Clarisa Santos shot herself with the pistol her mother bought to protect them from Jose Manuel Gonzalez.
Child Protective Services moved a step closer Tuesday to permanently removing two young children from the custody of their parents, who were arrested on labor trafficking charges two weeks ago.
A pedestrian who was struck by a car in Interstate 35 last weekend near Bruceville-Eddy has died of his injuries, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard announced Thursday.
A 32-year-old man was arrested Friday morning after police raided a Waco home in connection to a narcotics investigation in Hewitt, Hewitt Assistant Police Chief Tuck Saunders said.
Retirement for 24-year Waco Police Department veteran Clayton Williams will be short-lived. He starts as the new McLennan Community College police chief next week.
Waco Police Officer Sofie Martinez has been selected as one of two recipients by the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee for the 2018 Distinguished Advisor Award. Police Chief Ryan Holt congratulated her on the honor, saying, “I am glad that your hard work and dedication in this program is being recognized.”
The first homicide victim this year in Waco died as a result of asphyxiation and smothering, according to an autopsy report.
McLennan County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating the case of a 45-year-old man who was beaten at a bar in Elm Mott while wearing a T-shirt of a Bandidos support club.
A woman who claimed a Mart police officer groped her during an arrest in March was arrested again Monday on a false report charge after officials reviewed video and determined there was no inappropriate contact, an arrest affidavit states.
A 22-year-old man who was in custody in Bell County was arrested Tuesday on a federal bank robbery charge, accused of robbing the GENCO Federal Credit Union in Lorena on March 13, authorities said.
Immigrant advocates are calling for the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to ask an outside agency to investigate allegations that an immigrant detained at McLennan County’s private jail was sexually assaulted by a guard and then subjected to harassment after she reported it.
Bellmead police fought a burger battle this weekend that ended with a donation of more than $1,500 to the Family Abuse Center.
Balloons and flowers lined a length of railing along the Brazos Riverwalk on Monday, two days after a 38-year-old driver plunged to his death in the Brazos River near downtown Waco.
A man pulled over for driving backward on a Lacy Lakeview road Saturday night was arrested after he tried to escape police and then attacked two officers, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.
A Bruceville-Eddy man was arrested Sunday on a charge that he sexually assaulted a woman in Lorena in 2016, an arrest affidavit states.
Lifelong Waco resident Robert Jackson walked the streets in his Brook Oaks neighborhood last week and remembered the times when drug houses and violent crime riddled his community. Drug use, assaults and other violent crime seemed to plague the residential area, he said.
The body of a 38-year-old man was pulled from the Brazos River on Saturday after a car was found submerged in about 12 feet of water, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said in a press release.
A man who was trying to cross Interstate 35 early Saturday morning near Bruceville-Eddy was hit by a car and was listed in critical condition later in the day, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said.
A man and woman were arrested Thursday afternoon after a fight at a Bellmead hotel and a brief police pursuit, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said in a press release.
In a quiet suburban neighborhood in West Waco, residents are banding together and seeking police help for their concerns about a recent uptick in crime.
A former Waco police officer who claimed he acted in self-defense when he grabbed a handcuffed suspect by the throat after a 2016 traffic stop was convicted on two misdemeanor counts Thursday.
A man who eluded law enforcement after failing to register as a sex offender in Oklahoma was arrested Wednesday in Mart, where he was a youth sports volunteer, authorities said.
A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after a girl said he sexually touched her on at least two occasions at his house in 2015, an arrest affidavit states.
The couple arrested in the labor trafficking investigation at Vegas Buffet restaurant forced some workers to live at their China Spring home as “servants” and sleep in a room described as a “small jail cell,” Texas Child Protective Services reports state.
A retired Waco Police Academy instructor who trained former Officer George Neville testified Wednesday that Neville’s actions during a traffic stop in May 2016 amounted to the use of potential “deadly force.”
A 20-year-old woman was arrested early Wednesday morning at a Bellmead motel after she threatened to stab a woman with a knife, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said.
A 42-year-old man who was arrested last month on a trafficking of a minor charge was arrested again Tuesday on a continuous trafficking of persons charge, based on evidence he had traveled around Riesel and Axtell with a 14-year-old girl and had sexual contact with her more than 65 times, according to an arrest affidavit.
Authorities have identified two people found dead in separate cases Tuesday and are seeking autopsies on the bodies.
George Neville lost his temper, lashed out and lost his career as a Waco police officer. Now, he is facing up to a year in the county jail.
Waco police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Tuesday morning at the bottom of Lovers Leap in Cameron Park.
A part-time caretaker of a disabled woman was arrested this week on a warrant stating that he stole the woman's debit card and spent $575.76 without her permission.
Waco police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a vehicle in a drug store parking lot Tuesday morning.
The operators of Vegas Buffet were re-arrested on new human smuggling charges Monday afternoon, soon after bonding out of jail in a labor trafficking case connected to their popular Waco restaurant.
Attorneys for Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington are asking a judge on procedural grounds to throw out last month’s indictment charging Pilkington with riot.
Parrish Lee Cobb, a La Vega High School football standout and former University of Oklahoma defensive starter who was implicated in four robberies, was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday.
A Mart man was arrested on a felony charge late Sunday after he abandoned a woman and three young children in a car on Highway 6, an arrest affidavit states.
Police on Monday were investigating a string of complaints of cars vandalized by spray paint in Hewitt and Waco over the weekend.
A 3-year-old boy drowned Monday after he climbed the ladder in a backyard swimming pool in Gholson and fell in, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
A Mart man was in jail this week after a police officer saw him assaulting his 13-year-old son near the police station, an arrest affidavit states.
McLennan County Sheriff’s Office deputies raided the Vegas Buffet restaurant Friday in what investigators described as a labor trafficking case involving undocumented Central American and Chinese workers.
A Bellmead man was in jail Thursday on numerous felony charges after police say he held a woman captive for three days and broke her ribs.
Two former Falls County Sheriff’s Office employees claim in separate complaints that they were forced to leave their jobs because of improper and unwanted sexual contact and harassment by Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman.
A 76-year-old woman was identified as the victim in a fatal crash along State Highway 6 in West Waco early Tuesday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported Wednesday.
A 26-year-old Waco man who was accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in April was arrested after the girl reported the abuse to Waco police, arrest reports state.
A man and woman arrested Monday after a six-hour standoff in Crawford are facing several felony charges stemming from an attempt to rob the man's parents, authorities said.
A 19-year-old man who drowned at Lake Waco’s Twin Bridges Park on Memorial Day has been identified as Christopher Wayne Sharp, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A Waco man was arrested Saturday, accused of sexually touching a 13-year-old girl multiple times in the past year, an arrest affidavit states.
A 19-year-old man was pulled from Lake Waco after a near-drowning on Memorial Day, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A six-hour standoff ended Monday afternoon in Crawford after a man and woman were arrested on charges of holding the man's parents against their will.
A Waco man was arrested Friday after a woman reported he raped her at a motel in Woodway earlier this month, an arrest affidavit states.
A Bruceville-Eddy parent was arrested Thursday, accused of bringing loaded firearms to his child's elementary school graduation and harassing his estranged wife, Bruceville-Eddy Police Chief Bill McLean said.
A 42-year-old Riesel man was arrested Thursday after the mother of a 14-year-old girl discovered the girl had been in a sexual relationship with the man, officials said.