America celebrates Independence Day

People all across America geared up on Wednesday to celebrate Independence Day, a tradition that often includes copious amounts of beer, barbecued meats, carnivals, parades and fireworks.

Authorities searching for man who abducted, assaulted 14-year-old girl

Killeen Police have released a composite sketch of the person who abducted a 14-year-old girl on Monday.

Governor Perry makes Independence Day stop in East Texas

Governor Rick Perry spent Independence Day in the small East Texas town of Big Sandy on Wednesday. He spoke for about 20 minutes at the New Beginnings Christian Church for an event hosted by the Big Sandy Rotary Club.

Doctors warn fireworks can cause serious injury

COLLEGE STATION -- Before you decide to shoot off some fireworks, a warning that every year more than 9,000 people will find themselves in the emergency room due to injuries caused by celebrations gone wrong.

Man arrested for choking, punching pregnant girlfriend in stomach

EUNICE, LA — A man is behind bars for allegedly beating his pregnant girlfriend after she discovered that he was with another female.

Hewitt could see increased water rates by Fall

HEWITT -- By this fall the city of Hewitt could face increased water rates. In order to offset projected increases in the cost of providing water to residents, city council members will review two rate adjustment proposals.

BBQ tips to keep you and your food safe

WACO -- No Independence Day party is complete without grilling, but cooking outside tends to lend itself to some hazards you may not realize.

Two local counties enact burn bans

CENTRAL TEXAS -- Heads up, two Central Texas counties have enacted special burn bans just in time for July 4th celebrations.

14-year-old abducted by acquaintance

Killeen Police were notified of an abduction that took place Monday around noon.