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66-year-old charged with sexual assault of girlfriend

A 66-year-old man in McLennan County is accused of raping his girlfriend. Police say Ira Dickerson assaulted her in a room he rented last Friday.

Downtown bridge expected to open soon

WACO --- The Washington Avenue bridge in downtown Waco is expected to re-open soon. City officials are hoping to open the bridge to traffic in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

Sarah Palin stops in Texas

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited Texas this past weekend. The former Alaskan governor spoke on energy independence during her trip to the Oil Palace in Tyler, Texas.

Former Governor Dolph Briscoe dies at 87

Former Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe Jr. died on Sunday at the age of 87. He served Texas from 1972 to 1978. Briscoe had been hospitalized in poor health since the beginning of the year.

Woman hits boyfriend with car twice

A Waco woman was arrested after allegedly hitting her boyfriend with her car twice.

Woman sentenced to 1 year for fraud

A Robinson woman who lied about having breast cancer will serve a year in jail. The jury found Trista Lathern guilty of tricking people into giving more than 1,500 dollars for breast cancer treatment.

Waco man attacks father with frying pan

A Waco man was arrested after beating his 65-year-old father. Police say 19-year-old Michael Martinez hit his father after he refused to give him money.

Waco police installing cameras into cars

The Waco Police Department will be installing cameras in police vehicles to crack down on theft and outstanding warrants.

2 women busted with large amount of pot

Two women were arrested Tuesday after troopers found nearly 90 pounds of marijuana in their car. Police estimate the weed is worth over $40,000. Both women were released after posting a $75,000 bond.

Road buckles from heat in Houston

A feeder road on loop 610 East in Houston buckled due to the 100 degree temperatures. The Texas Department of Transportation says the road actually shifted when the concrete got too hot.