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Boy Killed, Mother and Siblings Critically Injured after 18-wheeler Collides with SUV

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(RIESEL) -- An 18-wheeler and an SUV were in an accident Tuesday afternoon. It happened along Highway 6 and FM 1860 in Riesel.The extent of the injuries were unknown but there were reports that passengers had to be rescued from one of the vehicles. Two photos sent to KCEN by Kimberly Sowders, who was working nearby, showed extensive damage to the SUV. It appeared the 18-wheeler hit the SUV in the passenger side.We have a crew headed to the scene and we'll update this story as we get more info... More>>

Local Crooks Turn to Different Outlets to Sell Stolen Goods as Pawn Shops Improve

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(KCEN) -- Pawn shops often get a bad rap; but the last few years have seen a dramatic change in the way pawn brokers operate. They're working with police more, and criminals are taking notice and changing up how they work. More>>

'A Global Threat': Obama Reveals Plan for Ebola Outbreak

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 The United States is setting up a military command center to fight the "out of control" Ebola epidemic in West Africa, President Barack Obama said Tuesday. An Army major-general is already in place to direct a major U.S. push to build clinics, distribute supplies and train health care workers.The White House says it'll involve up to 3,000 troops and more than $500 million in spending."Hospitals, clinics and the few treatment centers that do exist are completely overwhelmed," Oba... More>>

Car Crashes Into Waco ISD Bus Carrying 6 Students

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There were no injuries after a car crashed into a Waco ISD bus on Tuesday.The accident happened at the intersection of 42nd and Hillcrest Road in Waco.Police say that a Honda CRV rolled a stop sign at the intersection and rear ended the bus. The bus did not have any damage, but the car did have a cracked front bumper.There were six students on board but no injuries were reported.Parents have been notified. More>>

Boeing and SpaceX Are Due to Win NASA's Nod for Space Taxis

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Boeing and SpaceX are expected to win out on Tuesday when NASA announces its selection of the commercial spaceships that will fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Sources familiar with the months-long selection process told NBC News that Boeing's CST-100 capsule and SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft are expected to start sending crews to the station in 2017.Since the retirement of the space shuttles in 2011, NASA has had to send U.S. astronauts to the station on ... More>>

WATCH: Peek-A-Boo Game Goes Wrong After Dad Shaves Beard

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One little girl got a surprise while playing peekaboo with her dad. And she did not like it.In the video uploaded to YouTube on Sept 11, the girl is shown playing the game with her dad as he hides his bearded face behind a washcloth, popping out several times saying "peekaboo!" She laughs! The video has since garnered more than 2 million page views.The father tells the girl to hold on for a moment, and he'll be right back. He returns with his face once again covered with the washclo... More>>

CPS Received Multiple Reports Before Central Texas Boy's Death

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 Texas Child Protective Services received multiple reports that 2-year-old Colton Turner may be the victim of abuse in the weeks and months before he was found dead in a shallow grave, law enforcement sources have confirmed to the KVUE Defenders and Austin American-Statesman.CPS had received four total complaints beginning when Colton was about six months old, according to the sources.Two of the complaints had been resolved, but it was not immediately clear how. The other two ... More>>

Man Admits to Murdering, Eating Parts of Ex-Girlfriend

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Joseph Oberhansley is being held without bail after his first court appearance unveiled the brutal details of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton's death.Oberhansley is accused of killing Blanton after breaking into her Locust Street. home. in Jeffersonville last week. He admitted to the crime according to court documents, which also showed that he also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton's brain, heart and lung... More>>

Peterson’s Attorney Responds To New Allegations

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New accusations against Adrian Peterson come from another mother who has another four-year-old son of Peterson, and also involve Peterson striking his boy as a form of discipline.Peterson's attorney Rusty Hardin responded with the following statement:“The allegation of another investigation into Adrian Peterson is simply not true. This is not a new allegation, it's one that is unsubstantiated and was shopped around to authorities in two states over a year ago and nothing came of it. An adult ... More>>

Affidavit: Texas Teacher Charged with Sexual Assault has HIV

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Police have arrested a Richardson music teacher and charged him with sexual assault after he was found sneaking out of a home in McKinney.The homeowners called police on Sept. 10 to report what they thought was a burglary, police said in a press release Friday.They found Roger Kessler, 43, trying to run away from their home and detained him until police arrived."The homeowner saw a male suspect fleeing the residence and the homeowner was able to detain the suspect until pol... More>>

