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Firefighters raise money for a good cause

WACO - Waco firefighters took to the streets to raise money for a noble cause. Their efforts around town work to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All funds are used to send children to summer camps and to help support their fight aga

Board votes not to extend Waco Superintendent's contract

Waco ISD's Superintendent Roland Hernandez time with the district will soon run out. The board voted Wednesday not to extend his contract, which runs out in 2012. Those who voted not to keep Hernandez say they're ready for change.

Health report finds alarming numbers in McLennan County

WACO - New studies from the local health district show an alarming trend in the health of McLennan County residents. The survey found that more than 60% of adults and 40% of children are overweight. The study also found that the number of peopl

Abuse Center sees rise in violence

WACO - The Family Abuse Center says they have been much busier since the economy took a dive two years ago. They say the demand for help has increased by 52% since 2007. Workers say the increased financial burden has triggered a spike in domest

Oil could head to Texas shores

Reports show the oil in the Gulf could end up heading towards Texas. British Petroleum officials are currently trying to find new ways to contain the oil. In the meantime, officials say the spill is moving further to the west. About 5,000 ga

Commissioners consider adding allegiance and prayer to meetings

WACO - McLennan County Commissioners are considering adding the pledge of allegiance into their meetings. Also in consideration, closing their meetings with prayer. No final decision has been made.

National Guard continues to stave off oil

National Guard members in the Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana continue to help try and contain the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The parish currently remains in defense mode trying to protect the shoreline at Shell Beach, Hopedale and Delacroix

Elderly man allegedly robs woman at knifepoint

WACO - An elderly man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a woman at knifepoint and trying to sexually assault her. Police say they arrested the 61-year-old Harold Jefferson Saturday. Officials say the woman knew Jefferson before the attack.

Baylor Student under investigation

WACO — A Baylor student is under investigation for a drug and money laundering scheme with prison inmates. Police suspect 22 year-old Natalie Johnson of supplying drugs to inmates from her apartment off James Avenue. Johnson was scheduled

Fire causes power outage in East Waco

WACO - A fire at an electrical substation cut power to thousands of East Waco residents. The fire was put out but left an estimated 7,800 people without electricity and some stop-lights blinking around town.