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  • 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
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    (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
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    An Alabama teen who faced criticism for posting a smiling snapshot of herself in front of the Nazi Auschwitz concentration camp, is defending her actions, saying that it was a tribute to her father who passed away.Breanna Mitchell posted the selfie on June 20 and about a month later, it went viral."Honestly, I don't think I would do anything differently because I didn't mean any harm," Mitchell told TakePart Live in a video interview posted to YouTube on July 21.On July 20, she...More >>
    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
    More >>
  • 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 >>
  • New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

    New Virus From Mosquitoes Arises In Williamson County

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

    Five Chikungunya Cases Confirmed in Texas

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:55:28 GMT
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
    There are now five cases of chikungunya confirmed in the state of Texas.More >>
  • Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

    Microsoft to Slash 18,000 Workers Over Next Year

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

    Malaysia Airlines Flight Crashes in Ukraine

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:50:12 GMT
    Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in UkraineMore >>
    Report: Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in UkraineMore >>
  • Burglars Escape Waco Police After Early Morning Break-In

    Burglars Escape Waco Police After Early Morning Break-In

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:06:22 GMT
    Waco (KCEN): Waco Police were working a burglary of several businesses on Park Lake and 20th.Police responded to a burglary call around 4:00 a.m on Thursday morning.More >>
    Waco (KCEN): Waco Police were working a burglary of several businesses on Park Lake and 20th.Police responded to a burglary call around 4:00 a.m on Thursday morning.
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  • Copperas Cove Cancels Boil Water Notice, Returns to Stage 1 Water Conservation

    Copperas Cove Cancels Boil Water Notice, Returns to Stage 1 Water Conservation

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:04:34 GMT
    From The City of Copperas Cove:BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICEOn July 14, 2014 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system (City of Copperas Cove/PWS 0500001) to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.The City of Copperas Cove has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant l...More >>
    From The City of Copperas Cove:BOIL WATER RESCIND NOTICEOn July 14, 2014 the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system (City of Copperas Cove/PWS 0500001) to issue a Boil Water Notice (BWN) to inform our customers that due to the presence of contaminants or an interruption in service, water from our system must be boiled prior to consumption.The City of Copperas Cove has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore adequate pressure, disinfectant l...More >>
  • Belton 'R U OK' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

    Belton 'R U OK' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-17 01:10:46 GMT
    (KCEN) – It’s a simple phone call, it can save a life… and the best part, it’s FREE. The program is called “R U OK?” and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community. The program started about a year ago when Belton officers found an elderly woman in need during the winter. Since kicking off, about 30 people have been signed up to receive phone calls each Wednesday making sure they’re okay. And for some, it may be the only phone call they get during...More >>
    (KCEN) – It’s a simple phone call, it can save a life… and the best part, it’s FREE. The program is called “R U OK?” and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community. The program started about a year ago when Belton officers found an elderly woman in need during the winter. Since kicking off, about 30 people have been signed up to receive phone calls each Wednesday making sure they’re okay. And for some, it may be the only phone call they get during...More >>
  • Truck Accidents Irritate Central Texas Drivers, But Truckers Not Always to Blame

    Truck Accidents Irritate Central Texas Drivers, But Truckers Not Always to Blame

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:35:53 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Traffic on I-35: It's a daily problem, simply a part of life for drivers in central Texas. Some of the bigger back-ups are caused by accidents involving tractor-trailers, like the fiery wreck near Bruceville-Eddy Tuesday morning.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Traffic on I-35: It's a daily problem, simply a part of life for drivers in central Texas. Some of the bigger back-ups are caused by accidents involving tractor-trailers, like the fiery wreck near Bruceville-Eddy Tuesday morning.More >>
  • Lay's Chips Pick Four New Flavors

    Lay's Chips Pick Four New Flavors

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:15:37 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Which would you decide?Lay's potato chips has picked new flavors in which America can vote on.The four new flavor finalists are Cappuccino, Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, Cheddar Mac Cheese, and Wavy Mango Salsa.Lay's says you can find the new flavors in stores on July 28.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Which would you decide?Lay's potato chips has picked new flavors in which America can vote on.The four new flavor finalists are Cappuccino, Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger, Cheddar Mac Cheese, and Wavy Mango Salsa.Lay's says you can find the new flavors in stores on July 28.More >>
  • Comcast Agent's 'Belligerent' Tone Prompts Apology

    Comcast Agent's 'Belligerent' Tone Prompts Apology

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:35:07 GMT
    On Tuesday, the cable company apologized to Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, after the couple's attempts to cancel were stymied by a phone call with a customer service representative that Block called "straight up belligerent." The incident garnered attention because Block and Belmont posted a partial recording of the conversation on the Internet.In the eight-minute recording, the unnamed Comcast employee badgered Block with questions such as "Why is it that you're not want...More >>
    On Tuesday, the cable company apologized to Ryan Block and his wife, Veronica Belmont, after the couple's attempts to cancel were stymied by a phone call with a customer service representative that Block called "straight up belligerent." The incident garnered attention because Block and Belmont posted a partial recording of the conversation on the Internet.In the eight-minute recording, the unnamed Comcast employee badgered Block with questions such as "Why is it that you're not want...More >>
  • Seattle Man Sets Home on Fire Using Spray Paint to Kill Spider

    Seattle Man Sets Home on Fire Using Spray Paint to Kill Spider

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-07-16 20:17:29 GMT
    He should have used his Spidey sense — or common sense. A Seattle man trying to kill a spider used a can of spray paint and a lighter in an attempt to torch the pest Tuesday night — but ended up setting part of his home on fire, officials said. Fire crews rushed to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. local time to extinguish the blaze, which began in the laundry room and traveled along a wall to the roof, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.The unidentified 24-year-old...More >>
    He should have used his Spidey sense — or common sense. A Seattle man trying to kill a spider used a can of spray paint and a lighter in an attempt to torch the pest Tuesday night — but ended up setting part of his home on fire, officials said. Fire crews rushed to the scene just before 8:30 p.m. local time to extinguish the blaze, which began in the laundry room and traveled along a wall to the roof, said Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore.The unidentified 24-year-old...More >>
  • Texas Actress Who Sent Obama Ricin Sentenced To 18 Years

    Texas Actress Who Sent Obama Ricin Sentenced To 18 Years

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:42:20 GMT
    The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, also was ordered to pay $367,000 in restitution."Today's sentencing brings an appropriate and just end to what is surely one of our most unusual, even bizarre cases," John Bales, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said in a statement.In D...More >>
    The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.Shannon Guess Richardson, 36, also was ordered to pay $367,000 in restitution."Today's sentencing brings an appropriate and just end to what is surely one of our most unusual, even bizarre cases," John Bales, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, said in a statement.In D...More >>
  • Fort Hood Lifts Boil Water Notice

    Fort Hood Lifts Boil Water Notice

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:32:00 GMT
    Fort Hood moves from emergency water conservation to normal water conservation measuresFORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have lifted all boil water notices for Fort Hood. All testing has been completed and all tests came back withclean results.American Water, Fort Hood's water utility provider, issued a statement that all drinking water meets regulatory requirements at 11:06 a.m. July 16.Normal Stage 1 water conservation measures remain in place. Stage 1 measures include:(1) No ...More >>
    Fort Hood moves from emergency water conservation to normal water conservation measuresFORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have lifted all boil water notices for Fort Hood. All testing has been completed and all tests came back withclean results.American Water, Fort Hood's water utility provider, issued a statement that all drinking water meets regulatory requirements at 11:06 a.m. July 16.Normal Stage 1 water conservation measures remain in place. Stage 1 measures include:(1) No ...More >>
  • BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

    BMW Recalls 1.6 Million Cars on Airbag Concerns

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

    Two Semis Stuck Under Bridge

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:09:40 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two semi trucks are stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.Just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, two semis got stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.The accident happened on I-35 southbound at the FM 2837/Rosenthal Road bridge in Lorena.All lanes are blocked and traffic is stopped. Traffic is backed up over 5 miles.Crews are working to open one lane of the highway.The estimated time to clear is one to two hours.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Two semi trucks are stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.Just before 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, two semis got stuck underneath a bridge on I-35.The accident happened on I-35 southbound at the FM 2837/Rosenthal Road bridge in Lorena.All lanes are blocked and traffic is stopped. Traffic is backed up over 5 miles.Crews are working to open one lane of the highway.The estimated time to clear is one to two hours.More >>
  • WATCH: Dog Stands Guard Over Owner's Body

