Budget cuts to Lorena police could threaten public safety

LORENA -- It seems like everyone is falling victim to budget cuts these days. And now that includes the Lorena Police Department.

Waco woman gets probation for assault and endangering a child

WACO -- A Waco mom who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and endangering a child was sentenced to probation on Monday. 34-year-old Tomeka Davidson will have her probation terms set after a pre-sentence investigation.

Former jailer gets probation, smuggled tobacco into jail

CORYELL COUNTY -- A former Coryell County jailer gets what some are calling a slap on the wrist for his part in a jail smuggling ring. Jake Nelson Rhoades was sentenced to 3 years probation Monday.

Property tax hike for Hewitt

The city of Hewitt can now expect higher property taxes. The Hewitt City Council approved a 1.5 cent property tax hike yesterday.

More confirmed cases of parasitic disease

The number of confirmed cases of a parasitic diarrheal disease in Central Texas keeps going up. Cryptosporidiosis has now been diagnosed in 61 Bell county residents and five McLennan County residents.

Heart of Texas Red Cross low on donations

The Heart of Texas Red Cross has seen a decrease in donations the past few weeks. Which is surprising considering the need after hurricane Irene.

ERCOT issues conservation request

WACO -- After a record-breaking weekend for energy use ERCOT is encouraging Central Texans to use energy less and more wisely to avoid rolling blackouts.

Mother jailed for leaving her four children home alone while at a bar

TEMPLE -- A Temple woman is in trouble with the law after she goes out partying and leaves her four children alone at her apartment.

Crews continue battling 1600 acre grassfire

PEARL -- Even with rain in the forecast, fires continue to blaze through Central Texas. Fire departments from three Central Texas counties are still battling five grassfires between Gatesville and Evant.

Teen charged with manslaughter for traffic accident that left one dead

WACO -- A Valley Mills teenager is in the McLennan County Jail tonight, charged with manslaughter in a crash that killed a local college coed back in April.