Today`s Local News2015-04-19
Sunday, April 19, 2015      


(KILLEEN)  Killeen Police are investigating a deadly shooting. 

At 12:20 p.m. Saturday, KPD received a 911 call reporting a shooting at a home in the 3600 block of Del Mar Court.  When officers arrived, they found a female with a gunshot wound.  According to officials, officers attempted to perform CPR before the female was transported to Metroplex hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.  The victim was pronounced dead by a Justice of the Peace at 12:40 p.m.

Killeen Police are waiting to notify next of kin before releasing her identity.


(WACO) An armed robbery at a Dollar General store resulted in the suspect being shot by police and sent to the hospital.

Police have identified that man as 41-year-old Michael Chivers. Officers responded to a call about a man pulling a gun on the clerk at a Dollar General store on Park Lake drive.  The suspect fled with cash, but was spotted at a Master Lube.  One officer had the suspect on the ground and called for backup.  The suspect got up and fled, running several blocks.  When the suspect rounded buildings between CLark and Marshall he came out with a handgun drawn.  An officer fired on the suspect, hitting him in the left bicep. After being shot, the suspect threw down his weapon and continued to flee behind the Chesalon gas station on 19th and Marshall where he hid in a covered ditch. The man was found and taken into custody.

Chivers is currently at a local hospital under observation. He will be booked into jail as soon as medical staff clears him. He has been charged with Aggravated Robbery and Evading Arrest.


(KILLEEN) At least one firefighter is in serious condition and four others are in the hospital after a fire truck hydroplaned off the road in Bell County Friday evening. 

A pickup truck lost control and hit the fire truck on FM 439 off Rancier Avenue when the driver lost control and struck the fire truck.  The fire truck rolled over then hit a tree, at least one person was ejected from the truck, while four others were trapped inside the truck.  Officials used the jaws of life get the firefighters out of the truck, Department of Public Safety Trooper Harpin Myers said.  All five firefighters were transported to Scott and White in Temple. The passenger and the driver of the pickup truck were also transported to Scott and White in Temple.  The driver was transported with a broken arm.

En-route to the crash another ambulance lost control of it`s unit when it hydroplaned to the side of the road.  No one was injured in that crash. 


(TAYLOR) Two men face capital murder charges related to the death of a Taylor man who was shot to death in his home.

Dwayne Edmond Rivens-Baker, 18, of Harker Heights was arrested April 4th by Killeen Police on six unrelated misdemeanor charges.  When he was arrested Rivens-Baker had a .380 caliber handgun.  That is the same caliber weapon used to kill Aaron Gault.  Gault was found shot to death in his home in Taylor on March 19th.  Fingerprints collected at the crime scene by Williamson County Sheriff`s Department crime scene technicians matched those of Rivens-Baker.  Rivens-Baker confessed to the murder during an interview with Taylor Detectives and a Texas Ranger.  Rivens-Baker told the investigators he shot Gault inside the home and ran away.  His bond was set at one-million dollars.

A second man, Alex Xavier Wright, 21, of Harker Heights, was arrested April 16th on an outstanding Felony Probation Warrant.  Taylor detectives had a Capital Murder warrant for Wright`s alleged involvement in Gault`s murder.  Wright was booked into the Bell County Jail on April 17th.  His bond is $50,000.


(CAMERON)  The City of Cameron City Council is scheduled for a regular meeting tomorrow.

On tomorrow`s agenda is a report of the results of the Cameron police department Shootout.  Also on the agenda is consider and possibly take action regarding use of the softball field for a co-ed softball tournament as a fundraiser.  Monday`s meeting is schuduled for 5:30pm in the Council chambers. 


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater debuted their latest production last weekend at the Williams Event Center in Cameron.

12 Angry Men continues this weekend.  Tickets to all remaining shows are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Curtain rises at 2PM for today`s final showing.


(CAMERON) The Lady Yoe track teams added to their collection of District Championships last night as both the JV and Varsity Lady Yoe track teams won the District 20-3A Championship.  Both teams lead from start to finish with the Varsity scoring 140 points.  Rogers was the runnerup. 
The JV scored 125 points to take the JV District title. 

Advancing to Area Round action are: 
JaLaura Melton in the long jump, high jump, and 200 meter dash; Marilyn Ramos in the long jump; Jazmine Jones in the discus; Ta`Shena Tindle in the shot put; Nae Nae Shields in the triple jump; Elizabeth Gutierrez in the 1600 and 3200 meter runs; Jay`La Bryant in the 100 meter dash; Kathryn Adams in the 200 meter dash; the 400 meter relay team composed of Jay`La Bryant, Marilyn Ramos, Shae Shields, and JaLaura Melton; The 800 meter relay team composed of Shae Shields, Nae Nae Shields, Marilyn Ramos, and JaLaura Melton; And the 1600 Meter Relay team composed of Marilyn Ramos, Shae Shields, Kathryn Adams, and Nae Nae Shields.


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

(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 2 EMS runs, 1 accident, and 1 arrest:
--male from Lincoln, DWLI

--2 vehicle accident in Wal-Mart parking lot

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 5 arrests:
--Joseph Alfred Kortis, 43 of Cameron, Tamper Fabricate Evidence w/Intent to Impair
--Nathan Paul Lange, 30 of College Station, Possession of Marijuana <2oz
--Sean Michael Eskind, 25 of New Iberia, Public Intoxication
--Sara Leann Espinosa, 24 of College Station, Possession of Marijuana >4oz<=5lbs
--Elizabeth Jeanette Garza, 27 of Houston, DWI/ Probation Violation

There was 1 accident reported in rural Milam County:
--1 vehicle with injuries highway 79 and FM 1786

There are currently 130 prisoners in the Milam County Jail, including 20 housed for Coryell County, 18 housed for Lampasas County, and 1 held for Cameron PD.

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