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Hope Fades in South Korea Ferry Search

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Divers retrieved yet more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven't found any air pockets inside the ship. South Korean officials have continued to call their operation a search and rescue mission. But rescuers sent into the cold, murky waters of the Yellow Sea haven't found a single survivor since 174 people were rescued the day the ship sank one week ago. All rescuers have found are bodies -- 157 a... More>>

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Teen Stowaway Jumped Airport Fence 6 Hours Before Plane's Takeoff

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The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel's well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.Once he's ready to go home to California, he'll have access to counselors and psychologists, Santa Clara High School Principal Gregory Shelby told CNN affiliate KGO. The quiet 15-year-old, who recently transferred to Santa Clara High, is now the talk of the school. Emanuael Golla, a senior at Santa Clara High, said the boy was extremely shy. He... More>>

MH370 Search: 'Object of Interest' Found on Western Australian Coast

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Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets and said it was recovered on the coast of Western Australia. "It's sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs," he said. "We take all lea... More>>

Fire Chief Dies Fighting Fire

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The chief of the Damon Volunteer Fire Department died Monday night while battling a fire near Houston. Officials say 52-year-old Hugh Ferguson was helping carry a water hose when he collapsed. He was flown to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The chief served for more than 24 years. No one was home when the house caught fire. More>>

Pflugerville Teacher Resigns Amid Racial Slur Allegations

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Mark Stamp has resigned as science and physics teacher at Pflugerville High School, according to the school district. Pflugerville Independent School District officials confirmed they received reports from students last week that the 57-year-old teacher used racial slurs directed at minority students.One student told KXAN the teacher was mad, and started “using names he shouldn’t be using. He used the N-word, and then there was a lot of shouting.”Another student said he “couldn’t beli... More>>

Health Experts Anxious to See FDA Rules on E-Cigarettes

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue its first regulations governing electronic cigarettes by the end of the month, and health experts are anxious about what the rules may look like. More>>

New Flu-Vaccination Program Targets School Attendance

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A new study out Wednesday shows there were 2.4 million absences from school last year in Central Texas, costing local districts a total of $91 million in lost revenue from the state.The data shows that half of those absences were due to kids coming down with the flu.That’s why a new pilot program is being announced that could impact most elementary school-aged children.E3 Alliance, adata-driven education collaborative in Austin,is set to announce a pilot flu vaccination program at 5... More>>

Can you name this 'old' pop star?

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One of the world's top pop singers dressed up in costumes to promote her latest music video. More>>

KISD Superintendent Stepping Down

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 The Killeen Independent School District superintendent is stepping down. More>>

Fire Crews Sent to Business for 3rd Time Video included

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 There was an apparent explosion at a building in Waco this morning. And this isn't the first time fire investigators have been called out to this location.
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Boy's generous act sparks ripple effect

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(CNN)A Texas boy uses his own savings to buy smoke detectors for his community. More>>

This dog dresses better than you

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(CNN)Bella Mia has $1,000 custom gowns and gets manicures, but the purebred Maltese also helps raise money for shelter dogs. More>>

Supreme Court case could change how you watch TV

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney)A two-year-long legal battle between the country's biggest broadcasters and a startup called Aereo is about to culminate at theU.S. Supreme Court.The court's decision, expected sometime this summer, could have far-reaching implications for television and technology companies -- and ultimately on how people watch TV programs.That's because Aereo brings up crucial questions about copyright law and threatens to disrupt lucrative business models.Thecourt will hear arguments in ... More>>

Netflix to Increase Subscription Prices

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The streaming video company said Monday that it planned to increase subscription prices for new customers by one or two dollars a month within the next few months. Existing subscribers will be able to continue at their current rate "for a generous time period,"Netflix said.U.S. streaming subscribers currently pay $7.99 a month, a plan introduced back in 2010. The company raised monthly fees for new subscribers in Ireland by one euro back in January, a change that it said had "limited... More>>

