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Train Your Brain To Crave Healthy Food

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(CNN) -- It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants -- craves, even -- healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn't the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for. But this research could lead to a more sci-fi solution to the obesity epidemic. In a pilot study published Monday in the journal Nutrition Diabetes, scientists say that changing your eating behavior can actually change how your brain reacts to high-calorie and low-calori... More>>

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In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day Video included

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(KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.
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Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

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The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10... More>>

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Help Young Boy Battling Cancer

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Sam Bigg's aunt promised him she'd get the turtles."His favorite ninja turtle is the blue one, Leonardo," explained Stephanie Zimmerman. "And he does not know this is happening!"Sam is just five years old, and a big fan of the crime-fighting turtles. The little boy from the Alton-Godfrey area is also fighting a battle, himself.In March, Sam's family says they learned the boy had Stage Four Hepatoblastoma, a type of childhood liver cancer. They spent the summer traveling b... More>>

Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident Video included

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A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ... More>>

Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

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A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut... More>>

Newborn Found in Illinois Dumpster

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A person throwing out the garbage found a newborn lying in a dumpster around 8 a.m. on Saturday. Now, police are looking for the mother and say the baby is in stable condition.It happened in Jacksonville, Illinois, which is about 90 miles north of St. Louis.Police are desperately trying to track down the mother of the child because they believe she hasn't had any medical attention."It will give you goose bumps when you think about it and if you've been involved personally," Lieutenan... More>>

9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

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You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f... More>>

Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

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The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co... More>>

Kraft Orders Limited Recall of American Cheese

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Kraft Foods Group has announced a recall of 7,691 cases of its popular single-slice American cheese.The food giant says it is ordering the recall of select varieties of regular Kraft American Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product after discovering a supplier apparently did not store an ingredient at the correct temperature.As a result, it says, some of the cheese could have spoiled and cause illness.The recall applies to Kraft American Singles in the 12-, 16- or 24-ounce ... More>>

Rick Perry Takes Back Tweet Video included

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry's Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night.Less than an hour later, he followed up with a tweet calling the graphic unauthorized:"@GovernorPerry: A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down."The disparaging picture of Lehmberg was a graphic created by a conservative group, but she is a central figure in Perry's legal challenges... More>>

Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

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Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t... More>>

Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

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(WFAA) DALLAS -- Police are searching for a student who delivered a fetus in a bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School."Obviously, this is very serious. It's very troubling," said DISD spokesman Jon Dahlander. "But we will work through this as a school district and a school community."The Dallas Independent School District said a maintenance worker found the fetus after being alerted by students. The second floor of the school, where the bathroom is located, was closed down around 2:30 p.m., s... More>>

Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

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(KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho... More>>

Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

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(NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th... More>>

Waco Police, Fire Dept. Prepare for Flood of Game Day 'Sailgaters'

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(KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full. More>>

Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

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Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General... More>>

Man Tries To Rob Constable's House

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(KCEN) -- The Bell County Constable and his neighbors were able to nab an alleged burglary suspect on Friday.It happened around 3 a.m. on Friday when a neighbor of Constable Thomas Prado knocked at his door. The neighbor said that his car alarm and gone off and he saw a suspicious man standing behind a house.Constable Prado got in his patrol car ended up finding the suspect, David Welch, hiding behind a bush. Prado along with Temple Police arrested Welch. They also found a 9mm pistol near the... More>>

UPDATE: Police Conduct Manhunt in Rogers, Schools Placed on Lockdown

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A manhunt is underway in Rogers which has prompted the two schools to go on a soft lockdown... More>>

Meagan Ritzi to Receive Prosthetic Leg After Crash

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 Good news for Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi, the 18 year old who was severely injured after a car crash last month that killed two other Baylor students.... More>>

First 4D Roller Coaster to Open in Texas in 2015

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along ... More>>

Furniture Store To Refund More Than $1 Million After Aggies Win

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(KHOU) -- A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas AM beat South Carolina on Thursday night.The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free."We're going to have a big check writing party at the story," store owner Mark Wilks told ESPN.com.According to a spokespperson, more than 700 people took advantage of the offer and bought more tha... More>>

Waco Man Found Dead After Morning Fire

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(KCEN) -- One person is dead after a house fire Friday morning.At 5:39 a.m. on Friday, the Waco Fire Department was called to the River Park Apartments in the 1800 block of North MLK about a fire.When fire crews arrived, they found a body unresponsive in the balcony stairwell.Officials said that two other residents from the complex pulled him from his burning apartment to the stairwell balcony.The man was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.The Animal ... More>>