WATCH: Man Builds Feline Fun House Inside Home

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People build swing sets, tree houses and even skating rinks for their kids, but one man has created an indoor fun house just for cats.Greg Kruegar said in the video that he loves trails and paths and cats, so he linked those passions together. More>>

Obama to Announce Expanded Plan to Fight Ebola

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President Obama on Tuesday will announce an expansion of a $763 million U.S. plan to help West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday night.Adding to an existing project, the project calls for more doctors and health care professionals; more portable hospitals, laboratories, and other medical facilities; and increased training for first responders and other medical officials throughout West Africa.The total cost of the program is estimated at ... More>>

Fort Hood Soldier Found Guilty of Murder of Retired Army Sergeant

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A Fort Hood solider pled guilty to murdering a retired Army Sergeant. More>>

Madisonville PD K-9 Officer Found Dead in Back of Patrol Vehicle Friday

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It's a difficult time for the Madisonville Police Department as they've lost one of their K-9 officers.According to the Madisonville Meteor, K-9 Baron was found dead in the back of a K-9 patrol vehicle Friday afternoon.Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May said the department is devastated by Baron's death and that an independent investigation into his death has been launched.May added that policies and procedures are under review to prevent something like this from happening again.Bar... More>>

Ft. Hood Starts Sexual Assault Program to Offer Help Locally to Victims Video included

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(KCEN) – Fort Hood's new sexual assault program started Monday at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, with the hopes of helping victims get the treatment they need faster and closer to home. “Most patients do not report. To get the courage to come into the emergency department to seek care is a big deal,” Sheilah Priori said. “Anytime you put a barrier between that care, they question whether they should go forward.” Before now, Tricare patients who became sexual assault victims would have to t... More>>

BEYSC Football Fields on Council Agenda Video included

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The Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Club is making strides in its efforts to build new football fields.On Monday night the club will go before the Bruceville-Eddy City Council in hopes of finally getting the project approved.This is a project the club has been working on getting approved for over a year. And now, after two stop work orders and a lot of back and forth with the city, that may finally happen.The idea of the Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Complex was first presented to the c... More>>

U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

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The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what a defense official described to NBC News as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq.U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.The military has been pounding ISIS targets from the air since Aug. 8... More>>

Waco Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child

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A Waco man was arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting several children.Thirty-four-year-old Ricardo Romero was arrested for two counts of Indecency with a Child and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault.Three children came forward saying that he inappropriately touched them and in one case, sexually assaulting one of the victims.According to an arrest affidavit, the first victim was younger than 14 years of age. The victim stated that Romero sexually assaulted her whe... More>>

Police Search for Elderly Man Involved in Afternoon Robbery

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Waco Police are searching for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Waco around noon on Monday. Police report an elderly, white male came into the Wells Fargo Bank at 300 Franklin Ave. More>>

A Resurgence for Surge: The Soft Drink is Back

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Never underestimate the power of social media -- even for a soft drink that hasn't been sold for a dozen years.Coca-Cola (KO) is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like, highly-caffeinated citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. Early demand was so high on Monday that the product temporarily sold out twice on Amazon, says Coca-Cola spokesman Scott Williamson.Surge, which had an edgy brand attitude like Mountain Dew, but... More>>

Full Statement from Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson

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Full statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:Hours after the Minnesota Vikings announced he will return this week, star running back Adrian Peterson released a statement through his agent Monday afternoon regarding his indictment last week on charges he injured his son while disciplining him with a tree branch. Here is the statement:My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor i... More>>

Longhorns Fan in Good Condition after Stadium Fall

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A man who fell nearly 15 feet into an empty suite at ATT Stadium on Saturday night is improving.The man, who hasn't been identified, was with a group of friends cheering on the Longhorns during the Texas vs. UCLA game.According to witnesses, he toppled over a guardrail at the bottom of the 100 level of the stadium just before halftime.The man was taken in critical condition to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Saturday evening. He remained in critical condition on Sunday, b... More>>

Officer Suspended after College Station Exposure Arrest

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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has suspended an Austin police officer after he was arrested in College Station for exposing himself in a parking lot. More>>

