Mclennan County, TX

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Man bites chief during arrest, according to Lacy Lakeview Police

A man bit Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt as he was fighting with officers, before they used a stun gun and arrested him Wednesday morning, Truehitt said. An officer stopped Ross Michael Wetterman, 30, at 9 a.m. Wednesday because his vehicle's license plate was not legible, Truehitt said. The officer believed Wetterman appeared to be under the influence of drugs and asked him to step out of his vehicle, he said.
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Suspect arrested in shooting that injured two outside Dewey Community Center

Waco police arrested a suspect Wednesday in a shooting Monday night at the Dewey Community Center that injured two people, according to an arrest affidavit. Derwin Dewayne Bell was arrested Wednesday after three people identified him from a photo lineup as the as the person who opened fire on them at about 8:50 p.m. in the paring lot of the community center, 925 N. Ninth St., according to the affidavit.
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Waco woman arrested in child sex assault case involving teen boy

The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Waco woman Tuesday after they said a 16-year-old boy acknowledged he was in a sexual relationship with the woman. Olivia Whitt, 21, of Waco, was booked in McLennan County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child. According to...

Hewitt PD arrests man accused of chasing stepfather with knife

The Hewitt Police Department arrested a man this week after he allegedly chased his stepfather through his residence with a knife. Hewitt officers responded to a call at 7:47 p.m. Monday to the 900 block of Vail Highlands on reports of a verbal disturbance in progress. Dispatch had been informed...
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MCSO: Dead body found at Riesel power plant

RIESEL, Texas — The body of a 25-year-old out-of-state man was discovered in a coal car at the LS Power - Sandy Creek Generating Station in Riesel Wednesday, according to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office. Around 10 a.m., the sheriff's department was called out to the plant about a dead...

Victory Bowl back for Central Texas seniors

For many Central Texas senior athletes, the Super Centex Victory Bowl has become an end of the school year tradition. For some players, it’s a transition to college athletics. For others, it’s a last chance to play the sport they love with other local athletes. “We’ve been doing this for...

Learn how to manage diabetes

WACO, Texas – If you or someone you know would like to know more about diabetes or how to manage it, there is help available. The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, Getterman Wellness, and Doris Miller YMCA are offering a free diabetes management workshop starting Tuesday, June 15th from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Doris Miller YMCA. There will be six sessions over a twelve-week period. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Heavy rain causes street flooding, some power outages

(KWTX) - Hundreds were without power in the Waco area and in northeastern McLennan County after another heavy downpour Tuesday morning that caused street flooding and left some motorists stranded in high water. High water was reported in areas throughout Waco including the area of West Waco Drive and North...

UPDATE: ‘All clear’ given at Waco food processing plant

WACO, Texas – UPDATE: An “all clear” has been given at the Cargill plant in Waco. Waco Police and McLennan County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the plant Monday afternoon, located at 2510 Lake Shore Drive, after hearing of a bomb threat. The initial call came in at 3:00 p.m. The...

‘Credible threat’ evacuates Waco's Cargill poultry processing plant

Local law enforcement evacuated employees from Cargill, a protein processing plant in Waco, after the company had assessed a call it received as a “credible threat" Monday afternoon. The Waco Police Department responded to a call received at around 3 p.m. from Cargill, 2510 Lake Shore Drive, informing them they...