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Plane dissapears off coast

TEXAS — A navy plane and two pilots vanished without a trace off the coast of Texas. The coast guard says a search started Wednesday afternoon for the crew and plane. Air traffic controllers say they lost contact with the pilots, a

Warner call center shutting down

WACO — Time Warner Cable will be closing its call center in Waco eliminating 45 jobs. Spokeswoman Stacy Schmitt says the company is closing the Waco and San Marcos call centers to merge them all into one center in Austin. Local employees

Prosecutors to try teens as adults

UNDATED — Prosecutors of two teens charged with killing a Clifton man want the two tried as adults. The attorneys say the punishment as juveniles, doesn't fit the severity of the crime. Clifton police found 57-year-old Arturo Chavez dead

4 inmates injured during fight

WACO — Four men were injured during a 24 inmate fight Sunday, at a transfer center in Marlin. The Waco Tribune reports he fight broke at about 1:45 p.m. and the cause of the fight is still under investigation.

Humane Society in need of supplies

WACO — The Waco Humane Society says they are in much need of more dog food at their shelter. Officials say with the drop in temperature, animals are able to burn more calories. A new policy where animals are rarely being euthanized is als

Ponzi schemist enters not guilty plea

WACO — Julia Ann Schmidt who is accused of running a large scale ponzi scheme entered a not guilty plea in court Thursday. Officials say Schmidt allegedly stole over $500 thousand dollars from clients. Schmidt was not orginally booked int

Tire plant converting to tech center

WACO — A handful of local colleges and city goverments will be teaming up to invest $30 million into the old General Tire plant to develop a 300,000-square-foot technology research center next year. Baylor and Texas State Technical College w

2 Men indicted on robbery charges

WACO — Two Waco area men have been indicted for the robbery of two convenience stores in August. Authorities say Cody Simms, 18, and Austin Artz, 24, were involved in the robberies of two skinny's convenience stores. In both cases police

Council to vote on smoking ban

WACO — The Waco City Council will be voting on a smoking ban in the following weeks that could make the city smoke free. Officials say the ordinance will take out loopholes in the current one, or ban smoking in the city alltogether. Those

Funding shortfall for road construction

WACO — Major road construction projects are being thrown out because of state funding cut backs. Roads affected by the cuts are Loop 340/Highway 6 and Interstate 35. Officials say the region is short $11 million dollars from a yet-to-be-d