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2 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Police catch two juveniles who escaped from detention center

Police were able to catch two juveniles who escaped from the McLennan County Juvenile Detention Center Sunday night.

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2 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Man on probation cuts ankle monitor, then drives to Arkansas in RV

A man on probation, who was wearing an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, has been arrested after cutting off the ankle monitor and taking it with him as he drove to Arkansas in an RV.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Waco PD gets training for river safety by McLane Stadium

Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens are treating Baylor's first game at McLane Stadium like it's 4th of July on the Brazos river.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Waco, TX

KWTX

Good Morning

Good morning, it's Friday, August 29, the 241st day of 2014. There are 124 days left in the year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Axtell, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Police: Man cuts woman's neck after she refused his advances

A 54-year-old Waco man is being held on a $250,000 bond in connection with the assault of a woman who had her neck cut in Bellmead after she reportedly refused his advances.

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Related Topix: Waco, TX, Bellmead, TX

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KWTX

Local Woman Who Left Toddler In Hot Car Sentenced

A McLennan County woman was sentenced Tuesday to probation after she pleaded guilty earlier to leaving a toddler in a hot car and to a forgery charge.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KWTX

Another Jury Scam Surfaces In Central Texas

Another round of jury scams has been reported in the McLennan and Falls County areas, McLennan County District Clerk Karen Matkin said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Falls County, TX

Mon Aug 25, 2014

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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Related Topix: Waco, TX

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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Related Topix: Waco, TX, China Spring, TX

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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Related Topix: Waco, TX

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Click2Houston

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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Related Topix: Waco, TX

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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Related Topix: Waco, TX

KCEN

McLennan County CPS Helps Kids Get Back to School

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.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Sat Aug 23, 2014

KWTX

One Person Killed In Shootout With McLennan County Deputies

Sunshine, heat, and humidity will continue to be the story this weekend! Highs around 100 with light southerly winds expected.

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Related Topix: Bellmead, TX, Marlin, TX

KWTX

Former Justice Of The Peace Name In Federal Complaint

Former McLennan County Justice of the Peace Jean Laster Boone, who resigned her office after she was caught up in a mileage scam to defraud the county, has now been named in a federal complaint that charges theft from the Social Security Administration.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance

Fri Aug 22, 2014

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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Related Topix: Gholson, TX, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Waco, TX

Thu Aug 21, 2014

KCEN

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

There's no doubt you haven't seen it on your Facebook page: the ALS ice bucket challenge.

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Related Topix: George Bush, Waco, TX

Hillsboro Reporter

Shots Fired At Deputies, Helicopter

A 62-year-old Covington man was taken into custody early Tuesday morning, August 19, but not before he fired shots at a Department of Public Safety helicopter and law enforcement officers and allegedly set fire to a neighbor's home.

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Related Topix: Covington, TX, Fire, Hill County, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

KWTX

Man Arrested For Exploiting Elderly In Craigslist Scam

A Waco man had bonded out Wednesday from the McLennan County Jail after he was arrested for exploiting an elderly person through a Craigslist scam.

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Related Topix: Waco, TX, Bell County, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KCEN

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

A man was arrested after he threatened his neighbor with a gun, set her house on fire, and then shot at police.

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