Local News

Bell Co. murder suspect in custody

Bell Co. -- A man extradited to Bell county from Louisiana is facing murder charges.

Homelessness Awareness Week: The costs of poverty

WACO -- There are more than 3.5 million homeless in the U.S., a number that continues to grow in this struggling economy. In McLennan County alone,  nearly a third of the population is living at or below the poverty level.

New psychiatric program saves money while promoting safety

There are approximately 800 psychiatric patients in McLennan county every year, needing inpatient treatment. Unfortunately, the facilities in Waco do not provide enough space for all these patients to get the treatment they need.

Senator Cornyn pushes balanced budget amendment

TEXAS -- Senator John Cornyn was back in Washington D.C. Monday. The Senator is proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution Tuesday at the Republican Conference meeting.

Deadline approaches for federal tax credit for energy efficient upgrades

WACO-- If you're hoping to get a federal tax credit for energy efficiency improvements for your home, it's now or never. The deadline to get the tax incentive is Dec. 31.

Fort Hood Article 32 hearing resumes Monday for Maj. Hasan

FORT HOOD -- Maj. Nidal Hasan returned to court for the Article 32 hearing to determine if he will stand trial for the shooting last year at Fort Hood.

Texas Constitution reorganized by small Waco group

A small group of Waco men have been working for months on reorganizing the Texas Constitution, recently finishing the final draft.

Literacy problems and poverty levels related

Waco-- Local educators say there is a literacy problem among elementary age students, that will affect them as they continue to progress through all levels of education.

Rep. Ken Paxton announces bid for Texas House Speaker

Rep. Ken Paxton of McKinney has announced his bid in the Texas House Speaker race. Paxton who is supported by the Tea Party wants to replace Speaker Joe Straus.

Investigation continues in string of robberies

WACO -- Police are looking for a suspect involved in yet another robbery Friday, adding to the list of at least seven this week.  It happened shortly after 8 a.m.