Teens will be front and center Saturday in a downtown rally for gun control measures following the deaths of at 17 in the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Friday, March 23, 2018
An attorney for former Twin Peaks shootout defendant Cody Ledbetter asked a judge on Friday to order the McLennan County District Attorney's Office to recall sexually explicit photos and videos of Ledbetter and his wife that the DA's office distributed to 177 Twin Peaks defendants as part of the discovery process.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Midway Independent School District will be spending up to $100,000 by next school year to upgrade security measures at several schools in the wake of a Florida school shooting last month that left 17 dead. Rumors also circulated in the days after the Florida shooting of a threat against a Midway school, but officials determined the rumors were unfounded.
Work will begin next month on a final fix for the sinkhole on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard that has given utility officials headaches for nearly three years.
Waco’s 10th Court of Appeals has vacated a gag order issued five months ago by a visiting judge appointed to hear a Twin Peaks shootout biker’s case.
Heeding a defense attorney’s request to give Aydan Matthew McKenna a chance to make amends for his fatal mistake of driving drunk and recklessly, a McLennan County jury spared McKenna from prison and granted his plea for probation.
A former Texas Department of Public Safety narcotics officer and former McGregor police investigator surrendered Wednesday after being named in a sealed indictment, alleging he took an invasive visual recording of a woman in 2015.
A 23-year-old man was arrested early Thursday morning after a two-vehicle crash near 25th Street and Bosque Boulevard that seriously injured another man, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A 22-year-old man was shot after he reportedly threatened to shoot people outside their homes Thursday evening, Waco police Sgt. Jose Amaro said.
West police arrested a 31-year-old man who entered a Waco firefighter's house, ate food and stole clothing Thursday before he was confronted by a family member and ran from the house, West Police Chief Darryl Barton said.
Emergency responders were called to a FedEx shipping facility in Hewitt on Thursday morning after an employee started to feel ill while handling a package, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
As a child, Helen Uptmore often played on railroad tracks or jumped rope. She helped care for her seven siblings on their farm and walked three miles to and from school most days, unless it rained.
McLennan County commissioners invoked a provision in state law to place a limit on how much outgoing District Attorney Abel Reyna can spend before the end of his term Dec. 31.
The owners of Hawaiian Falls on Tuesday made up a missed payment of $102,000 to the city of Waco in time to keep the water park operator from losing its lease for the 2018 season.
Sherwin-Williams has moved into its new $39 million distribution center on Aviation Parkway, where it continues to add staffers and has seen employment increase by 50 people since construction started.
A Lacy Lakeview police sergeant remained on medical leave Wednesday after a man kicked her in the face during an emergency medical call early Tuesday morning, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.
A McGregor Independent School District student was arrested Tuesday, accused of sharing a sexually explicit video of himself on a social media app last month, against the wishes of a girl in the video, an arrest affidavit states.
Lorena police have released more surveillance photos as they continue to search for a man who robbed a GENCO Federal Credit Union last week.
Robinson police released images Wednesday of two suspects involved in the overnight burglary of Pharmacy Plus on March 12.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Marlin Independent School District will remain open for at least another year, now that the Texas Education Agency has granted the district an abatement agreement, Superintendent Michael Seabolt announced during Tuesday’s school board meeting.
As Chip and Joanna Gaines’ “Fixer Upper” wraps up and moves into reruns, the couple has announced they will reopen their little shop on Bosque Boulevard that predates their rise to stardom. They will sell merchandise there at a discount.
As Congress races to finalize a $1.3 trillion spending bill before a midnight Friday deadline to avoid a government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, said the funding of national security, border security, mental health and a few more issues specific to Texas’ 17th Congressional District are on his wish list.
The Waco City Council voted Tuesday to specify what routes tractor-trailers can use and what kinds of brakes they cannot use.
A poet who is an expert in Bob Marley reggae lyrics, a former National Endowment for the Arts chairman and a prize-winning Vanderbilt University professor highlight the lineup of this year’s Beall Poetry Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at Baylor University with nightly poetry readings and panel discussions open to the public.
Editor's note: The story originally stated Startup Waco needed final approval from the city of Waco. The story has been updated to reflect that the nonprofit received that approval from the city in February.
This year’s Brazos Nights concert series continues its long-running musical diversity, with announced acts representing jazz, vintage Tejano, rhythm-and-blues, soul, blues and rock — in only four bands.
Waco police are investigating what they believe may be the first homicide in the city this year, Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said in a press release.
A suspicious box found lying in the middle of Erath Avenue in the Brookview neighborhood prompted a response from several first responders Tuesday afternoon.
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host the 10th annual Freedom Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event honors past and present military personnel and Gold Star families.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Yost Zakhary, facing sexual harassment allegations, ended his 33-year reign as Woodway Public Safety Department director by resigning Monday night.
The Hewitt City Council has appointed a new member to replace Alex Snider, who submitted his resignation last week.
An Axtell man who was shot by a McLennan County Sheriff’s Office sniper during a standoff earlier this month now faces a federal charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, in addition to state felony charges.
A Waco man whose blood-alcohol content was almost twice the legal limit after his involvement in a fatal traffic crash in 2015 pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter Monday.
A man who authorities say kept at least four women in a sex trafficking operation at two Waco massage parlors was placed on felony probation Monday.
Four men and a woman have been arrested in connection to a McLennan County burglary ring that prompted more than a dozen burglary cases throughout the county, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said Monday. A warrant has been issued for a sixth suspect, he said.
A man accused of killing the mother of his three children in a Florida home was arrested in McGregor early Monday morning after he fled the state, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
A motel maintenance worker was arrested late Friday night after he allegedly attacked an on-duty security officer, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said.