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

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:17:47 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
  • Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:09:01 GMT
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
  • Man Tries To Rob Constable's House

    Man Tries To Rob Constable's House

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:52:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Bell County Constable and his neighbors were able to nab an alleged burglary suspect on Friday.It happened around 3 a.m. on Friday when a neighbor of Constable Thomas Prado knocked at his door. The neighbor said that his car alarm and gone off and he saw a suspicious man standing behind a house.Constable Prado got in his patrol car ended up finding the suspect, David Welch, hiding behind a bush. Prado along with Temple Police arrested Welch. They also found a 9mm pistol near the...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Bell County Constable and his neighbors were able to nab an alleged burglary suspect on Friday.It happened around 3 a.m. on Friday when a neighbor of Constable Thomas Prado knocked at his door. The neighbor said that his car alarm and gone off and he saw a suspicious man standing behind a house.Constable Prado got in his patrol car ended up finding the suspect, David Welch, hiding behind a bush. Prado along with Temple Police arrested Welch. They also found a 9mm pistol near the...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police Conduct Manhunt in Rogers, Schools Placed on Lockdown

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:21:44 GMT
    A manhunt is underway in Rogers which has prompted the two schools to go on a soft lockdown...More >>
    A manhunt is underway in Rogers which has prompted the two schools to go on a soft lockdown...More >>
  • Meagan Ritzi to Receive Prosthetic Leg After Crash

    Meagan Ritzi to Receive Prosthetic Leg After Crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:07:14 GMT
     Good news for Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi, the 18 year old who was severely injured after a car crash last month that killed two other Baylor students....More >>
     Good news for Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi, the 18 year old who was severely injured after a car crash last month that killed two other Baylor students....More >>
  • First 4D Roller Coaster to Open in Texas in 2015

    First 4D Roller Coaster to Open in Texas in 2015

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:26:17 GMT
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along ...More >>
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along ...More >>
  • Furniture Store To Refund More Than $1 Million After Aggies Win

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:01:20 GMT
    (KHOU) -- A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas AM beat South Carolina on Thursday night.The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free."We're going to have a big check writing party at the story," store owner Mark Wilks told ESPN.com.According to a spokespperson, more than 700 people took advantage of the offer and bought more tha...More >>
    (KHOU) -- A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas AM beat South Carolina on Thursday night.The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free."We're going to have a big check writing party at the story," store owner Mark Wilks told ESPN.com.According to a spokespperson, more than 700 people took advantage of the offer and bought more tha...More >>
  • Waco Man Found Dead After Morning Fire

    Waco Man Found Dead After Morning Fire

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:32:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead after a house fire Friday morning.At 5:39 a.m. on Friday, the Waco Fire Department was called to the River Park Apartments in the 1800 block of North MLK about a fire.When fire crews arrived, they found a body unresponsive in the balcony stairwell.Officials said that two other residents from the complex pulled him from his burning apartment to the stairwell balcony.The man was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.The Animal ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead after a house fire Friday morning.At 5:39 a.m. on Friday, the Waco Fire Department was called to the River Park Apartments in the 1800 block of North MLK about a fire.When fire crews arrived, they found a body unresponsive in the balcony stairwell.Officials said that two other residents from the complex pulled him from his burning apartment to the stairwell balcony.The man was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.The Animal ...More >>
  • State Approves Funding for Temple Airport

    State Approves Funding for Temple Airport

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:11:16 GMT
    The State approved funding for Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.Approximately $200,000 for the Temple airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting.The funds will be used for planned airport improvements.TxDOT says that a project consultant will be selected this fall. Project costs will be funded through the city of Temple and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system...More >>
    The State approved funding for Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.Approximately $200,000 for the Temple airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting.The funds will be used for planned airport improvements.TxDOT says that a project consultant will be selected this fall. Project costs will be funded through the city of Temple and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system...More >>
  • Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:57:21 GMT
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
  • Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:56:18 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...More >>
  • Uzi Instructor Charles Vacca's Family: Death Was 'Tragic Accident'

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

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-29 15:11:17 GMT
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
     The grieving family of Charles Vacca, the Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old who was learning how to shoot an Uzi, said they feel “sorry” for the girl."We know it was a tragic accident and that it's something that we're all going to have to live with,” Vacca's 19-year-old daughter Ashley said in an exclusive NBC News interview to be aired Friday on the TODAY show.The 39-year-old veteran was teaching the girl how to use the automatic weapon Mond...More >>
  • Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:34 GMT
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
  • Fort Hood Shooter Writes To ISIS leader, Asks To Become 'Citizen' Of Islamic State

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:44:08 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. "The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks." Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- ...More >>
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. "The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks." Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- ...More >>
  • Ft. Hood's USO Building to get Facelift for Soldiers

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:00 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:00:43 GMT
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
    (KCEN) – Next month Fort Hood's USO building is expected to get a much needed face lift with renovations that could cost more than $170,000. USO is a non-profit separate from the Department of Defense, but their building is located on Fort Hood to give soldiers and their families a chance to kick back and relax. “Our slogan is home away from home and that truly is our goal to provide a place, a space where they can come out of their normal daily routine and take a breath, take a minute to re...More >>
  • Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in Troy

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:45:28 GMT
    Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in TroyMore >>
    Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in TroyMore >>
  • Copperas Cove Police Investigate Man's Death

    Copperas Cove Police Investigate Man's Death

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:01:20 GMT
    The Copperas Cove Police Department is conducting and investigation the death of a man found on Wednesday...More >>
    The Copperas Cove Police Department is conducting and investigation the death of a man found on Wednesday...More >>
  • Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Armour: NFL Recognizes its Cluelessness with New Domestic Violence Penalties

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:30:53 GMT
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
    Bravo, NFL.Not only did the NFL recognize its cluelessness by imposing harsh new penalties for domestic violence, it let its players – and, by extension, men everywhere – know in no uncertain terms that abusing a partner or child is never, ever acceptable.Do it, and you're done for six games. Do it again, and your career is over.Tough? Yes. Appropriate? Absolutely."These steps are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong," NFL Commissio...More >>
  • Baylor Will Provide Shuttle for Traditions Rally, HS Football Game

    Baylor Will Provide Shuttle for Traditions Rally, HS Football Game

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:42:51 GMT
    Waco Downtown Development Corporation and Baylor University are pleased to announce that Waco Transit will be providing transportation to two important upcoming events at McLane Stadium: Thursday night's Baylor Traditions Rally, with concert featuring Philip Phillips, and the Friday night high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park.Transportation for the Traditions Rally will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday.On Friday night, Waco Transit will begin shuttles at 6:30pm for the high school...More >>
    Waco Downtown Development Corporation and Baylor University are pleased to announce that Waco Transit will be providing transportation to two important upcoming events at McLane Stadium: Thursday night's Baylor Traditions Rally, with concert featuring Philip Phillips, and the Friday night high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park.Transportation for the Traditions Rally will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday.On Friday night, Waco Transit will begin shuttles at 6:30pm for the high school...More >>
  • SMG Officially Launches Website for McLane Stadium

