IRS on income tax and the wrongly convicted

The Internal Revenue Service has been collecting an income tax on compensation given to people who are wrongly convicted. The IRS bases the tax amount for this compensation on the former inmate's tax bracket.

Fort Hood soldier dies

FORT HOOD -- A Fort Hood soldier from Ohio died last week in Afghanistan. Fort Hood officials say 32 year-old Corporal Shawn Fannin of Wheelersburg, Ohio was killed in a non-combat related incident.

Convenience store robbed twice in one week

WACO -- The Skinny's Convenience store at 2429 Waco Dr. was robbed again Monday night. This is the second time in one week. Waco police say a man demanded money from the clerk, grabbed the cash and took off.

Six vehicle burglaries in College Station on one street

COLLEGE STATION -- Police in College Station are investigating a string of burglaries that plagued one street early Tuesday morning. Six vehicles were broken into in the 2600 and 2700 blocks of Greenberry.

Bell Co. murder suspect in custody

Bell Co. -- A man extradited to Bell county from Louisiana is facing murder charges.

Homelessness Awareness Week: The costs of poverty

WACO -- There are more than 3.5 million homeless in the U.S., a number that continues to grow in this struggling economy. In McLennan County alone,  nearly a third of the population is living at or below the poverty level.

New psychiatric program saves money while promoting safety

There are approximately 800 psychiatric patients in McLennan county every year, needing inpatient treatment. Unfortunately, the facilities in Waco do not provide enough space for all these patients to get the treatment they need.

First-ever American County Awards lined with star performers

Country music superstars Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner are set to perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec.

Lubbock-area trooper dies in traffic crash

A Texas Highway Patrol trooper died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash south of Post as he was responding to an accident scene on U. S. 84.

Senator Cornyn pushes balanced budget amendment

TEXAS -- Senator John Cornyn was back in Washington D.C. Monday. The Senator is proposing a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution Tuesday at the Republican Conference meeting.