New Technology For Local Pediatric Patients Video included

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(KCEN) -- Kids at McLane Children's Hospital have a new way of getting in touch with loved ones. The hospital rolled out a unique feature on Monday called iCare Connect, the first of it's kind in the country.The program allows each pediatric patient to video chat through the TV in their room. For children from Fort Hood, it's a great way to keep in touch with deployed parents. Kids who are missing weeks, or even months of school can also use it to connect right into their classrooms to hear l... More>>

Adrian Peterson Reinstated by Vikings, Expected to Play at Saints Video included

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The Minnesota Vikings are standing behind Adrian Peterson.The team announced Monday that its star halfback will fully participate in meetings and practice this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.The Vikings had deactivated Peterson, 29, for their game against the New England Patriots yesterday, one day after the 2012 NFL MVP answered a warrant in Texas for his arrest on a charge of causing injury to his son by disciplining him ... More>>

Police Identify Victim, Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

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Police have identified the man that was hit by a car on Saturday... More>>

Two Suffering Severe Burns After Waco House Fire Video included

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Details Emerge in Central Texas Boy's Death

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New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.Work and Turner are charged with tampering with physical evidence.Authorities found remains believed to be Colton's in a shallow grave in southeast Austin on Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, Turner led police to Colton's body after he and Work dug a grave there.The affidavit says Work told police conflicting stories about her son's ... More>>

Urban Outfitters’ ‘Blood-Splattered’ Kent State Sweatshirt Causes Stir

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Urban Outfitters is causing quite the stir with a new clothing item.According to the Urban Outfitters website on Monday morning, the now sold out shirt is a vintage Kent State sweatshirt with red splotches that are reminiscent of blood stains.Some are saying that it seems to be in very poor taste considering the four college students that were killed on the Kent State campus on May 4, 1970 during protests of the Vietnam War.This is not the first time Urban Outfitters is facing backlash with a... More>>

Apple: iPhone Pre-Orders Topped 4 million on First Day

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Apple says pre-orders for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones topped 4 million during the first 24 hours, a new record for the tech giant.Apple's online store along with the four major wireless carriers -- ATT, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon -- all have pre-order shipments for the new iPhones delayed several weeks after Friday's launch. Some models had wait times stretching as far back as November."iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are better in every way, and we are thrilled cus... More>>

Hurricane Odile Flogs Tourists with Rain in Mexico's Baja California

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Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday. Its gales whipped torrents of rain ashore, chasing visitors in popular tourist destinations into closed quarters.Sarah McKinney was in Cabo San Lucas on maternity leave from her job in Arkansas, when the category 3 storm hit there with 125 mph winds at around 9:45 p.m. Pacific (12:45 a.m. Eastern).She and her newborn daughter Madison had already evacuated out of harm's way from th... More>>

Pelissero: Vikings Have No Answers for Adrian Peterson, or the Patriots

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The players tread lightly. The coach wouldn't discuss it. The general manager declined comment. The owners weren't available.The Minnesota Vikings had no answers Sunday for where things go from here with star running back Adrian Peterson, who was deactivated one day after he answered a warrant for his arrest in Texas. And that was fitting, on a day they had no answers for the New England Patriots either."He's one of the best players in the NFL. Obviously, everybody knows that,"... More>>

Ebola Outbreak: Dr. Olivet Buck Dies in Sierra Leone After WHO Denies Funds for Evacuation

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Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of health care workers. Dr. Olivet Buck died late Saturday, hours after the World Health Organization said it could not help medically evacuate her to Germany, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brima Kargbo confirmed to The Associated Press. Si... More>>

89-year-old Vet and Preschooler Reunite for Playdate

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An unlikely friendship that went from their backyards to viral now starts a new chapter. Watch WWII veteran Erling Kindem reunite with his 3-year-old best buddy Emmett Rychner at his new home. More>>

Pro-Life Waco Welcomes Texas Alliance for Life Video included

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Will federal courts derail legal protections for babies and mothers in Texas? That was the question at the forefront of a pro-life discussion held today in Waco. Pro-Life Waco hosted the executive director of the Texas Alliance of Life on Sunday. The group played an influential role in passage of House Bill 2 in terms of helping to draft it and convince the legislature to vote for it. They also helped mobilize over a thousand of people on the grassroots level, including many in the ... More>>

