In the 47 days since Barry Johnson became McLennan County district attorney, he and his staff have tried to reverse the ravages that the Twin Peaks shootout cases and the stagnant final nine months of Abel Reyna's administration took on the county's criminal justice system.
Triple murderer Billie Wayne Coble is likely headed for the execution chamber at month’s end after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals this week rejected his request for a stay of execution.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers identified the man who died Thursday in a tractor-trailer rollover near Robinson as Joe Drake, 48, a Waco resident.
Hewitt police arrested a man Thursday who they said threatened to kill a woman for reporting he had sexually assaulted her child.
Police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car on East Lake Shore Drive late Tuesday night, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said Wednesday.
Police arrested a Waco man Monday who they believe shot a passenger of another vehicle in the leg as he drove in the 1700 block of West Waco Drive on Dec. 23, an arrest affidavit states.
A complaint unsealed Monday in federal court links the suspect in last week’s bank robbery and police shooting to a pair of unsolved Central Texas bank robberies in 2016.
A Robinson man was arrested Saturday on unrelated charges of retaliation against a witness and sexual assault of a child, arrest affidavits state.
McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Scott Dent was in the jail lunch hall Wednesday when he got the radio call.
Waco and Mart police worked together on an investigation that led to the arrest Friday of a 30-year-old man on a first-degree felony charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child.
A fire destroyed the 108-year-old Mooreville United Methodist Church building late Thursday night, Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said.
Hoping to build on the successes of six anti-gang centers across the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is proposing to add two new crime-fighting centers, including one in Waco.
Six days after police raided Brian Evan Hutchins' home and arrested him on multiple charges of possession and promotion of child pornography, Waco detectives added two first-degree felony charges of continuous sexual abuse of a young child.
Woodway Public Safety Department officers arrested a registered sex offender Thursday who they believe exposed his genitals to two women in the parking lot of a local grocery store, Public Safety Director Bret Crook said.
Waco police are warning bank customers to be vigilant after a handful of residents’ vehicles have been burglarized after they visited banks in the past three months.
The suspect in a Hewitt Drive bank robbery Tuesday fired a shotgun at least four times at close range into the windshield of a Hewitt officer who was pursuing him, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said Wednesday as more details of the incident emerged.
A 29-year-old man was arrested Monday on a warrant charging him with sexually assaulting a girl who gave birth to his child in February 2017.
A Hewitt police officer was injured Tuesday morning when a suspected bank robber stopped in traffic and fired a shotgun at him during a crosstown chase, authorities said.
Police on Monday identified the woman shot to death the previous day at a West Waco home, while local and federal authorities searched the property for clues.
A Waco man with prior numerous prior convictions has been booked in McLennan County Jail on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.
Bellmead police are investigating the death of a 58-year-old pedestrian who died in a late-night collision with a car on Bellmead Drive.
Waco police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a Saturday night crash on North Valley Mills Drive as John Michael Naame Jr. of Temple.
UPDATE: ATF, Waco police search woman's home after death
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in fatal motorcycle crash
Bellmead police Friday arrested a Waco man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl at least three times last fall, an arrest affidavit states.
Texas Attorney General's Office officials searched a North Waco home Thursday and arrested a man on multiple possession and promotion of child pornography charges.
Baylor University’s Title IX office this week is investigating three related incidents of rape that reportedly occurred at a single residence hall since early December, Baylor officials said.
A Waco man turned himself in at the McLennan County Jail on Wednesday after a Child Protective Services investigation led to a charge that he slapped a 6-year-old boy and left bruises on his face, an arrest affidavit states.
A 56-year-old West man was arrested Wednesday after police believe he injured his disabled father at his home near West on Jan. 12, an arrest affidavit states.
McLennan County officials are considering new spending on data storage after a growing mountain of law enforcement video evidence overwhelmed the district attorney’s office storage system this month.
A 21-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning on sexual assault of a child charges after a child pornography investigation uncovered allegations he had sexually abused a 15-year-old girl in June, arrest affidavits state.
A Waco man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly took photos of himself sexually assaulting a woman in May, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Waco police arrested a 40-year-old man early Monday after a woman accused him of rape at a North Waco home, Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Texas Rangers are seeking a man who is wanted on charges of human trafficking and child abuse and was last seen in the Waco area.
Police seized suspected counterfeit designer clothes, purses, wallets and other accessories Thursday afternoon from a West Waco house where they believe a woman had been selling counterfeit goods for months.
A convicted felon was booked into McLennan County Jail on Tuesday after he was accused of sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl repeatedly while on parole in September, authorities said.
Bellmead police are seeking information on a woman who robbed a smoke shop at gunpoint, Assistant Police Chief Kory Martin said.
A Mart woman and man were arrested Tuesday after they were both accused of using a boot to beat the woman’s 8-year-old son, who had been removed from her legal custody, authorities said.
Coming soon to trading cards near you: photos of uniformed Waco police officers, along with their career stats and sometimes, their dogs.
A Marlin police officer has been suspended and remains under investigation after returning from Dallas recently in possession of suspected counterfeit money.
Authorities removed two young children from a motorist at traffic stop Tuesday after they found marijuana, THC oil, a stolen gun and multiple rounds of ammunition inside the car, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
A man turned himself in to authorities Monday after he was accused of raping a woman at a South Waco house party Sept. 7, an arrest affidavit states.
Nathaniel Ost has seen a lot of the world at a young age. But his face beamed with excitement Monday while celebrating his fifth birthday in his dream destination: the police station.
A man who was pulled over for a minor traffic violation Sunday night was arrested after he allegedly threw about 771 grams of heroin out of his car, Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.
Community members and victims advocates traveled throughout Central Texas on Saturday to spread the word about human trafficking in a multi-county awareness effort.
The Waco Police Department has resumed its K-9 program after a monthslong “operational pause” that started after a police dog attacked its handler, ignored commands to stop and was shot dead by another officer.
Firefighters pulled a man from his car Thursday afternoon after he crashed through a fence and narrowly missed a house near North 15th Street and Bosque Boulevard.
A man in jail since a car chase and manhunt last month was charged last week in an armed robbery of a convenience store in May, an affidavit states.
A Valley Mills man was arrested Tuesday after seeking sex from an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on social media, Bellmead Assistant Police Chief Kory Martin said.
A Waco man was arrested Monday morning after he tried to cash a check that belonged to a man who died 15 years ago and was made out to his brother, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.
Two Waco men were arrested Friday after a police search found more than a pound of marijuana in a home near an East Waco Elementary school, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
OKEMAH, Okla. — Oklahoma law enforcement agencies have discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in clandestine graves in rural Okfuskee County as part of their search for two missing Texas residents.
The 18-year-old was driving his flashy new Dodge Charger through a Waco suburban community when he saw the unmistakable lights of a police car behind him.