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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... More>>

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Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

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(CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an... More>>

Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

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All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands. More>>

2014 Baylor Football Legends Announced

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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 ... More>>

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

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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. ... More>>

Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

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(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 ... More>>

McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

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(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. More>>

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

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(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. More>>

Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

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A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP... More>>

Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

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(CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma... More>>

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  • 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 ...More >>
    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 ...More >>
  • 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. ...More >>
    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. ...More >>
  • 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 ...More >>
    (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 ...More >>
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  • New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:28:00 GMT
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
  • Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:35:22 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Sophia Stamas, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Sophia Stamas, KCEN News
    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
    The ground has been broken for a memorial to the victims of the Nov 5, 2009 shooting on Fort Hood. 13 people were killed, one of them with child, making 14.32 others were wounded Stillll more money is needed to complete the project just outside of the Killeen Civic Center, which will stand as a reminder of their sacrifice.The widow of the sole civilian killed spoke at the ceremony before joining city leaders and those who are working to make the memorial possible.13 sculptures include ...More >>
  • Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

    Sunday, July 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-20 21:44:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
    An Army veteran who hurt his back during the Iraq War is worried a citation will result in him losing his 14 pet ducks, which he says are therapeutic. Darin Welker said officials in the village of West Lafayette told him to get rid of the ducks in May and cited him for a minor misdemeanor on June 23 for failing to comply. Walker is scheduled to appear in Coshocton Municipal Court for a hearing Wednesday and could face a $150 fine. Welker, 36, says the ducks help him with depress...More >>
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  • Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:26:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
    (CNN) -- A teenager in India, who had more than 200 "teeth" growing in his mouth due to a benign dental tumor, has had them removed. Ashik Gavai, a 17-year-old student from Buldhana, underwent the six-hour operation, which involved four doctors at Mumbai's J.J. Hospital on July 21. The teen had 232 denticles -- abnormal teeth-like growth -- lodged in his mouth due to a complex composite odontoma, a benign dental tumor. The abnormal teeth were embedded in the bone inside the lower right jaw an...More >>
  • Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:12:00 GMT
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
    All Daniel Nickerson of Foxboro, Mass., wants for his sixth birthday Friday are cards.So far, the little boy with an inoperable brain tumor has received thousands upon thousands.More >>
  • Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:52 GMT
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
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  • Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

    Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:14:48 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/witter/@PrincessBMMPhoto Courtesy USA Today/witter/@PrincessBMM
    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral."Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.On July 20, she...More >>
    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral."Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.On July 20, she...More >>
  • 'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

    'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:11:43 GMT
    Photo Courtesy TODAYPhoto Courtesy TODAY
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat.His determination didn’t surprise his parents, who said the brothers are best friends.“They definitely have a special bond, the two of them," dad Brian Aldrich told local NBC News af...More >>
    Never underestimate the power of brotherly love.Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month, so he pulled and pushed his little brother the whole way as he swam, biked and ran in the sweltering heat.His determination didn’t surprise his parents, who said the brothers are best friends.“They definitely have a special bond, the two of them," dad Brian Aldrich told local NBC News af...More >>
  • Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:39:46 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side.More >>
    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side. More >>

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