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  • 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 >>
  • Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Choke Hold by Cop Killed NY Man, Medical Examiner Says

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:28:24 GMT
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
     A police officer's illegal choke hold killed a New York man last month.More >>
  • Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Ebola Coming to U.S. for First Time as Atlanta Facility Readies to Receive Patients

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:23:01 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...More >>
    (CNN) -- The Ebola virus is coming to the United States for what's thought to be the first time, as two Americans return home after getting infected while helping others cope with the outbreak ravaging West Africa.The patients will head to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. One "will arrive in the next several days, and then a second patient will be coming a few days after that," according to Dr. Bruce Ribner, who oversees the Emory isolation unit where the pair will be treated."The patien...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 >>
  • Combat by Design: Army Unveils New Camouflage Pattern

    Combat by Design: Army Unveils New Camouflage Pattern

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:59:28 GMT
    Combat uniforms featuring the Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday.The Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.The Army plans to transition to this new camo over time, phasing out the unpop...More >>
    Combat uniforms featuring the Army's newest camouflage pattern will be available for sale in the summer of 2015, officials announced Thursday.The Army is calling its new camo the Operational Camouflage Pattern, though it's been referred to in previous tests as Scorpion W2. The pattern, with a color palette of muted greens, light beige and dark brown, was developed by Army Natick Labs in Massachusetts.The Army plans to transition to this new camo over time, phasing out the unpop...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 >>
  • All Foot First Pitch

    All Foot First Pitch

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:48:13 GMT
    There was an unusual ceremonial first pitch at the Twins-Royals game on Thursday.Tom Willis was born without arms, but that didn't stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.Willis is no pre-game rookie. He has appeared in 22 different ballparks.It's part of his "Pitch For Awareness" tour, highlighting what people with disabilities can do.He also plans to participate in a charity 5K there in Kansas City on Saturday.More >>
    There was an unusual ceremonial first pitch at the Twins-Royals game on Thursday.Tom Willis was born without arms, but that didn't stop him from delivering the ceremonial first pitch at Kauffman Stadium.Willis is no pre-game rookie. He has appeared in 22 different ballparks.It's part of his "Pitch For Awareness" tour, highlighting what people with disabilities can do.He also plans to participate in a charity 5K there in Kansas City on Saturday.More >>
  • 16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    16 Bell County Daycares Under Investigation

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:11:37 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Stuck On Immigration, House GOP Delays August Recess

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:07:44 GMT
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...More >>
    Washington (CNN) -- On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress. House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigration resources, unable to agree among themselves about what to do. That sparked a revolt in their caucus over doing nothing, which forced GOP leaders to delay the start of August break to discuss the matter further on Friday mo...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 >>
  • LTG Milley Moves On To Fort Bragg, Fort Hood To Get New Commanding General

    LTG Milley Moves On To Fort Bragg, Fort Hood To Get New Commanding General

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:25:58 GMT
    Fort Hood, TX -- Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, was confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 24.Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, was also confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general on July 24.The III Corps change of command between M...More >>
    Fort Hood, TX -- Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general of III Corps and Fort Hood, was confirmed for promotion to general and assignment as the commanding general of United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, N.C., on July 24.Maj. Gen. Sean B. MacFarland, commanding general of 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, was also confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and assignment as the III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general on July 24.The III Corps change of command between M...More >>
  • COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    COUPLE DIE HOURS APART - EMOTIONAL STORY

    Thursday, July 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 20:11:07 GMT
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
    A California couple married for 62 years died just the way they lived, together.More >>
  • TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    TRUCK CRASHES INTO CAR (CAUGHT ON CAMERA)

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:50:09 GMT
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
    If you think you're having a bad day, you haven't met Jacob Schreiner.Last month, he got pulled over on FM 3083 near Four Corners when another driver hit his car during the traffic stop and it was caught on dash cam.The 20-year-old admitted he cried."Oh I did, I absolutely did," he said. "I ain't gonna lie."Schreiner was driving his prized possession, a 2006 Ford Mustang GT with a brand new engine that cost nearly $15,000.Even before the crash, you can see him loving on...More >>
  • Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Giraffe Dies After Smashing Head on Low Highway Bridge in South Africa

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:49:30 GMT
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
    A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. Several horrified witnesses tweeted pictures of the open-air truck carrying two giraffes with their necks jutting high out of the vehicle. "Look how low that bridge is and how tall the giraffes are," tweeted Pabi Moloi. "Who thought this one through? I wish I hadn't seen this." Rick Allan, of the Society for the Prevent...More >>
  • PROSTHETIC HAND BUILT WITH 3D PRINTER

    PROSTHETIC HAND BUILT WITH 3D PRINTER

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:36:54 GMT
    Community college student builds $40 prosthetic hand using a 3D printer, hopes to turn prosthetics industry on its headMore >>
    Community college student builds $40 prosthetic hand using a 3D printer, hopes to turn prosthetics industry on its headMore >>
  • Watch: Brave Woman Rescues Dog on Mexican Highway

    Watch: Brave Woman Rescues Dog on Mexican Highway

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:06:24 GMT
    This woman risked her life by stopping on a busy highway to rescue an injured dog stuck in the median.The video, uploaded to Live Leak, shows Vero Bombonsito Salgado crossing the freeway and then gaining the pooch's trust. She then picks it up and carries it back across where the dog seems to be able to walk on its own.The dog was reportedly cared for and is doing okay.More >>
    This woman risked her life by stopping on a busy highway to rescue an injured dog stuck in the median.The video, uploaded to Live Leak, shows Vero Bombonsito Salgado crossing the freeway and then gaining the pooch's trust. She then picks it up and carries it back across where the dog seems to be able to walk on its own.The dog was reportedly cared for and is doing okay.More >>
  • Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Mom Finds Gymnastics Coach in 13-Year-Old's Closet

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:09:03 GMT
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
    Police say a 21-year-old gymnastics coach has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old student. The girl's mom says she found the coach hiding in her daughter's closet.More >>
  • Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Preseason Amway Coaches Poll: Florida State is No. 1, Baylor No. 10

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:10:34 GMT
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...More >>
    (USA TODAY) -- The Florida State Seminoles will start this season exactly where they ended the last one: No. 1.The reigning national champions were an overwhelming No. 1 with 56 of 62 first-place votes in the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released Thursday."We're very excited about being No. 1 and happy to be No. 1, but we understand that we have to play like No. 1 and play great football," Fisher told USA TODAY Sports. "That's going to be our objective. We're proud to start there and now we ...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 >>
  • Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Police: Toddler Dies After Getting Trapped in Hot Car

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:58:42 GMT
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...More >>
    A 3-year-old boy in Southern California died Wednesday after he climbed into an unlocked car on a hot summer's day and was trapped, police said.The toddler was playing alone in the front yard of his house in Sylmar while his parents were home when he got into the car and couldn't get out, said Officer Bruce Borihanh with the Los Angeles Police Department.Police told CNN affiliate KABC that the boy's father woke up from a nap and found the boy unresponsive. It was unclear how long the...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 >>
  • Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique Opens, Offers Low Cost Dresses

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:51:30 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a fairy tale grand opening. “It’s exciting. This is really happening,” store owner Keri Byer said. After months of hard work, Keri was finally able to open up her Fort Hood Fairy Godmother Boutique, a non-profit offering dresses and accessories at a low cost. “I think it’s absolutely absurd to miss a formal event, something special, just because you can’t afford the right outfit,” she said. “That to me should not happen to anyone.” Eight years ago Keri opened her first Fairy G...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 >>
  • UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    UPDATE: Baylor Students Killed, Injured in Tuesday Wreck Identified

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:28:56 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 >>
  • '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
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    (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 >>
  • STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    STORE CLERK SHOT, THEN ATTACKS ROBBER

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:53:26 GMT
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
    A convenience store clerk fights back after being shot during a robbery.More >>
  • Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Teen Pours Alcohol On His Chest, Then Lights It After 'Fire Challenge'

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:35:16 GMT
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...More >>
    A Kentucky teen gets an idea from Facebook and now he's warning others not to make the same mistake.He is covered in burns and bandages."Unbearable, yeah, basically, I just recommend y'all not doing it," says the victim.This 15-year-old says he didn't know what to expect when he poured rubbing alcohol on his chest and lit it. "After it got put out, it was already blistering, so, yeah, it's just hard," he said.He says he got the idea from Facebook, after seeing videos of something cal...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 >>
  • McDonald's New Nuggets are Made of Fish and Tofu in Japan