    SMG Officially Launches Website for McLane Stadium

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:40:05 GMT
     SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the official launch of the McLane Stadium website www.mclanestadium.com.Designed by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based creative agency Cubic Inc., this sleek, responsively designed site serves as the gateway for information on upcoming events at McLane Stadium. Additionally, users will find details on parking, how to purchase tickets and information on the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium's private dining restaur...More >>
     SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the official launch of the McLane Stadium website www.mclanestadium.com.Designed by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based creative agency Cubic Inc., this sleek, responsively designed site serves as the gateway for information on upcoming events at McLane Stadium. Additionally, users will find details on parking, how to purchase tickets and information on the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium's private dining restaur...More >>
  • Central Texas Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List Arrested

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:33:58 GMT
    Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal I...More >>
    Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal I...More >>
  • Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:43:13 GMT
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
  • Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Joan Rivers Stops Breathing at Clinic, Rushed to Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:21:25 GMT
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
    Comedian and Fashion Police host Joan Rivers has been taken to a New York hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday.Rivers, 81, was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition after she stopped breathing while undergoing a throat procedure at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic, according to the New York Timesand ABC News.E!, where Rivers hosts Fashion Police, has reportedthat she is in stable condition.Rivers' publicist has not immediately responded to USA TODAY's request for comm...More >>
  • Mom's Facebook Post Gets 4-Year-Old Expelled from Preschool

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:59:03 GMT
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
    A mother is outraged after her son was expelled from preschool because of a Facebook post on her personal page.Ashley Habat told News4Jax that she was upset because the school didn't give parents more time to get ready for picture day. Habat later posted her frustration about it on Facebook and the school told Habat that her son, Will, could no longer attend.Habat said she doesn't regret expressing her opinion, which she said was posted to her private page for only her...More >>
  • WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    WATCH: Johnny Manziel Leads Aerobics Class in Snickers Commercial

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:33:28 GMT
    The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ...More >>
    The NFL's most famous backup quarterback is now the world's most famous aerobics instructor.In a new sport for Snickers, Johnny Manziel becomes Johnny JamBoogie, an aerobics instructor who looks about as comfortable in front of his class as Manziel does in an NFL pocket.One has the feeling that “who has a pelvis” will be a common catcall at Browns games this year.The commercial is a fount of missed opportunities. Where was the Money Manziel sign or references to falling in the ...More >>
  • Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

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

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:31:53 GMT
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
  • JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

    JILTED GROOM DONATES RECEPTION TO CHARITY

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:06:40 GMT
    Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids....More >>
    Phil Laboon was getting married this Saturday."Things just didn't work out for one reason or another... So I called off the wedding, pretty last minute."He'd booked the priory for his reception and paid for all the food and the booze. So -- now what?Phil decided to squeeze the sour taste of his break up -- into something sweet."So we were talking about it, me and my friends, and we were talking almost like Farm Aid, like this could be Lemon AID...and it could be used to help these kids....More >>
  • Former Fort Hood Soldier's Ashes Stolen

    Former Fort Hood Soldier's Ashes Stolen

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:40 GMT
    (KCEN)— Thieves break into a central Texas home stealing money, jewelry and the ashes of a former Fort Hood soldier. The burglary happened September 19th in Killeen while the Cody Lee's widow, Angela Lee, was visiting family. Angela had Cody's remains cremated in 2012 to keep his presence alive in her house. Angela also put some of her husband's ashes into an urn necklace to wear. “It was nice to have that little bit of him next to me at all times,” said Angela. But that necklace along with t...More >>
    (KCEN)— Thieves break into a central Texas home stealing money, jewelry and the ashes of a former Fort Hood soldier. The burglary happened September 19th in Killeen while the Cody Lee's widow, Angela Lee, was visiting family. Angela had Cody's remains cremated in 2012 to keep his presence alive in her house. Angela also put some of her husband's ashes into an urn necklace to wear. “It was nice to have that little bit of him next to me at all times,” said Angela. But that necklace along with t...More >>
  • 1st Cavalry Major Spends Lunch Breaks Crocheting Blankets for Kids in Need

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:26:36 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers' service to their community doesn't stop at the battlefield. And for one major on Fort Hood, even her lunch breaks are devoted to making people's lives better.
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  • Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Police Fired Shot That Killed 'Cops' Crewmember

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:06:24 GMT
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
    The bullet that killed an employee of the long-running TV show Cops while filming a response to an armed robbery call was fired by a police officer, Omaha police said Wednesday.It turned out the suspect was only armed with an Airsoft rifle, which fires plastic pellets, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said during a press conference.The crewmember was identified as Bryce Dion, 38, who was working as the sound technician when he was killed by "friendly fire," Schmaderer said.Th...More >>
  • Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:26 GMT
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
  • Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Second case of Chikungunya found in Dallas County

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:12:31 GMT
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
     A second case of the Chikungunya Virus has been confirmed in Dallas County...More >>
  • South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:46:21 GMT
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
  • Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:40:25 GMT
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
  • City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

    City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:06:28 GMT
    Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street....More >>
    Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street....More >>
  • Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:48:06 GMT
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
  • F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    F-15 Reports Emergency, Crashes in Virginia Forest

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 17:55:53 GMT
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
    An F-15C fighter jet based at a National Guard facility in Massachusetts crashed Wednesday into a national forest in central Virginia after reporting an in-flight emergency and losing radio contact, officials said.The jet, from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, is a one-person craft and the status of the pilot was not immediately known, said Maj. Candice Ismirle, an Air Force spokesperson.The Pentagon indicated the jet was en route to Louisiana fro...More >>
  • Amazing 8-Year-Old Triathlete Pushes, Pulls Brother Through Second Race

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:52:45 GMT
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
    The bond between the Aldrich brothers truly epitomizes that old song lyric, “He ain't heavy, he's my brother.”That's because 8-year-old Noah and 6-year-old Lucas recently competed in their second triathlon, with Noah helping Lucas the whole way.Lucas has lissenchephaly, a rare disorder that affect brain development. Children with the disorder — which literally means "smooth brain” — are missing the normal folds and wrinkles in the cerebral cortex, according to the National Institut...More >>
  • Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:27:49 GMT
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
  • Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:18:33 GMT
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
  • Child Firing Uzi at Arizona Shooting Range Accidentally Kills Instructor, Police Say

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

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:48:00 GMT
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
    A 9-year-old girl learning to fire a submachine gun accidentally killed her instructor at a shooting range when the weapon recoiled over her shoulder, according to Arizona authorities.The instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, died at a hospital late Monday night after he was shot in the head.The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said the girl was with her parents. The website of Bullets and Burgers, the shooting range where the accident happened, says children between the ages of 8 and...More >>
  • Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:17:01 GMT
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...More >>
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...More >>
  • Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Bat Colony Causing Issues for Ft. Hood Workers, Officials Working to Fix Problem

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-08-27 01:12:14 GMT
    Dead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian workerDead bat found at Building 4001, picture taken by civilian worker
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
    (KCEN) – A bat colony on Fort Hood is causing safety and health concerns among civilian workers at a particular building on post. Officials say while workers may be frustrated, their safety is the number one priority and they're working to fix the problem. Fort Hood's Public Works director Brian Dosa says about six months ago they moved the maintenance workers out of old buildings that will soon be demolished. The crew of about 140 workers was then moved to building 4001. “We knew there had ...More >>
  • Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:41:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
  • Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:16 GMT
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
  • Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:17:27 GMT
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
  • First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:20:05 GMT
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
  • Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Minor League Manager Loses His Mind, Leaves His Shoes on Home Plate

