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  • I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:02:49 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
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  • Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
  • Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:29:07 GMT
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...More >>
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...More >>
  • Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:14:37 GMT
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...More >>
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...More >>
  • Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:58:44 GMT
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...More >>
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...More >>
  • Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:40:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."More >>
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."More >>
  • Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
  • The Most Honest City In America Is...

    The Most Honest City In America Is...

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:25:13 GMT
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
  • Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:03:20 GMT
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:54:10 GMT
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...More >>
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...More >>
  • UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:50:25 GMT
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. More >>
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. More >>
  • I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:46:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/Colin AshbyPhoto Courtesy USA Today/Colin Ashby
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...More >>
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...More >>
  • Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:15:57 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...More >>
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...More >>
  • Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
  • 5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:36:54 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...More >>
  • Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:11:28 GMT
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...More >>
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...More >>
  • Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:58 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
  • Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:05 GMT
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
  • Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:06:50 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.More >>
  • Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:42:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
  • Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:20:06 GMT
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
  • UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:57:09 GMT
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.More >>
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.More >>
  • Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:01:07 GMT
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
  • Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:03:57 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...More >>
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...More >>
  • Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

    Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:24:26 GMT
    Occupants in 10 units at the Summer Place Apartments on 1701 N. College St. in Killeen were evacuated after a fire broke out there at little after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Killeen Fire Dept. Chief Deputy Kenneth Hawthorne, says residents on the second floor of the building are displaced after their units were heavily damaged by the fire. No injuries have been reported. The Killeen Parks Dept. has opened the Killeen community center for the displaced residents. The Ft. Hood Fire Dep...More >>
    Occupants in 10 units at the Summer Place Apartments on 1701 N. College St. in Killeen were evacuated after a fire broke out there at little after 2:30 p.m. this afternoon. Killeen Fire Dept. Chief Deputy Kenneth Hawthorne, says residents on the second floor of the building are displaced after their units were heavily damaged by the fire. No injuries have been reported. The Killeen Parks Dept. has opened the Killeen community center for the displaced residents. The Ft. Hood Fire Dep...More >>
  • UPDATE: Pilot suffers minor injuries after crop duster crashes

    UPDATE: Pilot suffers minor injuries after crop duster crashes

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:12:12 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Tashara Parker, KAGSPhoto Courtesy Tashara Parker, KAGS
    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster.More >>
    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster. More >>
  • Growing demand for downtown parking

    Growing demand for downtown parking

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:43:21 GMT
    Erin Plemons opened Pura Vida Spa and Salon more than three years ago. And business keeps booming."We were one of the first businesses on this block," said the spa's owner Erin Plemons. "And we've seen foot traffic increase a ton since we've moved in here so it just gets better and better." So much that she's added a boutique right next door. But there's one problem... parking on Austin Ave. has a two hour limit. Not enough time for her customers to enjoy everything she offers."Some...More >>
    Erin Plemons opened Pura Vida Spa and Salon more than three years ago. And business keeps booming."We were one of the first businesses on this block," said the spa's owner Erin Plemons. "And we've seen foot traffic increase a ton since we've moved in here so it just gets better and better." So much that she's added a boutique right next door. But there's one problem... parking on Austin Ave. has a two hour limit. Not enough time for her customers to enjoy everything she offers."Some...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry releases statement on indictment charges

    Gov. Rick Perry releases statement on indictment charges

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:47:43 GMT
    Photo Courtesy KVUEPhoto Courtesy KVUE
    Gov. Rick Perry released a statement on indictment charges at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gov. Perry calls the indictment a political ploy by Travis County.
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    Gov. Rick Perry released a statement on indictment charges at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gov. Perry calls the indictment a political ploy by Travis County.

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  • Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

    Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:10:53 GMT
    AUSTIN -- A grand jury has chosen to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday following an investigation into whether the governor abused his power by vetoing state funds for the Travis County District Attorney's Office last year.Gov. Rick Perry is charged with the following:Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felonyCount II - Coercion of Public Servant, a third-degree felonyPerry vetoed state funds for the office after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to r...More >>
    AUSTIN -- A grand jury has chosen to indict Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday following an investigation into whether the governor abused his power by vetoing state funds for the Travis County District Attorney's Office last year.Gov. Rick Perry is charged with the following:Count I - Abuse of Official Capacity, a first-degree felonyCount II - Coercion of Public Servant, a third-degree felonyPerry vetoed state funds for the office after District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg refused to r...More >>
  • Killeen Police officer injured by fleeing suspect

    Killeen Police officer injured by fleeing suspect

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:16:16 GMT
     A Killeen Police Officer was injured Saturday morning when a fleeing suspect's vehicle hit the officer. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. when the officer was trying to stop a silver Nissan near Elms Rd. and Ft. Hood St. for a traffic violation. The driver in the Nissan fled from the officer westbound onto Stan Schlueter Loop. The officer pursued the suspect through several neighborhoods.The suspect stopped at the dead end of Palmtree and Coral Bay. When the officer got out of his...More >>
     A Killeen Police Officer was injured Saturday morning when a fleeing suspect's vehicle hit the officer. The incident occurred around 5 a.m. when the officer was trying to stop a silver Nissan near Elms Rd. and Ft. Hood St. for a traffic violation. The driver in the Nissan fled from the officer westbound onto Stan Schlueter Loop. The officer pursued the suspect through several neighborhoods.The suspect stopped at the dead end of Palmtree and Coral Bay. When the officer got out of his...More >>
  • Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

    Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

    Saturday, August 16 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-16 04:08:33 GMT
    (KCEN) – Just outside Belton city limits on Sparta Road, is John Fulwiler's home. A lovely two-story building, that drivers traveling down the winding road, look at all year round. But for the last month, those drivers' eyes haven't been focused on the home, instead what's on its front yard. “I felt that it was necessary to make a statement,” said Fulwiler. “It's my form of a protest if you will.” Fulwiler's protest is the flying of his American flag, upside down. His reason: he doesn't lik...More >>
    (KCEN) – Just outside Belton city limits on Sparta Road, is John Fulwiler's home. A lovely two-story building, that drivers traveling down the winding road, look at all year round. But for the last month, those drivers' eyes haven't been focused on the home, instead what's on its front yard. “I felt that it was necessary to make a statement,” said Fulwiler. “It's my form of a protest if you will.” Fulwiler's protest is the flying of his American flag, upside down. His reason: he doesn't lik...More >>
  • Midway ISD Arson Suspect Arrested

    Midway ISD Arson Suspect Arrested

    Friday, August 15 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-16 01:42:44 GMT
    On July 31, 2014 The Hewitt Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 10401 W. Panther Way – at the Midway ISD agricultural barn. The suspect has since been arrested.More >>
    On July 31, 2014 The Hewitt Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 10401 W. Panther Way – at the Midway ISD agricultural barn. The suspect has since been arrested.
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  • Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

    Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

    Friday, August 15 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-08-15 23:05:21 GMT
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to forceTravis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry's threat toveto of $3.7 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg's office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to...More >>
    AUSTIN (KXAN) – A grand jury has handed up an indictment against Gov. Rick Perry in connection with the investigation into an effort to forceTravis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign. At the center of the issue is a complaint about intimidation stemming from Perry's threat toveto of $3.7 million in state funding to the Public Integrity Unit run by Lehmberg's office. The threat came after she pleaded guilty to drunk driving and served a 45-day sentence; Perry called on her to...More >>
  • ESPN Central Texas Challenges Nikki, Pierre In Ice Bucket Challenge

    ESPN Central Texas Challenges Nikki, Pierre In Ice Bucket Challenge

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:53:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Well, we knew it was coming.Some of our anchors at KCEN were challenged for the Ice Bucket Challenge.On Friday, Paul Catalina from ESPN Central Texas took the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged KCEN Anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Well, we knew it was coming.Some of our anchors at KCEN were challenged for the Ice Bucket Challenge.On Friday, Paul Catalina from ESPN Central Texas took the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged KCEN Anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge...More >>
  • Officers Arrest Central Texas Man in Stolen Vehicle

    Officers Arrest Central Texas Man in Stolen Vehicle

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:16:08 GMT
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...More >>
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...More >>
  • Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

    Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:37:32 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly continues to send out positive comments regarding his recovery from Ebola while in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Friday afternoon, the Fort Worth doctor released a statement that said he's "recovering in every way.""I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," he said. "I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body.""There are still a few hurdles to clear...More >>
    Dr. Kent Brantly continues to send out positive comments regarding his recovery from Ebola while in isolation at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Friday afternoon, the Fort Worth doctor released a statement that said he's "recovering in every way.""I thank God for the healthcare team here who is giving me compassionate, world-class care," he said. "I am more grateful every day to the Lord for sparing my life and continuing to heal my body.""There are still a few hurdles to clear...More >>
  • Man Arrested After Robbing Waco Store

    Man Arrested After Robbing Waco Store

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:16:33 GMT
    An armed robbery suspect is in a Central Texas jail on Friday after being arrested in north Texas.Twenty-four-year-old Chase Goeke is accused of robbing Waco's Harbor Freight Tools at gunpoint in mid-July.Police say Goeke and another suspect led Falls County deputies on an hours-long chase by car and on foot a week later. The two managed to get away and Goeke was arrested in Tarrant County not long after on a separate charge. An arrest affidavit says he pointed a gun at a clerk at t...More >>
    An armed robbery suspect is in a Central Texas jail on Friday after being arrested in north Texas.Twenty-four-year-old Chase Goeke is accused of robbing Waco's Harbor Freight Tools at gunpoint in mid-July.Police say Goeke and another suspect led Falls County deputies on an hours-long chase by car and on foot a week later. The two managed to get away and Goeke was arrested in Tarrant County not long after on a separate charge. An arrest affidavit says he pointed a gun at a clerk at t...More >>
  • Europe Closes Lower on Reports of Russia Incursion Effects U.S. Markets

    Europe Closes Lower on Reports of Russia Incursion Effects U.S. Markets

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:43:41 GMT
    European stock markets pared some losses but closed down on Friday, after reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.More >>
    European stock markets pared some losses but closed down on Friday, after reports that Ukrainian troops had destroyed part of a military unit entering from Russia.More >>
  • Sheriffs Say No Police State in Bell County

    Sheriffs Say No Police State in Bell County

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-08-15 03:54:03 GMT
    (KCEN) –Guns pointed at protestors, tear gas fired near journalists and armored vehicles blocking roads are just some of the images that have come out of Ferguson, Missouri the last few days. The Ferguson Police Department, like thousands of agencies across the country, is utilizing the same equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there are concerns that the police are becoming too militarized. Lieutenant Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Department, says the department does have ...More >>
    (KCEN) –Guns pointed at protestors, tear gas fired near journalists and armored vehicles blocking roads are just some of the images that have come out of Ferguson, Missouri the last few days. The Ferguson Police Department, like thousands of agencies across the country, is utilizing the same equipment used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there are concerns that the police are becoming too militarized. Lieutenant Donnie Adams of the Bell County Sheriff's Department, says the department does have ...More >>
  • Waco Police Find Cop's Badge 15 Years After Death, Give it to His Namesake

    Waco Police Find Cop's Badge 15 Years After Death, Give it to His Namesake

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:39:14 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It was a mystery no one even knew existed. And now, more than a decade later, it's been solved. At first Waco Police officers weren't sure what to make of the badge they found in a suspect's house. They didn't even know if it was real. But it didn't take them long to figure it out.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It was a mystery no one even knew existed. And now, more than a decade later, it's been solved. At first Waco Police officers weren't sure what to make of the badge they found in a suspect's house. They didn't even know if it was real. But it didn't take them long to figure it out.More >>
  • Temple Drowning Victim Identified

    Temple Drowning Victim Identified

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:01:15 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police have released the name of the victim who drown in a Temple apartment pool on Wednesday.Forty-four-year-old Ruthie Murphree was found at 4:00 on Wednesday.First responders say they found Murphree's body at the bottom of the Twin Oaks Apartments' pool.After investigating and questioning neighbors, police believe this is simply an accidental drowning. They have no reason to suspect any suspicious activity.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Police have released the name of the victim who drown in a Temple apartment pool on Wednesday.Forty-four-year-old Ruthie Murphree was found at 4:00 on Wednesday.First responders say they found Murphree's body at the bottom of the Twin Oaks Apartments' pool.After investigating and questioning neighbors, police believe this is simply an accidental drowning. They have no reason to suspect any suspicious activity.More >>
  • Killeen Man Arrested After Attempting To Kidnap Daughter

    Killeen Man Arrested After Attempting To Kidnap Daughter

    Thursday, August 14 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:54:03 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested after he tried to kidnap his daughter in Killeen.According to an affidavit, Edgar Bradshaw Jr. admitted to trying to kidnap his adult daughter on Sunday.In a backpack belonging to Bradshaw, police found things like duct tape, zip ties, a metal chain, and padlocks.The attempted kidnapping took place at a home in the 1500 block of Julie Jaquelin.A bystander, who lives two doors down from the victim, says Bradshaw was wearing all black when he witnessed the attempted...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested after he tried to kidnap his daughter in Killeen.According to an affidavit, Edgar Bradshaw Jr. admitted to trying to kidnap his adult daughter on Sunday.In a backpack belonging to Bradshaw, police found things like duct tape, zip ties, a metal chain, and padlocks.The attempted kidnapping took place at a home in the 1500 block of Julie Jaquelin.A bystander, who lives two doors down from the victim, says Bradshaw was wearing all black when he witnessed the attempted...More >>
  • Beaumont Church's Former Music Director Charged With 2 Counts of Sexual Assault Of A Child

    Beaumont Church's Former Music Director Charged With 2 Counts of Sexual Assault Of A Child