    WATCH: Dog Stands Guard Over Owner's Body

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:44:31 GMT
    This bull terrier was found guarding his owner's body near a river in Oklahoma City. The dog wouldn't leave his owner's side despite the high temperatures outside. The sweet dog spent several days in an animal shelter, shaking, depressed and looking for his owner.More >>
    This bull terrier was found guarding his owner's body near a river in Oklahoma City. The dog wouldn't leave his owner's side despite the high temperatures outside. The sweet dog spent several days in an animal shelter, shaking, depressed and looking for his owner.More >>
  • 18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway in Waco

    18-Wheeler Accident Shuts Down Highway in Waco

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:30:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A local highway was shut down after an accident on Wednesday afternoon.Just after 12 p.m., an 18-wheeler crashed on Highway 6.The accident happened on Highway 6 southbound near the Bagby overpass.Police are shutting down the highway until the accident can be cleared.No estimate to when the accident will be cleaned up.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A local highway was shut down after an accident on Wednesday afternoon.Just after 12 p.m., an 18-wheeler crashed on Highway 6.The accident happened on Highway 6 southbound near the Bagby overpass.Police are shutting down the highway until the accident can be cleared.No estimate to when the accident will be cleaned up.More >>
  • Temple Child Survives Being Swept Away In Creek

    Temple Child Survives Being Swept Away In Creek

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:45:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A child survived being swept into a fast moving creek in Temple on Tuesday.It happened in a creek in the 1000 block of North 12th street.Fire officials said the boy was trying to cross the creek when he lost balance and was carried downstream.He was able to grab a low lying branch and pull himself to safety.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A child survived being swept into a fast moving creek in Temple on Tuesday.It happened in a creek in the 1000 block of North 12th street.Fire officials said the boy was trying to cross the creek when he lost balance and was carried downstream.He was able to grab a low lying branch and pull himself to safety.More >>
  • Boil Water Notice for Residents of Troy

    Boil Water Notice for Residents of Troy

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-07-16 13:31:41 GMT
    Due to the major water main break, residents in certain areas of Troy are under a boil water notice. That includes residents living on Carter Spur, Goates Road, Shelly Street, Laurie Street, Aubrey Street, Lisa Lane and Debbie Circle.More >>
    Due to the major water main break, residents in certain areas of Troy are under a boil water notice. That includes residents living on Carter Spur, Goates Road, Shelly Street, Laurie Street, Aubrey Street, Lisa Lane and Debbie Circle.More >>
  • West ISD School Board Suspends Demolition of Historic High School

    West ISD School Board Suspends Demolition of Historic High School

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:09 AM EDT2014-07-16 06:09:32 GMT
    KCEN— The original West High School building lives to see another day. Last month’s decision by the West ISD School Board to demolish the 91-year-old building was suspended Tuesday night after a heated two hour public meeting. More >>
    KCEN— The original West High School building lives to see another day. Last month’s decision by the West ISD School Board to demolish the 91-year-old building was suspended Tuesday night after a heated two hour public meeting. More >>
  • Comic-book Icon Archie Andrews Will Die Saving Gay Friend

    Comic-book Icon Archie Andrews Will Die Saving Gay Friend

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-16 02:08:09 GMT
    (CNN) -- In April,Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwatertold CNNthatArchie Andrews would die in issue #36 of “Life with Archie,” a comic-book series set in an alternate universe that presented possiblefutures for the characters of the classicArchie Comics series. Issue #36 will arrive onstands on Wednesday—and while we don’t know yet who kills Archie, we do nowknow how he dies. Today,Goldwater revealed to theAssociated Pressthat Archie would die trying to stop an assassination attem...More >>
    (CNN) -- In April,Archie Comics publisher and co-CEO Jon Goldwatertold CNNthatArchie Andrews would die in issue #36 of “Life with Archie,” a comic-book series set in an alternate universe that presented possiblefutures for the characters of the classicArchie Comics series. Issue #36 will arrive onstands on Wednesday—and while we don’t know yet who kills Archie, we do nowknow how he dies. Today,Goldwater revealed to theAssociated Pressthat Archie would die trying to stop an assassination attem...More >>
  • Local Doctors and Health Officials See Significant Increase in Stomach Illnesses

    Local Doctors and Health Officials See Significant Increase in Stomach Illnesses

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-07-16 01:20:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – Local doctors and health officials are seeing an unusual amount of stomach related illnesses spreading across central Texas this summer. The two main culprits: Shigella: a bacterial infection, and a viral infection most likely the Norovirus. “We’re seeing an increase in those food and water borne illnesses,” Kelly Crain with the McLennan County Health Department said. “You normally see it in the summer months spread very easily once everyone is swimming and ingesting infected water o...More >>
    (KCEN) – Local doctors and health officials are seeing an unusual amount of stomach related illnesses spreading across central Texas this summer. The two main culprits: Shigella: a bacterial infection, and a viral infection most likely the Norovirus. “We’re seeing an increase in those food and water borne illnesses,” Kelly Crain with the McLennan County Health Department said. “You normally see it in the summer months spread very easily once everyone is swimming and ingesting infected water o...More >>
  • Construction That Broke Vital Water Main Was Not Approved

    Construction That Broke Vital Water Main Was Not Approved

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:42:36 GMT
    (KCEN) – Records at the Bell County Engineers Office indicate that the construction crew that broke a vital, Central Texas water main didn’t have approval to be there at all. An estimated 29 million gallons of precious water was lost, Fort Hood partially shut down, and on Tuesday several cities remained under boil water notices. A Purser Construction crew allegedly crossed into a 50 ft. wide easement belonging to Bell County Water District #1 Sunday before bursting the giant pipe open. N...More >>
    (KCEN) – Records at the Bell County Engineers Office indicate that the construction crew that broke a vital, Central Texas water main didn’t have approval to be there at all. An estimated 29 million gallons of precious water was lost, Fort Hood partially shut down, and on Tuesday several cities remained under boil water notices. A Purser Construction crew allegedly crossed into a 50 ft. wide easement belonging to Bell County Water District #1 Sunday before bursting the giant pipe open. N...More >>
  • University of Texas May Still Consider Race in Admissions

    University of Texas May Still Consider Race in Admissions

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:05:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Federal Appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas may continue to consider race for undergraduate admissions.The Fifth Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in a two to one decision. The ruling came after a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. But rather than issue a landmark decision on affirmative action, the high court voted 7-1 to tell a lower appeals court to take another ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A Federal Appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas may continue to consider race for undergraduate admissions.The Fifth Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in a two to one decision. The ruling came after a lawsuit filed in 2008 by Abigail Fisher, who is white and was denied admission. The case went to the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2013. But rather than issue a landmark decision on affirmative action, the high court voted 7-1 to tell a lower appeals court to take another ...More >>
  • Two People Hit By Paintballs in Waco

    Two People Hit By Paintballs in Waco

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:55:13 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two people were hit by drive-by paintballs in Waco.Police are searching for the people responsible.It happened just before 8 p.m. Monday night in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive. Police say a man and woman were walking into a store when they were shot by paintball fire. The victims say the shots came from a red Crown Victoria with large rims with two black men inside. The car was last seen heading north on Valley Mills Drive. Call police if you have any information.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Two people were hit by drive-by paintballs in Waco.Police are searching for the people responsible.It happened just before 8 p.m. Monday night in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive. Police say a man and woman were walking into a store when they were shot by paintball fire. The victims say the shots came from a red Crown Victoria with large rims with two black men inside. The car was last seen heading north on Valley Mills Drive. Call police if you have any information.More >>
  • Waco Officer Saves Driver Before Truck Explodes

    Waco Officer Saves Driver Before Truck Explodes

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-15 21:06:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- An officer pulled a man from a fiery truck right before it exploded on Tuesday morning.On Tuesday morning, a Waco police officer was on his way to work when he saw two semi trucks collide on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy.The officer jumped out of his car and ran toward the first truck as the driver was falling from the truck. The driver seemed to be disoriented.The officer then went to the second truck which was on fire. He approached the passenger side and saw the driver in a seat belt a...More >>
    (KCEN) -- An officer pulled a man from a fiery truck right before it exploded on Tuesday morning.On Tuesday morning, a Waco police officer was on his way to work when he saw two semi trucks collide on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy.The officer jumped out of his car and ran toward the first truck as the driver was falling from the truck. The driver seemed to be disoriented.The officer then went to the second truck which was on fire. He approached the passenger side and saw the driver in a seat belt a...More >>
  • WATCH: 3-Year-Old Girl Wakes Up During Her Own Funeral

