Local News

Funding shortfall for road construction

WACO — Major road construction projects are being thrown out because of state funding cut backs. Roads affected by the cuts are Loop 340/Highway 6 and Interstate 35. Officials say the region is short $11 million dollars from a yet-to-be-d

Soldier shot dead

BLUM — April Thompson, 24, of Odessa, was arrested Saturday morning after shooting and killing Private Cody Ryan Patterson of Blum. The Hill County Sheriff's Office says Patterson was home on leave from Iraq. Officials say Thompson was ar

Teen sentenced to 40 years

WACO — Jamiron James was sentenced to 40 years in jail for a carjacking in March. James had a troubled past and was involved with a group of teens that had previous acts of violence on their record.

Local leader dies

WACO — Eugene Jud, former head of Caritas in Waco, died Thursday at the age of 95. Jud clothed and fed Texans for 22 years without a salary.

Man cuffed after road rage

WACO — William Scott Bartlett, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possesion of a prohibited weapon/explosives, two counts of carrying an unlawful weapon and possession of marijauna on Tuesday. Police s

Baylor students evacuate building

WACO — Hundreds of students evacuated from a Baylor University science building about 3 p.m. Tuesday. Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogleman says a student dropped a vial of toxic cyanide and it cracked on a bench.

McLennan College offering more Tech classes

WACO — McLennan Community College Will be bringing more Texas Tech Classes to campus in the spring. Two more communication classes, leadership and communication in relationships, field ecology and a multiculural literatures of America will b

Shots fired at Killeen club

WACO — Shots rang out once again at the Junction 45 nightclub in Killeen. Police say this was not the first time shots have been fired at the club.

Plane forced to emergency land

WACO— A cummuter jet landed safely in College Station after smoke was reported in the cockpit. ExpressJet Airlines spokeswoman Kristy Nichols says the flight left Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport about 2 p.m.

Police cracking down on cell phones

WACO— Waco Police Department is cracking down on the new cell phone ban in school zones. The law states drivers using a cell phone in a school zone during school hours will be ticketed. The law does include a few exceptions: a hands-free