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Bikers seek return of items seized in deadly Texas shootout

Jun. 6, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — An attorney for six men arrested in a 2015 shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco that left nine people dead and at least 20 injured is seeking the return of items seized from the nearly 200 bikers who were detained. Houston attorney Paul Looney asked District Court Judge Vicki...

Central Texas man, 38, gets life term for leading drug ring

May. 29, 2019 12:33 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — A 38-year-old Central Texas man has been sentenced to life in federal prison for leading a drug trafficking ring. Prosecutors say Daniel Louis Lopez was sentenced Tuesday in Waco. The Waco man in January pleaded guilty to conspiracy with intent to distribute methamphetamine....

Baylor moving forward with plans for new basketball facility

May. 7, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor is moving forward with plans to build a new basketball facility on the banks of Brazos River after a $100 million gift to the university. Athletic director Mack Rhoades said Tuesday that a portion of the sum from an anonymous donor to a university-wide campaign will provide a...

Baylor announces $100M gift, largest in university's history

May. 6, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has announced a $100 million donation that administrators say is the largest gift in school history. A Baylor statement says the donor wishes to remain anonymous. The donation, announced Saturday night in Waco, has been earmarked for Baylor's $1.1 billion Give Light...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Apr. 24, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President...

Suit claims 'pathogen soup' let amoeba thrive at Texas park

Apr. 17, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — The mother of a New Jersey man who died of a rare "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting a Texas surf resort has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the water park. Health officials say testing found evidence of the rare but deadly amoeba at one of the four attractions at the BSR Cable...