    McDonald's New Nuggets are Made of Fish and Tofu in Japan

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:33:06 GMT
    If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.On Wednesday, McDonald's in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the Tofu Shinjo McNugget i...More >>
    If you're wary of chicken and beef products after a major meat supply scandal in Asia, the McDonald's in Japan could have an alternative for you -- tofu and fish nuggets.On Wednesday, McDonald's in Japan rolled out Tofu Shinjo McNuggets, a doppelganger of the Chicken McNugget made from a mishmash of minced white fish, tofu and vegetables including edamame, soy beans and carrots. Deep-fried to a golden-brown and shaped just like the original chicken version, the Tofu Shinjo McNugget i...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 >>
  • The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    The Hackers Who Recovered NASA's Lost Lunar Photos

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:46:55 GMT
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...More >>
    Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though -- its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the '6...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 >>
  • "It's a good first step," Local Veterans React to Proposed VA Reform Bill

    "It's a good first step," Local Veterans React to Proposed VA Reform Bill

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:20:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A new $17 billion dollar VA reform bill could be passed into legislation as early as Wednesday after House and Senate members came to a compromise Monday night on the overhaul plan.With the bill, $5 billion would go toward hiring more doctors and nurses, another $1.5 billion to lease 27 new facilities for clinics to provide more patient access, and $10 billion for outside care. Veterans living 40 miles from the closest VA or veterans who are on a wait list of more than 30 days could...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A new $17 billion dollar VA reform bill could be passed into legislation as early as Wednesday after House and Senate members came to a compromise Monday night on the overhaul plan.With the bill, $5 billion would go toward hiring more doctors and nurses, another $1.5 billion to lease 27 new facilities for clinics to provide more patient access, and $10 billion for outside care. Veterans living 40 miles from the closest VA or veterans who are on a wait list of more than 30 days could...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 >>
  • Abbott Appeals Texas Same Sex Marriage Ban

    Abbott Appeals Texas Same Sex Marriage Ban

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:09:27 GMT
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal on Tuesday to uphold the state's same-sex marriage ban.The ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in February. According to the brief, Abbott said Texas can ban same-sex marriage based on Texas's interest in procreation. In 2005, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.More >>
    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an appeal on Tuesday to uphold the state's same-sex marriage ban.The ban was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge in February. According to the brief, Abbott said Texas can ban same-sex marriage based on Texas's interest in procreation. In 2005, Texas voters approved a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.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 >>
  • VA Manipulated Vets' Appointment Data, Audit Finds

    VA Manipulated Vets' Appointment Data, Audit Finds

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:10:49 GMT
    Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY.Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wilmington, N.C., told auditors they "were fearful of retaliation" if they did not manipulate appointment data.Managers instructed or "encouraged" schedulers to ...More >>
    Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient national system, according to documents provided to USA TODAY.Workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Wilmington, N.C., told auditors they "were fearful of retaliation" if they did not manipulate appointment data.Managers instructed or "encouraged" schedulers to ...More >>
  • What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    What's Your Solution? The TSA Wants to Know

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:06:38 GMT
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
    The TSA needs your help to shorten security lines, and the agency will line your pockets instead of telling you to empty them for the right solution.More >>
  • Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs

    Robert McDonald Confirmed as new Head of Veterans Affairs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:59:05 GMT
    The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next leader of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.The vote was 97 to 0.President Barack Obama selected the former Proctor and Gamble chief after the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left after reports exposed wide-ranging mismanagement and manipulation of waiting lists at VA hospitals.McDonald will be charged with reforming a system bogged down by bureaucracy and mistrust.It looks likely that he’ll ge...More >>
    The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next leader of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.The vote was 97 to 0.President Barack Obama selected the former Proctor and Gamble chief after the resignation of former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left after reports exposed wide-ranging mismanagement and manipulation of waiting lists at VA hospitals.McDonald will be charged with reforming a system bogged down by bureaucracy and mistrust.It looks likely that he’ll ge...More >>
  • Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

    Walmart Ice Cream Sandwich Left in Sun, Doesn't Melt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:46:35 GMT
    (KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op...More >>
    (KHOU) -- A viral video has been making the rounds around the web, as it shows a man leaving a Walmart "Great Value" brand ice-cream sandwich out in the sun for over an hour. The man in the video says he heard a woman in Cincinnati accidentally left out her ice cream sandwich in the sun, only to find it virtually unchanged.In this video, the man examines the ice cream sandwich after 20 minutes, 35 minutes and 60 minutes in direct sunlight. At 60 minutes, the only visible change is a clear, op...More >>
  • Surgeon General: Stop Tanning and Save Your Skin

    Surgeon General: Stop Tanning and Save Your Skin

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:10:55 GMT
    Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop — seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons. It's a familiar skin-cancer prevention message, but it's coming from a new source: the office of the U.S. Surgeon General.The call to action from acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, released Tuesday, says that skin cancer is a "major public health problem" and that too much exposure to indoor and outdoor ul...More >>
    Those of you tanning or burning your skin this summer should stop — seek the shade, wear a hat and some sunscreen and, whatever you do, stay out of indoor tanning salons. It's a familiar skin-cancer prevention message, but it's coming from a new source: the office of the U.S. Surgeon General.The call to action from acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, released Tuesday, says that skin cancer is a "major public health problem" and that too much exposure to indoor and outdoor ul...More >>
  • Dad Creates Efficient Way to Have a Water Balloon Fight

    Dad Creates Efficient Way to Have a Water Balloon Fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:08:15 GMT
    Tired of spending time endlessly tying water balloons instead of having fun during hot summer days with his family, a Texas father of eight came up with a genius idea to save time.Josh Malone, 41, invented Bunch O Balloons, a set-up that can fill 100 water balloons in under a minute. As he showed in an impromptu water balloon fight against an undermanned Carson Daly on Rockefeller Plaza during TODAY Tuesday, it goes way faster than the conventional method of filling balloons one at...More >>
    Tired of spending time endlessly tying water balloons instead of having fun during hot summer days with his family, a Texas father of eight came up with a genius idea to save time.Josh Malone, 41, invented Bunch O Balloons, a set-up that can fill 100 water balloons in under a minute. As he showed in an impromptu water balloon fight against an undermanned Carson Daly on Rockefeller Plaza during TODAY Tuesday, it goes way faster than the conventional method of filling balloons one at...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
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    (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 >>
  • Soldiers Graduate from Microsoft Program

    Soldiers Graduate from Microsoft Program

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:13:02 GMT
    Fort Hood soldiers say it's the opportunity of a lifetime.Microsoft expanded their technology program to Fort Hood. And today the first class of 10 soldiers graduated.More >>
    Fort Hood soldiers say it's the opportunity of a lifetime.Microsoft expanded their technology program to Fort Hood. And today the first class of 10 soldiers graduated.
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  • Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Man Arrested for Allegedly Luring Kids with Candy, Fondling Them

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:38:39 GMT
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    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...More >>
    McKINNEY — McKinney police have arrested a 66-year-old man for allegedly luring children into his garage with candy and then fondling them.Jamie Edwan is charged with indecency with a child. He was booked into the Collin County Jail on July 18 with a bond of $100,000.Police said a child victim came forward and said the suspect used candy as a lure and then was inappropriately touched by Edwan in his garage, located on Newport Lane in McKinney.According to a search warrant, a girl to...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
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    (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 >>
  • Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Sheriff: 44,000 Pot Plants Found in Polk County Field; Search Continues for More

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:25:04 GMT
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     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
     GOODRICH, Tx – A deer hunter stumbled upon thousands of pot plants in what could end up being one of the biggest marijuana busts in Texas history.Polk County deputies say they’ve already recovered 44,000 plants and they haven’t even started clearing out 19 additional fields spotted by air.The hunter was at his deer lease in Goodrich off Old Highway 35 Saturday when he saw the suspicious plants and alerted authorities.Deputies say it was a sophisticated operation using water from a cre...More >>
  • Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Man Featured on CNN's 'The Hunt' Killed During Attempted Arrest

