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Temple Council approves exception to parkland dedication requirement
tdtnews.com / Fri, 03 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
 By a 4-0 vote, the Temple City Council approved an exception to the distance requirements between bars and public parks in part of West Temple and an exception to the city’s parkland dedication requirement for the Westfield Master Preliminary Plat.

Marina tenants ask for accountability
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:51:00 -0500
“We’ll hold you to it” were the final words spoken Wednesday night at the conclusion of a meeting between Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina users and Jeff Lagow, the marina owner.Those words were in connection with promises Lagow made to his tenants in regards to their safety and health concerns about the marina.

Manhunt ends peacefully in Temple
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:49:00 -0500
A reported shooting of an agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency early Thursday morning led to a manhunt and the arrest in Temple of two men suspected in the shooting, Department of Public Safety Trooper D.L. Wilson said.Adrian Urquidez-Cecena and David Eduardo Verduzco-Bojorquez, both in their 20s and Mexican nationals legally in the United States, were arrested, DEA Agent Steve Robertson said.

Iran takes hard line on inspections, sanctions at nuke talks
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:47:00 -0500
Iran took a hard line Thursday on two of the biggest demands of world powers in a final nuclear accord, rejecting any extraordinary inspection rules and threatening to ramp up enrichment of bomb-making material if the United States and other countries re-impose sanctions after the deal is in place.Speaking to reporters in Vienna, where diplomats are trying to clinch a comprehensive nuclear pact, a senior Iranian negotiator said the U.N. nuclear agency’s standard rules governing access to government information, sites of interest and scientists should be sufficient to ensure that Iran’s program is solely for peaceful purposes. Anything beyond that, he said, would be unfair.

Infant found alive in ditch
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:46:00 -0500
An 11-month-old infant was found safe with only minor injuries Thursday morning in a ditch in the Moody area after the baby’s father told a Department of Public Safety officer the last time he’d seen his son was at about 5 a.m., Lt. T.J. Cruz, Bell County Department of Public Safety spokesman, said Thursday afternoon.On Thursday afternoon the father, said to be from Troy, was in the Bell County Jail waiting for the case to be reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s office. The pending charge was child endangerment, Cruz said.

Obama’s counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:43:00 -0500
At the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida militants. One of them turned out to be Nasser al-Wahishi, about as important a figure as agency man-hunters could hope to eliminate. He had been both al-Qaida’s second in command and the leader of the group’s dangerous Yemeni affiliate.

$18.7B settlement reached in Gulf oil spill
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:53:00 -0500
BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010.

Boat ramp may open tomorrow
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:35:00 -0500
The Belton Lake Park boat ramp off FM 439 will probably open 9 a.m. Friday, Ronnie Bruggman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman, said today. The lake level needs to drop another 4 to 6 inches for that to happen, but the Corps believes that will happen.

No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard campus
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:46:00 -0500
WASHINGTON — Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 w

Temple to discuss distance between bars and parks
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
The Temple City Council will meet today to consider a resolution waiving distance requirements between bars and public parks and between bars and churches in part of West Temple.

Lawyer: Firefighter hasn’t received insurance money yet
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
The attorney for Joseph Owsley, the Central Bell County  Fire & Rescue firefighter involved in an accident who said he is homeless, said Owsley hasn’t received “a dime of insurance money yet.”

Barbecue kicks off 4th festivities
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
About 150 individuals came to Yettie Polk Park to feast on barbecue sandwiches, sausage wraps and sodas to celebrate the start of Belton’s Fourth of July festivities on Wednesday.

Special Crimes Unit denied entry to marina
tdtnews.com / Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:30:00 -0500
Members of the Bell County Special Crimes Unit, led by director Lt. Michele Cianci, went on a sex offender compliance check Wednesday afternoon in response to numerous complaints about a convicted sex offender who worked at a local marina.However, the officers were refused transportation and entry to the Pier 36/Lake Belton Marina by owner Jeff Lagow.

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