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Poverty
4:04 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Poverty Series: Malcolm Duncan Jr. and Virginia DuPuy

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30.1 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate, and Waco’s median household income is $32,239 a year, that’s about $20,000 less than families make on average across Texas.

 


 

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Waco
4:55 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Waco To Be Featured In C-Span Series

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Waco will be featured in a series of stories on C-Span in December. A crew from the television station has been touring Waco this week, making stops around downtown and the Baylor campus. 

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Ebola
12:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Perry Calls For Ebola Travel Ban; McLennan County Says Stay Calm

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Today Texas Governor Rick Perry called for air travel to be banned from countries hit hard by the Ebola virus. In a press conference, Perry urged President Obama to make a travel ban between West African countries and the U.S., and also suggested that more needs to be done to limit travel within the U.S.


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Health
3:41 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

McLennan County Health Officials Stress Extremely Low Ebola Risks

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Three schools in Belton ISD where shut down today so they could be disinfected amid worries about the Ebola virus. The district learned that two of its students had been on the same flight as the most recent Ebola patient in Dallas. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports health officials in McLennan County stress there is still an extremely low risk for Ebola transmitting here.


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Ed Graf
4:26 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

A New Understanding Of Arson Spurs A Retrial In A Fatal Texas Fire

Ed Graf, convicted in 1986 of setting a fire that killed his two stepsons, has been granted a new trial. Jury selection began Monday.
LM Otero AP

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 3:24 pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: There has been a significant update to this story since it was first reported. On Oct. 22, 2014, the defendant in the retrial, Ed Graf, changed his plea to guilty. All Things Considered covers the developments here.

Ed Graf has spent 25 years in prison in Waco, Texas, convicted of setting a fire in a shed that killed his two stepsons.

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