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10 hrs ago | KCEN

Bell County Passes Resolution to Ban Housing Immigrant Children

Bell County is the latest county in Texas to pass a controversial resolution that would ban the housing of undocumented immigrant children.

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Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Belton man, 38, accused of injury to a child

A 38-year-old Belton man is in the Bell County Jail after police say he physically abused a child in March.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX, Criminal Defense Law, Law

KWTX

Search For Fugitive Child Sex Offender Focuses On Central Texas

One of the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most-wanted fugitives is the subject of a search in Central Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas, Fort Hood, TX, Travis County, TX, Leander, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KCEN

Controversy Surrounds Proposed Bell County Hotel Tax

Bell County Commissioners say a proposal to impose a new two percent hotel/motel occupancy tax was shot down before they could even get a consensus of approval by the cities in the county.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

KWTX

Newly Appointed Police Chief Calls It Quits After 10 Days

From Rusty Garrett and The Doppler 10 Forecast Center... The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory that for the counties of Bell, Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Robertson beginning Noon Thursday through 10:00 PM Friday.

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Related Topix: Bartlett, TX, Williamson County, TX

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KCEN

String of Bell County Officer Deaths not Deterring New Applicants

The Bell County Sheriff's Department on Friday identified the man they say shot at deputies near Belton Lake Thursday evening.

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KXXV-TV Waco

Man Dies After Shootout with Bell County Deputies

A man died near Belton following a shootout with Bell County Sheriff's Department deputies Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Construction crew may not have had permits before damaging water line in Bell County

A Pursur Construction company crew may not have had permits before they dug and struck a water main just outside Belton Saturday.

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Related Topix: Temple, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

KCEN

Belton 'R U Ok' Program Checks On Elderly and Disabled

It's a simple phone call, it can save a lifea and the best part, it's FREE. The program is called "R U OK?" and its purpose is to make welfare calls to the elderly and disabled in the Belton community.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

KXXV-TV Waco

Boil water order lifted for Bell County cities and Fort Hood

Fort Hood officials have lifted a boil water order after tests concluded the post's water supplies are safe for consumption.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX, Belton, TX

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KCEN

Water District GM: Vital Main Broken On Its Own Easement

The general manager for Bell County Water District #1 plans to look into how and why the water main that so many depend on in Central Texas, including Fort Hood, was broken on the district's own property.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX

KCEN

Bell County Man Turns Himself in for Sexual Assault of Family Member, Released on Bond

A Killeen man turned himself in to the Bell County Jail on July 10, for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old family member.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Non-essential personnel at Fort Hood ordered to stay home Monday

Fort Hood commanders have ordered only key and essential personnel to report for duty Monday due to a break in the base's water supply.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, Copperas Cove, TX, Killeen, TX

Click2Houston

Fort Hood asks water customers to limit use

Fort Hood has urged customers to limit water use to essential activities after supply from the main water line was interrupted.

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Related Topix: Fort Hood, TX

KWTX

Bell County Cities Implement Emergency Water Conservation Measures

Looks sunny and hot, with above normal highs, for the rest of the weekend into Monday.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

KXXV-TV Waco

Bell CO officials ask cities to conserve water after transmission line breaks

Bell County officials say a contractor was trenching around 2:00 Saturday afternoon when they ruptured the 48 inch concrete line on Lake Belton at the Water Treatment Plant.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX, Harker Heights, TX, Fort Hood, TX, Killeen, TX

Fri Jul 11, 2014

KCBD-TV Lubbock

Suspect pleads not guilty in Texas officer slaying

A Central Texas man has pleaded not guilty in the May fatal shooting of a Killeen police officer who was serving a drug-related warrant.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Austin American-Statesman

Aggravated sexual assault arrest in Bell County

On March 30, 2014 Bell County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported sexual assault on Elm Grove Spur south of Belton.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

KWTX

Bell County Man, 25, Charged In Sexual Assault Of Girl, 13

David Earl Lovato, 25, of Belton was free Thursday on $75,000 bond after he was charged with aggravated sexual assault in an incident involving a 13-year-old girl who sneaked out of her home to attend a party at a lakeside park.

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Related Topix: Belton, TX, Killeen, TX

KXXV-TV Waco

Belton man accused of having sex with 13-year-old

David Earl Lovato faces a charge of aggravated sexual assault after Bell County Sheriff's Investigators presented a case to the Bell County District Attorney's Office on July 7. Bell County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a reported sexual assault on Elm Grove Spur, south of Belton, on March 30. Deputies spoke with a man who told them his ... (more)

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Related Topix: Belton, TX

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