    WATCH: 3-Year-Old Girl Wakes Up During Her Own Funeral

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:41:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A three-year-old girl woke up at her funeral in the Philippines.The girl was declared dead on Friday, June 11 after having a fever.The video of the surprise was all caught on camera.In the video, it shows that the girl starts to move. A family member then picked her up and rushed her to get medical attention.The video was uploaded to YouTube by VamShare.In their description of the video, it said:"A 3-year-old girl was supposed to be buried last July 12 at 1:00pm when the child sudde...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A three-year-old girl woke up at her funeral in the Philippines.The girl was declared dead on Friday, June 11 after having a fever.The video of the surprise was all caught on camera.In the video, it shows that the girl starts to move. A family member then picked her up and rushed her to get medical attention.The video was uploaded to YouTube by VamShare.In their description of the video, it said:"A 3-year-old girl was supposed to be buried last July 12 at 1:00pm when the child sudde...More >>
  • She Wanted to Be a Flower Girl, But She Needed a Wedding

    She Wanted to Be a Flower Girl, But She Needed a Wedding

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:48:04 GMT
    (NBC News) -- The 4-year-old girl stood in the hallway of the City Clerk's office, holding a lime-green poster with an offer written in marker that was impossible to resist."Can I be your flower girl?"Annabelle Earl, a hopeful romantic from the New York City borough of Brooklyn, had heard about the joys of being in a wedding party from her baby-sitter's daughter.She, too, wanted to be a pint-size petal pusher and she knew she had what it takes: a long, fancy dress and a bouquet of pretty posi...More >>
    (NBC News) -- The 4-year-old girl stood in the hallway of the City Clerk's office, holding a lime-green poster with an offer written in marker that was impossible to resist."Can I be your flower girl?"Annabelle Earl, a hopeful romantic from the New York City borough of Brooklyn, had heard about the joys of being in a wedding party from her baby-sitter's daughter.She, too, wanted to be a pint-size petal pusher and she knew she had what it takes: a long, fancy dress and a bouquet of pretty posi...More >>
  • CDC: Just Over 2% of Americans are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual

    CDC: Just Over 2% of Americans are Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-15 18:12:53 GMT
    USA Today Report A total of 2.3% of U.S. adults said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual in the largest federal government survey ever to ask about sexual orientation That number is a bit lower than the 3% to 4% found in some other recent surveys, including a Gallup Poll from 2012 — but some of those studies encompassed broader groups, including transsexuals. In the new survey of 34,557 adults, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an additional 1.1% said they wer...More >>
    USA Today Report A total of 2.3% of U.S. adults said they were gay, lesbian or bisexual in the largest federal government survey ever to ask about sexual orientation That number is a bit lower than the 3% to 4% found in some other recent surveys, including a Gallup Poll from 2012 — but some of those studies encompassed broader groups, including transsexuals. In the new survey of 34,557 adults, released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an additional 1.1% said they wer...More >>
  • Early Morning Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Early Morning Crash Backs Up Traffic

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:36:43 GMT
    (KCEN) Traffic on Interstate 35 northbound in Bruceville-Eddy was diverted Tuesday morning after two 18-wheelers crashed and one caught fire.More >>
    (KCEN) Traffic on Interstate 35 northbound in Bruceville-Eddy was diverted Tuesday morning after two 18-wheelers crashed and one caught fire.More >>
  • Water Tanks Half Full on Fort Hood, Water Conservation Continues

    Water Tanks Half Full on Fort Hood, Water Conservation Continues

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:26:08 GMT
    UPDATE: Water tanks 50 percent full; conservation and boiling water continuesUPDATE: Water pressure and flow are increasing across post, however, the need for boiling water will continue for 48 hours. Sampling across the post will be conducted during the next 24 hours until clean water results are verified.Fort Hood remains in Stage 4 water restrictions until further notice. Consumption of water by all customers shall be limited to essential use only. Customers are highly encouraged to conser...More >>
    UPDATE: Water tanks 50 percent full; conservation and boiling water continuesUPDATE: Water pressure and flow are increasing across post, however, the need for boiling water will continue for 48 hours. Sampling across the post will be conducted during the next 24 hours until clean water results are verified.Fort Hood remains in Stage 4 water restrictions until further notice. Consumption of water by all customers shall be limited to essential use only. Customers are highly encouraged to conser...More >>
  • The Way Strangers Photoshopped This Baby's Picture Will Touch Your Heart

    The Way Strangers Photoshopped This Baby's Picture Will Touch Your Heart

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:57:25 GMT
    (TODAY) -- A grieving father’s simple appeal to strangers has resulted in a beautiful gift: Portraits of his daughter, finally free of the machines that surrounded her during her brief life.The Ohio dad, whose baby died last Thursday, posted a brief request on Reddit over the weekend: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital,” he wrote.“Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone rem...More >>
    (TODAY) -- A grieving father’s simple appeal to strangers has resulted in a beautiful gift: Portraits of his daughter, finally free of the machines that surrounded her during her brief life.The Ohio dad, whose baby died last Thursday, posted a brief request on Reddit over the weekend: “My daughter recently passed away after a long battle in the children's hospital,” he wrote.“Since she was in the hospital her whole life, we never were able to get a photo without all her tubes. Can someone rem...More >>
  • Children Left in Car in Texas, Shoppers Smash Windows

    Children Left in Car in Texas, Shoppers Smash Windows

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:11:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Some brave shoppers in Katy jumped into action after they spotted children inside a car.Shoppers thought they had no time to spare after noticing two kids in a hot jeep, so they took matters into their own hands..It was all captured on cell phone video.Shoppers said they heard two kids crying.. The group tried to smash open the windows one of them even using a hammer.After several minutes, the kids were freed. Their mother apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Some brave shoppers in Katy jumped into action after they spotted children inside a car.Shoppers thought they had no time to spare after noticing two kids in a hot jeep, so they took matters into their own hands..It was all captured on cell phone video.Shoppers said they heard two kids crying.. The group tried to smash open the windows one of them even using a hammer.After several minutes, the kids were freed. Their mother apparently said she had left them there only temporarily so ...More >>
  • Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

    Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:46:53 GMT
    (KCEN) – The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district’s own property. Over the weekend, a Purser Construction crew was working on a housing development when a vital pipe burst open, spilling an estimated $29 million in precious water. Monday Jerry Atkinson with Water District #1 told KCEN that it happened on the district's side of the easement and tha...More >>
    (KCEN) – The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district’s own property. Over the weekend, a Purser Construction crew was working on a housing development when a vital pipe burst open, spilling an estimated $29 million in precious water. Monday Jerry Atkinson with Water District #1 told KCEN that it happened on the district's side of the easement and tha...More >>
  • Theme Park Employees Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

    Theme Park Employees Caught in Sex Stings, Child Porn Arrests

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:29:34 GMT
    Editor's note: The following article contains references that may not be suitable for all readers.Clermont, Florida (CNN) -- Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected.Now, he can't be online or near children."...More >>
    Editor's note: The following article contains references that may not be suitable for all readers.Clermont, Florida (CNN) -- Just days after getting arrested in a child sex sting, Robert Kingsolver is a long way from his beloved job at Walt Disney World.Inside his rented house in a suburban Orlando neighborhood filled with children, he sits in a folding chair in a nearly empty room, wires dangling in the corner where his computer used to be connected.Now, he can't be online or near children."...More >>
  • Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

    Study Finds Possible 'Recipe' for Preventing Alzheimer's

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

    New Interim Police Chief Starts in Little River Academy

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:23:29 GMT
    Interim Police Chief Michael LugoInterim Police Chief Michael Lugo
    (KCEN) – Starting Monday, Little River Academy’s reserve officer Michael Lugo officially takes over as the interim police chief. He was named interim last Thursday during a city council meeting to fill the vacancy left by last month’s devastating loss of Chief Lee Dixon. “It’s a real honor to take the position, it really is,” Lugo said. “We are taking it one step at a day. We will get past this. We won’t forget of course. Chief Dixon will always be in our hearts and minds.” Lugo will be inter...More >>
    (KCEN) – Starting Monday, Little River Academy’s reserve officer Michael Lugo officially takes over as the interim police chief. He was named interim last Thursday during a city council meeting to fill the vacancy left by last month’s devastating loss of Chief Lee Dixon. “It’s a real honor to take the position, it really is,” Lugo said. “We are taking it one step at a day. We will get past this. We won’t forget of course. Chief Dixon will always be in our hearts and minds.” Lugo will be inter...More >>
  • Residents Asked to Conserve Water after Bell County Water Main Break

