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  • Madisonville PD K-9 Officer Found Dead in Back of Patrol Vehicle Friday

    Madisonville PD K-9 Officer Found Dead in Back of Patrol Vehicle Friday

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:51:08 GMT
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    It's a difficult time for the Madisonville Police Department as they've lost one of their K-9 officers.According to the Madisonville Meteor, K-9 Baron was found dead in the back of a K-9 patrol vehicle Friday afternoon.Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May said the department is devastated by Baron's death and that an independent investigation into his death has been launched.May added that policies and procedures are under review to prevent something like this from happening again.Bar...More >>
    It's a difficult time for the Madisonville Police Department as they've lost one of their K-9 officers.According to the Madisonville Meteor, K-9 Baron was found dead in the back of a K-9 patrol vehicle Friday afternoon.Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May said the department is devastated by Baron's death and that an independent investigation into his death has been launched.May added that policies and procedures are under review to prevent something like this from happening again.Bar...More >>
  • BEYSC Football Fields on Council Agenda

    BEYSC Football Fields on Council Agenda

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:25:06 GMT
    The Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Club is making strides in its efforts to build new football fields.On Monday night the club will go before the Bruceville-Eddy City Council in hopes of finally getting the project approved.This is a project the club has been working on getting approved for over a year. And now, after two stop work orders and a lot of back and forth with the city, that may finally happen.The idea of the Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Complex was first presented to the c...More >>
    The Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Club is making strides in its efforts to build new football fields.On Monday night the club will go before the Bruceville-Eddy City Council in hopes of finally getting the project approved.This is a project the club has been working on getting approved for over a year. And now, after two stop work orders and a lot of back and forth with the city, that may finally happen.The idea of the Bruceville-Eddy Youth Sports Complex was first presented to the c...More >>
  • Waco Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child

    Waco Man Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:58:54 GMT
    A Waco man was arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting several children.Thirty-four-year-old Ricardo Romero was arrested for two counts of Indecency with a Child and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault.Three children came forward saying that he inappropriately touched them and in one case, sexually assaulting one of the victims.According to an arrest affidavit, the first victim was younger than 14 years of age. The victim stated that Romero sexually assaulted her whe...More >>
    A Waco man was arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting several children.Thirty-four-year-old Ricardo Romero was arrested for two counts of Indecency with a Child and one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault.Three children came forward saying that he inappropriately touched them and in one case, sexually assaulting one of the victims.According to an arrest affidavit, the first victim was younger than 14 years of age. The victim stated that Romero sexually assaulted her whe...More >>
  • Police Search for Elderly Man Involved in Afternoon Robbery

    Police Search for Elderly Man Involved in Afternoon Robbery

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:12:08 GMT
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    Waco Police are searching for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Waco around noon on Monday. Police report an elderly, white male came into the Wells Fargo Bank at 300 Franklin Ave.More >>
    Waco Police are searching for a man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Waco around noon on Monday. Police report an elderly, white male came into the Wells Fargo Bank at 300 Franklin Ave.More >>
  • Officer Suspended after College Station Exposure Arrest

    Officer Suspended after College Station Exposure Arrest

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:59:03 GMT
    Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has suspended an Austin police officer after he was arrested in College Station for exposing himself in a parking lot.More >>
    Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has suspended an Austin police officer after he was arrested in College Station for exposing himself in a parking lot.More >>
  • New Technology For Local Pediatric Patients

    New Technology For Local Pediatric Patients

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:33:35 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kids at McLane Children's Hospital have a new way of getting in touch with loved ones. The hospital rolled out a unique feature on Monday called iCare Connect, the first of it's kind in the country.The program allows each pediatric patient to video chat through the TV in their room. For children from Fort Hood, it's a great way to keep in touch with deployed parents. Kids who are missing weeks, or even months of school can also use it to connect right into their classrooms to hear l...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Kids at McLane Children's Hospital have a new way of getting in touch with loved ones. The hospital rolled out a unique feature on Monday called iCare Connect, the first of it's kind in the country.The program allows each pediatric patient to video chat through the TV in their room. For children from Fort Hood, it's a great way to keep in touch with deployed parents. Kids who are missing weeks, or even months of school can also use it to connect right into their classrooms to hear l...More >>
  • Police Identify Victim, Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

    Police Identify Victim, Driver in Auto-Pedestrian Crash

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:46:21 GMT
    Police have identified the man that was hit by a car on Saturday...More >>
    Police have identified the man that was hit by a car on Saturday...More >>
  • Two Suffering Severe Burns After Waco House Fire

    Two Suffering Severe Burns After Waco House Fire

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:30:42 GMT
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  • Details Emerge in Central Texas Boy's Death

    Details Emerge in Central Texas Boy's Death

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:03:02 GMT
    New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.Work and Turner are charged with tampering with physical evidence.Authorities found remains believed to be Colton's in a shallow grave in southeast Austin on Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, Turner led police to Colton's body after he and Work dug a grave there.The affidavit says Work told police conflicting stories about her son's ...More >>
    New details emerged Monday from arrest affidavits for Meagan Work, the mother of 2-year-old Colton Turner, and Michael Turner, Work's boyfriend.Work and Turner are charged with tampering with physical evidence.Authorities found remains believed to be Colton's in a shallow grave in southeast Austin on Friday. According to an arrest affidavit, Turner led police to Colton's body after he and Work dug a grave there.The affidavit says Work told police conflicting stories about her son's ...More >>
  • Pro-Life Waco Welcomes Texas Alliance for Life

    Pro-Life Waco Welcomes Texas Alliance for Life

    Sunday, September 14 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-09-14 23:32:08 GMT
    Will federal courts derail legal protections for babies and mothers in Texas? That was the question at the forefront of a pro-life discussion held today in Waco. Pro-Life Waco hosted the executive director of the Texas Alliance of Life on Sunday. The group played an influential role in passage of House Bill 2 in terms of helping to draft it and convince the legislature to vote for it. They also helped mobilize over a thousand of people on the grassroots level, including many in the ...More >>
    Will federal courts derail legal protections for babies and mothers in Texas? That was the question at the forefront of a pro-life discussion held today in Waco. Pro-Life Waco hosted the executive director of the Texas Alliance of Life on Sunday. The group played an influential role in passage of House Bill 2 in terms of helping to draft it and convince the legislature to vote for it. They also helped mobilize over a thousand of people on the grassroots level, including many in the ...More >>
  • Authorities Wait for Forensic Testing on Body of Child

    Authorities Wait for Forensic Testing on Body of Child

    Sunday, September 14 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:33:34 GMT
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    Authorities with Austin police, Cedar Park police, the Texas Rangers and the FBI are hoping forensic test results will shed more light on the cause of death of a young child found deceased in southeast Austin Friday around 2 p.m.The body, found in a shallow grave off Burleson and Felter west of Austin's Airport, is believed to be that of 2-year old Colton Brandt Turner.The youngster was last seen in July according to his mother 20-year old Meagan Work who is charged with endangering...More >>
    Authorities with Austin police, Cedar Park police, the Texas Rangers and the FBI are hoping forensic test results will shed more light on the cause of death of a young child found deceased in southeast Austin Friday around 2 p.m.The body, found in a shallow grave off Burleson and Felter west of Austin's Airport, is believed to be that of 2-year old Colton Brandt Turner.The youngster was last seen in July according to his mother 20-year old Meagan Work who is charged with endangering...More >>
  • Man in Critical Condition after Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver

    Man in Critical Condition after Hit by Alleged Drunk Driver

    Sunday, September 14 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-09-14 20:03:14 GMT
    A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. at 58th and Sanger in Waco.More >>
    A man is in critical condition after being hit by a car early Saturday morning around 2 a.m. at 58th and Sanger in Waco.
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  • Temple Mom Takes to Advocacy After Daughter Killed by Repeat Drunk Driver

    Temple Mom Takes to Advocacy After Daughter Killed by Repeat Drunk Driver

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:36 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:36:03 GMT
    Kimmy's room turned into a memorial to the promising student and athleteKimmy's room turned into a memorial to the promising student and athlete
    (KCEN) -- Four months after her daughter was killed in a drunk driving crash, a Temple mom works to turn her grief into action. She's working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to get the word out about what is a major problem in Texas.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Four months after her daughter was killed in a drunk driving crash, a Temple mom works to turn her grief into action. She's working with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to get the word out about what is a major problem in Texas.
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  • Silver Alert Issued Discontinued for Missing Waco Woman

    Silver Alert Issued Discontinued for Missing Waco Woman

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:59:12 GMT
    Police are currently searching for a missing elderly woman in Waco...More >>
    Police are currently searching for a missing elderly woman in Waco...More >>
  • Major Water Main Break in Belton

    Major Water Main Break in Belton

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:32 GMT
    (KCEN) -- City crews were forced to close down one lane of traffic after a water main break in Belton.Officials said that the major water main break occurred just before 4 p.m.The water main break happened in the 600 block of Holland Road and forced officials to close down one lane of traffic.The water main break slowed residents' water Friday afternoon.Crews worked to repair the water main break.More >>
    (KCEN) -- City crews were forced to close down one lane of traffic after a water main break in Belton.Officials said that the major water main break occurred just before 4 p.m.The water main break happened in the 600 block of Holland Road and forced officials to close down one lane of traffic.The water main break slowed residents' water Friday afternoon.Crews worked to repair the water main break.More >>
  • Police Find Remains Believed to be Missing Central Texas Boy

    Police Find Remains Believed to be Missing Central Texas Boy

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:43:05 GMT
    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- STARflight and officers are actively searching Friday morning for Colton Brandt Turner, 2, who is reported missing.STARflight confirms they are aiding in the search for Turner in Southeast Austin, near Felton Lane and Burleson Road.The Austin Police Department released the following statement on Friday:"The Austin Police Department received credible information in reference to a missing persons case involving the missing child from Cedar Park. This is a multi- jurisdictio...More >>
    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- STARflight and officers are actively searching Friday morning for Colton Brandt Turner, 2, who is reported missing.STARflight confirms they are aiding in the search for Turner in Southeast Austin, near Felton Lane and Burleson Road.The Austin Police Department released the following statement on Friday:"The Austin Police Department received credible information in reference to a missing persons case involving the missing child from Cedar Park. This is a multi- jurisdictio...More >>
  • Police Looking for Two Suspects in Central Texas Pharmacy Burglary

    Police Looking for Two Suspects in Central Texas Pharmacy Burglary

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:10:15 GMT
    Police are looking for two suspects after a Cameron pharmacy was burglarized early Friday.On 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Cameron officers responded a burglar alarm at the Scott and White Clinic Pharmacy in the 100 block of Lafferty Lane.When they arrived, they found the two sliding front doors had been pried open.Inside, narcotic drugs were stolen from a secure area.Police were told that the two suspects were dropped off in what appeared to be a "low rider, GM product pickup" at the pharma...More >>
    Police are looking for two suspects after a Cameron pharmacy was burglarized early Friday.On 1:15 a.m. on Friday, Cameron officers responded a burglar alarm at the Scott and White Clinic Pharmacy in the 100 block of Lafferty Lane.When they arrived, they found the two sliding front doors had been pried open.Inside, narcotic drugs were stolen from a secure area.Police were told that the two suspects were dropped off in what appeared to be a "low rider, GM product pickup" at the pharma...More >>
  • Baylor Student Government Considers Concealed Carry on Campus

    Baylor Student Government Considers Concealed Carry on Campus

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-09-12 03:57:10 GMT
    (KCEN) — Baylor University Student Government is one step closer towards allowing students to carry guns on campus. A bill was introduced Thursday night by author Gannon McCahill, which would allow students with concealed handgun licenses, to bring their firearm onto university property.More >>
    (KCEN) — Baylor University Student Government is one step closer towards allowing students to carry guns on campus. A bill was introduced Thursday night by author Gannon McCahill, which would allow students with concealed handgun licenses, to bring their firearm onto university property.More >>
  • Grieving Temple Mom Starts MADD Campaign in Daughter's Honor

    Grieving Temple Mom Starts MADD Campaign in Daughter's Honor

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:42:05 GMT
    (KCEN) – A mom in mourning for her teenage daughter has turned to an advocacy group to cut down on drunk driving. Eighteen-year-old Kimberlyn Longbotham, who friends and family called Kimmy, was killed in a car crash back in May.More >>
    (KCEN) – A mom in mourning for her teenage daughter has turned to an advocacy group to cut down on drunk driving. Eighteen-year-old Kimberlyn Longbotham, who friends and family called Kimmy, was killed in a car crash back in May.More >>
  • More than Two Dozen Aryan Brotherhood Members Charged in Waco Area Meth Bust

