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Waco-area Methodist churches seeing denomination's split

Waco-area Methodists have a new year ahead full of hope and challenge, as most new years are, but with a different wrinkle. Read more

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High egg prices pushing Waco-area restaurants, suppliers

Waco restaurants that rely heavily on eggs have been forced to weigh their options. Eat dramatic price increases, leaving menus intact, or raise rates and risk customers flying the coop. Read more

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Waco violent crime down 8% in 2022 compared to 2021, according to police stats

Not only did Waco go more than six months without a new murder investigation last year, but overall violent crime also dropped by 8% compared to 2021, police reported. Read more

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Baylor physicist who helped find God particle reflects on its discovery

A Baylor University physics professor who was part of the team that confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson recently gave a lecture on the decade-old discovery. Read more

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George's 24 lifts Baylor over Arkansas, 67-64

With No. 17 Baylor needing a lift, Keyonte George scored 7 points during a key 2-minute stretch to spark a 67-64 win over Arkansas before a raucous season-high 10,627-strong crowd. Read more

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Balanced Bears blast Texas Tech, 79-59, for 27th straight win in series

LUBBOCK — On a day when Texas Tech honored its 1993 national championship team, Baylor reminded the folks in West Texas that those days are long gone. Read more

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Brice Cherry: Which character of 'The Office' is each Big 12 school?

The greatest fire drill I’ve ever seen was not the incredible last-second, game-winning field goal by TCU against Baylor last season. Read more

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Experts rank the best US presidents of all time

Here's a look at who experts rank as the worst president of all time and who are consistently ranked among the best. Read more

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What would happen if Twitter failed? There may be unintended consequences | Hot off the Wire podcast

While Twitter has many critics, a researcher explains the ramifications of losing an important source of real-time information as well as geotagged data.  Read more

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After past farm bill stumbles, GOP this year faces inexperience

In the four years since Congress enacted the current farm bill, usually complex legislation, more than 40 percent of the seats in the House have turned over. That poses a challenge to the House agriculture chairman as he writes a 2023 farm bill. Read more

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Nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of launch officers

The top Air Force general in charge of the nation's air- and ground-launched nuclear missiles requested an investigation into officers who reported blood cancer diagnoses after serving at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana. Read more

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Memphis police disband unit that beat Tyre Nichols

The police director said she listened to Nichols' relatives, community leaders and uninvolved officers in making the decision. Read more

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Ukraine: 'Fast-track' talks underway for missiles, planes

Western weapons have proven essential to Ukraine's defense while stoking ever-higher tensions with Moscow. Read more

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Texas congressman says both parties grandstand on border security

Both Republicans and Democrats have used migrant surges along the U.S.-Mexico border in an effort to score political points, according to U.S. Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas. Read more

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Trump opens 2024 run, says he's 'more committed' than ever

He kicked off his 2024 White House bid with a stop Saturday in New Hampshire before heading to South Carolina. Read more

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Memphis police disband 'Scorpion' unit that beat Tyre Nichols. Here's the latest.

The Memphis Police Department has disbanded the special unit whose officers beat to death motorist Tyre Nichols. Read more

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Mike Copeland: Nancy Grayson cookbook; Gas prices; Formal at Fimfo; Food Truck Showdown

The longtime owner and operator of Lula Jane's restaurant and bakery on Elm Avenue penned "Buttermilk Pie! Secrets from Lula Jane's," a cookbook filled with stories. Read more

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These are the 10 most dangerous cars in the US

Here's a look at the 10 vehicles that are the most involved in fatal crashes in the United States Read more

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Republicans confront bitter divide; no clear path forward

Ronna McDaniel has become the longest serving leader of the Republican National Committee since the Civil War. But now, she must confront a modern-day civil war within the GOP.  Read more

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Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

On most weekends, Tyre Nichols would head to the city park, train his camera on the sky and wait for the sun to set. Friends at a memorial service this week described him as joyful and lovable. Read more

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14 charts that show how the economy is performing in Texas

Is our economy doing better or worse? See recent changes in local employment, regional inflation and more in these regularly updated charts and maps. Read more

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AI tools can create new images, but who is the real artist?

Artificial intelligence systems are training themselves on a vast collection of digitized artworks to produce new images that can be conjured in seconds from a smartphone app. But some living artists and photographers are fighting back. Read more

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Prosecutors to Congress: Let state prisons jam cellphones

Top state prosecutors are urging Congress to pass legislation allowing state prisons to jam signals of cellphones smuggled to inmates. Read more

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Popular videos from the past week you may have missed

Watch this adorable cat use a video doorbell to get let inside by his owner, Russians are laying fl… Read more

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Egypt unveils tombs and sarcophagus in new excavation

Egypt has unveiled dozens of new archaeological discoveries at a Pharaonic necropolis just outside of the capital Cairo. Read more

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Here is the timeline of events in the arrest and death of Tyre Nichols — and what's followed

A timeline of events in the Tyre Nichols case, which sparked state and federal investigations into … Read more

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Waco-area news briefs: Couples painting class set for Feb. 11 at Bledsoe-Miller

Items of interest around the Waco area, in brief. Read more

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Youth program founder hurt in shooting 'has biggest heart'

Will Keeps was a 15-year-old member of a Chicago gang when he witnessed rival members kill his friend. He escaped the streets and moved to Iowa to help other young people from troubled backgrounds. Read more

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm preaches clean energy gospel

Spearheading the U.S. Department of Energy's first-ever appearance at the CES tech show was the boss herself. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm worked the floor to scout and tout the myriad opportunities for innovators, consumers and established businesses to spur the transition to clean energy.  Read more

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3 killed, 4 hurt in LA shooting, the sixth California mass shooting this month

