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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.

'Caveman' sentenced to 90 years behind bars

The 45-year-old man known as "Caveman" was sentenced to 90 years in prison for the shooting death of Bobby Evans. James Ramirez will serve 30 years behind bars before he is eligible for parole. Ramirez' partner-in-crime, Jerry Newland, faces li

Two Waco schools get grant

WACO—Waco High and Brazos Middle School are two of the eleven schools in the state receiving a hefty $500,000 grant. The money is part of the re-design and restructuring grant aimed at improving student performances. The funding was only

New Jail still not filled

WACO — The new jail on Highway 6 has still yet to be filled. The Tribune Reports the New Jersey based detention company that will manage the facility has not yet worked an agreement with Texas agencies to house inmates.

Baptists bike to stop hunger

WACO - Texas Baptists are fighting state hunger with their Bike out of Hunger event. The fundraiser is a 6-day biking event where participants travel over 440 miles. The group stopped at Baylor Wednesday to pick up more bikers for their event.

Better Rx card now available to McLennan residents

WACO - The better Rx card is now available to all McLennan County residents. The card is 100% free and can be picked up at most pharmacies and county offices. Users can expect savings up to 70% on generic drugs and 15% on name-brand prescriptio

2 Waco schools receive 500K grant

WACO - Waco High and Brazos Middle School have received a $500,000 grant from the state. The mini-stimulus is aimed at turning the program around and putting them back on track. The grant is only given to unacceptable schools and is aimed at ac

Temple ISD paddling away

WACO - Corporal punishment or paddling is still allowed in 20 states, including Texas. With discipline becoming a major issue in public schools, one Texas town proudly upholds its old-fashioned discipline tool. Temple ISD School Board President

Police arrest alleged tractor thief

WACO - 32-year-old Robert Clark was arrested Friday after allegedly stealing two tractors. Authorities believe Clark sold the equipment in an auction, making $20,000 profit off the theft.

3 men rob R&J shop

WACO - Police are looking for three men they believe are involved in a robbery that happened off Waco Drive Saturday night. The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash during the 8 p.m. holdup at R&J gift shop.