    More than Two Dozen Aryan Brotherhood Members Charged in Waco Area Meth Bust

    Thursday, September 11 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 23:08:10 GMT
    (WACO) -- Federal and State authorities arrested 11 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates, including ranking AB members 54-year-old Wayne Huisinger of Belton and 39-year-old Robert Eaton of Kempner for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation.A federal grand jury indictment, unsealed Thursday afternoon, charges 20 of the 21 arrested, as well as fourth others who were already in custody with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.The arrests came after a 10-mon...More >>
    (WACO) -- Federal and State authorities arrested 11 Aryan Brotherhood members and associates, including ranking AB members 54-year-old Wayne Huisinger of Belton and 39-year-old Robert Eaton of Kempner for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation.A federal grand jury indictment, unsealed Thursday afternoon, charges 20 of the 21 arrested, as well as fourth others who were already in custody with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.The arrests came after a 10-mon...More >>
  • Copperas Cove Teacher's Aide Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

    Copperas Cove Teacher's Aide Arrested For Improper Relationship With Student

    Thursday, September 11 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-09-11 18:51:55 GMT
    A Copperas Cove teacher was arrested after she was accused of having an improper relationship with a student...More >>
    A Copperas Cove teacher was arrested after she was accused of having an improper relationship with a student...More >>
  • Veteran Receives Scholarship To Fulfill Teaching Dream

    Veteran Receives Scholarship To Fulfill Teaching Dream

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:33:22 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Army veteran Raymond Cyr is on his way to making a life-long dream come true. The 48-year-old works with kids who have behavioral issues at J.H. Hines Elementary, but he's always wanted to be a science teacher.Without financial aid, he thought it would never happen, but that all changed on Thursday morning when WGU Texas presented him with a $5,000 scholarship in front of his students. "It's a motivational factor and kids need motivational factors," Cyr said. "...to let them know th...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Army veteran Raymond Cyr is on his way to making a life-long dream come true. The 48-year-old works with kids who have behavioral issues at J.H. Hines Elementary, but he's always wanted to be a science teacher.Without financial aid, he thought it would never happen, but that all changed on Thursday morning when WGU Texas presented him with a $5,000 scholarship in front of his students. "It's a motivational factor and kids need motivational factors," Cyr said. "...to let them know th...More >>
  • 12-Year-Old Boy Invents 'Save Me' App

    12-Year-Old Boy Invents 'Save Me' App

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:14:20 GMT
    A 12-year-old middle school student came up with a new mobile app that turns the power button on any Android phone into a virtual panic button."I hope it will save somebody's life," said Dylan Puccetti.Puccetti thought of the idea for the app while riding to Austin Middle School with his dad. When the phone is locked and someone hits the power button six times, it sends a pre-written text message to several numbers programmed into the app."If I was getting abducted ...More >>
    A 12-year-old middle school student came up with a new mobile app that turns the power button on any Android phone into a virtual panic button."I hope it will save somebody's life," said Dylan Puccetti.Puccetti thought of the idea for the app while riding to Austin Middle School with his dad. When the phone is locked and someone hits the power button six times, it sends a pre-written text message to several numbers programmed into the app."If I was getting abducted ...More >>
  • Epicenter of Texas Quake was at Elementary School

    Epicenter of Texas Quake was at Elementary School

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:03:24 GMT
     There was another earthquake in North Texas overnight.The USGS says the magnitude 2.9 quake hit around 3:21 a.m. Thursday....More >>
     There was another earthquake in North Texas overnight.The USGS says the magnitude 2.9 quake hit around 3:21 a.m. Thursday....More >>
  • Foreclosure Activity Reverses Course, Rising Again

    Foreclosure Activity Reverses Course, Rising Again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:29:14 GMT
    After falling for four years straight, the number of U.S. properties scheduled for foreclosure auction in August was higher than it was a year ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. The rise was very small, just one percent, but it was, nonetheless, a warning that the foreclosure crisis is not entirely over."The messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice ...More >>
    After falling for four years straight, the number of U.S. properties scheduled for foreclosure auction in August was higher than it was a year ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a foreclosure sales and analytics company. The rise was very small, just one percent, but it was, nonetheless, a warning that the foreclosure crisis is not entirely over."The messy business of cleaning up the distress lingering from the housing bust continues in many markets," said Daren Blomquist, vice ...More >>
  • Driver Involved In Crash That Killed Temple Teen Was Drunk

    Driver Involved In Crash That Killed Temple Teen Was Drunk

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:58:30 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Temple Police Department has finished its investigation into a crash that killed two people, including a Temple High School student.The deadly crash happened on May 3 on Airport Road.The Accident Reconstruction Unit's investigation has determined that a vehicle driven by Calvin Vickers was heading west on Airport Road at 63 miles per hour, when he crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Kimmy Longbotham head on. She died at the scene. The report also showed Vickers' bloo...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Temple Police Department has finished its investigation into a crash that killed two people, including a Temple High School student.The deadly crash happened on May 3 on Airport Road.The Accident Reconstruction Unit's investigation has determined that a vehicle driven by Calvin Vickers was heading west on Airport Road at 63 miles per hour, when he crossed the center line and hit a car driven by Kimmy Longbotham head on. She died at the scene. The report also showed Vickers' bloo...More >>
  • Obama Vows: 'If You Threaten America, You Will Find No Safe Haven'

    Obama Vows: 'If You Threaten America, You Will Find No Safe Haven'

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:53:12 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) --Speaking from the White House, one day before the Sept. 11 anniversary and days after ISIS militants beheaded two Americans, the president promised to "lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat."Obama pledged to build an international coalition to defeat ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraq on Wednesday and will travel to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to meet with Middle Eastern allies.Obama said the United States needs more partners, making special note of ...More >>
    (NBC NEWS) --Speaking from the White House, one day before the Sept. 11 anniversary and days after ISIS militants beheaded two Americans, the president promised to "lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat."Obama pledged to build an international coalition to defeat ISIS. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraq on Wednesday and will travel to Saudi Arabia on Thursday to meet with Middle Eastern allies.Obama said the United States needs more partners, making special note of ...More >>
  • NFL Looking Into Report that League Executive Saw Ray Rice Video in April

    NFL Looking Into Report that League Executive Saw Ray Rice Video in April

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:48:09 GMT
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    (CNN) -- Fired from his team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL, former Ravens running back Ray Rice's career has been sidelined. But his punishment -- for an altercation in which he knocked out his then-fiancée -- may not keep him off the gridiron for good. The history of sports includes many athletes-turned-villains who have found redemption. And now, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, just two days after suspending Rice, told "CBS This Morning" that Rice might yet get another chance. Ask...More >>
    (CNN) -- Fired from his team and suspended indefinitely from the NFL, former Ravens running back Ray Rice's career has been sidelined. But his punishment -- for an altercation in which he knocked out his then-fiancée -- may not keep him off the gridiron for good. The history of sports includes many athletes-turned-villains who have found redemption. And now, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, just two days after suspending Rice, told "CBS This Morning" that Rice might yet get another chance. Ask...More >>
  • First Natural Gas Station Comes To Waco

    First Natural Gas Station Comes To Waco

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:05:14 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Pain at the pump is something we all face and companies using semi-trucks foot an even bigger bill, but a new type of gas station in Waco is making it easier to cut the cost. It's called compressed natural gas, also known as CNG.It may be a slow-growing trend, but natural gas users say it's cleaner and cheaper. Hamilton County dairy farmer William Lasater switched his trucks over in February. "This has been in the making for three years and were just now coming to the reality of it,...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Pain at the pump is something we all face and companies using semi-trucks foot an even bigger bill, but a new type of gas station in Waco is making it easier to cut the cost. It's called compressed natural gas, also known as CNG.It may be a slow-growing trend, but natural gas users say it's cleaner and cheaper. Hamilton County dairy farmer William Lasater switched his trucks over in February. "This has been in the making for three years and were just now coming to the reality of it,...More >>
  • Wells Fargo's Famous Bear Is Now a Bull—Here's Why

    Wells Fargo's Famous Bear Is Now a Bull—Here's Why

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:48:44 GMT
    Gina Martin Adams of Wells Fargo has long been known as the most bearish strategist on Wall Street. After all, at 1,850, she had the lowest year-end SP target among major strategists. But on Tuesday, she got rid of that year-end target and initiated at 12-month target of 2,100, reflecting a mildly bullish outlook. "We've thought for most of this year that we'd have a bit of a trade-off for stocks—earnings growth improving, but the timeline is shrinking for this very accom...More >>
    Gina Martin Adams of Wells Fargo has long been known as the most bearish strategist on Wall Street. After all, at 1,850, she had the lowest year-end SP target among major strategists. But on Tuesday, she got rid of that year-end target and initiated at 12-month target of 2,100, reflecting a mildly bullish outlook. "We've thought for most of this year that we'd have a bit of a trade-off for stocks—earnings growth improving, but the timeline is shrinking for this very accom...More >>
  • Ray Rice Abuse Video Raises Broader Conversation for Central Texas Counselors

    Ray Rice Abuse Video Raises Broader Conversation for Central Texas Counselors

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:13:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's a video seen 'round the Internet: the brutal knockout punch former professional football player Ray Rice threw at his then-fiancé. Tuesday the victim of that punch took to social media to defend the man she married.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's a video seen 'round the Internet: the brutal knockout punch former professional football player Ray Rice threw at his then-fiancé. Tuesday the victim of that punch took to social media to defend the man she married.
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  • Police Identify People Involved in Ice Bucket Challenge Prank

    Police Identify People Involved in Ice Bucket Challenge Prank

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:10:42 GMT
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    (CNN) -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the investigation is not yet complete, said Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel. "We are conducting a comprehensive investigation," Spaetzel told CNN Tuesday. Three celebrities have offered a rewar...More >>
    (CNN) -- Police have identified those involved in an incident in which the ice bucket challenge trend was used to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. Authorities are not yet releasing the names, and are not discussing potential charges as the investigation is not yet complete, said Bay Village, Ohio, Police Chief Mark Spaetzel. "We are conducting a comprehensive investigation," Spaetzel told CNN Tuesday. Three celebrities have offered a rewar...More >>
  • First Look at New iPhones, iWatch and Mobile Pay

    First Look at New iPhones, iWatch and Mobile Pay

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:20:28 GMT
    (USA TODAY) -- Now that tech's worst kept secret has been revealed—yes Apple introduced two new larger screen iPhones, a new mobile payments system, and an Apple Watch--the inevitable question turns to whether all those people postponing the purchase of a new smartphone or plunging into the wearables space while waiting to see what Apple would do, should start lining up now.It's a question that cannot be answered immediately, not without testing out the new phones or Apple's new smartwatch fi...More >>
    (USA TODAY) -- Now that tech's worst kept secret has been revealed—yes Apple introduced two new larger screen iPhones, a new mobile payments system, and an Apple Watch--the inevitable question turns to whether all those people postponing the purchase of a new smartphone or plunging into the wearables space while waiting to see what Apple would do, should start lining up now.It's a question that cannot be answered immediately, not without testing out the new phones or Apple's new smartwatch fi...More >>
  • Local Artist Completes Downtown Temple Mural

    Local Artist Completes Downtown Temple Mural

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:07:33 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A local artist signed off on a big project Tuesday morning.The downtown Temple mural is finally complete after months of hard work in the summer heat.School teacher and painter Amber Gabriel says she wanted a big picture that would flow and go together as one scene. It took nine weeks of full-time work, but the finished product shows Temple through the years, everything from the iconic train to the Bloomin' Temple Festival ferris wheel.Locals like Gena Winston stopped by every week ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A local artist signed off on a big project Tuesday morning.The downtown Temple mural is finally complete after months of hard work in the summer heat.School teacher and painter Amber Gabriel says she wanted a big picture that would flow and go together as one scene. It took nine weeks of full-time work, but the finished product shows Temple through the years, everything from the iconic train to the Bloomin' Temple Festival ferris wheel.Locals like Gena Winston stopped by every week ...More >>
  • Soldier Reunited With Son

