Local News

Experts look to private sector to create jobs

The U.S. unemployment rate remained steady at 9.6 percent in September and 8.3 percent here in Texas. While nearly 160,000 government jobs were lost, more focus turns to the private sector for job creation.

Burn bans to promote fire safety

Waco-- The dry weather season is just around the corner. During this time, the city may issue burn bans that are guidelines for the community to follow, in order to prevent wild land fires in the area.

Authorities looking for bank robbers

New information has been released regarding two separate bank robberies in the Killeen area. Police say two men passed notes to bank officials stating they were armed and demanding money.

Gov. Perry speaks out about human trafficking

Human trafficking is a big concern in Texas.

Update on Adam Walsh Act

Waco-- There is an update in regards to a report from yesterday regarding the Adam Walsh Act.

Trial continues for a woman who left a baby in a dumpster

The trial of a woman accused to kidnapping a friend's baby and putting the child in a dumpster continues. 26-year-old Priscilla Mechell pleaded not guilty to aggravated kidnapping, but pleaded guilty to one count of abandoning a child.

McLennan Community College and Tartleton State renew their contract

Waco-- McLennan Community College and Tarleton State renewed their contract yesterday. They have made new additions to the agreement to allow more students to use the program.

UPDATE: Baylor's LaceDarious Dunn's girlfriend says injury was an accident

New details on the case of LaceDarious Dunn. He's a Baylor basketball star who reportedly punched his girlfriend in the jaw.

The city of Bellmead faces major budget cuts

Waco-- The city of Bellmead has taken tremendous budget cuts that affect all aspects of the community, specifically the police department. Police say that less crimes are now being documented, based on the new of reporting an incident.

Waco council on Sex Offender Treatment is against the Adam Walsh Act

Waco-- Waco members of the Texas Council on Sex Offender Treatment are against the Adam Walsh Act for the state of Texas.