    Residents Asked to Conserve Water after Bell County Water Main Break

    Monday, July 14 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-07-14 23:23:17 GMT
    Water restrictions remain in effect for portions of Bell County serviced by the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1 due to a main water transmission line break.More >>
    Water restrictions remain in effect for portions of Bell County serviced by the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1 due to a main water transmission line break.More >>
  • Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

    Undocumented Women, Children Deported to Honduras

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:18:54 GMT
    The first undocumented immigrants, including children, were returned to Honduras from the U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.About 40 Hondurans, including children, were bused to the Roswell, New Mexico, airport Monday morning from a federal law enforcement training facility at Artesia that was converted last month to house about 400 Central American women and children. Homeland Security officials told NBC News the flight wa...More >>
    The first undocumented immigrants, including children, were returned to Honduras from the U.S. detention facility in New Mexico on Monday, the Department of Homeland Security said.About 40 Hondurans, including children, were bused to the Roswell, New Mexico, airport Monday morning from a federal law enforcement training facility at Artesia that was converted last month to house about 400 Central American women and children. Homeland Security officials told NBC News the flight wa...More >>
  • Suspect in Dollar General Store Robbery in Custody

    Suspect in Dollar General Store Robbery in Custody

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:02:00 GMT
    Bellmead Police have a suspect in custody for a robbery that happened at a Dollar General store located in the 4200 Block of Bellmead Dr. on July 6th.When Bellmead Police arrived at the Dollar General they discovered through surveillance video a tall, thin black male entered the store. He wasn't wearing shoes and had on dark clothing.The suspect walked to the manager’s office and handed a note to the store manager saying, “Don’t say nothing please, I will kill you.”An undisclosed am...More >>
    Bellmead Police have a suspect in custody for a robbery that happened at a Dollar General store located in the 4200 Block of Bellmead Dr. on July 6th.When Bellmead Police arrived at the Dollar General they discovered through surveillance video a tall, thin black male entered the store. He wasn't wearing shoes and had on dark clothing.The suspect walked to the manager’s office and handed a note to the store manager saying, “Don’t say nothing please, I will kill you.”An undisclosed am...More >>
  • Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

    Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:50:58 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Dept.Photo Courtesy: Bell County Sheriff's Dept.
    A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies had received a report of the sexual assault of a minor in May of 2014. The assault had occurred in March of this year.Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit concluded after an investigation a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Dante Jamal Lee of Killeen. Lee is also a family member ...More >>
    A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies had received a report of the sexual assault of a minor in May of 2014. The assault had occurred in March of this year.Bell County Sheriff’s Investigators with the Special Crimes Unit concluded after an investigation a 13-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by 18-year-old Dante Jamal Lee of Killeen. Lee is also a family member ...More >>
  • TxDOT Brings All-Way Stop Signs Back To Lorena

    TxDOT Brings All-Way Stop Signs Back To Lorena

    Monday, July 14 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-14 19:26:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion project means changes, construction and now a few new stop signs.They went up on each side of the FM 2837 bridges in Lorena on Monday after residents fought for the signage.Clayton Brooks knows Lorena well, but he says the bridges over I-35 have become confusing. "You didn't know if you were supposed to stop or supposed to go," Brooks said. "I was just waiting to have an accident or see someone have an accident."He's talking about the Rosenthal Parkway and Old Lor...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion project means changes, construction and now a few new stop signs.They went up on each side of the FM 2837 bridges in Lorena on Monday after residents fought for the signage.Clayton Brooks knows Lorena well, but he says the bridges over I-35 have become confusing. "You didn't know if you were supposed to stop or supposed to go," Brooks said. "I was just waiting to have an accident or see someone have an accident."He's talking about the Rosenthal Parkway and Old Lor...More >>
  • Officer and 2 Others Injured after Collision During Pursuit of Robbery Suspect

    Officer and 2 Others Injured after Collision During Pursuit of Robbery Suspect

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:19:28 GMT
     A Temple Police officer and two others are in the hospital Monday with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning crash.Officers responded to an alarm received around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at the "SC Convenience Store” at 1304 S. 31st St. A small black, two-door vehicle was observed fleeing from the parking lot when police arrived.The vehicle fled from police heading west bound on Avenue M. then turned onto S. 57th St., then north on General Bruce Dr. while an officer re...More >>
     A Temple Police officer and two others are in the hospital Monday with non-life threatening injuries after an early morning crash.Officers responded to an alarm received around 3:15 a.m. Monday morning at the "SC Convenience Store” at 1304 S. 31st St. A small black, two-door vehicle was observed fleeing from the parking lot when police arrived.The vehicle fled from police heading west bound on Avenue M. then turned onto S. 57th St., then north on General Bruce Dr. while an officer re...More >>
  • Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Ready to Return to Active Duty, Can Leave Base

    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Ready to Return to Active Duty, Can Leave Base

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:36:50 GMT
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is ready to return to active duty, military sources told NBC News on Monday. He will probably be assigned a desk job at Fort Sam Houston in Texas while the Army investigates his 2009 disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan. Off duty, Bergdahl will be free to leave base and go where he wants without a military or medical escort. Army officials stressed that there are no plans for the military to assign media officers to him or take interview requests for h...More >>
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is ready to return to active duty, military sources told NBC News on Monday. He will probably be assigned a desk job at Fort Sam Houston in Texas while the Army investigates his 2009 disappearance from an outpost in Afghanistan. Off duty, Bergdahl will be free to leave base and go where he wants without a military or medical escort. Army officials stressed that there are no plans for the military to assign media officers to him or take interview requests for h...More >>
  • Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions Still in Effect after Bell Co Water Line Break

    Emergency Water Conservation Restrictions Still in Effect after Bell Co Water Line Break

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:24:24 GMT
    Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend. Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend.Copperas Cove remains under a Stage 5 Emergency Wa...More >>
    Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend. Killeen, Fort Hood, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights and Nolanville remain under Emergency Water Conservation plans after a break in the main water line that services these cities happened in Bell County over the weekend.Copperas Cove remains under a Stage 5 Emergency Wa...More >>
  • New Business Offers Simulated Firearm Training

    New Business Offers Simulated Firearm Training

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:28:04 GMT
    (KCEN) -- With the rising cost of ammunition, a visit to the gun range can be expensive, but a new business in Waco is offering simulated fire arm training to the public. Lorena fire captain Jay Fonville is already a regular at H5 Tactical. "Even though I'm a firefighter, it gives a lot of situational awareness to individuals out on a scene," Fonville said. He takes every opportunity to improve his response to emergencies. "We can talk about it, but here it makes you look at and further broad...More >>
    (KCEN) -- With the rising cost of ammunition, a visit to the gun range can be expensive, but a new business in Waco is offering simulated fire arm training to the public. Lorena fire captain Jay Fonville is already a regular at H5 Tactical. "Even though I'm a firefighter, it gives a lot of situational awareness to individuals out on a scene," Fonville said. He takes every opportunity to improve his response to emergencies. "We can talk about it, but here it makes you look at and further broad...More >>
  • Early Morning Burglary Leads To Officer Involved Crash

    Early Morning Burglary Leads To Officer Involved Crash

    Monday, July 14 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-07-14 12:26:42 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A convenience store burglary sparked an officer involved crash in Temple early Monday morning. It happened just past 3:00 a.m. off of exit 299. Temple police were responding to an alarm call at a convenience store on 31st Street. When they arrived on scene, the suspect was seen speeding out of the parking lot. A short chase ensued when an officer tried to pull the car over. Another police unit that got involved collided with a car in the intersection of the southbound frontage road ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A convenience store burglary sparked an officer involved crash in Temple early Monday morning. It happened just past 3:00 a.m. off of exit 299. Temple police were responding to an alarm call at a convenience store on 31st Street. When they arrived on scene, the suspect was seen speeding out of the parking lot. A short chase ensued when an officer tried to pull the car over. Another police unit that got involved collided with a car in the intersection of the southbound frontage road ...More >>
  • Nine-Vehicle Crash in Temple Sends Five to Hospital

    Nine-Vehicle Crash in Temple Sends Five to Hospital

    Sunday, July 13 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-14 02:23:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A nine-vehicle crash in Temple Sunday evening sent five people to the hospital, but none of their injuries was considered serious, according to a news release from Temple Fire Rescue.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A nine-vehicle crash in Temple Sunday evening sent five people to the hospital, but none of their injuries was considered serious, according to a news release from Temple Fire Rescue.More >>
  • World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

