military

Local News
4:20 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

What has McLennan County Acquired through the Pentagon Surplus Program?

Jill Ament

A large national debate is circling around how local law enforcement has been able to acquire military grade equipment through the Pentagon’s 1033 program. Local law enforcement can acquire equipment ranging from armored vehicles to bayonets and even grenade launchers. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports on what the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department received through this program over the years. 

Read more
Fort Hood Shooting
9:15 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Fort Hood Shooter Kills 3, Himself, Injures 16

General Mark Milley, Fort Hood's commanding general, briefs the media about the shooting outside of Fort Hood military base.
Ryland Barton KWBU News

Four are dead and 16 are injured after a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base yesterday afternoon. The shooter took his own life after a brief standoff with military police. Officials say the man used a gun bought off-base.

Initial reports of the shooting were foggy. Yvonne Frate, a middle school teacher at Fort Hood, said she had just driven off the base when she saw police cars racing in.

Read more