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:55:13 GMT
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    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...More >>
    A suspected sex offender recently featured on CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York law enforcement sources.Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012.Two U.S. marshals and a New York police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.Walsh said that after the episode featuring Mozdir aired, aut...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 >>
  • Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Would-Be Thieves Get Beat Down From MMA Champ

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:33:11 GMT
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
    A Houston convenience store worker caught some would-be thieves off guard when he unleashed his MMA moves on the men when they tried to mug his co-worker.More >>
  • FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    FAA Proposes $12 Million Fine Against Southwest for Repairs

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:10:13 GMT
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
    WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $12 million fine Monday against Southwest Airlines for allegedly failing to comply with repair orders for Boeing 737 planes.The case combines three earlier enforcement actions against the Dallas-based airline."Safety is our top priority, and that means holding airlines responsible for the repairs their contractors undertake," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said. "Everyone has a role to play and a responsibility ...More >>
  • Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Family of Five Found Shot to Death

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:58:48 GMT
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
    SACO, Maine — State police said a mother, father and three children were found dead in their home in Saco on Sunday.Police say a friend of the family called a worker associated with the apartment complex to check on the family after growing concerned for them.The worker entered the apartment, saw one body and called Saco police around 1:30 ET Sunday afternoon. When officers arrived, they discovered the other bodies in three different rooms.In a statement, state police said "all...More >>
  • Why This Surfing Dog May Be Better Than Any You've Seen

    Why This Surfing Dog May Be Better Than Any You've Seen

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:30:52 GMT
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    Ricochet is a surfing superstar who helps teach the disabled to hang ten, too.More >>
    Ricochet is a surfing superstar who helps teach the disabled to hang ten, too.More >>
  • Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Appeals Panel Strikes Down Virginia Gay Marriage Ban

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:46:11 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...More >>
    A federal appeals court panel in Virginia became the second one this summer to strike down a state ban against same-sex marriage Monday, making it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the issue as early as next year.The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond ruled 2-1 that gay men and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry that is paramount to state marriage laws.The circuit court has jurisdiction over Virginia, Maryla...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 >>
  • Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Two Americans Battle for Their Lives Against Ebola

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:58:21 GMT
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    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Two Americans who got infected with Ebola virus as they were trying to save others with the disease are struggling for their lives in Liberia, one of three West African nations at the center of the biggest outbreak yet of the virus.They may have been infected by something as simple as wiping the sweat from their eyes, says another expert who’s worked in the field fighting the outbreak.Dr. Kent Brantly, 33, medical director for the aid group Samaritan’s Purse, and his colleague N...More >>
  • Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Strikes Near Gaza's Shifa Hospital, Refugee Camp Kill or Hurt 30

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:35:29 GMT
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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Missiles or rockets struck within yards of Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving at least 30 dead and wounded. The Israeli military denied reports its forces were responsible for the strikes, saying they were the result of rockets misfired by Palestinian militants.The explosion near Shifa Hospital around 5 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET) caused some damage to the outpatient clinic, according to witnesses including an NBC News crew on...More >>
  • Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Destructive Summer Storms to Batter Millions, Forecasters Warn

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:27:57 GMT
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    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...More >>
    An extensive system of storms that flattened homes, flooded neighborhoods and triggered tornadoes split, reignited and threatened yet more damage Monday.The severe weather battered a vast area from New Hampshire to North Carolina and from Michigan to northern Louisiana on Sunday. Six tornadoes reportedly touched down, more than 200,000 customers were left without power and thousands of flights were canceled or delayed.Early Monday, the Northeast began seeing the first evidenc...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
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    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 >>
  • Skydive is Last on Cancer Patient's Bucket List

    Skydive is Last on Cancer Patient's Bucket List

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:26:39 GMT
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    Brian Nagle crosses the last item off his bucket list in dive from 20,000 feet.More >>
    Brian Nagle crosses the last item off his bucket list in dive from 20,000 feet. More >>
  • Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Palin Starts Online News Channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:19:38 GMT
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...More >>
    Sarah Palin is cutting through the "media filters" to bring you her own Internet channel. "Together, we'll cut through the sound bites and cut through the media's politically correct filter and things like Washington, D.C.'s crony capitalism," the former vice presidential nominee said in a video posted to Facebook on Sunday. "We'll go around all that." Palin says the project is a "news channel that really is a lot more than news," according to the video posted to Facebook.Expec...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 >>
  • Fallen Marine's Tribute Flag is Found in Flea Market, Given to Mom

    Fallen Marine's Tribute Flag is Found in Flea Market, Given to Mom

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:13:03 GMT
    Lanie Brown was at her local flea market in Texas, hoping to find a good deal, when she came across something much more precious.Within a pile of American flags, she found one that looked peculiar, covered in writing from a black marker. Brown wasn't sure what the writing was, but the seller felt it lessened the value of the flag.Her curiosity piqued, Brown bought the flag for the low asking price of $5.When Brown showed it to her son, who is a Marine, he explained that it was a tr...More >>
    Lanie Brown was at her local flea market in Texas, hoping to find a good deal, when she came across something much more precious.Within a pile of American flags, she found one that looked peculiar, covered in writing from a black marker. Brown wasn't sure what the writing was, but the seller felt it lessened the value of the flag.Her curiosity piqued, Brown bought the flag for the low asking price of $5.When Brown showed it to her son, who is a Marine, he explained that it was a tr...More >>
  • Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Girls Arrested After Tortoise Tortured to Death

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:18:22 GMT
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    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two Florida teens are accused of torturing a state-protected gopher tortoise. Video posted on the girls' Facebook pages showed the animal being burned with a lighter then stomped to death amid cheers.More >>
  • Second American Infected with Ebola

    Second American Infected with Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:00:00 GMT
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    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
    A second American aid worker in Liberia has tested positive for Ebola, according to the Christian humanitarian group she works for.Nancy Writebol is employed by Serving in Mission, or SIM, in Liberia and was helping the joint SIM/Samaritan's Purse team that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, according to a Samaritan's Purse statement.Writebol, who serves as SIM's personnel coordinator, has been living in Monrovia with her husband, David, according to SIM's website. The Charlotte...More >>
  • Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Report: Black Box Indicates Missile Hit Flight 17

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:46:04 GMT
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
    Data downloaded from a black box retrieved from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are consistent with a missile attack, national news media are reporting, citing an unidentified European air safety official.The source told CBS News the findings indicate the plane's fuselage was hit by shrapnel from a missile explosion."It did what it was designed to do — bring down airplanes," the source told CBS.A thorough investigation of the site, however, remains elusive 10 days a...More >>
  • On the Front Lines of the Border War

    On the Front Lines of the Border War

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:03:25 GMT
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    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
    Along the Rio Grande, in the country's hottest zone for smuggling people to the U.S. from Mexico.There is no one closer to the action, and its many dangers,than the game wardens from Texas Parks and Wildlife, who patrol the river's shallowest stretches in small boats. Late in the afternoon when we are along, a three-man scout team confronts a 16-year-old Mexican boy caught swimming from the us riverbank toward the other side. The wardens say they've seen him before, and suspect ...More >>
  • Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Israel Military Rejects Blame for Deaths at U.N. Shelter

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:57:11 GMT
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
    The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N school that was shelter to many Gaza residents. Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on Thursday when the school in northern Gaza was struck."A single errant Israeli mortar landed in the courtyard in the school," Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said. "The footag...More >>
  • U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    U.S. Doctor Contracts Ebola While Treating Sick in Liberia

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:25:18 GMT
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    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly is the medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Brantly, 33, has been working with Samaritan's Purse in Liberia since Oct...More >>
  • Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Coast Guard Ends Search for Father in Around-World Flight

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:15:04 GMT
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    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
    The Coast Guard has suspended its search for the father who was accompanying his teenage son on an around-the-world flight that was set to make history.Babar Suleman, 58, went missing during a plane crash near Pago Pago, in American Samoa, on Tuesday night. The body of his son, 17-year-old pilot Haris Suleman, was recovered the next day.Officials have found more debris from the plane but failed to locate Babar, who himself learned to fly in 2001."The decision to suspend a search...More >>
  • Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Philly Cops Hunt for Carjackers Who Killed Three Children

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:17:46 GMT
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
    Two assailants stole a woman’s car and then crashed it into a crowd on a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids.?More >>
  • Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Homeless Man Trains for San Francisco Marathon

