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Increased workload for Abilene dispatchers limits police response

Emergency dispatchers in Abilene are seeing an increase in call volume, and it is causing concern among responders.

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Brownwood firefighters fight a different battle during summer

A small hay fire didn’t injure anybody, but two volunteer firefighters experienced heat exhaustion while battling the blaze earlier this week. Brownwood Fire Department Chief Del…

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Prayers sought as Taylor County judge faces permanent paralysis

Taylor County Court at Law #2 Judge Sam Carroll faces a “high likelihood of permanent paralysis in his arms and legs” in the wake of a bad bike accident this past weekend, according…

Longing for a return: Abilene giraffe exhibit back on schedule

Construction on the giraffe exhibit at the Abilene Zoo is back on schedule after some wet weather earlier this month.

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Police ID 22-year-old motorcyclist killed in Winters Freeway crash

Police say 22-year-old Gaston Thomas of Abilene died Friday in a motorcycle crash on Winters Freeway near Ambler Boulevard.

1 dead, 1 injured in Hwy 83 crash near Tuscola

A traffic accident involving a motorcycle on Hwy 83 about two miles south of Tuscola has left one dead and resulted in another being taken to the hospital.

New aircraft named in honor of fallen Texas trooper

A new Texas Department of Public Safety airplane – a Cessna 208 Carvan – has been named in honor of Eduardo Chavez, a trooper who died in the line of duty in 2006.

The Clintons's tax rate estimated at above 30%

Clintons earned nearly $141M from '07 to '14

Hillary and Bill Clinton earned nearly $141 million over the course of eight years and paid $43 million in federal taxes, according to tax returns her campaign released Friday.

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Mexico would extradite 'El Chapo' -- if caught

Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman would be extradited to the United States if he happens to be caught again, under a Mexican court order announced by authorities.

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Abilene man who impregnated 13-year-old sentenced to 40 years

An Abilene man who continually raped a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 40 years by a Taylor County jury Thursday.

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