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 19:20:24 GMT
    A former music director of a Beaumont Methodist church has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to a report by KMBT 12News.Garrett Adam Kyler, 24, is facing two counts, one out of Rockwall County and a second out of Dallas County. The Texas Rangers arrested Kyler and booked him into the Jefferson County Jail. He was released after posting $100,000 bond on each charge.Kyler is a former director of Worship and Technical Arts at Wesley United Methodist Ch...More >>
    A former music director of a Beaumont Methodist church has been charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child, according to a report by KMBT 12News.Garrett Adam Kyler, 24, is facing two counts, one out of Rockwall County and a second out of Dallas County. The Texas Rangers arrested Kyler and booked him into the Jefferson County Jail. He was released after posting $100,000 bond on each charge.Kyler is a former director of Worship and Technical Arts at Wesley United Methodist Ch...More >>
  • Students Spend Summer Break Helping West

    Students Spend Summer Break Helping West

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:07 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:07:48 GMT
    (KCEN) -- More than a year has passed since the West fertilizer plant explosion and there's still a lot to do.Some estimate the damage total comes to more than $100 million. However, they've made progress this summer with the help of 21 students who proudly call West home. Hannah Uptmore recently scrubbed off the red "X" that once marked a home as evacuated, a symbol of the slow, but steady progress being made in West. "It's like, we're gonna help you get back in here after you've been out fo...More >>
    (KCEN) -- More than a year has passed since the West fertilizer plant explosion and there's still a lot to do.Some estimate the damage total comes to more than $100 million. However, they've made progress this summer with the help of 21 students who proudly call West home. Hannah Uptmore recently scrubbed off the red "X" that once marked a home as evacuated, a symbol of the slow, but steady progress being made in West. "It's like, we're gonna help you get back in here after you've been out fo...More >>
  • Local Kid Makes It To Golf World Championship

    Local Kid Makes It To Golf World Championship

    Thursday, August 14 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-14 17:52:48 GMT
    A local kid makes it to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.Corbin Null is a third grade student at Spring Valley Elementary in Hewitt.After competing in eight tournaments during the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Tour, he earned enough points in his age group to be crowned "Player of the Year."He was then invited to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. There, he tied for 60th out of 142 eight year olds.“It was a wonderful experience for Corbin to get...More >>
    A local kid makes it to the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship.Corbin Null is a third grade student at Spring Valley Elementary in Hewitt.After competing in eight tournaments during the U.S. Kids Golf Spring Tour, he earned enough points in his age group to be crowned "Player of the Year."He was then invited to play in the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina. There, he tied for 60th out of 142 eight year olds.“It was a wonderful experience for Corbin to get...More >>
  • Teen Runaway Hides Out in Texas Walmart for Days

    Teen Runaway Hides Out in Texas Walmart for Days

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-14 16:57:55 GMT
    There in the baby section, behind boxes of strollers, was a 14-year-old boy with a secret.The runaway had made the 24-hour Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, his getaway hideout.For what may have been more than two days in July, he roamed the store unnoticed. When he was tired, he'd lay down in his hidden cubby and sleep while shoppers were unaware the runaway was back there.Police had been looking for the boy, who was visiting his aunt in the town about an hour's drive south of Dallas, fo...More >>
    There in the baby section, behind boxes of strollers, was a 14-year-old boy with a secret.The runaway had made the 24-hour Walmart in Corsicana, Texas, his getaway hideout.For what may have been more than two days in July, he roamed the store unnoticed. When he was tired, he'd lay down in his hidden cubby and sleep while shoppers were unaware the runaway was back there.Police had been looking for the boy, who was visiting his aunt in the town about an hour's drive south of Dallas, fo...More >>
  • Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Central Texas

    Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile in Central Texas

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:33:58 GMT
    Mosquitoes captured in Central Texas have tested positive for West Nile.On Monday, August 4, mosquitoes that were collected by the Brazos County Health Department tested positive for West Nile Virus.The positive mosquito site was at the Texas AM UniversityGolf Course.This is the first positive West Nile Virus case in Brazos County in this year.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters,buckets...More >>
    Mosquitoes captured in Central Texas have tested positive for West Nile.On Monday, August 4, mosquitoes that were collected by the Brazos County Health Department tested positive for West Nile Virus.The positive mosquito site was at the Texas AM UniversityGolf Course.This is the first positive West Nile Virus case in Brazos County in this year.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters,buckets...More >>
  • This Might Be The New iPhone 6

    This Might Be The New iPhone 6

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:54:08 GMT

    New photos surface claimed to be of iPhone 6 shell.

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    New photos surface claimed to be of iPhone 6 shell.

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  • Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:38:46 GMT
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...More >>
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...More >>
  • Waco Churches Picking Up Pieces

    Waco Churches Picking Up Pieces

    Thursday, August 14 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-14 04:07:46 GMT
    (KCEN)— It should come as no surprise that Bishop Michael Outland was preaching Saturday night when a truck crashed into his Greater Christian Tabernacle Church. “The phone just kept ringing, kept ringing,” said Bishop Outland. “Finally someone Facebooked me that there's a truck inside your church.” When the preacher finally made it inside, he was amazed at the wreckage an alleged drunk driver and his truck caused. “The only thing that stopped it was the pulpit and the organ.” A path of dest...More >>
    (KCEN)— It should come as no surprise that Bishop Michael Outland was preaching Saturday night when a truck crashed into his Greater Christian Tabernacle Church. “The phone just kept ringing, kept ringing,” said Bishop Outland. “Finally someone Facebooked me that there's a truck inside your church.” When the preacher finally made it inside, he was amazed at the wreckage an alleged drunk driver and his truck caused. “The only thing that stopped it was the pulpit and the organ.” A path of dest...More >>
  • Man Arrested after Police Find 1.5 kilos of Cocaine in Car

    Man Arrested after Police Find 1.5 kilos of Cocaine in Car

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:45:03 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One man was arrested after police found a kilo and a half of cocaine in his car in Hill County.At 10:30 on Thursday, police pulled over a man on I-35E near mile maker 375.Police said that they realized the man seemed to be hiding something, so they received permission to search his car.In the back of the man's SUV, they found a kilo and a half of cocaine.Police arrested the man and brought him in for questioning.More >>
    (KCEN) -- One man was arrested after police found a kilo and a half of cocaine in his car in Hill County.At 10:30 on Thursday, police pulled over a man on I-35E near mile maker 375.Police said that they realized the man seemed to be hiding something, so they received permission to search his car.In the back of the man's SUV, they found a kilo and a half of cocaine.Police arrested the man and brought him in for questioning.More >>
  • 'A True Fighting Spirit': Baylor Student Critically Injured in Crash Heads to Rehab

    'A True Fighting Spirit': Baylor Student Critically Injured in Crash Heads to Rehab

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 20:50:07 GMT
    (KCEN) A big step toward recovery came Wednesday for a Baylor student critically injured in a fatal car crash last month. Megan Ritzi, 18, was released from Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple early Wednesday afternoon.More >>
    (KCEN) A big step toward recovery came Wednesday for a Baylor student critically injured in a fatal car crash last month. Megan Ritzi, 18, was released from Scott and White Memorial Hospital in Temple early Wednesday afternoon.More >>
  • Midway ISD Superintendent Defends School Ratings After Parents Raise Concerns

    Midway ISD Superintendent Defends School Ratings After Parents Raise Concerns

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:14:51 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's a local school district that's widely regarded for its excellence, but new reports show Midway ISD's scores are falling below the district's usual stellar performance.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's a local school district that's widely regarded for its excellence, but new reports show Midway ISD's scores are falling below the district's usual stellar performance.
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  • Local Investigators Bust Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation, Arrest One

    Local Investigators Bust Alleged Illegal Gambling Operation, Arrest One

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-13 19:04:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The manager of a local bar is under arrest after law enforcement officers say they found six illegal gambling machines, and more arrests will likely follow.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The manager of a local bar is under arrest after law enforcement officers say they found six illegal gambling machines, and more arrests will likely follow.More >>
  • Man Questioned After Multiple Grass Fires Start In Nolanville

    Man Questioned After Multiple Grass Fires Start In Nolanville

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-13 18:55:16 GMT
     There are reports of multiple grass fires in Nolanville...More >>
     There are reports of multiple grass fires in Nolanville...More >>
  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:50:57 GMT
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.More >>
    (KCEN) -- All four people involved in a fatal crash this morning are from the DFW area, and all are between 18 and 21 years old. A 21-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were killed when the 2003 Dodge truck they were in hit a tree.More >>
  • Temple Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Drowning

    Temple Police Investigating Wednesday Morning Drowning

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:28:24 GMT
    KCEN (Temple):Temple police were investigating an apparent drowning at the Twin Oaks apartment complex. More >>
    KCEN (Temple):Temple police were investigating an apparent drowning at the Twin Oaks apartment complex. More >>
  • Two People Dead After Shooting in Temple

    Two People Dead After Shooting in Temple

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:26:42 GMT
    Two people have been pronounced dead after a shooting on Tuesday night.At 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to a call about shots fire in the 1000 block of South 29th Street.When officers arrived, they located three subjects, one female and two males, each suffering from gunshot wounds.Officers also found a handgun in the possession of one of the men.When EMS arrived, the woman, 30-year-old Shamara Henry from Killeen, was pronounced dead at the scene.The two men were tak...More >>
    Two people have been pronounced dead after a shooting on Tuesday night.At 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, Temple Police responded to a call about shots fire in the 1000 block of South 29th Street.When officers arrived, they located three subjects, one female and two males, each suffering from gunshot wounds.Officers also found a handgun in the possession of one of the men.When EMS arrived, the woman, 30-year-old Shamara Henry from Killeen, was pronounced dead at the scene.The two men were tak...More >>
  • About Your Employer's Health Plan ... Expect To Pay More

    About Your Employer's Health Plan ... Expect To Pay More

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:36:13 GMT
    Get ready to become a better health-care consumer. More >>
    Get ready to become a better health-care consumer. More >>
  • Alligator Makes Surprise Appearance Outside Texas School

    Alligator Makes Surprise Appearance Outside Texas School

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-13 16:10:23 GMT
    An alligator of about four to five feet in length was found at a back door of Beck Jr. High School in Katy early Wednesday.A staff member found the gator around 7:20 a.m.Teachers and other staff are at the campus preparing for the upcoming school year, but class hasn't yet started.After about three hours, deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office used ties and a cover to capture the gator, which put up a brief fight.The alligator was then placed in the trunk of a patrol ca...More >>
    An alligator of about four to five feet in length was found at a back door of Beck Jr. High School in Katy early Wednesday.A staff member found the gator around 7:20 a.m.Teachers and other staff are at the campus preparing for the upcoming school year, but class hasn't yet started.After about three hours, deputies with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office used ties and a cover to capture the gator, which put up a brief fight.The alligator was then placed in the trunk of a patrol ca...More >>
  • Mange-Riddled Dogs Surrendered By Owner

    Mange-Riddled Dogs Surrendered By Owner

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:45:25 GMT
    Two dogs in Rosebud will need new homes after they were found riddled with mange...More >>
    Two dogs in Rosebud will need new homes after they were found riddled with mange...More >>
  • Liquor Sales Land On November Ballot In Copperas Cove

    Liquor Sales Land On November Ballot In Copperas Cove

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-13 14:42:34 GMT
    Liquor sales will be on the ballot this November in Copperas Cove...More >>
    Liquor sales will be on the ballot this November in Copperas Cove...More >>
  • Police Investigate Deadly Shooting In Temple

    Police Investigate Deadly Shooting In Temple

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-08-13 03:57:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Temple police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened at home Tuesday evening.Officers responded to the scene at about 7:30 pm located near the intersection the South 29th St. And West Ave. M.When they went inside the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds.One of was pronounced dead at the scene, the other two were taken to the hospital.Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and who pulled the trigger, but officers aren't searching...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Temple police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened at home Tuesday evening.Officers responded to the scene at about 7:30 pm located near the intersection the South 29th St. And West Ave. M.When they went inside the home, they found three people with gunshot wounds.One of was pronounced dead at the scene, the other two were taken to the hospital.Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the shooting and who pulled the trigger, but officers aren't searching...More >>
  • Temple Police Needs Your Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Temple Police Needs Your Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:55:19 GMT
    Temple Police need your help finding a man that robbed a 7-Eleven.On Wednesday, July 23, at 3:40 a.m., Temple Police responded to the 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of South 31st Street in reference to a robbery.When officers arrived, an employee said that a man entered the store, selected several items and started to exit.As the suspect was leaving, the employee walked back to the register and started to call the police.At this time, the clerk observed a second subject standing by the ...More >>
    Temple Police need your help finding a man that robbed a 7-Eleven.On Wednesday, July 23, at 3:40 a.m., Temple Police responded to the 7-Eleven in the 4100 block of South 31st Street in reference to a robbery.When officers arrived, an employee said that a man entered the store, selected several items and started to exit.As the suspect was leaving, the employee walked back to the register and started to call the police.At this time, the clerk observed a second subject standing by the ...More >>
  • Waco Police Enforce New Parking Ordinance

    Waco Police Enforce New Parking Ordinance

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:22:51 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Certain vehicles will no longer be able to park on Waco streets.?The Waco City Council recently enacted a city ordinance that will prohibit certain vehicles from parking on some Waco roads.Beginning September 1, owners of certain vehicles can no longer legally park vehicles on a street, alley or public right-of-way inside of residential districts.Some of the vehicles that will be prohibited include:Commercial vehiclesTrailersBoats and boat trailersTruck tractorRV'sHouse trailersFarm...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Certain vehicles will no longer be able to park on Waco streets.?The Waco City Council recently enacted a city ordinance that will prohibit certain vehicles from parking on some Waco roads.Beginning September 1, owners of certain vehicles can no longer legally park vehicles on a street, alley or public right-of-way inside of residential districts.Some of the vehicles that will be prohibited include:Commercial vehiclesTrailersBoats and boat trailersTruck tractorRV'sHouse trailersFarm...More >>
  • McLennan County Rolling Out Countywide Polling Places