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:47:27 GMT
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    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps.More >>
    Drug addiction and prison time left Ronnie Goodman without a home, sleeping on the streets of San Francisco. Now, sober for more than a decade, Goodman is training for the city’s marathon, setting out to conquer the same streets on which he sleeps. 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 >>
  • 2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    2nd 'Black Box' Found from Air Algerie Crash in Mali, U.N. Official Says

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:51:23 GMT
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
    France has declared a three-day mourning period to commemorate the victims of the Air Algerie Flight 5017 crash, French President Francois Hollande declared on Saturday.Following a meeting with families of the victims, Hollande said flags will fly at half-staff on government buildings from Monday through Wednesday.Fifty-four of the 118 victims were French nationals.The second flight data recorder from has been found in Mali, a U.N. official said Saturday.A team from the U.N. mission ...More >>
  • Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Ebola Virus Death Confirmed in Nigeria's Biggest City, Lagos

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:32:39 GMT
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
     A Liberian man who was hospitalized in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, with the Ebola virus has died, Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said."The patient was subjected to thorough medical tests ... which confirmed he had the Ebola virus," Chukwu said Friday.The case has raised fears that the virus could spread beyond the three countries at the center of what health officials say is the deadliest ever Ebola outbreak and into Africa's most populous nation, Nigeria. Lagos has mor...More >>
  • Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Yet Another Child Dies in a Hot Car; A Foster Father is Arrested

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:17:56 GMT
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
    The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to launch home inspections of adoptive and foster families.The foster father told police he picked up with child from a babysitter about 4 p.m. Thursday, drove home and forgot the child was in the back seat, according to Lt. Todd Ojile of the Wichita ...More >>
  • U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    U.S. Fighter Jets Escort Plane to Toronto After Passenger Threat

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:42:52 GMT
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
    Nightly News A heavily armed SWAT team boarded a Canadian plane that made an emergency landing when a passenger, now in custody, allegedly threatened the aircraft.More >>
  • No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    No Deal: Hamas Rejects Plan to Extend Gaza Cease-Fire

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:14 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:14:58 GMT
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan.More >>
    TEL AVIV —Israel on Saturday proposed extending the 12-hour humanitarian truce in Gaza by four hours, but a Hamas official said the group rejected the plan. More >>
  • USA's Oldest Living Female Veteran to Be Honored in D.C.

    USA's Oldest Living Female Veteran to Be Honored in D.C.

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:51:19 GMT
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    108-year-old World War II veteran Lucy Coffey is heading to D.C. to see the memorials and tour the White House as part of the Honor Flight program.More >>
    108-year-old World War II veteran Lucy Coffey is heading to D.C. to see the memorials and tour the White House as part of the Honor Flight program.More >>
  • U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    U.S. Embassy in Libya Evacuates Personnel

    Saturday, July 26 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-26 16:28:23 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
    The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of heavy militia violence raging in the capital, Tripoli, the State Department said. About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.U.S. officials stress that this is a relocation of embassy personnel and the operations have been "temporarily suspended" until "the secu...More >>
  • Facebook Post Leads Local Man Who Found Bracelet to Soldier Who Lost it Two Years Ago

    Facebook Post Leads Local Man Who Found Bracelet to Soldier Who Lost it Two Years Ago

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:13:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Call it a miracle, call it coincidence -- whatever you call it, it's an amazing story. A local man found a bracelet over the weekend memorializing two soldiers killed in action. A little legwork, and the bracelet that went missing two years ago is now on its way back to its owner, more than 1,200 miles away.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Call it a miracle, call it coincidence -- whatever you call it, it's an amazing story. A local man found a bracelet over the weekend memorializing two soldiers killed in action. A little legwork, and the bracelet that went missing two years ago is now on its way back to its owner, more than 1,200 miles away.
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  • 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 >>
  • Ft. Hood Soldiers Help Finish Little Boy's 'Make a Wish'

    Ft. Hood Soldiers Help Finish Little Boy's 'Make a Wish'

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:01:18 GMT
    Ft. Hood soldiers help finish Antonio's greenhouseFt. Hood soldiers help finish Antonio's greenhouse
    (KCEN) – Even the toughest of soldiers cry once in a while, and get misty eyed when emotions get the best of them. Friday was one of those times. Around 10a.m. about 30 soldiers made their way to the Laguna’s home in Kempner, TX. Their mission: helping Make a Wish put the final touches on a little boy’s dream. “It’s what we do,” Sergeant Paulus Smallwood said. “If someone needs help we will go out and help them.” But it wasn’t just anyone. They were helping a fellow brother, Frank Laguna, wh...More >>
    (KCEN) – Even the toughest of soldiers cry once in a while, and get misty eyed when emotions get the best of them. Friday was one of those times. Around 10a.m. about 30 soldiers made their way to the Laguna’s home in Kempner, TX. Their mission: helping Make a Wish put the final touches on a little boy’s dream. “It’s what we do,” Sergeant Paulus Smallwood said. “If someone needs help we will go out and help them.” But it wasn’t just anyone. They were helping a fellow brother, Frank Laguna, wh...More >>
  • Fill 100 water balloons in a minute

    Fill 100 water balloons in a minute

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:52:07 GMT
    (CNN)A dad invented a hose attachment that can fill and tie 37 water balloons at once.More >>
    (CNN)A dad invented a hose attachment that can fill and tie 37 water balloons at once.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 >>
  • Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

    Boy Gets More than 200 Teeth Removed

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

    Boy with inoperable brain tumor gets thousands of birthday cards

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

    Minnesota Man Says Southwest Removed His Family Over Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:51:52 GMT
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
    A Minnesota man refuses to fly on Southwest Airlines after he says his family was briefly removed from their flight over a critical tweet. Duff Watson was boarding as a priority flyer with Southwest when an agent refused to allow his two children, ages 6 and 9, who had later boarding times, to board with him, according to NBC's affiliate KARE. Watson said he warned the agent that he'd tweet about the incident, which he did. "RUDEST AGENT IN DENVER. KIMBERLY S. GATE C39. NOT HAPP...More >>
  • Survivor: 'I was so scared' in Tornado that Killed 2 at Campground

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

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:43:39 GMT
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
    (CNN) -- The voices in the video tell the story."Something crazy is going on outside," a woman shouts. "I'm scared."Moments later, the same voice yells that a tree has fallen and another says, "It's on that guy's camper."Overturned campers, downed treesThe footage posted on the website of CNN affiliate WAVY came from the Cherrystone Family Camping Resort on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where a tornado on Thursday toppled campers and sent trees crashing onto vehicles.State Police spokeswoma...More >>
  • 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 >>
  • 4-Year-Old Boy Banned From Doughnut Shop By Managers For Being 'Rude'

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

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

    Inmate Gasped, Snorted During Two-Hour Execution In Execution

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:47:25 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- An Arizona execution took nearly two hours on Wednesday, and witnesses said the inmate gasped and snorted for well over an hour after the lethal injection The execution of double-murderer Joseph Wood — which Arizona carried out with a two-drug combination it had never before tried — is certain to fan the debate over how U.S. states carry out the death penalty. "I've never witnessed an execution that took that long," defense lawyer Dale Baich told NBC News. "The state of Ari...More >>
  • New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    New Army Regulation Could Help Honor Fallen

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:28:00 GMT
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
    (KCEN) – One of the Army’s new appearance regulations could boost an effort to honor fallen and wounded post-9/11 heroes around Fort Hood. The local Fisher House has been on a mission since the spring to collect combat boots needed to line the route of the Hero and Remembrance Run, Walk and Roll in October. The changes to dress regulations that took effect this spring include limits on whether troops can wear some non-issue combat boots. Now the Fisher House wants to get the word out about t...More >>
  • Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Six New GM Recalls of 717,950 Vehicles

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:33:54 GMT
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
    General Motors announced six more recalls today, totalling 717,950 newer-model U.S. vehicles for a variety of defects.That brings the number of GM recalls this year to 60, totaling 26.41 million vehicles.GM says it knows of three crashes and two injuries, but no deaths, linked to the new recalls.The automaker sees the latest round of call-backs as evidence it's continuing to strictly police itself on safety issues."These recalls signify how we've enhanced our approach to safety...More >>
  • Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Killeen Police Searching for Burglary Suspects