Fan Hurt in Fall at AT&T Stadium

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A fan was injured Saturday night after falling over a railing at ATT Stadium in Arlington during the college football showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the UCLA Bruins.Arlington Fire Department spokesman Lt. Lee Tovar confirmed reports that an adult male fell an estimated 12 to 15 feet from Section 100 to the field level suites.An ambulance took the victim to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.Tovar said the cause of the fall was under investigation, and th... More>>

Authorities Wait for Forensic Testing on Body of Child

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Authorities with Austin police, Cedar Park police, the Texas Rangers and the FBI are hoping forensic test results will shed more light on the cause of death of a young child found deceased in southeast Austin Friday around 2 p.m.The body, found in a shallow grave off Burleson and Felter west of Austin's Airport, is believed to be that of 2-year old Colton Brandt Turner.The youngster was last seen in July according to his mother 20-year old Meagan Work who is charged with endangering... More>>

Social Media Helps Woman Find Owner of Wedding Photo Found at Ground Zero

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Every year on Sept. 11, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has done the same thing: She shares a wedding photo that was discovered at Ground Zero, hoping someone online will be able to identify the people in the picture. This week, 13 years after her quest began, she finally got a response — and it couldn't be a happier ending. Keefe found herself in possession of the photo just a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001, while visiting a friend in Manhattan. Keefe's friend who found the photo at Grou... More>>

Aid Groups David Haines Worked for Express 'Sadness and Outrage'

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David Haines, the British man beheaded in a video released by the terror group ISIS, was remembered Sunday by the aid organizations that he worked for as a generous colleague and committed worker."David was appreciated by the ACTED team and all those around him, notably for his generosity, commitment, and his professionalism," read a statement by Haines' most recent employer, the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED). The organization, which works to support "... More>>

N. Korea Sentences American to Six Years Hard Labor

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North Korea sentenced an American to six years of hard labor Sunday for allegedly entering the country illegally and trying to spy on the highly secretive state.Matthew Miller, 24, of Bakersfield, Calif., has been held since April 10, when he entered North Korea as a tourist with a New Jersey-based tour company.State news agency KCNA previously reported that Miller had torn up his tourist visa during his trip and said he wanted asylum.At Sunday's 90-minute trial at the North Ko... More>>

Man in Critical Condition after Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver

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A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. at 58th and Sanger in Waco.
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Temple Mom Takes to Advocacy After Daughter Killed by Repeat Drunk Driver Video included

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(KCEN) -- Four months after her daughter was killed in a drunk driving crash, a Temple mom works to turn her grief into action. She's working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to get the word out about what is a major problem in Texas.
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Silver Alert Issued Discontinued for Missing Waco Woman Video included

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Police are currently searching for a missing elderly woman in Waco... More>>

Major Water Main Break in Belton Video included

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(KCEN) -- City crews were forced to close down one lane of traffic after a water main break in Belton.Officials said that the major water main break occurred just before 4 p.m.The water main break happened in the 600 block of Holland Road and forced officials to close down one lane of traffic.The water main break slowed residents' water Friday afternoon.Crews worked to repair the water main break. More>>

Adrian Peterson Indicted in Texas, Charged with Reckless or Negligent Injury to a Child

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Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly been indicted in Houston.Fox 26 in Houston reports that Peterson was indicted in Montgomery County for reckless or negligent injury to a child.Peterson's Houston-based lawyer, Rusty Hardin, declined to comment when contacted by FOX 26.Peterson missed practice on Thursday and the Vikings did not explain why, although they did say he was not injured. Peterson was back at practice today, and Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pionee... More>>

Police Find Remains Believed to be Missing Central Texas Boy

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CEDAR PARK, Texas -- STARflight and officers are actively searching Friday morning for Colton Brandt Turner, 2, who is reported missing.STARflight confirms they are aiding in the search for Turner in Southeast Austin, near Felton Lane and Burleson Road.The Austin Police Department released the following statement on Friday:"The Austin Police Department received credible information in reference to a missing persons case involving the missing child from Cedar Park. This is a multi- jurisdictio... More>>

WATCH: Rory McIlroy Makes Par From Fan's Pocket

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 It's never good when you announce to your playing partners that you're in your pocket. Friday at the Tour Championship, Rory McIlroy was in somebody else's.After pushing his drive into the right trees at the par-4 14th, McIlroy found out his ball had never reached the ground. Instead, it somehow wound up in the pocket of a fan.The fan, wearing an Auburn Tigers polo, shook hands and shared a laugh with Rory, who suggested they both move toward the fairway. A rules official ultima... More>>

