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Perry sets special election for Texas Senate seat

Gov. Rick Perry has set Sept. 9 as the date for a special election to fill the Texas Senate seat of Republican Robert Duncan, who resigned to become chancellor of Texas Tech University.

GALLERY: Truck rolls on I-20, driver taken to hospital

A red Toyota pickup traveling west on I-20 – at mile marker 292 near Elmdale Road – rolled multiple times Tuesday after his back right tire blew out.

The driver, believed to be in his…

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Theater to show movies again at Dyess Air Force Base

For the first time in nearly two years, a movie will play – for authorized patrons – at the theater at Dyess Air Force Base.

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Truck hauling hazardous material overturns in Fisher County

FM 57 – from State Highway 70 to FM 1085 – in Fisher County is closed after a tanker truck hauling hazardous material overturned, the Texas Department of Transportation is reporting.

Petition against third Abilene Walmart circulating

An Abilene resident isn’t particularly pleased about a third Walmart coming to town – and he’s started a petition against it.

GALLERY: 18-wheeler hauling sheetrock overturns on Hwy 84 near Goldsboro (6 photos)

An 18-wheeler overturned Tuesday on Hwy 84 south of Goldsboro, spilling the sheetrock it was hauling across four lanes.

Police say the 18-wheeler veered off the right side of the road,…

Driver trapped in rollover on Hwy 277 in Abilene

An Abilene man was sent to the hospital Tuesday morning after rolling over his pickup truck on Hwy 277 near I-20.

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Chrysler recalls 792,000 older Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems.

Pro Russian separatist in front of MH17 wreckage

Ukraine opens criminal cases against Russians

Ukraine opened criminal cases Tuesday against Russia's defense minister and a Russian businessman, calling both "accomplices of terrorists."

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Ex-Dyess crew chief sentenced for sexually assaulting child

A 29-year-old Abilene man has accepted a plea agreement that calls for him to spend 22 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 14.

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Check out the latest mugshots from Abilene, the Big Country.

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