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Senate to consider smoking ban

The Senate Human Services Committee voted Tuesday, to ban smoking in all public places in Texas, including bars and restaurants.

Annual crime report shows Temple crime down

TEMPLE -- Temple police have released their annual crime report. Overall, crime dropped by 14 percent.

Students spend Spring Break building home with Habitat for Humanity

WACO -- It's Spring Break time for colleges in Central Texas, and you might picture spring breakers on the beach or relaxing at home. However, one group of students is doing the exact opposite; they're building a house.

Teachers protest proposed education budget

The state budget will be finalized by legislators in just over two months. Now, some Central Texas teachers are taking action, and protesting to save education funds.

Man with pistol sexually assaults woman in Cameron park

A woman reported to police Tuesday that she was sexually assaulted at Cameron Park earlier that morning at around 9:00 a.m. 

Waco man kidnaps fiance

WACO -- A woman was kidnapped in Waco early Sunday morning by her fiance. It happened just after 1:00 am at the Old School Club on 19th and Reuter.

Man shot, police search for robbers

WACO -- Police are searching for two robbers who stole a man's car after shooting him. It happened at the Jack-N-The Box on Valley Mills and Bagby just before 2:00 on Saturday morning.

Civil War memorial controversy

BELLMEAD -- Critics say flying the Confederate flag over a new Civil War memorial sends a message of oppression, The Sons of Confederate Veterans say they're just honoring the soldiers, much like reenactments do.

Robbery ends with officer and suspect shot

A robbery in Temple on Sunday left an officer and suspect shot, and the lives of innocent bystanders were put at risk.

Man arrested after kidnapping girlfriend from local club

On Sunday at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers saw a black Dodge pick-up speed away from the parking lot of Old School Club at 19th. and Reuter. Officers saw the vehicle driving recklessly and stopped the truck in the 2400 block of Reuter.