Today`s Local News2015-08-28
Friday, August 28, 2015      


(BELL CO) Bell County authorities are searching for a suspect in an overnight stabbing death. 

Bell County Sheriff`s Office was called about 7PM Thursday to a rest stop on north Interstate 35 near Salado in reference to a stabbing. Deputies arrived and located a victim who had suffered multiple stab wounds. The wounded man was airlifted to Scott & White Hospital in Temple where he later died. At this time, the name of the victim has not been released. Investigators believe the suspect to be a black male, last seen wearing a black shirt, black shorts, and white shoes. Temple Police, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, DPS helicopters, and K9 units helped search the surrounding area to no avail overnight. Authorities say the suspect remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. 


(BELL CO) The preliminary autopsy report for a woman found drowned Monday at Lake Belton has been released. 

Authorities say the autopsy report for 40-year-old Amanda Rogers of Little River-Academy shows that her drowning death was accidental. Texas Parks & Wildlife dive teams found Rogers` body Monday in about 40 feet of water. Authorities had been searching for her since Saturday night after she reportedly jumped off a boat and disappeared. Investigators say she was not wearing a life vest. 


(BELTON) A school bus accident in Belton on Thursday left no one hurt. 

A Holy Trinity Catholic School bus hit a guardrail as it crossed Lake Belton Dam on Thursday afternoon along FM2271. Belton Police said the front end of the bus was damaged but there were no reported injuries. Police said there were no students on the bus at the time of the accident.  


(CAMERON) A total of 7 Milam County students have been awarded scholarships this year from the Christine Holcombe Memorial Fund. 

Fund officials said the 7 students earned a total of $10,000 awarded. The fund was established to honor longtime Milam County extension agent Christine Holcombe, who died of cancer in 2013. Three students, Davis Denny of Thorndale, Grant Westbrook of Milano, and Tyler Vrazel of Buckholts, each earned a $2000 scholarship. And 4 others will receive $1000 scholarships: Hayleigh Lagrone of Milano, Ke’Ara Tindle, Kaitlyn Zarosky and Madeline Kostroun of Cameron.  
The scholarships are open to students who have completed at least one year of college work and graduated from a Milam County high school or must be a former Milam County resident. For more information visit the Christine Holcombe Memorial page on Facebook.


(TX) Attorney General Ken Paxton says he is not guilty of the state charges brought against him.  He and his lawyer appeared before a judge in Fort Worth yesterday for Paxton`s arraignment on charges of securities fraud and of acting as a broker representative without a license.  The Attorney General had asked permission to skip the hearing but Judge George Gallagher said "no." 

Meanwhile, Paxton is looking for a new attorney.  A judge granted Joe Kendall`s request yesterday to no longer represent Paxton in the securities fraud case against him.  Without going into specifics, Kendall told a judge that differences of opinion are why he can`t be Paxton`s lawyer.  Paxton is hoping to have a new attorney in a few days.  He was indicted earlier this month on claims he got Corsicana Representative Byron Cook and another man to buy stock in a company in 2011 without letting them know he had a personal stake in it. 


(CAMERON) Temple College is set to host adult education GED classes in Cameron. 

The free classes will be individualized and open to anyone 18 or older. Prospective students must attend both orientation days, set for September 1st and 2nd at 10AM. These orientations can last anywhere from 3 to 4 hours and are required. Seats are first come, first served. All classes and orientations will be held at Cameron Housing Authority at 704 W. 6th in Cameron. Class hours will be Mondays and Thursdays from 1-6PM and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-5PM. For questions, call 697-8657 or send an email to


(CAMERON) The 3-time defending state champion Cameron Yoe football team returns to action tonight. 

The Yoemen open their title defense against Waco Connally at home at newly renovated Yoe Field. KMIL will have the call. Get the most in depth football coverage in Central Texas today, when we kick things off at 9:05AM with the Coach Rick Rhoades Show, broadcasting live from Cameron Autoplex. Because of technical issues with Monday`s broadcast of the 1981 State Title game, we will broadcast that game again today at 2:30PM. Prior to the home opener, catch the Coufal Prater Countdown to Kickoff, and after the game, stay tuned for Friday Night Finals for all the area scores. Last night, the subvarsity kicked off their football season. The freshmen team lost 46-20, but the JV took an impressive 30-2 win. 

And don`t forget to register for your chance to win free gas from Rattlers or free services from Cameron Autoplex. Stop by both locations and register for your chance to win. General Admission Tickets for tonight`s Varsity Football game vs. Waco Connally are on sale now at the YHS Kiosk - $5 Adults and $3 Students. District 10 Football passes are sold out, however, the Athletic Department announced there are still District 20 passes available. 


(CENTRAL TX) A pair of area football teams actually began their regular seasons last night. 

The Snook Blue Jays fell in a close contest with Hallettsville Sacred Heart, 29-22. The Blue Jays return to action next Friday against Brazos Christian. Meanwhile, the Lexington Eagles were crushed Thursday by state ranked Teague, 62-23. Teague Lion Mikhal Shepard ran for 249 yards and 5 scores while passing for 139 more yards. Lexington will play Cameron next Friday. 


(BREMOND) Several area teams participated in the Bremond Volleyball Tourney yesterday. 

Tourney host Bremond opened with a win over Somerville, 26-24, 21-25, and 16-14. Somerville then fell to Marlin, 20-25, 25-13, and 15-9.


(CAMERON) Cameron Police reported 1 EMS runs and no other activity.

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs and 3 arrests:
--31-year-old Rockdale man for No DL
--54-year-old College Station woman for DWLI
--39-year-old Rockdale woman for DWLI
There was also 1 fire call: 1:25PM, Gause FD responds to a burn ban violation

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported no new bookings:

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County. 

There are currently 120 inmates in the county jail, including 21 housed for Coryell County, 18 housed for Lampasas County, 8 housed for Bell County, and 1 for Cameron PD.

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