    McLennan County Rolling Out Countywide Polling Places

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-08-12 18:08:59 GMT
    (KCEN) --McLennan County residents will have a new way of voting in future elections. The Commissioners' Court passed an order on Tuesday that will replace precincts with countywide vote centers. All the county needs now is approval from the state.There will be 40 polling places throughout the county, many of which have been used in the past, but now voters won't be bound to an assigned precinct. Ralph Patterson, Chairman of the McLennan CountyRepublican Party hopes the change will increase v...More >>
    (KCEN) --McLennan County residents will have a new way of voting in future elections. The Commissioners' Court passed an order on Tuesday that will replace precincts with countywide vote centers. All the county needs now is approval from the state.There will be 40 polling places throughout the county, many of which have been used in the past, but now voters won't be bound to an assigned precinct. Ralph Patterson, Chairman of the McLennan CountyRepublican Party hopes the change will increase v...More >>
  • Accused Central Texas Serial Rapist Arrested

    Accused Central Texas Serial Rapist Arrested

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-08-12 17:52:17 GMT
    A Texas man police call a serial rapist is facing new charges after another victim came forward. It was hard to prosecute the first case, because the victim did not want the stress of going through a trial. But this time, police and prosecutors think they have what they need to put him behind bars and keep him there.Five victims, with one thing in common; they all accuse Jordan Benford of sexually assaulted them."This is a guy that really needs to be put away," Police Chief Sean Mann...More >>
    A Texas man police call a serial rapist is facing new charges after another victim came forward. It was hard to prosecute the first case, because the victim did not want the stress of going through a trial. But this time, police and prosecutors think they have what they need to put him behind bars and keep him there.Five victims, with one thing in common; they all accuse Jordan Benford of sexually assaulted them."This is a guy that really needs to be put away," Police Chief Sean Mann...More >>
  • Job Openings Hit 4.7 Million in June, vs. 4.6 Million in May

    Job Openings Hit 4.7 Million in June, vs. 4.6 Million in May

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:40:48 GMT
    Job openings rose in June, hitting 4.7 million, up slightly from 4.6 million in the prior month. More >>
    Job openings rose in June, hitting 4.7 million, up slightly from 4.6 million in the prior month. More >>
  • Baylor University and Blinn College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

    Baylor University and Blinn College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:45 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:45:34 GMT
    Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions  More >>
    Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions  More >>
  • Local Builders Struggle Over the Summer as McLane Stadium Drains Workforce

    Local Builders Struggle Over the Summer as McLane Stadium Drains Workforce

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:52:23 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's a major construction project on the banks of the Brazos. So big, in fact, local contractors say it stunted their summer builds.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's a major construction project on the banks of the Brazos. So big, in fact, local contractors say it stunted their summer builds.More >>
  • Copperas Cove Man in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Child Multiple Times

    Copperas Cove Man in Jail for Sexually Assaulting a Child Multiple Times

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:52:22 GMT
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    A man from Copperas Cove was arrested on Monday for the continuous sexual abuse of a young child. 28-year-old William Shawll III is in the Coryell County Jail on $50,000 bond. Copperas Cove Police investigated a sexual assault incident with a child on Sunday.That investigation revealed Shawl has sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times over the span of a year. Shawl was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and was taken into custody without incident at the Cop...More >>
    A man from Copperas Cove was arrested on Monday for the continuous sexual abuse of a young child. 28-year-old William Shawll III is in the Coryell County Jail on $50,000 bond. Copperas Cove Police investigated a sexual assault incident with a child on Sunday.That investigation revealed Shawl has sexually assaulted a young girl multiple times over the span of a year. Shawl was charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Young Child and was taken into custody without incident at the Cop...More >>
  • UPDATE: 2 Killed, 4 Injured in Car Crash, Victims Identified

    UPDATE: 2 Killed, 4 Injured in Car Crash, Victims Identified

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:40:59 GMT
    Two people are dead and four injured after two pickup trucks crashed in Georgetown.The accident happened on Texas 195 around 9 this morning. According initial investigation, Georgetown police say a Chevrolet pickup driving southbound ran a red light and collided with a Ford pickup truck. Of the five people in the extended-cab Ford pickup two people were ejected from the vehicle and one was killed at the scene. The four who were injured in the vehicle were transported to Seton Medica...More >>
    Two people are dead and four injured after two pickup trucks crashed in Georgetown.The accident happened on Texas 195 around 9 this morning. According initial investigation, Georgetown police say a Chevrolet pickup driving southbound ran a red light and collided with a Ford pickup truck. Of the five people in the extended-cab Ford pickup two people were ejected from the vehicle and one was killed at the scene. The four who were injured in the vehicle were transported to Seton Medica...More >>
  • Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Aims to Wean China Off Ivory and Shark Fins

    Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming Aims to Wean China Off Ivory and Shark Fins

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:46:40 GMT
    BEIJING – Former NBA all-star center Yao Ming is now dishing out assists to much wilder targets. After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao returned to China and set out to end his homeland's traditional appetite for endangered and threatened animal products. As an ambassador for international conservation organization WildAid, Yao has campaigned to persuade his countrymen to give up the key ingredient in one of their traditional delicacies: shark–fin soup. The “I'm FINished with Fi...More >>
    BEIJING – Former NBA all-star center Yao Ming is now dishing out assists to much wilder targets. After retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2011, Yao returned to China and set out to end his homeland's traditional appetite for endangered and threatened animal products. As an ambassador for international conservation organization WildAid, Yao has campaigned to persuade his countrymen to give up the key ingredient in one of their traditional delicacies: shark–fin soup. The “I'm FINished with Fi...More >>
  • River Tuber Found Dead

    River Tuber Found Dead

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:38:57 GMT
     A San Marcos river tuber that had not been seen since Saturday has been found...More >>
     A San Marcos river tuber that had not been seen since Saturday has been found...More >>
  • Super Bear Marc Faber: A 'Rebound Is Underway'

    Super Bear Marc Faber: A 'Rebound Is Underway'

    Monday, August 11 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-11 13:58:26 GMT
    Perennial bear Marc Faber said Monday that markets have recovered from a "fully oversold" condition and a rebound in stocks was now underway, but warned that new highs in equities were unlikely. Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, told CNBC if new highs were reached, it would a result in just a "limited number of shares making new highs". "We had a significant correction in many shares, and as of [the] Thursday night close, th...More >>
    Perennial bear Marc Faber said Monday that markets have recovered from a "fully oversold" condition and a rebound in stocks was now underway, but warned that new highs in equities were unlikely. Faber, editor of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, told CNBC if new highs were reached, it would a result in just a "limited number of shares making new highs". "We had a significant correction in many shares, and as of [the] Thursday night close, th...More >>
  • Shoppers Expected to Save $83 Million During Tax Free Weekend

    Shoppers Expected to Save $83 Million During Tax Free Weekend

    Sunday, August 10 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-11 00:08:39 GMT
    (KCEN) --Tax free weekend is wrapping up in central Texas, with shoppers estimated to have saved nearly $83 million off of local and state sales tax.From August 8th to the 10th parents were able to buy most school clothes, supplies, back packs and shoes without having to pay sales tax, meaning they saved an average $8 off every $100 they purchased. "We save a little bit every year," Clayton Brooks said as he shopped for his five-year-old son. "You just wait for the weekend to come and knock i...More >>
    (KCEN) --Tax free weekend is wrapping up in central Texas, with shoppers estimated to have saved nearly $83 million off of local and state sales tax.From August 8th to the 10th parents were able to buy most school clothes, supplies, back packs and shoes without having to pay sales tax, meaning they saved an average $8 off every $100 they purchased. "We save a little bit every year," Clayton Brooks said as he shopped for his five-year-old son. "You just wait for the weekend to come and knock i...More >>
  • Man in jail after truck crashes into two churches

    Man in jail after truck crashes into two churches

    Sunday, August 10 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-08-10 21:47:26 GMT
    A truck crashed into Victory in Praise Worship Center and the Christian Tabernacle Holiness Church in Waco last night around 8:30. Waco Police responded to a wreck involving a 1995 white, Chevy Silverado and a 2006, black Chevy Impala and two buildings located at 1501 and 1516 Maple Ave. The Chevy Impala was turning on to Maple from N. 15th street. They Chevy Silverado was following too close to the Impala then lost control.The truck then veered into the parking lot of 1501 Maple Av...More >>
    A truck crashed into Victory in Praise Worship Center and the Christian Tabernacle Holiness Church in Waco last night around 8:30. Waco Police responded to a wreck involving a 1995 white, Chevy Silverado and a 2006, black Chevy Impala and two buildings located at 1501 and 1516 Maple Ave. The Chevy Impala was turning on to Maple from N. 15th street. They Chevy Silverado was following too close to the Impala then lost control.The truck then veered into the parking lot of 1501 Maple Av...More >>
  • Temple apartment catches on fire three times in one week

    Temple apartment catches on fire three times in one week

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:41:54 GMT
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    Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a fire that broke out at a vacant garage apartment in Temple on 1313 N. 2nd St. Friday night.  And that same apartment caught fire again Saturday morning.More >>
    Temple Fire and Rescue responded to a fire that broke out at a vacant garage apartment in Temple on 1313 N. 2nd St. Friday night.  And that same apartment caught fire again Saturday morning.More >>
  • Parents, Volunteers Start Waco Soccer League for Specials Needs Kids

    Parents, Volunteers Start Waco Soccer League for Specials Needs Kids

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:25:11 GMT
    (KCEN) --Parents working to give their special needs kids the same opportunities other kids get; that's the goal of a new soccer league in central Texas. It's called No Limitations, and there certainly aren't any for these kids.More >>
    (KCEN) --Parents working to give their special needs kids the same opportunities other kids get; that's the goal of a new soccer league in central Texas. It's called No Limitations, and there certainly aren't any for these kids.More >>
  • 25-Year-Old Killed In Rollover Crash

    25-Year-Old Killed In Rollover Crash

    Saturday, August 9 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-10 00:38:46 GMT
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    (KCEN)-- A man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Crawford. According to DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Chapman and Old Ranch Road. Wilson says the driver, 25-year-old Dillon Chase Davis of Eddy, lost control of his 2007 Dodge pickup and rolled over. Davis was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Belinda Summer. His body has been taken to the Waco mortuary.More >>
    (KCEN)-- A man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Crawford. According to DPS Trooper D.L. Wilson, the accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday near Chapman and Old Ranch Road. Wilson says the driver, 25-year-old Dillon Chase Davis of Eddy, lost control of his 2007 Dodge pickup and rolled over. Davis was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Belinda Summer. His body has been taken to the Waco mortuary.More >>
  • Man Wanted for Threatening Wife, Setting House on Fire Arrested

    Man Wanted for Threatening Wife, Setting House on Fire Arrested

    Saturday, August 9 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-08-09 19:51:00 GMT
    Bellmead Police arrested Shane Michael Springer a little after 6 p.m. Friday.Police had been searching for Springer earlier that day for assaulting his wife, then setting his house on fire. Springer was arrested without incident.He was served four felony warrants. The warrants were for Assault-Family violence-Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Attempted Sexual Assault and Arson. Each warrant has a pre-set bond amount of $250,000.More >>
    Bellmead Police arrested Shane Michael Springer a little after 6 p.m. Friday.Police had been searching for Springer earlier that day for assaulting his wife, then setting his house on fire. Springer was arrested without incident.He was served four felony warrants. The warrants were for Assault-Family violence-Strangulation, Unlawful Restraint, Attempted Sexual Assault and Arson. Each warrant has a pre-set bond amount of $250,000.More >>
  • Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Amber Alert Discontinued, Austin Child Safe After Standoff

    Saturday, August 9 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-09 15:55:19 GMT
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    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...More >>
    HARRIS CO. --An Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Cheyenne Infinity Johnson has been discontinued. An Amber Alert for the girl was issued Friday night by the Austin Police Dept. A 33-year-old man is in custody following a tense standoff this morning in northwest Harris County. It happened in the parking lot of a Petco at Highway 249 at Spring Cypress.The original Amber Alert stated Johnson was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue shorts. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wei...More >>
  • UPDATE: Waco Man Receives Only Minor Injuries After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Cliff

    UPDATE: Waco Man Receives Only Minor Injuries After Falling 50-60 Feet Off Cliff

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:24:16 GMT
    Police are at Cameron Park where there were reports of a man falling off a cliff. More >>
    Police are at Cameron Park where there were reports of a man falling off a cliff. More >>
  • Waco Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

    Waco Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting 4-Year-Old

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:01:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Waco man was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a child.Forty-five-year-old Leslie Coleman faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child.He was arrested after a 4-year-old girl claimed he touched her genitals and performed sexual acts on her. The victim was able to show the forensic interviewer a drawing where she was touched.Coleman was booked into the McLennan County Jail on Thursday.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A Waco man was arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a child.Forty-five-year-old Leslie Coleman faces up to 99 years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child.He was arrested after a 4-year-old girl claimed he touched her genitals and performed sexual acts on her. The victim was able to show the forensic interviewer a drawing where she was touched.Coleman was booked into the McLennan County Jail on Thursday.More >>
  • 8-Year-Old Texas Boy Shot By Cousin

    8-Year-Old Texas Boy Shot By Cousin

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:59:32 GMT
    An eight-year-old Texas boy is recovering after he was accidentally shot in the face by his cousin...More >>
    An eight-year-old Texas boy is recovering after he was accidentally shot in the face by his cousin...More >>
  • Texas Education Agency Releases Accountability Ratings

    Texas Education Agency Releases Accountability Ratings

    Friday, August 8 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-08 20:35:55 GMT
    The Texas Education Agency released their 2014 accountability ratings on Friday, and ten Waco schools on the list need improvements...More >>
    The Texas Education Agency released their 2014 accountability ratings on Friday, and ten Waco schools on the list need improvements...More >>
  • "Stuff the Bus" Event Helps Students with Supplies