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:02:00 GMT
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
    The Winston-Salem Dash, Class A affiliate of the White Sox, lost 6-5 in extra inning Monday night, and the Dash had to play the end of the game without manager Tommy Thompson. This is because Thompson went on one of the rants of the year.Via the Winston-Salem Journal:“Thompson argued a check swing that wasn't called a strike by umpire Adam Beck. Thompson was ejected by home plate umpire Eric Bacchus, and Thompson then went on a tirade. He got in Bacchus' face, threw down his he...More >>
  • Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Report: VA Scandal Probe Targets Potential Obstruction of Justice

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:10:06 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- The Justice Department and the FBI have joined the VA Inspector General to investigate allegations of obstruction of justice at dozens of veterans hospitals across the country, according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday.The report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General said 93 VA health care sites across the country are being investigated in connection with falsifying scheduling records to hide delays in veterans' health care and "attempting ...More >>
  • Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:30:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...More >>
  • UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:22:01 GMT
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
  • WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    WATCH: Bird Provides Treats For Dogs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:01:21 GMT
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
    Mom and dad may say that dogs are not allowed to get their own treats, but they never said anything about the bird.Check out this video as Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feeds the Great Danes Milk-Bones.More >>
  • United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    United Flight Diverts Over 'Knee Defender' Fight

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:45:53 GMT
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
    (USA Today) -- On Sunday, a fight between two passengers over personal space, a thrown cup of water and the use of a controversial plastic gadget that prevents airline seats from reclining caused United Airlines Flight 1462 from Newark, N.J., to Denver to divert to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, the AP reports.During the flight, a man seated in the Economy Plus section, which offers four more inches of legroom than other coach seats, was reportedly using a $21.95 gadget called a Knee...More >>
  • American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    American Douglas McAuthur McCain Dies Fighting for ISIS in Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:40:50 GMT
    The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which fea...More >>
    The battle in itself seemed tragically normal. Two Syrian opposition groups fought and there were heavy casualties on both sides. Then victorious rebels rifled through the pockets of the dead. One contained about $800 in cash -- and an American passport.Douglas McAuthur McCain, of San Diego, California, was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), according to the Free Syrian Army. Photos of McCain's passport and of his body -- which fea...More >>
  • WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    WHO Urges Stiff Regulation on E-Cigarettes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:05:30 GMT
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
     The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that nations regulate electronic cigarettes and ban them from use indoors until the exhaled vapor is proven not to harm bystanders. It also called for a ban on sales to minors of the popular nicotine-vapor products, and to either forbid or keep to a minimum any advertising, promotion or sponsorship.The Geneva-based agency said the "apparently booming" $3 billion global market for more than 400 brands of e-cigarettes means appropr...More >>
  • One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    One Thing NOT in Starbucks' Pumpkin Latte: Pumpkin

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:51:27 GMT
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
    Is Starbucks out of its gourd?One high-profile consumer advocate is strongly criticizing Starbucks for, she says, not fully and clearly disclosing to consumers all of the ingredients in its wildly-successful Pumpkin Spice Latte.The blog also blasts Starbucks because of one thing you won't find in its Pumpkin Spice Latte: pumpkin.The beverage just made its annual return to stores for the fall season.Vani Hari, an influential nutritional advocate who goes by the name Food Babe, p...More >>
  • Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:28:51 GMT
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
  • Nail Polish Alerts the Wearer of Date Rape Drugs

    Nail Polish Alerts the Wearer of Date Rape Drugs

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:58:26 GMT
    Undergraduates at North Carolina State University are being credited with creating a new kind of nail polish.According to the Triangle Business Journal, the polish doubles as a way to prevent sexual assault. The nail polish changes color when the person wearing it is exposed to date rape drugs.How it works:The person wearing the nail polish has to use their finger to stir their drink. If the drink has a date rape drug in it, the nail polish will change colors.The Washington Post rep...More >>
    Undergraduates at North Carolina State University are being credited with creating a new kind of nail polish.According to the Triangle Business Journal, the polish doubles as a way to prevent sexual assault. The nail polish changes color when the person wearing it is exposed to date rape drugs.How it works:The person wearing the nail polish has to use their finger to stir their drink. If the drink has a date rape drug in it, the nail polish will change colors.The Washington Post rep...More >>
  • The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    The Billy Crystal Tribute to Robin Williams

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:46:22 GMT
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
    It was moving. It was sweet.It came right at the end of the "In Memoriam" segment which featuredSara Bareillessinging Smile and showing stars who died in the past year, includingJames Garner, Shirley Temple,Philip Seymour Hoffman,Ruby DeeandDon Pardo.Here are some of the best lines fromBilly Crystal's tribute to his good friendRobin Williamsat Monday's Emmys."He made us laugh. Hard. Every time you saw him. On television, movies, night clubs, arenas, hospitals, homeless shelters...More >>
  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' Win Big at Emmy Awards

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:15:52 GMT
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
     Modern Family won its fifth consecutive Emmy Award for best comedy Monday night, and while Breaking Bad may be gone from our TV screens, it's still racking up honors.In addition to the show taking best drama, Bryan Cranston picked up his fourth lead-actor Emmy for playing teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White on Monday night, Aaron Paul garnered his third supporting-actor award, co-star Anna Gunn became a two-time winner, and the show was also honored with a writing award."T...More >>
  • Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:11:55 GMT
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
  • Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:35:41 GMT
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...More >>
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...More >>
  • Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:38:09 GMT
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
  • Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:17:44 GMT
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...More >>
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...More >>
  • UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:27:31 GMT
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.More >>
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.More >>
  • USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:33:52 GMT
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.More >>
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.More >>
  • VA Details Sweeping Changes to Speed Care to Veterans

    VA Details Sweeping Changes to Speed Care to Veterans

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:07:22 GMT
     The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes — and ample contrition — in a prepared response to an inspector general's due this week on a scandal over delayed health care for veterans.The VA response — copies of which were obtained by USA TODAY — includes talking points that reveal at least one crucial finding by investigators: No deaths of veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital could be "conclusively" linked to delays in care at that facility.The talking points emph...More >>
     The Department of Veterans Affairs promises sweeping changes — and ample contrition — in a prepared response to an inspector general's due this week on a scandal over delayed health care for veterans.The VA response — copies of which were obtained by USA TODAY — includes talking points that reveal at least one crucial finding by investigators: No deaths of veterans at a Phoenix VA hospital could be "conclusively" linked to delays in care at that facility.The talking points emph...More >>
  • SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    SUV runs over boy, but then ...

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:13:57 GMT
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home.More >>
    Surveillance video shows a boy being hit by an SUV in front of his home. More >>
  • Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Fun facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:58:14 GMT
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
    "The Wizard of Oz" celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Here are some things you may not have known about the film.1. That makeup was killerMakeup in 1939, especially the elaborate and colorful cosmetics many members of the cast wore, wasn't as safe as the stuff performers wear today. In fact, some of it was downright deadly.Buddy Ebsen, who was originally cast as the Tin Man, had to leave the film when his lungs became infected by aluminum dust. The makeup was adjusted for Jack Ha...More >>
  • Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:45:35 GMT
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...More >>
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...More >>
  • Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:22:05 GMT
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...More >>
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...More >>
  • British Intel ID Foley Killer as Former London Rapper

    British Intel ID Foley Killer as Former London Rapper

    Monday, August 25 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-25 18:14:25 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    British intelligence officials have identified a London rapper who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist militants as the man who killed American journalist James Foley in a beheading video that surfaced last week, according to British news outlets.Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn in London, left a budding music career that included appearances on BBC Radio in 2012. He was identified through voice recognition technology and represents a...More >>
    British intelligence officials have identified a London rapper who traveled to Syria last year to fight with Islamist militants as the man who killed American journalist James Foley in a beheading video that surfaced last week, according to British news outlets.Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 24, known as L Jinny or Lyricist Jinn in London, left a budding music career that included appearances on BBC Radio in 2012. He was identified through voice recognition technology and represents a...More >>
  • Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:47:22 GMT
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...More >>
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...More >>
  • All Clear at Army's Fort Lee After 'Active Shooter Incident'

    All Clear at Army's Fort Lee After 'Active Shooter Incident'

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:31:18 GMT
    A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given."Early reports indicate the soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself," the statement said. "The soldier was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time."It said special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation ...More >>
    A female soldier with a gun who caused a lockdown on Monday at Fort Lee in Virginia shot and wounded herself, the Army installation said in a statement after the all-clear was given."Early reports indicate the soldier turned the weapon on herself and fired one shot, injuring herself," the statement said. "The soldier was transported to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. Her condition is not known at this time."It said special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation ...More >>
  • WATCH: Olivia Wild Dumps 'Breast Milk' For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    WATCH: Olivia Wild Dumps 'Breast Milk' For ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:05:35 GMT
     The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges continues this week, but for actress Olivia Wilde, she decided to not use water...More >>
     The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges continues this week, but for actress Olivia Wilde, she decided to not use water...More >>
  • Research Raises Concerns For New Army Helmet Design

    Research Raises Concerns For New Army Helmet Design

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:36:42 GMT
    Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper.The Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER, prototype came under attack from all sides during the test, conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory, and in all configurations: Helmet only, helmet and visor, helmet and jaw prote...More >>
    Tests by Navy researchers on a new Army and Marine helmet design, complete with a visor and a jaw protector, showed blast waves could bounce off the added components and produce unexpected pressure, according to a recent research paper.The Conformal Integrated Protective Headgear System, or CIPHER, prototype came under attack from all sides during the test, conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory, and in all configurations: Helmet only, helmet and visor, helmet and jaw prote...More >>
  • Docs Urge Delayed School Start Times for Teens

    Docs Urge Delayed School Start Times for Teens

    Monday, August 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:06:12 GMT
    Let them sleep!That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.Multiple factors, "including biological changes in sleep associated with puberty, lifestyle choices, and academic demands," negat...More >>
    Let them sleep!That's the message from the nation's largest pediatrician group, which, in a new policy statement, says delaying the start of high school and middle school classes to 8:30 a.m. or later is "an effective countermeasure to chronic sleep loss" and the "epidemic" of delayed, insufficient, and erratic sleep patterns among the nation's teens.Multiple factors, "including biological changes in sleep associated with puberty, lifestyle choices, and academic demands," negat...More >>
  • Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Watch Full Coverage: Big Names Gather for Michael Brown's Funeral

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
    Well-known activists, politicians and celebrities were gathering Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old shot dead by a police officer two weeks ago. The list of VIPs expected to attend the service includes director Spike Lee, rapper Snoop Dogg, music mogul Diddy, comedian Nick Cannon. The parents of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed teen fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012, and relatives of Sean Bell, who wa...More >>
  • Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:46:02 GMT
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
  • DFW-San Diego Flight Diverted to Phoenix

    DFW-San Diego Flight Diverted to Phoenix

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:04:31 GMT
    An American Airlines jet with 179 passengers and six crew members was headed to San Diego on Sunday when it made an unscheduled landing in Phoenix due to a "security issue."The airline said Flight 362, a Boeing 757, landed safely just before 2 p.m. CT."It diverted to Phoenix due to a security related issue, and the flight was met by authorities," said American spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted that his American Airlines fligh...More >>
    An American Airlines jet with 179 passengers and six crew members was headed to San Diego on Sunday when it made an unscheduled landing in Phoenix due to a "security issue."The airline said Flight 362, a Boeing 757, landed safely just before 2 p.m. CT."It diverted to Phoenix due to a security related issue, and the flight was met by authorities," said American spokeswoman Michelle Mohr.John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, tweeted that his American Airlines fligh...More >>
  • White House Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown's Funeral

    White House Sending 3 Officials to Michael Brown's Funeral

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:52:08 GMT
     The White House is sending three officials to Michael Brown's funeral Monday, including one who attended high school with his mother.Brown,18, was fatally shot on August 9 by officer Darren Wilson while walking down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.His death sparked days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. In the past three days, things have calmed down, and the town is slowly coming back to life.The officials attending the funeral are Broderick Johnson, who leads the White...More >>
     The White House is sending three officials to Michael Brown's funeral Monday, including one who attended high school with his mother.Brown,18, was fatally shot on August 9 by officer Darren Wilson while walking down the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.His death sparked days of violent protests in the St. Louis suburb. In the past three days, things have calmed down, and the town is slowly coming back to life.The officials attending the funeral are Broderick Johnson, who leads the White...More >>
  • Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:27:24 GMT
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...More >>
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...More >>
  • American Held by al-Qaeda Group Freed in Syria

    American Held by al-Qaeda Group Freed in Syria

    Sunday, August 24 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-24 19:06:02 GMT
    A U.S. journalist held captive for two years by an al-Qaeda group in Syria was released Sunday, according to a White House press release.More >>
    A U.S. journalist held captive for two years by an al-Qaeda group in Syria was released Sunday, according to a White House press release.More >>
  • Emmy Awards 2014: 5 Things to Watch For

    Emmy Awards 2014: 5 Things to Watch For

    Sunday, August 24 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-24 18:30:51 GMT
    Will it be a "Bad" night -- or a "True" one? The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.Though "Bad" still has a decided edge for best drama series -- the handicappers at Goldderby.com, for example, are unanimous in th...More >>
    Will it be a "Bad" night -- or a "True" one? The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Monday night, and what was expected to be a coronation honoring the final season of AMC's "Breaking Bad" has emerged as something a little more competitive, thanks to HBO's "True Detective," the moody crime series starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.Though "Bad" still has a decided edge for best drama series -- the handicappers at Goldderby.com, for example, are unanimous in th...More >>
  • Dozens Injured, 3 Critically, After Strong Earthquake in California

    Dozens Injured, 3 Critically, After Strong Earthquake in California

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:54:32 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured.One "young child" is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatm...More >>
    A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Eighty-seven patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital following the early morning earthquake, according to the city of Napa. Three people were critically injured.One "young child" is in critical condition, Napa Division Fire Chief John Callanan said at a news conference. She was hurt when a fireplace collapsed and was flown out of Napa for treatm...More >>
  • McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:35:31 GMT
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.More >>
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.
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  • Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:42:25 GMT
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    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
  • Community Helps Disabled Veteran After Tragic House Fire

