11:30 Saturday morning. Killeen Police Communications Director Carroll Smith says Killeen police were called to the motel for a possible structure fire. When they arrived on the scene they were told the motel's maintenance crews had been checking rooms for a possible fire. When the crews arrived at room 219 they smelled smoke. The room was filled with smoke wh...
  • Waco Officers Rescue 7-year-old Boy from Brazos During 4th of July Event

    Waco Officers Rescue 7-year-old Boy from Brazos During 4th of July Event

    Saturday, July 5 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-05 15:49:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Waco PD FacebookPhoto Courtesy Waco PD Facebook
    Two Waco Police Officers are being called heroes after saving a 7-year-old boy who couldn't swim from the Brazos River. According to the Waco PD Facebook page, the boy fell into the river while attending Waco's Fourth on the Brazos 4th of July celebration and firework show. Officers
    Two Waco Police Officers are being called heroes after saving a 7-year-old boy who couldn't swim from the Brazos River. According to the Waco PD Facebook page, the boy fell into the river while attending Waco's Fourth on the Brazos 4th of July celebration and firework show. Officers
  • Cases of Waterborne Illnesses More than Double in Bell County

    Cases of Waterborne Illnesses More than Double in Bell County

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-04 01:48:25 GMT
    (KCEN) – Bell County is reporting a large spike in Shigelloses cases compared to previous years. Normally they see an average of 30 cases a summer, but they’re starting to see 30 cases each month. “Generally you’re going to have bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for up to about seven days, then it will go away on its own,” Lacey Sanders said. Sanders is the epidemiologist for the Bell County Public Health District, and says other central Texas counties are also seeing the spike in Shige...
    (KCEN) – Bell County is reporting a large spike in Shigelloses cases compared to previous years. Normally they see an average of 30 cases a summer, but they’re starting to see 30 cases each month. “Generally you’re going to have bloating, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea for up to about seven days, then it will go away on its own,” Lacey Sanders said. Sanders is the epidemiologist for the Bell County Public Health District, and says other central Texas counties are also seeing the spike in Shige...
  • Texas May Sue Government Over Border Crisis

    Texas May Sue Government Over Border Crisis

    Thursday, July 3 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-07-04 00:59:27 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- As the government struggles to deal with a crush of unaccompanied children who have streamed over the southern border, Texas officials on Thursday said they may sue the Department of Homeland Security over its handling of the crisis. Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbott is considering legal action after his request for $30 million for border enforcement went unanswered, a spokesman told NBC news. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border since Oct. 1. “...
    (NBC NEWS) -- As the government struggles to deal with a crush of unaccompanied children who have streamed over the southern border, Texas officials on Thursday said they may sue the Department of Homeland Security over its handling of the crisis. Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbott is considering legal action after his request for $30 million for border enforcement went unanswered, a spokesman told NBC news. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children have crossed the border since Oct. 1. “...
  • One Person Dead After Fireworks Accident in Comanche

    One Person Dead After Fireworks Accident in Comanche

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:50:59 GMT
    One person is dead and several others are injured after a fireworks accident in Comanche on Thursday.
    One person is dead and several others are injured after a fireworks accident in Comanche on Thursday.
  • Central Texas Fireworks 2014

    Central Texas Fireworks 2014

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:23:51 GMT
    Here is a list of fireworks across Central Texas:
    Here is a list of fireworks across Central Texas:
  • Major Accident on I-35 in Bell County, Police Officer Hit

    Major Accident on I-35 in Bell County, Police Officer Hit

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:33:53 GMT
    Temple police officer had vehicle pulled over and was hit by another vehicle.Investigation going on- expect delays.Traffic being routed to access road -alternate routes advised. 6th St exit in Belton leads to Hwy 93 to Temple on east side, FM 317 goes from 190 north with connections to Temple (36 53).
    Temple police officer had vehicle pulled over and was hit by another vehicle.Investigation going on- expect delays.Traffic being routed to access road -alternate routes advised. 6th St exit in Belton leads to Hwy 93 to Temple on east side, FM 317 goes from 190 north with connections to Temple (36 53).
  • Rodeo Kicks Off Belton 4th of July Weekend

    Rodeo Kicks Off Belton 4th of July Weekend

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:13:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- 4th of July weekend kicks off on Thursday night in Belton. The PRCA rodeo will have three days of bull riding action, but they're adding a special touch to opening night by appreciating the military. All active duty military members will get in for free with a current ID and their families will get a discount.Rodeo clown "Rocket" Ryan Litwin says Belton is a stop they all look forward to every year. "This is a great place to be over the 4th of July," Litwin said. "Air conditioned bu...
    (KCEN) -- 4th of July weekend kicks off on Thursday night in Belton. The PRCA rodeo will have three days of bull riding action, but they're adding a special touch to opening night by appreciating the military. All active duty military members will get in for free with a current ID and their families will get a discount.Rodeo clown "Rocket" Ryan Litwin says Belton is a stop they all look forward to every year. "This is a great place to be over the 4th of July," Litwin said. "Air conditioned bu...
  • H-E-B Beef Recall

