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Police reports for Killeen, Cove, Heights and Lampasas

Theft was reported at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 3300 block of East Rancier Avenue. Theft was reported at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 4100 block of East Rancier Avenue. Harassment by telephone was reported at 6:21 p.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of East Rancier Avenue.


Killeen man sentenced for felony deadly conduct

A 21-year-old Killeen man was sentenced on Friday in the 264th Judicial District Court on two felony charges from separate incidents in 2016, a court official said. Tinnaj Joseph Nelson “was sentenced to 6 years in prison on the deadly conduct with a firearm case, a third degree felony, and 15 month


Golden: Johnny “Lam” Jones was much more than just a Texas legend

The legend of Lam Jones will always live forever in the hearts of Texas football fans and Americans who enjoy good old-fashioned speed on a track or football field. But sports were only part of his story.


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


No-knock raids: Used by Killeen police, but a controversial tactic

Glass and shrapnel go flying, and at times bullets and blood, too, but no-knock warrants continue to be a tactic used by the Killeen Police Department. No-knock raids in Killeen have led to numerous injuries and two fatalities, including a respected police detective in 2014 and one civilian last mon


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Lampasas: Firefighter, 86, honored for 70 years of service

LAMPASAS, Texas (KWTX) The Lampasas Fire Department honored a volunteer Wednesday who’s spent the last seven decades helping fight fires. Donald "Duck" Rathmanm, 86, joined the team when he was just 16.


Copperas Cove waterway cleanup turnout highest to date

COPPERAS COVE — Approximately 121 volunteers strapped on their boots and tackled the battle of trash during Saturday’s waterway cleanup in Copperas Cove. The number of participants doubled since last year, according to Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Executive Director Roxanne Flores-Achmad, who took t


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


UT, Texas Tech parents back anti-hazing bill after student deaths

AUSTIN(KXAN) — Parents who say their children died after hazing incidents tied to university student groups are supporting a bill in the Texas House aiming to tighten Texas' laws around hazing.


Quiet opening: Residents voice mixed reactions to chem plant opening; fire chief, elected official discuss action plans

The chemical plant in Killeen is continuing to spark controversy after a quiet grand opening nine days ago. The plant is owned and operated by the MGC Pure Chemicals America Inc. (MPCA) and will produce super-pure hydrogen peroxide, a cleaning chemical used for applications that require stripping, e


In Houston, Kamala Harris draws large crowd, prominent Democrats in first major Texas swing

HOUSTON — By the time U.S. Sen Kamala Harris, D-California, took the stage here Saturday, the message was clear. “This is Harris County!” declared a bevy of colorful signs in the hands of supporters in a crowded auditorium at Texas Southern University. And when Harris began to speak during the bigge


Cement truck rolls over in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE — A cement truck has rolled over in the median near the U.S. Highway 190 bypass in Copperas Cove this morning, causing traffic to temporarily back up in both directions as drivers stopped to render aid.


Local beauty pageant gives scholarships to youth

COPPERAS COVE — The sixth annual Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Pageant took place Saturday at the Copperas Cove Civic Center. Wendy Sledd is the volunteer director of the Five Hills Scholarship Pageant and she said there were over 130 contestants competing for over $80,000 in scholarships.


Killeen ISD school bus catches fire in HEB parking lot

KILLEEN, Texas — A Killeen Independent School District bus caught fire early Friday morning in the parking lot of an HEB, according to district spokesman Terry Abbott. Abbott said no kids were on the bus when it caught fire at the store off Stan Schleuter Loop just after 7 a.m.


Killeen names new head of Animal Services

Tammy Roberts was hired as Animal Services Manager and started earlier this month, Killeen city spokeswoman Hilary Shine told the Herald Friday. Roberts has more than 20 years of experience in animal services. She has worked in both municipal animal services and Humane Society operations, primarily


Claudia Brown breaks silence after removal from office and appealing decision

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Claudia Brown, who served as Justice of the Peace in Bell County until her removal from the bench in February, is sharing her side of the story. It’s a story, she says, started with a smear campaign to get her out of office. She called the entire process “unjust.”


Shelter-in-place issued for Fort Bend County neighborhood after to gas leak

FORT BEND, Texas — A shelter-in-place was issued for a gas leak near the Lakes of Bella Terra neighborhood in Fort Bend County Friday morning. The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office says a work crew hit a supply line at Canal Road and North Waterlilly behind the Shops at Bella Terra.


Man arrested in Cove violent domestic incident

COPPERAS COVE, TX - Copperas Cove Police report that a man already under a protective order has been arrested, accused of violating that order and assaulting and threatening the protected person.


El Corral holds ribbon cutting for new location

After closing of El Corral’s former drive-through location on Business 190 in December, the Yanez family opened the doors of their new sit-down restaurant to the public Monday afternoon following a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce.