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Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon Video included

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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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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>>

Road Sign Collapses Onto North Texas Interstate

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There was chaos for drivers this morning in north Texas after a road sign fell onto a busy interstate.It happened on Interstate 820 northeast of Fort Worth. Police say a driver crashed into the sign bringing it down onto the roadway. Thursday morning's northbound traffic was diverted around the accident as crews removed the sign. More>>

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

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A Waco man is accused of trying to run over two men while hitting an apartment complex in the process. And police say a two-year-old boy was in the car the whole time.Colby Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child. Court documents say he tried to run over the new boyfriend of the child's mother and the man's brother. Brunson's new girlfriend's son was in the car at the time. It all happened at the Saddlebrook Apartments on Chapel Road o... More>>

UT Football Players Suspended After Charged With Sexual Assault

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Two football players at the University of Texas are suspended after being charged with sexual assault.Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander are both wide receivers for the team. Police say the charges come from an incident on June 21 at the San Jacinto dorm on campus. Court documents say the two forced themselves on the unwanting victim after a night on 6th Street. Texas coach Charlie Strong has suspended the players indefinitely.According to the most recent UT security reports, 23 se... More>>

Temple Officer Released From Hospital After Being Struck

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Temple, Texas -- On Wednesday, July 23, at about 7:00 PM a Temple Police Department vehicle was struck by a Gray Chevrolet SUV. Officer Billy Burch was working a construction zone safety assignment and seated in the driver’s seat of the Temple Police vehicle at the time of the collision. Officer Burch was transported to Baylor Scott and White Hospital Emergency Department in Temple for treatment and evaluation. He was released at about 9:30 PM with no significant injuries.The Texas Department... More>>

Air Algerie Says Missing Plane Likely Crashed in Mali

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(CNN) -- An Air Algerie flight with 116 people on board has dropped off radar, prompting a search for the missing plane, the airline's operator said Thursday. Flight 5017 lost radar contact 50 minutes after takeoff from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, early Thursday. It was supposed to arrive at Algiers' Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later. The plane, an MD-83, was carrying 110 passengers, two pilots and four crew members. The MD-83 is part of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 family of twi... More>>

One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

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One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday. More>>

US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

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The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris... More>>

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

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(KCEN) -- Interim Little River-Academy Police Chief Michael Lugo has resigned due to a conflict of interest with Mayor Ronnie White.Details surrounding the conflict between the Mayor White and Chief Lugo are not known at this time. His resignation became effective just before 9 Wednesday evening.Lugo was named interim chief following the shooting death of Chief Lee Dixon last month. More>>

4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

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MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ... More>>

Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

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(NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari... More>>

New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen Video included

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(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>>

Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

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General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety... More>>

Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

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Killeen Police are seeking the help of the community in identifying two men who broke into a local business. The burglary happened around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4th at the Jackson Professional Learning Center at 902 Rev. R.A. Abercrombie in Killeen.When officers arrived at the business an employee told them the learning center had been broken into. A television had been taken from the center and was later found outside of the building. Killeen Police describe the suspects as t... More>>

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

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An 8-inch water line has ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S 190. People in the Belton are being asked to conserve water for the next 24 hours. This is a developing story. We'll update this page throughout the day with new info as we receive it. More>>

Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

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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>>

First IMAX Theatre In Central Texas Now Open Video included

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(KCEN) -- A new movie option just opened in Central Texas and it's unlike anything else in the area.Premiere Cinemas at Temple Mall now has an IMAX theatre, something you could only find in Dallas or Austin before Wednesday.After months of construction, the theatre is finally in full swing. The screen alone is impressive at 70 feet wide and 40 feet tall. A regular movie screen only needs one projector, but the IMAX screen is so massive, it uses two. Each projector delivers over 6,000 watts of... More>>

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

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

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

    Road Sign Collapses Onto North Texas Interstate

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

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

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:10:31 GMT
    A Waco man is accused of trying to run over two men while hitting an apartment complex in the process. And police say a two-year-old boy was in the car the whole time.Colby Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child. Court documents say he tried to run over the new boyfriend of the child's mother and the man's brother. Brunson's new girlfriend's son was in the car at the time. It all happened at the Saddlebrook Apartments on Chapel Road o...More >>
    A Waco man is accused of trying to run over two men while hitting an apartment complex in the process. And police say a two-year-old boy was in the car the whole time.Colby Brunson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and endangering a child. Court documents say he tried to run over the new boyfriend of the child's mother and the man's brother. Brunson's new girlfriend's son was in the car at the time. It all happened at the Saddlebrook Apartments on Chapel Road o...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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  • 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 >>
  • Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

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

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:39 GMT
    (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 >>
    (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 >>
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:36:30 GMT
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...More >>
    MONROE, CT (WFSB) - Kids say the darndest things, but one local inquisitive 4-year-old boy asked a question that got him banned from a Monroe doughnut shop. "We were screamed at in front of the door, ‘he's not allowed in here, he's rude'," said Rebecca Denham as she described her experience at the Doughnut Inn on Tuesday morning. Denham said her son, Justin Otero, asked a woman at the doughnut shop if she had a baby in her belly. When the woman said ‘No' Otero apologized, and his mother said ...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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