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Fourth of July closings for the City of Abilene

As folks prepare to fire up the grill and stock up on fireworks, the City of Abilene wants people to know what offices will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

Texas girls lead police on high-speed chase in grandma's car

Authorities say a 12-year-old girl took her grandmother's car for a joyride with her 7-year-old sister, striking other vehicles as she led police on a high-speed chase north of Houston.

Meth inside Dr. Pepper cans

Woman, 46, arrested for meth found inside Dr Pepper can

A woman in Clyde underestimated the police department's love of Dr Pepper.

$10,000 of property stolen from Abilene lawyer during his workout

Abilene police say someone stole $10,000 worth of property from a locker at Hendrick Health Club while the owner was working out.

Mugshots: Michael Gootee, 36, and Kimberly Mansell, 39

Abilene police obtain search warrants for murder suspects’ phones

Abilene police believe cell phone data will help them with the motive behind the murder of Donald Perkins.

Michael Shawn Gootee

Abilene murder suspect seeking bond reduction

A bond reduction hearing will be held July 20 for murder suspect Michael Shawn Gootee.

Abilene Zoo

Abilene Zoo's 50th anniversary to be celebrated with dime admission

The Abilene Zoo will celebrate its golden anniversary July 9 by saving parents a little gold. Children ages 12 and younger will get in the gate for only a dime, just as they did on…

Orangutan in zoo

Orangutan escapes in Fla. amusement park

An orangutan climbed onto the trending lists of social media Friday when it escaped and got loose in a Florida amusement park, ABC News and NBC News reported.

Bagladesh attack package

Terrorist standoff goes on for hours

Armed terrorists have been holding as many as 20 hostages at a cafe in a diplomatic zone of Bangladesh's capital for more than eight hours.

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Meth inside Dr. Pepper cans

Woman, 46, arrested for meth found inside Dr Pepper can

A woman in Clyde underestimated the police department's love of Dr Pepper.

Cynthia Bridges

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

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