New rocket manufacturing facility in Briggs
Cedar Park-based Firefly Aerospace is expanding its reach beyond the planet. Today, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its rocket manufacturing facility in Briggs.
Teen dies of suspected fentanyl poisoning
The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is urging the community to get educated on the dangers of fentanyl after the death of a 17-year-old boy in Liberty Hill.
Man found dead on Killeen sidewalk
KILLEEN, Texas (FOX 44) – The Killeen Police Department is investigating the death of a man found lying on the sidewalk on York Avenue. Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of York Avenue at approximately 12:41 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a 9-1-1 call about a man needing EMS. A City of Killeen Solid Waste employee was in the area, and saw multiple individuals attempting to assist a 20-year-old man lying on the sidewalk. When officers arrived, they found the unresponsive victim and paramedics said he was dead.
Three arrested after shots fired at Cove home
COPPERAS COVE, Texas (FOX 44) – Three Copperas Cove men have been arrested after a report of shots fired outside of a home. Copperas Cove Police officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 2400 block of Spirit Dancer Drive at approximately 9:38 p.m. Tuesday. The caller stated a vehicle sped away from the residence and provided the vehicle description, as well as a direction of travel.
Man threatens people with gun at Tilted Kilt, leads Killeen officers on pursuit, police say
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - The man who threatened several people with a gun at the Tilted Kilt Restaurant led police officers on a pursuit and ended up in the hospital after crashing into an embankment, police said. It happened shortly after 3 p.m. on Feb. 29. Police were dispatched to...
Local Woman Critically Injured in Stagecoach Road Collision Due to Medical Issue
A 57-year-old woman is critically injured after a single-car accident on Stagecoach Road, Killeen, TX. The crash happened on February 29, 2024, when her red 2016 Mitsubishi SUV hit a utility pole due to a medical problem.
Hop Around the Hill boutique crawl to be held Saturday
Hop Around the Hill is right around the corner. This year's event will take place Saturday, March 2nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hop Around the Hill is an annual boutique crawl that occurs every spring in Liberty Hill, said Renee O'Dell, owner of Pep & Punch, one of the participating boutiques.
Dive into Flavor: The 3 Must-Visit Seafood Restaurants in Killeen
In this article, we will be exploring three exceptional seafood restaurants in Killeen. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these establishments? If you have, we would love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Suspected gun-firing motorcyclist arrested
Killeen, Tx (FOX 44) – A man now suspected of firing shots at another motorcyclist as they both rode in Killeen traffic a year ago has now been charged in the incident. Members of the U.S. Marshals Task force arrested 35-year-old Nicholas Szpilman on Wednesday after finding him at a location on Avenue K in Temple. He was booked into the Bell County Jail Thursday on charges of felony deadly conduct, discharge of a firearm. His bond on this, as well as a controlled substance charge, was set at a total of $85,000.
Community dedicates solar eclipse mural
Nearly 100 individuals turned out to celebrate the dedication of the newest mural in Copperas Cove, this one to commemorate an upcoming event – the total solar eclipse of April 8. With the city being near the center of totality for the event, volunteers with a number of local...
Driver injured in deer-related wreck
A Lampasas man was hospitalized last week after a single-vehicle wreck that involved gravel on the roadway and a deer crossing the street. Lampasas police officials said at 12:40 p.m. Feb. 18, officers responded to a report of a wreck in the 300 block of Sunrise Hills. Patrol Lt. Chuck Montgomery said the collision was of a vehicle-versusmaterial nature. “A driver hit a pile of gravel aggregate…
Fire destroys two RVs near residence
A structure fire on Private Road 3072 during the early-morning hours Monday resulted in the loss of two recreational vehicles, a pick-up truck and an enclosed equipment trailer. Lampasas Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tim Weinrich said no residents were injured during the fire. Agencies on the scene included the Lampasas VFD and Kempner Volunteer Fire Department. Weinrich said the Lampasas…
Two Killeen Women Were Killed In A Head-On Collision
According to KWTX, the Killeen Police Department identified two individuals who were killed unfortunately in a head-on collision. The law enforcement believes that alcohol was involved and played a factor in the crash that took place, on February 23rd after midnight on the 2800 block of East Rancier. When the police arrived at the location, a maroon Kia had caught fire with a dead female driver who was pinned inside, and the second driver involved was in a white Cadillac.
Killeen and Waco firefighters deploy to fight Texas Panhandle wildfires
Waco, TX (FOX 44) — Fire departments in our area have stepped up this week to help the Panhandle take out the largest wildfires in Texas history. The Killeen Fire Department deployed six firefighters and three vehicles to the Panhandle to battle the flames. Killeen Fire Chief James Kubinski says he’s been in contact with […]
Polls close at 7 p.m. for Early Voting
The Copperas Cove Early Voting Center closes its doors at 7 p.m. on Friday, the last day of early voting ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. As of Wednesday, Feb. 28, a total of 2,907 ballots had been cast in Coryell County. On Tuesday, polls will be open from 7...
Get Chilled And Thrilled With These 4 Haunted Bridges In Texas
If you're the type of person who loves a good spine-tingling tale, Texas has you covered. Some of the most haunted bridges around are located in the Lone Star State. Each one of these bridges comes with its own eerie legend and ghostly sightings that have been talked about for years.
Schools Celebrate Black History Month
Excellence doesn’t have a color. Killeen ISD Board President Brett Williams told students at Rancier Middle School Thursday that it was leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. who blazed a trail so that people like him would be recognized for their merit. He urged students to seek out mentors...
What Time Is The Full Texas Solar Eclipse?
Killeen, Texas and all of Bell County fit nicely into the path of totality for the upcoming total solar eclipse that will be happening on April 8, 2024. A massive influx of people are expected to view the eclipse here in Central Texas due to our favorable anticipated weather forecast, and adequate space that Bell County has already declared a state of emergency with the population likely to be at least doubled, if not tripled by the number of eclipse enthusiasts.
BCISD picks Midway assistant for top job
The Burnet Consolidated Independent School District announced Dr. Aaron Peña as the lone finalist for superintendent during a special meeting of the Board of Trustees on Friday, March 1. Peña is currently assistant superintendent for Administrative Services at Waco’s Midway ISD. As per Texas law, BCISD must...
Boil water notice due to repaired leak on FM 2808 is rescinded
In a text message to customers at 8:43 a.m. on Wednesday the Kempner Water Supply Corporation revealed it was looking to resolve a main line leak on Farm to Market Road 2808. Although the issue was resolved shortly after noon, the KWSC issued a boil water notice to some members due to the leak on the 6-inch main line. The KWSC's boil water notice impacted those along CR 4875, CR 4876, CR 4877,…