Texas Abortion Law Heads to Federal Court

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Texas' sweeping abortion law, which has so far led to the shuttering of 20 abortion clinics across the state, returns to federal appeals court today.Supporters and opponents of the law will argue their sides in the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. A three-judge panel will consider if Texas can enforce key provisions of the law, including one that mandates abortion clinics have ambulatory surgical centers similar to hospitals. A federal judge in Austin las... More>>

Escaped School Shooter T.J. Lane Recaptured

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 T.J. Lane, who killed three students in an attack at Chardon High School in 2012, was recaptured early Friday morning, just hours after he escaped from prison in Lima, according to the State Highway Patrol.Lane,19, was one of three inmates who escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution at 7:45 p.m. Thursday. One of the inmates, Lindsey Bruce, was captured soon after.Officials confirmed the capture of Clifford Opperud, 45, early Friday.Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said... More>>

2 Navy Jets Crash in Pacific

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(CNN) -- Two U.S. fighter jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean on Thursday while operating at sea, the Navy said Friday.Two F/A-18 Hornets that were operating aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson crashed in the western Pacific, the Navy said.One pilot was rescued and was being treated aboard the aircraft carrier. There was a search under way for the other pilot, the Navy said.The cause of the crash is under investigation, the Navy said. The jets have not been recovered.Both jets are fro... More>>

Oscar Pistorius Guilty of Negligent Killing of Girlfriend, One Gun Charge

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 A judge has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, the South African term for unintentionally, but unlawfully, killing a person. It's akin to negligent killing.A day before the verdict Friday, Judge Thokozile Masipa cleared Pistorius of murder in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.His sentencing starts on October 13, the judge said after granting him bail.The customary maximum prison sentence for culpable homicide is 15 years, but a typi... More>>

Police Looking for Two Suspects in Central Texas Pharmacy Burglary

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Police are looking for two suspects after a Cameron pharmacy was burglarized early Friday.On 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Cameron officers responded a burglar alarm at the Scott and White Clinic Pharmacy in the 100 block of Lafferty Lane.When they arrived, they found the two sliding front doors had been pried open.Inside, narcotic drugs were stolen from a secure area.Police were told that the two suspects were dropped off in what appeared to be a "low rider, GM product pickup" at the pharma... More>>

Baylor Student Government Considers Concealed Carry on Campus Video included

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(KCEN) — Baylor University Student Government is one step closer towards allowing students to carry guns on campus. A bill was introduced Thursday night by author Gannon McCahill, which would allow students with concealed handgun licenses, to bring their firearm onto university property. More>>

Ft. Hood Soldiers Join Maxdale Elementary Students in Freedom Walk Video included

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(KCEN) – Wearing their most patriot gear, students at Maxdale Elementary walked side by side with Fort Hood soldiers to honor those lost in the September 11th attacks during a freedom walk on Thursday. These students ranging from pre-k to 5th grade were not even born when the towers fell, but through their teachers and families – it's a day many have learned to respect and honor. “It was a very sad moment. When we go back to remember that day we have to remember all the people that died and a... More>>

Grieving Temple Mom Starts MADD Campaign in Daughter's Honor Video included

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(KCEN) – A mom in mourning for her teenage daughter has turned to an advocacy group to cut down on drunk driving. Eighteen-year-old Kimberlyn Longbotham, who friends and family called Kimmy, was killed in a car crash back in May. More>>

More than Two Dozen Aryan Brotherhood Members Charged in Waco Area Meth Bust

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(WACO) -- Federal and State authorities arrested 11 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates, including ranking AB members 54-year-old Wayne Huisinger of Belton and 39-year-old Robert Eaton of Kempner for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation.A federal grand jury indictment, unsealed Thursday afternoon, charges 20 of the 21 arrested, as well as fourth others who were already in custody with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.The arrests came after a 10-mon... More>>

WATCH: Bear dances with flagstick on golf course.

