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Man on trial allegedly bragged of murder

WACO - A shocking testimony was given in the murder trial of an alleged white supremacist gang member. The Waco Tribune reports Jerry Mack Newland bragged he shot a Bellmead animal control officer, "just to watch him die." A fellow inmate testi

Couple charged with child endangerment

WACO - A Waco couple is charged with felony child endangerment after their baby ate pills that were stolen. The child tested positive for a psychoactive drug, but officials are unsure of the amount. Justin Weeks and his girlfriend Melissa Diane

Rep. Edwards says L-3 jobs are safe

WACO - 300 jobs at L-3 Communications in Waco are secure, says Representative Chet Edwards. The Waco Tribune reports the U.S. Navy is pledging an extra $8 million for research and testing a new spy plane.

Waco ISD makes policy changes

WACO - The Waco Independent School District held a meeting this weekend to discuss safety measures for its students. The meeting was prompted by the sexual abuse of a kindergarten student by her 39-year-old teacher Fernando Campos. One of the n

Baylor madness ends in Houston

WACO - Duke University ended the Baylor's Bears march to the Final Four yesterday. The Blue Devils narrowly defeated the Bears 78 to 71. This year marked the best season for the basketball program since the 1950's.

Man tased after wreck for non-compliance

WACO - A car crash Thurday forced police to break the windows of a car and taser a man. Officials say a man in his late 40s crashed into another vehicle Thursday night at the intersection of 18th Street and Dutton. Police say the man would not

Democrats holding barbeque fundraiser

WACO - The Heart of Texas Democrats will be holding a fundraising barbeque this weekend. The event is planned for Saturday at 'The Ranch' off Robinson Drive. The dinner will feature several Democratic candidates for upcoming elections.

Stephenville play to portray Jesus as gay

STEPHENVILLE - Tarleton State University in Stephenville, is scheduled to show a play that many regard as 'blasphemous'. The production is called 'Corpus Christie' and among it's racy themes is the portrayal of jesus christ as a homosexual. The

Foreclosures rise in McLennan County

WACO - A total of 139 properties have posted for foreclosure this april. That number marks a 31% jump from the 106 postings for March, according to the foreclosure listing service. Experts say the increase is directly related to the increase in

Pre-K teacher arrested after alleged sexual assault

WACO - A Waco Pre-K teacher was arrested under allegations of repeated sexual assault of a five year-old girl. 39-year-old Fernando Campos was arrested at Alta Vista Montessori Magnet School Monday and booked in the McLennan County Jail.