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Friday Jul 18 | KCEN

String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

The Bell County Sheriff's Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening.

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Friday Jul 18 | KXXV-TV Waco

Man Dies After Shootout with Bell County Deputies

A man died near Belton following a shootout with Bell County Sheriff's Department deputies Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Construction crew may not have had permits before damaging water line in Bell County

A Pursur Construction company crew may not have had permits before they dug and struck a water main just outside Belton Saturday.

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Related Topix: Temple, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KCEN

Belton 'R U Ok' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

It's a simple phone call, it can save a lifea and the best part, it's FREE. The program is called "R U OK?" and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

KXXV-TV Waco

Boil water order lifted for Bell County cities and Fort Hood

Fort Hood officials have lifted a boil water order after tests concluded the post's water supplies are safe for consumption.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX, Belton, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KCEN

Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district's own property.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX

KCEN

Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Non-essential personnel at Fort Hood ordered to stay home Monday

Fort Hood commanders have ordered only key and essential personnel to report for duty Monday due to a break in the base's water supply.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Copperas Cove, TX, Killeen, TX

Click2Houston

Fort Hood asks water customers to limit use

Fort Hood has urged customers to limit water use to essential activities after supply from the main water line was interrupted.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX

KWTX

Bell County Cities Implement Emergency Water Conservation Measures

Looks sunny and hot, with above normal highs, for the rest of the weekend into Monday.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Bell CO officials ask cities to conserve water after transmission line breaks

Bell County officials say a contractor was trenching around 2:00 Saturday afternoon when they ruptured the 48 inch concrete line on Lake Belton at the Water Treatment Plant.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX, Harker Heights, TX, Fort Hood, TX, Killeen, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Suspect pleads not guilty in Texas officer slaying

A Central Texas man has pleaded not guilty in the May fatal shooting of a Killeen police officer who was serving a drug-related warrant.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Austin American-Statesman

Aggravated sexual assault arrest in Bell County

On March 30, 2014 Bell County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported sexual assault on Elm Grove Spur south of Belton.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

KWTX

Bell County Man, 25, Charged In Sexual Assault Of Girl, 13

David Earl Lovato, 25, of Belton was free Thursday on $75,000 bond after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault in an incident involving a 13-year-old girl who sneaked out of her home to attend a party at a lakeside park.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX, Killeen, TX

KXXV-TV Waco

Belton man accused of having sex with 13-year-old

David Earl Lovato faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault after Bell County Sheriff's Investigators presented a case to the Bell County District Attorney's Office on July 7. Bell County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a reported sexual assault on Elm Grove Spur, south of Belton, on March 30. Deputies spoke with a man who told them his ... (more)

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Officials recover body from Central Texas lake

The Bell County Sheriff's Department says the body was found at Belton Lake near Temple around 1 p.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Temple, TX, Killeen, TX

KWTX

Bond Set At $1 Million For Teenager Charged In Deadly Accident

Darrell Wayne Jones, Jr., who was arrested two days after his 18th birthday on a warrant charging criminally negligent homicide stemming from an accident in March that left another teenager dead, remained in the Bell County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bond.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Tue Jul 08, 2014

KWTX

No-Kill Group Seeks Homes For Dozens Of Dogs From Local Breeder

Texas Humane Heroes, a nonprofit, no-kill animal adoption organization, will begin looking for homes Wednesday for some of the 44 dogs rescued from a dog breeder in Bell County who decided to close her business.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Thu Jul 03, 2014

KWTX

Temple Police Officer Injured In Thursday Morning Wreck

Details of his condition were not immediately known but a Department of Public Safety communications officer said Bell County dispatch told her he was taken from the scene by ambulance to Baylor Scott and White Hospital.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

KWTX

Man Charged In Drunken Shooting That Left Girl, 11 Injured

Audley Ricardo Burrell, 41, of Killeen, was in the Bell County Jail Tuesday charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury in connection with a what authorities say was a drunken shooting at a Killeen apartment that left an 11-year-old girl injured.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

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