Amber Alert for missing Robinson girl canceled
Robinson (FOX 44/KWKT) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has ended the Amber Alert for a 14-year-old girl from Robinson. DPS says the teen has been found. Police said the teenager left home voluntarily with a young woman Thursday afternoon. She was last seen in the 500 block of Celeste Drive. Police are not […]
Waco woman paralyzed after boyfriend shot her discusses terrifying ordeal: ‘He used my gun’
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - What started as an argument over texts nearly cost Jaira Kirven her life when her boyfriend at the time, Dari Washington, shot her. “Next thing I know, I hear ‘Well, since I’m fake’ and the next thing I know, I’m on the floor. I’m screaming ‘what’re you doing? What’s going on?’” Kirven recalled in an interview.
Officials: Missing 14-year-old girl in McLennan County found
ROBINSON, Texas — Texas DPS has updated an Amber Alert for a 14-year-old girl out of Robinson to say that she has been found on Friday, March 24 at about 4:03 p.m. According to the alert, she was last seen wearing a low-cut black dress, white or gray leggings and dark blue Crocs with jewels.
‘Huge for business:’ Bar next to Waco Airport prepares for large Trump rally turnout
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Owners of a bar less about a mile away from Waco Regional Airport are unsure what to expect for business Saturday ahead of former President Donald Trump’s campaign rally, but they are hoping the expected large crowd will help their small business. Lakeside Bar owner,...
Suspected drug dealer arrested, over half-pound of meth seized
Waco, Tx (FOX44) – Waco Police report recovering over a half-pound of methamphetamine and making an arrest as part of an ongoing investigation on suspected illegal drug dealing. 42-year-old Josh Lindale Goodwin was arrested on Tuesday following an investigation which started in September 2022. As the investigation unfolded, officers...
The 6 most shocking revelations from Netflix's latest docuseries "Waco: American Apocalypse"
Between February 28 and April 19, 1993, the largest — and most infamous — massacre took place on American soil leading to the death of 86 people. The 51-day standoff, known as the Waco siege, became the most brutal news story of the year, as law enforcement, members of a religious cult and their supreme leader fought to a bitter end.
Waco man arrested on charges he molested boy more than a decade ago
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A Waco man named in a sealed indictment last year was arrested Wednesday on charges he molested a boy in 2008 and 2009. Officials unsealed the indictment against Wendell Etron Sims, 70, Thursday after his arrest on the indictment that charges him with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Waco Memorial Funeral Home Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cuttings and Community Support
Waco Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery & Cremations celebrated its Grand Opening yesterday, hosting four ribbon-cutting ceremonies in partnership with the Greater Waco Chamber, The Greater Robinson Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hewitt, and Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The newly constructed funeral home was brought to life by K4 Construction and features a modern hill country design.
Trump picks Waco, Texas, to kick off his 2024 presidential campaign
Former President Trump holds his first campaign rally of the year tomorrow in Waco, Texas. Waco, near the site of a standoff in the 1990s. Federal law enforcement confronted an anti-government cult 30 years ago. Eighty-six people died at the Branch Davidian compound. Trump's campaign dismissed any connection with extremists, saying the site was chosen because it is close to Texas population centers - about a hundred miles from Dallas, hundred miles from Austin, so Texas close.
Waco City Council unveils commissioned sketches by Waco High School student
WACO, Texas — The Waco City Council unveiled sketches of the Council Members made by a Waco High School student at a City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 21. District 3 Council Member Josh Borderud commissioned Maritza Degollado-Ramirez, a junior at Waco High, to sketch all six members of the Waco City Council after seeing the student's work featured in a mock trial competition.
False report leads to increased law enforcement presence at University High School
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco Independent School District police officers on Thursday afternoon conducted a sweep of University High School. Authorities were investigating a call that a student had been shot in a restroom, believed to be a hoax, out of an abundance of caution. “Local law enforcement received a...
Central Texas Contractor Accused of Fraud and Arrested in North Dakota
Loyd Clayton Yost, owner of Clayton Construction, has been accused by at least 20 Central Texas residents of not completing contract work his company had agreed to do. Yost fled to North Dakota and was arrested in late January with the help of the U.S. Marshall’s Lone Star Fugitive task force and the McLennan County F.A.S.T unit. According to KCEN TV, the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office plans to conduct a full investigation once Yost is brought back to Texas. The company’s website, which promotes the construction of homes and barndominiums, is still live.
12 new Waco restaurants have opened since start of 2023
In 2022, 106 new dining options opened for business in Waco-Temple-Killeen. The growth in culinary options for our region has continues as Central Texas is seeing a flurry of new food and beverage businesses in 2023. With 12 new Waco area eateries already opened since the start of the year, the region is proving to be a hotbed for culinary ventures.
When a foster mom didn't have childcare, her college professor volunteered as class babysitter
When a doctoral candidate without childcare brought her foster baby to school, her professor opened his arms. Traniece Brown-Warrens, 36, is a first-year principal at Markham Elementary School in Portland, Oregon. Once a month, she travels to Waco, Texas, to take weekend classes at Baylor University in the hopes of becoming a superintendent one day.
The Lindsley Brothers perform 'Simpler Times'
The Lindsley Brothers are two brothers from Arlington, VA who now live in the Waco area playing acoustic funk for the weary soul. You can see them live on March 25 at Alcove Cantina in Round Rock.
‘Babies with guns’: Prosecutors hope conviction of teen gang member sends strong message
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - McLennan County and Waco law enforcement officials are hoping that the conviction of a 16-year-old gang member involved in at least two shootings last year will spotlight their efforts to curb escalating gun violence among gang members and youthful offenders. Judge Alan Bennett, who presides over...
New Waco K9 Team apprehends first suspect
WACO, Texas — The Waco Police Department's newest K9 Team has successfully apprehended their first suspect, said Waco PD in a Facebook post. The Department congratulated K9 Echo and Sgt. Fuller on the successful track. Waco PD said that the pair were called in to assist the Robinson Police...
37 new Central Texas Dining Options to try in 2023
In 2022, 106 new dining options opened for business in Waco-Temple-Killeen. The growth in culinary options for our region has continues as Central Texas is seeing a flurry of new food and beverage businesses in 2023. With 37 new eateries already opened since the start of the year, the region is proving to be a hotbed for culinary creativity. From Latin cuisine at 100×35 to BBQ at Band of Brothers and seafood at Yummy Crab, there is something for everyone. Other notable openings include coffee shops Dunkin’, Atrium Coffee Co. and Be Kind Coffee, as well as dessert destinations like Jeremiah’s Italian Ice and Warm Cookie Co.
Remarkable Women: Servicing and Nurturing Her Community
CENTRAL TEXAS (FOX 44) — Jacqueline Warnell is a woman of many attributes who manages numerous responsibilities. Balancing the role of a mother of five kids is one of them. Warnell is the proud mother of 17-year-old Zachary, 15-year-old Christopher, 13-year-old Madison, and 9-year-old twins Skyler and McKenzie. Working as a full-time HR Director at […]
Residents left without home following duplex fire in Hewitt
HEWITT, Texas — According to Hewitt Fire Chief Jonathan Christian, the Waco and Hewitt fire departments responded to a structure fire on Monday, March 20 around 3:30 p.m. Chief Christian confirmed to 6 News that the fire was located at 1118 W. Gruver Cir. Upon arrival to the fire,...
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