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Woman who claims ex-Baylor frat president raped her files lawsuit of more than $1 million
Waco, Texas — The plea deal that kept a former Baylor fraternity president, who was facing a rape charge, out of jail has received national attention, but the case may be far from over.
Child rape charges dismissed after judge denies rescheduled trial
A man accused of raping a 4-year-old walked free from a McLennan County courtroom Tuesday after prosecutors failed to persuade a judge to postpone the trial. Andrew Smith, 50, was set to stand trial Tuesday in Waco's 19th State District Court on charges that have been pending four years: three count
Judge Ralph Strother: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Judge Ralph Strother is a Texas judge under fire for allowing former Baylor frat president Jacob Walter Anderson escape prison time after he was charged with raping a teenage student.
Waco police track down suspected molester
WACO, TX - Waco police report making an arrest in a child molestation case that was reported to them back in May. Fifty-one-year-old Cycle Gilbert was arrested Monday on a charge of indecency with a child.
Court Approves Plea Deal With No Jail Time in Baylor Rape Case
A former fraternity president at Baylor University who was accused of raping a female student in 2016 will avoid jail time and will not have to register as a sex offender, under a plea deal approved on Monday in Waco, Tex.
Man arrested in 8-liner case released to ICE
A man accused of paying an undercover Waco officer during an illegal gambling operation was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities after he posted bail Monday.
Woman charged with assaulting man with ashtray, threatening with knife
A woman accused of throwing an ashtray at a man's head and threatening to stab him during a fight at a South Waco home remained behind bars Monday. Abigail Maire Hope Harris, 28, of Waco was arrested on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Friday shortly after
New details in Anderson's plea deal
WACO, TX - FOX44 tried to learn more about Jacob Anderson's plea deal, but right now no one is talking - not the judge, the District Attorney or the lawyers on both sides. However, we obtained court documents offering a deeper look into this case.
Man arrested, accused of sexually touching girl
A Waco man was arrested Monday for allegedly sexually touching a young girl in May, Waco police authorities said. Cycle Ellis Gilbert, 51, was arrested after a girl under the age of 10 told a family member that Gilbert has sexually touched her in May. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said a famil
Trial Begins Involving Wrongful Death Allegations Against Bird-Kultgen Ford Auto Dealership
Last month, testimony began in the wrongful death case filed by the family of Dr, Jerry Don Lance, an oral surgeon in Waco, Texas who “died last year when an employee of a local auto dealership backed over him in a parking lot with an SUV.” In total, his family is seeking $1 million in damages.
UPDATE: Estela Fajardo returning to Jack Harwell Detention Center
WACO, Texas - The McLennan County Jail inmate taken by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation last week is coming back. The Waco Immigrants Alliance is demanding to throw out Estela Fajardo's criminal charges as she's fighting to stay in America.
Ex-Baylor frat leader accused of rape wins plea deal with no jail time
A former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge Monday accepted a plea bargain that has ignited a public furor.
The ghost of billboards past
H&H Sign Co. workers on Monday remove an old plaster façade that had been hidden under a Community Bank and Trust billboard at 15th Street and Waco Drive. It was created in the 1950s as a replica of the classical-style Citizens National Bank building at 514 Austin Ave. Community Bank and Trust presi
‘I am devastated by your decision to let my rapist go free:’ Baylor sex assault victim speaks
WACO, Texas — A judge accepted a plea deal Monday that was offered to former Baylor fraternity president Jacob Anderson after he pleaded no contest in a sexual assault case. In exchange for being charged with rape, Anderson pleaded no contest to unlawful restraint. Under the deal, Anderson will rece
Paperwork left in stolen van leads to suspect
WICHITA FALLS, TX (RNN Texoma) - A Burkburnett man was booked into the Wichita Co. Jail on Friday in connection with a vehicle theft from a Wichita Falls business in late November.
Grassroots Waco to offer another round of roof repairs
Grassroots Community Development is preparing a bucket list that involves leaky roofs, not exotic trips or lifetime goals. It has launched Phase 4 of its roof repair program, having secured $180,000 in Community Development Block Grant money from the city of Waco. It hopes to replace about 30 roofs
Local Waco Church Puts a Spin on 100-Year-Old Tradition
News 10 is reporting that Sunday night a local Waco church decided to put a twist on a 100-year-old tradition. St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Waco held their “Lessons and Carols” service. The service takes place every year and consists of nine scripture readings, carols, and hymns.
Public invited to hear update ahead of I-35 widening through Waco
Work to widen a portion of Interstate 35 through Waco to four lanes in each direction is set to start in the spring, and local business owners and residents have an opportunity to hear more about the $300 million project Tuesday.
Waco: See 5 Nearby Homes For Sale
WACO, TX — Looking for a new home, and want to get a better feel for what's available near you? Need some assistance finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Not to worry! To help simplify your search, we've compiled the latest batch of five new listings nearby.
County commissioner buys Melody Ranch, to leave office at end of term
McLennan County Commissioner Kelly Snell got wind of rumors that the honky-tonk of his younger days, Melody Ranch, had outlived its usefulness as a venue for boot-scootin' and bingo.