    Community Helps Disabled Veteran After Tragic House Fire

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:09:40 GMT
    Photo Courtesy TODAYPhoto Courtesy TODAY
    Captain Edward Klein has seen his share of pain and loss. Two years ago, the veteran soldier stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, losing both his legs, and arm and most of his remaining fingers.After 18 months in rehab, Klein and his wife Jessica were just starting a new life together, putting the worst behind them until 10 days ago when their Maryland home caught fire."I started to see the smoke," Klein said. " About that time the alarms started going off."But Klein and his wife Jess...More >>
    Captain Edward Klein has seen his share of pain and loss. Two years ago, the veteran soldier stepped on an IED in Afghanistan, losing both his legs, and arm and most of his remaining fingers.After 18 months in rehab, Klein and his wife Jessica were just starting a new life together, putting the worst behind them until 10 days ago when their Maryland home caught fire."I started to see the smoke," Klein said. " About that time the alarms started going off."But Klein and his wife Jess...More >>
  • Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Napa Valley Region

    Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake Hits Napa Valley Region

    Sunday, August 24 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-24 15:23:16 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/GettyPhoto Courtesy USA Today/Getty
    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.More >>
    A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rattled through Northern California early Sunday morning, the largest temblor to hit the Napa Valley area in nearly 25 years.More >>
  • Obama Orders Review of Military Equipment Sales to Police

    Obama Orders Review of Military Equipment Sales to Police

    Saturday, August 23 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-08-23 21:02:07 GMT
    President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.More >>
    President Barack Obama has ordered a review of programs allowing for state and local enforcement to buy military equipment, a senior administration official said Saturday.More >>
  • Mexico To Gov. Rick Perry: No Evidence Of Islamic Extremists

    Mexico To Gov. Rick Perry: No Evidence Of Islamic Extremists

    Saturday, August 23 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-08-23 20:09:11 GMT
    The Mexican Embassy in the U.S. put out a statement on Friday saying there was no evidence that Islamic extremists such as ISIS members had crossed into the U.S. from the Mexican border. The government said this was in response to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's statements on Thursday.Perry said there was obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, "from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS ...More >>
    The Mexican Embassy in the U.S. put out a statement on Friday saying there was no evidence that Islamic extremists such as ISIS members had crossed into the U.S. from the Mexican border. The government said this was in response to Texas Gov. Rick Perry's statements on Thursday.Perry said there was obvious great concern that because of the condition of the border, "from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS ...More >>
  • One Dead After Plane Crash in Northwest Travis County

    One Dead After Plane Crash in Northwest Travis County

    Saturday, August 23 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-23 19:45:35 GMT
    According to Travis County Sheriff's Office, officials were called out to 2700 Singleton Bend Drive, between Lago Vista and Smithwick, for a brush fire at 9:30 a.m. Friday.More >>
    According to Travis County Sheriff's Office, officials were called out to 2700 Singleton Bend Drive, between Lago Vista and Smithwick, for a brush fire at 9:30 a.m. Friday.More >>
  • Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for 8th Time

    Lennon's Killer Denied Parole for 8th Time

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:44:45 GMT
    Mark David Chapman/Photo Courtesy USA TodayMark David Chapman/Photo Courtesy USA Today
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Mark David Chapman, who gunned down Beatles legend John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole Friday for the eight time, the New York Department of Corrections announced."After a review of the record and interview, the panel has determined that if released at this time, there is a reasonable probability that you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law," the panel said in a report.Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakot...More >>
    ALBANY, N.Y. — Mark David Chapman, who gunned down Beatles legend John Lennon in 1980, was denied parole Friday for the eight time, the New York Department of Corrections announced."After a review of the record and interview, the panel has determined that if released at this time, there is a reasonable probability that you would not live and remain at liberty without again violating the law," the panel said in a report.Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakot...More >>
  • Happy 1st Birthday, Bao Bao!

    Happy 1st Birthday, Bao Bao!

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 18:14:19 GMT
    Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, turns 1 on Saturday!To celebrate this major milestone, let's look back at some of her cutest moments caught on camera.More >>
    Bao Bao, the National Zoo's giant panda cub, turns 1 on Saturday!To celebrate this major milestone, let's look back at some of her cutest moments caught on camera.More >>
  • 'Underestimated' Ebola Outbreak Spreads

    'Underestimated' Ebola Outbreak Spreads

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-08-23 17:21:40 GMT
    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been "underestimated.""Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes," the organization wrote in an assessment. "Others deny that a patient has ...More >>
    Ebola continues to spread in West Africa as Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment imposing jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.With 142 new cases recorded, the total number is now 2,615 with 1,427 deaths, the World Health Organization said Friday. The group added that the magnitude of the Ebola outbreak has been "underestimated.""Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes," the organization wrote in an assessment. "Others deny that a patient has ...More >>
  • Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:46:38 GMT
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.More >>
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.More >>
  • Temple School Zone Improvements

    Temple School Zone Improvements

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:20:52 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...More >>
  • Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:12:45 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.More >>
    Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.
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  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:10:28 GMT
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopperMore >>
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopper More >>
  • Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:33 GMT
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.More >>
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.More >>
  • Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Koala Saved in Dramatic Rescue from Tree

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:56:25 GMT
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
    (USA Today) -- A koala that was hit by a car was saved by a firefighter and wildlife rescuer in Australia after it was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation Thursday, according to media reports.A video of the dramatic rescue shows firefighters dropping the koala from a tall tree where it had climbed to safety. The koala was unconscious.After performing CPR and giving the koala oxygen, it began to growl at the rescuers.The end of the video shows the koala alive and being held by the firefighters....More >>
  • Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:42:53 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.More >>
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.More >>
  • Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:31:09 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
  • Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:47:40 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...More >>
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...More >>
  • Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:32:02 GMT
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
  • Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:59:31 GMT
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
  • Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:12:58 GMT
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
  • Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:44 GMT
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...More >>
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...More >>
  • Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:31:31 GMT
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...More >>
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...More >>
  • Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Rick Perry Calls for More Airstrikes Against Islamic State

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:54:29 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday called on the Obama administration to step up airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying the group could pose a direct threat to the U.S."Nothing less than an airstrike to destroy ISIS forces is required," Perry told a packed audience at an event sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank and the National Review.The Republican governor was expected to speak about the crisis of Central American children crossing...More >>
  • Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:59:44 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.More >>
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.More >>
  • 378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    378 People 'Pay It Forward' at Starbucks

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:46:09 GMT
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
    An act of kindness at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida inspired an 11-hour chain of paying-it-forward.A woman drove up and paid for her own iced coffee at 7 a.m. Wednesday at a St. Petersburg store, and also asked to pay for a caramel macchiato for the driver behind her, who then did the same for the next customer.After a few people continued the chain, the employees started keeping a tally on a piece of paper by the window.By 1:30 p.m., 260 people had paid it forward, accordi...More >>
  • Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:38:09 GMT
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.More >>
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.More >>
  • WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    WATCH: Baby Got Class -- A back to school parody

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:37:24 GMT
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
    Baby Got Class -- A back to school parodyMore >>
  • Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:01:58 GMT
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...More >>
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...More >>
  • Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:40:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
  • WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    WATCH: Beluga Whale Plays Peek-A-Boo With Kids