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:12:00 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Killeen Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Killeen Police Dept.
    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 >>
  • Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

    Auschwitz Selfie Girl Defends Actions

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:14:48 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/witter/@PrincessBMMPhoto Courtesy USA Today/witter/@PrincessBMM
    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral."Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.On July 20, she...More >>
    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral."Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.On July 20, she...More >>
  • 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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  • 47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    47 Dead, 11 Injured in Taiwan Plane Crash

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:32:24 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
    Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih. The crash of the twin-engine turboprop plane happened outside Magong Airport at about 7 p.m., CNA reported earlier.CNN affiliate ETTV is reporting that the plane crashed into a residential building.The cause of the crash wasn't immediately known.Some media reports said the pl...More >>
  • In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    In Somber Ceremony, Dutch Welcome Home First Remains of MH17 Victims

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-23 15:27:29 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
    A lone bugler marked the return home Friday of first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. The grieving European nation then held a moment of silence to honor those killed in the crash of the jetliner, downed last week by a suspected surface-to-air missile over war-torn eastern Ukraine.The bodies, borne in simple wooden caskets, were unloaded from the planes and into a fleet of waiting hearses. The only sounds, the hushed orders of marching soldiers and a whipping wind....More >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Groups: League City Ban On Border Kids Violates Civil Rights

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:43 GMT
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    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
    A Texas community’s resolution barring immigrants from being housed in the city is being challenged as violating the 50-year-old Civil Rights Act.Texas Appleseed, a social justice group, and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a civil rights group, called on the Department of Housing and Urban Development Tuesday to investigate, require compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and to “put a halt to League City’s illegal action targeting vuln...More >>
  • Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart Stores

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:40:45 GMT
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
    If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.Wawona Packing Co. is voluntarily recalling peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that were packed at its Cutler, California, warehouses between June 1 and July 12. Wawona believes the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.Costco, Trader Joe's, and the Walmart Corp. -- which operates Walmart and Sam's Club stores, have all posted notices about the fruit recall on their websit...More >>
  • Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Sidekick Dog Rocks Sidecar Like a Superstar

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:20:06 GMT
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    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable.More >>
    Nelson the goldendoodle has more Instagram followers than most people, and it's not just because he's adorable. More >>
  • Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Dad Admits Son Stopped Him From Killing Alleged Abuser

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:38:00 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
    The Florida dad who made headlines when he pummeled an 18-year-old man who was allegedly molesting his 11-year-old son now admits he intended to kill the suspect — but his son stopped him. The father, who is not being identified to shield his son, beat the alleged molester, Raymond Frolander to a bloody pulp knocking him out. Then he called the cops and said, "I just walked in and found a grown man molesting (my child), and I got him in a bloody puddle for you right now, officer...More >>
  • 'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

    'Extraordinary' Little Boy Finishes Triathlon with Disabled Brother

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

    UPDATE: FAA bans U.S.-Israel Flights, Citing Rocket Attack

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:43:33 GMT
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
    Delta Air Lines on Tuesday suspended flights to Israel's main international airport because of reports about a nearby rocket attack, the company said.Citing "reports of a rocket or associated debris" near Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Delta said it suspended service between its hub in New York and Tel Aviv "to ensure the safety and security of our customers and employees."One immediate effect: Flight 468, which left New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport with 273 passen...More >>
  • Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

    Ground Broken for Ft. Hood Shooting Memorial

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

    Court Strikes Down Federal Obamacare Subsidies

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:11:14 GMT
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...More >>
    In a potentially lethal blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court has ruled that the federal government may not subsidize health insurance plans bought by people in states that decided not to set up their own marketplaces under Obamacare.The law clearly says that states are to set up the exchanges. But 34 states opted not to, and the federal government took over in those states. The court ruled that federal government may not pay subsidies for insurance plans in those states."W...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 >>
  • American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    American-Israeli soldiers killed in Gaza are remembered

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:45:06 GMT
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     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
     JERUSALEM — Two native-born Americans who moved to Israel and joined its military were memorialized Monday as casualties of the ground war in Gaza.Sean Carmeli, 21, of South Padre Island, Texas, and Max Steinberg, 24, of Woodland Hills, Calif., were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed during clashes with Hamas fighters Sunday.They were "lone soldiers," the designation the Israel Defense Forces gives to 6,000 soldiers whose parents do not live in Israel. The military says 1,100...More >>
  • $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    $190M payout over gynecologist who secretly recorded patients

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:45:04 GMT
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
    Johns Hopkins, one of the world's most prestigious medical institutions, has agreed to pay $190 million to settle claims by thousands of women against a gynecologist who used a tiny camera to surreptitiously make hundreds of videos and photos of patients..But an attorney for the Baltimore medical center on Monday described Dr. Nikita Levy as "a rogue employee'' and said Hopkins should not be blamed for his actions."Just because he was an employee doesn't make Johns Hopkins resp...More >>
  • Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Medal of Honor Recipient Says Award is for His Fallen Brothers

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:37:10 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
    In the predawn hours of July 13, 2008, a wounded Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Pitts dragged himself from one position to another, lobbed grenades overhead and fired a machine gun at insurgents in Afghanistan's Kunar province. He launched grenade after grenade under a hail of enemy gunfire as comrades at other nearby posts fell. He also asked other soldiers to fire at his position to prevent the enemy from gaining ground, according to the Army's account of events.By the time four fellow soldier...More >>
  • Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Deaths Mount in Gaza and Israel as U.S. Pushes Cease-Fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:28:32 GMT
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     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
     The death toll on both sides of the Gaza battle jumped Monday, as Palestinian officials reported scores more killed and Israel announced seven more soldiers died -- including several on Israeli soil. About 550 Palestinians have been killed, Gaza Health Ministry officials said. It's unknown how many were militants, but the United Nations has estimated that 70% are civilians. Israel has reported dozens of terrorists killed.In total, 25 Israeli soldiers have died, including three believ...More >>
  • Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Netanyahu Says Hamas Wants to 'Pile Up the Bodies' for Sympathy

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:19:28 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Hamas on Monday for trying to “pile up the bodies” of its own Palestinian people to generate sympathy while it fires more rockets into Israel. In an interview with NBC News' Brian Williams, Netanahu said that Israel had no choice but to defend itself and said the Palestinian militants are culpable for mounting civilian casualties. "They just don’t care. It’s important to make that clear. They are responsible for all the civilian d...More >>
  • Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Three Teens Admit to Beating Homeless Men

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:04:10 GMT
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
    Trio accused of beating two homeless men to death, attacking several others.More >>
  • Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Rescued duck and signmaker are 'thick as thieves'

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:39:46 GMT
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    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side.More >>
    A sign maker rescued a duck from a drain, and now the duck won't leave his side. More >>
  • 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 >>
  • Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Obama: 'Burden is on Russia' to Push for Access to Jet Crash Site

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:32:47 GMT
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
    President Obama delivers a statement on the situation in Ukraine.More >>
  • Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Obama Signs Ban on LGBT Discrimination by Federal Contractors

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:17:10 GMT
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
    President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday prohibiting discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of gender identify and sexual orientation, winning praise from LGBT rights groups and fulfilling a longtime promise to Democratic activists."Thanks to your passionate advocacy and the irrefutable rightness of your cause, our government - a government of the people, by the people and for the people -- will become just a little bit fairer," Obama told supporters a...More >>
  • MH17 Bodies Were Removed by Rebels Being 'Humane,' Borodai Says

    MH17 Bodies Were Removed by Rebels Being 'Humane,' Borodai Says

    Sunday, July 20 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-07-20 23:20:11 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk, said that passengers had been "lying out in the heat." However, his forces kept international monitors away from wreckage for a fourth day on Sunday.The rebels also forced emergency workers at gunpoint to h...More >>
    DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russia rebels removed some of the bodies of passengers aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet from the crash site to be "humane," the separatists' leader told NBC News.Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared People's Republic of Donetsk, said that passengers had been "lying out in the heat." However, his forces kept international monitors away from wreckage for a fourth day on Sunday.The rebels also forced emergency workers at gunpoint to h...More >>
  • Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects in Falls County

    Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects in Falls County

    Sunday, July 20 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-07-20 22:26:20 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Chris Davis, KCEN NewsPhoto Courtesy Chris Davis, KCEN News
    The Falls County Sheriff’s Dept. is currently searching for two men in relation to an armed robbery that happened last Saturday at Harbor Freight in Waco.The search started late this morning.The Sheriff’s Dept. and Falls County DPS have a perimeter set up on County Rd. 409 between Marlin and Chilton off of Hwy 7.The suspects are reportedly on foot after ditching their vehicle. Police are using dogs and a helicopter to aid in the search.Cars driving in that area are also being stoppe...More >>
    The Falls County Sheriff’s Dept. is currently searching for two men in relation to an armed robbery that happened last Saturday at Harbor Freight in Waco.The search started late this morning.The Sheriff’s Dept. and Falls County DPS have a perimeter set up on County Rd. 409 between Marlin and Chilton off of Hwy 7.The suspects are reportedly on foot after ditching their vehicle. Police are using dogs and a helicopter to aid in the search.Cars driving in that area are also being stoppe...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 >>
  • Body of Missing 16-year-old Swimmer Found in Lake Georgetown

    Body of Missing 16-year-old Swimmer Found in Lake Georgetown

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:46:11 GMT
    The body of a 16-year-old swimmer in Lake Georgetown was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. The boy had gone missing around Overlook Park at the lake on Friday.Dive teams with the Georgetown Police and Fire Dept. and from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Travis County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search on Sunday.Employees with Texas Parks and Wildlife and volunteers with the Travis County Search and Rescue were also involved in the search.More >>
    The body of a 16-year-old swimmer in Lake Georgetown was found Sunday morning around 9 a.m. The boy had gone missing around Overlook Park at the lake on Friday.Dive teams with the Georgetown Police and Fire Dept. and from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office and the Travis County Sheriff's Office were involved in the search on Sunday.Employees with Texas Parks and Wildlife and volunteers with the Travis County Search and Rescue were also involved in the search. More >>
  • Flashback: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Flashback: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:32:30 GMT
    The Huntley-Brinkley Report from July 21st, 1969 following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface and man's first steps on the moon.More >>
    The Huntley-Brinkley Report from July 21st, 1969 following the successful landing of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface and man's first steps on the moon.More >>
  • Israel Ramps Up Gaza Offensive After 13 IDF Soldiers Killed

    Israel Ramps Up Gaza Offensive After 13 IDF Soldiers Killed

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:23:57 GMT
    Thirteen Israeli troops were killed overnight Sunday in Gaza, according to the Israeli Army, sparking the declaration that Israel was sending additional forces to the ground to "combat terror."An armored troop carrier which was moving into the neighborhood of Shejaia took a direct hit from a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile, leaving seven Israeli soldiers dead, an Israeli security source told NBC News. Six more Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting that followed, the s...More >>
    Thirteen Israeli troops were killed overnight Sunday in Gaza, according to the Israeli Army, sparking the declaration that Israel was sending additional forces to the ground to "combat terror."An armored troop carrier which was moving into the neighborhood of Shejaia took a direct hit from a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile, leaving seven Israeli soldiers dead, an Israeli security source told NBC News. Six more Israeli soldiers were killed in the fighting that followed, the s...More >>
  • 'Maverick,' 'The Rockford Files' Star James Garner Dead at 86

    'Maverick,' 'The Rockford Files' Star James Garner Dead at 86

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:11:39 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez said. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garn...More >>
    LOS ANGELES - Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86. He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. local time (11 p.m. ET) and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez said. There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garn...More >>
  • Record-Breaking Wildfires Bear Down on Washington Communities

    Record-Breaking Wildfires Bear Down on Washington Communities

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:12:31 GMT
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    A cluster of Washington state wildfires grew to more than 300 square miles on Saturday, officials said, making it the largest groups of wildfires in Washington state history.More >>
    A cluster of Washington state wildfires grew to more than 300 square miles on Saturday, officials said, making it the largest groups of wildfires in Washington state history. More >>
  • Judy Morales Re-Elected To Temple City Council After Asked to Resign in March

    Judy Morales Re-Elected To Temple City Council After Asked to Resign in March

    Saturday, July 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-20 02:52:37 GMT
    (KCEN)-- Months after resigning from her seat on the Temple City Council, Judy Morales has been re-elected.Morales received 63% of the vote for the District 2 seat. Cynthia Arriaga finished in second place with 31% of the votes. Only 172 people voted in today's election.Morales resigned earlier this year after she was arrested for destroying documents and emails that pointed to her allegedly using public resources to help her 2011 campaign. Morales paid a fine and was given probation.More >>
    (KCEN)-- Months after resigning from her seat on the Temple City Council, Judy Morales has been re-elected.Morales received 63% of the vote for the District 2 seat. Cynthia Arriaga finished in second place with 31% of the votes. Only 172 people voted in today's election.Morales resigned earlier this year after she was arrested for destroying documents and emails that pointed to her allegedly using public resources to help her 2011 campaign. Morales paid a fine and was given probation.More >>
  • Boy Offers Concert on His Porch

    Boy Offers Concert on His Porch

    Saturday, July 19 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-19 22:06:07 GMT
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    A youngster in Minneapolis wants anyone who walks by his porch to sit down and listen to him play the piano. And passersby are taking him up on his offer.More >>
    A youngster in Minneapolis wants anyone who walks by his porch to sit down and listen to him play the piano. And passersby are taking him up on his offer.
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  • 19 Injured When Texas Prison Roof Collapses

    19 Injured When Texas Prison Roof Collapses

    Saturday, July 19 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-07-19 20:40:56 GMT
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    Nineteen inmates were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials.At 11:30 a.m., the sheetrock ceiling of one of the five housing units in the prison collapsed, according to Management Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the prison."We are stil...More >>
    Nineteen inmates were injured when a roof of a private prison collapsed Saturday near Lufkin, Texas, fire officials said. Ten prisoners were taken to hospitals by ambulance, and nine were transported as "walking wounded" from Diboll Correctional Center to area hospitals, according to prison officials.At 11:30 a.m., the sheetrock ceiling of one of the five housing units in the prison collapsed, according to Management Training Corporation (MTC), which operates the prison."We are stil...More >>
  • Jovan Collier Out On Bond

    Jovan Collier Out On Bond

    Saturday, July 19 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 19:59:28 GMT
    A convicted triple murderer who made his way to Central Texas is out on $45,000 bond. Jovan Collier was arrested earlier this month after the McLennan County Sheriff's say he was harassing 3 women. Back in 1983, Collier murdered both his parents, and his younger brother in Wisconsin. He plead no contest and served just over a year for each murder. Collier was released when he was 18. Authorities learned that Collier was in the area when his former fiancee discovered him on a true cri...More >>
    A convicted triple murderer who made his way to Central Texas is out on $45,000 bond. Jovan Collier was arrested earlier this month after the McLennan County Sheriff's say he was harassing 3 women. Back in 1983, Collier murdered both his parents, and his younger brother in Wisconsin. He plead no contest and served just over a year for each murder. Collier was released when he was 18. Authorities learned that Collier was in the area when his former fiancee discovered him on a true cri...More >>
  • Palestinian Death Toll Hits 310 amid Ongoing Israeli Bombing

    Palestinian Death Toll Hits 310 amid Ongoing Israeli Bombing

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:46:25 GMT
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    TEL AVIV, Israeli - Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people in Gaza overnight, raising the overall death toll of Palestinians during the 10-day offensive to 310, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. Two Israelis – one of them a soldier involved in the ongoing ground offensive – have been killed since violence flared almost two weeks ago. The Israeli military said that it had found 13 tunnels and 31 access points since the ground offensive started Thursday night.The stated aim of ...More >>
    TEL AVIV, Israeli - Israeli airstrikes killed 12 people in Gaza overnight, raising the overall death toll of Palestinians during the 10-day offensive to 310, Palestinian officials said on Saturday. Two Israelis – one of them a soldier involved in the ongoing ground offensive – have been killed since violence flared almost two weeks ago. The Israeli military said that it had found 13 tunnels and 31 access points since the ground offensive started Thursday night.The stated aim of ...More >>
  • 190 Bodies Found at MH17 Crash Scene