    Soldier Reunited With Son

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:53:26 GMT
    (KCEN)— Sergeant Katrina Arline loves being in the United States Army. She doesn't love spending months away from her 5-year-old son Billy. Katrina spent the last 9 months in Qatar relying on Skype and phone calls to stay in touch with her kindergartner.More >>
    (KCEN)— Sergeant Katrina Arline loves being in the United States Army. She doesn't love spending months away from her 5-year-old son Billy. Katrina spent the last 9 months in Qatar relying on Skype and phone calls to stay in touch with her kindergartner.More >>
  • Young Children Wander into Streets Overnight

    Young Children Wander into Streets Overnight

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:17:45 GMT
    Police are investigating an incident that happened in China Spring early Monday morning. Three toddlers were found wandering the streets around 2:00 a.m.A driver called the Waco Police Department after seeing a two-year-old lying in the street near Cougar Ridge and China Spring Parkway. Minutes later, police received another report of two more children, ages one and three-years-old wandering just up the road near Valencia and Grenada.One child was able to tell police their mother's ...More >>
    Police are investigating an incident that happened in China Spring early Monday morning. Three toddlers were found wandering the streets around 2:00 a.m.A driver called the Waco Police Department after seeing a two-year-old lying in the street near Cougar Ridge and China Spring Parkway. Minutes later, police received another report of two more children, ages one and three-years-old wandering just up the road near Valencia and Grenada.One child was able to tell police their mother's ...More >>
  • Boil Water Notice for Mountain Water Supply Customers

    Boil Water Notice for Mountain Water Supply Customers

    Monday, September 8 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-09-08 16:27:11 GMT
    Due to a break in a main transmission line, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is asking all Mountain Water Supply Corp. customers to boil their water until further notice.More >>
    Due to a break in a main transmission line, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is asking all Mountain Water Supply Corp. customers to boil their water until further notice.More >>
  • William And Kate Expecting Second Baby

    William And Kate Expecting Second Baby

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:40:29 GMT
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said on Monday.The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year, his father William and grandfather Prince Charles."The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that their royal highness...More >>
    Britain's Prince William, grandson of Queen Elizabeth, and his wife Kate are expecting their second baby and the mother-to-be is once again suffering from very acute morning sickness, his office said on Monday.The baby will be fourth-in-line to the British throne, following elder brother George, the couple's first child who was born in July last year, his father William and grandfather Prince Charles."The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news that their royal highness...More >>
  • Tesla CEO: Wouldn't Be surprised If Future Deal With Toyota

    Tesla CEO: Wouldn't Be surprised If Future Deal With Toyota

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-09-08 13:29:34 GMT
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that he would not be surprised if there was a significant deal with Toyota Motor in the next two to three years, though there were no definitive plans.? Read MoreMusk: Tesla stock is high Tesla was supplying batteries for certain RAV4 electric vehicles but that program was expected to end this year. ...More >>
    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Monday that he would not be surprised if there was a significant deal with Toyota Motor in the next two to three years, though there were no definitive plans.? Read MoreMusk: Tesla stock is high Tesla was supplying batteries for certain RAV4 electric vehicles but that program was expected to end this year. ...More >>
  • Memorial Concert Held for Baylor Students

    Memorial Concert Held for Baylor Students

    Sunday, September 7 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-09-07 23:24:19 GMT
    The Baylor School of Music held a memorial concert to honor two students who lost their lives in a tragic car crash in late July. Students and staff also took turns sharing their favorite memories of Baylor alum Laura Onwudinanti and sophomore Jack Stewart. Where Jack is remembered as a thinker, Laura is remembered as a talker. But they were equally loved and respected by their professors and fellow classmates. Today's memorial concert was a reflection of that love and the lives of ...More >>
    The Baylor School of Music held a memorial concert to honor two students who lost their lives in a tragic car crash in late July. Students and staff also took turns sharing their favorite memories of Baylor alum Laura Onwudinanti and sophomore Jack Stewart. Where Jack is remembered as a thinker, Laura is remembered as a talker. But they were equally loved and respected by their professors and fellow classmates. Today's memorial concert was a reflection of that love and the lives of ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Killeen Man Dies After Being Shot in Face

    UPDATE: Killeen Man Dies After Being Shot in Face

    Saturday, September 6 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-09-06 22:34:10 GMT
    A person was shot in the face in Killeen on Friday afternoon.More >>
    A person was shot in the face in Killeen on Friday afternoon.More >>
  • 'Swatting': Hoax 911 Calls to Local Homes Drain Resources, Put People in Danger

    'Swatting': Hoax 911 Calls to Local Homes Drain Resources, Put People in Danger

    Saturday, September 6 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-09-06 18:10:28 GMT
    It's a dangerous new trend, taking hold especially in the gaming community: a fake call to the cops to try to get a SWAT team to go to someone else's house, where no crime is being committed.More >>
    It's a dangerous new trend, taking hold especially in the gaming community: a fake call to the cops to try to get a SWAT team to go to someone else's house, where no crime is being committed. More >>
  • Cameron Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

    Cameron Police Search for Armed Robbery Suspects

    Saturday, September 6 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-09-06 17:34:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Cameron Police Dept. Photo Courtesy Cameron Police Dept.
    Cameron Police are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at a CEFCO convenience store in Cameron. Cameron police received a call after 1 a.m. about the robbery at the store located on 22nd and North Travis Ave. The two suspects were wearing hoodies, masks and goggles during the robbery. One suspect brandished a long-barrel shotgun and demanded money from the store clerk. They stole a small amount of cash and cigarettes during the armed robbery. Anyone with informat...More >>
    Cameron Police are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at a CEFCO convenience store in Cameron. Cameron police received a call after 1 a.m. about the robbery at the store located on 22nd and North Travis Ave. The two suspects were wearing hoodies, masks and goggles during the robbery. One suspect brandished a long-barrel shotgun and demanded money from the store clerk. They stole a small amount of cash and cigarettes during the armed robbery. Anyone with informat...More >>
  • Local High School Football Player Arrested, Removed From Team

    Local High School Football Player Arrested, Removed From Team

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:48:04 GMT
    A local high school football player was arrested after he allegedly stole weapons from a home in Mart...More >>
    A local high school football player was arrested after he allegedly stole weapons from a home in Mart...More >>
  • Two Arrested After Marijuana Found in McGregor Home

    Two Arrested After Marijuana Found in McGregor Home

    Friday, September 5 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-05 21:29:57 GMT
    Two people were arrested after police found marijuana hidden inside their McGregor home...More >>
    Two people were arrested after police found marijuana hidden inside their McGregor home...More >>
  • Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington Resigns

    Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington Resigns

    Friday, September 5 2014 4:15 PM EDT2014-09-05 20:15:15 GMT
    Manager of the Texas Rangers, Ron Washington, has announced his resignation.Washington announced the news Friday, citing personal reasons for stepping down."Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. As painful as it is, stepping away from the game is what's best for me and my family," he said.Washington mentioned his decision had nothing to do with...More >>
    Manager of the Texas Rangers, Ron Washington, has announced his resignation.Washington announced the news Friday, citing personal reasons for stepping down."Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter. As painful as it is, stepping away from the game is what's best for me and my family," he said.Washington mentioned his decision had nothing to do with...More >>
  • Obama Holds News Conference From NATO Summit

    Obama Holds News Conference From NATO Summit

    Friday, September 5 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-09-05 15:50:43 GMT
    Obama Holds News Conference From NATO SummitMore >>
    Obama Holds News Conference From NATO SummitMore >>
  • UPDATE: Investigators Search for Answers in Suspected Murder-Suicide

    UPDATE: Investigators Search for Answers in Suspected Murder-Suicide

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:25:06 GMT
     Two people were found dead in a home just outside of West on Thursday.On Thursday morning, police were called to the 20,000 block of North I-35.When police arrived, they found two people, a man and a woman, found dead inside a home with gunshot wounds.A shotgun was found at the scene.Officials believe this to be a murder-suicide.Deputy Matt Cawthon with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said that he believes this was their home and that they had been living their for awhile.Polic...More >>
     Two people were found dead in a home just outside of West on Thursday.On Thursday morning, police were called to the 20,000 block of North I-35.When police arrived, they found two people, a man and a woman, found dead inside a home with gunshot wounds.A shotgun was found at the scene.Officials believe this to be a murder-suicide.Deputy Matt Cawthon with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office said that he believes this was their home and that they had been living their for awhile.Polic...More >>
  • Grass Fire Slows I-35 Traffic, Closes Frontage Road in Waco

    Grass Fire Slows I-35 Traffic, Closes Frontage Road in Waco

    Thursday, September 4 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-09-04 21:13:51 GMT
    (KCEN) – A grass fire whipped by strong wind slowed highway traffic in Waco Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were able to get it under control within about 20 minutes, but not before many drivers had to change course to avoid the smoke.More >>
    (KCEN) – A grass fire whipped by strong wind slowed highway traffic in Waco Thursday afternoon. Firefighters were able to get it under control within about 20 minutes, but not before many drivers had to change course to avoid the smoke.More >>
  • Moody Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

    Moody Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy

    Thursday, September 4 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-09-04 19:00:12 GMT
    Moody police arrested a man Wednesday night after accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy. According to the Moody Police, 63-year-old Larry O'Brien Murphy was arrested at his home on Thursday.Murphy is registered as a sex offender, after a 1997 sexual assault of a teenage boy in Montgomery, Texas. Murphy is currently being processed in the McLennan County Jail. He will be charged with several offenses, including Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Criminal Solicit...More >>
    Moody police arrested a man Wednesday night after accusations that he sexually assaulted a teenage boy. According to the Moody Police, 63-year-old Larry O'Brien Murphy was arrested at his home on Thursday.Murphy is registered as a sex offender, after a 1997 sexual assault of a teenage boy in Montgomery, Texas. Murphy is currently being processed in the McLennan County Jail. He will be charged with several offenses, including Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Criminal Solicit...More >>
  • Belton Drivers Battle Highway 317 Traffic

    Belton Drivers Battle Highway 317 Traffic

    Thursday, September 4 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-04 17:18:03 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Belton drivers are battling heavy traffic on Highway 317, especially during rush hour and now that kids are back in school. TxDOTis widening the road, forcing some areas down to one lane.Belton police took to Facebook this week to warn people about delays, especiallybetween Sparta Road and the Leon Bridge, an area that sparked a minor accident on Wednesday. "There is a lot of frustration over all this construction," driver Diane Highsmith said. "I know in the long run it will be bet...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Belton drivers are battling heavy traffic on Highway 317, especially during rush hour and now that kids are back in school. TxDOTis widening the road, forcing some areas down to one lane.Belton police took to Facebook this week to warn people about delays, especiallybetween Sparta Road and the Leon Bridge, an area that sparked a minor accident on Wednesday. "There is a lot of frustration over all this construction," driver Diane Highsmith said. "I know in the long run it will be bet...More >>
  • Memorial Concert for Two Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Memorial Concert for Two Baylor Students Killed in Crash

    Thursday, September 4 2014 10:46 AM EDT2014-09-04 14:46:11 GMT
    The Baylor University School of Music will present a concert in memory of Laura Ezinwa Onwudinanti and John Patrick “Jack" Stewart on Sunday, September 7, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These two Baylor clarinet students, both of whom studied with Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, died in a truck accident on July 29.Laura Onwudinanti, from Grand Prairie, graduated from Baylor in May of 2014 with a Bachelor o...More >>
    The Baylor University School of Music will present a concert in memory of Laura Ezinwa Onwudinanti and John Patrick “Jack" Stewart on Sunday, September 7, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. These two Baylor clarinet students, both of whom studied with Assistant Professor of Clarinet Jun Qian, died in a truck accident on July 29.Laura Onwudinanti, from Grand Prairie, graduated from Baylor in May of 2014 with a Bachelor o...More >>
  • Not So Fast: Texas May Not Be Out Of The Running For Tesla Factory

    Not So Fast: Texas May Not Be Out Of The Running For Tesla Factory

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-09-04 02:16:18 GMT
    (KVUE) -- Despite numerous reports, Texas may not be out of the game in the Tesla race.On Tuesday, Tesla Motors said it selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.The electric car company is scheduled to hold a press conference in Nevada Thursday. Nevada's governor is expected to be there.KVUE just spoke with a company representative who said the company always planned to choose more than one site.He said ta...More >>
    (KVUE) -- Despite numerous reports, Texas may not be out of the game in the Tesla race.On Tuesday, Tesla Motors said it selected Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.The electric car company is scheduled to hold a press conference in Nevada Thursday. Nevada's governor is expected to be there.KVUE just spoke with a company representative who said the company always planned to choose more than one site.He said ta...More >>
  • Beverly Hills Police Search for Assault Suspect