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:34:00 GMT
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>
    So cute! Watch this beluga whale play ‘peek-a-boo' with kids at aquariumMore >>
  • Fort Hood Soldiers Compete in Best by Test

    Fort Hood Soldiers Compete in Best by Test

    Thursday, August 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-21 17:35:34 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers often tout they're the best at this skill or that exercise... But who really is the best? Fort Hood's Steel Dragon Battalion decided to put the soldiers to the test to find out.Starting last Friday about 600 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 82nd field artillery split up into more than 20 teams to go through rigorous war fighting skill competitions. "We wanted to put a little vigor into these exercises, and put in a little stress to see how well these soldiers operate over a l...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Soldiers often tout they're the best at this skill or that exercise... But who really is the best? Fort Hood's Steel Dragon Battalion decided to put the soldiers to the test to find out.Starting last Friday about 600 soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 82nd field artillery split up into more than 20 teams to go through rigorous war fighting skill competitions. "We wanted to put a little vigor into these exercises, and put in a little stress to see how well these soldiers operate over a l...More >>
  • U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:19:10 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...More >>
  • 'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:34:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
    More >>
  • Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:44:18 GMT
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...More >>
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...More >>
  • Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:44:49 GMT
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...More >>
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...More >>
  • Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:04:25 GMT
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
  • First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:31:13 GMT
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
  • Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Column Defending Cops in Ferguson Sparks Online Fury

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:13:25 GMT
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
    In a single column, a veteran police officer has catapulted himself into the national debate over the death of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri."I'm a cop. If you don't want to get hurt, don't challenge me," the Washington Post headline blares. The piece was written by Sunil Dutta, a 17-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department."Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck...More >>
  • Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Kent State Center Jason Bitsko Passes Away at Age 21

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:24:21 GMT
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
     Kent State offensive lineman Jason Bitsko, 21, passed away on Wednesday. The cause of death is unknown after a roommate found him unresponsive.A release posted on the university's official athletics site states police believe an "undetermined medical issue" was a factor. It also included comments from both director of athletics Joel Nielsen and head football coach Paul Haynes."Kent State University and the entire Kent community mourns his passing," Nielsen said. "We are h...More >>
  • Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

    Gov. Perry Formally Enters Not Guilty Plea

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:15:00 GMT
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also waived an arraignment that had been set for Friday.Perry has been defiant since a grand jury in Austin indicted him last week on charges of trying to leverage his power to force the ouster of Travi...More >>
    Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges that he abused his office when he vetoed state funding for public corruption prosecutors.The potential 2016 presidential candidate entered his plea in a Travis County court filing. Perry also waived an arraignment that had been set for Friday.Perry has been defiant since a grand jury in Austin indicted him last week on charges of trying to leverage his power to force the ouster of Travi...More >>
  • 'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:11:44 GMT
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
  • City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:37:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
  • Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

    Obama on Journalist's Killing: 'No Just God Would Stand For What They Did'

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:48:18 GMT
     President Barack Obama spoke to reporters Wednesday after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.More >>
     President Barack Obama spoke to reporters Wednesday after the militant group ISIS beheaded an American journalist.More >>
  • WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    WATCH: Barely Legal Pawn, feat. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:26:33 GMT
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
    Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul go into business together and this time it's legal…barely. Find out what happens when Julia Louis-Dreyfus becomes a client, trying to offload television's most coveted item, in this video starring three Emmy Award winners.-- YouTube: Television AcademyMore >>
  • Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Man Dies Trying to Stop Friend from Driving Drunk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:42:05 GMT
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
    Joseph Ianzano was worried about a friend — and it ended up costing the Florida 19-year-old his life. He'd driven some friends back to his place after a concert Saturday night, and he feared one of them was too drunk to drive himself home."He blocked the car with his car so that he couldn't get out," Ianzano's grandmother tells CBS Miami.But the driver, who she says is a close family friend, "got around the car and Joey ran after him and grabbed onto the spoiler trying to stop him ...More >>
  • Peanut, Almond and Nut Butters Recalled on Fears of Salmonella

    Peanut, Almond and Nut Butters Recalled on Fears of Salmonella

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:38:05 GMT
     The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nu...More >>
     The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that nSpired Natural Foods Inc. is voluntarily recalling several lots of peanut, almond and other nut butters on fears of salmonella contamination. The company was made aware of the risk after routine testing showed a potential link between consumption of these products and four instances of illness.The affected products include Arrowhead Mills Peanut Butters, MaraNatha Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nu...More >>
  • U.S. Says Beheading Video is Authentic

    U.S. Says Beheading Video is Authentic

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:28:41 GMT
    U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday."We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic," Hayden said.President Obama was schedule to make a statement at 12:45 pm ET.The beheading may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.In an interview...More >>
    U.S. intelligence analysts have determined that the video showing the execution of American photojournalist James Foley by Islamic State militants is real, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Wednesday."We have reached the judgment that this video is authentic," Hayden said.President Obama was schedule to make a statement at 12:45 pm ET.The beheading may have been undertaken by a British national, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.In an interview...More >>
  • Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:09 GMT
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
  • Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Brian Hoyer Beats Out Johnny Manziel as Cleveland Browns' Starting Quarterback

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:28:01 GMT
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
    Johnny Manziel will have to wait to become the 21st starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns since 1999.The Browns announced Wednesday morning veteran Brian Hoyer will be the team's starting quarterback in the season opener Sept. 7 against Pittsburgh, at least temporarily ending the league's most interesting, if not ugly, quarterback battle."He was the clear leader from the beginning," Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would p...More >>
  • James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    James Wright Foley, Kidnapped Journalist, Apparently Executed By ISIS

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:05:16 GMT
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
    (NBCNEWS) -- The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) claims to have beheaded an American photojournalist and has threatened the life of another American journalist if President Obama doesn't stop airstrikes in Iraq. A graphic video obtained by NBC News purportedly shows James Wright Foley, a freelance journalist for the U.S.-based news service GlobalPost who was kidnapped while reporting from Syria two years ago, reciting threats against America before he is executed by an ISIS militant....More >>
  • "I feel like a soldier again", Archery Therapy Helps Wounded Ft. Hood Soldiers

    "I feel like a soldier again", Archery Therapy Helps Wounded Ft. Hood Soldiers

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:36:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Tamara Becker grips her bow, clears her mind, pulls back and lets the arrow fly. It's a feeling that makes her feel like a soldier again. “When I'm on the range I notice myself being less anxious and calm,” she said. “It causes you to focus and really helps with kinetic energy.” A Purple Heart recipient, Becker came back from Afghanistan a wounded soldier. Joining Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Unit for wounded, injured and ill soldiers, she began looking through their adaptive reco...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Tamara Becker grips her bow, clears her mind, pulls back and lets the arrow fly. It's a feeling that makes her feel like a soldier again. “When I'm on the range I notice myself being less anxious and calm,” she said. “It causes you to focus and really helps with kinetic energy.” A Purple Heart recipient, Becker came back from Afghanistan a wounded soldier. Joining Fort Hood's Warrior Transition Unit for wounded, injured and ill soldiers, she began looking through their adaptive reco...More >>
  • I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Rescue Crews Respond to Phoenix Flash Floods