    190 Bodies Found at MH17 Crash Scene

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:37:05 GMT
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    At least 190 bodies have been discovered at the MH17 crash site, but Ukrainian government officials said Saturday pro-Russian militants are doggedly refusing to let the remains be removed."The fighters have allowed Emergencies Ministry workers in there, but they do not allow them to take anything from the area," Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told reporters at a news conference in Kiev. "The fighters are taking away all that has be...More >>
    At least 190 bodies have been discovered at the MH17 crash site, but Ukrainian government officials said Saturday pro-Russian militants are doggedly refusing to let the remains be removed."The fighters have allowed Emergencies Ministry workers in there, but they do not allow them to take anything from the area," Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, told reporters at a news conference in Kiev. "The fighters are taking away all that has be...More >>
  • Remains Found in Mexico Identified as Those of Missing American

    Remains Found in Mexico Identified as Those of Missing American

    Saturday, July 19 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-19 18:12:23 GMT
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    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from "an area too dangerous for me to be."...More >>
    Human remains found in two plastic bags near a beach in southwestern Mexico have been identified as those of Harry Devert, a New Yorker who left his job as a trader in finance for a transcontinental motorcycle journey from the United States to Latin America, Mexican authorities said. Devert, 32, vanished six months ago after sending his girlfriend an ominous text message from a troubled region in Mexico, describing how he was being escorted from "an area too dangerous for me to be."...More >>
  • String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

    String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:59:42 GMT
    The Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening. It's the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings in Bell County stretching over the last year. Three officers have died in those shootings, plus a fourth to a single-car crash. But the abundance of tragedy in the county is not slowing down new applicants.More >>
    The Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening. It's the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings in Bell County stretching over the last year. Three officers have died in those shootings, plus a fourth to a single-car crash. But the abundance of tragedy in the county is not slowing down new applicants. More >>
  • Population Growing Faster than Expansion

    Population Growing Faster than Expansion

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:49:15 GMT
    Bruceville Eddy is usually a small quiet town. At least when there's no accidents onI-35.... Bringing traffic into town. "I don't like it, don't like it one bit," said resident James Roach. "Not one bit."Roach has lived in Eddy since 1971 working at the Eddy central station close to 35. While the town has stayed relatively small...everything else seems to keep getting bigger and busier. "Since the construction started we haven't had nothing but chaos," said Roach. Ken Roberts with T...More >>
    Bruceville Eddy is usually a small quiet town. At least when there's no accidents onI-35.... Bringing traffic into town. "I don't like it, don't like it one bit," said resident James Roach. "Not one bit."Roach has lived in Eddy since 1971 working at the Eddy central station close to 35. While the town has stayed relatively small...everything else seems to keep getting bigger and busier. "Since the construction started we haven't had nothing but chaos," said Roach. Ken Roberts with T...More >>
  • Campers Rescued From Rising Waters In Central Texas

    Campers Rescued From Rising Waters In Central Texas

    Saturday, July 19 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-19 17:08:27 GMT
    Austin had some flooding that proved dangerous for a group of campers.Thirteen campers were rescued from an island near the Colorado River this morning. They told emergency personnel that the kayaks they had used to reach the island had washed away. The men were rescued from the island three at a time by helicopter."I thought my buddies were actually messing with me whenever they woke me up. And yeah, I was a little panicked whenever I realized what the situation was and where the ri...More >>
    Austin had some flooding that proved dangerous for a group of campers.Thirteen campers were rescued from an island near the Colorado River this morning. They told emergency personnel that the kayaks they had used to reach the island had washed away. The men were rescued from the island three at a time by helicopter."I thought my buddies were actually messing with me whenever they woke me up. And yeah, I was a little panicked whenever I realized what the situation was and where the ri...More >>
  • One Dead, 2 Others Injured After Killeen Car Crash

    One Dead, 2 Others Injured After Killeen Car Crash

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-19 16:19:04 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead and two others are injured after an early morning crash on Saturday in Killeen at W.S. Young and Memorial Blvd. Killeen Police responded to the accident a little after 4 a.m. Saturday morning .When they arrived they found a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra that were involved in the crash.The Hyundai was turned over on it's side. The driver, 27-year-old Troy Richard Eric Taylor, was pinned inside the car and unresponsive. Responders used the Jaws of L...More >>
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead and two others are injured after an early morning crash on Saturday in Killeen at W.S. Young and Memorial Blvd. Killeen Police responded to the accident a little after 4 a.m. Saturday morning .When they arrived they found a white Nissan Altima and a blue Hyundai Elantra that were involved in the crash.The Hyundai was turned over on it's side. The driver, 27-year-old Troy Richard Eric Taylor, was pinned inside the car and unresponsive. Responders used the Jaws of L...More >>
  • Emotional Photos Capture Dog's Last Day

    Emotional Photos Capture Dog's Last Day

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:23:19 GMT
    A family gave their dog Duke the best last day of his life and memorialized it with this heartfelt photo diary.More >>
    A family gave their dog Duke the best last day of his life and memorialized it with this heartfelt photo diary.More >>
  • Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35

    Early Morning Accident Shuts Down I-35

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:50:54 GMT
    (KCEN) All northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 were closed near Bruceville-Eddy early Friday Morning. More >>
    (KCEN) All northbound and southbound lanes of I-35 were closed near Bruceville-Eddy early Friday Morning. More >>
  • Police: Inmate Ordered Pizzas From Jail

    Police: Inmate Ordered Pizzas From Jail

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:38:43 GMT
    A Kentucky shoplifting suspect faces more charges after police say he ordered pizzas while behind bars.More >>
    A Kentucky shoplifting suspect faces more charges after police say he ordered pizzas while behind bars.More >>
  • Man Arrested After Rescued From High Waters

    Man Arrested After Rescued From High Waters

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:58:44 GMT
    A man was arrested in San Antonio after he was rescued from high waters.Police say a 22-year-old man drove around a barricade and was nearly swept away. More >>
    A man was arrested in San Antonio after he was rescued from high waters.Police say a 22-year-old man drove around a barricade and was nearly swept away. More >>
  • Did Tim McGraw Slap a Handsy Female Fan at a Concert?

    Did Tim McGraw Slap a Handsy Female Fan at a Concert?

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:37:26 GMT
    Country superstar Tim McGraw is making news for the wrong reasons.In a video obtained by TMZ, the singer and husband of Faith Hill appears to slap a female fan who looks like she’s making a grab for his privates during a concert on Sunday at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta.However, McGraw’s rep sent a statement to E! denying that he intentionally struck the woman in the face:“At the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone f...More >>
    Country superstar Tim McGraw is making news for the wrong reasons.In a video obtained by TMZ, the singer and husband of Faith Hill appears to slap a female fan who looks like she’s making a grab for his privates during a concert on Sunday at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood in Atlanta.However, McGraw’s rep sent a statement to E! denying that he intentionally struck the woman in the face:“At the end of the night during the encore, Tim was singing out in the audience and someone f...More >>
  • American Quinn Schansman on Malaysia Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

    American Quinn Schansman on Malaysia Jet Shot Down in Ukraine

    Friday, July 18 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-18 18:19:52 GMT
    One American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama said at a White House briefing on Friday.Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch-U.S. citizenship, according to the State Department, which said it could not provide other details.A friend who attended high school with Schansman said he was born in New York City but had lived in the Netherlands most of his life."He was kind," the friend, Fabienne Schriek, said in a message to N...More >>
    One American was on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over Ukraine, President Obama said at a White House briefing on Friday.Quinn Lucas Schansman had dual Dutch-U.S. citizenship, according to the State Department, which said it could not provide other details.A friend who attended high school with Schansman said he was born in New York City but had lived in the Netherlands most of his life."He was kind," the friend, Fabienne Schriek, said in a message to N...More >>
  • Yorkie Paralyzed After Saving Three-Year-Old's Life

    Yorkie Paralyzed After Saving Three-Year-Old's Life

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:28:06 GMT
    One small dog in south Texas is paralyzed after saving a three-year-old's life.An 11-pound Yorkie was paralyzed on Friday after he saved a young child from another dog.Ezio the Yorkie is suffering from a broken neck, spinal cord and a crushed trachea.The incident happened on Friday in Dickinson, Texas.Shannon Long told KHOU that her neighbor's dog broke through a plywood fence and aggressively approached her 3-year-old grandson in their backyard.When the neighbor's dog broke through...More >>
    One small dog in south Texas is paralyzed after saving a three-year-old's life.An 11-pound Yorkie was paralyzed on Friday after he saved a young child from another dog.Ezio the Yorkie is suffering from a broken neck, spinal cord and a crushed trachea.The incident happened on Friday in Dickinson, Texas.Shannon Long told KHOU that her neighbor's dog broke through a plywood fence and aggressively approached her 3-year-old grandson in their backyard.When the neighbor's dog broke through...More >>
  • Human Head Found Where Severed Arms Turned Up in New York Neighborhood

