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Killeen man dies after motorcycle collision Wednesday

A 44-year-old Killeen biker died Sunday after he was life-flighted to an area hospital after a collision Wednesday, Killeen police said. Michael Thetford, of Killeen, was taken to Scott & White Medical Center in Temple after his black Kawasaki motorcycle struck a red Ford pickup at around 12:50 p.m.

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-19 20:10:00

Manhunt underway after man killed in Temple, schools on hard lockdown

A manhunt is underway Monday afternoon a man was killed in the area of Saulsbury Drive and Rogers Street in Temple. As a precaution, several schools were placed on a hard lockdown including Kennedy-Powell elementary School, Temple High School, and Peanut Gallery. When first responders arrived at t

KCEN TV NBC 6 - 2018-03-19 21:38:00

Motorcyclist injured in crash dies at local hospital

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A man who was seriously injured early last Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle struck a pickup truck whose driver turned into his path at a busy Killeen intersection has died at Scott & White Medical Center in Temple. Police Monday identified the victim as Michael Thetford,

KWTX - 2018-03-19 22:21:00

Apartment declared total loss after early-morning fire

COPPERAS COVE - An abandoned apartment building has been declared a "total loss" by the Copperas Cove Fire Department after an early-morning fire demolished the building Sunday. The building located at 405 Sunset Lane in Copperas Cove caught fire around 2 a.m. according to the Fire Department and fi

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-18 16:09:00

Local high school, daycare on lockdown after deadly shooting

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Temple High School and a daycare were locked down Monday afternoon following a deadly shooting at a nearby apartment complex. Police are looking for two suspects. The shooting was reported at the Saulsbury Apartments at 2406 Saulsbury Dr. Further details weren't immediately avai

KWTX - 2018-03-19 22:10:00

Firefighters respond to Killeen blaze

Firefighters responded to a fire at the intersection of Metropolitan Drive and Bowie Court in north Killeen around 3 p.m. Monday. Officials on site could not confirm how the blaze started. The Killeen fire marshal on scene started his investigation around 3:30 p.m., and a firefighter on scene said t

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-19 21:00:00

Temple police looking for two suspects after shooting

The Temple Police Department said they are searching for two suspects after a shooting on Monday afternoon. The shooting happened on Saulsbury and Betsy Ross. The victim was given CPR. The two male suspects fled the scene. TPD is currently investigating a shooting. Dispatched to Saulsbury and Bets

NEWS CHANNEL 25 - 2018-03-19 20:08:03

Fire breaks out in Killeen residence

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) A fire damaged part of a home's exterior in Killeen on Saturday evening. Information on what happened is scarce as of writing, but the call for the fire came in around 8:30 p.m. for the house in the 1700 block of N. 23rd Street. KWTX observed burn marks outside of the windows.

KWTX - 2018-03-18 05:12:00

Car crashes into detached garage

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas (KWTX) A man and woman were sent to Scott and White on Saturday after the car they were in crashed into a garage in Harker Heights. Police responded just after 4 p.m. to the 200 block of Millers Crossing and found the white Infiniti resting up against the detached garage. Offic

KWTX - 2018-03-18 00:32:00

El Chico Restaurant in Killeen closes

Employees learned Friday night that the El Chico Restaurant, 1701 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, was closing and they had all lost their jobs. Saturday, a sign was found posted on the building's doors that read, "We Will Miss You," and referring customers to the El Chico location in Temple.

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-17 22:44:00

Gatti's Pizza off to a welcome start

Pizza lovers in Killeen get to enjoy a new spot - Gatti's Pizza at 2497 E. Central Texas Expressway. The opening March 12 marked the first franchise for the Gatti's brand in seven years. A trio of local business entrepreneurs, Wallace Vernon, Nancy Hennigan and Tad Dorroh, worked on putting the deal

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-18 06:15:00

Apartment fire breaks out in Copperas Cove

A fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. in the Sunset Lane apartment complex in Copperas Cove, with multiple buildings catching fire, according to an eye witness. "The flames were building-sized over the roof, pretty much up to the telephone lines," Peggy Gabbard said. "It looked like two apartment buildi

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-18 16:09:00

Texas A&M-Central Texas students win at science competition

Laura Weiser Erlandson, Texas A&M University-Central Texas associate professor, remembers a time when she and colleague, Assistant Professor Linh Pham, spent months unpacking scientific equipment and moving into the biology and chemistry labs on the fourth floor of Warrior Hall in Killeen. "It was a

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-19 06:15:00

Police: Woman who tried tossing drugs out window arrested

A woman was arrested after tossing bags of methamphetamine from the window of her car in Killeen Wednesday. Stormy Jane Dazley, 25, was arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance, 4 grams or more but less than 200 grams. On Wednesday, a Temple police officer saw a car driving at t


Killeen: Kites fly high during Peaceable Kingdom event

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Variety's Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children Hosted their 6th annual Kites for Kids event Saturday afternoon. The non-profit was founded in 1984 and empowers children with special needs in Central Texas. Members of the non-profit opened their campgrounds to the community

KWTX - 2018-03-18 03:01:00

Educators Rising: Killeen students heading to national competition

Seven KISD Career Center education students are on their way to the national championship for their organization, a group called Educators Rising. Even for this longtime award-winning program, teacher Tina Tamplen confirmed this year's students are special. At the regional level of Texas Association

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-18 06:15:00

Sunday a.m. fire on Sunset Lane destroys apartment complex

Cove Leader-Press A six-unit apartment building on Sunset Lane has been deemed a total loss after an early Sunday morning fire. Deputy Fire Chief Gary Young with the Copperas Cove Fire Department said they were notified of the fire shortly after 2 a.m., and upon responding to the call personnel arri

COVELEADERPRESS.COM - 2018-03-18 21:36:00

Texas police investigate double murder at auto parts store

TEMPLE, Texas. (KWTX) -- Police Friday identified the two victims of a brutal murder at a Temple auto parts store as Cody Glenn Cornell, 25, and Robert Joseph Pellerin III, 35. Both men were employees of theO'Reilly Auto Parts store at 1720 SW H.K. Dodgen Loop where officers dispatched to make a wel


I-35 crash backs up traffic between Temple and Waco

TROY, Texas (KWTX) A multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 35 was backing up northbound traffic between Temple and Waco. The crash in Troy blocked the northbound highway. By 2:15 p.m., the left land had been reopened, but delays of more than 20 minutes are likely, the Texas Department o


Sunday rain chances give way to pleasant weather

Strong storms pushed through the Killeen area around sundown Saturday, bringing heavy rains, gusty winds and small hail. Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport reported 0.12 inches of rainfall by 8:30 p.m. Saturday. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms could potentially put a damper on some

KILLEEN DAILY HERALD - 2018-03-18 02:05:00