    H-E-B Beef Recall

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:22:02 GMT
    As a precautionary measure H-E-B stores throughout Texas are recalling several of their beef products. The company says there is a possible presence of foreign material in the beef, but no illnesses have been reported.Here are the affected products: The following SKUS are impacted by this voluntary recall: Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014 of the following products: · Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas RP UPC beginning with 220344 · H-E-B Seasoned Beef Faj...
    As a precautionary measure H-E-B stores throughout Texas are recalling several of their beef products. The company says there is a possible presence of foreign material in the beef, but no illnesses have been reported.Here are the affected products: The following SKUS are impacted by this voluntary recall: Retail Vacuum Sealed Packages with sell-by dates of 7/4/2014 and 7/5/2014 of the following products: · Hill Country Fare Beef Fajitas RP UPC beginning with 220344 · H-E-B Seasoned Beef Faj...
  • 7yr Old Antonio's "Make a Wish" Starting to Take Shape

    7yr Old Antonio's "Make a Wish" Starting to Take Shape

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-03 03:25:30 GMT
    (KCEN) – His wish is starting to take shape, and it’s a dream that is bigger and better than he could have ever imagined. After months of anxiously waiting, seven-year-old Antonio Laguna will get his “Make a Wish” in just a few short weeks. “He is going to flip,” his dad Frank said. “They’ve gone over the top,” his mom Candace added. But if you get the chance to meet Antonio – you’d know why they’re going overboard. “He wanted to grow fruits and vegetables to give back to the community, and ...
    (KCEN) – His wish is starting to take shape, and it’s a dream that is bigger and better than he could have ever imagined. After months of anxiously waiting, seven-year-old Antonio Laguna will get his “Make a Wish” in just a few short weeks. “He is going to flip,” his dad Frank said. “They’ve gone over the top,” his mom Candace added. But if you get the chance to meet Antonio – you’d know why they’re going overboard. “He wanted to grow fruits and vegetables to give back to the community, and ...
  • McLane Stadium Opens In 60 Days

    McLane Stadium Opens In 60 Days

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:10:42 GMT
    (KCEN) --The countdown to kickoff continues at Baylor's new McLane Stadium. The riverfront facility is now about 97 percent complete. All the seating has been put in and most of the field's turf has been laid. The stadium's state-of-the-art canopy and jumbotron are also complete. A lot of progress has also been made on the indoors. The stadium’s main locker room is finished. It features 120 lockers and has a red shirt locker room adjacent to it. Officials with Baylor's athletic and faciliti...
    (KCEN) --The countdown to kickoff continues at Baylor's new McLane Stadium. The riverfront facility is now about 97 percent complete. All the seating has been put in and most of the field's turf has been laid. The stadium's state-of-the-art canopy and jumbotron are also complete. A lot of progress has also been made on the indoors. The stadium’s main locker room is finished. It features 120 lockers and has a red shirt locker room adjacent to it. Officials with Baylor's athletic and faciliti...
  • Remembering Harker Heights Teen Killed In Crash

    Remembering Harker Heights Teen Killed In Crash

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-07-02 23:05:17 GMT
    (KCEN) – Family and friends are keeping the memory of 18-year old Harker Heights High School graduate Joseph Anthony Alaniz alive. Joseph was killed in a car accident near Marble Falls early Tuesday morning. A candle light vigil and balloon release was scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school. “I can't believe it. My baby is gone,” says Buffy Anderson, whose son Marcus played high school football with Joseph. She’s one of many team parents who loved Joseph like he was their own son. ...
    (KCEN) – Family and friends are keeping the memory of 18-year old Harker Heights High School graduate Joseph Anthony Alaniz alive. Joseph was killed in a car accident near Marble Falls early Tuesday morning. A candle light vigil and balloon release was scheduled for 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school. “I can't believe it. My baby is gone,” says Buffy Anderson, whose son Marcus played high school football with Joseph. She’s one of many team parents who loved Joseph like he was their own son. ...
  • Harker Heights Police Arrest Craigslist Con Artists

    Harker Heights Police Arrest Craigslist Con Artists

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-07-02 20:09:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Suspected con artists got quite the surprise when the people they tried to rob turned out to be undercover police officers.Harker Heights Police started an investigation after getting a tip about a Craigslist deal that seemed too good to be true. The undercover officers pretended like they wanted to buy the items, and set up a transaction meeting. When the officers got there, there were no items and the suspects tried to rob them. Both suspects were arrested.The police department is...
    (KCEN) -- Suspected con artists got quite the surprise when the people they tried to rob turned out to be undercover police officers.Harker Heights Police started an investigation after getting a tip about a Craigslist deal that seemed too good to be true. The undercover officers pretended like they wanted to buy the items, and set up a transaction meeting. When the officers got there, there were no items and the suspects tried to rob them. Both suspects were arrested.The police department is...
  • Recently Released Bergdahl Venturing Off-Base, Rubbing Elbows with Public