    Beverly Hills Police Search for Assault Suspect

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:55:43 GMT
    (KCEN) – A search for an assault suspect was called off early Wednesday afternoon after police couldn't track him down.More >>
    (KCEN) – A search for an assault suspect was called off early Wednesday afternoon after police couldn't track him down.
    More >>
  • Little River-Academy Again Searches for Police Officer After Latest Hire Quits

    Little River-Academy Again Searches for Police Officer After Latest Hire Quits

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:50:47 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The search is on once more for a police officer in a central Texas town. The mayor and city council will again start browsing through applications, after interim officer Luis Cortez resigned Tuesday.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The search is on once more for a police officer in a central Texas town. The mayor and city council will again start browsing through applications, after interim officer Luis Cortez resigned Tuesday.
    More >>
  • Police: 2 Texas Mothers Left Children in Hot Cars While They Shopped

    Police: 2 Texas Mothers Left Children in Hot Cars While They Shopped

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-03 20:38:14 GMT
    Two Houston mothers face charges after allegedly leaving their children in hot cars.HPD officers were surprised when they spotted a toddler walking along East 20th Street in the Heights on Aug. 29.The officers scooped up the 18-month-old and began searching the neighborhood. They noticed a car in the CVS parking lot with its back door open.Police say Maria Elena Soto-Molina left her baby in the car while she went into the drug store. The toddler managed to open the car door a...More >>
    Two Houston mothers face charges after allegedly leaving their children in hot cars.HPD officers were surprised when they spotted a toddler walking along East 20th Street in the Heights on Aug. 29.The officers scooped up the 18-month-old and began searching the neighborhood. They noticed a car in the CVS parking lot with its back door open.Police say Maria Elena Soto-Molina left her baby in the car while she went into the drug store. The toddler managed to open the car door a...More >>
  • 6-Year-Old Killed While Crossing Busy Roadway

    6-Year-Old Killed While Crossing Busy Roadway

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-09-03 18:17:10 GMT
    A 6-year old girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on a busy north Houston roadway, police said early Wednesday.According to officers at the scene, a car struck her in the 500 block of West Little York just east of I-45. It happened after 7 a.m. as the girl made a quick trip to a nearby fast food restaurant with her older brother.Workers at the Burger King said it wasn't uncommon for the young victim and her 8-year-old brother to stop in for Icees.The pair stopped...More >>
    A 6-year old girl was killed when she was struck by a vehicle on a busy north Houston roadway, police said early Wednesday.According to officers at the scene, a car struck her in the 500 block of West Little York just east of I-45. It happened after 7 a.m. as the girl made a quick trip to a nearby fast food restaurant with her older brother.Workers at the Burger King said it wasn't uncommon for the young victim and her 8-year-old brother to stop in for Icees.The pair stopped...More >>
  • Panorama Lets You Zoom In, Tag Yourself at Baylor vs. SMU Game

    Panorama Lets You Zoom In, Tag Yourself at Baylor vs. SMU Game

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:50:26 GMT
    What a shot.A shot shows everyone that was inside McLane Stadium on Sunday, August 31.The panorama shot was taken by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas Inc. and it lets you zoom into every section of the stadium.It is a 26 billion pixel image, and it's so big you can zoom in anywhere in the stadium and find yourself. It's a full 360x180 degrees.Were you at the game on Sunday? The site where the gigapixel is held even encourages you to tag yourself in the picture.Check out the picture and ...More >>
    What a shot.A shot shows everyone that was inside McLane Stadium on Sunday, August 31.The panorama shot was taken by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas Inc. and it lets you zoom into every section of the stadium.It is a 26 billion pixel image, and it's so big you can zoom in anywhere in the stadium and find yourself. It's a full 360x180 degrees.Were you at the game on Sunday? The site where the gigapixel is held even encourages you to tag yourself in the picture.Check out the picture and ...More >>
  • Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad

    Cowboys Sign Michael Sam to Practice Squad

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 16:12:09 GMT
    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed this morning that defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be signed to the team's practice squad, assuming he passes his physical.The St. Louis Rams selected Sam, who was last season's SEC co-defensive player of the year while playing at Missouri, in the seventh round of the NFL draft – the 249th pick overall -- but cut him this weekend. Born in Galveston, Texas, Sam cleared waivers without any team putting...More >>
    Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett confirmed this morning that defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be signed to the team's practice squad, assuming he passes his physical.The St. Louis Rams selected Sam, who was last season's SEC co-defensive player of the year while playing at Missouri, in the seventh round of the NFL draft – the 249th pick overall -- but cut him this weekend. Born in Galveston, Texas, Sam cleared waivers without any team putting...More >>
  • Girl, 5, Trapped in Washing Machine on High Speed

    Girl, 5, Trapped in Washing Machine on High Speed

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-03 15:07:59 GMT
    A 5-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after police say she was found locked in an operating washing machine.The child was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes at the Le's Washateria at about 6:15 p.m. before anyone noticed.Police said a woman had tried to use that same machine moments earlier and told a manager it wasn't working properly. She then got a refund and moved to another machine.It's still unclear how ...More >>
    A 5-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after police say she was found locked in an operating washing machine.The child was reportedly trapped in the washing machine on high speed for several minutes at the Le's Washateria at about 6:15 p.m. before anyone noticed.Police said a woman had tried to use that same machine moments earlier and told a manager it wasn't working properly. She then got a refund and moved to another machine.It's still unclear how ...More >>
  • Killeen Woman's Incredible Fitness Transformation

    Killeen Woman's Incredible Fitness Transformation

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-09-03 01:35:43 GMT
    (KCEN) -- A five year transformation, from overweight to fit. A Killeen woman has qualified for the Olympia Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas.Andrea Calhoun has trained seven days a week, for the last 5 years, to compete against women from 5 different countries. "Everyone strives to make this show. It's the best of the best," Calhoun said. Calhoun was inspired to do this at the age of 19. She said she felt depressed, overweight and was told she would never amount to anything. "I kind of j...More >>
    (KCEN) -- A five year transformation, from overweight to fit. A Killeen woman has qualified for the Olympia Bodybuilding Competition in Las Vegas.Andrea Calhoun has trained seven days a week, for the last 5 years, to compete against women from 5 different countries. "Everyone strives to make this show. It's the best of the best," Calhoun said. Calhoun was inspired to do this at the age of 19. She said she felt depressed, overweight and was told she would never amount to anything. "I kind of j...More >>
  • Hewitt Woman's Body Found Days After Crash in Falls County

    Hewitt Woman's Body Found Days After Crash in Falls County

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:39:15 GMT
    A Hewitt woman's body was found Monday night in Falls County, four days after she crashed her car, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
    A Hewitt woman's body was found Monday night in Falls County, four days after she crashed her car, a Department of Public Safety spokesman said Tuesday.More >>
  • Police Need Help Finding Man Who Robbed Temple Store

    Police Need Help Finding Man Who Robbed Temple Store

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:12:42 GMT
    Police need your help finding someone that robbed a Family Dollar Store in Temple.On Monday at 9:53 p.m., Temple Police responded to a call about a burglary at the Family Dollar Store in the 1500 block of 1st StreetWhen police arrived, they were told that a man entered the store, displayed a sharp edged weapon, and demanded money from the clerk.The man took off with the money and was last seen heading northbound from the store.Officers searched the area, but were not able to locate ...More >>
    Police need your help finding someone that robbed a Family Dollar Store in Temple.On Monday at 9:53 p.m., Temple Police responded to a call about a burglary at the Family Dollar Store in the 1500 block of 1st StreetWhen police arrived, they were told that a man entered the store, displayed a sharp edged weapon, and demanded money from the clerk.The man took off with the money and was last seen heading northbound from the store.Officers searched the area, but were not able to locate ...More >>
  • Prosecutors: Man Accused of Kaufman Killings had More Targets

    Prosecutors: Man Accused of Kaufman Killings had More Targets

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:03:39 GMT
    Eric Williams, the disbarred justice of the peace accused in last year's Kaufman County prosecutor slayings, had other targets that he wanted to assassinate, prosecutors revealed for the first time Tuesday...More >>
    Eric Williams, the disbarred justice of the peace accused in last year's Kaufman County prosecutor slayings, had other targets that he wanted to assassinate, prosecutors revealed for the first time Tuesday...More >>
  • Report: Texans, J.J. Watt Agree on $100 Million Extension

    Report: Texans, J.J. Watt Agree on $100 Million Extension

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-09-02 15:22:01 GMT
    The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached a contract extension.John McClain was the first to report the news on Twitter at midnight.According to the report, Watt's agent Tom Condon has been negotiating with general manager Rick Smith and the Texans for several weeks trying to get a deal done.ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported soon after that Watt's deal is for 6 years, $100 million with $51.8 million guaranteed. Those numbers mak...More >>
    The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and defensive end J.J. Watt have reached a contract extension.John McClain was the first to report the news on Twitter at midnight.According to the report, Watt's agent Tom Condon has been negotiating with general manager Rick Smith and the Texans for several weeks trying to get a deal done.ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported soon after that Watt's deal is for 6 years, $100 million with $51.8 million guaranteed. Those numbers mak...More >>
  • Jeremy Siegel: Bull Market 'Not Over' Yet, But …

    Jeremy Siegel: Bull Market 'Not Over' Yet, But …

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:13:22 GMT
    Wharton School Professor of Finance Jeremy Siegel has been bullish on the stock market for years now and he's not ready to change his mind yet.But he introduced a caveat Tuesday on CNBC: "We are creeping closer to fair market value [for stocks], which I think is approximately 18 times SP earnings.""We're not over with this bull market. I'm sticking with myprojection [for the Dow Jones Industrial Average] of 18,000 by year end," he said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "Our economy is the best of ...More >>
    Wharton School Professor of Finance Jeremy Siegel has been bullish on the stock market for years now and he's not ready to change his mind yet.But he introduced a caveat Tuesday on CNBC: "We are creeping closer to fair market value [for stocks], which I think is approximately 18 times SP earnings.""We're not over with this bull market. I'm sticking with myprojection [for the Dow Jones Industrial Average] of 18,000 by year end," he said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "Our economy is the best of ...More >>
  • 12 Children Injured in Waxahachie ISD Bus Accident

    12 Children Injured in Waxahachie ISD Bus Accident

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:59:08 GMT
     Medics are at the scene of a rollover accident involving a Waxahachie Independent School District bus.The bus rolled over on Highway 879 northeast of Waxahachie.A trooper at the scene reported 12 children were injured. Seven of those children were taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas and five others were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.The trooper said one child had a broken arm, but there were no life-threatening injuries.Cedric Harrison said he was c...More >>
     Medics are at the scene of a rollover accident involving a Waxahachie Independent School District bus.The bus rolled over on Highway 879 northeast of Waxahachie.A trooper at the scene reported 12 children were injured. Seven of those children were taken to Children's Medical Center of Dallas and five others were taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie.The trooper said one child had a broken arm, but there were no life-threatening injuries.Cedric Harrison said he was c...More >>
  • In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    In Wake of Baylor Win, Fans and Businesses Reflect on First McLane Game Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:33:48 GMT
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.More >>
    (KCEN) – It was a great way to kick off the Bears' run in McLane Stadium: a blowout win over SMU, 45-0. But as much as it was a chance for the team to prove themselves to a new student body, it was a chance for the stadium to prove itself to the country.
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  • Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Big Tex Awards go to Gulf Shrimp Boil, Funnel Cake Ale

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:31:55 GMT
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
    The State Fair of Texas announced their two big winners for the 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards.Eight finalists competed, but it was Clint Probst's Fried Gulf Shrimp Boil that won Best Tasting and Justin Martinez's Original State Fair Brew-Funnel Cake Ale that won Most Creative.The State Fair of Texas called Probst's culinary creation "crowd-pleasing Cajun" and Martinez's English-style summer ale "crisp, with just the right amount of toastiness and sweetness."This was the fair's 10...More >>
  • Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Two Texas Teens Injured After Carnival Ride Accident

