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Waco, Texas is located in McLennan County. Zip codes in Waco, TX include 76706, 76799, and 76716. The median home price in Waco is $149,900. More Waco information.

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3 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Bridge next to McLane Stadium to be lit up

The City of Waco and Baylor are going all out for the upcoming Baylor football season as plans continue to light the new bridge next to McLane Stadium.

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7 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

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Thousands of Texans get caught in the cycle of payday and auto title lenders every year and now one local group is taking a stand with a call to action for city and state leaders.

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12 hrs ago | The Edgefield Advertiser

Islam Is Not Our Enemy

Like so many Americans, I was appalled by the reports of the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, at the hands of the self-styled "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" .

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Tue Aug 26, 2014
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KWTX

Texas Man Deliberately Ruined His $1 Million Car, Authorities Say

Andy Lee House, 39, of Lufkin, who authorities say admitted that he deliberately drove his $1 million car into Gulf waters so that he could collect insurance on the vehicle, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal authorities said Tuesday.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Man accused of trying to pull woman through car window

Police have arrested a man accused of grabbing a woman through a car window and trying to drag her out of the car.

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The Big Apple

Spine of Texas

Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce The Big Apple , a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano.

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KWBU-TV Waco

Waco PD Seeks More Diversity on Police Force

One large debate circling around the shooting death of a black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focuses on the racial makeup of police forces.

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KWTX

Area City Judge Resigns Amid Investigation

Madolyn Johnson, who was placed on paid administrative leave from her post as municipal judge in Valley Mills, turned in her resignation Monday amid an investigation into her office.

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KWTX

Early-Morning House Explosion Injures Woman, 5 Children

A natural gas leak is suspected as the cause of a house explosion early Tuesday in Dallas that injured a woman and her five children.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

KWTX

Army Identifies Soldier Who Died In Afghanistan

The Department of Defense has released the name of a Fort Hood Soldier who died as a result from a non-combat related incident Aug. 22 in Gardez, Afghanistan.

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KWTX

Sliver Alert Issued For Missing West Man

McLennan County Sheriff's deputies were searching Monday for Joseph LaVerne Mapes, 78, who had been missing since early Monday morning and who has been diagnosed with a Cognitive Impairment, a Silver Alert issued Monday afternoon said.

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KWTX

Waco Man Sentenced For Aggravated Assault Against Public Servant

A Waco man was sentenced to three 25-year prison terms plus 2 years in state jail after he pleaded guilty earlier to aggravated assault against a public servant.

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KWTX

Waco Man Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Child

A Waco man was held Monday in the McLennan County Jail after he was arrested on Sunday for sexual assault of a child.

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KWTX

Virginia Army Post On Lock Down After Shooting

According to Fort Lee's verified Twitter account, the base has been put on lockdown and personnel there have been told to act active shooter protocols.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Hillsboro Reporter

Forgery Suspect Attempts To Flee Police

A suspect who tried to pass a fraudulent check at a downtown Hillsboro bank was apprehended after a foot chase Thursday afternoon, August 21. Hillsboro police were called to First National Bank of Central Texas on East Elm Street about 4:35 p.m. A man walked up to the drive-through window and presented a City of Waco payroll check in the amount of ... (more)

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KXXV-TV Waco

1 dead in highway gunfire with sheriff's deputies

Authorities say one person has died during an exchange of gunfire with sheriff's deputies north of Waco on U.S. Business 77. McLennan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Matt Cawthon tells the Waco Herald-Tribune that deputies on Saturday were trying to pull over a vehicle for a suspected traffic violation when the driver wouldn't stop.

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KCEN

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

The man who died in Saturday's officer involved shooting in Waco has been identified as 58 year old Donald Gene Easter.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WAVE-TV Louisville

SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

An unmanned SpaceX spacecraft exploded in the air at its testing site 32 miles southeast of Waco, TX on Friday.

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KCEN

Multiple Agencies Fighting Brush Fire in Gholson

UPDATE: The fire was started by a controlled burn. The McLennan County Sheriff's Department is using its helicopter to keep an eye on the direction it is going.

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Durant Daily Democrat

Man charged with lewd molestation

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Cartwright man charged with fondling a 5-year-old girl.

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