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Slightly cooler Thursday but still well above normal

A front will pass through the Big Country to cool our high temperatures down a few degrees today compared to upper 70s which verified on Wednesday.

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Resident speaks out about high crime rate in central Abilene

In January there were 24 property crimes in central Abilene -- three robberies and 21 burglaries.

Big Country towns forced to repeal sex offender residency laws

Dozens of small towns across Texas are dropping ordinances that prevent convicted sex offenders from living near schools, parks, and daycare centers.

Fire destroys north Abilene apartment

A north Abilene apartment was made an empty husk after a fire started and burned through multiple rooms Wednesday evening.

Abilene Police Department awards officers during ceremony

Applause rang through the Abilene/Taylor County Law Enforcement Center as multiple people were honored by the Abilene Police Department for their achievements and work Wednesday.

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'Do you live in this area?' Abilene police say take note if you do

The Abilene Police Department released a map Wednesday warning Abilenians about a "spike in burglaries" in Central Abilene.

Burn ban issued

County officials call attention to cause of burn bans

Thirteen counties in the Big Country area were issued burn bans as of Feb. 9, but what factors are taken into consideration for a ban?

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Teen on hoverboard accidentally kills cousin

Police in Florida say a teen riding a hoverboard and holding a gun, apparently lost his balance and shot and killed a 13-year-old boy.

According to an arrest affidavit filed in Orange…

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Inside Chris Christie's failed campaign

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poured everything he had into New Hampshire, clawing his way up the polls in a crowded field and Donald Trump-dominated year while tainted by scandal…

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'Do you live in this area?' Abilene police say take note if you do

The Abilene Police Department released a map Wednesday warning Abilenians about a "spike in burglaries" in Central Abilene.

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

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