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:05:48 GMT
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
    A carnival ride accident sent two Texas teenagers to the hospital Sunday night. Authorities say they fell more than 12 feet off a ride at the Saint Anthony Seminary's Annual Bazaar. A witness describes what she saw."I was standing right by the ride when it happened. And I heard a loud thump noise and a bunch of people screaming. And when I turned around there was a body right there on the floor. I didn't notice the second body until later, but it was a woman and she was laying there ...More >>
  • Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Fort Worth Police Arrest Driver with Intimidating Haircut

    Monday, September 1 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-01 18:52:45 GMT
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
    A  man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving has a scream-worthy haircut...More >>
  • 9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    9 Things You Might Not Have Known About Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:42:14 GMT
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
    You might know it is a three-day weekend, an opportunity to indulge in the great American pastime which is barbecuing or the last time you can wear your white suit.For many, Labor Day also marks the unofficial end to summer, as well as the start of both school AND football season.And Labor Day is certainly all of those things, but did you know there's century-old history behind it as well? Here are 9 things to know as you enjoy a rare Monday off:1. Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a f...More >>
  • Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Astros Fire Bo Porter as Manager

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:00:13 GMT
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
    The Houston Astros have relieved Bo Porter of his managerial duties, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced Monday morning.Tom Lawless will take over as manager on an interim basis through the remainder of the 2014 season.Additionally, Luhnow also announced that bench coach Dave Trembley has been relieved of his duties as well.Porter had been the Astros manager since the start of the 2013 season after being named to the position on Sept. 27, 2012 while serving as third base co...More >>
  • Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Save of the Day: Hottest Online Labor Day Deals

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-09-01 15:10:09 GMT
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
    Welcome to one absolutely awesome sale-filled Labor Day Weekend. As you probably know by now, I live and breathe bargains and in my quest to save you money, I have a can't miss coupon list below. This is the last huge shopping weekend before Black Friday, with many price drops that match what we'll see in November.We do not receive any financial compensation from any deal or for mentioning any company/product. The only purpose of this series is to save you money.Please keep in mind t...More >>
  • Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Federal Judge Strikes Down Key Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:33:42 GMT
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
    (NBC) -- A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sided with clinics that sued over one of the most disputed measures of a sweeping anti-abortion bill signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2013. The ruling stops new restrictions that would have left just seven abortion facilities open in Texas by Sept. 1; there are currently 19 providers in Texas, according to th...More >>
  • Waco Police, Fire Dept. Prepare for Flood of Game Day 'Sailgaters'

    Waco Police, Fire Dept. Prepare for Flood of Game Day 'Sailgaters'

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:17:47 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's helping rejuvenate Waco's waterfront. And when the Bears take the field at McLane Stadium for the first time Sunday, first responders will have their hands full.More >>
  • Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

    Greg Abbott Backs Out of Statewide TV Debate With WFAA, Agrees to KXAS

    Friday, August 29 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:09:01 GMT
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
    Republican candidate Greg Abbott has reversed his decision to appear in the only gubernatorial debate to be broadcast statewide on television.Abbott and his Democratic opponent, Wendy Davis, had both agreed to participate in a roundtable debate in Dallas on Sept. 30.But on Friday morning, Abbott's team reversed an earlier decision and said it will not participate alleging concern over the format."Due to our inability to agree on specific details of the format, Attorney General...More >>
  • Man Tries To Rob Constable's House

    Man Tries To Rob Constable's House

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:52:16 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Bell County Constable and his neighbors were able to nab an alleged burglary suspect on Friday.It happened around 3 a.m. on Friday when a neighbor of Constable Thomas Prado knocked at his door. The neighbor said that his car alarm and gone off and he saw a suspicious man standing behind a house.Constable Prado got in his patrol car ended up finding the suspect, David Welch, hiding behind a bush. Prado along with Temple Police arrested Welch. They also found a 9mm pistol near the...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Bell County Constable and his neighbors were able to nab an alleged burglary suspect on Friday.It happened around 3 a.m. on Friday when a neighbor of Constable Thomas Prado knocked at his door. The neighbor said that his car alarm and gone off and he saw a suspicious man standing behind a house.Constable Prado got in his patrol car ended up finding the suspect, David Welch, hiding behind a bush. Prado along with Temple Police arrested Welch. They also found a 9mm pistol near the...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police Conduct Manhunt in Rogers, Schools Placed on Lockdown

    UPDATE: Police Conduct Manhunt in Rogers, Schools Placed on Lockdown

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:21:44 GMT
    A manhunt is underway in Rogers which has prompted the two schools to go on a soft lockdown...More >>
    A manhunt is underway in Rogers which has prompted the two schools to go on a soft lockdown...More >>
  • Meagan Ritzi to Receive Prosthetic Leg After Crash

    Meagan Ritzi to Receive Prosthetic Leg After Crash

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:07:14 GMT
     Good news for Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi, the 18 year old who was severely injured after a car crash last month that killed two other Baylor students....More >>
     Good news for Baylor freshman Megan Ritzi, the 18 year old who was severely injured after a car crash last month that killed two other Baylor students....More >>
  • First 4D Roller Coaster to Open in Texas in 2015

    First 4D Roller Coaster to Open in Texas in 2015

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:26:17 GMT
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along ...More >>
    Six Flags Fiesta Texas unveiled plans to debut the most exciting coaster in the park's 22-year history — BATMAN: The Ride, premiering in 2015.After being lifted straight up a 120-foot hill, this 4D Wing Coaster challenges riders to "face their fears" as they flip head-over-heels at least six times along the weightless, tumbling journey.Along the way on this fourth dimension free-fly coaster, thrill seekers experience exhilarating coaster hills and unexpected drops along ...More >>
  • Furniture Store To Refund More Than $1 Million After Aggies Win

    Furniture Store To Refund More Than $1 Million After Aggies Win

    Friday, August 29 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:01:20 GMT
    (KHOU) -- A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas AM beat South Carolina on Thursday night.The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free."We're going to have a big check writing party at the story," store owner Mark Wilks told ESPN.com.According to a spokespperson, more than 700 people took advantage of the offer and bought more tha...More >>
    (KHOU) -- A furniture store in College Station, Texas is the latest to owe customers some free furniture after Texas AM beat South Carolina on Thursday night.The Ashley Furniture Store offered that if the Aggies won by more than 10, all furniture purchased between August 16th and 27th would be free."We're going to have a big check writing party at the story," store owner Mark Wilks told ESPN.com.According to a spokespperson, more than 700 people took advantage of the offer and bought more tha...More >>
  • Waco Man Found Dead After Morning Fire

    Waco Man Found Dead After Morning Fire

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:32:21 GMT
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead after a house fire Friday morning.At 5:39 a.m. on Friday, the Waco Fire Department was called to the River Park Apartments in the 1800 block of North MLK about a fire.When fire crews arrived, they found a body unresponsive in the balcony stairwell.Officials said that two other residents from the complex pulled him from his burning apartment to the stairwell balcony.The man was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.The Animal ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- One person is dead after a house fire Friday morning.At 5:39 a.m. on Friday, the Waco Fire Department was called to the River Park Apartments in the 1800 block of North MLK about a fire.When fire crews arrived, they found a body unresponsive in the balcony stairwell.Officials said that two other residents from the complex pulled him from his burning apartment to the stairwell balcony.The man was transported to Hillcrest Hospital where he was pronounced a short time later.The Animal ...More >>
  • State Approves Funding for Temple Airport

    State Approves Funding for Temple Airport

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:11:16 GMT
    The State approved funding for Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.Approximately $200,000 for the Temple airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting.The funds will be used for planned airport improvements.TxDOT says that a project consultant will be selected this fall. Project costs will be funded through the city of Temple and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system...More >>
    The State approved funding for Draughton-Miller Central Texas Regional Airport.Approximately $200,000 for the Temple airport was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at its August meeting.The funds will be used for planned airport improvements.TxDOT says that a project consultant will be selected this fall. Project costs will be funded through the city of Temple and TxDOT's Aviation Facilities Grant Program, which preserves and improves the state's general aviation system...More >>
  • Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

    Two Central Texas Cities Make Top 10 List of Most Stressful Cities in Texas, Study Says

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:57:21 GMT
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
    Killeen is the most stressful city in Texas according to a study.A survey conducted by the website CreditDonkey put together a list of the top ten most stressful cities in Texas.Topping that list was Killeen, and also making the list was Harker Heights.The CreditDonkey team researched the most stressful cities in Texas based on five factors:Odds of being a victim of violent crimeCommute timeAverage hours worked per weekPercentage of divorceesPercentage of income spent on housingIn t...More >>
  • Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Two Arrested After Meth Found in Waco Home

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:56:18 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Police arrested two people Thursday after they found drugs in their home.On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., officers from McGregor Police Dept, Woodway SWAT, Coryell County Sheriff's Dept, and Constable Stan Hickey executed a search warrant at the 1700 block of Ramada in the Waco/Hewitt area.Inside they found approximately eight grams of methamphetamine, scales, marijuana, packaging material, and 40 opiate-based prescription pills.Police arrested 35-year-old Lee Warneke and 40-year-old Dawn...More >>
  • Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Driver Airlifted to Hospital After Overnight Accident in Killeen

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:00:34 GMT
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
     One person was taken to the hospital in serious condition after an overnight accident in Killeen. It happened around 2:45 early on Friday at the intersection of Stan Schlueter and Robinett Road.Police say the driver drove into a pole going at a high rate of speed.The driver was air-lifted to the hospital in serious condition, but police say that it does not appear that his injuries are life-threatening.More >>
  • Fort Hood Shooter Writes To ISIS leader, Asks To Become 'Citizen' Of Islamic State

    Fort Hood Shooter Writes To ISIS leader, Asks To Become 'Citizen' Of Islamic State

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 03:44:08 GMT
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. "The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks." Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- ...More >>
    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. "The letter states that Nadal Hasan wants to become a citizen of the Islamic State caliphate," attorney John Galligan said. "He wrote it in the last few weeks." Described as a two page letter, it was addressed to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the notorious leader of ISIS who declared himself the caliph -- ...More >>
  • Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in Troy

    Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in Troy

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:45:28 GMT
    Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in TroyMore >>
    Truck on Fire Northbound I-35 South of "Big Elm" Exit in TroyMore >>
  • Copperas Cove Police Investigate Man's Death

    Copperas Cove Police Investigate Man's Death

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:01:20 GMT
    The Copperas Cove Police Department is conducting and investigation the death of a man found on Wednesday...More >>
    The Copperas Cove Police Department is conducting and investigation the death of a man found on Wednesday...More >>
  • Baylor Will Provide Shuttle for Traditions Rally, HS Football Game

    Baylor Will Provide Shuttle for Traditions Rally, HS Football Game

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:42:51 GMT
    Waco Downtown Development Corporation and Baylor University are pleased to announce that Waco Transit will be providing transportation to two important upcoming events at McLane Stadium: Thursday night's Baylor Traditions Rally, with concert featuring Philip Phillips, and the Friday night high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park.Transportation for the Traditions Rally will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday.On Friday night, Waco Transit will begin shuttles at 6:30pm for the high school...More >>
    Waco Downtown Development Corporation and Baylor University are pleased to announce that Waco Transit will be providing transportation to two important upcoming events at McLane Stadium: Thursday night's Baylor Traditions Rally, with concert featuring Philip Phillips, and the Friday night high school football game between Aledo and Cedar Park.Transportation for the Traditions Rally will begin at 5:30pm on Thursday.On Friday night, Waco Transit will begin shuttles at 6:30pm for the high school...More >>
  • SMG Officially Launches Website for McLane Stadium

    SMG Officially Launches Website for McLane Stadium

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:40:05 GMT
     SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the official launch of the McLane Stadium website www.mclanestadium.com.Designed by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based creative agency Cubic Inc., this sleek, responsively designed site serves as the gateway for information on upcoming events at McLane Stadium. Additionally, users will find details on parking, how to purchase tickets and information on the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium's private dining restaur...More >>
     SMG, the worldwide leader in venue management, is pleased to announce the official launch of the McLane Stadium website www.mclanestadium.com.Designed by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based creative agency Cubic Inc., this sleek, responsively designed site serves as the gateway for information on upcoming events at McLane Stadium. Additionally, users will find details on parking, how to purchase tickets and information on the Baylor Club, McLane Stadium's private dining restaur...More >>
  • Central Texas Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List Arrested

    Central Texas Man on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender List Arrested