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Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood to Treat Rick Sacra

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Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated a unit of blood to treat the third American aid worker infected with the virus as doctors fight to save the patient's life, Samaritan's Purse tells NBC News. Brantly flew to Nebraska last week to donate his blood to use to treat Dr. Rick Sacra, Samaritan's Purse President and CEO Franklin Graham said. "He flew out from North Carolina to Nebraska to give a unit of blood," Graham said in an interview with NBC News. "His blood was a perfect m... More>>

Copperas Cove Teacher's Aide Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

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A Copperas Cove teacher was arrested after she was accused of having an improper relationship with a student... More>>

Solar storm heading for Earth

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A "strong" solar flare that launched off the sun Wednesday afternoon could cause some fluctuations in Earth's power grid and slight disturbances in satellites and radio transmissions on Friday and Saturday.Major disruptions are not expected, even though the flare was classified as an "X-class" flare, which is at the high end of the solar flare scale. Wednesday's flare followed a weaker flare late Monday."We expect geomagnetic storm levels in the G2 (moderate) and G3 (strong) ra... More>>

Yummy or Eww? Burger King Japan Offering a Black Burger

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Black hamburgers and black cheeseburgers are making a return to Burger King, but if you want one you'll have to travel to Japan.The Wall Street Journal reports the company will start selling the "Kuro Pearl burger and Kuro Diamond burger" beginning on Sept. 19. (Kuro means black in Japanese.)The burger features black buns with a black sauce and black cheese on black-pepper heavy beef.The special burgers were available at a few restaurants in 2012 and reportedly outsold all other pro... More>>

'Grateful for the time we were given': Emotional Delivery Room Photos Help Mom Through Loss

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Danielle Walker is the author and photographer of the New York Times bestselling cookbook Against All Grain. Diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease at the age of 22, she has since removed grain and dairy from her diet, and started her blog to help others suffering from similar ailments continue to enjoy food. Here, she opens up about the recent loss of her second child, Aila, and how her family is healing.After struggling for many years with my health, I was beyond thrilled to find out in... More>>

Ft Hood's 3-8 Cav Finishes Training for Upcoming Deployment to Korea Video included

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(KCEN)— From sun up to sun down they train. Sweating in triple digit heat, they train. It's all the soldiers of the 3rd Brigade 8th Cavalry Regiment have been doing over the last few months as they prepare to deploy to Korea. “This battalion has been training consistently since about June,” Lt. Col. Elliot Rogers said. “Today is what I call sharpening the sword. We're making sure the troops are prepared, they're tactically competent and able to put steel on the target.” Rogers, commander of t... More>>

Veteran Receives Scholarship To Fulfill Teaching Dream Video included

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(KCEN) -- Army veteran Raymond Cyr is on his way to making a life-long dream come true. The 48-year-old works with kids who have behavioral issues at J.H. Hines Elementary, but he's always wanted to be a science teacher.Without financial aid, he thought it would never happen, but that all changed on Thursday morning when WGU Texas presented him with a $5,000 scholarship in front of his students. "It's a motivational factor and kids need motivational factors," Cyr said. "...to let them know th... More>>

12-Year-Old Boy Invents 'Save Me' App

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A 12-year-old middle school student came up with a new mobile app that turns the power button on any Android phone into a virtual panic button."I hope it will save somebody's life," said Dylan Puccetti.Puccetti thought of the idea for the app while riding to Austin Middle School with his dad. When the phone is locked and someone hits the power button six times, it sends a pre-written text message to several numbers programmed into the app."If I was getting abducted ... More>>

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  • Boy Killed, Mother and Siblings Critically Injured after 18-wheeler Collides with SUV

    Boy Killed, Mother and Siblings Critically Injured after 18-wheeler Collides with SUV

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-09-16 23:07:36 GMT
    (RIESEL) -- An 18-wheeler and an SUV were in an accident Tuesday afternoon. It happened along Highway 6 and FM 1860 in Riesel.The extent of the injuries were unknown but there were reports that passengers had to be rescued from one of the vehicles. Two photos sent to KCEN by Kimberly Sowders, who was working nearby, showed extensive damage to the SUV. It appeared the 18-wheeler hit the SUV in the passenger side.We have a crew headed to the scene and we'll update this story as we get more info...More >>
    (RIESEL) -- An 18-wheeler and an SUV were in an accident Tuesday afternoon. It happened along Highway 6 and FM 1860 in Riesel.The extent of the injuries were unknown but there were reports that passengers had to be rescued from one of the vehicles. Two photos sent to KCEN by Kimberly Sowders, who was working nearby, showed extensive damage to the SUV. It appeared the 18-wheeler hit the SUV in the passenger side.We have a crew headed to the scene and we'll update this story as we get more info...More >>
  • Local Crooks Turn to Different Outlets to Sell Stolen Goods as Pawn Shops Improve

