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The Parker County Sheriff's Office is hosting a bowling tournament benefiting Kyle Squires, a Texas peace officer who was expected to become a patrol deputy for the PCSO.

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WEATHERFORD — For the 19th straight year, Weatherford ISD has earned the top grade, an A-Superior Performance, through the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas.

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OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy was charged with murder and terrorism for a shooting that killed four fellow students and injured others at a Michigan high school, authorities said Wednesday, revealing that his parents were summoned just a few hours before the bloodshed.

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A 13-county food security bank will distribute holiday meal supplies from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at its new outlet just west of Weatherford.

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NEW YORK (AP) — CNN said Tuesday it was suspending anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as he faced charges of sexual harassment.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday directed the Justice Department to disclose certain redacted passages from special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report that relate to individuals who were investigated by prosecutors but not ultimately charged.

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OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school on Tuesday, killing three students and wounding eight other people, including at least one teacher, authorities said.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and survivors of a 2017 Texas church massacre are at odds over how much the Air Force should pay in compensation for failing to flag a conviction that might have prevented the gunman from legally buying the weapon used in the shooting.

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This holiday season, many Parker County residents will order presents online, check their doorstep, and happily pick up their packages from the front door — but they may be disappointed when they find those packages missing.

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AUSTIN — Key components of President Joe Biden’s $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill will give millions of Texas children the opportunity to enter school earlier — a concept already embraced by both political parties at the state level.

COLLEGE STATION — February 2021 will be remembered by Texans and by our trees as the year of the “Deep Freeze.” Multiple days with below-freezing temperatures resulted in the crowns of a noticeable number of trees turning brown and appearing as if the trees had died. As Texas A&M Forest …

AUSTIN — Texas A&M Forest Service urges all Texans, and especially outdoor enthusiasts, to help reduce the spread of oak wilt and wood borers by taking preventative measures and being cautious when collecting and purchasing firewood. As Texans travel for hunting or camping trips, they ma…

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WEATHERFORD — It’s pretty rare to find an employee that gladly wakes up looking forward to work each day. But that tireless passion exemplifies Parker County’s Lisa Mehrhoff.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration's vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working, with no apparent disruption to law enforcement, intelligence-gathering or holiday travel.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga.— After more than 11 hours of deliberation, jurors — 11 white and one Black —delivered guilty murder verdicts Wednesday on three white men accused of killing a Black man jogging in the street of their Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood.

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AUSTIN — There is a lot to be thankful for this year, and the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to ensure people are able to get to and from their holiday celebrations safely. Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will increase enforcement on the roads from Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, …

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today officially filed for re-election in Austin. Joined by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott and their daughter Audrey, the Governor thanked supporters in a video and urged Texans across the state to rally together from now through Election Day to secure conservative victories at the ballot box next November. The First Lady and Audrey submitted the official paperwork to the Republican Party of Texas later in the afternoon.

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FORT WORTH — The North Texas Community Foundation announced the recipients of two recent grant cycles, awarding over $207,000 to area nonprofits, including five in Parker County

The last tournament of the year for the Weatherford Horseshoe Club ended with cash in hand as opposed to the usual trophy.

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether the SUV driver who plowed through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring more than 40, was fleeing a crime, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

During a 2010 trip through southern Idaho we watched in awe one sunny day as individuals parachuted off a bridge high above the Snake River.  At the time we were on a journey following the Oregon Trail and happened to be in the right place at the right time.  Stumbling onto these types of unexpected discoveries is one of the great pleasures of independent travel.

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden remains “healthy” and “vigorous” and fit for duty, but is showing some signs of aging, his doctor said Friday after the oldest president in American history underwent his first routine physical in office and — in a history-making moment — briefly tran…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lightning-sparked wildfires killed thousands of giant sequoias this year, adding to a staggering two-year death toll that accounts for up to nearly a fifth of Earth's largest trees, officials said Friday.

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges Friday after pleading self-defense in the deadly Kenosha shootings that became a flashpoint in the debate over guns, vigilantism and racial injustice in the U.S.

MCALESTER – Cheers erupted outside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary when Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted the sentence of Julius Jones to life in prison without the chance of parole.

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BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Defense attorneys rested their case in the Ahmaud Arbery trial Thursday after calling just seven witnesses, including the shooter, who testified that Arbery did not threaten him in any way before he pointed his shotgun at the 25-year-old Black man.

Aledo City Councilman Nick Stanley has announced his candidacy for mayor of Aledo. Aledo's current Mayor Kit Marshall will be running for State House District 60, making way for a Mayoral election in May of 2022.

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Retired U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Dana Bowman parachuted from a helicopter, bringing with him a large American flag as he landed on the Weatherford Christian School field Tuesday, Nov. 9 for a special ceremony in honor of Veterans Day.