    "Stuff the Bus" Event Helps Students with Supplies

    Friday, August 8 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-08 17:54:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The back-to-school rush is in full swing and most parents count on spending a few bucks for supplies, but for some families, the cost is too high. Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas hosted an event on Friday morning to help these families.Venee Hummel of Communities in Schools says the annual "Stuff the Bus" event collects all of the essentials, so students can go back feeling prepared. "School supplies are expensive, school uniforms are expensive," Hummel said. "...for fa...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The back-to-school rush is in full swing and most parents count on spending a few bucks for supplies, but for some families, the cost is too high. Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas hosted an event on Friday morning to help these families.Venee Hummel of Communities in Schools says the annual "Stuff the Bus" event collects all of the essentials, so students can go back feeling prepared. "School supplies are expensive, school uniforms are expensive," Hummel said. "...for fa...More >>
  • Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August

    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:23:57 GMT
    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August!WHAT: Are you ready for some football?! Add a furry team member to your squad just in time for football season! Texas Humane Heroes invites community members adopt an adult cat or dog for 50% off August 12 - 17. All adoptable animals are spay/neutered, microchipped, and current on basic vaccinations. Be a hero… Adopt!WHO: Texas Humane Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979, w...More >>
    Texas Humane Heroes Hosts its Half-Price Adoption Promotion this August!WHAT: Are you ready for some football?! Add a furry team member to your squad just in time for football season! Texas Humane Heroes invites community members adopt an adult cat or dog for 50% off August 12 - 17. All adoptable animals are spay/neutered, microchipped, and current on basic vaccinations. Be a hero… Adopt!WHO: Texas Humane Heroes is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1979, w...More >>
  • Police Looking For Bellmead Man That Assaults Wife, Sets Home On Fire

    Police Looking For Bellmead Man That Assaults Wife, Sets Home On Fire

    Friday, August 8 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-08 16:15:55 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police are looking for a Bellmead man that assaulted his wife, threatened to kill her and then set their house on fire.It all happened early Friday morning.Bellmead Police received a call at 12:58 a.m. regarding assault family violence.When they arrived, police found flames coming from the house.Police say the victim stated that her husband physically assaulted her, threatened to kill her and burn their house down.Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but there was extensive ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Police are looking for a Bellmead man that assaulted his wife, threatened to kill her and then set their house on fire.It all happened early Friday morning.Bellmead Police received a call at 12:58 a.m. regarding assault family violence.When they arrived, police found flames coming from the house.Police say the victim stated that her husband physically assaulted her, threatened to kill her and burn their house down.Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire, but there was extensive ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders After Standoff In Killeen

    UPDATE: Suspect Surrenders After Standoff In Killeen

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:21:16 GMT
    Police are currently working a standoff situation in Killeen...More >>
    Police are currently working a standoff situation in Killeen...More >>
  • Waco Food Truck Business Booms in Last Year; Diners Wonder What's Next

    Waco Food Truck Business Booms in Last Year; Diners Wonder What's Next

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:20:36 GMT
    (KCEN) --It's a new way to dine out that's popping up all over the country, and now Waco is seeing a recent surge in food trucks. A year ago, downtown was devoid of these rolling kitchens, but recently, several have rolled into town.More >>
    (KCEN) --It's a new way to dine out that's popping up all over the country, and now Waco is seeing a recent surge in food trucks. A year ago, downtown was devoid of these rolling kitchens, but recently, several have rolled into town.More >>
  • Local Man Arrested For Inappropriately Touching A Child

    Local Man Arrested For Inappropriately Touching A Child

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:19:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A McLennan County man is accused of inappropriately touching a child.Jesus Ruiz is charged with Indecency With A Child. Police say the charges stem from an incident in January of 2011 in which the victim stated she was inappropriately touched by Ruiz. The victim said that when she was living with him, he would make her go into the bedroom and pull her pants down and lay down on the bed. Ruiz would then check her genital area with his hand.The victim also stated that he would look at...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A McLennan County man is accused of inappropriately touching a child.Jesus Ruiz is charged with Indecency With A Child. Police say the charges stem from an incident in January of 2011 in which the victim stated she was inappropriately touched by Ruiz. The victim said that when she was living with him, he would make her go into the bedroom and pull her pants down and lay down on the bed. Ruiz would then check her genital area with his hand.The victim also stated that he would look at...More >>
  • UPDATE: Two Toddlers Rescued On Local Highway, Mother And Grandmother Arrested

    UPDATE: Two Toddlers Rescued On Local Highway, Mother And Grandmother Arrested

    Thursday, August 7 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-07 21:04:20 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two toddlers were rescued after being nearly hit on a Cameron road on Tuesday afternoon.On Tuesday at 12:09 p.m., the Cameron Police received a call of two two-year-olds running down the inside lane of the 900 block of U.S. 190.Police say that there was no adult in sight.Traffic was dodging the children on the highway. According to a witness, an 18-wheeler locked its brakes and missed the children by less than a foot.James Blair Jr. witnessed the near miss and immediately ran into t...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Two toddlers were rescued after being nearly hit on a Cameron road on Tuesday afternoon.On Tuesday at 12:09 p.m., the Cameron Police received a call of two two-year-olds running down the inside lane of the 900 block of U.S. 190.Police say that there was no adult in sight.Traffic was dodging the children on the highway. According to a witness, an 18-wheeler locked its brakes and missed the children by less than a foot.James Blair Jr. witnessed the near miss and immediately ran into t...More >>
  • Temple Kid Buys Pizza With Dad's Credit Card, Leaves Cutest Receipt Ever

    Temple Kid Buys Pizza With Dad's Credit Card, Leaves Cutest Receipt Ever

    Thursday, August 7 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 20:09:07 GMT
    Jewel Cowart deals with credit card receipts all day in her job as a cashier at Domino's Pizza, but one customer's signature last week managed to melt her heart."This child walked into the store with as much confidence as an adult," Cowart, 16, told TODAY.com of a little kid who came into the Domino's in Temple, Texas, where she works.The bold little boy, who was accompanied by his father, was actually something of a regular."He smiled and said to me, 'I'm here to pick up an order ...More >>
    Jewel Cowart deals with credit card receipts all day in her job as a cashier at Domino's Pizza, but one customer's signature last week managed to melt her heart."This child walked into the store with as much confidence as an adult," Cowart, 16, told TODAY.com of a little kid who came into the Domino's in Temple, Texas, where she works.The bold little boy, who was accompanied by his father, was actually something of a regular."He smiled and said to me, 'I'm here to pick up an order ...More >>
  • Chikungunya Positively Identified In Texas Mosquito

    Chikungunya Positively Identified In Texas Mosquito

    Thursday, August 7 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-08-07 18:20:28 GMT
    The chikungunya virus has been positively confirmed in a mosquito in Texas...More >>
    The chikungunya virus has been positively confirmed in a mosquito in Texas...More >>
  • Local SWAT Teams Brush Up On Training

    Local SWAT Teams Brush Up On Training

    Thursday, August 7 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-07 17:36:19 GMT
    (KCEN) --When police need help, they call SWAT. That's just one reason why Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department says training is critical.Theyconducted exercises with Woodway Public Safety on Thursday morning.Scenarios included an active shooter situation at Waco Montessori School, where staff members were role players.Whilethe training is to ensure SWAT teams are prepared for anything, Waco Montessori School principal Shirley Jansing says her staff members benefit from it as we...More >>
    (KCEN) --When police need help, they call SWAT. That's just one reason why Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department says training is critical.Theyconducted exercises with Woodway Public Safety on Thursday morning.Scenarios included an active shooter situation at Waco Montessori School, where staff members were role players.Whilethe training is to ensure SWAT teams are prepared for anything, Waco Montessori School principal Shirley Jansing says her staff members benefit from it as we...More >>
  • Revision Made to Proposed Plant Regulations

    Revision Made to Proposed Plant Regulations

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:26:34 GMT
     Making sure a disaster like the West fertilizer plant explosion never happens again, that's the goal of the Texas House's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.Last month a bill was introduced that would bring sweeping changes to Texas, but after push back from Republicans, revisions have been made.This new draft calls for the creation of an advisory panel to make safety recommendations for the state, specifically regarding the storage of ammonium nitrate.The panel will feat...More >>
     Making sure a disaster like the West fertilizer plant explosion never happens again, that's the goal of the Texas House's Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee.Last month a bill was introduced that would bring sweeping changes to Texas, but after push back from Republicans, revisions have been made.This new draft calls for the creation of an advisory panel to make safety recommendations for the state, specifically regarding the storage of ammonium nitrate.The panel will feat...More >>
  • Body Found In House Fire Sent For ID

    Body Found In House Fire Sent For ID

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:54:56 GMT
    Officials are looking to identify a person killed in a house fire on Wednesday.On Wednesday, officials received a call about a house fire between Whitney and White Bluff.A deputy arrived to the house and found the home fully engulfed in flames.Officials say a body was spotted in the rear of the house.Hill County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that the body has now been seen to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for an ID.Police say that due to reports from the scene, arson is s...More >>
    Officials are looking to identify a person killed in a house fire on Wednesday.On Wednesday, officials received a call about a house fire between Whitney and White Bluff.A deputy arrived to the house and found the home fully engulfed in flames.Officials say a body was spotted in the rear of the house.Hill County Sheriff's Department said Thursday that the body has now been seen to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner for an ID.Police say that due to reports from the scene, arson is s...More >>
  • US Claims Tumble Below 300K; 4-Week Average Hits Lowest Since 2006

    US Claims Tumble Below 300K; 4-Week Average Hits Lowest Since 2006

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:08:51 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists po...More >>
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions.Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 1,000 more applications received than previously reported. Economists po...More >>
  • Baylor Student Out Of ICU, Listed As Fair Condition

    Baylor Student Out Of ICU, Listed As Fair Condition

    Thursday, August 7 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-07 13:52:59 GMT
    Megan Taylor Ritzi is now out of ICU and is listed in fair condition..More >>
    Megan Taylor Ritzi is now out of ICU and is listed in fair condition..More >>
  • Sex Offender Maps Show High Percentage of Child Sex Crimes in Central Texas

    Sex Offender Maps Show High Percentage of Child Sex Crimes in Central Texas

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-08-06 23:35:35 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're crimes most people can't understand: sexual crimes against children. And central Texas appears to have much higher concentrations of people who commit those crimes.More >>
    (KCEN) -- They're crimes most people can't understand: sexual crimes against children. And central Texas appears to have much higher concentrations of people who commit those crimes.More >>
  • New Charges For Capital Murder Suspect

    New Charges For Capital Murder Suspect

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:55:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The charges keep building for a capital murder suspect in Waco.Twenty-seven-year-old Todric McDonald adds aggravated assault to the long list of charges already against him.McDonald and 29-year-old Tony Olivarez are accused of firing multiple shots during an altercation with a 31-year-old man on May 12. This incident happened just five hours after McDonald allegedly shot and killed two men in an apartment at the intersection of 26th Street and Grim Avenue. McDonald also faces additi...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The charges keep building for a capital murder suspect in Waco.Twenty-seven-year-old Todric McDonald adds aggravated assault to the long list of charges already against him.McDonald and 29-year-old Tony Olivarez are accused of firing multiple shots during an altercation with a 31-year-old man on May 12. This incident happened just five hours after McDonald allegedly shot and killed two men in an apartment at the intersection of 26th Street and Grim Avenue. McDonald also faces additi...More >>
  • Overnight Fire At Local Restaurant

    Overnight Fire At Local Restaurant

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-06 19:24:02 GMT
    An overnight fire leaves extensive damage to a popular Mexican restaurant in Waco...More >>
    An overnight fire leaves extensive damage to a popular Mexican restaurant in Waco...More >>
  • Baylor Football Tickets Selling Out Fast

    Baylor Football Tickets Selling Out Fast

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-06 18:10:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The countdown to kickoff is underway and Baylor mania was in full swing on Wednesday morning.Single game tickets went on sale at 8:30 a.m., but fans were in line as early as Tuesday night.Baylor fan Tanner Fausnacht woke up anxious and willing to do whatever it takes. "Called and couldn't get an answer," Fausnacht said. "The website was of course down, so I decided just to come up here."Most people waited about an hour, but fans who got to the ticket office early were the lucky ones...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The countdown to kickoff is underway and Baylor mania was in full swing on Wednesday morning.Single game tickets went on sale at 8:30 a.m., but fans were in line as early as Tuesday night.Baylor fan Tanner Fausnacht woke up anxious and willing to do whatever it takes. "Called and couldn't get an answer," Fausnacht said. "The website was of course down, so I decided just to come up here."Most people waited about an hour, but fans who got to the ticket office early were the lucky ones...More >>
  • Serial Baby Killer Scheduled For Freedom In Texas

    Serial Baby Killer Scheduled For Freedom In Texas

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 1:41 PM EDT2014-08-06 17:41:41 GMT
    A homicidal nurse believed responsible for killing dozens of babies is scheduled for release from the Texas prison system where she was sentenced to serve 99 years.Genene Jones, now 64, was sentenced in 1985 for killing a 15-month-old girl. She later was convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term.Prosecutors believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at hospitals where she worked in Kerrvill...More >>
    A homicidal nurse believed responsible for killing dozens of babies is scheduled for release from the Texas prison system where she was sentenced to serve 99 years.Genene Jones, now 64, was sentenced in 1985 for killing a 15-month-old girl. She later was convicted in another attempted homicide and sentenced to a concurrent 60-year term.Prosecutors believe she may have been responsible for the deaths of more than 40 infants at hospitals where she worked in Kerrvill...More >>
  • Over A Pound Of Heroin Found In Central Texas Traffic Stop

