Local News

Military official makes recommendations for Maj. Hasan

FORT HOOD -- The Article 32 Hearing for Maj. Nidal Hasan is complete.  Investigating officer, Col. James Pohl, has completed his recommendation on the findings from the hearing.

Local pastor wants retrial for wife's murder

WACO -- Convicted murderer, Matt Baker, has sent a letter to appeal his conviction. The former pastor's attorney, Stan Shweiger, says the trial was unfair. Baker was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of his wife.

Lady Bears near upset against UConn

Last night, the Lady Bears lost against the University of Connecticut, 65-64. This game accounts for the Huskies 80th straight victory, as the two time defending national champions.

IRS on income tax and the wrongly convicted

The Internal Revenue Service has been collecting an income tax on compensation given to people who are wrongly convicted. The IRS bases the tax amount for this compensation on the former inmate's tax bracket.

Fort Hood soldier dies

FORT HOOD -- A Fort Hood soldier from Ohio died last week in Afghanistan. Fort Hood officials say 32 year-old Corporal Shawn Fannin of Wheelersburg, Ohio was killed in a non-combat related incident.

Convenience store robbed twice in one week

WACO -- The Skinny's Convenience store at 2429 Waco Dr. was robbed again Monday night. This is the second time in one week. Waco police say a man demanded money from the clerk, grabbed the cash and took off.

Six vehicle burglaries in College Station on one street

COLLEGE STATION -- Police in College Station are investigating a string of burglaries that plagued one street early Tuesday morning. Six vehicles were broken into in the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Greenberry.

Bell Co. murder suspect in custody

Bell Co. -- A man extradited to Bell county from Louisiana is facing murder charges.

Homelessness Awareness Week: The costs of poverty

WACO -- There are more than 3.5 million homeless in the U.S., a number that continues to grow in this struggling economy. In McLennan County alone,  nearly a third of the population is living at or below the poverty level.

New psychiatric program saves money while promoting safety

There are approximately 800 psychiatric patients in McLennan county every year, needing inpatient treatment. Unfortunately, the facilities in Waco do not provide enough space for all these patients to get the treatment they need.