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Man arrested and accused of having sexual contact with young girl

A Salado man was arrested by Bell County Sheriffs after he was accused of having sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl. Juan Espinoza Villafranco, 37, is charged with indecency with a child.

Local fire hydrant testing may cause water discoloration in households

The Copperas Cove Fire Department will begin testing water pressure from fire hydrants starting on October 23. The testing could cause color discoloration from flowing water in local households. 

Belton PD arrests woman in connection with burglary, 5 people now charged

Belton police have arrested a fifth person in connection to a burglary last week. Khara Leighann Marie Williams-Jackson, 22, of Temple is charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony.

Temporary closure at Miller Springs Park at Lake Belton planned

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake will temporarily close Miller Springs Park, the park area below Belton Dam, beginning November 1, due to construction activities associated with repairs to the Belton Dam stilling basin.

Woman arrested, man hospitalized after Hewitt stabbing

Hewitt police have arrested a woman for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a man with a knife.

Hill County sheriff's office looking for missing man

The Hill County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing man.

Belton police arrest four men for burglary

Belton police have arrested four men and are looking to charge another in connection to a burglary last week.

Early morning officer involved shooting in Bellmead leaves one man dead

A shooting early this morning in Bellmead has left one man dead.

3 Belton ISD schools remain closed for cleaning in light of Ebola scare

Three Belton ISD schools remained closed Friday in order for crews to clean them after officials found two students were on the same flight as the Dallas nurse who has tested positive for Ebola.