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Lake Whitney Park undergoing renovations

WACO - Lake Whitney Park will be making some major renovations after getting a $3 million boost. The 800 acre park will use the money for new bathrooms, better handicap accessibility and new campsites. Renovations should wrap up by the end of S

Cameron Park celebrates 100 anniversary

WACO - Waco's Cameron Park will celebrate it's 100 year anniversary tomorrow. The centennial celebration kicks off with a parade, and will also have a kids play area, a concert and fire works. Organizers say it's a chance for everyone to get to

2 coach accused of providing alcohol to minors

WACO - Two Whitney High School baseball coaches have been accused of giving alcohol to students. Police say Christopher Garrett and Nicholas Bird distributed alcohol to minors over spring break and lied to authorities about it. Both are on paid

Governor Perry weighs in on Arizona immigration law

Texas Governor Rick Perry weighed in on Arizona's new law on illegal immigration For the past few days the nation has been talking about the state of Arizona's gutsy move to make being in the United States illegally a state crime. While support

Tanker rolls, 1 injured

WACO - A Septic tanker driver is in the hospital after his truck blew a tire and rolled several times. The man's name was not released, but authorities say he is lucky he was ejected from the vehicle before it rolled. Officials say the man sust

Man allegedly beheads wife with chainsaw

WACO - A mother of six is the victim of a chain saw killing. Her body was found in the street of Lewisville and investigators point the finger at her husband. A local neighbor says he woke up Tuesday morning to the sound of a chainsaw.

Funeral home under foreclosure

WACO - The Pecan Grove Funeral Home is still posted for foreclosure despite efforts to negotiate the 1.8 million dollar lawsuit. The Fifth Third Bank of Ohio sued the home, claiming loan payments were late and sometimes non-existent.

State senator hopeful raising big money

WACO - Former Waco mayor David Sibley, backed by big-name endorsements, has raised a sizeable campaign war-chest 10 days before election day. Sibley is running in a 4-way special election to fill retired State Senator Kip Averitt's seat. The Wa

Caterpillar announces positive first quarter

WACO - Caterpillar announced a positive first quarter earnings. The heavy equipment manufacturer said its net income was more than $200 million. The company is expected to employ more than 350 area workers by fall 2010.

Wiley Middle School catches fire

Part of the G.L. Wiley Middle School caught fire Sunday evening. The blaze was quickly extinguished, but not before the building suffered smoke damage. Investigators suspect the fire was caused by tampering with copper wires in the building.