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:33:58 GMT
    Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal I...More >>
    Dallas Wayne Waddell, 49, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being arrested last week in Mexico. Wanted in Hill County, Texas, Waddell had eluded capture for nearly ten years, and was one of the original fugitives placed on the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list when it was implemented in July 2010. Since his capture was the result of a tip, a reward up to $3,000 will be paid.Responding to tip information, the Texas Department of Public Safety Criminal I...More >>
  • Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Police Find Suicidal Subject, Killeen Elementary School Placed on Lockdown

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:43:13 GMT
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
    Saegart Elementary in Killeen has been placed on lockdown.Message that went out from Mrs. Charles-Walters at Saegert Elementary:Hello Saegert Parents,An incident has occurred near our school which has required the implementation of our emergency response plan.At this time our campus is in External Lockdown. All Students and Staff are safe in the building. Additional information regarding this incident will be forthcoming. Mrs. Charles-WaltersMore >>
  • Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

    Pending Home Sales Bounce Back In July: Index up 3.3%

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:31:53 GMT
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
    U.S. home buyers signed more contracts to buy existing homes in July, rebounding from a drop in June. The National Association of Realtors' monthly "pending home sales" index rose 3.3 percent in July over June but is still 2.1 percent below its level in July 2013."Interest rates are lower than they were a year ago, price growth continues to moderate and total housing inventory is at its highest level since August 2012," said Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist. "The increase in the number of ...More >>
  • Former Fort Hood Soldier's Ashes Stolen

    Former Fort Hood Soldier's Ashes Stolen

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-08-28 04:59:40 GMT
    (KCEN)— Thieves break into a central Texas home stealing money, jewelry and the ashes of a former Fort Hood soldier. The burglary happened September 19th in Killeen while the Cody Lee's widow, Angela Lee, was visiting family. Angela had Cody's remains cremated in 2012 to keep his presence alive in her house. Angela also put some of her husband's ashes into an urn necklace to wear. “It was nice to have that little bit of him next to me at all times,” said Angela. But that necklace along with t...More >>
    (KCEN)— Thieves break into a central Texas home stealing money, jewelry and the ashes of a former Fort Hood soldier. The burglary happened September 19th in Killeen while the Cody Lee's widow, Angela Lee, was visiting family. Angela had Cody's remains cremated in 2012 to keep his presence alive in her house. Angela also put some of her husband's ashes into an urn necklace to wear. “It was nice to have that little bit of him next to me at all times,” said Angela. But that necklace along with t...More >>
  • Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Texas Dad David Barajas Acquitted of Murdering Man Who Killed Sons

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:39:26 GMT
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
    A Texas father was found not guilty Wednesday of gunning down the man who killed his young sons in a drunken-driving accident. It took the jury three hours to acquit David Barajas, who was charged in the shooting death of 20-year-old Jose Banda Jr. in December 2012. "I thank God. This has been hard on me and my family," Barajas told reporters after the verdict, according to the Associated Press.An intoxicated Banda struck Barajas and his two children while they pushed the family...More >>
  • South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    South Park Trail Closure in Copperas Cove

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:46:21 GMT
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
    Copperas Cove, Texas – Effective immediately, a portion of the City of Copperas Cove South Park Trail will be closed for bee removal...More >>
  • Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Two Dead in North Dallas Shootings; Officer is Involved

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:40:25 GMT
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
    (WFAA) -- Dallas police are investigating after an off-duty officer shot and killed a suspect in the murder of another person at the intersection of North Central Expressway and Midpark Road early Wednesday morning.According to police and witnesses, the officer was working a security job at a Walmart store when there was a commotion at the gas station in the parking lot just before 1 a.m. between people in two vehicles.One shot was fired, police say, and one of the vehicles crashed into parke...More >>
  • City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

    City Workers Rescue Kitten Trapped in South Texas Drain

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:06:28 GMT
    Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street....More >>
    Two women were walking along Purdue Road in Flour Bluff Wednesday morning when they heard meowing coming from a storm drain in the street....More >>
  • Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Three Central Texas Kids Injured by Lightning Strike

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-08-27 18:48:06 GMT
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
    Three children are in the hospital after they were injured by a lightning strike at the Lake Travis Youth Association Field of Dreams in Bee Cave on Highway 71 near Hamilton Pool Road Tuesday...More >>
  • Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Former Texas Officer Accused of Indecency with a Child

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:27:49 GMT
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
    A former Houston police officer, who was once wounded in the line of duty, is now being accused of indecency with a child in Brazoria County, deputies said.According to the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office, Daniel Vaughan, 57, of Houston, was arrested and has been indicted on charges of attempting to commit indecency with a child and indecency by exposure criminal episode.The sheriff is expected to release more details about the case against Vaughan at a press conference Wednesday m...More >>
  • Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place

    Connally 2nd Grader Put on Wrong Bus, Dropped at Wrong Place

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:18:33 GMT
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
    It was a rough start to the school year on Monday for one Connally ISD second grader after he was sent home on the wrong school bus.The first day of school almost always comes with some confusion as teachers, staff and students are getting used to changes in protocol. But for one second grader, being sent home on the wrong school bus was only the beginning of what would become a painful ordeal.There's nothing confusing about 7-year-old Landon Thompson's school bus badge. He's to be ...More >>
  • Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Congressman Paul Ryan Book Signing in Waco

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:17:01 GMT
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...More >>
    Congressman Paul Ryan was in Waco Tuesday for a book signing at Hastings.In his book, the way forward, Ryan outlines his political vision for 2014 and beyond. Ryan says his book is designed to unify conservatives about tackling the nation's most critical problems..."So as an elected leader, if I don't like the direction the country is going, which I don't, I feel I have a moral obligation to say how we should do things differently. It's not enough to just be a conservative in congre...More >>
  • Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Health Groups Push Stronger E-Cigarette Restrictions, Bans on Indoor 'Vaping'

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 22:41:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
    (KCEN) -- They're "addicting another generation of smokers," or so says the American Heart Association about e-cigarettes. And now another major health group, the World Health Organization is pushing for further restrictions on the devices.More >>
  • Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Fire Worries Killeen, Harker Heights Resident

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:41:16 GMT
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
    A fire behind a local hospital had some people in Killeen and Harker Heights a little worried Tuesday afternoon..More >>
  • Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Cat Terrorizes Houston Neighborhood, People and Pets

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:17:27 GMT
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
    Some people in Houston are on edge after a nuisance began to terrorize the neighborhood...More >>
  • First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    First-Degree Felony Charge Dropped for Central Texas Man in Controversial Pot Brownies Case

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:20:05 GMT
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
    The Williamson County District Attorney's Office has dropped the first-degree felony charge filed against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro, the Round Rock man who gained national attention for facing a potential life sentence in prison for making and selling pot brownies.Lavoro was charged with having nearly one and a half pounds of drugs with the intent to sell, a first-degree felony carrying a punishment of 10 years to life in prison.According to the arrest affidavit, officers weighed the...More >>
  • Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Temple Youth Club Breaks Ground After Being Displaced

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:30:25 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The I-35 expansion has forced some Central Texas businesses to close or move. Ralph Wilson Youth Club of Temple was no exception, even after 43 years on South General Bruce Drive. After a year in a temporary location, they broke ground on Tuesday on a new $8 million facility.The location will be bigger and better with gyms, an arcade and even a skating rink. With more than seven acres of land, they'll also be able to serve up to 1,000 kids. Executive director Charlie Kimmey says the...More >>
  • UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    UT Students Living in Hotels Because Apartments Aren't Ready

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:22:01 GMT
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
    University of Texas junior Taryn Tootle expected to be walking the halls of her new apartment complex Monday afternoon; instead she walked into a hotel room at the Sheraton Downtown."It's a beautiful hotel, obviously, I mean there's nothing wrong with the hotel and it'd be fine if it was just me, but there's going to be two of us trying to get ready for the first day of class," said Tootle.She is one of 250 students who signed leases to live at The G Austin on Guadalupe."I was prett...More >>
  • Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Texas Tech Freshman Found Dead on Eve of First Classes

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:28:51 GMT
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
    It was one of Dalton Debrick's dreams to attend Texas Tech University.Days after arriving in Lubbock, and 24 hours before his freshman classes would begin, the 18-year-old student from Irving was found dead Sunday morning at an off-campus residence.The Lubbock Police Department is investigating the circumstances around Debrick's sudden death. An autopsy is underway along with toxicology tests.Debrick enjoyed his YouTube channel, but loved nothing more than Tech.“He did,” confirmed J...More >>
  • Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Newly Engaged Brittney Griner Takes Control of Her Life

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-26 14:11:55 GMT
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
    Brittney Griner blushes and lets out an infectious smile when asked about her recent proposal to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson."Yes, I put a ring on it," Griner says.The 6-8 women's basketball star is used to the spotlight for her uncanny athleticism with the Phoenix Mercury on the court and her candid personality off it. Now, Griner says, it's all "falling into place.""When you have your personal life in check, it makes everything else better," Griner told USA TODAY Sports of her engageme...More >>
  • Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Downtown Businesses Prepare for Gameday

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:35:41 GMT
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...More >>
    It's a new stadium... and a new way to experience Baylor games."I think it's amazing," said Jessica Schneider, who lives in Austin, but plans on coming to at least a game or two. "Before most of the games we'll come through here and shop around and go downstairs for a little bit. And kind of get our gameday essentials." That's what downtown shop owners like Jennifer Wilson are counting on.A big Baylor display greets her shoppers as they come upstairs to Spice Village. "Normally on S...More >>
  • Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Baylor, Waco Chamber Say Game Day Downtown Parking Worries Unfounded

    Monday, August 25 2014 8:38 PM EDT2014-08-26 00:38:09 GMT
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
    (KCEN) --Central Texas is counting down the days to the Bears' first kickoff in McLane Stadium. It's a project years in the making, but no one is really sure what kind of impact the city of Waco will see. More >>
  • Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Local Police Increase School Zone Patrols

    Monday, August 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-25 23:17:44 GMT
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...More >>
    Kids all over Central Texas are back in school this week and local police are patrolling school zones.Violations for speeding, passing a school bus or using your cell phone will come with a hefty ticket ranging from $247-285.Temple officers covered every school zone in the city on Monday morning, reminding drivers that the areas are active again. "We pretty much got every school zone covered," Corporal Chris Wilcox said. "Whether it's an officer assigned to be in that school zone or...More >>
  • UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    UPDATE: Silver Alert Discontinued for West Man

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:27:31 GMT
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.More >>
    A Silver Alert has been issued for a man from West.More >>
  • USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    USA Today Exclusive: See An Incredible Time Lapse Video of Baylor's New Stadium Construction

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:33:52 GMT
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.More >>
    The much anticipated grand opening of Baylor's new McLane Stadium is finally almost here. Sunday, the No. 10 Bears will kickoff the 2014 season against SMU in its new palatial football home.The above video shows a unique and awesome time lapse of the $260 million stadium being built. Fans who attend games will get to experience a cool in-game replay app and tailgate by the river, something they didn't get to do at the old stadium.More >>
  • Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Man in Standoff at Bush's Sentenced

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:45:35 GMT
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...More >>
    A man who tried to kill himself at his child's school and then took a woman hostage was sentenced on Monday.Christopher Donaldson was sentenced to three 25 year prison terms plus two years in state jail on charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault against a public servant.In April, sheriff's deputies got the call that Donaldson was heading to his child's school to take his own life. That school went on lockdown and cops started looking for him. They found him at a Bush's Chicken ...More >>
  • Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Perry Attorneys File Motion to Dismiss Charges

    Monday, August 25 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-08-25 19:22:05 GMT
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...More >>
    AUSTIN -- Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have filed a 60-page writ of habeas corpus to dismiss the charges filed against the governor.The writ claims the charges of abuse of power and coercion filed against Perry are unconstitutional and that Perry was simply exercising his constitutional veto powers when he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit last summer."By seeking to criminalize not merely the veto itself, but the Governor's explanation for it as well, this prosecution al...More >>
  • Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Once-Obese Texas Girl Returns to School 'Reborn' but at Risk

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:47:22 GMT
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...More >>
    A Texas pre-teen, 50 pounds lighter after life-saving obesity surgery, returned to class Monday — a joyous yet jittery milestone as a school nurse stood ready with a walkie-talkie, emergency medicine and a muscle-piercing needle.Just in case.Alexis Shapiro, 12, is regaining her health, smile and confidence, recently bouncing on a trampoline and feeling, she said, “reborn” months after surgery to control rare, medically induced obesity. But challenges remain, including a hormone ...More >>
  • Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Early Fed Rate Hike Good For Stocks