    World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

    Sunday, July 13 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-07-13 21:45:39 GMT
    Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Mario Gotze's strike, seven minutes from the end of extra time, ensured Germany ended its 24-year wait for glory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.Deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, it was left to substitute Gotze to provide the game's defining moment with a touch of magic.The Borussia Dortmund star took Andre Schurrle's pass on his chest before displaying exquisite tech...More >>
    Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday. Mario Gotze's strike, seven minutes from the end of extra time, ensured Germany ended its 24-year wait for glory at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.Deadlocked at 0-0 after 90 minutes, it was left to substitute Gotze to provide the game's defining moment with a touch of magic.The Borussia Dortmund star took Andre Schurrle's pass on his chest before displaying exquisite tech...More >>
  • Benefit Concert Supports Families Affected by April 2 Fort Hood Shooting

    Benefit Concert Supports Families Affected by April 2 Fort Hood Shooting

    Sunday, July 13 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-13 19:55:03 GMT
    Bands of musicians came together over the weekend to support a band of brothers.Six different groups played in Killeen Saturday to raise money for the families affected by the April 2 shooting on Fort Hood.More >>
    Bands of musicians came together over the weekend to support a band of brothers.Six different groups played in Killeen Saturday to raise money for the families affected by the April 2 shooting on Fort Hood.More >>
  • Father and Son Escape I-35 Moving Truck Accident Without Serious Injury

    Father and Son Escape I-35 Moving Truck Accident Without Serious Injury

    Sunday, July 13 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-13 15:57:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – A man and his 10-year-old son are “lucky” their injuries weren’t more serious after the moving truck they were in tumbled down a concrete embankment, said a Bruceville-Eddy police officer.More >>
    (KCEN) – A man and his 10-year-old son are “lucky” their injuries weren’t more serious after the moving truck they were in tumbled down a concrete embankment, said a Bruceville-Eddy police officer.More >>
  • The Wrong Folks Get Billions in Tax Dollars

    The Wrong Folks Get Billions in Tax Dollars

    Saturday, July 12 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-13 01:55:30 GMT
    A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office.The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Fede...More >>
    A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion in payments were made in error last year: meaning they were the wrong amount, went to the wrong person or lacked sufficient documentation.These payments include tax refunds, unemployment benefits, Social Security benefits, and Medicare and Medicaid coverage.The improper payments could be even higher since not all agencies reported to the Government Accountability Office.The White House acknowledged that "the loss to the Fede...More >>
  • Immigrants Held at Jack Harwell Detention Center

    Immigrants Held at Jack Harwell Detention Center

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-13 00:39:37 GMT
    Activists and demonstrators from across Texas gathered in Waco today to protest immigrants being held in a local detention center. The demonstration started Saturday morning on South University Parks Dr. People from Austin, Dallas and Waco held up signs and demanded better conditions for the 250 immigrants held at the Jack Harwell Detention Center. "Our brothers and sisters who are institutionalized, who are jailed," said one protestor. "And who are marginalized because of where the...More >>
    Activists and demonstrators from across Texas gathered in Waco today to protest immigrants being held in a local detention center. The demonstration started Saturday morning on South University Parks Dr. People from Austin, Dallas and Waco held up signs and demanded better conditions for the 250 immigrants held at the Jack Harwell Detention Center. "Our brothers and sisters who are institutionalized, who are jailed," said one protestor. "And who are marginalized because of where the...More >>
  • Houston Teens Claim Images of Sexual Assault Have Gone Viral

    Houston Teens Claim Images of Sexual Assault Have Gone Viral

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:54:43 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Alleged sexual assault victims are calling on police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged attack appear on social media.More >>
    (NBC News) -- Alleged sexual assault victims are calling on police to take action after photos and videos of their alleged attack appear on social media.More >>
  • Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens

    Autistic Boy Attacked by Three Teens

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:24:45 GMT
    17-year-old Christopher was taking a walk in his own neighborhood when he was attacked, held up at gun point and robbed. Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her 17-year-old son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. "He doesn't understand everything the way we do," said Nichols. Christopher was walking home from his girlfriend's house on Thursday...when three men got out of a car and approached him. He says they asked him if he had any weed. He replied n...More >>
    17-year-old Christopher was taking a walk in his own neighborhood when he was attacked, held up at gun point and robbed. Misty Nichols was winding down from a long day when her 17-year-old son Christopher who has autism came home visibly upset. "He doesn't understand everything the way we do," said Nichols. Christopher was walking home from his girlfriend's house on Thursday...when three men got out of a car and approached him. He says they asked him if he had any weed. He replied n...More >>
  • Israel Tells Residents of Northern Gaza to Leave Ahead of Strikes

    Israel Tells Residents of Northern Gaza to Leave Ahead of Strikes

    Saturday, July 12 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-12 21:12:52 GMT
    Photo Courtesy NBC NewsPhoto Courtesy NBC News
    The Israeli military Saturday ordered Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety" ahead of what officials said was a planned heavy offensive over the next 24 hours to combat rocket fire. In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages to residents overnight to leave the area.Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, said Israel planned to hit the area with heavy force in the next 24 hours as it steps up...More >>
    The Israeli military Saturday ordered Palestinians living in the northern Gaza Strip to evacuate the area "for their own safety" ahead of what officials said was a planned heavy offensive over the next 24 hours to combat rocket fire. In a statement Saturday, the military said it would send messages to residents overnight to leave the area.Brig. Gen. Motti Almoz, the chief military spokesman, said Israel planned to hit the area with heavy force in the next 24 hours as it steps up...More >>
  • Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash; Comic Released from Rehab Center

    Tracy Morgan Sues Walmart Over Deadly Crash; Comic Released from Rehab Center

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:33:09 GMT
    Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash in the early morning hours of June 7. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured.Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will "continue his recovery at h...More >>
    Comedian Tracy Morgan is suing Walmart over a deadly limo bus crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left him critically injured. The complaint was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey.Morgan, 45, suffered broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg in the crash in the early morning hours of June 7. His friend and fellow comedian James McNair was killed and others were injured.Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation center and will "continue his recovery at h...More >>
  • Police Seeing Assistance in Id'ing Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

    Police Seeing Assistance in Id'ing Attempted Sexual Assault Suspect

    Saturday, July 12 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-12 20:18:11 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Round Rock Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Round Rock Police Dept.
    Round Rock Police are asking for your help concerning the identity of a man involved in an attempted sexual assault. Authorities say around 10 p.m. on July 8, a female was walking home after a jog at Caldwell Heights Elementary School. She was grabbed by an unknown man near the 1300 block of Terra St. She was pushed to the ground and the suspect attempted to assault her but was unsuccessful. A nearby resident came out to help the victim when she screamed for help. The suspect fled a...More >>
    Round Rock Police are asking for your help concerning the identity of a man involved in an attempted sexual assault. Authorities say around 10 p.m. on July 8, a female was walking home after a jog at Caldwell Heights Elementary School. She was grabbed by an unknown man near the 1300 block of Terra St. She was pushed to the ground and the suspect attempted to assault her but was unsuccessful. A nearby resident came out to help the victim when she screamed for help. The suspect fled a...More >>
  • Local Non-Profits Collect Fans and Water for Elderly

    Local Non-Profits Collect Fans and Water for Elderly

    Saturday, July 12 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-12 18:24:35 GMT
    (KCEN) – As temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of heat stroke – especially for the elderly. Local non-profits are hoping to help seniors beat the heat this summer, but they’re asking for the community’s help. “It could be a matter of life or death for a lot of them. If you have an elderly person living in a home and they’re not running their air, it could be devastating for them,” Della Ryberg said. Della is the director for volunteer services at Friends for Life, a non-profit th...More >>
    (KCEN) – As temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of heat stroke – especially for the elderly. Local non-profits are hoping to help seniors beat the heat this summer, but they’re asking for the community’s help. “It could be a matter of life or death for a lot of them. If you have an elderly person living in a home and they’re not running their air, it could be devastating for them,” Della Ryberg said. Della is the director for volunteer services at Friends for Life, a non-profit th...More >>
  • Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

    Teen Who Witnessed Murder of Her Family Speaks at Memorial

    Saturday, July 12 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-12 17:13:02 GMT
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    (NBC News) -- The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Cassidy Stay, quoting a line from the “Harry Potter” series at a “celebration of life” gathering at Lemm Elementary School in Spring...More >>
    (NBC News) -- The 15-year-old lone survivor of a shooting that left her parents and four siblings dead in their suburban Houston home bravely thanked the community Saturday for their support — and said she finds solace in knowing she will see her family again. “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light,” said Cassidy Stay, quoting a line from the “Harry Potter” series at a “celebration of life” gathering at Lemm Elementary School in Spring...More >>
  • Was Texas Shooting Suspect Ronald Haskell Seeking Vengeance?

    Was Texas Shooting Suspect Ronald Haskell Seeking Vengeance?

