Today`s Local News2014-08-01
Friday, August 1, 2014      


(TEMPLE) A 3-vehicle wreck on the interstate backed up traffic on Thursday. 

Texas Department of Public Safety said the accident happened early Thursday afternoon on I35 north of Temple near the Pendleton Rd. exit. A car and two 18-wheelers were all involved. Texas Department of Transportation reported that traffic was backed up for nearly 10 miles while crews worked the scene. It was unknown if anyone was hurt. 


(BELL CO) Authorities are warning about an IRS phone scam that has hit the Bell County area. 

Bell County Sheriff`s Office said an elderly woman lost $2500 through the scam. Investigators say a caller identified himself to the woman as an IRS employee and informed her that she owed back taxes. The man also told the woman she could be arrested if she did not immediately settle up. Deputies learned the woman went out and bought 5 prepaid cards and called the man back and gave him the numbers to the cards. At this time, the case has been referred to the IRS. 


(Fort Hood) III Corps and Ft. Hood will soon be getting a new commanding officer. 

Lt. General Mark Milley has been confirmed for promotion to general and will be reassigned to the US Army Forces Command at Ft. Bragg in North Caroline. The Army also announced that Maj. General Sean MacFarland has been confirmed for promotion to Lt. General and will be handed the reigns of III Corps and Ft. Hood. The change of command ceremony is scheduled for 9AM August 8th. Milley has commanded Ft. Hood since December 2012. MacFarland has been leading the 1st Armored Division and Ft. Bliss. 


(AUSTIN) The Sales Tax Holiday for Texas will be held August 8-10.  Clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks and other items priced under 100 dollars are exempt from sales tax.  For the full list of exempt items, visit


(CAMERON) Milam Community Theater will continue its latest production this weekend. 

The Rainmaker, by N. Richard Nash, will play 7PM Saturday and 2PM Sunday, at the Williams Event Center in Cameron. 


(CAMERON) Cameron PD reported 5 EMS runs and no other activity.
(ROCKDALE) Rockdale PD reported 4 EMS calls and 2 arrests:
--19-year-old Rockdale man on 3 traffic warrants
--25-year-old Rockdale man for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

(CAMERON) The Milam County Sheriff`s Office reported 4 arrests:
--Joey Sumrall, 25 of Buckholts on a District Commitment
--Bradley David Delano, 24 of Friendswood for Out of County Theft of Service $20-500
--Steffanie Rene Sitman, 29 of Hutto for Hindering Apprehension of a Known Felon
--Jonathan Jay Garza, 32 of Houston for Bond Forfeiture

There were no accidents reported in rural Milam County.

There are 116 prisoners in the Milam County Jail this morning, including 15 housed for Coryell County.

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