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Washington County woman shoots man for being on her property

A Washington County woman accused of shooting a man she claimed wasn’t welcomed on her property has been arrested.

Man dies in 18-wheeler accident near Gatesville

An Austin man died Tuesday morning near Gatesville after his 18-wheeler pinned him against a gate.

High school student narrowly escapes attempted abduction

 A Gatesville teenager narrowly escaped an abduction after a man tried to lure her into his car on Tuesday morning. Police were sent to the intersection of Jackson Drive and 26th street shortly before 7:40 a.m.

Volunteers help Roberson county animal shelter go 17 months without a euthanasia

The Roberson county animal shelter is a kill facility and up until recently, animals entering the facility would almost certainly be put to sleep, but things are changing at the facility.

Volunteers help Roberson county animal shelter go 17 months without a euthanasia

The Roberson county animal shelter is a kill facility and up until recently, animals entering the facility would almost certainly be put to sleep, but things are changing at the facility.

Man arrested and accused of having sexual contact with young girl

A Salado man was arrested by Bell County Sheriffs after he was accused of having sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl. Juan Espinoza Villafranco, 37, is charged with indecency with a child.

Local fire hydrant testing may cause water discoloration in households

The Copperas Cove Fire Department will begin testing water pressure from fire hydrants starting on October 23. The testing could cause color discoloration from flowing water in local households. 

Belton PD arrests woman in connection with burglary, 5 people now charged

Belton police have arrested a fifth person in connection to a burglary last week. Khara Leighann Marie Williams-Jackson, 22, of Temple is charged with burglary of a habitation with the intent to commit another felony.

Temporary closure at Miller Springs Park at Lake Belton planned

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers at Belton Lake will temporarily close Miller Springs Park, the park area below Belton Dam, beginning November 1, due to construction activities associated with repairs to the Belton Dam stilling basin.

Woman arrested, man hospitalized after Hewitt stabbing

Hewitt police have arrested a woman for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing a man with a knife.