No one ever got rich by serving on jury duty, but county officials have been fielding a number of calls in recent weeks from angry jurors wanting to know where their checks for jury service are.
Judge Ralph Strother, a state district judge for 20 years and a former prosecutor, thought he had seen about everything one could see in a court of law.
A 37-year-old Waco man suffered a broken elbow and lost part of a finger when he was hit by a pickup truck in East Waco on Friday night, Waco police Sgt. Steve Graeter said.
McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson made an impassioned plea Wednesday for more staffers, telling commissioners $300,000 in new hires and salary increases would streamline the criminal justice process and reduce chronically high jail inmate counts costing the county time and money.
A city of Bellmead employee was arrested Wednesday on two first-degree felony charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, arrest affidavits state.
Waco police on Wednesday arrested a Waco woman accused of stabbing another woman with a pair of broken scissors two months ago.
An Angel Tree volunteer who police say stole Christmas presents meant for children with parents in prison surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning.
Deputies rescued three potential human trafficking victims in separate cases during a 24-hour period this weekend and arrested one man on a felony trafficking of a minor charge, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
A Hewitt mother was arrested Monday after she was accused on leaving her 8-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son home alone for three hours in March in order to get rent money, an arrest affidavit states.
After six years of rebuilding a town ripped apart by a fertilizer explosion, the city of West has one more major renewal project in its sights: a new home for the West Police Department.
A jail inmate whose escape from an outside work crew prompted an hours-long search Friday night was re-arrested Saturday at a Woodway motel, authorities said.
The body of the former director of the Art Center of Waco was found in Madison County on Friday afternoon, authorities said.
More than a year and a half after about 400 men were captured on video engaging in sex acts for cash at two Waco massage parlors, only 13 either have faced legal repercussions or have prosecution pending on misdemeanor prostitution charges.
A 30-year-old woman police believe was in a single-vehicle crash while driving under the influence early Thursday morning, then refused to voluntarily provide a blood sample, was arrested after she kicked a nurse, arrest affidavits state.
A convenience store clerk shot in a robbery Wednesday night was likely saved by the actions of a Bellmead dispatcher who help lead Waco police to the injured man.
Former Art Center of Waco director Joseph Kagle Jr. was reported missing Monday from his Houston-area home.
Because of unintended consequences of a new law legalizing hemp, McLennan County prosecutors and others across the state are directing police agencies not to arrest offenders for low-level marijuana possession without further testing.
An 18-year-old man was arrested this week after a witness reported seeing him naked in a room with a 5-year-old girl, Bellmead police Lt. Brenda Kinsey said.
A locomotive derailed in Hewitt and hit an empty freight car shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, forcing the closure of portions of Sun Valley Boulevard, First Street and Warren Street, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.
Police have arrested a man on an attempted murder charge after he got in a fight with a pair who tried to break into his car and shot one of them multiple times as he ran away, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said.
The Axtell-area man accused of burning down his mobile home Saturday afternoon threatened family members who live on the same property with an ax and knife and said he would burn their home down too, an arrest affidavit states.
Robinson police are asking for help identifying man accused of exposing himself to customers at a Robinson laundromat last month.
Waco River Safari tourists who witnessed the rescue of a woman who either fell or jumped from the Herring Avenue Bridge on Monday evening called the boat crew heroes after they saved the woman from the waterway.
A Waco man whose girlfriend was killed in June 2014 when he crashed his motorcycle after leaving a bar pleaded guilty Monday to criminally negligent homicide.
Waco police Officer Paul Scrivner was placed on administrative leave Monday following his weekend arrest on suspicion of drunken driving, Assistant Police Chief Mark Norcross said Monday.
A Waco man is facing charges that he injured a police dog while police were trying to arrest him on a burglary charge, arrest affidavits state.
Waco police Officer Paul Scrivner was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash while off duty late Saturday afternoon in West Waco, police said.
A man suspected of setting his Axtell-area mobile home on fire was arrested Saturday afternoon, officials said. The fire and arrest come five days after a fire destroyed local businessman Stuart Parsons' home a short distance away on the same road.
A 42-year-old man who was unresponsive after he was pulled from the wave pool at BSR the night of July Fourth has died, officials said.
Waco fire and police crews pulled a 21-year-old woman from the Brazos River early Saturday morning after she either fell or jumped from the Suspension Bridge, officials said.
Law enforcement stayed busy over the Fourth of July, confiscating at least $10,000 worth of illegal fireworks and assisting in at least three water rescue and drowning recovery efforts, authorities said.
A Waco woman accused of cutting her 80-year-old grandmother in the arm was arrested Thursday, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A fiery crash between two 18-wheelers early Friday significantly injured one driver and closed Interstate 35 for nearly nine hours in Lorena, Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.
An intoxicated driver caused an accident on Interstate 35 Friday morning in Bellmead that sent two people to the hospital, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Game Wardens have located the body of a 39-year-old Gholson man who appears to have drowned in the Brazos River on Wednesday night, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
La Vega ISD honored local first responders with a hamburger picnic lunch on June 12. It was the second year for the school district to hold the event.
A Waco man turned himself in at McLennan County Jail late Tuesday morning after police accused him of hitting three young children with a stick as a form of punishment in late May, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Police arrested a Plantersville man in Walker County after he solicited sex from a Bellmead police decoy social media account appearing to belong to a 13-year-old girl, an arrest affidavit states.
Reminding residents and their guests of the adage, “What goes up must come down,” Waco first responders are planning extra efforts to enforce fireworks and firearms laws this Fourth of July.
The abrupt departure of Bruceville-Eddy Police Chief Bill McLean nearly two weeks ago has left the city looking for a new police chief.
Waco and McLennan County governments will likely create an interlocal agreement to combat illegal gambling using new regulatory powers the Texas Legislature has granted counties.
A woman who tried to abduct a 4-year-old boy out of a car in Lacy Lakeview was arrested this weekend on charges of attempted kidnapping and injury to the boy, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.
An 18-year-old Lorena man arrested early Sunday in the stabbing a family member is facing additional charges after he was caught concealing drugs in his sock while being booked into jail, Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.
The county has started recruitment for 111 staffers officials expect will be needed to run the Jack Harwell Detention Center when its for-profit operator hands over the reins in October.
Hewitt police “Pawfficer” Sherlock spent his first week on duty consulting with detectives and overseeing dispatchers as the first top cat in the ranks in the Hewitt Police Department.
Waco police are investigating a shooting early Friday in North Waco that left a 20-year-old man in critical condition.
Valley Mills police have arrested the city’s former mayor, Rodney Burl Nichols, on a charge that he sexually abused at least two girls between November and January.
Waco police have arrested a man after receiving a report last year that he had sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl in 2012, an arrest affidavit states.
A new state law will soon give McLennan County authorities more control over eight-liner game rooms, including rules on where they can set up shop.
Police arrested a Waco man early Tuesday morning on a warrant issued after he sold cocaine to an undercover Waco police officer more than a year ago, an arrest affidavit states.
In 32 seconds, Waco fire Lt. Mike Herbert went from standing on the bank of Lake Waco in department T-shirt and uniform pants, to ready to wade in, equipped to spend about 20 minutes underwater if needed.
One man was arrested, and officers are looking for another after police say the duo were involved in a car chase and shootout with each other in a neighborhood near Cameron Park Zoo on Tuesday afternoon. No injuries were reported.
A Crimestoppers tip led to the arrest Monday evening of a man wanted on child pornography charges, arrest reports state.