State Approves Funding for Temple Airport

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The State approved funding for Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.Approximately $200,000 for the Temple airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting.The funds will be used for planned airport improvements.TxDOT says that a project consultant will be selected this fall. Project costs will be funded through the city of Temple and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system... More>>

Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

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Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t... More>>

Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

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(KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn... More>>

Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

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 The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond... More>>

Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

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 One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening. More>>

Fort Hood Shooter Writes To ISIS leader, Asks To Become 'Citizen' Of Islamic State

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(CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. "The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks." Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- ... More>>

Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

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(KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re... More>>

Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in Troy Video included

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Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in Troy More>>

Copperas Cove Police Investigate Man's Death

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The Copperas Cove Police Department is conducting and investigation the death of a man found on Wednesday... More>>

Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

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Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio... More>>

Baylor Will Provide Shuttle for Traditions Rally, HS Football Game

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Waco Downtown Development Corporation and Baylor University are pleased to announce that Waco Transit will be providing transportation to two important upcoming events at McLane Stadium: Thursday night's Baylor Traditions Rally, with concert featuring Philip Phillips, and the Friday night high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park.Transportation for the Traditions Rally will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday.On Friday night, Waco Transit will begin shuttles at 6:30pm for the high school... More>>

SMG Officially Launches Website for McLane Stadium

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 SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the official launch of the McLane Stadium website www.mclanestadium.com.Designed by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based creative agency Cubic Inc., this sleek, responsively designed site serves as the gateway for information on upcoming events at McLane Stadium. Additionally, users will find details on parking, how to purchase tickets and information on the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium's private dining restaur... More>>

Central Texas Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List Arrested

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Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal I... More>>

Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown Video included

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Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-Walters More>>

Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

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Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm... More>>

Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

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A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her... More>>

WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

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The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ... More>>

Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

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U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ... More>>

JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

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Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids.... More>>

Former Fort Hood Soldier's Ashes Stolen Video included

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(KCEN)— Thieves break into a central Texas home stealing money, jewelry and the ashes of a former Fort Hood soldier. The burglary happened September 19th in Killeen while the Cody Lee's widow, Angela Lee, was visiting family. Angela had Cody's remains cremated in 2012 to keep his presence alive in her house. Angela also put some of her husband's ashes into an urn necklace to wear. “It was nice to have that little bit of him next to me at all times,” said Angela. But that necklace along with t... More>>

1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need Video included

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(KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

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The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th... More>>

Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

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A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family... More>>

Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

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 A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County... More>>

South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove Video included

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Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal... More>>

Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

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(WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke... More>>

City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

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Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street.... More>>

Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike Video included

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Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday... More>>

F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

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An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro... More>>

Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

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The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut... More>>

Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

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A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m... More>>

Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place Video included

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It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ... More>>

Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say Video included

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A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and... More>>

Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

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Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre... More>>

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  • In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:33:48 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.
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  • Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:31:55 GMT
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
  • Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:05:48 GMT
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
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  • Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Homeless Veteran Numbers Spike Locally, Despite National Numbers Dropping

    Friday, August 29 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-08-29 23:27:35 GMT
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
    (KCEN) – While the homeless veteran count is dropping nationwide, Killeen and Temple are seeing a spike in the number of homeless veterans – and it's not just individual veterans. “We're seeing more homeless families, and we've seen an increase in that over the last few months because of the downsizing of the military,” Paula Wood said. “It's very sad to look a family in the eye and say do you have a friend or family member you can stay with because it's going to take a month to get you re-ho...More >>
  • Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:00:43 GMT
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
  • 1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:26:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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  • Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Fetus Found In Bathroom Of North Texas High School

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:19:05 GMT
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  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

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  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Help Young Boy Battling Cancer

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    Monday, September 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:45:07 GMT
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    Sam Bigg's aunt promised him she'd get the turtles."His favorite ninja turtle is the blue one, Leonardo," explained Stephanie Zimmerman. "And he does not know this is happening!"Sam is just five years old, and a big fan of the crime-fighting turtles. The little boy from the Alton-Godfrey area is also fighting a battle, himself.In March, Sam's family says they learned the boy had Stage Four Hepatoblastoma, a type of childhood liver cancer. They spent the summer traveling b...More >>
  • WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:33:28 GMT
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    The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ...More >>
  • JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

    JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

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    Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids....More >>

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