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:31:22 GMT
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    Rage and despair defined Ronald Lee Haskell’s life in recent years, boiling over during fights with his wife and even after their messy breakup. But did his inner demons — and a possible taste for vengeance — drive him to murder six members of his ex-wife’s family?Investigators in Harris County, Texas, haven’t said what triggered the shocking slayings Wednesday of parents Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their young children, although they believe they were caught in a domesti...More >>
    Rage and despair defined Ronald Lee Haskell’s life in recent years, boiling over during fights with his wife and even after their messy breakup. But did his inner demons — and a possible taste for vengeance — drive him to murder six members of his ex-wife’s family?Investigators in Harris County, Texas, haven’t said what triggered the shocking slayings Wednesday of parents Stephen and Katie Stay and four of their young children, although they believe they were caught in a domesti...More >>
  • Lone Ranger Outfit Could Bring More Than $100,000 at Waco Auction

    Lone Ranger Outfit Could Bring More Than $100,000 at Waco Auction

    Saturday, July 12 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-07-12 16:00:31 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kemo sabe to his partner, the Lone Ranger to everyone else. And now a piece of history from the masked man is set to bring in a big check at auction here in central Texas.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Kemo sabe to his partner, the Lone Ranger to everyone else. And now a piece of history from the masked man is set to bring in a big check at auction here in central Texas.More >>
  • Study: Smoking is Better Than Obesity

    Study: Smoking is Better Than Obesity

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:12:33 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's not going to come as a surprise that obesity shortens your life by contributing to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases. But how many years are lost? Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers. They found the smokers lived longer on average.Healthy weight smokers lost about nine years of their lives. Non-smoking adults who were extremely obese -- defined as having a BMI of 55 to 55.9 -- lost nearly ...More >>
    (CNN) -- It's not going to come as a surprise that obesity shortens your life by contributing to heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other diseases. But how many years are lost? Researchers from the National Cancer Institute compared normal weight smokers to extremely obese non-smokers. They found the smokers lived longer on average.Healthy weight smokers lost about nine years of their lives. Non-smoking adults who were extremely obese -- defined as having a BMI of 55 to 55.9 -- lost nearly ...More >>
  • Man in Custody After Car Chase in Killeen

    Man in Custody After Car Chase in Killeen

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:57:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man is in custody after he lead police on a chase Friday afternoon.On Friday afternoon, a man lead police on a brief chase through Killeen.He eventually was stopped at the corner of Hallmark and Bishop.There, he was arrested by Killeen police.He is currently being treated by paramedics.State Troopers and KPD are currently on scene.This story is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. Please keep refreshing the page for new details.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A man is in custody after he lead police on a chase Friday afternoon.On Friday afternoon, a man lead police on a brief chase through Killeen.He eventually was stopped at the corner of Hallmark and Bishop.There, he was arrested by Killeen police.He is currently being treated by paramedics.State Troopers and KPD are currently on scene.This story is developing. We will bring you more information as it becomes available. Please keep refreshing the page for new details.More >>
  • Don't Pressure Your Doctor to Play After a Concussion

    Don't Pressure Your Doctor to Play After a Concussion

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:44:25 GMT
    (CNN) -- After a concussion, doctors often receive pressure from their young patients, families and coaches to give an athlete the "all-clear" as soon as possible. But that's dangerous, says the American Academy of Neurology. The reason: Concussions are linked to long-term impairments in brain function. A new position statement published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday calls for doctors to only give an athlete the "all-clear" to play when medically ready. "Physicians should be thoughtfu...More >>
    (CNN) -- After a concussion, doctors often receive pressure from their young patients, families and coaches to give an athlete the "all-clear" as soon as possible. But that's dangerous, says the American Academy of Neurology. The reason: Concussions are linked to long-term impairments in brain function. A new position statement published in the journal Neurology on Wednesday calls for doctors to only give an athlete the "all-clear" to play when medically ready. "Physicians should be thoughtfu...More >>
  • Doubling Up on Anti-Smoking Medications Increases Chances of Quitting

    Doubling Up on Anti-Smoking Medications Increases Chances of Quitting

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:41:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- Smokers looking to quit often use either a medication named Chantix or nicotine patches, hoping it will help reduce withdrawal symptoms. But a combination of those two methods improves the odds you'll quit smoking on the short term, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was funded by the companies that make Chantix and nicotine patches. Researchers randomly assigned 446 smokers to either take Chantix and a nicotine patch...More >>
    (CNN) -- Smokers looking to quit often use either a medication named Chantix or nicotine patches, hoping it will help reduce withdrawal symptoms. But a combination of those two methods improves the odds you'll quit smoking on the short term, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was funded by the companies that make Chantix and nicotine patches. Researchers randomly assigned 446 smokers to either take Chantix and a nicotine patch...More >>
  • Study: Blood Tests Could Detect Alzheimer's Early

    Study: Blood Tests Could Detect Alzheimer's Early

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:38:42 GMT
    (CNN) -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, 44 million people live with dementia worldwide. That number is expected to triple in just 35 years. Alzheimer's is usually diagnosed when the disease has progressed. While there's no cure, early detection could lead to early intervention, which may slow the disease. And a simple blood test could be the key, according to new study published Thursday in Alzheimer's Dementia, a journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Researchers used blood samp...More >>
    (CNN) -- According to the Alzheimer's Association, 44 million people live with dementia worldwide. That number is expected to triple in just 35 years. Alzheimer's is usually diagnosed when the disease has progressed. While there's no cure, early detection could lead to early intervention, which may slow the disease. And a simple blood test could be the key, according to new study published Thursday in Alzheimer's Dementia, a journal of the Alzheimer's Association. Researchers used blood samp...More >>
  • You Don't Have to be Young to Donate a Kidney

    You Don't Have to be Young to Donate a Kidney

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:29:38 GMT
    (CNN) -- People in need of a kidney often wait years for a deceased donor match. Another option is a live kidney donation. But many times potential live donors are excluded because of their age. It's been thought that older live kidney donors have a higher risk of heart disease after donating their organ. That's not true anymore, according to a new study in the American Journal of Transplantation. Researchers matched 3,368 older donors with older healthy non-donors and followed them for nearl...More >>
    (CNN) -- People in need of a kidney often wait years for a deceased donor match. Another option is a live kidney donation. But many times potential live donors are excluded because of their age. It's been thought that older live kidney donors have a higher risk of heart disease after donating their organ. That's not true anymore, according to a new study in the American Journal of Transplantation. Researchers matched 3,368 older donors with older healthy non-donors and followed them for nearl...More >>
  • Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Lawsuit Filed Against President Obama

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:07:08 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
    (KCEN) -- A lawsuit is filed against President Obama over his changes to Obamacare.House Speaker John Boehner filed the suit on Friday. It said that Obama violated the constitution by "delaying the employer mandate under Obamacare."That mandate would penalize businesses that do not provide health insurance for their employees.More >>
  • July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

    July 11th is Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

    Friday, July 11 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-07-11 18:58:47 GMT
    (KCEN -- July 11 means 7-Eleven stores are celebrating their 87th birthday with free Slurpees today through next week.Customers can grab a free Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores while supplies last. There are two new Slurpee flavors this summer to choose from: Lemonade and sugar-free Fanta watermelon punch. You can also buy a Big Bites hot dog for $1 which is normally $1.99. And if you have a 7-Eleven app, you can enjoy more tasty freebies during the celebration week... I...More >>
    (KCEN -- July 11 means 7-Eleven stores are celebrating their 87th birthday with free Slurpees today through next week.Customers can grab a free Slurpee from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at participating stores while supplies last. There are two new Slurpee flavors this summer to choose from: Lemonade and sugar-free Fanta watermelon punch. You can also buy a Big Bites hot dog for $1 which is normally $1.99. And if you have a 7-Eleven app, you can enjoy more tasty freebies during the celebration week... I...More >>
  • Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

    Chrysler Recalls 895,000 SUVs For Fire Risk

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

    Mom Arrested After Baby Tests Positive For Meth

    Friday, July 11 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 17:16:53 GMT
    (CNN) -- In Tennessee, a new mother has been arrested after her newborn tested positive for meth.State officials say she is the first to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal for a pregnant woman to use or give birth to a child addicted to or harmed by a narcotic drug.Mallory Loyola's mother did not want to speak with us, so we talked to her neighbor and high school classmate. "It's heartbreaking. You don't want to bring a child into any kind of danger," said neighbor Kayla Guthrie...More >>
    (CNN) -- In Tennessee, a new mother has been arrested after her newborn tested positive for meth.State officials say she is the first to be charged under a new law that makes it illegal for a pregnant woman to use or give birth to a child addicted to or harmed by a narcotic drug.Mallory Loyola's mother did not want to speak with us, so we talked to her neighbor and high school classmate. "It's heartbreaking. You don't want to bring a child into any kind of danger," said neighbor Kayla Guthrie...More >>
  • LeBron James Signing With Cleveland Cavaliers

