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Belton High Magic Belles ready for rose parade debut
BELTON — The 130th Tournament of Roses parade will feature millions of flowers and 38 belles. Belton High School’s Magic Belles dance troupe will be traveling to California over the holiday break to perform in the opening and finale dance numbers for the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.
Nine people indicted on organized criminal activity charges in Milam County
CAMERON -- A disbarred attorney and former Bell County bail bondsman was among nine people indicted Wednesday by a Milam County grand jury. Robin Brantley Reese, 63, of Harker Heights, was indicted on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.
Suspected car thief shoots himself in leg running from police in Belton, officials say
BELTON, Texas — Two suspected car thieves were arrested Monday and two others are on the run after running from police during a traffic stop in Belton, officials said. Police tried to pull over a stolen pickup truck just before 10 a.m. in the 1300 block of Fairway Drive, not far from Miller Heights
Killeen ISD, Police investigating after donut shop employee attacked in store
KILLEEN, Tx — A video posted to social media shows a group of kids jumping the counter at a donut shop in Killeen and attacking an employee on Thursday. The Best Donuts shop off Trimmier Road is across the street from Ellison High School.
Two men indicted on capital murder for September shooting, burning of Copperas Cove man
BELL COUNTY, Texas — Wayne and Karen Rourke made funeral arrangements for their son in early October. Wayne Rourke said it was a heartbreaking duty he never expected he'd have to carry out.
Denton man indicted on intoxication manslaughter charge in death of motorcyclist
BELTON — Ian James Ruston, 56, of Denton was indicted Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury for intoxication manslaughter with a deadly weapon in the death of a motorcyclist.
Barron ending a decade as TC president
Glenda Barron’s career is going to end exactly where her higher education trek began — at a community college. In February, Barron announced she would be retiring as president of Temple College at the end of December. She served 10 years at the helm of TC.
Killeen woman arrested at council meeting rejects plea deal
A former Killeen City Council candidate who was arrested during a council meeting in August refused a plea agreement Friday in a Bell County courtroom on a misdemeanor charge stemming from the incident, she said.
Trial date set in 2017 Killeen murder case
A Killeen man accused in the shooting death of a man last year after an argument will be going to trial next year, an official said on Friday. Keith Louis Marinnie, 29, “is set for jury trial on June 3, 2019,” said Bell County District Attorney Henry Garza. The trial date was set during a pre-trial
Authorities: Woman shot Monday still alive
The Bell County Sheriff’s Department on Friday said a woman who was shot in her home south of Killeen this week is still alive. Linda Gillen was shot Monday and transported to a Temple hospital. She was listed as being in critical condition Monday.
Things to do in the Killeen-Fort Hood area from Dec. 14-20
The holiday events continue this weekend as Christmas and other winter holidays are fast approaching, and the number of shopping days remaining dwindles. Plenty of winter events, concerts, performances, and more are going on in the Killeen area. Use this listing as a go-to guide to plan out the week
Temple EDC taps new vice president
The Temple Economic Development Corp. has hired Scott Connell as the organization’s new vice president. Connell most recently led the economic development staff in Fort Worth. He has previously worked in Belton, Waco and several other cities in Texas and North Carolina.
Moffat Water Supply to receive $3.3 million for system improvements
The Temple-based Moffat Water Supply Corp. will receive $3.3 million in financial assistance for water system improvements, the Texas Water Development Board decided Thursday. The money will be used by the Bell County water supplier to finance the planning, acquisition, design, and construction cost
Bell County indicts man for sexually assaulting a McDonald's employee who is autistic
KILLEEN, Texas — The Bell County Grand Jury indicted Tyrin Brown Wednesday on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a disabled person. According to a Killeen Police Department affidavit, Brown assaulted a McDonald's worker, who has autism, in the men's bathroom of the restaurant at Fort Hood Stre
Two Bell County men indicted on capital murder charges
The Bell County Grand Jury indicted Owen Thomas Free, III and Dana Francis Walcott, Jr. on Capital Murder charges Wednesday. They are accused of killing Michael Vanlandingham of Copperas Cove and then trying to burn his body back in September.
Belton Police arrested stolen truck suspects; One wounded by self-inflicted gunshot
BELTON — Two of four suspects — including one with an apparently self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound — were arrested after fleeing from police Monday. The incident stemmed from a traffic stop for a stolen truck Monday morning in the 1300 block of Fairway Drive.
Two men indicted for capital murder in Bell County burning case
BELTON — Indictments for two Killeen suspects were enhanced to capital murder Wednesday in the September shooting death and burning of a Copperas Cove man near Belton. Owen Thomas Free III, 37, and Dana Francis Walcott Jr., 39, both had been charged and indicted for murder previously in the death of
Man sentenced for drugging, sexually assaulting girls
BELTON — An Arkansas man was convicted Monday for two aggravated sexual assault cases involving a child. Bobby Ray Lockett Sr., 56, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for each of his two first-degree felony convictions in the 27th District Court with Judge John Gauntt officiating. The two sentences
Snow slides and pony rides: Christmas celebration set Saturday in Temple
The City of Temple Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to a hometown holiday event Saturday at Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Dr. in Temple.
Names of Victims in West Bell County Shooting Released to Public
KWTX's Paul J. Gately and Brandon Hamilton reported that the Bell County investigators have identified the victims of a double shooting that took place in Central Texas. The investigators released the names on Wednesday of the double shooting that occurred in West Bell County.