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DPS: No citations issued in Hwy 277-FM 707 motorcycle accident

No citations will be issued as a result of Wednesday’s motorcycle accident at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 277 and FM 707, a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman said Thursday.

Hayden Nix: Triple-digit temperatures, slight shower chance

Hot weather is expected for this Friday as well as a thundershower chance in the Big Country.

Petition started to keep 'piano man' at ACU's cafeteria

Abilene Christian University's cafeteria, known as The World Famous Bean, will be a little quieter this year.


Proposal to limit roosters in Abilene rejected

A proposal to limit ownership of roosters in Abilene has been rejected.

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2 Big Country men sentenced to federal prison for child porn

Two Big Country men were sentenced to federal prison terms for possessing child pornography Thursday in Abilene.

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Council approves pay hike plan for Abilene police

A pay hike plan for Abilene police officers – for over the next three years – was ratified Thursday by the Abilene City Council.

Style show in Abilene raises money for American Cancer Society

Fashion was on display for a good cause during the Cattle Baron’s Ball Style Show at The Mill Thursday in Abilene.

Nitama, Kishi Station's new cat stationmaster

Meet Nitama, Japan's new cat stationmaster

It's one of the most closely guarded succession plans outside of North Korea: Who will replace Tama?

Japan's cute cat stationmaster passed away earlier this year, leaving a kitty-shaped…

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71 bodies found in truck in Austria

Dozens of refugees -- most likely fleeing war-ravaged Syria -- died of suffocation inside an abandoned truck on an Austrian highway, authorities said Friday.

The 71 victims were 60 men…

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Heath Burns pleads guilty to two charges

Ex-Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns pleads guilty, sentenced

Ex-Abilene ISD Superintendent Heath Burns pleaded guilty Wednesday to failure to report child abuse by a professional and possession of a controlled substance by fraud.

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

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