At least three people were killed and four others were wounded in a shooting in California area early Saturday morning. Read more

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Jewish Holocaust rescuers want their story told

The few remaining members of Hungary's Jewish underground want their story told. Dismayed at the prospect of being forgotten, they are determined to keep memories of their mission alive. Read more

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Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Several years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened longtime advocates of funneling public funds to private and religious schools in statehouses throughout the country. Republicans and parents’ rights activists are pushing proposals in a dozen states. Read more

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Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

On most weekends, Tyre Nichols would head to the city park, train his camera on the sky and wait for the sun to set. Read more

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Newly constructed houses you can buy in Waco

Check out modern homes in new communities around Waco Read more

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Extreme Israeli group takes root in US with fundraising bid

An Israeli group raising funds for Jewish extremists convicted in some of the country’s most notorious hate crimes is collecting tax-exempt donations from Americans.  Read more

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Photos: Protests in Memphis after release of video of Tyre Nichols police beating

Authorities released video footage Friday showing Tyre Nichols being beaten by five Memphis police … Read more

Dangerous cold air moves into Northern Plains and Upper Midwest this weekend

What has been a mild start to 2023 will come crashing to a halt this weekend as winter makes a roaring comeback across the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Read more

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Waco neighbors: Obituaries for January 28

Read through the obituaries published today in Waco Tribune-Herald. Read more

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Knierim, Frazier capture pairs gold at US skating nationals

Alexa Knierim and Brandon Frazier captured another national pairs gold at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday night with a spectacular free skate that scored them an overall season-best 227.97. The reigning world champions were forced to withdraw the night before last year's nationals when Frazier contracted COVID-19, denying them a chance to defend their 2021 title from their first season together.  Read more

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No. 4 Tennessee gets past No. 10 Texas

Olivier Nkamhoua scored 27 points and Zakai Zeigler had 22 points and 10 assists to lead No. 4 Tennessee over No. 10 Texas 82-71 on Saturday night in an SEC/Big 12 Challenge. Josiah-Jordan James added 14 and Santiago Vescovi had 12 for Tennessee, which led by as many as 22 midway through the second half. Sir’Jabari Rice scored 21 to lead Texas. Marcus Carr and Brock Cunningham finished with 11 each. Read more

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Hybrid engines holding up through first third of Rolex 24

New hybrid engine technology held up over the first seven hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, where a new era of sports car racing began as IMSA became the first North American series to use the technology. The twice-round-the-clock endurance race that began Saturday debuted brand new cars for the top GTP class that use a hybrid powertrain paired with a traditional internal combustion engine. The nine GTP teams worried they wouldn't make it the full 24 hours as they adapt to the new regulations, but through seven hours, only two of the cars from the top class had mechanical issues. Read more

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U.S. men end training camp in scoreless draw with Colombia

Sean Johnson kept his sixth career clean sheet, and four more U.S. players made their senior international debuts as the men's senior team wrapped up its annual January training camp with a scoreless draw with Colombia. Interim head coach Anthony Hudson's young U.S. squad couldn't find the net during its second friendly of the week in Southern California.  Read more

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Homa comes from 5 back to win Farmers Open

Clawson, MCC Highlanders take over sole possession of first

MCC softball splits pair of Saturday games

MCC Highlassies trounce Ranger, 70-39

Baylor's Johnson wins triple jump title in Arkansas

Bills' Hamlin speaks in new video

Bills S Damar Hamlin makes first public comments since cardiac arrest

Paul Zeise: Neutral site conference championship games are a good idea

Baylor equestrian dominates South Dakota State

Former MVP Parker to sign with champion Aces

George's 24 lifts Baylor over Arkansas, 67-64

Balanced Bears blast Texas Tech, 79-59, for 27th straight win in series

Sam McDowell: What the Vegas odds say about the Chiefs-Bengals AFC Championship Game. (It’s rare.)

Brice Cherry: Which character of 'The Office' is each Big 12 school?

Outdoors: Honing the outdoors skills

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Dieter Kurtenbach: The 49ers-Eagles NFC Championship Game is going to be a throwback

Twins, fans enjoy Correa jolt as spring training nears

Bengals powered by 3 young stars: Burrow, Chase, Higgins

Mike Sielski: The NFL is considering a dumb idea. The Eagles and their fans can show just how dumb it is.

Hurts, Purdy set for college-era rematch in NFC title tilt

Marcus Hayes: Eagles and 49ers should rule for years. This NFC championship game is just Chapter 1.

Grant Sherfield (30 points), Oklahoma crush No. 2 Alabama

Sabalenka wins 1st Slam title at Australian Open

Championship Sunday: 10 prop picks

University of Georgia: Football staffer unauthorized to drive vehicle involved in fatal crash

NFC title game: Eagles-49ers winner will be the team that holds the line

NFC Championship Game: 49ers-Eagles Preview, Props, Prediction

Georgia: Use of SUV in fatal crash wasn't authorized

Joe Starkey: Ranking the Steelers' 16 AFC championship appearances, shall we?

Nick Sirianni’s introduction to ‘pro’ football: Checks bounced, coaches quit, and players boycotted

Dieter Kurtenbach: The best player on the 49ers isn’t who you think it is

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What would happen if Twitter failed? There may be unintended consequences | Hot off the Wire podcast

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Newly constructed houses you can buy in Waco

Check out modern homes in new communities around Waco

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Oscar nomination surprises and snubs, Classified documents, California shootings, and more of the week's top news

From the announcement of the Oscar nominees, to coverage of the tragedies that unfolded in California, here are the top national stories from the past week.

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Bear takes 400 'selfies' on wildlife camera

"Of the 580 photos captured, about 400 were bear selfies," a Colorado parks official wrote.