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Hornets rally with six-run seventh

Gatesville finds magic in comeback against Blooming Grove Lions. Gatesville found some magic in its non-district softball clash with the Bloomington Grove Lions Monday to start Spring Break.


Baseball squad scores 22 runs against Bremond in tuneup

Area sports are in full swing coming out of spring break. Here’s a recap of Gatesville High School sports that are in-season. Baseball: Varsity beat Thrall 10-3 and Bremond 22-13 and lost to Hutto 9-3 on final two days of Thrall tournament. District play begins March 22 at La Vega.


Addressing homelessness: Driver suggests communities work together for solutions

Bell County Commissioner John Driver spent 30 years in the military and his experiences there and out of the military had led him to where he is today. Driver spoke to members of the Central Texas Homeless Coalition earlier this week.


Missing area teen found safe

A Killeen teenager who disappeared last month has been found safe, police reported Wednesday. Justin Pinner was found safe in Brownwood early Wednesday morning . The 13-year-old Killeen boy was reported missing on Feb.15 and was last seen in the 600 block of Parmer Avenue.


Man accused of vehicular theft

A man was in Bell County Jail Wednesday after allegedly stealing a vehicle from a car dealership lot in Killeen. Anthony Glenn Powell Jr., 31, was charged with felony theft. According to the arrest affidavit, the Killeen Police Department responded to a call of a suspicious person Monday morning whe


12-6A BASEBALL: 3-run sixth sends Ellison to 7-4 win over Harker Heights

The Ellison Eagles trailed Harker Heights throughout most of the game Friday night before taking the lead in the sixth inning of a 7-4 victory. Both teams struggled with errors, resulting in a combined six unearned runs.


Killeen man sentenced for child sex felony

A Bell County judge this week sentenced a Killeen man to prison time for a first-degree felony child sex assault that happened in 2016, a court official said. Tyrieck Dontrell Smalls, 22, “received a sentence of eight years in prison for the felony offense of aggravated sexual assault of a child,” s


Cedric Marks indicted on burglary charge

BELTON — Killeen resident Cedrick Joseph Marks, 44, was indicted Wednesday for the alleged burglary of a habitation with intent to commit another felony. No indictments were listed for the two Jan. 3 homicides with which he is charged — those of Jenna Scott, 28, and Michael Swearingin, 32, both of T


Aggravated assault with deadly weapon suspect arrested after 3 hours standoff in Copperas Cover

COPPERAS COVE, Texas — A suspect was arrested Wednesday after a three-hour standoff with Copperas Cove Special Weapons and Tactics Team, according to the Copperas Cove Police Department.


Local woman heartbroken after items taken from daughter's grave

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A Killeen woman says she’s heartbroken after discovering that mementos she regularly left beside her 11-year-old daughter’s grave were removed and discarded.


Shots fired triggers standoff, evacuations

COPPERAS COVE, TX - A domestic dispute that led to threats to a person with two weapons and a shotgun blast led to a three-hour standoff with Copperas Cove Police Wednesday morning and some neighbors being evacuated for their safety.


Airport delays in Killeen due to weather and FAA ban

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport experienced a few delays from weather related damage at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but have returned to business as usual. Four flights out of Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport were delayed Wednesday as a result of the storm that caused damage to


Fire Department dedicates Emergency Operations Center

The city of Copperas Cove and the Copperas Cove Fire Department held a ceremony dedicating the Emergency Operations Center/Training room at the Central Fire Station to the Citizens Fire and Public Safety Volunteers Association Tuesday evening.


Tattoo, new music fest this weekend

While South by Southwest Festival is happening down in Austin this week, the Bell County area is taking a crack at its own kind of music festival. Check out the inaugural two-day Northbound & Down Music Fest in Salado, and for those feeling brave, maybe get some new art at the Killeen Ink Masters Ta


KPD, US Marshals searching for felon in Killeen

Killeen police and the U.S. Marshals Service are looking for a man accused of a parole violation and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Carnelle Green, 29, is a black male, 5 feet, 11 inches, tall and around 195 pounds. He has a longhorn tattoo under his right eye and another tattoo on his


CapMetro bus driver charged with manslaughter

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - UT police have arrested the driver of a CapMetro bus that hit and killed FOX7 Austin employee Tony Diaz in late January. 40-year-old Mindi Taylor Stafford is charged with manslaughter.


Killeen set to host Military Powerlfiting Championships on Saturday

The Fort Hood Phantom Warriors aim to extend their dominance. After another year of enjoying their reign atop the sport, it is time to defend their title as the 2019 USA Powerlifting Military National Powerlifting/Bench Press Championships descend on Killeen this weekend.


Three men indicted on aggravated robbery charges

BELTON — A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted three men from Killeen on aggravated robbery charges, a first-degree felony, after police said they used at least one handgun to rob a man who was walking through a field north of Allegany Drive, according to court records.


Judge dismisses Killeen's councilwoman’s lawsuit

BELTON — A judge on Wednesday afternoon dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Killeen city councilwoman and ordered her to pay thousands of dollars in fees and sanctions to the defendants.


Woman strikes store clerk, charged with robbery

KILLEEN, TX - Killeen Police say a dispute over whether an item had been purchased at a convenience store led to the clerk being assaulted and a woman being tracked down on a robbery charge.