West Plant Blast Was 'Preventable' Video included

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The fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people in West, Texas last year was preventable.That's the conclusion of an investigation by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. In a report, released just days after the one-year anniversary of the explosion, the agency blamed the company and government regulators for the deadly blast. The head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board says the company failed to take the necessary steps to avert a preventable fire. And that no state, federal or local r... More>>

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Eminem, Outkast, Lana Del Rey, Lorde headline ACL Fest

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The Austin City Limits Music Festival released the lineup for their 13th year in Zilker Park with some of their biggest names to date including headliner Eminem, Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana del Rey and Lorde (weekend two only).See the full lineup hereACL will be Eminem’s only performance in the Southwest in 2014 – an announcement he was all too excited to make witha foreshadowing post on his Instagramaccount the day before the lineup was released. The thre... More>>

Meet the Woman Who Could Turn Texas Purple

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When Leticia Van de Putte walked into the storied Willard Hotel one block from the White House last month, she didn't invoke the stares of gaping tourists or eager handshakes from power-seeking staffers.Instead, she rolled her own suitcase wearing Texas Longhorn cowboy boots -- an accessory she was happy she brought from Texas on that snowy March day in the nation's capital.Van de Putte gave no hints that she was running for lieutenant governor, the second-highest office in Texas -- a... More>>

WATCH: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' with Jimmy Fallon's Help Video included

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Brian Williams would like to make one thing clear: He's never said "hippity."Jimmy Fallon presented another remix of Williams' "NBC Nightly News" broadcasts on Monday night's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," pulling out individual words and editing them together to make it appear that the anchor was rapping Snoop Dogg's 1996 Grammy-nominated hit, "Gin and Juice."A February rap remix of Williams' words put toSugar Hill Gang's 1979 classic "Rapper's Delight"has 8.9 million YouTu... More>>

American man wins Boston Marathon

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(CNN)Meb Keflezighi becomes the first American man to win the Boston Marathon since 1983. More>>

Standoff In Killeen Video included

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Killeen Police and Swat have been called to the Summerlyn Apartments on Rancier and Twin Creek.This began around 11:00 am after a call came in saying that a male subject was threatening someone. KCEN-HD is monitoring the situation and we will keep you updated. More>>

Korean War Monument Unveiled

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(KCEN) -- Jesus Perez joined the Air Force in 1951 and went to Korea a year later, but he says many people overlook the war he fought. "A lot of people forget about this," Perez said. "You look at the history books and there's one little sentence. Not a paragraph. Just one little sentence."On Saturday morning, the Central Texas chapter of the Korean War Veterans Association set out to fix that with the unveiling of a new monument. It was an emotional moment that brought back memories for vete... More>>

Thousands of Hispanic Youth Descend on Waco for 50th Annual Congreso Video included

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(KCEN)-- More than 5,000 Hispanic Baptist youth are in Waco for 50th Annual Congreso. It's the largest annual gathering of Hispanic Baptist young people in the state of Texas. This is the sixth year More>>

BBQ Joints and Backyard Grillers Feel the Heat of Rising Meat Prices

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As you get ready to dust off those grills, be prepared to pay more. Beef and pork prices are skyrocketing just in time for BBQ season. More>>

SXSW Crash Suspect Faces 4 New Charges, 26 In Total

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Rashad Owens, 21, now faces 26 charges including capital murder and 24 charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. One other charge is unlisted. More>>

Theory On West Explosion Event Unveiled Video included

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After a year of hard work, a new theory about the chain of events that led to the devastating explosion in West is revealed. More>>

NASA: Kepler planet may be habitable

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(CNN)NASA scientists have discovered a new planet, Kepler-186f, which is similar to Earth. More>>

Reid calls supporters of Nevada cattle rancher 'domestic terrorists'

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Senator Harry Reid calls supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy 'domestic terrorists' More>>

West Remembered: Adair Grain and What Comes Next Video included

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(KCEN) -- What happens now?  From OSHA, to responsibility, to hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, one thing is for certain: people want to make sure nothing like this happens again.  KCEN-HD News More>>

