Top Stories: One Year Since The Waco Biker Shootout; Challenges For High School Juniors | KERA News

Top Stories: One Year Since The Waco Biker Shootout; Challenges For High School Juniors

May 17, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: A year ago today, a shootout between rival biker gangs and police at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco killed nine people and injured 18.

Gunfire erupted after a dispute in a restroom moved to the parking lot. More than 430 weapons were recovered from the crime scene, including 151 firearms.

Eventually, more than 150 bikers were indicted on charges of organized crime. Their bond was set at a million dollars each.

McLennan County officials were criticized for the million dollar bonds and the identical charges filed against everyone arrested. No trial dates have been set and evidence still needs to be tested. The bikers face up to life in prison.

Other stories this morning:

  • North Texas will face a water shortfall of 456 billion gallons by 2070. That’s if the region doesn’t develop new water sources by then.
  • The Class of ’17 faces some big decisions about their future. Kelli Bowdy has wanted to be a nurse since middle school, but she faces some challenges as she finishes her junior year of high school.

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