    Over A Pound Of Heroin Found In Central Texas Traffic Stop

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-08-06 15:52:42 GMT
    A San Antonio woman is in jail after being caught with a pound of heroin in McLennan County.Thirty-seven-year-old Melissa Williams was pulled over for speeding in Bruceville-Eddy on Monday. When cops approached the car, they say there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from it.Williams and a passenger both confessed to having weed and paraphernalia that included a crack pipe. A K9 dog then alerted officers who searched the car and found over a pound of heroin with a street value...More >>
    A San Antonio woman is in jail after being caught with a pound of heroin in McLennan County.Thirty-seven-year-old Melissa Williams was pulled over for speeding in Bruceville-Eddy on Monday. When cops approached the car, they say there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from it.Williams and a passenger both confessed to having weed and paraphernalia that included a crack pipe. A K9 dog then alerted officers who searched the car and found over a pound of heroin with a street value...More >>
  • Former Daycare Provider Tells Parents What To Watch For

    Former Daycare Provider Tells Parents What To Watch For

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:43 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Back in July, a local mother was shocked to find out her daughter's daycare had compliance issues with the state. Now, a former daycare provider in Killeen is speaking out, agreeing that there may be more than meets the eye inside your child's daycare."It's something to just keep in mind," Petra Polite says. "It doesn't mean they're not a good daycare or the teachers aren't good, but there are some things that you should at least have an eye on."Polite says to drop in unannounced fr...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Back in July, a local mother was shocked to find out her daughter's daycare had compliance issues with the state. Now, a former daycare provider in Killeen is speaking out, agreeing that there may be more than meets the eye inside your child's daycare."It's something to just keep in mind," Petra Polite says. "It doesn't mean they're not a good daycare or the teachers aren't good, but there are some things that you should at least have an eye on."Polite says to drop in unannounced fr...More >>
  • 16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:28 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A local mom who asked to remain anonymous is outraged by a child care center in Killeen. "It seemed like a loving environment. They greeted me, they greeted my daughter," she said about Kids of the King daycare in Killeen. Within weeks, she started seeing things she didn't like during drop-off and pick-up. "I would notice that there were kids everywhere, twenty kids running around, all different ages." After doing research, she was shocked to find out the daycare was investigated b...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A local mom who asked to remain anonymous is outraged by a child care center in Killeen. "It seemed like a loving environment. They greeted me, they greeted my daughter," she said about Kids of the King daycare in Killeen. Within weeks, she started seeing things she didn't like during drop-off and pick-up. "I would notice that there were kids everywhere, twenty kids running around, all different ages." After doing research, she was shocked to find out the daycare was investigated b...More >>
  • America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

    America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-08-06 13:58:27 GMT
    Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll. The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 pe...More >>
    Two words sum up the mood of the nation: Fed up. Six in 10 Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the U.S. economy, more than 70 percent believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, and nearly 80 percent are down on the country’s political system, according to the latest NBC News / Wall Street Journal poll. The frustration carries over to the nation’s political leaders, with President Barack Obama’s overall approval rating hitting a new low at 40 percent, and a mere 14 pe...More >>
  • Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As Assistant Coach

    Spurs Hire Becky Hammon As Assistant Coach

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-05 19:30:41 GMT
    There's a reason the San Antonio Spurs are one of best organizations in the NBA.Tuesday, the team named Becky Hammon an assistant coach, making her the first female paid by an NBA team to be an assistant."I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to ...More >>
    There's a reason the San Antonio Spurs are one of best organizations in the NBA.Tuesday, the team named Becky Hammon an assistant coach, making her the first female paid by an NBA team to be an assistant."I very much look forward to the addition of Becky Hammon to our staff," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said in a statement. "Having observed her working with our team this past season, I'm confident her basketball IQ, work ethic and interpersonal skills will be a great benefit to ...More >>
  • Waco City Council Considers Pedicabs

    Waco City Council Considers Pedicabs

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-08-05 18:23:42 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There could soon be a new way of getting around downtown Waco. The city council will vote on a pedicab proposal Tuesday evening. It's already a hip way of traveling in bigger cities, but the trailer-towing bicycles could help with game day traffic when football season kicks off at McLane Stadium. Megan Henderson of the Downtown Waco Development Corporation says they analyzed Austin's success with pedicabs to create the right regulations. "They've got a very exhaustive pedicab appro...More >>
    (KCEN) -- There could soon be a new way of getting around downtown Waco. The city council will vote on a pedicab proposal Tuesday evening. It's already a hip way of traveling in bigger cities, but the trailer-towing bicycles could help with game day traffic when football season kicks off at McLane Stadium. Megan Henderson of the Downtown Waco Development Corporation says they analyzed Austin's success with pedicabs to create the right regulations. "They've got a very exhaustive pedicab appro...More >>
  • Couple Forced to Move After Finding Out Rental House Has No Permanent Water Line

    Couple Forced to Move After Finding Out Rental House Has No Permanent Water Line

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-05 16:20:43 GMT
    (KCEN) --Imagine living without running water. That's the reality a couple in Lorena is facing, just a month after moving in. And now, they have to find a new place to live.More >>
    (KCEN) --Imagine living without running water. That's the reality a couple in Lorena is facing, just a month after moving in. And now, they have to find a new place to live.More >>
  • Charlie Strong Took The Longhorn Logos Off His Players' Helmets

    Charlie Strong Took The Longhorn Logos Off His Players' Helmets

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:23:57 GMT
    Charlie Strong’s offseason motto for the Longhorns has been “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” And he’s meant it. He prohibited players from throwing up the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign with their hands, saying they had to earn it. He’s made them walk the half-mile to practice instead of taking a bus like they used to under Mack Brown. And he’s even stripped the longhorns off their helmets.When players arrived for the first day of practice on Monday, their helmets were solid white. The oran...More >>
    Charlie Strong’s offseason motto for the Longhorns has been “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” And he’s meant it. He prohibited players from throwing up the “Hook ‘Em Horns” sign with their hands, saying they had to earn it. He’s made them walk the half-mile to practice instead of taking a bus like they used to under Mack Brown. And he’s even stripped the longhorns off their helmets.When players arrived for the first day of practice on Monday, their helmets were solid white. The oran...More >>
  • San Saba Man Dead After Hit By Car

    San Saba Man Dead After Hit By Car

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:32:33 GMT
    One person is dead after being struck by a car in San Saba.At 9 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an accident in the 1000 block of North High Street where a man had been hit by a car.When officers arrived, they found that a man lying on the west side of the road.Officers called for an ambulance but seconds later the man succumbed to his injuries.Witnesses say that the man had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident and that he was not looking when he walked into the roa...More >>
    One person is dead after being struck by a car in San Saba.At 9 p.m. on Saturday, officers were called to an accident in the 1000 block of North High Street where a man had been hit by a car.When officers arrived, they found that a man lying on the west side of the road.Officers called for an ambulance but seconds later the man succumbed to his injuries.Witnesses say that the man had been consuming alcohol prior to the accident and that he was not looking when he walked into the roa...More >>
  • Waco Babysitter Arrested For Indecency With A Child

    Waco Babysitter Arrested For Indecency With A Child

    Monday, August 4 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-04 18:19:08 GMT
    One man is in jail after inappropriately touching a child while he was babysitting her in Waco.On Saturday night, officers responded to a call of a family saying their babysitter had inappropriately touched their child.Fifty-six-year-old Steve Edward Perkins was left to babysit two children on Saturday night.When the parents returned, one daughter, who was less than ten years of age, said that Perkins touched her under her shirt and bra and was fondling her.Perkins, who had been sta...More >>
    One man is in jail after inappropriately touching a child while he was babysitting her in Waco.On Saturday night, officers responded to a call of a family saying their babysitter had inappropriately touched their child.Fifty-six-year-old Steve Edward Perkins was left to babysit two children on Saturday night.When the parents returned, one daughter, who was less than ten years of age, said that Perkins touched her under her shirt and bra and was fondling her.Perkins, who had been sta...More >>
  • Accident Sends One To Hospital, Closes Roads in Temple

    Accident Sends One To Hospital, Closes Roads in Temple

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:59:44 GMT
    One person was sent to the hospital after an accident on Highway 317 in Temple Monday morning...More >>
    One person was sent to the hospital after an accident on Highway 317 in Temple Monday morning...More >>
  • Shigellosis Cases On The Rise In McLennan County

    Shigellosis Cases On The Rise In McLennan County

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:32:56 GMT
    Shigellosis cases are on the rise in McLennan County.According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, since June, they have had 84 cases this year, with half of those cases occurring within the last two months. There were only 27 cases in 2013.Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to th...More >>
    Shigellosis cases are on the rise in McLennan County.According to the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, since June, they have had 84 cases this year, with half of those cases occurring within the last two months. There were only 27 cases in 2013.Shigellosis is an infectious disease caused by a group of bacteria called Shigella. Most people who are infected with Shigella develop diarrhea, fever, vomiting and stomach cramps starting a day or two after they are exposed to th...More >>
  • Part of Texas Abortion Law Back in Court

    Part of Texas Abortion Law Back in Court

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:01:13 GMT
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Part of Texas's tough abortion law is facing a test before a federal judge this week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments starting Monday about a provision of the law requiring abortion providers to meet standards of ambulatory surgical centers. That provision is set to take effect Sept. 1.It requires facilities to have accommodations such as larger operating rooms and a sterile ventilation system.Lawyers with the state Attorney General's office will argue the ...More >>
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Part of Texas's tough abortion law is facing a test before a federal judge this week. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel will hear arguments starting Monday about a provision of the law requiring abortion providers to meet standards of ambulatory surgical centers. That provision is set to take effect Sept. 1.It requires facilities to have accommodations such as larger operating rooms and a sterile ventilation system.Lawyers with the state Attorney General's office will argue the ...More >>
  • Obama Says CEOs Should Quit Complaining: Economist

    Obama Says CEOs Should Quit Complaining: Economist

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:47:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that chief executive officers should stop complaining about regulat...More >>
    President Barack Obama said corporate America has done well under his economic policies, telling the Economist magazine that chief executive officers should stop complaining about regulat...More >>
  • Benefit For West Woman Brings Entire Town Out

    Benefit For West Woman Brings Entire Town Out

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-08-04 04:19:11 GMT
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    (KCEN)—On April 26th, West Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek and his wife Ann’s lives changed forever. “She was dead for 2 or 3 minutes,” said Steve Vanek, describing that horrible day.More >>
    (KCEN)—On April 26th, West Mayor Pro Tem Steve Vanek and his wife Ann’s lives changed forever. “She was dead for 2 or 3 minutes,” said Steve Vanek, describing that horrible day.More >>
  • Boil Water Notice for Residents in Cameron and Buckholts

    Boil Water Notice for Residents in Cameron and Buckholts

    Sunday, August 3 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-08-03 22:30:14 GMT
    The Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply Corp. has issued a boil water notice affecting customers in Buckholts and Cameron.Residents using this supplier need to boil any water meant for consumption.Salem Elm Ridge WSC will notify residents when the boil water notice is no longer necessary.This notice does not affect customers along FM 1600 or the Curry Rd. area. For more information on the notice you can contact Robert Jekel at (254) 697-4016 or the TCEQ at (512) 239-4691.More >>
    The Salem Elm Ridge Water Supply Corp. has issued a boil water notice affecting customers in Buckholts and Cameron.Residents using this supplier need to boil any water meant for consumption.Salem Elm Ridge WSC will notify residents when the boil water notice is no longer necessary.This notice does not affect customers along FM 1600 or the Curry Rd. area. For more information on the notice you can contact Robert Jekel at (254) 697-4016 or the TCEQ at (512) 239-4691.More >>
  • One Person Sent to Hospital After Swarmed by Bees

    One Person Sent to Hospital After Swarmed by Bees

    Sunday, August 3 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-08-03 21:43:29 GMT
    One person in Temple was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after being stung multiple times by a swarm of honey bees early Sunday afternoon. Tomas Pechal of the Temple Fire Dept. said the person stung had been mowing on some property located near S. 5th St. between Marlanwood Rd. and HK Dodgen Loop in Temple when the hive of bees was disturbed. Several others in the surrounding area were stung but did not need to go to the hospital.Temple Fire ...More >>
    One person in Temple was transported to Baylor Scott and White with non-life threatening injuries after being stung multiple times by a swarm of honey bees early Sunday afternoon. Tomas Pechal of the Temple Fire Dept. said the person stung had been mowing on some property located near S. 5th St. between Marlanwood Rd. and HK Dodgen Loop in Temple when the hive of bees was disturbed. Several others in the surrounding area were stung but did not need to go to the hospital.Temple Fire ...More >>
  • Major Traffic Delays Due to Multiple Accidents

    Major Traffic Delays Due to Multiple Accidents

    Sunday, August 3 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-03 20:54:56 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Matt Reed, KCEN News
    LORENA -- Multiple accidents have caused major traffic delays on I-35 near Lorena. An accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-35 near mile marker 324. Four vehicles were involved in this crash. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries. Officials with the Lorena Fire Dept. suspect rubbernecking was the cause of this accident.Officials say people were busy checking out an accident involving six vehicles including a semi in the northbound lanes of I-35 near mile mar...More >>
    LORENA -- Multiple accidents have caused major traffic delays on I-35 near Lorena. An accident happened in the southbound lanes of I-35 near mile marker 324. Four vehicles were involved in this crash. One person was transported to the hospital with injuries. Officials with the Lorena Fire Dept. suspect rubbernecking was the cause of this accident.Officials say people were busy checking out an accident involving six vehicles including a semi in the northbound lanes of I-35 near mile mar...More >>
  • Woman Hiking 1000 Miles For Fort Hood Soldiers

