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Home burnt to the ground in Jones County

A Friday afternoon fire burned a southern Jones County home to the ground.

Cisco girl wins "Little Miss Wheelchair" competition

Five year old Autumn Fought is one determined little girl. Despite a devastating disability Autumn is overcoming, she was just named winner of this year's Miss Wheelchair Texas.

Winter weather dissipates, spring break holiday begins

For the past two weeks Abilene and the Big Country have been pummeled by winter weather. Now, with the winter weather dissipating, people are starting to get out and travel for the…

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Man convicted in 'American Sniper' trial transferred to Big Country

A former Marine found guilty in the shooting deaths of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man is being processed at an intake center of the Texas prison system to…

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Bodies identified as missing Baytown teens

Authorities have identified two bodies found in a Southeast Texas bayou as teenagers who had gone missing two weeks ago.

Texas unemployment rate drops to 4.4 percent in January

The unemployment rate in Texas fell to 4.4 percent in January, marking the fifth straight month of declines.

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Man dies in fall from Fort Worth bridge

Fort Worth police say icy conditions were likely a factor when a man fell to his death from an interstate bridge after getting out of his car following an accident in which his vehicle…

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American missionary freed in Nigeria

American missionary Phyllis Sortor, who was kidnapped last month by masked gunmen in central Nigeria, has been freed, a U.S. official confirmed Friday.

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Sen. Bob Menendez: 'I am not going anywhere'

The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business…

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Victim in officer-involved shooting taken to mental health facility

The victim in that officer-involved shooting was taken to an in-patient treatment center Thursday afternoon.

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Local Mugshots

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

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