West Remembered: Parker's Park Project: A Vision Video included

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(KCEN) -- The city park is a place where kids in West loved to play , some were even in the park when the explosion happened. The park's equipment is outdated and really not very safe for children to More>>

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  • Pflugerville Teacher Resigns Amid Racial Slur Allegations

    Pflugerville Teacher Resigns Amid Racial Slur Allegations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:21:03 GMT
    Mark Stamp has resigned as science and physics teacher at Pflugerville High School, according to the school district. Pflugerville Independent School District officials confirmed they received reports from students last week that the 57-year-old teacher used racial slurs directed at minority students.One student told KXAN the teacher was mad, and started “using names he shouldn’t be using. He used the N-word, and then there was a lot of shouting.”Another student said he “couldn’t beli...More >>
    Mark Stamp has resigned as science and physics teacher at Pflugerville High School, according to the school district. Pflugerville Independent School District officials confirmed they received reports from students last week that the 57-year-old teacher used racial slurs directed at minority students.One student told KXAN the teacher was mad, and started “using names he shouldn’t be using. He used the N-word, and then there was a lot of shouting.”Another student said he “couldn’t beli...More >>
  • KISD Superintendent Stepping Down

    KISD Superintendent Stepping Down

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:33:14 GMT
     The Killeen Independent School District superintendent is stepping down.More >>
     The Killeen Independent School District superintendent is stepping down.More >>
  • Fire Crews Sent to Business for 3rd Time

    Fire Crews Sent to Business for 3rd Time

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:28:51 GMT
     There was an apparent explosion at a building in Waco this morning. And this isn't the first time fire investigators have been called out to this location.More >>
     There was an apparent explosion at a building in Waco this morning. And this isn't the first time fire investigators have been called out to this location.
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  • Hope Fades in South Korea Ferry Search

    Hope Fades in South Korea Ferry Search

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:58:45 GMT
    Divers retrieved yet more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven't found any air pockets inside the ship. South Korean officials have continued to call their operation a search and rescue mission. But rescuers sent into the cold, murky waters of the Yellow Sea haven't found a single survivor since 174 people were rescued the day the ship sank one week ago. All rescuers have found are bodies -- 157 a...More >>
    Divers retrieved yet more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven't found any air pockets inside the ship. South Korean officials have continued to call their operation a search and rescue mission. But rescuers sent into the cold, murky waters of the Yellow Sea haven't found a single survivor since 174 people were rescued the day the ship sank one week ago. All rescuers have found are bodies -- 157 a...More >>
  • Teen Stowaway Jumped Airport Fence 6 Hours Before Plane's Takeoff

    Teen Stowaway Jumped Airport Fence 6 Hours Before Plane's Takeoff

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:48:37 GMT
    The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel's well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.Once he's ready to go home to California, he'll have access to counselors and psychologists, Santa Clara High School Principal Gregory Shelby told CNN affiliate KGO. The quiet 15-year-old, who recently transferred to Santa Clara High, is now the talk of the school. Emanuael Golla, a senior at Santa Clara High, said the boy was extremely shy. He...More >>
    The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the wheel's well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.Once he's ready to go home to California, he'll have access to counselors and psychologists, Santa Clara High School Principal Gregory Shelby told CNN affiliate KGO. The quiet 15-year-old, who recently transferred to Santa Clara High, is now the talk of the school. Emanuael Golla, a senior at Santa Clara High, said the boy was extremely shy. He...More >>
  • MH370 Search: 'Object of Interest' Found on Western Australian Coast

    MH370 Search: 'Object of Interest' Found on Western Australian Coast

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:38:29 GMT
    Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets and said it was recovered on the coast of Western Australia. "It's sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs," he said. "We take all lea...More >>
    Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead. Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan described the object as appearing to be sheet metal with rivets and said it was recovered on the coast of Western Australia. "It's sufficiently interesting for us to take a look at the photographs," he said. "We take all lea...More >>

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