    Human Head Found Where Severed Arms Turned Up in New York Neighborhood

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:42:41 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There was quite the gruesome discovery in one New York neighborhood on Thursday.Police say neighbors discovered a badly, decomposed human head in Hempstead. It was found in a bag, laying in a yard. The discovery comes after officials say several other body parts were found in the area last week."I guess the stench stayed strong and one of the people walking past they happened to smell it," said a nearby resident Jonathan Grier. "The guy across the street went over there, that's when...More >>
    (KCEN) -- There was quite the gruesome discovery in one New York neighborhood on Thursday.Police say neighbors discovered a badly, decomposed human head in Hempstead. It was found in a bag, laying in a yard. The discovery comes after officials say several other body parts were found in the area last week."I guess the stench stayed strong and one of the people walking past they happened to smell it," said a nearby resident Jonathan Grier. "The guy across the street went over there, that's when...More >>
  • Major Flooding in Central Texas

    Major Flooding in Central Texas

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:29:56 GMT
    Austin dealt with some flooding Friday morning after strong storms moved across the area.The storms brought several inches of rain to Central Texas Thursday night and early into Friday morning.More >>
    Austin dealt with some flooding Friday morning after strong storms moved across the area.The storms brought several inches of rain to Central Texas Thursday night and early into Friday morning.More >>
  • Fort Hood Has Fourth Case of Rabies

    Fort Hood Has Fourth Case of Rabies

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:48:39 GMT
    This is the fourth identified case on Fort Hood since May 12.More >>
    This is the fourth identified case on Fort Hood since May 12.
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  • Temple Couple Pleads Guilty To Widespread Mail Theft Scheme

    Temple Couple Pleads Guilty To Widespread Mail Theft Scheme

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:45:30 GMT
    A Temple couple plead guilty to stealing more than $50,000 pieces of mail.Over 2,000 people in about 80 Texas cities were affected by the scheme, which also involved the theft of about $500,000 in government property. Thirty-nine-year-old Charles Hattenbach and 28-year-old Kathryn Hubbert of Temple are awaiting sentencing in Waco after appearing before a judge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice says the couple stole from post offices stretching from Midland to College Sta...More >>
    A Temple couple plead guilty to stealing more than $50,000 pieces of mail.Over 2,000 people in about 80 Texas cities were affected by the scheme, which also involved the theft of about $500,000 in government property. Thirty-nine-year-old Charles Hattenbach and 28-year-old Kathryn Hubbert of Temple are awaiting sentencing in Waco after appearing before a judge Thursday afternoon. The Department of Justice says the couple stole from post offices stretching from Midland to College Sta...More >>
  • One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    One Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:53:34 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Thursday.Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a man attempting to commit suicide around 6:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Bremond Street.When deputies arrived, the man opened fire. Deputies fired back, killing the man.His identity has not yet been released.More >>
    (KCEN) -- One man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Thursday.Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a man attempting to commit suicide around 6:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Bremond Street.When deputies arrived, the man opened fire. Deputies fired back, killing the man.His identity has not yet been released.More >>
  • Two Men Arrested After Brief Pursuit In Killeen

    Two Men Arrested After Brief Pursuit In Killeen

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 02:32:46 GMT
    (KCEN) --Two men are in jail after running from police in Killeen.It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday near the Ashton Park Apartment Homes.An officer attempted to pull over two men in a stolen car, but they jumped out of the car and ran.The men tried to escape officers by hiding in the nearby apartments.A K9 unit was brought in to assist in the search.Both men were eventually located and taken into custody. "The two individuals are known felons and they are both wanted felons as well,” said...More >>
    (KCEN) --Two men are in jail after running from police in Killeen.It happened around 5:30 p.m. Thursday near the Ashton Park Apartment Homes.An officer attempted to pull over two men in a stolen car, but they jumped out of the car and ran.The men tried to escape officers by hiding in the nearby apartments.A K9 unit was brought in to assist in the search.Both men were eventually located and taken into custody. "The two individuals are known felons and they are both wanted felons as well,” said...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 >>
  • Killeen Area Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

    Killeen Area Man Found Guilty of Sex Trafficking of a Minor

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:42:17 GMT
    Bobby Barrett, aka “Black,” 30, has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor who was under 18 with force, fraud or coercion, and transporting her across state lines for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.More >>
    Bobby Barrett, aka “Black,” 30, has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor who was under 18 with force, fraud or coercion, and transporting her across state lines for the purpose of engaging in prostitution, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
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  • UPDATE: Three Infants Among Dead In Malaysia Airlines MH17 Jet Crash

    UPDATE: Three Infants Among Dead In Malaysia Airlines MH17 Jet Crash

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:27 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) -- Three infants were among the 283 passengers presumed dead in a Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed and is thought to have been shot down over a disputed area of Ukraine, the airline announced Thursday. The new information raises the total presumed death toll to 298, which includes 15 crew members. The dead include 154 citizens of the Netherlands; 43 from Malaysia, including 15 crew members and two infants; 27 from Australia; 12 from Indonesia, including one infant; 9 from the Uni...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) -- Three infants were among the 283 passengers presumed dead in a Malaysia Airlines jet that crashed and is thought to have been shot down over a disputed area of Ukraine, the airline announced Thursday. The new information raises the total presumed death toll to 298, which includes 15 crew members. The dead include 154 citizens of the Netherlands; 43 from Malaysia, including 15 crew members and two infants; 27 from Australia; 12 from Indonesia, including one infant; 9 from the Uni...More >>
  • Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School: Retail Survey

    Expect to Spend More on Back-to-School: Retail Survey

    Thursday, July 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-17 21:23:54 GMT
    Longer school supply lists and larger demand for electronics are expected to drive back-to-school spending higher during the second-biggest selling season of the year.The National Retail Federation's annual survey says total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $74.9 billion — up about 3 percent from $72.5 billion in 2013.The average family with kids in grades kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28, up 5 percent from last year.The average back-to-sc...More >>
    Longer school supply lists and larger demand for electronics are expected to drive back-to-school spending higher during the second-biggest selling season of the year.The National Retail Federation's annual survey says total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $74.9 billion — up about 3 percent from $72.5 billion in 2013.The average family with kids in grades kindergarten through high school will spend $669.28, up 5 percent from last year.The average back-to-sc...More >>
  • Tickets On Sale For ACL

    Tickets On Sale For ACL

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:28:21 GMT
    Tickets are now on sale for the Austin City Limits festival...More >>
    Tickets are now on sale for the Austin City Limits festival...More >>
  • WATCH: Dog Left Behind By Deceased Owner Gets Incredible Transformation

    WATCH: Dog Left Behind By Deceased Owner Gets Incredible Transformation

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:17:22 GMT
    When Woody's owner died, the family sold the house and left Woody behind.For a year, he waited under a nearby shed hoping his owner would return.Neighbors left Woody food and water while searching for someone to save him.Check out the video to see what happens next.To adopt Woody or to make a small donation, please contact Hope For Paws: http://www.HopeForPaws.orgMore >>
    When Woody's owner died, the family sold the house and left Woody behind.For a year, he waited under a nearby shed hoping his owner would return.Neighbors left Woody food and water while searching for someone to save him.Check out the video to see what happens next.To adopt Woody or to make a small donation, please contact Hope For Paws: http://www.HopeForPaws.orgMore >>
  • White House on Lockdown Due to Unattended Package

    White House on Lockdown Due to Unattended Package

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:07:30 GMT
    The White House is on lockdown due to an unattended package on the north fence line, according to a Secret Service official.Lafayette Park -- which is across the street from the White House -- has been cleared.The Secret Service is investigating and will reopen the White House as soon as possible.More >>
    The White House is on lockdown due to an unattended package on the north fence line, according to a Secret Service official.Lafayette Park -- which is across the street from the White House -- has been cleared.The Secret Service is investigating and will reopen the White House as soon as possible.More >>
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