We have collected the stories Central Texans most read in 2017.
Nov. 4: Trooper Thomas Nipper was killed during a traffic stop when a pickup truck struck his unit resulting in a fiery crash.
June 9: Correctional officer Shana Tedder died after a confrontation where she had to use force with an offender at a female prison. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said preliminary reports indicate Tedder died of natural causes.
Sept. 5: Thirteen Fort Hood soldiers were among 20 people arrested during a prostitution sting in Bell County.
March 11: A crash involving six vehicles killed a 4-year-old girl, who died at the scene, and her mother 16 days later.
Nov. 7: A badly decomposed body was found in a vehicle parked outside a vacant Jack in the Box in Waco.
June 23: A man was arrested and charged with negligent homicide after he allegedly struck a 4-year-old girl with a houseboat. The girl's father tried to save her but was also hit by the boat. The 4-year-old died the day of the accident and her father died on July 6.
July 29: 16-year-old Gentry Nelson was killed in a single-vehicle crash that caught fire on Interstate 35.
April 18: A Salado teen died weeks before graduation after a car accident in Cedar Park. A toxicology report later revealed that alcohol and drugs were in the system of the teen prior to the crash.
April 2: A man died after slipping between train cars and being run over while trying to ride a non-passenger train.
March 3: Killeen police said two store employees got into a fight resulting in one man stabbing the other.
March 4: Two men were shot and killed at a club in Harker Heights. The suspect was arrested in connection with the murders days after the shooting.
July 15: Eight people were arrested after a large fight broke out in the food court of the Killeen Mall. About 40 people were arrested and charged with riot after the altercation.
Aug. 19: An EMTC paramedic is recovering after being hit by a drunk driver while he was working a crash. The paramedic, Rory Barros, has since undergone at least fourteen surgeries and had his lower left leg amputated as a result.
May 15: An investigation was conducted after parents say the principal told their children to rub the floor and lick their fingers as punishment.
July 21: A newly married couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide inside a houseboat on Lake Waco.
Nov. 5: A mother and her 1-year-old daughter were found shot to death at Tradinghouse Creek Reservoir in Hallsburg. The father of the 1-year-old was arrested in connection with the double homicide.
Nov. 19: Three people were killed in an overnight crash that police say there is strong possibility alcohol or drugs contributed to.
Sept 7: Fifteen men and two women were arrested after a three-day prostitution sting in Waco. One of the men was arrested on the weekend of his 32nd birthday.
July 14: Four adults were arrested after police found three children covered in feces, sunburns and sagging soiled diapers.
Jan 6: A woman was accused of stabbing a man and killing her 5-year-old daughter in Hays County. The 24-year-old woman is charged with capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
March 15: A 19-year-old man was killed following a major crash on Highway 6. The wreck happened when a tire blew out of an SUV carrying six people, causing it to roll over multiple times. Five of the six were ejected from the vehicle.
May 1: A Baylor fraternity came under fire after hosting a "Mexican Appropriation Party" where guests dressed as maids and construction workers. The party drew criticism after pictures appeared on social media.
March 2: Killeen police gave more than 300 speeding tickets to drivers during a special traffic enforcement program along US Highway 190.
Oct. 20: A 14-year-old and a 15-year-old were in the hospital after a shooting in Killeen. Police detained a 16-year-old for the incident when it was determined to be motivated by robbery.
Sept. 15: Dozens of people across Central Texas received a call from their own phone number. The clever trick is called spoofing.
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