    LeBron James Signing With Cleveland Cavaliers

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:44:14 GMT
    (NBC Sports) -- Thomas Wolfe was wrong, at least about LeBron James. You can go home again.LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he announced the decision on his own terms.LeBron, via Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated:"I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it w...More >>
    (NBC Sports) -- Thomas Wolfe was wrong, at least about LeBron James. You can go home again.LeBron James is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and he announced the decision on his own terms.LeBron, via Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated:"I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it w...More >>
  • Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

    Texas Shooting Suspect Passes Out in First Court Appearance

    Friday, July 11 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 16:01:54 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Ronald Lee Haskell, accused of slaughtering six people in his extended family, collapsed during his first court appearance Friday as the judge read the capital murder charges against him. Court bailiffs in Harris County, Texas, caught the burly suspect in his orange jail uniform before he could fall to the ground, reported NBC affiliate KPRC. He was wheeled out of the courtroom, but was eventually brought back in to stand before the judge. A court-appointed defense attorney said...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Ronald Lee Haskell, accused of slaughtering six people in his extended family, collapsed during his first court appearance Friday as the judge read the capital murder charges against him. Court bailiffs in Harris County, Texas, caught the burly suspect in his orange jail uniform before he could fall to the ground, reported NBC affiliate KPRC. He was wheeled out of the courtroom, but was eventually brought back in to stand before the judge. A court-appointed defense attorney said...More >>
  • Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

    Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:22:40 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Friday is "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-A.Customers who dress from head to toe in their best cow attire will receive a free meal... Which includes an entree, side item and beverage. For those who are too chicken to go all out cow, you can still get in on the deal by wearing a cow spotted accessory and receive a free entree of your choice.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Friday is "Cow Appreciation Day" at Chick-fil-A.Customers who dress from head to toe in their best cow attire will receive a free meal... Which includes an entree, side item and beverage. For those who are too chicken to go all out cow, you can still get in on the deal by wearing a cow spotted accessory and receive a free entree of your choice.More >>
  • Waco Pizza Hut Robbed, Police Need Your Help Finding Suspect

    Waco Pizza Hut Robbed, Police Need Your Help Finding Suspect

    Friday, July 11 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-11 15:08:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A Waco pizza shop was robbed on Thursday and police need your help finding the man who did it.At 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Pizza Hut in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive was robbed at gunpoint.Police say that the suspect entered the back door of the Pizza Hut around closing time.When inside, he pointed his gun at the employees and ordered them all lay on the floor. He then stole money and fled on foot.He was last seen running north from the Pizza Hut.The man is described a...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A Waco pizza shop was robbed on Thursday and police need your help finding the man who did it.At 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, the Pizza Hut in the 600 block of North Valley Mills Drive was robbed at gunpoint.Police say that the suspect entered the back door of the Pizza Hut around closing time.When inside, he pointed his gun at the employees and ordered them all lay on the floor. He then stole money and fled on foot.He was last seen running north from the Pizza Hut.The man is described a...More >>
  • Texas Immigrant Flood Will Worsen, Officials Warn

    Texas Immigrant Flood Will Worsen, Officials Warn

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:58:22 GMT
    (CNN) -- It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that $3.7 billion in emergency funding requested by President Barack Obama anticipated up to 90,000 of the unaccompanied minors this fiscal year, which ends September 30, and another 145,000 in fiscal year 2015.S...More >>
    (CNN) -- It's only going to get worse unless you give us more money, administration officials warned Thursday about the flood of Central American children illegally entering the United States from Mexico.Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the Senate Appropriations Committee that $3.7 billion in emergency funding requested by President Barack Obama anticipated up to 90,000 of the unaccompanied minors this fiscal year, which ends September 30, and another 145,000 in fiscal year 2015.S...More >>
  • Waco Works to Sell Nearly 500 City-Owned Properties, Some Eyesores to Neighbors

    Waco Works to Sell Nearly 500 City-Owned Properties, Some Eyesores to Neighbors

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:47:18 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There's a new player in the real estate game: the City of Waco. For the last several months, they've been more aggressive in marketing foreclosure properties. They've even hired a real estate agent to do it.More >>
    (KCEN) -- There's a new player in the real estate game: the City of Waco. For the last several months, they've been more aggressive in marketing foreclosure properties. They've even hired a real estate agent to do it.More >>
  • Little River-Academy Police Dept. Retires Chief Dixon's Badge Number

    Little River-Academy Police Dept. Retires Chief Dixon's Badge Number

    Thursday, July 10 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-11 01:55:21 GMT
    Little River-Academy honored its former Police Chief tonight, by retiring Lee Dixon's badge number.More >>
    Little River-Academy honored its former Police Chief tonight, by retiring Lee Dixon's badge number.
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  • Avoiding Hot Car Dangers

    Avoiding Hot Car Dangers

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:58:07 GMT
    (KCEN) --Every year we hear of heartbreaking and preventable deaths involving children left alone in hot cars. Just three days ago, a two-year-old girl in El Paso died after being left in a hot vehicle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature inside of a car to increase 20 degrees. During the spring and summer months, Temple Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Pechal says the department responds to at least three to four calls a month for kids trapped in c...More >>
    (KCEN) --Every year we hear of heartbreaking and preventable deaths involving children left alone in hot cars. Just three days ago, a two-year-old girl in El Paso died after being left in a hot vehicle. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, it only takes 10 minutes for the temperature inside of a car to increase 20 degrees. During the spring and summer months, Temple Fire Department Spokesman Thomas Pechal says the department responds to at least three to four calls a month for kids trapped in c...More >>
  • Thousands of Deadly Crashes Linked to Drowsy Driving

    Thousands of Deadly Crashes Linked to Drowsy Driving

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:34:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One in 25 people confess to falling asleep behind the wheel in just a 30 day time frame, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the survey of more than 90,000 Americans in 10 states and Puerto Rico, the CDC estimates 1.8 million drivers drive drowsy each month."That's extremely scary. You're attentive to your own driving, but you don't worry about someone else falling asleep on the road," Kristall Willaims said.A mother of five, Kr...More >>
    (KCEN) -- One in 25 people confess to falling asleep behind the wheel in just a 30 day time frame, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Based on the survey of more than 90,000 Americans in 10 states and Puerto Rico, the CDC estimates 1.8 million drivers drive drowsy each month."That's extremely scary. You're attentive to your own driving, but you don't worry about someone else falling asleep on the road," Kristall Willaims said.A mother of five, Kr...More >>
  • Veteran Meets Widow Of Man Who Died For Him After 40 Yrs

    Veteran Meets Widow Of Man Who Died For Him After 40 Yrs

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-10 23:27:13 GMT
    (KCEN) – A Vietnam veteran finally met the widow of the soldier who died in his place after a decades-long wait on Wednesday “This is his name right here,” says Russell Widener, as he points to an inscription of Roy McLennan’s name on the Waco Vietnam Memorial. “That's the gentleman who took my place on that ill-fated mission." Widener was headed out on a mission in Vietnam in 1969, but after a last minute decision, leadership sent McLennan instead. “He indicated he didn't have any gear, ...More >>
    (KCEN) – A Vietnam veteran finally met the widow of the soldier who died in his place after a decades-long wait on Wednesday “This is his name right here,” says Russell Widener, as he points to an inscription of Roy McLennan’s name on the Waco Vietnam Memorial. “That's the gentleman who took my place on that ill-fated mission." Widener was headed out on a mission in Vietnam in 1969, but after a last minute decision, leadership sent McLennan instead. “He indicated he didn't have any gear, ...More >>
  • Outrage Over Housing Illegal Immigrants And Not Homeless Vets

    Outrage Over Housing Illegal Immigrants And Not Homeless Vets

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:43:09 GMT
    (KCEN) -- While tens of thousands of children who are in the United States illegally are tucked in at night on the government's dime, many who fought for their country are out on the streets. Now anger over the way America’s tight budget is being spent is welling up across the nation. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that 40 percent of America’s homeless men are veterans. Air Force Veteran Bob Stone is one of a growing number of people nationwide who are calling for change i...More >>
    (KCEN) -- While tens of thousands of children who are in the United States illegally are tucked in at night on the government's dime, many who fought for their country are out on the streets. Now anger over the way America’s tight budget is being spent is welling up across the nation. The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that 40 percent of America’s homeless men are veterans. Air Force Veteran Bob Stone is one of a growing number of people nationwide who are calling for change i...More >>
  • Man Steals, Wrecks Woman's Car