    Woman Hiking 1000 Miles For Fort Hood Soldiers

    Sunday, August 3 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-08-03 20:47:17 GMT
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    On July 30th Bridget Carlson started hiking inside Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights. To date, the Army wife has walked 118 miles and will keep going until she reaches 1,000.More >>
    On July 30th Bridget Carlson started hiking inside Dana Peak Park in Harker Heights. To date, the Army wife has walked 118 miles and will keep going until she reaches 1,000.More >>
  • Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle

    Pedestrian Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle

    Sunday, August 3 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-03 19:45:56 GMT
    SAN SABA -- A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night around 9 p.m. in San Saba at the 1000 block of High St.San Saba Police are currently investigating the incident.San Saba Chief of Police Dwayne Shaw says the male pedestrian was hit by a small, compact passenger car which was being driven by a man.The San Saba Police Dept., the San Saba Sheriff’s Dept. and DPS all responded to the incident.Shaw says they’re not releasing the names of the driver or the victi...More >>
    SAN SABA -- A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a vehicle Saturday night around 9 p.m. in San Saba at the 1000 block of High St.San Saba Police are currently investigating the incident.San Saba Chief of Police Dwayne Shaw says the male pedestrian was hit by a small, compact passenger car which was being driven by a man.The San Saba Police Dept., the San Saba Sheriff’s Dept. and DPS all responded to the incident.Shaw says they’re not releasing the names of the driver or the victi...More >>
  • Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Temple Home

    Two-Alarm Fire Destroys Temple Home

    Sunday, August 3 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-03 18:37:49 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Temple Fire and RescuePhoto Courtesy Temple Fire and Rescue
    An unoccupied home located on 1313 N. 2nd street was destroyed early Saturday morning after the house caught fire around 2.More >>
    An unoccupied home located on 1313 N. 2nd street was destroyed early Saturday morning after the house caught fire around 2. More >>
  • A Mission of Mercy Leaves Hundreds in Central Texas Smiling After They Receive Dental Care

    A Mission of Mercy Leaves Hundreds in Central Texas Smiling After They Receive Dental Care

    Sunday, August 3 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-08-03 17:43:42 GMT
     It's a program that's left thousands across the state smiling.A mobile dental clinic is doing all it can to help those who can't afford to see or get to a dentist on their own. And this weekend, it will set up shop in Williamson County.Inside Eastview High School in Georgetown a group of dentists and hygienists from across the state have set up shop to conduct a Texas Mission of Mercy, a charity dental event. Among those waiting for treatment is Cathy Mack."I just was laid off and I...More >>
     It's a program that's left thousands across the state smiling.A mobile dental clinic is doing all it can to help those who can't afford to see or get to a dentist on their own. And this weekend, it will set up shop in Williamson County.Inside Eastview High School in Georgetown a group of dentists and hygienists from across the state have set up shop to conduct a Texas Mission of Mercy, a charity dental event. Among those waiting for treatment is Cathy Mack."I just was laid off and I...More >>
  • Virtual Ride Along With Waco PD

    Virtual Ride Along With Waco PD

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:55:35 GMT
    (KCEN)—Waco police took the community on a virtual ride along Friday night, using Facebook and Twitter to show what a night as a patrol officer is like. The ride along was announced after the Waco Police Department’s Facebook page got over 10,000 likes. More >>
    (KCEN)—Waco police took the community on a virtual ride along Friday night, using Facebook and Twitter to show what a night as a patrol officer is like. The ride along was announced after the Waco Police Department’s Facebook page got over 10,000 likes. More >>
  • Texas Toddler Dies After Scalding Bath at Daycare

    Texas Toddler Dies After Scalding Bath at Daycare

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:47:10 GMT
    A heartbreaking story out of northeast Houston. Authorities say a two-year-old girl is dead after being scalded in a bathtub. Now, investigators say the childcare agency where it happened wasn't licensedThe tiny two-year-old girl's body was covered in first and second degree burns. By the time the girl's mother arrived to the daycare, it was too late. "You could hear her cry through almost the whole apartment complex. You could hear the screams," says Artrell Jenkins, who neighbors t...More >>
    A heartbreaking story out of northeast Houston. Authorities say a two-year-old girl is dead after being scalded in a bathtub. Now, investigators say the childcare agency where it happened wasn't licensedThe tiny two-year-old girl's body was covered in first and second degree burns. By the time the girl's mother arrived to the daycare, it was too late. "You could hear her cry through almost the whole apartment complex. You could hear the screams," says Artrell Jenkins, who neighbors t...More >>
  • Parents, Grandparents Push More Autism Awareness After Attacks

    Parents, Grandparents Push More Autism Awareness After Attacks

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:39:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's a little-understood disorder. Kids with autism often face challenges other kids don't. And, unfortunately, sometimes those challenges involve physical or emotional violence.More >>
     It's a little-understood disorder. Kids with autism often face challenges other kids don't. And, unfortunately, sometimes those challenges involve physical or emotional violence.More >>
  • Houston Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn'

    Houston Woman Sues Facebook Over 'Revenge Porn'

    Saturday, August 2 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-08-02 17:07:30 GMT
    "Revenge porn" is a term becoming all too common and something that has a Houston woman fighting back."You talk about extreme embarrassment," said attorney David Altenbern. "You talk about extreme shame."Attorney David Altenbern said those are two reasons his 28-year-old client Meryem Ali has filed a lawsuit. A Facebook page was created in her name with her face photoshopped on nude images."There is a sex act in one picture," said Altenbern. "It's graphic."Altenbern said the IP addr...More >>
    "Revenge porn" is a term becoming all too common and something that has a Houston woman fighting back."You talk about extreme embarrassment," said attorney David Altenbern. "You talk about extreme shame."Attorney David Altenbern said those are two reasons his 28-year-old client Meryem Ali has filed a lawsuit. A Facebook page was created in her name with her face photoshopped on nude images."There is a sex act in one picture," said Altenbern. "It's graphic."Altenbern said the IP addr...More >>
  • 'Doggy Reading Time' Helps With Kids' Reading Skills, Confidence

    'Doggy Reading Time' Helps With Kids' Reading Skills, Confidence

    Saturday, August 2 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-08-02 15:04:14 GMT
    Reading time at Pearland Westside Library has turned into Doggy Reading Time.A year ago the library started bringing in therapy dogs for children to read to."I just got out of second grade and I'm going into third. I wouldn't say I'm an over-the-top reader. I'd kind of just say I'm a normal reader," said Alex who enjoys reading to a schnauzer named Buster.Somewhere between the dog eared pages and actual dogs' ears, children pick up verbal skills and confidence and knowledge, experts...More >>
    Reading time at Pearland Westside Library has turned into Doggy Reading Time.A year ago the library started bringing in therapy dogs for children to read to."I just got out of second grade and I'm going into third. I wouldn't say I'm an over-the-top reader. I'd kind of just say I'm a normal reader," said Alex who enjoys reading to a schnauzer named Buster.Somewhere between the dog eared pages and actual dogs' ears, children pick up verbal skills and confidence and knowledge, experts...More >>
  • Son Says Texas Funeral Home Buried the Wrong Woman, Not His Mother

    Son Says Texas Funeral Home Buried the Wrong Woman, Not His Mother

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-08-02 13:00:43 GMT
    A man who said goodbye to his mother at her funeral earlier this week will have to do it all over again after learning the wrong body was buried in the family's plot."I remember the days when she looked like this," said Bruce Lawson, looking at a photo of his mother on the cover of a funeral program.Bruce held the same program three days ago, when he thought he was saying goodbye to his mother, 81-year-old Edna Lawson."We were sending her back home to be with dad."But on top of pain...More >>
    A man who said goodbye to his mother at her funeral earlier this week will have to do it all over again after learning the wrong body was buried in the family's plot."I remember the days when she looked like this," said Bruce Lawson, looking at a photo of his mother on the cover of a funeral program.Bruce held the same program three days ago, when he thought he was saying goodbye to his mother, 81-year-old Edna Lawson."We were sending her back home to be with dad."But on top of pain...More >>
  • Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

    Killeen Airport Celebrates 10 Years

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

    Flames Tear Through Killeen Home

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

    KCEN's School Gear Giveaway -- Enter To Win

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:03:50 GMT
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...More >>
    For many, getting ready for back to school can be hard...More >>
  • Three West Nile Cases Near Houston

    Three West Nile Cases Near Houston

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:54:10 GMT
    Three cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in Montgomery County and in and around The Woodlands area. The confirmed cases are a man in his 70's, a man in his 60's and a man in his 30's. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms. However, some cases result in serious illness or death.Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis.More >>
    Three cases of West Nile have already been confirmed in Montgomery County and in and around The Woodlands area. The confirmed cases are a man in his 70's, a man in his 60's and a man in his 30's. Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will have no symptoms. However, some cases result in serious illness or death.Symptoms include: Headache, high fever, neck stiffness, tremors, muscle weakness and paralysis.More >>
  • Funeral Services Set for Baylor Students

    Funeral Services Set for Baylor Students

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:35:54 GMT
    Funeral services have been set for one of two Baylor students involved in a deadly rollover accident.A funeral mass for 19-year-old Jack Stewart will be Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas.Funeral services for Laura Onwudinanti, who graduated from Baylor in May, have not been set.Stewart and Onwudinanti were with two other music students on their way to an international clarinet competition in Baton Rouge when the truck they were in an accident that flipped their car a...More >>
    Funeral services have been set for one of two Baylor students involved in a deadly rollover accident.A funeral mass for 19-year-old Jack Stewart will be Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dallas.Funeral services for Laura Onwudinanti, who graduated from Baylor in May, have not been set.Stewart and Onwudinanti were with two other music students on their way to an international clarinet competition in Baton Rouge when the truck they were in an accident that flipped their car a...More >>
  • San Antonio Family Says Puppy Saved Them From Fire

    San Antonio Family Says Puppy Saved Them From Fire

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:04:29 GMT
    A puppy is being called a hero for saving a San Antonio family of four from a fire in the middle of the night.The residents told firefighters they woke up alarmed but managed to escape the flames after hearing the puppy bark.The family had barbecued Thursday night and firefighters believe it was the hot coals from the grill that started the fire.Fire officials said the blaze started on a wooden deck in the backyard of the home in the 1300 block of General Bragg Dr. at around 2:30 a....More >>
    A puppy is being called a hero for saving a San Antonio family of four from a fire in the middle of the night.The residents told firefighters they woke up alarmed but managed to escape the flames after hearing the puppy bark.The family had barbecued Thursday night and firefighters believe it was the hot coals from the grill that started the fire.Fire officials said the blaze started on a wooden deck in the backyard of the home in the 1300 block of General Bragg Dr. at around 2:30 a....More >>
  • Job Growth Strong But Not Too Strong For Markets

    Job Growth Strong But Not Too Strong For Markets

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:45:09 GMT
    July's slower gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls shows the economy is chugging along, and the labor market is improving, but it is also not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected. Job creation was slightly below the 233,000 expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent as more workers attempted to join the workforce. The rate had been 6.1 percent and was expected to fall to 6 percent. The big fear in markets has b...More >>
    July's slower gain of 209,000 nonfarm payrolls shows the economy is chugging along, and the labor market is improving, but it is also not strong enough to push the Fed to hike rates earlier than expected. Job creation was slightly below the 233,000 expected, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent as more workers attempted to join the workforce. The rate had been 6.1 percent and was expected to fall to 6 percent. The big fear in markets has b...More >>
  • Cowboys Send Out Playoff Tickets

    Cowboys Send Out Playoff Tickets

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:15:26 GMT
    The Dallas Cowboys, a franchise that’s finished 8-8 in three consecutive season and has hosted just two playoff games in the past 15 years, already sent out postseason tickets to season-ticket holders. That makes the Cowboys the first major American sports team to ever deliver playoff tickets before the start of the season, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. It also makes them completely nuts, according to anyone who’s watched Jason Garrett’s team over the past three years.Dall...More >>
    The Dallas Cowboys, a franchise that’s finished 8-8 in three consecutive season and has hosted just two playoff games in the past 15 years, already sent out postseason tickets to season-ticket holders. That makes the Cowboys the first major American sports team to ever deliver playoff tickets before the start of the season, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell. It also makes them completely nuts, according to anyone who’s watched Jason Garrett’s team over the past three years.Dall...More >>
  • Gatesville Rodeo Welcomes Troops Scheduled To Deploy

    Gatesville Rodeo Welcomes Troops Scheduled To Deploy

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:17:46 GMT
    (KCEN)-- It's been going on for 77-years, so it's a big deal when the Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo is in action. Thursdaynight was extra special though. 200 National Guard members for Oregon, training at North Fort Hood for a deployment to Afghanistan, were in attendance. Among them, 22-year-old Specialist Kyle Lipscomb from Medford, OR, who saystonight's rodeo is just another example of warmth he's felt since arriving in Central Texas. “I've gone to other military installations and the publi...More >>
    (KCEN)-- It's been going on for 77-years, so it's a big deal when the Gatesville Riding Club Rodeo is in action. Thursdaynight was extra special though. 200 National Guard members for Oregon, training at North Fort Hood for a deployment to Afghanistan, were in attendance. Among them, 22-year-old Specialist Kyle Lipscomb from Medford, OR, who saystonight's rodeo is just another example of warmth he's felt since arriving in Central Texas. “I've gone to other military installations and the publi...More >>
  • New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    New Tailgating Area Outside Of McLane Stadium

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:55:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Are you ready for some football? Baylor Nation certainly is. Not only will this season be about defending the Big 12 Championship, potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the opening of the new McLane Stadium and local businesses are trying to create the ultimate tailgating experience.It's called the Brazos Parking and it's going to have food, drinks, and live music, just a stone's throw from the stadium. Parking spaces, 112 tailgate spaces and 32 RV spaces. But the biggest draw is ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Are you ready for some football? Baylor Nation certainly is. Not only will this season be about defending the Big 12 Championship, potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the opening of the new McLane Stadium and local businesses are trying to create the ultimate tailgating experience.It's called the Brazos Parking and it's going to have food, drinks, and live music, just a stone's throw from the stadium. Parking spaces, 112 tailgate spaces and 32 RV spaces. But the biggest draw is ...More >>
  • Google Helps Nab Child Porn Suspect in Houston