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:24:55 GMT
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
     As many as 4 inches of rain fell near Phoenix on Tuesday, sending flash floodwater through areas of Arizona already saturated from recent rains.The smashing currents of water enveloped the base of one home, trapping at least one person inside. A rescue crew flew in by helicopter and was attempting to get anyone in the home to safety.CNN affiliate KPHO reported that the rescue was one of several taking place.The National Weather Service in Phoenix said a flash flood warning was in eff...More >>
  • Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

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

    Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:49 GMT
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
  • One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:26:39 GMT
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
  • Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

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

    Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

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

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

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
  • Don Pardo, Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dead at 96

    Don Pardo, Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dead at 96

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:58:21 GMT
    (CNN) -- Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.Pardo was the announcer for "SNL" for all but one season over the program's 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old "Price Is Right" and the Art Fleming-hosted version of "Jeopardy!"In a tweet, "NBC Nightly News" described Pardo...More >>
    (CNN) -- Don Pardo, the announcer whose velvety baritone voice introduced "Saturday Night Live" hosts on NBC for decades, has died at age 96, the network announced.Pardo was the announcer for "SNL" for all but one season over the program's 39-year run. Prior to announcing for the comedy show, he was a familiar voice on NBC, handling the announcing duties on such programs as the old "Price Is Right" and the Art Fleming-hosted version of "Jeopardy!"In a tweet, "NBC Nightly News" described Pardo...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:48 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
  • 2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:20 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
  • The Most Honest City In America Is...

    The Most Honest City In America Is...

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

    Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

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

    More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:20:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...More >>
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...More >>
  • Mullets Descend on Iowa State Fair to Battle for Best Hair

    Mullets Descend on Iowa State Fair to Battle for Best Hair

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:10:51 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today Photo Courtesy USA Today
    Mullets still rock in Iowa.About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa."My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released the...More >>
    Mullets still rock in Iowa.About a dozen men showed off their "business in the front, party in the back" look in Iowa State Fair's hair competition.The top honors in the mullet category went to Johnny Beaty, 49, of Marshalltown, Iowa."My belief in the mullet: It's not just a hairstyle. It's a lifestyle," Beaty said, reports The Des Moines Register.Although the hairdo is associated with eighties Rock Roll, the word "mullet" became popularized after the Beastie Boys released the...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

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

    Michael Brown Death: Grand Jury May Get Ferguson Case Wednesday

    Monday, August 18 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 23:15:13 GMT
     A Missouri grand jury could hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown as early as Wednesday, officials said.More >>
     A Missouri grand jury could hear evidence in the fatal police shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown as early as Wednesday, officials said.
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  • UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

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

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

    I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

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

    Obama to Send Holder to Ferguson, Claims Progress in Iraq

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:25:39 GMT
    Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday that he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb.Hours after being briefed by Holder on events in Ferguson, Mo., Obama again called for calm and said that people there should push back on "a small minority" that is undermining peaceful protest by fomenting violence."Let's seek to heal rather than ...More >>
    Faced with a pair of violent crises, President Obama said Monday that he is seeing progress in Iraq and announced that he is dispatching Attorney General Eric Holder to monitor the unrest over a police shooting in a St. Louis suburb.Hours after being briefed by Holder on events in Ferguson, Mo., Obama again called for calm and said that people there should push back on "a small minority" that is undermining peaceful protest by fomenting violence."Let's seek to heal rather than ...More >>
  • Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

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

    Dog in Wheelchair Rolls Through Town Delivering Smiles

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:55:05 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/KARE 11Photo Courtesy USA Today/KARE 11
    ALBANY, Minn. - River is Albany's best known canine. Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader."River touches everybody's heart," says LuAnn Jopp after meeting up with River on a downtown sidewalk. "Everybody has to come by and pet the dog."River is a four-legged friend – who also happens to have been dealt a bad hand. River was out for a walk with Carol, when two l...More >>
    ALBANY, Minn. - River is Albany's best known canine. Up more driveways than a meter reader, River never misses an opportunity to interact with humans while out on his frequent walks with Herby and Carol Mader."River touches everybody's heart," says LuAnn Jopp after meeting up with River on a downtown sidewalk. "Everybody has to come by and pet the dog."River is a four-legged friend – who also happens to have been dealt a bad hand. River was out for a walk with Carol, when two l...More >>
  • No Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    No Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:35:40 GMT
    (USA Today) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.The Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite the indictment from a Travis County grand jury.At some poi...More >>
    (USA Today) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Texas Gov. Rick Perry after a grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.The Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run despite the indictment from a Travis County grand jury.At some poi...More >>
  • Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
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    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
  • Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

    Military Families Forced to Subsidize Income With Food Banks

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:59:16 GMT
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    Some of the nation's active military members and veterans don't have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help.More >>
    Some of the nation's active military members and veterans don't have enough to put food on the table, and they rely on food banks for help.More >>
  • Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

    Ebola Patient Reunited With Husband, 'Moved With Tears'

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:47:32 GMT
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    The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States and said she was standing in her isolation room and smiling radiantly, “happy beyond words.”"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again,” Nancy Writebol's husband David said in a statement released by the missionary group SIM. “We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass...More >>
    The husband of an American aid worker being treated for Ebola got to see her for the first time since her return to the United States and said she was standing in her isolation room and smiling radiantly, “happy beyond words.”"I have had the great joy to be able to look through the isolation room glass and see my beautiful wife again,” Nancy Writebol's husband David said in a statement released by the missionary group SIM. “We both placed our hands on opposite sides of the glass...More >>
  • 5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

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

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

    Retiring Teacher Gets Quite the Surprise

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:26:38 GMT
    (KCEN) -- In honor of school starting, it's important to take note how much teachers mold students' lives.Because let's face it, they do not always get the credit they deserve.The job might hardly pay the bills, but teachers will tell you that they were born to do it.For Ms. Flexer, that was exactly the case; she says she was born to teach.For the last 41 years, Ms. Flexer has been inspiring, delighting and encouraging her elementary students.On her final day, her students, past and present, ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- In honor of school starting, it's important to take note how much teachers mold students' lives.Because let's face it, they do not always get the credit they deserve.The job might hardly pay the bills, but teachers will tell you that they were born to do it.For Ms. Flexer, that was exactly the case; she says she was born to teach.For the last 41 years, Ms. Flexer has been inspiring, delighting and encouraging her elementary students.On her final day, her students, past and present, ...More >>
  • Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

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

    Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:46:06 GMT
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>
  • Gov. Perry Does Not Have To Surrender Before Criminal Case Can Proceed

    Gov. Perry Does Not Have To Surrender Before Criminal Case Can Proceed

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:38:47 GMT
    (WFAA) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Governor Rick Perry after a Travis County grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.At some point, Perry will have to be booked to create a DPS tracking number, but it's uncertain how soon the governor will go through that process.The governor m...More >>
    (WFAA) -- No arrest warrant was issued for Governor Rick Perry after a Travis County grand jury indicted him on two felony charges of coercion and abuse of official capacity.Instead the judge issued a summons, which means the governor does not have to surrender to be fingerprinted and photographed before his criminal case can proceed.At some point, Perry will have to be booked to create a DPS tracking number, but it's uncertain how soon the governor will go through that process.The governor m...More >>
  • Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

