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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

Soldier shot dead

BLUM — April Thompson, 24, of Odessa, was arrested Saturday morning after shooting and killing Private Cody Ryan Patterson of Blum. The Hill County Sheriff's Office says Patterson was home on leave from Iraq. Officials say Thompson was ar

Teen sentenced to 40 years

WACO — Jamiron James was sentenced to 40 years in jail for a carjacking in March. James had a troubled past and was involved with a group of teens that had previous acts of violence on their record.

Local leader dies

WACO — Eugene Jud, former head of Caritas in Waco, died Thursday at the age of 95. Jud clothed and fed Texans for 22 years without a salary.

Man cuffed after road rage

WACO — William Scott Bartlett, 48, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possesion of a prohibited weapon/explosives, two counts of carrying an unlawful weapon and possession of marijauna on Tuesday. Police s