    Google Helps Nab Child Porn Suspect in Houston

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:07:42 GMT
    Google helped police catch a man suspected of having child pornography.Investigators in Houston say Google detected explicit images of a young girl in an e-mail that John Henry Skillern was sending to a friend. The internet giant then alerted authorities. Detectives say without that alert they would not have had access to what was inside the e-mail. Skillern has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography. His bond w...More >>
    Google helped police catch a man suspected of having child pornography.Investigators in Houston say Google detected explicit images of a young girl in an e-mail that John Henry Skillern was sending to a friend. The internet giant then alerted authorities. Detectives say without that alert they would not have had access to what was inside the e-mail. Skillern has been charged with one count of possession of child pornography and one count of promotion of child pornography. His bond w...More >>
  • Waco Man Shot By Brother

    Waco Man Shot By Brother

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:01:17 GMT
    A Waco man was taken to the hospital after police say that he was shot by his brother.At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Waco officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Rice.Officers found a man with injuries underneath the Herring Street bridge just a few blocks from the scene.After an investigation, police found that he had been hit at the home in the 400 block of Rice by pellets from a shotgun.Police were told that the man was at the house causing problems, so his brother fired...More >>
    A Waco man was taken to the hospital after police say that he was shot by his brother.At 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Waco officers responded to a shooting in the 400 block of Rice.Officers found a man with injuries underneath the Herring Street bridge just a few blocks from the scene.After an investigation, police found that he had been hit at the home in the 400 block of Rice by pellets from a shotgun.Police were told that the man was at the house causing problems, so his brother fired...More >>
  • US Jobless Claims Rise, But Recovery Expectations Are Undaunted

    US Jobless Claims Rise, But Recovery Expectations Are Undaunted

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:39:16 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 5,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. ...More >>
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend pointed to a continuing strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's claims were revised to show 5,000 fewer applications received than previously reported. ...More >>
  • Early Morning Shooting Sends One Man to Hospital

    Early Morning Shooting Sends One Man to Hospital

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:00:41 GMT
    One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in Harker Heights early Thursday morning.More >>
    One person was taken to the hospital after being shot in Harker Heights early Thursday morning.More >>
  • Youth Football Saved In Cove

    Youth Football Saved In Cove

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:04:26 GMT
    (KCEN)—It’s hard to imagine a Texas town without youth tackle football.But Copperas Cove was just a few weeks away from that being a reality. Because of the city’s budget shortfalls, departments across Cove were forced to cut spending. Parks and Recreation had to remove $170,000 from their proposed budget, resulting in many programs, including youth tackle football getting sacked. “Tackle football is one of those programs that is real expensive to run because of the equipment cost,” said Jose...More >>
    (KCEN)—It’s hard to imagine a Texas town without youth tackle football.But Copperas Cove was just a few weeks away from that being a reality. Because of the city’s budget shortfalls, departments across Cove were forced to cut spending. Parks and Recreation had to remove $170,000 from their proposed budget, resulting in many programs, including youth tackle football getting sacked. “Tackle football is one of those programs that is real expensive to run because of the equipment cost,” said Jose...More >>
  • 'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    'She Wants Us to Dance': Friends, Teachers Remember Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:26:53 GMT
    Laura, 21, and Jack, 19Laura, 21, and Jack, 19
    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.More >>
    (KCEN) – A day after the crash, the loss of two Baylor music students hits friends and classmates hard. The clarinet players were with two others on their way to Baton Rouge Tuesday when the truck they were in hit a tree. Now friends describe the pair in very different ways: one of them outspoken and eccentric, the other quiet and reserved. But both of them were incredibly talented musicians, dedicated to their craft.
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  • Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Three Arrested, Charged in Killeen Drug Bust

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:38:31 GMT
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...More >>
    ( KILLEEN) -- The Killeen Police Organized Crime unit arrested three people after a traffic stop that led to the discovery of 20 pounds of marijuana.28-year-old Marcus Vaughn Furr, Killeen, 27-year-old Lester Jerome Sumpter, El Paso and 26-year-old April Natalie Armenta, El Paso, were pulled over on Wednesday, July 23 in the 5500 block of East Central Texas Expressway.All three were arraigned July 25. Their bond was set at $50,000.Police believe their may be other people connected to the case...More >>
  • McDonald's Settlement Gets Central Texas Family $27 Million

    McDonald's Settlement Gets Central Texas Family $27 Million

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:30:45 GMT
    A Bryan College Station McDonald's is paying out $27 million after losing a civil suit for contributing to the deaths of two teens in February 2012.Two young men and two young women stopped by the Northgate McDonald's on the way home in February 2012. Denton Ward was beaten to death in the parking lot after going inside to use the restroom. Ward's friends and girlfriend tried to rush him to the hospital. On their way to the hospital, they got in a car accident which killed his girlf...More >>
    A Bryan College Station McDonald's is paying out $27 million after losing a civil suit for contributing to the deaths of two teens in February 2012.Two young men and two young women stopped by the Northgate McDonald's on the way home in February 2012. Denton Ward was beaten to death in the parking lot after going inside to use the restroom. Ward's friends and girlfriend tried to rush him to the hospital. On their way to the hospital, they got in a car accident which killed his girlf...More >>
  • Killeen Police Need Help Locating Woman

    Killeen Police Need Help Locating Woman

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:38:19 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the female in this photo.The female is this photo has assumed the name of Teresa Ann Mercado and we know this is not her real name. Detectives need to speak with this woman and are asking anyone if they may know her whereabouts or might have any information.If anyone can identify this suspect they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppe...More >>
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police Department is asking for assistance in locating the female in this photo.The female is this photo has assumed the name of Teresa Ann Mercado and we know this is not her real name. Detectives need to speak with this woman and are asking anyone if they may know her whereabouts or might have any information.If anyone can identify this suspect they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 254-526-TIPS (8477) or go online at www.bellcountycrimestoppe...More >>
  • Killeen Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Forgery Suspects

    Killeen Police Need Help Identifying, Locating Forgery Suspects

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:35:09 GMT
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help identifying and locating two forgery suspects.Killeen Police Detectives are working with other Texas Law Enforcement agencies to locate a male and female suspected of passing forged checks. The checks were reported stolen in vehicle burglaries that occurred in Dallas and Williamson Counties. The suspects were seen on video surveillance Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Bell County, as well as Coryell and Williamson C...More >>
    (Killeen Police Department) -- The Killeen Police are asking for the community’s help identifying and locating two forgery suspects.Killeen Police Detectives are working with other Texas Law Enforcement agencies to locate a male and female suspected of passing forged checks. The checks were reported stolen in vehicle burglaries that occurred in Dallas and Williamson Counties. The suspects were seen on video surveillance Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in Bell County, as well as Coryell and Williamson C...More >>
  • Officials Scout San Antonio as Possible Home for Raiders

    Officials Scout San Antonio as Possible Home for Raiders

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:12:41 GMT
    The city of San Antonio is taking another chance at landing a professional football team in the 21-year-old Alamodome.Multiple city leaders told KENS 5 that executives from the Oakland Raiders have been in San Antonio to discuss moving the team to South Texas.In a statement released to KENS 5 Tuesday, City Manager Sheryl Sculley said:"Oakland Raiders officials were in San Antonio in July to attend the Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Fame induction of Cliff Branch and met...More >>
    The city of San Antonio is taking another chance at landing a professional football team in the 21-year-old Alamodome.Multiple city leaders told KENS 5 that executives from the Oakland Raiders have been in San Antonio to discuss moving the team to South Texas.In a statement released to KENS 5 Tuesday, City Manager Sheryl Sculley said:"Oakland Raiders officials were in San Antonio in July to attend the Prairie View Interscholastic League Hall of Fame induction of Cliff Branch and met...More >>
  • US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    US Growth Surges By 4 Percent After Frosty First Quarter

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:41:16 GMT
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...More >>
    U.S. economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter and the decline in output in the prior period was less steep than previously reported, which could bolster views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year. Gross domestic product expanded at a 4.0 percent annual rate as activity picked up broadly after shrinking at a revised 2.1 percent pace in the first quarter, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Th...More >>
  • House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    House Creek Bridge on Fort Hood To Be Closed

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:52:21 GMT
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.More >>
     Starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday the House Creek Bridge on West Range Road on Fort Hood will be closed to all traffic.More >>
  • Free School Supplies: McLennan Co. Salvation Army Has Plenty to Give Away

    Free School Supplies: McLennan Co. Salvation Army Has Plenty to Give Away

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:11:20 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's time to start thinking about the new school year, and the McLennan County Salvation Army has lots of school supplies to give away. The group has been collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, and everything in between.Now they're looking to register families to come get the free supplies.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's time to start thinking about the new school year, and the McLennan County Salvation Army has lots of school supplies to give away. The group has been collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils, tissues, hand sanitizer, and everything in between.Now they're looking to register families to come get the free supplies.More >>
  • Heart Of Texas Goodwill Industries Hosts Job Fair In Temple & Killeen

    Heart Of Texas Goodwill Industries Hosts Job Fair In Temple & Killeen

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:03:22 GMT
    Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries would like to invite members of the Temple and Killeen areas to one of two job fairs they will be hosting this week. Anyone interested can come discuss a variety of job opportunities within Heart of Texas Goodwill and fill out an application and interview on the spot. The first event will take place Thursday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Goodwill Temple Learning Center, located at 4108 South 31st Street in Temple, Texas. The second ...More >>
    Heart of Texas Goodwill Industries would like to invite members of the Temple and Killeen areas to one of two job fairs they will be hosting this week. Anyone interested can come discuss a variety of job opportunities within Heart of Texas Goodwill and fill out an application and interview on the spot. The first event will take place Thursday, July 31st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Heart of Texas Goodwill Temple Learning Center, located at 4108 South 31st Street in Temple, Texas. The second ...More >>
  • Antonio Finally Gets His Make a Wish

    Antonio Finally Gets His Make a Wish

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:01:42 GMT
    Antonio by a tree in his orchardAntonio by a tree in his orchard
    (KCEN) – They told him to wish big… and boy did he. On Monday, just one day after his eighth birthday, Antonio Laguna finally got his Make a Wish. “Lots of waiting,” he laughed just moments before getting to see his greenhouse and orchard. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be fun.” And it was. With the plants in place, his tools waiting, and the red ribbon up, Antonio walked outside to see his dream picking farm. “It’s so amazing,” he giggled standing in his greenhouse. “I can’t believe so many ...More >>
    (KCEN) – They told him to wish big… and boy did he. On Monday, just one day after his eighth birthday, Antonio Laguna finally got his Make a Wish. “Lots of waiting,” he laughed just moments before getting to see his greenhouse and orchard. “I’m so excited. It’s going to be fun.” And it was. With the plants in place, his tools waiting, and the red ribbon up, Antonio walked outside to see his dream picking farm. “It’s so amazing,” he giggled standing in his greenhouse. “I can’t believe so many ...More >>
  • Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children

    Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:57 GMT
    (KCEN) --Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.The resolution was passed at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.It’s similar to resolutions recently passed in Jefferson, Brazoria and Galveston counties. Local immigration activists say they're appalled at the lack of consideration. “You're telling me, hey let's just throw you in the trash and look the other way and keep going,” said God’s C...More >>
    (KCEN) --Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.The resolution was passed at Monday’s commissioner’s court meeting.It’s similar to resolutions recently passed in Jefferson, Brazoria and Galveston counties. Local immigration activists say they're appalled at the lack of consideration. “You're telling me, hey let's just throw you in the trash and look the other way and keep going,” said God’s C...More >>
  • New Case Of Rabies On Fort Hood

    New Case Of Rabies On Fort Hood

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:06:42 GMT
    KCEN HD NewsKCEN HD News
    (KCEN) -- Another case of rabies is discovered on Fort Hood Monday.A bat was found near a Department of Public Works' motorpool building and has tested positive for the disease.Fort Hood Veterinary personnel and Darnall Army Medical Center are investigating this recent case for possible exposures.This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies on post since May 12. Officials said everyone on Fort Hood should be aware and avoid handling wild or stray animals.If you notice any wildlife or stray anim...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Another case of rabies is discovered on Fort Hood Monday.A bat was found near a Department of Public Works' motorpool building and has tested positive for the disease.Fort Hood Veterinary personnel and Darnall Army Medical Center are investigating this recent case for possible exposures.This is the fifth confirmed case of rabies on post since May 12. Officials said everyone on Fort Hood should be aware and avoid handling wild or stray animals.If you notice any wildlife or stray anim...More >>
  • Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35 North of Waco

    Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35 North of Waco

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:28:46 GMT
    An overnight accident on I-35 has northbound and southbound lanes backed up near mile marker 346.  More >>
    An overnight accident on I-35 has northbound and southbound lanes backed up near mile marker 346.  More >>
  • Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl at Sleepover

    Woman Accused of Sexually Assaulting Girl at Sleepover

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:06:56 GMT
    Picture from KHOU.comPicture from KHOU.com
    (KHOU) -- A 12-year-old girl’s sleepover at a friend’s house turned into a nightmare after she says she was sexually assaulted. The girl told officers her friend’s 21-year-old sister tried to sexually assault her. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Police arrested Jasmyne Glider on a charge of attempted indecency with a child. She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.More >>
    (KHOU) -- A 12-year-old girl’s sleepover at a friend’s house turned into a nightmare after she says she was sexually assaulted. The girl told officers her friend’s 21-year-old sister tried to sexually assault her. She was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital by ambulance as a precaution. Police arrested Jasmyne Glider on a charge of attempted indecency with a child. She was released from jail after posting a $5,000 bond.More >>
  • Red Cross Disaster Training Institute