    Man Steals, Wrecks Woman's Car

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:38:29 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested on Thursday after he took a woman's car and wrecked it.Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Sajar Jones was arrested in Waco on Thursday.At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 64-year-old woman was visiting a friend in the 1100 block of Calumet.When she stepped out from her Buick LaSabre, she was approached by Jones.Jones pushed her to the ground, jumps into the car, and sped away.Police responded near the 1700 block of North 4th after Jones was seen in the area.When police arrived, Jo...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A man was arrested on Thursday after he took a woman's car and wrecked it.Twenty-two-year-old Ramon Sajar Jones was arrested in Waco on Thursday.At 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, a 64-year-old woman was visiting a friend in the 1100 block of Calumet.When she stepped out from her Buick LaSabre, she was approached by Jones.Jones pushed her to the ground, jumps into the car, and sped away.Police responded near the 1700 block of North 4th after Jones was seen in the area.When police arrived, Jo...More >>
  • Airline Ticket Prices On The Rise

    Airline Ticket Prices On The Rise

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:30:55 GMT
    (KCEN) -- More fee hikes are on the horizon for airline passengers.Starting July 21, a security screening fee imposed by the TSA will more than double on a basic domestic non-stop ticket.That means you could get hit with additional fees for each stop of your itinerary that lasts longer than 4 hours. Also, airports are looking to increase their boarding fees from their current limit of $4.50 to $8 in the near future.And that's not all, an increase in immigration fees on international tickets c...More >>
    (KCEN) -- More fee hikes are on the horizon for airline passengers.Starting July 21, a security screening fee imposed by the TSA will more than double on a basic domestic non-stop ticket.That means you could get hit with additional fees for each stop of your itinerary that lasts longer than 4 hours. Also, airports are looking to increase their boarding fees from their current limit of $4.50 to $8 in the near future.And that's not all, an increase in immigration fees on international tickets c...More >>
  • BSR Cable Park Drowning Victim Laid to Rest

    BSR Cable Park Drowning Victim Laid to Rest

    Thursday, July 10 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-07-10 20:22:28 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The boy who died last weekend at BSR Cable Park in Waco was laid to rest on Thursday.Twelve-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family.After several hours of searching, the body was discovered in the "Fun Lake."The Fun Lake remains closed. BSR Cable Park held a fundraiser on July 4 to help the family pay for Calhoun's funeral.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The boy who died last weekend at BSR Cable Park in Waco was laid to rest on Thursday.Twelve-year-old Sirmuel Calhoun was at the park last Saturday with his family.After several hours of searching, the body was discovered in the "Fun Lake."The Fun Lake remains closed. BSR Cable Park held a fundraiser on July 4 to help the family pay for Calhoun's funeral.More >>
  • 83-Year-Old Texas Woman Fights Off Robber With Hot Water, Broomsticks

    83-Year-Old Texas Woman Fights Off Robber With Hot Water, Broomsticks

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:39:05 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Don't mess with this Texas grandmother.When Lillie McClendon, 83, came face-to-face with a robber in her Houston house Sunday morning, she threw boiling hot water on him, beat him with a broomstick, and gave him a piece of her mind."I said, 'Your mother raised you that way? Why do you want to take advantage of an 83-year-old woman?'" McClendon told NBC News. "I thought he was about to kill me. But I'd fight him all the way."The man broke into her house at about 4:30 a.m. on Sund...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Don't mess with this Texas grandmother.When Lillie McClendon, 83, came face-to-face with a robber in her Houston house Sunday morning, she threw boiling hot water on him, beat him with a broomstick, and gave him a piece of her mind."I said, 'Your mother raised you that way? Why do you want to take advantage of an 83-year-old woman?'" McClendon told NBC News. "I thought he was about to kill me. But I'd fight him all the way."The man broke into her house at about 4:30 a.m. on Sund...More >>
  • Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

    Texas Governor Lashes Out at Obama Over Immigration Crisis

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

    Circus Comes To Waco This Weekend

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:09:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- If you're looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the circus rolls into Waco and kicks off on Thursday night. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey show has a new look this year.The theme is "Super Circus Heroes."Performers say it is filled with extra action and superhuman strength, along with the animals and classic acts like tight-rope walking and acrobatics. Tickets are available on the Extraco Events Center website.More >>
    (KCEN) -- If you're looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the circus rolls into Waco and kicks off on Thursday night. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey show has a new look this year.The theme is "Super Circus Heroes."Performers say it is filled with extra action and superhuman strength, along with the animals and classic acts like tight-rope walking and acrobatics. Tickets are available on the Extraco Events Center website.More >>
  • Gannett Acquires Six Stations Including KCEN

    Gannett Acquires Six Stations Including KCEN

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:53:17 GMT
    McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Tuesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company’s television stations in Texas for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. Phil Hurley, London Broadcasting Company chief operating officer, will continue to lead the six stations. Hurley will report to Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.The acquisition includes KCEN/KAGS (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longv...More >>
    McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced Tuesday that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of six of London Broadcasting Company’s television stations in Texas for $215 million in an all-cash transaction. Phil Hurley, London Broadcasting Company chief operating officer, will continue to lead the six stations. Hurley will report to Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.The acquisition includes KCEN/KAGS (NBC) in Waco-Temple-Bryan, KYTX (CBS) in Tyler-Longv...More >>
  • Bowe Bergdahl Could Leave Texas Military Base Within Days

    Bowe Bergdahl Could Leave Texas Military Base Within Days

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:39:14 GMT
    (NBC News) -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held five years by the Taliban, is almost finished with his medical reintegration and could leave Fort Sam Houston in Texas within days, an Army source told NBC News on Thursday.Bergdahl will be sent to another military station, though Army officials have said they don’t yet know where. The military investigation into the circumstances of his disappearance from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 will continue. Bergdahl will be the last perso...More >>
    (NBC News) -- Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the American soldier held five years by the Taliban, is almost finished with his medical reintegration and could leave Fort Sam Houston in Texas within days, an Army source told NBC News on Thursday.Bergdahl will be sent to another military station, though Army officials have said they don’t yet know where. The military investigation into the circumstances of his disappearance from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 will continue. Bergdahl will be the last perso...More >>
  • One Person Found Dead In Central Texas House Fire

    One Person Found Dead In Central Texas House Fire

    Thursday, July 10 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-10 15:15:55 GMT
    (KAGS) -- One person is dead after being found inside a burning College Station home. The incident happened at the 1100 block of Eagle Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.According to College Station officials, fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence. The first fire unit made it to the home, and noticed smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story single-family residence.As crews were searching the home and extinguishing the fire, a person wa...More >>
    (KAGS) -- One person is dead after being found inside a burning College Station home. The incident happened at the 1100 block of Eagle Avenue just before 5:30 a.m. Thursday morning.According to College Station officials, fire departments responded to a report of smoke coming from the residence. The first fire unit made it to the home, and noticed smoke coming from the second floor of the two-story single-family residence.As crews were searching the home and extinguishing the fire, a person wa...More >>
  • Suspect Surrenders in Slayings of Four Children, Two Adults in Texas

    Suspect Surrenders in Slayings of Four Children, Two Adults in Texas

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:59:57 GMT
    Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting during a domestic dispute in northwest Harris County and a standoff is underway with the gunman.More >>
    Deputy constables say at least five people have been killed in a shooting during a domestic dispute in northwest Harris County and a standoff is underway with the gunman.More >>
  • Coalition Fights Demolition Of Old West High School Building

    Coalition Fights Demolition Of Old West High School Building

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:41:37 GMT
    (KCEN) --Members of the Save 1923 WHS Building coalition went before the West ISD school board Thursday night and demanded trustees to reconsider plans to tear down the old high school. For those who attended classes in the district’s first high school, built in 1923, it's a place they've grown to love and cherish. Engineers initially deemed the building structurally sound following the April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. West ISD has since tried to figure out what to do with it. That'...More >>
    (KCEN) --Members of the Save 1923 WHS Building coalition went before the West ISD school board Thursday night and demanded trustees to reconsider plans to tear down the old high school. For those who attended classes in the district’s first high school, built in 1923, it's a place they've grown to love and cherish. Engineers initially deemed the building structurally sound following the April 17, 2013 fertilizer plant explosion. West ISD has since tried to figure out what to do with it. That'...More >>
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