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Waco sustainability board recommends citywide strategic plan for energy

The city of Waco’s sustainability board took its first step Thursday toward creating a new citywide strategic plan to guide energy use over the next few decades. Read more

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No shortage of Wind power: Waco home-school team breezing to wins

One of the most successful basketball programs in Central Texas doesn’t roam the halls together. The players don’t hang out in the parking lot or eat lunch together at school, for there really is no physical school building for these budding student-athletes. Read more

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Gloves come off in race for McLennan County district attorney

Candidates for McLennan County district attorney flexed their conservative muscles Thursday while trading jabs about District Attorney Barry Johnson's record in office and Josh Tetens' work as a criminal defense attorney. Read more

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John Werner: Transfer portal brings greater Big 12 basketball parity

If you constantly need to Google your smartphone to learn the rosters during Big 12 basketball games this season you’re not alone. Read more

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Car found by divers in Brazos linked to 2017 disappearance of Waco woman

A team of divers who had agreed to help the family of a woman missing for four years found a car Wednesday in the Brazos River thought to be linked to her disappearance. Read more

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Waco making path for Salvation Army move out of downtown

The city of Waco is set to buy almost 10 acres on La Salle Avenue in hopes of selling it on to The Salvation Army for a campus to replace its downtown operations. Read more

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Four-time felon indicted in December game room robbery

A four-time felon who police say was subdued by game room patrons after he robbed the store in Dece… Read more

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Local achievements: Jan. 21, 2022

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Netflix and Peloton stock tanks, a jet turns back around because of a maskless passenger, and more top stories

From a bad day at the stocks for some major companies to Bob Saget's last texts to his wife, here a… Read more

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Grizzlies and Us: Explore the uneasy coexistence of bears and humans

In this 10-part series produced over the past year by outdoor reporters and photojournalists across… Read more

Biden issues new warning to Russia over invading Ukraine

GENEVA — U.S. President Joe Biden said Thursday that any Russian troop movements across Ukraine's border would constitute an invasion and that Moscow would "pay a heavy price" for such an action. Read more

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Jury selected for federal trial over George Floyd's killing

Eighteen jurors were chosen after questioning by the judge on Thursday — 12 who will deliberate and six alternates. Read more

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Watch Now: NYPD bodycam footage shows dramatic rescue, and more of today's top videos

Dramatic bodycam video from the NYPD shows officers rescuing a woman after a gas explosion, a giant… Read more

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AGC chapter presents scholarships

The Central Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America Inc. presented six sprin… Read more

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Waco’s most affordable starter homes

Look through budget-friendly homes for first home buyers and flippers Read more

TSTC official receives Patriot Award

Jerome Mendias, associate provost at Texas State Technical College in Waco, was presented a Secreta… Read more

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Jan. 6 committee requests interview with Ivanka Trump

In the request, committee chairman Bennie Thompson says Ivanka Trump was in direct contact with her father during key moments of Jan. 6. Read more

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The Russia-Ukraine standoff: Here's what you should know

What are U.S. military options to help Ukraine? Is war inevitable? Here's what you should know about the Russia-Ukraine conflict and what role the United States plays. Read more

From Idaho to Montana, Ethyl the bear rambled 2,800 miles

A radio-collared grizzly sow took a 2,800-mile trek through Montana and Idaho. Her trail shows the many places bears may soon inhabit as their numbers increase. Read more

Hurdles seen in possible Trump fraud case

NEW YORK — For years, Donald Trump punctuated his reality TV spiels and presidential speeches with claims that his business and his many gold-plated properties were "huge," "amazing," the biggest and the best. Read more

Doctors test pig-to-human transplant in donated body

Researchers on Thursday reported the latest in a surprising string of experiments in the quest to save human lives with organs from genetically modified pigs. Read more

Rising inflation tightens squeeze on consumers

Retail sales took an unexpected dip in December in what could be a signal that persistently rising inflation is prompting a pullback in consumer spending. Read more

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American Airlines flight bound for London turns around mid-flight over mask rule compliance

An American Airlines passenger plane bound for London turned around mid-flight due to a mask-related disruption on Wednesday. Read more

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Waco-area news briefs: Hearts in the Arts to feature 'Little Shop of Horrors'

