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  • One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    One Dead in Police Shooting Near Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:26:39 GMT
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
    (USA Today) FERGUSON, Mo. — Schools are closed for a second week. Tear gas canisters and other debris often litter the streets. Businesses are struggling.The 10 days of protests and violence are taking their toll on this normally quiet city of 21,000 people 12 miles from St. Louis."This has to stop," Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson said Tuesday.Johnson is charged with bringing peace to a city torn apart by violence since Michael Brown, 18, was fatally shot by a Ferguson police off...More >>
  • 2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    2 Calif. Students Arrested in Alleged School Shooting Plot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:39:20 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Police in South Pasadena, Calif., have arrested two students on suspicion of planning to kill three staff members and as many classmates as possible in a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.Sgt. Brian Solinsky said in a statement that school officials became aware of suspicious behavior by the pair last week and contacted law enforcement authorities.Police said one of the students was arrested Monday without incident at his home, but the second, a male, allegedly tried ...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 >>
  • Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

    Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:49 GMT
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
    One Maine man had a sense of humor when he reported to jail August 8.Robert Burt, 19, was arrested on an OUI charge June 14. He was booked and had a mug shot taken. As part of a plea agreement, the court sentenced him to two days in jail.When he reported to the Somerset County Jail August 8, he was wearing a shirt with his previous mug shot on it and the phrase "Family Reunion 8/8 - 8/10/2014" which is the days he served.The Somerset County Jail said their phones have been ringing o...More >>
  • Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Johnny Manziel Gave Washington Bench the Middle Finger

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:56:48 GMT
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...More >>
    (USA Today) -- Johnny Manziel clearly wasn't too amused with the players on the Washington bench Monday night.After throwing an incomplete pass near the Washington sideline late in the third quarter, Manziel raised a middle finger as he jogged back to the Cleveland huddle. The gesture was clearly captured by ESPN's cameras.Manziel threw his first NFL touchdown pass later on the drive, but expect Manziel's middle finger to generate as much buzz as that fourth-quarter pass.Browns coach Mike Pet...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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    UPDATE: Temple Woman's Body Found On Side Of Road

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:50:25 GMT
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. More >>
     A body was found Thursday morning in Bell County. 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 >>
  • Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Bell County Sheriff's Department Arrests Seven Burglary Suspects

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:38:46 GMT
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...More >>
    (KCEN) ---The Bell County Sheriff's Department has made several burglary arrests.Investigators have arrested seven suspects, wanted for burglaries throughout the county.Some of the crimes date back to January of this year. The Bell County Sheriff's Department released a list of the suspects taken into custody : · Lane Andrew Pickle, age 27, US Army Fort Hood Texas. Burglary of a Habitation. Warrant issued and bond set at $100,000.00 by Justice of the Peace Ted Duffield. Pickle remains in the ...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 >>
  • Witnesses To Michael Brown's Shooting Detail His Last Minutes

    Witnesses To Michael Brown's Shooting Detail His Last Minutes

    Thursday, August 14 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-08-14 15:42:29 GMT
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- While Michael Brown appeared to tussle with an officer before he was shot dead, he didn't enter the police cruiser as authorities claim he did, two witnesses told CNN.The women's accounts corroborate that of a previous witness, all three of whom said the officer fatally shot the unarmed teen.Police have said the black 18-year-old died in a dangerous struggle after trying to grab the officer's weapon. Not so, say the witnesses."It looked as if Michael was pushing of...More >>
    Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- While Michael Brown appeared to tussle with an officer before he was shot dead, he didn't enter the police cruiser as authorities claim he did, two witnesses told CNN.The women's accounts corroborate that of a previous witness, all three of whom said the officer fatally shot the unarmed teen.Police have said the black 18-year-old died in a dangerous struggle after trying to grab the officer's weapon. Not so, say the witnesses."It looked as if Michael was pushing of...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 >>
  • More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood

    More Civilian Jobs Could be Cut at Fort Hood

    Monday, August 18 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:20:06 GMT
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...More >>
    (KCEN) – As budget cuts continue to loom over the Defense Department and fewer soldiers are being deployed with the drawdown, the Army has requested to cut about 500 civilian jobs by the end of the year. Of those, 160 workers would be from Fort Hood. Bill Parry with the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance says congress has 45 days to take action on the reduction request, and if they approve – which he believes they will – those Department of Army civilian workers cut would leave by January 15th w...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 >>
  • Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child

    Having a Kid? It'll Now Cost You This Much to Raise the Child

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:46:06 GMT
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>
    $245,340. That's the magic number for how much it will cost a middle-income American family, on average, to raise a child born in 2013 until he or she becomes an adult. And families living in the Northeast will be taking on a greater burden, according to a report out Monday. Those costs — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year, the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report said. As in the past, families ...More >>