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Temple, TX, United States

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Past articles by Baylee:

Killeen Fire breaks down winter weather response

Chief James Kubinski said the two most frequent calls for service are car crashes and falls on the ice. → Read More

Public Utility Commission of Texas and Oncor say downed power lines pose greatest possible threat to electric service

Utility leaders fear that the forecasted ice this week could weigh down powerlines and cause outages. → Read More

Trial begins for former Temple police officer accused of killing Michael Dean

Former Temple police officer, Carmen DeCruz shot Michael Dean during a traffic stop in 2019. → Read More

Central Texas family rescues dog abandoned in backpack

The dachshund was found malnourished, abused and stuffed in a backpack near Old Florence Road in Killeen. → Read More

Interest rate hike will majorly impact credit card debtors, analyst say

Americans total debt load is $16.5 trillion and credit card balances are up 15% over the past year, according to a senior analyst for → Read More

Waco couple celebrates Respect for Marriage Act signing

Hayley and Jessica Voige have been married since 2020. Now, they have a sense of relief and hope this is a start of more equality and acceptance in Central Texas. → Read More

Accused soup thrower's trial postponed, again

Amanda Martinez rejected a plea deal and will face a jury on Dec. 5. → Read More

Talking with the champs: Midway All Stars reflect on Little League Softball World Series win

The Midway Little League All Stars are heading home with a new banner, smiles from ear to ear and the pride that comes with hard work earning the sweet victory! → Read More

Central Texas man arrested after posting photoshoot advertisement in Facebook group

The problem -- law enforcement discovered the man was interested in shooting underage girls nude. → Read More

'Everything I own got stolen' | Baylor graduate's packed U-Haul trailer stolen

The Waco Police Department is investigating after a Baylor graduate's U-Haul trailer was stolen in the 1700 block of S 10th Street early Sunday morning. → Read More

'Texas is not immune': Local detective stresses fight against human trafficking after Dallas teen found in sex ads

Det. Joseph Scaramucci says having the training and tools to combat human trafficking is important for law enforcement and that’s why he helps other departments. → Read More

Killeen teachers, employees see pay raise with new compensation plan

KISD teachers and employees will see a pay increase next year due to the district's school board approving of the largest salary increase in nine years. → Read More

Family, supporters of Melissa Lucio celebrate her execution being halted, including Rep. Brad Buckley

The Republican representative, who is passionate about criminal justice reform, hopes to see Lucio get a new trial. → Read More

'The true foundation is the people': Texas church holds Easter Sunday service after tornado

For the first time since an EF-3 tornado destroyed the church building, members of First Cedar Valley Baptist Church gathered Sunday morning for Easter services. → Read More

Arrest of Central Texas nurse raises concerns about care in nursing facilities

Ashley Bidwell was arrested a week ago after overdosing on morphine and admitting to stealing it from her employer, as a hospice man suffered without his medicine. → Read More

Temple College offering grant money to adults who started college but dropped out before earning a degree or certificate

Temple College is providing a pathway to help get people back on their feet if they started college but dropped out before earning a degree or certificate. → Read More

Waco ISD seniors receive scholarships in honor of domestic violence victim

The Forever Young Scholarship Fund gave out eleven scholarships Sunday in honor of Sakyra Young. → Read More

Central Texas law enforcement agencies switching systems to share records easier

Departments in the new system will be able to get records in real time from agencies across Central Texas. → Read More

Over 200 arrest made | Central Texas officials gather to discuss 'Operation Washout 2.0'

Little information is known about what will be discussed at the conference. However, officials say it is to announce the result of "a multi-agency operation". → Read More

How you can stay safe if you *have* to drive on icy roads during the winter storm

The biggest message: Take your time, don't rush your trip. Deice windows, keep gas half full. → Read More