    Red Cross Disaster Training Institute

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:08:21 GMT
     47 years. That's how long Shirley McClintock has been a Red Cross Volunteer. "I always said if it stops being fun, I'll stop doing it," said McClintock. There's no question about it... service runs deep in her blood. She joined Red Cross in 1972 in Germany while her husband was stationed in Europe. And moving across the U.S- she's continued to volunteer - touching countless lives with her passion to help. "My first big assignment was New York City, and was there for three weeks afte...More >>
     47 years. That's how long Shirley McClintock has been a Red Cross Volunteer. "I always said if it stops being fun, I'll stop doing it," said McClintock. There's no question about it... service runs deep in her blood. She joined Red Cross in 1972 in Germany while her husband was stationed in Europe. And moving across the U.S- she's continued to volunteer - touching countless lives with her passion to help. "My first big assignment was New York City, and was there for three weeks afte...More >>
  • Boil Water Notice for Communities in Temple

    Boil Water Notice for Communities in Temple

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:14:00 GMT
     The Moffat Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for customers living in all areas of Lakeaire Circle, Deck Dr. and Lakeaire Blvd. and Tiller and Lakeaire Blvd.People in these areas need to boil their water before consumption. This is due to crews connecting an existing water line to a newly constructed main water line on Lakeaire Blvd. Water used for any consumption should be brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes. This is to make sure any harmful ...More >>
     The Moffat Water Supply Corporation has issued a boil water notice for customers living in all areas of Lakeaire Circle, Deck Dr. and Lakeaire Blvd. and Tiller and Lakeaire Blvd.People in these areas need to boil their water before consumption. This is due to crews connecting an existing water line to a newly constructed main water line on Lakeaire Blvd. Water used for any consumption should be brought to a rolling boil, then boiled for two minutes. This is to make sure any harmful ...More >>
  • Car Crashes into Compass Bank in Temple

    Car Crashes into Compass Bank in Temple

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:07:38 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Temple Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Temple Police Dept.
    A car crashed into the Compass Bank off of Marlandwood Rd. in Temple,. TX around 10 Monday morning. Temple Police are reporting one person in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No bank employees were injured in the incident.More >>
    A car crashed into the Compass Bank off of Marlandwood Rd. in Temple,. TX around 10 Monday morning. Temple Police are reporting one person in the vehicle was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No bank employees were injured in the incident. More >>
  • Texas A&M Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Non-Conference Schedule

    Texas A&M Women's Basketball Announces 2014 Non-Conference Schedule

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:16:37 GMT
    COLLEGE STATION- Texas AM released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule today, which features games against nine postseason teams from 2013-14, including games against Duke, Texas, Washington and a 2014 Sweet 16 rematch with DePaul to open the season. “This is a top non-conference schedule, which along with the always-competitive SEC schedule, hopefully puts us to be in a strong position to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 10thstraight year, and to host first-and-second rounds for ...More >>
    COLLEGE STATION- Texas AM released its non-conference women’s basketball schedule today, which features games against nine postseason teams from 2013-14, including games against Duke, Texas, Washington and a 2014 Sweet 16 rematch with DePaul to open the season. “This is a top non-conference schedule, which along with the always-competitive SEC schedule, hopefully puts us to be in a strong position to reach the NCAA Tournament for the 10thstraight year, and to host first-and-second rounds for ...More >>
  • Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

    Holmes Places Third At World Junior Championships

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:00:48 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field. Holmes started strong, but faded down the stretch as Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde (49.29) and Bahrain’s Ali Khamis (49.55) took first and second. To close out his season, Holmes ran an identical time to his fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships in June. With Trayvon Bromell running the second leg, the United States’ 4x10...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. – Baylor track and field freshman TJ Holmes took third in the IAAF World Junior Championships 400-hurdle finals with a time of 50.07 Friday at Hayward Field. Holmes started strong, but faded down the stretch as Jamaica’s Jaheel Hyde (49.29) and Bahrain’s Ali Khamis (49.55) took first and second. To close out his season, Holmes ran an identical time to his fourth-place showing at the NCAA Championships in June. With Trayvon Bromell running the second leg, the United States’ 4x10...More >>
  • Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Local Red Cross Holds Disaster Training Institute

    Sunday, July 27 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-07-28 00:04:25 GMT
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...More >>
    (KCEN) – On Sunday Heart of Texas Red Cross wrapped up their three day disaster training institute in Waco. The mini-institute offered multiple course including setting up and working shelters, assessing damage, and even psychological first aid to assist victims during disasters. “I want to be that person they look to and say yes I know Yolanda can help get me through this,” Yolanda Klem said after the training. Klem joined the Red Cross family last month after the devastating Fort Hood shoot...More >>
  • 'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    'Glorified Trash Man': Local Cops Opt for Pickup Trucks to Clean Up Highways

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:17:18 GMT
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.More >>
    Traffic, construction, wrecks left and right -- if you've driven in central Texas, you know the struggle is real. Now local cops are trying to cut down on some of the headaches by changing their job descriptions.More >>
  • Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange Cleared in Lawsuit

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:13 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
    (BELL COUNTY) -- A judge ruled in favor of Bell County Sheriff Eddy Lange in a lawsuit that claimed he violated the first amendment rights of two of his deputies.The suit was filled in 2013 by former Bell Co. Sheriff's Deputies Charles Grogan and Mary Farley.In the lawsuit, they claimed Sheriff Lange demoted them because they supported his political opponent in the republican primary.KCEN-HD's Emily Collins obtained the lawsuit Friday afternoon. We will continue to update this story.More >>
  • Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Six Longhorns off the Team in Two Days

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:50:36 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...More >>
    (KVUE) -- The day after Texas coach Charlie Strong indefinitely suspended two football players charged with sexual assault, four more players have been dismissed from the team.Strong dismissed Jalen Overstreet, Joe Bergeron, Josh Turner and Chevoski Collins for violating team rules, according to KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman.Overstreet is a running back from Tatum. He played in nine games last year as a red shirt freshman. Collins is a defensive back from Livingston and red...More >>
  • 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 >>
  • McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    McLennan County Drug Bust Nets One Arrest

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:36:37 GMT
    (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 >>
    (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

    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 >>
  • UT Football Players Suspended After Charged With Sexual Assault

    UT Football Players Suspended After Charged With Sexual Assault

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:40:45 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Temple Officer Released From Hospital After Being Struck

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:26:19 GMT
    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 >>
    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

    Air Algerie Says Missing Plane Likely Crashed in Mali

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:16:35 GMT
    (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 >>
    (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 >>
  • Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:19:01 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:35:08 GMT
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.More >>
    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

    US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:01:26 GMT
    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 >>
    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

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:51:33 GMT
    (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 >>
    (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 >>
  • Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:00 GMT
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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 >>
    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

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

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:28:19 GMT
    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 >>
    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 >>
  • First IMAX Theatre In Central Texas Now Open

    First IMAX Theatre In Central Texas Now Open

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:37:06 GMT
    (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 >>
    (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 >>
  • UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified

    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:47:41 GMT
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim IdentifiedMore >>
    UPDATE: 14-year-old Drowning Victim Identified
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  • Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

    Bromell Wins 100-Meter Heat At IAAF World Junior Championships

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:57:46 GMT
    EUGENE, Ore. – To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field. Bromell ran out of lane three in the sixth of seven heats. He had the top reaction time on the day (0.115) and then cruised to the win in his heat to earn a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals. Bromell’s time was the eighth-fastest in school history and his eighth-best of the season. TOP QUOTE ...More >>
    EUGENE, Ore. – To open his run at the IAAF World Junior Championships, Baylor track and field sprinter Trayvon Bromell turned in the fastest 100-meter qualifying time of 10.13 on Tuesday at Hayward Field. Bromell ran out of lane three in the sixth of seven heats. He had the top reaction time on the day (0.115) and then cruised to the win in his heat to earn a spot in Wednesday’s semifinals. Bromell’s time was the eighth-fastest in school history and his eighth-best of the season. TOP QUOTE ...More >>
  • Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

    Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:46:03 GMT
    London (CNN) -- Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday. The death of the 25-year-old TV host in April at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London, shocked the entertainment world. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of Kent police told the inquest that Geldof had been addicted to heroin for a number of years bu...More >>
    London (CNN) -- Peaches Geldof, the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates, died of a heroin overdose after relapsing into use of the illegal drug following attempts to give it up, an inquest heard Wednesday. The death of the 25-year-old TV host in April at her home in Wrotham, Kent, southeast of London, shocked the entertainment world. Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham of Kent police told the inquest that Geldof had been addicted to heroin for a number of years bu...More >>
  • It's National Hot Dog Day

    It's National Hot Dog Day

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:37:07 GMT
    Americans eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day-- that’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. And while hot dogs are delicious, not everyone likes to think about what really goes into that meat between the buns. But since it’s National Hot Dog Day, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how this summer staple really comes together before it gets to your grill. Science Channel's "How It’s Made" visite...More >>
    Americans eat seven billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day-- that’s about 818 hot dogs consumed every second, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. And while hot dogs are delicious, not everyone likes to think about what really goes into that meat between the buns. But since it’s National Hot Dog Day, we thought it might be a good idea to take a look at how this summer staple really comes together before it gets to your grill. Science Channel's "How It’s Made" visite...More >>
  • Nationwide Fruit Recall

    Nationwide Fruit Recall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-07-23 11:57:26 GMT
    (CNN) -- Have you bought peaches, nectarines or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores and has many of us concerned about the safety of our produce.One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here's what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company....More >>
    (CNN) -- Have you bought peaches, nectarines or plums recently? There's a major fruit recall due to fears of a foodborne illness that is affecting some major grocery stores and has many of us concerned about the safety of our produce.One company is voluntarily recalling many of it's fruits due to possible Listeria contamination. It is a nationwide recall and affects many top grocers and many favorite summer fruits, so here's what you need to know. The recall comes from Wawona Packing Company....More >>
  • Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Against Sheriff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:10:06 GMT
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    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...More >>
    (KCEN)—In just over 3 weeks, jury selection was scheduled to begin for a trial surrounding McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara. Nine current or former sheriff’s deputies alleging they were fired or demoted because they did not support McNamara in his 2012 primary. Now that trial is not happening. Instead, the nine plaintiffs will be receiving a $2 million dollars settlement, $575,000 coming from McLennan County reserves. The McLennan County Commissioners approved the payment Tuesday. “We...More >>
  • Shortage Of Foster Parents Straining McLennan County

    Shortage Of Foster Parents Straining McLennan County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:54:00 GMT
    (KCEN) --There are too many children and not enough foster homes in McLennan County.Just in the last year, the number of children being removed from their homes has skyrocketed. Leasa Minyard and her husband Rick have five foster kids under the age of six living in their home. Every day is challenge, but it's nothing compared to the lives most foster kids come from. "They don't ask to come into the situations,” Leasa said. “A baby does not ask to be born onto drugs, a child does not ask to b...More >>
    (KCEN) --There are too many children and not enough foster homes in McLennan County.Just in the last year, the number of children being removed from their homes has skyrocketed. Leasa Minyard and her husband Rick have five foster kids under the age of six living in their home. Every day is challenge, but it's nothing compared to the lives most foster kids come from. "They don't ask to come into the situations,” Leasa said. “A baby does not ask to be born onto drugs, a child does not ask to b...More >>
  • Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Bracelet Honoring Deceased Soldiers Found At Belton Lake

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:47 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:47:16 GMT
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...More >>
    (KCEN)—A bracelet honoring two soldier killed in Iraq is found at Belton Lake, and the man who discovered it is using social media to find its owner. Cory Self was in his truck Saturday night, about to head home after a day of fishing, when something in the road caught his eye. “I looked down and thought it was a piece of metal,” said Self. “I picked it up and realized that this is a pretty important bracelet for somebody.” Inscribed on the bracelet was PFC John Bishop and 1LT Timothy Cunning...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Johnny Manziel’s Jersey The No. 1 Seller At NFL’s online store

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:53:34 GMT
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...More >>
    (NBC SPORTS) -- Time will tell if the Browns’ selection of quarterback Johnny Manziel works out, but this much appears true: from a merchandising standpoint, the move has been a home run thus far. According to the NFL, Manziel’s Cleveland jersey has outsold all other jerseys from April 1 through July 17 at the league’s online store, NFLShop.com. The sales of Manziel’s jersey are all the more impressive when you consider he wasn’t drafted until May 8. From there, it appears, sales have taken o...More >>
  • Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Temple City Council Moves Forward After Controversy

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:57:55 GMT
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...More >>
    Temple City Council drama may finally come to an end.Judy Morales resigned months ago after being arrested for deleting emails that indicated her alleged use of public resources for her 2011 campaign. On Saturday, she was voted back into the district two seat.Wes Teeters, owner of Wes's Burger Shack says he went to a council meeting to speak up after getting sick of the protesting and fighting. "I'm glad that everything is done and now nobody can complain," Teeters said. "What's don...More >>
  • Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border

    Perry to Send 1,000 National Guard Troops to Border

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:05:30 GMT
    AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday his plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, according to a source in the governor's office with knowledge of the announcement.Perry will announce his plans to deploy the Texas National Guard to combat the growing influx of illegal immigrants from Central America. Perry wants to spend about $12 million a month to send the troops to the Rio Grande Valley.Those numbers are coming to light after the McAllen Monitor ob...More >>
    AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday his plans to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border, according to a source in the governor's office with knowledge of the announcement.Perry will announce his plans to deploy the Texas National Guard to combat the growing influx of illegal immigrants from Central America. Perry wants to spend about $12 million a month to send the troops to the Rio Grande Valley.Those numbers are coming to light after the McAllen Monitor ob...More >>
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