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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.

'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