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

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Today’s top pics: Joe Biden and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

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Pope Benedict XVI faulted in report over his handling of sexual abuse cases in German diocese

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in a German diocese faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI's handling of four cases when he was archbishop in the 1970s and 1980s. Read more

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Photos: 19-year-old woman sets record for solo global flight

The 19-year-old Belgian-British pilot Zara Rutherford set a world record as the youngest woman to f… Read more

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Today in history: Jan. 20

In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency … Read more

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Dems' voting bill, filibuster change collapse; SCOTUS rules against Trump; Biden's approval rating

Things to know today: Voting rights legislation falls in Senate; Supreme Court allows Jan. 6 committee to get Trump docs; Biden's approval at 1-year mark. Get caught up. Read more

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Celebrity birthdays: Jan. 20

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bill Maher, Buzz Aldrin,… Read more

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This morning's top headlines: Thursday, Jan. 20

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Today in sports history: Jan. 20

In 1980, Terry Bradshaw leads the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Los Angeles Rams to become the first… Read more

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Masks and Omicron Q&A: What kind of mask should you wear and for how long? An expert explains

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance last week that urges Americans to wear the highest quality mask they can wear consistently and that fits well. Specifically, they classify the masks by level of protection. Read more

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Waco neighbors: Obituaries for January 20

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

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Photos: Pope Benedict XVI through the years

Photos of Pope Benedict XVI through the years. Read more

Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill

WASHINGTON — Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed Wednesday when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate. Read more

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Youth look at life, death in WCT's 'Tuck Everlasting'

The COVID-19 pandemic had little to do with the choice of “Tuck Everlasting” as the upcoming produc… Read more

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No shortage of Wind power: Waco home-school team breezing to wins

One of the most successful basketball programs in Central Texas doesn’t roam the halls together. The players don’t hang out in the parking lot or eat lunch together at school… Read more

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Miami Central safety commits to Baylor

Miami Central safety Alfonzo Allen Jr. committed to Baylor on Thursday night. Read more

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Akinjo named Sporting News Midseason All-American

Baylor senior guard James Akinjo was named to the Sporting News Midseason All-America first team, the publication announced Thursday. Read more

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Woods added to Senior Bowl roster

Baylor safety JT Woods has been added to the Senior Bowl roster. Read more

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M&Ms' beloved characters getting new look more 'representative of our consumer'

Mars Wrigley, which owns M&Ms, is trying to make the characters — particularly the female ones — more "current." They'll have more prominent placement in ads, with the aim of "a little bit more gender balance."

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Watch Now: Miami police officer rescues dolphin tangled in fishing net

Watch a police officer rescue a juvenile dolphin that was tangled in a fishing net off the coast of Miami, Florida.

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Watch now: West Virginia reporter hit by car on live TV — and continues reporting

A reporter for a West Virginia television station was filming a live shot when a car unexpectedly hit her. She got up and finished her report anyway.

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Today in history: Jan. 20

In 1981, Iran released 52 Americans it had held hostage for 444 days, minutes after the presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter to Ronald Reagan, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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Celebrity birthdays: Jan. 20

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bill Maher, Buzz Aldrin, David Lynch, Melissa Rivers, Paul Stanley, Questlove, Rainn Wilson, Stacey Dash and more. 

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Today in sports history: Jan. 20

In 1980, Terry Bradshaw leads the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Los Angeles Rams to become the first team to win four Super Bowls. See more sports moments from this date.

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19-year-old pilot becomes youngest woman to fly solo around world

The 19-year-old is 11 years younger than the previous record-holder.

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Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark of presidency

Here is the president's approval rating at the 1-year mark of his presidency, plus more numbers from Biden's first year in office.

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Grizzlies and Us: Explore the uneasy coexistence of bears and humans

In this 10-part series produced over the past year by outdoor reporters and photojournalists across Montana and Wyoming, the many issues surrounding the uneasy coexistence of grizzlies and humans are examined in full.

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Watch Now: NYPD bodycam footage shows dramatic rescue, and more of today's top videos

Dramatic bodycam video from the NYPD shows officers rescuing a woman after a gas explosion, a giant coral reef was discovered off the coast of Tahiti, and more of today's top videos.