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:46:02 GMT
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
    As the great interest rate debate rages inside the Federal Reserve, two senior portfolio managers told CNBC on Monday that any accelerated start to normalizing monetary policy would actually be good for stocks. Perhaps counterintuitively, the market would welcome a rate hike before the expected time frame of next summer. "When the Fed eventually begins to raise the [federal] funds rate next year, that in our view is not the death knell of this rally...More >>
  • Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified, Died from Self-inflicted Gunshot Wound

    Sunday, August 24 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-24 20:27:24 GMT
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...More >>
    A suspect is dead after an officer involved shooting happened around 4:30 Saturday afternoon.McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara says two Sheriff's deputies were involved in the shooting and are okay. The shooting happened near the overpass of Hwy. 77 and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Waco where MLK turns into a dead end. The Sheriff's Dept. has requested assistance from the Texas Rangers to investigate the incident. Traffic is being blocked on both sides of Hwy. 77 overpass.This...More >>
  • McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

    Sunday, August 24 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-08-24 17:35:31 GMT
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.More >>
    On Monday morning thousands of children will be going back to school. But for kids in foster care the first day can be overwhelming and embarrassing.So the McLennan County Child Protective Services is doing all they can to make sure their 300 kids are ready for the opening bell.
    More >>
  • Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Texas Police Chief Gunned Down During Traffic Stop

    Sunday, August 24 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-24 16:42:25 GMT
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    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
    ELMENDORF, Texas -- Elmendorf chief of police Michael Pimentel died Saturday as a result of gunshot wounds he suffered in the far southeast part of Bexar County.A witness told KENS 5 she saw Pimentel go down in the middle of the street after being shot by a young resident of the small city. The woman, named Jennifer, said the pair got into some sort of altercation before three shots were fired.The officer, who was in his 60s, was eventually transported to University Hospital via Ai...More >>
  • Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Soldiers and Families Win School Supplies, Mingle with Others Facing Challenges

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:46:38 GMT
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.More >>
    (KCEN) Soldiers on post are getting ready for back to school, and Friday some had a chance to win school supplies. It was a get-together for the Warrior Transition Unit, a unit for wounded, ill, and injured soldiers.More >>
  • Temple School Zone Improvements

    Temple School Zone Improvements

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-23 16:20:52 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The first day of school is right around the corner and kids in Temple may notice changes to their school zones on Monday. The improvements were made to zones on Tarver and South Pea Ridge Road.New overhead signage is more visible for drivers. They have four flashing lights and a reminder to slow down and put away cell phones. Sidewalks and bike lanes were also re-painted and widened to give children for distance from the cars. Public Works Director Nicole Torralva says the city work...More >>
  • Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Defense Department Nixes Ice Bucket Challenges for Soldiers in Uniform

    Saturday, August 23 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:12:45 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.More >>
    Fort Hood soldiers have been told they cannot undergo the ALS ice bucket challenge, at least not in uniform. III Corps and Fort Hood posted on Facebook late Thursday night that the ice bucket challenge was forbidden for uniformed service members.
    More >>
  • SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over McGregor Facilities

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:10:28 GMT
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopperMore >>
    There were reports of a rocket exploding over the SpaceX early Friday afternoon. McGregor Chief of Police Steve Foster said this was an isolated incident and SpaceX was dealing with the incident internally. Reports of a grasshopper More >>
  • Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:33 GMT
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.More >>
    (GHOLSON) -- Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a brush fire in Gholson, northeast of Waco. It's off Pleasant Road.The fire departments involved include Waco, Elmont, West and Ross volunteer firefighters. We're told they are calling for aid because of the heat.This story will be updated as we get more information.More >>
  • Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Belton Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting a Child

    Friday, August 22 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:42:53 GMT
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.More >>
    (BELL COUNTY) -- The Bell County Sheriff's Department says a man accused of sexually assaulting a child turned himself into deputies and is now in the Bell County Jail.Geary Glyn Shull, 30, faces a charge of Aggravated Sexual Assault. It comes after the Bell Co. Sheriff's Special Crimes Unit received a report of a sexual assault near Belton. An arrest warrant was issued for Shull's arrest on August 20th and he turned himself in on August 22nd. His bond was set at $50,000.More >>
  • Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Manziel's Finger Costs Him $12,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:31:09 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel's parting gift for losing out on the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback job? How about a $12,000 fine.That's how much the NFL fined Manziel for being caught making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline Monday night, a person with knowledge of the fine told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the fine hadn't been announced.It was a rough night all around for Manziel, the much-hyped first-round draf...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Gov. Rick Perry's Attorneys will File Motion to Dismiss

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:56:08 GMT
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
    (KVUE) -- An attorney for Gov. Rick Perry and the special prosecutor leading the criminal case against the governor met with the judge on Friday.Perry's lawyers said they intend to file a motion to dismiss the case next week. The legal team said it would challenge the constitutionality of the indictment.Perry did not attend the hearing scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday. His legal team filed a waiver of arraignment prior to the hearing so the governor would be free to take a scheduled trip to New Ha...More >>
  • Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Harry Reid Apologizes for Asian Comments

    Friday, August 22 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 17:47:40 GMT
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...More >>
    (USA Today) -- The Senate majority leader is famous for his occasional impolitic comment — like whenhe suggested he could smell the sweaty tourists coming into the Capitol Building in the summer.Now he has been caught on tape poking fun at Asian-Americans. Reid said the “Asian population is so productive…I don't think you're smarter than everybody else, but you've convinced a lot of us you are.”The video also shows Reid being introduced to a mannamed Terry Wong and responding, “One problem I'...More >>
  • Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Fund for Police Officer Darren Wilson Reaches $200,000

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:32:02 GMT
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
    (NBC) -- A crowd funding site created this week to support Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson and his family continues to grow, despite a considerable amount of negative comments and requests to remove the page. Created on Monday on the site GoFundMe, the campaign had raised over $200,000 and the goal was raised to $250,000 as of Friday morning in support of Wilson, who shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. But the page also remains littered with negative ...More >>
  • Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Five Apps to Make Your Phone Multi-Task

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:59:31 GMT
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
    (USA Today) -- If you can dream it, there is an app for that. There are approximately 1.2 million apps in the Apple store and, interestingly, just about the same number in the Google Play store that powers Android gadgets.Much like any other crowd, there are certain ones that stand out. They challenge the norm. People who think outside the box created them. I've created list of the latest apps that use your smartphone or tablet in a way you can hardly believe.INSTANT LANGUAGE TRANSLATOROne of...More >>
  • Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Kidnapped Journalist's Parents Received Email from ISIS before His Death

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:12:58 GMT
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
    (USA Today) -- New details are emerging surrounding the kidnapping and attempted military rescue of American journalist James Foley, whose beheading by the militant group Islamic State was revealed in a chilling video posted to the Internet this week.The head of GlobalPost -- the U.S.-based online publication Foley was working for when he was abducted in 2012 says Islamic extremists demanded 100 million Euros ($132.5 million) for Foley's freedom. They also e-mailed Foley's family directly day...More >>
  • Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Robin Williams' Ashes Scattered in San Francisco Bay

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:44 GMT
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...More >>
    (CNN) -- Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later. It also says the cause of death is "pending investigation." According to Marin County Assistant Deputy Chief Coroner Lt. Keith Boyd, inves...More >>
  • Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Lott Fire Sends Dentist To Early Retirement

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:31:31 GMT
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...More >>
    (KCEN) “There's nothing you can salvage out of it.” A blunt but honest assessment, as Dr. David Shore looks at what used to be his dental office. “I can't believe it,” said Shore. “It's just gutted, there's nothing there.” On Wednesday night, a fire destroyed over 30-years of memories for the only dental practice in Lott. The city's volunteer fire department was called out to Gassaway Avenue at 9:45 p.m. after a passerby saw smoke coming out of the dental office. Soon smoke was seen coming f...More >>
  • Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Baylor's Ken Starr Just Latest Big Name to Take Ice Bucket Challenge

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:59:44 GMT
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.More >>
    (KCEN) -- There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge. It's sweeping through social media, and the viral fundraiser is making stops at some of central Texas' most well-known names.More >>
  • Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Texas Police Officer Arrested in Possession of 400 Grams of Cocaine

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:38:09 GMT
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.More >>
    A Houston police officer was arrested after deputies say she was found in possession of 400 grams of cocaine Tuesday in Montgomery County.Jasmine Renee Bonner, 26, of Humble, is charged with possess with intent to deliver/manufacture controlled substance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.The Houston Police Department stated Thursday afternoon that Bonner has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.More >>
  • Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Texas Softball Coach Charged with Sexually Assaulting Special Needs Child

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:01:58 GMT
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...More >>
    A 69-year-old softball coach has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old on his special needs team.The child's parents reported their daughter had been assaulted multiple times by her assistant softball coach, Warren Doyle. She has been on the team for four years but the assaults began earlier this month while at a softball tournament in Burleson, Texas and continued when they returned to Baytown.Doyle has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assau...More >>
  • Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Record-Sized Freshmen Class Moves Into Baylor Dorms

    Thursday, August 21 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 18:40:49 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Baylor Bears are back in town.It was move-in day for a record breaking class of freshmen.More than 3,600 students from all over the country will now call Central Texas home. Move-in week at Baylor looks a lot like a pep rally. Incoming freshmen like Margeaux Dittrich say that's exactly why they chose the school. "Overall, I just felt like the community is just such a welcoming environment and everyone is so kind here," she said. Of course there are some nerves too, leaving mom a...More >>
  • U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    U.S. Ebola Patients Discharged; Pose No Public Risk

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:19:10 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Two American aid workers treated for Ebola are scheduled to be released from an Atlanta hospital today.Emory University Hospital announced early Thursday that it will discuss their discharge.Bruce Ribner, medical director of the hospital's Infectious Disease Unit, will talk about the decision to release the patients during a press conference at 11 a.m. ET.The hospital said one of the patients, Kent Brantly, will be present at the conference and is expected to make a statement. ...More >>
  • 'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    'The Voice of Baylor': A Tour of the Carillon Bells with the Woman Who Plays Them

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:34:24 GMT
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.More >>
    (KCEN) -- It's an iconic sight on Baylor's campus: Pat Neff Hall. It's so iconic, in fact, it graces the university's official logo Carillon bells have been ringing at the top of the building since the ‘80s.
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  • Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Customer Finds Live Rat in Killeen Restaurant

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:44:18 GMT
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...More >>
    A rat in a Killeen restaurant has customers demanding the problem be addressed.People eating at the CiCi's Pizza on South Fort Hood Street over the weekend came across one of the rodents.It happened Saturday when a group of customers were just sitting down to enjoy their meal. One of them caught movement out of the corner of their eye. And what that person found, sent people back to counter for a refund.It wasn't Kristy Campbell's first time to eat at CiCi's Pizza in Killeen, but it...More >>
  • Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Fire Damages Several Lott Businesses

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-21 04:44:49 GMT
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...More >>
    (KCEN)— Fire and smoke damaged several Lott businesses Wednesday night. The fire broke out just after 9:45 p.m. on Gassaway Street. A police officer and several witnesses say the fire started inside a dentist office. Originally the fire was reported at a church on Walnut Street. Heavy smoke was coming out of the front door and roof of Dr. Shore's dentist office. Soon smoke was seen spreading to surrounding businesses, including an antique and appliance store. Several agencies including the Lo...More >>
  • Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo August 29-31

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:04:25 GMT
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
    The Central Texas State Fair and Rodeo kicks off next Friday.And fair organizers are gearing up for big crowds.They are expecting way more than the 30,000 visitors. The fair will have a lot to offer including rides, vendors, shopping, and of course the PBR Rodeo. And music fans you won't be let down; Wade Bowen, Kevin Fowler, The Casey Danhew Band and Grupo Siggno are just some acts taking the stage.Event organizers also filled us in on some news additions to this years fair."Well,...More >>
  • First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    First Investors Fined $2.75M for Credit Errors

