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  • 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 >>
  • UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco

    UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:32:33 GMT
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    UPDATE: 14-year-old Boy Drowns in Lake Waco
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  • 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 >>
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  • Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Russia Still Sends Military Gear to Rebels After MH17 Downing, U.S. Says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:44:03 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Russia has continued to provide military equipment to Ukrainian separatists since the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, with at least 20 vehicles — including tanks and armored personnel carriers — crossing the border on Tuesday, according to senior U.S. intelligence officials.The Russians stepped up their deliveries of vehicles and rockets launchers in the weeks prior to the airliner being shot down on Thursday, said one official, adding that the buildup occurred as the Uk...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Chrysler Recalls Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switches

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:46:18 GMT
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
    Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling. Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders. Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate. En...More >>
  • California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    California Disallows Full-Contact Football Practices for Kids

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:27:01 GMT
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    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids.More >>
    A new California law limits full-contact practices for kids. More >>
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  • Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

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

    Army Veteran Could Lose His 14 Therapeutic Pet Ducks

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

    Army Studies New Way To Test Ability To Perform Jobs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:00:48 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers are the subject of a study that will soon change Army standards. Once the research is complete, the force will be able to measure and test the specific, physical demands of each job for the first time. This comes as women are integrated into some combat roles formerly only open to male soldiers. “So long as their competent, it doesn't matter to me what gender they are,” says Sergeant 1st Class Mario Gonzales, an engineer who volunteered for the study. Sergeant As...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers are the subject of a study that will soon change Army standards. Once the research is complete, the force will be able to measure and test the specific, physical demands of each job for the first time. This comes as women are integrated into some combat roles formerly only open to male soldiers. “So long as their competent, it doesn't matter to me what gender they are,” says Sergeant 1st Class Mario Gonzales, an engineer who volunteered for the study. Sergeant As...More >>
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  • May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014 Runoff Election Results

    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
    May 27th 2014  Runoff Election ResultsMore >>
  • Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:07:08 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
  • Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

    Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:26:19 GMT
    (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others are lashing out at President Barack Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children, saying the U.S. leader needs to see with his own eyes what both sides agree is a humanitarian crisis."The American people expect to see their President when there is a disaster," Perry told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview that aired Thursday, citing Obama's trip to the East Coast to tour damage caused by Superstorm San...More >>
    (CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry and others are lashing out at President Barack Obama's decision not to tour border facilities overwhelmed by a flood of undocumented children, saying the U.S. leader needs to see with his own eyes what both sides agree is a humanitarian crisis."The American people expect to see their President when there is a disaster," Perry told CNN's Kate Bolduan in an interview that aired Thursday, citing Obama's trip to the East Coast to tour damage caused by Superstorm San...More >>
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  • New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

    New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:56:15 GMT
    When we think of sicknesses transmitted by mosquitoes, we are usually worried about the West Nile virus....More >>
    When we think of sicknesses transmitted by mosquitoes, we are usually worried about the West Nile virus....More >>
  • Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

    Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:55:28 GMT
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
  • Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

    Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:32:13 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Just two years of exercising, eating healthier food and doing a little brain training boosted people's memory function, researchers reported Monday. It's the first proof that some of the things people have been trying to prevent Alzheimer's may actually work.The study, done in Finland, doesn't point to any one thing people can do to prevent memory loss. Instead, it's a cocktail, the researchers told a meeting of Alzheimer's experts."It's the first time we have been able to give ...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Just two years of exercising, eating healthier food and doing a little brain training boosted people's memory function, researchers reported Monday. It's the first proof that some of the things people have been trying to prevent Alzheimer's may actually work.The study, done in Finland, doesn't point to any one thing people can do to prevent memory loss. Instead, it's a cocktail, the researchers told a meeting of Alzheimer's experts."It's the first time we have been able to give ...More >>
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  • Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

    Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:43:07 GMT
    Microsoft announced massive layoffs on Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs in one of the largest job cuts in the company's 39-year history. The layoffs equal about 14 percent of the company's workforce, as it cuts the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims other operations. In a letter to his employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company would be cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. "We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions...More >>
    Microsoft announced massive layoffs on Thursday, saying it will cut 18,000 jobs in one of the largest job cuts in the company's 39-year history. The layoffs equal about 14 percent of the company's workforce, as it cuts the size of its recent Nokia acquisition and trims other operations. In a letter to his employees, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that the company would be cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year. "We are moving now to start reducing the first 13,000 positions...More >>
  • BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

    BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:23:50 GMT
    Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven automakers -- BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford -- would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese firm, Takata.Thousands of GM vehicles have also been recalled over similar Takata-built airbag problems.The recall affects BMW cars manufactured between mid-1999 and mid-2006. The company said roughly 574,000 cars could be recalled in th...More >>
    Last month the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said seven automakers -- BMW, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Chrysler and Ford -- would be recalling vehicles to fix a possible safety defect in air bag inflators built by the Japanese firm, Takata.Thousands of GM vehicles have also been recalled over similar Takata-built airbag problems.The recall affects BMW cars manufactured between mid-1999 and mid-2006. The company said roughly 574,000 cars could be recalled in th...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

    Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:16:05 GMT
    (CNN) -- The company said that the recalled vehicles had previously had their vanity mirrors repaired, but that the wiring may not have been correctly reassembled by the dealer, posing a fire risk.Chrysler said there were three injuries tied to the problem, all in vehicles which had been serviced.The vehicles involved are the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durangos. Only vehicles which were previously serviced are included in the recall.Some of these vehicles were included in a previ...More >>
    (CNN) -- The company said that the recalled vehicles had previously had their vanity mirrors repaired, but that the wiring may not have been correctly reassembled by the dealer, posing a fire risk.Chrysler said there were three injuries tied to the problem, all in vehicles which had been serviced.The vehicles involved are the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durangos. Only vehicles which were previously serviced are included in the recall.Some of these vehicles were included in a previ...More >>
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