CRIME & SAFETY
Man found dead following crash on I-14 near Fort Cavazos main gate
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - A man is dead following a single-vehicle crash near Fort Cavazos Tuesday morning. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene at around 12:45 a.m. Oct. 3 at I-14 and TJ Mills Blvd. According to DPS, a preliminary investigation revealed the man may have...
Public Assistance Sought in Bell County Sheriff's Department Manhunt
The Bell County Sheriff's Department is on a manhunt and needs your help. Madden, with known connections to the Bell County area, especially Belton, could be hiding in Travis, Williamson, or Burnet Counties. Stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
National Emergency Alert raises concerns for abuse victims
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) -The federal emergency management agency is required by federal law to test the national emergency alarm at least once every three years. While this practice keeps the system efficient, not everyone can afford to ignore the notification. Victims of domestic violence or abuse often utilize an extra...
Police Seek Public's Help in Central Texas Manhunt
A manhunt is currently in progress in Central Texas, with local authorities urgently seeking public assistance. This video provides crucial details about the ongoing situation. Stay informed and potentially help in ensuring community safety by watching this important update.
Central Texas National Night Out near you
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Many police departments across Central Texas are working with the community to host annual National Night Out events Tuesday, allowing officers to connect with the people they serve every day. This is the 40th annual National Night Out, promoting safer communities by united local officers with...
Beware! These Are Bell County, Texas’ Most Wanted For September 2023
Day in and day out, police in Bell County, Texas work hard to keep us safe. We've all seen videos of heroics from law enforcement in Texas, and Bell County is no different. But no matter how committed and diligent police may be, there are always people who evade arrest or slip away when they're expected to stay and stand trial.
6 residents displaced after fire erupts in Killeen apartment complex
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - The Killeen Fire Department put out a fire that broke out at an apartment complex on Thursday. Just before 3:00 p.m., units responded to a general alarm fire at an apartment complex in the 900 block of West Adams Avenue. When units arrived, they saw heavy...
Killeen Barber Tiffany McCoy Fatally Shot; Investigation and Public Mourning Underway
Tiffany McCoy, a well-regarded barber in Killeen, was fatally shot in a police altercation, sparking inquiries from her family and the local community. The incident involved a Temple Police officer who was answering a shooting call. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation proceeds. McCoy's family is requesting the release of the body camera footage to better understand the incident.
18-wheeler carrying frozen chicken catches fire; driver dead
MILLER COUNTY, Ark. (KSLA) - One person is dead after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler near the Arkansas/Louisiana state line. The crash happened Thursday morning (Sept. 28) on I-49 N near the Doddridge exit. Officials say an 18-wheeler was headed north when somehow, the driver lost control and ran into some woods. The truck, carrying frozen chicken, then caught fire.
Killeen Police Department hosts 3rd annual domestic violence awareness walk
KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) -October is the beginning of domestic violence awareness month, and Killeen police department held their annual domestic violence awareness walk for the third time. The Killeen police department held its third annual domestic violence awareness walk. The first 150 people to finish were presented with a special...
Daycare worker arrested after infant receives arm fracture
Killeen, Texas (FOX 44) – A 26-year-old Killeen daycare center worker has been arrested on child injury charges after a ten-month-old child suffered an arm fracture while under her care. Alexis Leshawn Powell was booked into the Bell County Jail on Thursday following a full investigation of the incident.
Temple Officer shoots and kills Killeen hairstylist, victim identity revealed
A police officer in Texas is currently under investigation for a fatal shooting involving a local hairstylist. The incident happened during a disturbance response and has since drawn statewide attention and widespread condolences on social media. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the Texas Rangers lead the investigation. More updates to follow as the investigation unfolds.
‘A whirlwind of emotions’: Family members remember loved ones killed in head-on collision in Bell County
BELL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Two Central Texas families are grieving in the wake of the unexpected and devastating losses of two loved ones killed in a head-on car collision early Monday morning. Meghan Beisel is left without a sister, Macayla Bartek, and Raegan Walker is without her father, Lance...
UPDATE: Harker Heights Have Arrested Alleged Suspect In A Murder
This article is a continuance of an investigation that was taking place in Harker Heights about a gentleman known in Central Texas who had been murdered which you can find here. On 27 September Joshua was arranged by Justice Of The Peace Theodore Duffield for the murder and has decided to set the bail at $1 $1,500,000. The gentleman Joshua will also be charged for evading arrest that took place, on September 25th with his vehicle with another set bond of $1 million. As of right now, Joshua is currently in custody at the Bell County jail.
Seton medical employees attacked
Harker Heights, Tx (FOX 44) – Harker Heights Police are looking for a woman accused of attacking people at Seton Medical Center. Heights officers were called to the Seton medical facility at 850 West Central Texas Expressway about 11:00 p.m. Monday for a disturbance in progress. Dispatch advised the officers it was taking place on the second floor where a female was attacking people in the hospital.
Man, woman killed in head-on collision in Bell County
Harker Heights PD arrest, charge suspect involved in fatal shooting and car pursuit
HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas — Harker Heights Police Department says it arrested 31-year-old Joshua Deshun Lyda for murdering 41-year-old Johnathan Rhodan and evading police on Tuesday, Sept. 26. According to police, Lyda is currently being held at the Bell County Jail on bonds totaling $2.5 million. On Saturday, Sept. 23,...
Texas Woman Fatally Shot by Police in Temple: Investigation Underway
Tiffany McCoy, a Killeen resident aged 32, was fatally shot by police in Temple, Texas. The incident occurred early Sunday morning, when the Temple Police Department responded to gunfire reports at North 12th Street location.
Bell County: One dead, another injured in shooting
TEMPLE, Texas — The Bell County Sheriff's Department announced that 42-year-old Cody Kinslow died in a shooting on Thursday, Sept. 21. According to the department, deputies went to the 9000 block of Little Flock Road at about 9:54 a.m. in response to a shooting. The department says a woman...
Tragedy strikes Belton man after bicycle-car accident
BELTON, Texas — On Friday, Sept. 15, 34-year-old William Lynam got in an accident while riding his bike to work. He is currently in a medically induced coma in a Trauma ICU and is being treated for numerous injuries. Now his family has created a GoFundMe to help pay...