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

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

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

    Autopsy Shows Michael Brown Shot Six Times

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:21:53 GMT
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
    FERGUSON, Mo. — A preliminary autopsy report shows that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head, a lawyer for the family said Monday.Benjamin Crump said all of the bullets entered from the front."It verifies the worst that the family thinks happened — that he was executed," Crump said. "It confirms what the witnesses said, that this was an execution. That's what the witnesses said from day one."He added that Brown, 18, had several wounds to his arms and a "kill s...More >>
  • Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

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

    Man Found in Reservoir Identified

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

    Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

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

    UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

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

    Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:01:07 GMT
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
  • 'Keep dreaming and go for it': Girl, 13, leads team to big win in Little League World Series

    'Keep dreaming and go for it': Girl, 13, leads team to big win in Little League World Series

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:46:19 GMT
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    She may have long black hair cascading out the back of her hat, but when Mo'Ne Davis gets ready to unleash a pitch, her Little League opponents are thinking way more about her 70-mile-an-hour fastball than her gender.Davis, 13, is one of the stars of the Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic champions from Philadelphia who kicked off their Little League World Series tournament on Friday afternoon, beating South Nashville, Tennessee 4-0 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Davis became the firs...More >>
    She may have long black hair cascading out the back of her hat, but when Mo'Ne Davis gets ready to unleash a pitch, her Little League opponents are thinking way more about her 70-mile-an-hour fastball than her gender.Davis, 13, is one of the stars of the Taney Dragons, the Mid-Atlantic champions from Philadelphia who kicked off their Little League World Series tournament on Friday afternoon, beating South Nashville, Tennessee 4-0 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Davis became the firs...More >>
  • Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

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

    Three dead in Eastland County plane crash

    Sunday, August 17 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-08-17 16:06:22 GMT
    All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.Spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Lancair went down around midnight shortly after taking off from Cook Canyon Ranch Airport.The crash site is a wooded area about three miles northwest of Ranger, Lunsford said. It is 82 miles west of Fort Worth.Records indicate the four-seat aircraft was registered to River Bend Energy LLC of Arlington. The names of the ...More >>
    All three people aboard a small plane were killed when it crashed in Eastland County late Saturday night, the FAA said.Spokesman Lynn Lunsford said the single-engine Lancair went down around midnight shortly after taking off from Cook Canyon Ranch Airport.The crash site is a wooded area about three miles northwest of Ranger, Lunsford said. It is 82 miles west of Fort Worth.Records indicate the four-seat aircraft was registered to River Bend Energy LLC of Arlington. The names of the ...More >>
  • Holder orders DOJ to do further autopsy on Michael Brown

    Holder orders DOJ to do further autopsy on Michael Brown

    Sunday, August 17 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-17 15:51:21 GMT
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    The feds want to perform their own autopsy on Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by local police in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago."Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement. "This independent examination...More >>
    The feds want to perform their own autopsy on Michael Brown, the unarmed teen shot dead by local police in Ferguson, Missouri, a week ago."Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instructed Justice Department officials to arrange for an additional autopsy to be performed by a federal medical examiner," Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said in statement. "This independent examination...More >>
  • Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

    Occupants displaced after Killeen apartment fire

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

    UPDATE: Pilot suffers minor injuries after crop duster crashes

    Saturday, August 16 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-08-16 21:12:12 GMT
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    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster.More >>
    UPDATE: The pilot of the plane that crashed in eastern Milam County suffered minor injuries. The pilot was flying a crop duster. More >>
  • Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

    Mo. gov. declares state of emergency, curfew in Ferguson

    Saturday, August 16 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-16 20:50:29 GMT
     Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer."If we're going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. "The eyes of the world are watching."Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. local time S...More >>
     Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and curfew in Ferguson, Mo., on Saturday, following nights of protests after 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer."If we're going to have justice, we must first have and maintain peace," Nixon said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. "The eyes of the world are watching."Captain Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the curfew will run from midnight to 5 a.m. local time S...More >>
  • Growing demand for downtown parking

    Growing demand for downtown parking

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

    Gov. Rick Perry releases statement on indictment charges

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

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  • Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

    Grand jury indicts Gov. Rick Perry on two charges

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

    Killeen Police officer injured by fleeing suspect

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

    Looting, tensions dash tenuous peace in Ferguson's streets

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:23:50 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    (CNN) -- A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, as looters again robbed neighborhood business while law enforcement officers -- who returned to the streets with riot gear, tactical rifles and armored vehicles -- looked on but largely didn't intervene. Saturday marks one week since Michael Brown died from police gunfire, and protesters plan to commemorate the moment he died with a vigil across from the Ferguson police station.At noon, near the hour that Officer Darren Wilson sho...More >>
    (CNN) -- A fragile peace shattered in Ferguson early Saturday, as looters again robbed neighborhood business while law enforcement officers -- who returned to the streets with riot gear, tactical rifles and armored vehicles -- looked on but largely didn't intervene. Saturday marks one week since Michael Brown died from police gunfire, and protesters plan to commemorate the moment he died with a vigil across from the Ferguson police station.At noon, near the hour that Officer Darren Wilson sho...More >>
  • Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

    Flag Flying Upside Down Sparks Debate

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

    Midway ISD Arson Suspect Arrested

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

    Gov. Rick Perry Indicted

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

    ESPN Central Texas Challenges Nikki, Pierre In Ice Bucket Challenge

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

    Officers Arrest Central Texas Man in Stolen Vehicle

    Friday, August 15 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-15 20:16:08 GMT
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...More >>
    A man was arrested and charged after police found him in a stolen car.On Thursday, a Texas Highway Patrol officer checked on a car that was parked on the side of the road in Troy.Inside the car was a man asleep.When the officer woke the man, he noticed tools in the front seat of the vehicle that were associated with burglaries.The trooper also observed household items in the vehicle.The man stated that he did not know who the items belonged to or where they came from.After further i...More >>
  • Notre Dame Investigates Academic Fraud, Removes Four Players

    Notre Dame Investigates Academic Fraud, Removes Four Players

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:55:11 GMT
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    (USA Today) -- Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, a person with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.The players are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore, the person said. It is unclear if their removal is permanent or whether they might be able to return to the team.It...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Notre Dame has removed four likely starters from its football team in the midst of an investigation into academic fraud, a person with knowledge of the investigation who was not authorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY Sports.The players are receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore, the person said. It is unclear if their removal is permanent or whether they might be able to return to the team.It...More >>
  • 10 Awesome Google Features You Should Be Using

    10 Awesome Google Features You Should Be Using

    Friday, August 15 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-08-15 18:44:21 GMT
    Google is so ubiquitous it's easy to overlook some of the search giant's coolest tools.It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.Let's take a look at 10 of them.Google Flight Search.Need to find the best price on a flight?Google Flight Searchis one of the easiest price-comparison sites around. Pick your start point and destination - or destinations - on the map, and then pi...More >>
    Google is so ubiquitous it's easy to overlook some of the search giant's coolest tools.It has many tricks and products that you don't need to spend money on. Some of these will make your life easier and others will just blow your mind.Let's take a look at 10 of them.Google Flight Search.Need to find the best price on a flight?Google Flight Searchis one of the easiest price-comparison sites around. Pick your start point and destination - or destinations - on the map, and then pi...More >>
  • Texas Doctor: 'I'm recovering in every way; fight far from over in West Africa'

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

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