Local News

Houston man caught allegedly contacting al-Qaeda

Government officials say a Texas man communicated with the fugitive al-Qaeda cleric, whose name surfaced in the shootings at Fort Hood.

Waco TAKS scores released

Waco TAKS test results show big improvements in the areas of science, where fifth graders' scores jumped 7% compared to last year. The toughest subject was language arts with sixth graders dropping 11%.

Waco construction going green

A Waco construction company is going green to the extreme.

Waco fills district 5 seat

Malcom Duncan Jr. has been selected to take the district five seat for the Waco City Council. Tuesday's vote was unanimous for Duncan.

Census to count illegal immigrants

The Census Bureau will be counting illegal immigrants in the 2010 Census. The move comes as a way to properly delegate funds to state detention centers.

Experts look to cap leak after top kill failure

With the top kill method unsuccessful, experts work on their newest attempts to plug the leak. The procedure involves cutting off part of the busted pipe, then lowering a cap onto the leak.

New booster seat law starts Tuesday

On Tuesday,  the new, stricter booster seat law will begin. Texas recently passed the bill which requires anyone shorter than 4 feet 9 inches, or younger than eight, to ride in a child-safety seat.

Dispute over old school to be mediated

Conflict continues between the owners of the abandoned Sanger Avenue School and the city of Waco. A court has ordered the two parties to resolve their dispute through mediation.

Alta Vista hires new principal

The Alta Vista Montessori Magnet School has hired a new principal. 28-year-old Jessica Hicks is leaving her job at Brook Avenue Elementary to take on her new role.

Large cat terrorizing Texas town

A wild cat is on the loose in a Texas neighborhood. People say an ocelot has been roaming the streets and killing their pets in Baytown.