    Recently Released Bergdahl Venturing Off-Base, Rubbing Elbows with Public

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:59:14 GMT
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier held captive for five years by militants before his release a month ago, has ventured several times off an Army base in Texas as part of the effort to get him used to everyday life in America.
    Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier held captive for five years by militants before his release a month ago, has ventured several times off an Army base in Texas as part of the effort to get him used to everyday life in America.
  • U.S. Coast Guard Discovers 65 Dead Sharks Off Texas Coast

    U.S. Coast Guard Discovers 65 Dead Sharks Off Texas Coast

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-02 18:56:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A gruesome discovery along the Texas coast.U.S. Coast Guard crews found 65 dead sharks in an illegal net on Monday. The decomposing sharks were caught in a gill net. Its often referred to as the "wall of death," because its used in catching and killing fish. Authorities suspect it was left behind by Mexican fisherman illegally poaching in U.S. waters.The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized 28 fishing vessels, compelled 34 back into Mexican waters and retrieved more than 12 nautical ...
    (KCEN) -- A gruesome discovery along the Texas coast.U.S. Coast Guard crews found 65 dead sharks in an illegal net on Monday. The decomposing sharks were caught in a gill net. Its often referred to as the "wall of death," because its used in catching and killing fish. Authorities suspect it was left behind by Mexican fisherman illegally poaching in U.S. waters.The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized 28 fishing vessels, compelled 34 back into Mexican waters and retrieved more than 12 nautical ...
  • Brazos River Bridges Completed

    Brazos River Bridges Completed

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-07-02 17:44:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The drive through Waco will now look different if you're traveling along I-35. After two years of construction, the Brazos River bridges are complete, right on time for the August opening of McLane Stadium.The $5 billion project was approved by tax payers back in 2009. Engineers say the bridge is the first of its kind in Texas and possibly the entire country because of the unique design and steel material.TxDOT bridge division director Gregg Freeby says the it's a signature structur...
    (KCEN) -- The drive through Waco will now look different if you're traveling along I-35. After two years of construction, the Brazos River bridges are complete, right on time for the August opening of McLane Stadium.The $5 billion project was approved by tax payers back in 2009. Engineers say the bridge is the first of its kind in Texas and possibly the entire country because of the unique design and steel material.TxDOT bridge division director Gregg Freeby says the it's a signature structur...
  • KPD Need Help Identifying Theft Suspects

    KPD Need Help Identifying Theft Suspects

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-02 16:48:37 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating two theft suspects.Officers responded to 2100 W.S. Young Dr. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, just after 4:00 pm in reference to a report of a theft at K’s Jewelers. The store employee told officers that around 7:30 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014, the two suspects entered the store. One suspect was able to distract the employee while the other suspect reached over an unlocked display case and took...
    (Killeen Police Department) -- Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating two theft suspects.Officers responded to 2100 W.S. Young Dr. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, just after 4:00 pm in reference to a report of a theft at K’s Jewelers. The store employee told officers that around 7:30 pm on Monday, May 5, 2014, the two suspects entered the store. One suspect was able to distract the employee while the other suspect reached over an unlocked display case and took...
  • KPD Asking For Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

    KPD Asking For Assistance Identifying Theft Suspect

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:50:37 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating a suspect using stolen debit/credit cards.The victim came into the Killeen Police Department on Saturday, June 21, 2014, after noticing an unauthorized debit/credit card purchase in the amount of $900.00 was made with his debit/credit card at the Lowes Home Improvement Store in Killeen. The victim does not recognize the suspect and has no idea how the suspect obtained the debit/credit...
    (Killeen Police Department) -- Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating a suspect using stolen debit/credit cards.The victim came into the Killeen Police Department on Saturday, June 21, 2014, after noticing an unauthorized debit/credit card purchase in the amount of $900.00 was made with his debit/credit card at the Lowes Home Improvement Store in Killeen. The victim does not recognize the suspect and has no idea how the suspect obtained the debit/credit...
  • Gas Prices This Weekend Will Be Highest in Six Years

    Gas Prices This Weekend Will Be Highest in Six Years

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-02 15:10:34 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Fill 'er up this weekend and watch your wallet shrink. Consumers will pay the highest Fourth of July gasoline prices in six years, but pump prices would be far higher if not for dramatic changes in the U.S. oil industry.Both the production and refining sides of the industry are contributing to a better supply environment, thanks to the oil shale boom and significant expansion of the U.S. refining industry in the last several years. Prices are expected to go lower this summer, an...
    (NBC News) -- Fill 'er up this weekend and watch your wallet shrink. Consumers will pay the highest Fourth of July gasoline prices in six years, but pump prices would be far higher if not for dramatic changes in the U.S. oil industry.Both the production and refining sides of the industry are contributing to a better supply environment, thanks to the oil shale boom and significant expansion of the U.S. refining industry in the last several years. Prices are expected to go lower this summer, an...
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