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-08-20 20:31:13 GMT
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
     A Texas company that provides auto loans to subprime borrowers was fined $2.75 million Wednesday for distorting customers' credit records for three years, potentially harming tens of thousands of consumers.The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureauimposed the fine against First Investors Financial Services Group after an investigation showed officials of the Houston-based firm knew their computer system was sending inaccurate information to credit reporting agencies, but ...More >>
  • 'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    'Purge Night' Threats Concern Texas Residents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:11:44 GMT
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
    Thieves and murderers running the streets for one night of violence with no one stopping them, that's the premise of the movie "The Purge." But now posts circulating on social media are calling to bring the big screen to life, threatening a "purge night" in Texas on August 29th."That there were some cities being called out for the purge and that it was gonna be in The Woodlands," said The Woodlands Resident Iliana Sotiriou, describing the posts she's seen.The posts name more towns u...More >>
  • City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    City of Belton Demolishing Low-Water Crossings

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:37:56 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
    (KCEN) -- The city of Belton is making big improvements to the Nolan Creek trail and they're demolishing two low-water crossings to make the area safer. One near city hall has already been removed and Burton's Crossing is next.The areas have been a headache for city workers because rainfall sends brush and debris rushing down the creek. Flooding has been another issue after storms, particularly at the crossing downtown. City of Belton public information officer Paul Romer says without the cro...More >>
  • Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Dad of 'Affluenza' Teen Accused of Impersonating Police

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:33:09 GMT
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
    The father of Ethan Couch, the 16-year-old who gained national attention for using the "affluenza" defense in court and then receiving probation after killing four in a drunken-driving accident, has been arrested in Texas for allegedly impersonating a police officer.Authorities in North Richland Hills, a Fort Worth suburb, arrested Frederick Anthony Couch on Tuesday, saying he posed as a Lakeside reserve officer at the scene of a disturbance call July 28, reports WFAA.Police sa...More >>
  • I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    I-35 Safety Ad Campaign Targeted to Central Texas Construction Zones

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:02:49 GMT
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.More >>
    (KCEN) – It's become a way of life: dealing with traffic in construction zones on I-35. But now TxDOT is trying to make that way of life a little safer. It's a statewide safety campaign called “Be safe. Drive Smart,” but a main focus for the agency is right here in central Texas.
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  • Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Gov. Rick Perry Defiant in the Face of Booking on Two Felony Charges

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-19 22:45:50 GMT
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
    (CNN) -- A defiant Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was booked on Tuesday on two felony charges related to his handling of a local political controversy. Perry voluntarily appeared at the Travis County Court to be fingerprinted and to have his mug shot taken. "I'm going to enter this courthouse with my head held high knowing that the actions I took were not only lawful and legal but right," Perry told reporters. "I'm going to fight this injustice with every fibe...More >>
  • Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Man Arrested after Setting Neighbor's House on Fire, Shooting at Police in Hill County

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:29:07 GMT
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...More >>
    On Monday August 18, 2104, at approximately 1900 hours, deputies from the Hill County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers responded to a disturbance of a man threatening a neighbor with a handgun. Witnesses reported that the suspect, Robert Evans, W/M, 62 years of age, had threatened a female neighbor and pointed a weapon at her. It was reported that he fled into a nearby wooded area where he concealed himself among the brush. After the neighbor fled her residence, the suspect returned to ...More >>
  • Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Police Investigate Double Homicide in Central Texas

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:14:37 GMT
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...More >>
    Police are investigating a double homicide in Burnet, Texas, officials said Tuesday afternoon.Officials responded to a "welfare concern" call around 6 a.m. Tuesday at a house off County Road 340, south of the intersection of Highway 29 and U.S. 281. Police were on their way to the house when they received another call saying two bodies were reportedly located at the same location.Upon arrival, deputies found two males who appeared to have suffered multiple gunshot woun...More >>
  • Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Reports: Rick Perry to Turn Himself in Tuesday Afternoon

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:58:44 GMT
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...More >>
    (KVUE) AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry's legal team has confirmed to KVUE's partners at CNN that Perry will turn himself in around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.Perry's lead attorney, Tony Buzbee, says the governor will speak to the press before he goes in to the criminal justice center and after he comes out."This is a complete waste of time and money, but he will do everything everyone else would have to do [in this situation]," Buzbee said.Sheriff's deputies will take the governor's mugshot and fingerprints...More >>
  • Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Council Members Hope to Ban Housing Immigrants in Killeen

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-08-19 17:40:17 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."More >>
    (KCEN) -- Killeen wants to ban undocumented immigrants from staying in the city.That's according to a resolution from Councilmember At-Large Jonathon Okray.Okray proposed the resolution on August 6 in hopes that it can be brought up during Tuesday's workshop.In the resolution, he states that, "the citizens of Killeen Texas are greatly concerned regarding the ongoing massive influx of illegal aliens seeking unauthorized entry to the United States."More >>
  • Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Water Main Break in McGregor Shuts Off Water, Residents Under Boil Water Notice

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:49:39 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Residents in McGregor were without water after a water main break on Tuesday.It happened around midnight on Tuesday on 10th and Monroe Street.City crews worked through the night and into Tuesday morning to get the water back on. They were finally able to do so around 10 a.m. Tuesday.Residents were urged to boil their water for 24 hours due to safety precautions.More >>
  • The Most Honest City In America Is...

    The Most Honest City In America Is...

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:25:13 GMT
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
    Gosh, we're honest. And getting more so. Some 95% of people spread across 60 locations in 50 states, faced with a choice to be honest or not, paid their dollar at an honor-system street rack for Honest Tea this year.That's up from 92% last year in the same Honest Tea experiment in the U.S., dubbed the National Honesty Index.Honest Tea will release the survey Tuesday, but gave USA TODAY a first look. The results come at a time when honesty, particularly in accusations aim...More >>
  • Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Texas Today Team Does Ice Bucket Challenge

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:03:20 GMT
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
    The Texas Today team accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge on Monday.On Friday, KCEN anchor Nikki Laurenzo and Sports Director Pierre Noujaim accepted the challenge from ESPN Central Texas. Once they accepted, they then challenged the Texas Today crew.The viral challenge, where people dump a bucket of ice water over their head, kicked off earlier this year, and is helping to raise awareness for ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Once completed, participants then challenge three others ...More >>
  • Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Gov. Rick Perry Arraignment Date Set

    Monday, August 18 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 00:54:10 GMT
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...More >>
    AUSTIN -- A state district judge set an arraignment date for Gov. Rick Perry, officials said Monday.District Judge Burt Richardson set the arraignment for Aug. 29.Defense attorneys can file a motion to have the indictment thrown out, which would delay a trial or seek to have a trial within the next 90 days.A Travis County grand jury indicted the governor on felony charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant on Friday. Last year, Perry vetoed $7.5 million i...More >>
  • I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    I Lived in my Car Freshman Year: A Success Story

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:46:59 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA Today/Colin AshbyPhoto Courtesy USA Today/Colin Ashby
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...More >>
    It all started when I prepared to attend Texas State University for the fall semester.I glanced at the financial aid award letter for the eighth time. After the tuition bill for my classes had come and gone, I was left with nothing but a few hundred bucks in my bank account. I had no money or aid to pay for the dorm room most students anticipate having for their freshman year.The day of move-in, I wandered around campus not sure of what to do. Hoards of students posted Facebook...More >>
  • Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Fried Sriracha Balls, Funnel Cake Beer Among State Fair Finalists

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:15:57 GMT
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...More >>
    (KVUE) -- The State Fair of Texas announced the newest deep fried creations vying for the coveted Big Tex Choice Awards Monday, including options that are sweet, spicy and even boozy, in one case.The competition, which began in 2005, picks the most creative and best tasting options from the fair vendors' newest concoctions each year. Last year, Fried Thanksgiving Dinner took the title for most creative while the Fried Cuban Roll won best tasting.The contestants presented their creations to th...More >>
  • Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Hospital Network Hacked, 4.5 million Records Stolen

    Monday, August 18 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-18 18:53:31 GMT
    Photo Courtesy CNNPhoto Courtesy CNN
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
    Community Health Systems, which operates 206 hospitals across the United States, announced on Monday that hackers recently broke into its computers and stole data on 4.5 million patients. Hackers have gained access to their names, Social Security numbers, physical addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers. Anyone who received treatment from a network-owned hospital in the last five years -- or was merely referred there by an outside doctor -- is affected.The large data breach ...More >>
  • 5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    5,000 Teachers Meet To Focus On Poverty, College Readiness

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:36:54 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Kids will head back to the classroom next week, but 5,000 local teachers took a break from preparations on Monday to focus on an important issue. 59% of students in Central Texas are categorized below poverty level. That means a family of four is living on an annual income of $23,850 or less.Teachers from 45 districts packed into Baylor's Ferrell Center with the hope of learning how to encourage these kids and get them on track for college. Rosebud-Lott Middle School teacher Shanna ...More >>
  • Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Texas Group Forms Special Needs Cheer Squad

    Monday, August 18 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-18 17:11:28 GMT
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...More >>
    (CNN) -- There is a new cheerleading squad in Texas and they're ready to take on the competition. "Inspire Twisters" are a group of special needs children learning to cheer. The squad held their first practice on Sunday. Special needs children came from across east Texas to participate. One mother explains what this means for her daughter."She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but this is going to be amazing for her and ...More >>
  • Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Baylor Announces App for In-Game Replays on Mobile Devices

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:58 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
    (KCEN) -- Calling it the "first of its kind in college athletics," Baylor University and developers announced Monday a new mobile app for use during football games.Backed up by a new "robust" wi-fi network in the stadium, the app, called Baylor In-Game, will allow fans in the stands to watch instant replays from multiple angles on their mobile devices during the game.The app is available for download now, but the replays will only be available to people on the stadium's network at games.The d...More >>
  • Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Baylor University’s McLane Stadium Features Extreme Networks Wi-Fi and Baylor In-Game App by YinzCam to Boost Fan Experience

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:20:05 GMT
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
    #BaylorInGame VIDEO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE AT http://files.yinzcam.com/videos/baylor.mp4 WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2014) — Baylor University, Baylor Athletics, Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) and YinzCam today announced that the University's new $260 million on-campus McLane Stadium, with a capacity of 45,000, has been outfitted with a robust Wi-Fi network and custom mobile applications that will enhance the in-game fan experience like never before. Officials from Baylor, Extrem...More >>
  • Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Two Men Rescued From Drainage Ditch

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-08-18 15:06:50 GMT
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.More >>
    (KCEN) -- Two men are safe after being swept away by flood waters on Sunday.Two homeless men were swept away by flood waters in a drainage ditch Sunday evening.The men had been sleeping in the runoff area. Flash flooding quickly filled the area. One man did have a cell phone and was able to call police to be rescued. The Waco Fire Department dropped a ladder into the drainage area and the two men were recovered without injury. One was taken to Providence Hospital but was said to be okay.More >>
  • Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Man Found in Reservoir Identified

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:42:02 GMT
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
    (KCEN) -- The Mart man that was found has been identified.Sixty-one-year-old David Lee Connally was found dead in the Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir on Sunday morning.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said officials were notified of Connally missing late on Saturday.There is no suspicion of foul play at this time.The body was sent to Dallas for autopsy.More >>
  • Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Second Positive Case of West Nile Confirmed in Central Texas

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:20:06 GMT
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
     The second positive case of West Nile Virus in 2014 has been confirmed in Central Texas.Mosquitoes collected by the Brazos County Health Department on August 5 tested positive for West Nile.The positive mosquito site was on May Street in Bryan.Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites:• Drain standing water around the house, including tires, cans, flowerpots, rain gutters, buckets, wading pools, puddles, etc. Trim grass and shrubs and do not over water lawns and gardens.• Wear in...More >>
  • UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    UPDATE: Storms pummel through McLennan County

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:57:09 GMT
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.More >>
    A flood advisory is in effect for McLennan County.2 inches of rain has been reported in Hewitt.Heavy flooding has been reported on the I-35 access road between Hewitt and Lorena.At low water crossings: Turn around, don't drown.More >>
  • Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Mart man goes missing, found dead Sunday morning

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:01:07 GMT
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
    A Mart man was reported missing Saturday night and was found dead in Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir this morning around 8:30.McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon says officials were notified of the missing man last night around 10.More >>
  • Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Veteran told he's dead, owes money to government

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:03:57 GMT
    Photo Courtesy USA TodayPhoto Courtesy USA Today
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...More >>
    AUSTIN -- Imagine getting a letter that said you're dead, and your family owes the government a lot of money.A man in Austin received that letter. He is trying to prove to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he's very much alive.Life has always been simple for 59-year-old Charles Hubbard but "death?" Not so much."I "died" on Jan. 15 of this year," he said.The Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam War said he learned about his untimely demise in a letter from the VA.That let...More >>
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