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Belton bank robbed; suspect flees on foot

BELTON — A Belton bank was robbed today, city of Belton spokesman Paul Romer said. Compass Bank in Belton, located at 313 E. Central Ave., was robbed at 3:21 p.m. A woman allegedly handed a note to a bank teller, and she escaped with an unknown amount of money, Romer said.


Belton PD investigating bank robbery

BELTON, Texas - The Belton Police Department is currently investigating a bank robbery. Police received a call at 3:21 p.m. about a robbery at the Compass Bank located at 313 E Central Avenue.


Belton: Baseball complex dedicated to player who died of cancer

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas baseball complex has a new name in memory of a former player who died of cancer at the age of 12. For eight years, the sound of a bat and a baseball on the diamond was all Jace Jefferson knew. In 2015, he was diagnosed with brain cancer.


Early voting underway for municipal elections in Bell County

BELL COUNTY, TX — Early voting is underway for municipal election in Bell County. The period is scheduled April 22-30 for most communities. Belton opened the polls Monday with dozens of people coming to cast their ballot.


Man charged with sexual assault of a child in Troy

A Temple man was arrested and charged with the aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl over a period of time. Codey Moore, 28, turned himself in on the April 18 warrant issued by Bell County Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman, Bell County Special Crimes Unit Lt. Michele Cianci said Monday.


As Execution Nears, Texas Town Reflects On Infamous Dragging Death

JASPER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community’s history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killin


Police respond to bank robbery report

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Belton police responded Monday afternoon to a report of a holdup at a local bank. The robbery was reported just after 3:20 p.m. at the BBVA Compass Bank at 313 East Central Ave.


Wreck slows southbound I-35 in Temple

A crash on Interstate 35 southbound reported south of Midway Drive between Belton and Temple backed up traffic early Monday afternoon. While the wrecked vehicles reportedly were moved as of 12:30 p.m. and traffic was flowing again, there was no estimate on when the backup would be clearing.


Temple, Belton police departments earn distinctions

The Temple and Belton police departments have both earned the honor of being named Recognized law enforcement agencies. Belton Police Chief Gene Ellis was also named president of the Texas Police Chief’s Association, which was held April 15-18 in Galveston.


Killeen couple who recorded themselves raping baby and dozens of other children to be sentenced Wednesday, DOJ says

WACO, Texas — The Department of Justice said that the sentencing for a Killeen couple who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in October 2018 will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the U.S. District Courthouse in Waco.


Names of arrested during KPD operation released

Fifteen of the 37 people arrested during the Killeen Police Department’s “Operation First Strike” are in the Bell County Jail as of Monday, some being held without bonds.


Youth Police Academy planned in Belton

A Youth Police Academy sponsored by the Belton Police Department is scheduled from June 3-7. The class, which began in 2012, is for middle school students entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades that live in Belton or go to Belton ISD schools.


$2 million winning Powerball ticket sold in Texas about to expire

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The person who bought a Powerball ticket worth $2 million is about to see their good luck run out. A Quick Pick ticket matching five of the six numbers drawn for the Oct. 27, 2018 drawing was purchased at Valero Corner Store located at 603 Harvey Road, in College Station, but


Killeen man sentenced on felony theft charge

A Killeen man was sentenced in the 27th Judicial District Court on Monday on a state jail felony theft charge after police said he stole thousands of dollars worth of air-conditioning units, an official said on Monday.


Trial in bus driver murder to begin

BELTON, TX - Jury selection was set to begin Monday in the trial of a 65-year-old woman accused of hiring a homeless man to kill one of her neighbors. Jo Ann Wilbert is accused in the death of Killeen Special Education bus driver Christine Dailey Watkins who was found shot to death in her driveway i


Killeen police make arrest in stabbing case

KILLEEN. TX - A suspect in a Thursday Killeen stabbing remained in the Bell County Jail Monday. Bond was set at $100,000 for 24-year-old Danial Dene Graham. Killeen police spokesperson Ofelia Miramontez said the arrest was in connection with an incident that occurred during the noon hour on Thursday


Two Texas men die in head-on crash

LOVING, N.M. (AP) Authorities say two Texas men were killed when their vehicles collided head-on in southeastern New Mexico. The New Mexico State Police says a vehicle driven by R.A. Steve Stephens, 19, of Trinity on Friday crossed the center line of State Road 128 near Loving and collided with a pi


Belton student asks for prom date with Whatapromposoal

BELTON, Texas — A local Whataburger held off on Dr. Pepper shake promotions Saturday for a Belton high school student looking to ask his girlfriend to prom. Natasha Blizzard said she was just expecting another normal shift when she went into work, but her boyfriend of more than a year, Stayton Thomp


North Texas Couple Gets 7 Years In Prison For Forced Labor Of Child

SOUTHLAKE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Mohamed Toure, 58, and Denise Cros-Toure, 58, of Southlake, Texas, were sentenced by a U.S. District judge to seven years in prison each and ordered to pay more than $288,000 in restitution.


Bell County Auction set for May

BELTON — More than 160 items will be up for grabs at the Bell County Auction next month. The auction will begin at 9 a.m. May 16 in the old precinct barn at 1309 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Killeen. Bidder registration begins at 8 a.m.