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Flores wins Republican runoff election

WACO - McLennan County's runoff election concluded Tuesday. Bill Flores defeated Rob Curnock for the Republican ticket. Flores will face Democrat incumbent Chet Edwards for the congressional seat.

Shaver jokes about getting bullet back

WACO - Country singer Billy Joe Shaver did not take long to reestablish his outlaw image.

Baylor named a top cancer research group

WACO - State official named Baylor among the top cancer research giants at a presentation Monday. The Waco Tribune reports Baylor received a $200,000 check to continue cancer research. The award was given by the Cancer Prevention and Research I

New law causing problems for business owners

WACO - A new law concerning lead paint has many property owners concerned. The EPA law requires contractors and rental property owners to receive special training to become certified for dealing with their paint. The mandate only applies t

Country musician Shaver found not guilty

WACO - 70-year-old Billy Joe Shaver was found not guilty for an aggravated assault charge that happened in 2007. The jury ruled Shaver shot Billy Coker in self-defense. Shaver now faces a $7,500 bond for unlawfully carrying a pistol.

Drug ringleader sentenced to 30 years

One of the major ringleaders of the Central Texas drug cartel was sentenced to 30 years in prison Thursday. 30-year-old Jose Padron pleaded guilty to distributing methamphetamines and money laundering. Padron was responsible for distributing ov

Police find dead man in car

WACO - Waco police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday in Hood Park. Authorities say 21-year-old Emuel Bowers was shot multiple times in his chest while sitting in his car. Police found him dead in the vehicle when they

School evacuated in Dallas

DALLAS - An elementary school in Dallas evacuated after an employee opened an envelope with a suspicious powder inside. The employee of Ethridge Elementary in Garland was taken to a local hospital after opening the envelope. Officials decided t

Jury selected in Shaver trial

WACO - The jury has been selected for the trial of 'Honky Tonk Hero" Billy Joe Shaver. Court officials expect the trial to last throughout the week. Shaver faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Plano man threatens abortion clinic

DALLAS - A Texas man faces charges after officials say he filed court documents threatening an abortion clinic. Erlyndon Joseph Lo filed documents in a Plano federal court, saying his religious beliefs entitled him to use deadly force to prevent a