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Arrest made in Temple bank robbery

Temple Police and FBI agents arrested a suspect Friday in the robbery of the Wells Fargo bank on Wednesday. Officers took 39-year-old Ronnie Tanner into custody at the Red Roof Inn located at 400 SW HK Dodgen Loop. He is now in the Waco Detention Center.


Belton to remove large tree in front of library

BELTON — Expect to hear someone exclaiming “Timber!” this weekend downtown. The city of Belton will remove the large Mexican Elm tree in front of the Lena Armstrong Public Library, 301 E. First St., on Saturday, spokesman Paul Romer said. Temple-based All Around Tree Care will remove the elm for $3,


Man dies of injuries from attack at local motel

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Investigators asked for the public’s help Friday as they search for leads in an attack at a Temple motel that claimed the life of a 44-year-old man. Officers found Manish Patel severely injured after responding just before 3:50 a.m. on Feb. 12 to the Econo Lodge at 1001 North Ge


Search on for suspect in deadly beating at Temple Econo Lodge

TEMPLE, Texas — Police are looking for a suspect in the deadly beating of a man at an Econo Lodge in Temple. According to Temple police, officers were called just before 4 a.m. on Feb. 12 to the hotel in the 1000 block of North General Bruce Drive. Investigators found Manish Patel, 44, had been beat


Felony charge against 1st black woman elected Texas sheriff tossed

ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) A judge has thrown out a felony record-tampering indictment against the first black woman elected sheriff in Texas. Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens was indicted in April 2018 on a state jail felony charge of record tampering, along with two misdemeanor campaign finance vio


Belton man with assault record charged with home burglary

BELTON — A man previously convicted of an enhanced assault charge was indicted Wednesday for an alleged home burglary. David Thomas, 33, of Belton, was in the Bell County Jail Wednesday, held in lieu of bonds that totaled $106,000.


No one anticipated at Army veteran's funeral in Killeen

KILLEEN, Texas - An unaccompanied veteran burial will be held next week, when officials said no one is expected to show up for Specialist Hugh Gary Bryan, a United States SP5 Army Veteran.


Deadly wreck on I-35 near Belton

A fatal accident closed southbound Interstate 35 for several hours Monday night south of Belton, TxDOT reported. Traffic was diverted to access roads at Tahuaya Road and moved back to main lanes on Amity Road, the report said.


Dead rattlesnake uncoils on grill, surprises Texas hunters: 'Surely he's dead by now!'

A group of hunters in Childress, Texas, weren’t the least bit fazed after finding and killing a rattlesnake during an outing last fall. But when the snake appeared to spring back to life on the grill, well, that may have been a little more rattling.


12-year-old Killeen girl victim of hit-and-run during her walk home from school

KILLEEN, Texas — A 12-year-old Killeen girl said her recovery after being hit by a car has been difficult. Justice Jackson was walking home from school last week, when a car hit her while she was crossing an intersection with her brother. The siblings were trying to go to CVS during their walk home.


Killeen man sentenced for deadly conduct, said he was trying to commit ‘suicide by cop’

A Killeen man told a Bell County judge this week that he was trying to commit “suicide by cop” when he fired a handgun down several streets in his neighborhood in 2017. William Alexander Bryant pleaded guilty on Nov. 29 in the 27th Judicial District Court to the third-degree felony charge of deadly


Land sold for Loop 121 expansion

BELTON — To pave the way for the widening of Loop 121, the Texas Department of Transportation will purchase two slices of land owned by Bell County for more than $1.2 million.


Former Bell County JP files motion to delay her removal

KILLEEN — Former Bell County Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Tuesday filed a motion to stay the final judgment and order of removal — but her removal from office was finalized Friday.


Central Texas man sentenced to 356 years in child sexual abuse case

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A China Spring man found guilty of seven counts of sexual abuse of a young family member over the course of a decade was sentenced to 356 years in state prison on Thursday.


Woman accused of embezzling more than $5K from Killeen business

A 49-year-old woman was booked into Bell County Jail Friday afternoon after police say she stole more than $5,000 from her former place of employment. Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke arraigned Jo-Ann Paredes Friday, who faces a charge of theft of property $2,500 or more but less than $30,000. Her bo


Killeen ISD Police investigating online threat against Manor Middle School

KILLEEN, Texas - Killeen ISD Police are investigating an anonymous online threat made against Manor Middle School. An anonymous person posted on Instagram a threat of violence against the school. School officials immediately notified Killeen ISD Police, and KISD Police are aggressively investigating


Retired Temple firefighter gets new wagon from neighbors

TEMPLE, Texas — A retired Temple firefighter said someone stole a beloved fire wagon from his front yard, but after KCEN Channel 6 aired a story about his misfortune, he was in for a surprise.


Man robs Texas store, sets customer on fire

PALESTINE, Texas (KWTX) A suspect was in custody Thursday evening after a man robbed a convenience store in Palestine at gunpoint, ordered the clerk and a customer to sit on the floor, bound them with duct tape, doused both with lighter fluid, and then set one of the two women on fire.


South Texas 8-year-old dies hours after being diagnosed with flu

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A family in Rockport, Texas, is searching for answers after their son suddenly passed away on Sunday. Relatives said eight-year-old Martin Campbell came down with flu-like symptoms and then hours later, died. Now officials are waiting for test results to determine exactly wha


Police Search For Texas Gunman Who Hid On Roof, Shot Assault Rifle, Killed 2

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities are searching for a gunman in Texas who hid on a rooftop and opened fire on a carload of people. Police say the man, who was armed with a rifle, killed two people and injured two others in east Houston.