    Local Crooks Turn to Different Outlets to Sell Stolen Goods as Pawn Shops Improve

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:16:33 GMT
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    (KCEN) -- Pawn shops often get a bad rap; but the last few years have seen a dramatic change in the way pawn brokers operate. They're working with police more, and criminals are taking notice and changing up how they work.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Pawn shops often get a bad rap; but the last few years have seen a dramatic change in the way pawn brokers operate. They're working with police more, and criminals are taking notice and changing up how they work.More >>
  • Car Crashes Into Waco ISD Bus Carrying 6 Students

    Car Crashes Into Waco ISD Bus Carrying 6 Students

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:28:31 GMT
    There were no injuries after a car crashed into a Waco ISD bus on Tuesday.The accident happened at the intersection of 42nd and Hillcrest Road in Waco.Police say that a Honda CRV rolled a stop sign at the intersection and rear ended the bus. The bus did not have any damage, but the car did have a cracked front bumper.There were six students on board but no injuries were reported.Parents have been notified.More >>
    There were no injuries after a car crashed into a Waco ISD bus on Tuesday.The accident happened at the intersection of 42nd and Hillcrest Road in Waco.Police say that a Honda CRV rolled a stop sign at the intersection and rear ended the bus. The bus did not have any damage, but the car did have a cracked front bumper.There were six students on board but no injuries were reported.Parents have been notified.More >>
  • Military MattersMore>>

  • Fort Hood Soldier Found Guilty of Murder of Retired Army Sergeant

    Fort Hood Soldier Found Guilty of Murder of Retired Army Sergeant

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:07:24 GMT
    A Fort Hood solider pled guilty to murdering a retired Army Sergeant.More >>
    A Fort Hood solider pled guilty to murdering a retired Army Sergeant.More >>
  • Ft. Hood Starts Sexual Assault Program to Offer Help Locally to Victims

    Ft. Hood Starts Sexual Assault Program to Offer Help Locally to Victims

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:16:17 GMT
    (KCEN) – Fort Hood's new sexual assault program started Monday at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, with the hopes of helping victims get the treatment they need faster and closer to home. “Most patients do not report. To get the courage to come into the emergency department to seek care is a big deal,” Sheilah Priori said. “Anytime you put a barrier between that care, they question whether they should go forward.” Before now, Tricare patients who became sexual assault victims would have to t...More >>
    (KCEN) – Fort Hood's new sexual assault program started Monday at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center, with the hopes of helping victims get the treatment they need faster and closer to home. “Most patients do not report. To get the courage to come into the emergency department to seek care is a big deal,” Sheilah Priori said. “Anytime you put a barrier between that care, they question whether they should go forward.” Before now, Tricare patients who became sexual assault victims would have to t...More >>
  • U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

    U.S. Hits ISIS Position Near Baghdad in New Phase of Strikes: Official

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:47:33 GMT
    The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what a defense official described to NBC News as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq.U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.The military has been pounding ISIS targets from the air since Aug. 8...More >>
    The U.S. carried out an airstrike near Baghdad on Monday in what a defense official described to NBC News as the beginning of intensified action against ISIS militants in Iraq.U.S. attack aircraft hit an ISIS fighting position southwest of the capital in support of the Iraqi security forces, defense officials said. There was also at least one airstrike near Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq, the officials said.The military has been pounding ISIS targets from the air since Aug. 8...More >>
  • Beyond Central TexasMore>>

  • Man Admits to Murdering, Eating Parts of Ex-Girlfriend

    Man Admits to Murdering, Eating Parts of Ex-Girlfriend

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:06:33 GMT
    Joseph Oberhansley is being held without bail after his first court appearance unveiled the brutal details of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton's death.Oberhansley is accused of killing Blanton after breaking into her Locust Street. home. in Jeffersonville last week. He admitted to the crime according to court documents, which also showed that he also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton's brain, heart and lung...More >>
    Joseph Oberhansley is being held without bail after his first court appearance unveiled the brutal details of his ex-girlfriend Tammy Blanton's death.Oberhansley is accused of killing Blanton after breaking into her Locust Street. home. in Jeffersonville last week. He admitted to the crime according to court documents, which also showed that he also admitted to removing and eating parts of Blanton's brain, heart and lung...More >>
  • Full Statement from Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson

    Full Statement from Minnesota Vikings Running Back Adrian Peterson

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:36:39 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    Full statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:Hours after the Minnesota Vikings announced he will return this week, star running back Adrian Peterson released a statement through his agent Monday afternoon regarding his indictment last week on charges he injured his son while disciplining him with a tree branch. Here is the statement:My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor i...More >>
    Full statement from Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson:Hours after the Minnesota Vikings announced he will return this week, star running back Adrian Peterson released a statement through his agent Monday afternoon regarding his indictment last week on charges he injured his son while disciplining him with a tree branch. Here is the statement:My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor i...More >>
  • Longhorns Fan in Good Condition after Stadium Fall

    Longhorns Fan in Good Condition after Stadium Fall

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:24:45 GMT
    A man who fell nearly 15 feet into an empty suite at ATT Stadium on Saturday night is improving.The man, who hasn't been identified, was with a group of friends cheering on the Longhorns during the Texas vs. UCLA game.According to witnesses, he toppled over a guardrail at the bottom of the 100 level of the stadium just before halftime.The man was taken in critical condition to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Saturday evening. He remained in critical condition on Sunday, b...More >>
    A man who fell nearly 15 feet into an empty suite at ATT Stadium on Saturday night is improving.The man, who hasn't been identified, was with a group of friends cheering on the Longhorns during the Texas vs. UCLA game.According to witnesses, he toppled over a guardrail at the bottom of the 100 level of the stadium just before halftime.The man was taken in critical condition to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth on Saturday evening. He remained in critical condition on Sunday, b...More >>
  • Don't Miss It...More>>

  • WATCH: Peek-A-Boo Game Goes Wrong After Dad Shaves Beard

    WATCH: Peek-A-Boo Game Goes Wrong After Dad Shaves Beard

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-16 18:47:40 GMT
    One little girl got a surprise while playing peekaboo with her dad. And she did not like it.In the video uploaded to YouTube on Sept 11, the girl is shown playing the game with her dad as he hides his bearded face behind a washcloth, popping out several times saying "peekaboo!" She laughs! The video has since garnered more than 2 million page views.The father tells the girl to hold on for a moment, and he'll be right back. He returns with his face once again covered with the washclo...More >>
    One little girl got a surprise while playing peekaboo with her dad. And she did not like it.In the video uploaded to YouTube on Sept 11, the girl is shown playing the game with her dad as he hides his bearded face behind a washcloth, popping out several times saying "peekaboo!" She laughs! The video has since garnered more than 2 million page views.The father tells the girl to hold on for a moment, and he'll be right back. He returns with his face once again covered with the washclo...More >>
  • WATCH: Man Builds Feline Fun House Inside Home

    WATCH: Man Builds Feline Fun House Inside Home

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:19:59 GMT
    People build swing sets, tree houses and even skating rinks for their kids, but one man has created an indoor fun house just for cats.Greg Kruegar said in the video that he loves trails and paths and cats, so he linked those passions together.More >>
    People build swing sets, tree houses and even skating rinks for their kids, but one man has created an indoor fun house just for cats.Greg Kruegar said in the video that he loves trails and paths and cats, so he linked those passions together.More >>
  • A Resurgence for Surge: The Soft Drink is Back

    A Resurgence for Surge: The Soft Drink is Back

    Monday, September 15 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-09-15 19:44:30 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    Never underestimate the power of social media -- even for a soft drink that hasn't been sold for a dozen years.Coca-Cola (KO) is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like, highly-caffeinated citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. Early demand was so high on Monday that the product temporarily sold out twice on Amazon, says Coca-Cola spokesman Scott Williamson.Surge, which had an edgy brand attitude like Mountain Dew, but...More >>
    Never underestimate the power of social media -- even for a soft drink that hasn't been sold for a dozen years.Coca-Cola (KO) is bringing back a blast from the past -- it's Mountain Dew-like, highly-caffeinated citrus soda, Surge -- which it has begun to sell online only via Amazon.com. Early demand was so high on Monday that the product temporarily sold out twice on Amazon, says Coca-Cola spokesman Scott Williamson.Surge, which had an edgy brand attitude like Mountain Dew, but...More >>

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