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(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... More>>

Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

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 Killeen Fort Hood Regional Airport turned 10 years old on Friday... More>>

Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

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 A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month. More>>

Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

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(CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien... More>>

Flames Tear Through Killeen Home

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Flames were seen shooting from the roof of a Killeen home on Friday. More>>

Three West Nile Cases Near Houston

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Three cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in Montgomery County and in and around The Woodlands area. The confirmed cases are a man in his 70's, a man in his 60's and a man in his 30's. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms. However, some cases result in serious illness or death.Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis. More>>

Funeral Services Set for Baylor Students

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Funeral services have been set for one of two Baylor students involved in a deadly rollover accident.A funeral mass for 19-year-old Jack Stewart will be Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas.Funeral services for Laura Onwudinanti, who graduated from Baylor in May, have not been set.Stewart and Onwudinanti were with two other music students on their way to an international clarinet competition in Baton Rouge when the truck they were in an accident that flipped their car a... More>>

San Antonio Family Says Puppy Saved Them From Fire

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A puppy is being called a hero for saving a San Antonio family of four from a fire in the middle of the night.The residents told firefighters they woke up alarmed but managed to escape the flames after hearing the puppy bark.The family had barbecued Thursday night and firefighters believe it was the hot coals from the grill that started the fire.Fire officials said the blaze started on a wooden deck in the backyard of the home in the 1300 block of General Bragg Dr. at around 2:30 a.... More>>

Combat by Design: Army Unveils New Camouflage Pattern

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Combat uniforms featuring the Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday.The Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.The Army plans to transition to this new camo over time, phasing out the unpop... More>>

Job Growth Strong But Not Too Strong For Markets

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July's slower gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls shows the economy is chugging along, and the labor market is improving, but it is also not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected. Job creation was slightly below the 233,000 expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent as more workers attempted to join the workforce. The rate had been 6.1 percent and was expected to fall to 6 percent. The big fear in markets has b... More>>

Cowboys Send Out Playoff Tickets

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The Dallas Cowboys, a franchise that’s finished 8-8 in three consecutive season and has hosted just two playoff games in the past 15 years, already sent out postseason tickets to season-ticket holders. That makes the Cowboys the first major American sports team to ever deliver playoff tickets before the start of the season, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. It also makes them completely nuts, according to anyone who’s watched Jason Garrett’s team over the past three years.Dall... More>>

All Foot First Pitch Video included

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There was an unusual ceremonial first pitch at the Twins-Royals game on Thursday.Tom Willis was born without arms, but that didn't stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.Willis is no pre-game rookie. He has appeared in 22 different ballparks.It's part of his "Pitch For Awareness" tour, highlighting what people with disabilities can do.He also plans to participate in a charity 5K there in Kansas City on Saturday. More>>

Gatesville Rodeo Welcomes Troops Scheduled To Deploy Video included

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(KCEN)-- It's been going on for 77-years, so it's a big deal when the Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo is in action. Thursdaynight was extra special though. 200 National Guard members for Oregon, training at North Fort Hood for a deployment to Afghanistan, were in attendance. Among them, 22-year-old Specialist Kyle Lipscomb from Medford, OR, who saystonight's rodeo is just another example of warmth he's felt since arriving in Central Texas. “I've gone to other military installations and the publi... More>>

Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

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Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo... More>>

New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium Video included

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(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 ... More>>

Google Helps Nab Child Porn Suspect in Houston Video included

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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... More>>

LTG Milley Moves On To Fort Bragg, Fort Hood To Get New Commanding General Video included

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Fort Hood, TX -- Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, was confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 24.Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, was also confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general on July 24.The III Corps change of command between M... More>>

COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

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A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together. More>>

TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

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If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on... More>>

Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

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A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent... More>>

PROSTHETIC HAND BUILT WITH 3D PRINTER

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Community college student builds $40 prosthetic hand using a 3D printer, hopes to turn prosthetics industry on its head More>>

Watch: Brave Woman Rescues Dog on Mexican Highway

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This woman risked her life by stopping on a busy highway to rescue an injured dog stuck in the median.The video, uploaded to Live Leak, shows Vero Bombonsito Salgado crossing the freeway and then gaining the pooch's trust. She then picks it up and carries it back across where the dog seems to be able to walk on its own.The dog was reportedly cared for and is doing okay. More>>

Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

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Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet. More>>

Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

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(USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ... More>>

Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

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(KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op... More>>

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  • Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

    Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

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

    Flames Tear Through Killeen Home

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

    KCEN's School Gear Giveaway -- Enter To Win

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:03:50 GMT
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...More >>
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...More >>
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  • Combat by Design: Army Unveils New Camouflage Pattern

    Combat by Design: Army Unveils New Camouflage Pattern

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:59:28 GMT
    Combat uniforms featuring the Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday.The Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.The Army plans to transition to this new camo over time, phasing out the unpop...More >>
    Combat uniforms featuring the Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday.The Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.The Army plans to transition to this new camo over time, phasing out the unpop...More >>
  • LTG Milley Moves On To Fort Bragg, Fort Hood To Get New Commanding General

    LTG Milley Moves On To Fort Bragg, Fort Hood To Get New Commanding General

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:25:58 GMT
    Fort Hood, TX -- Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, was confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 24.Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, was also confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general on July 24.The III Corps change of command between M...More >>
    Fort Hood, TX -- Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, was confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 24.Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, was also confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general on July 24.The III Corps change of command between M...More >>
  • Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:51:30 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...More >>
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  • Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:28:24 GMT
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
  • Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:23:01 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...More >>
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...More >>
  • Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:07:44 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
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  • Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:35:16 GMT
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
  • All Foot First Pitch

    All Foot First Pitch

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:48:13 GMT
    There was an unusual ceremonial first pitch at the Twins-Royals game on Thursday.Tom Willis was born without arms, but that didn't stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.Willis is no pre-game rookie. He has appeared in 22 different ballparks.It's part of his "Pitch For Awareness" tour, highlighting what people with disabilities can do.He also plans to participate in a charity 5K there in Kansas City on Saturday.More >>
    There was an unusual ceremonial first pitch at the Twins-Royals game on Thursday.Tom Willis was born without arms, but that didn't stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.Willis is no pre-game rookie. He has appeared in 22 different ballparks.It's part of his "Pitch For Awareness" tour, highlighting what people with disabilities can do.He also plans to participate in a charity 5K there in Kansas City on Saturday.More >>
  • Watch: Brave Woman Rescues Dog on Mexican Highway

    Watch: Brave Woman Rescues Dog on Mexican Highway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:06:24 GMT
    This woman risked her life by stopping on a busy highway to rescue an injured dog stuck in the median.The video, uploaded to Live Leak, shows Vero Bombonsito Salgado crossing the freeway and then gaining the pooch's trust. She then picks it up and carries it back across where the dog seems to be able to walk on its own.The dog was reportedly cared for and is doing okay.More >>
    This woman risked her life by stopping on a busy highway to rescue an injured dog stuck in the median.The video, uploaded to Live Leak, shows Vero Bombonsito Salgado crossing the freeway and then gaining the pooch's trust. She then picks it up and carries it back across where the dog seems to be able to walk on its own.The dog was reportedly cared for and is doing okay.More >>

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