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Emergency dispatchers see increase in calls for 4th of July

The 4th of July is the busiest day for calls in to Taylor County 911.

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4th of July lake conditions

Eastern lakes are in better shape

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Mark Rowlett: Afternoon thundershowers possible for the 4th

Better chances should be north of I-20


Abilene swim instructor motivated by alarming drowning statistics

Twenty-eight children in Texas have died from accidental drowning this year; it’s a scary statistic that has one man and his wife on a mission to keep that number from growing this…

2-vehicle wreck causes multiple injuries, lane closures

Abilene police and firefighters responded to a 2-vehicle crash shortly before 5 p.m. at 4400 Buffalo Gap Rd. in Abilene.

Cheap gas, increased lake levels attract holiday travelers

The day before the Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year as millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday weekend.


Walmart requests zoning change at old University Baptist Church

It appears Walmart may have a desire to take over property at the corner of Grape and Ambler streets in north Abilene - the location of the old University Baptist Church.

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US spied on German media, government

An investigation by the German parliament is raising questions on whether the Obama administration not only spied on journalists in that country, but also interfered in the exercise…

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Tentative deal reached on Iran sanctions relief

Experts from the countries involved in the Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a tentative agreement on language dealing with sanctions relief, a source familiar with the talks…

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Brownwood woman indicted on drug, evidence tampering charges

Jeanna Hopkins, 31, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity along with many others last year in the Brown County Sheriff's Office Operation Tangled Web.

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