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GALLERY: 18-wheeler carrying concrete drives off bridge, lands on I-20

An 18-wheeler hauling concrete drove off a bridge near Elmdale Road, coming to rest on 1-20 east of Abilene.

Suffering from an unknown medical condition, the driver lost control of the vehicle and headed off the bridge, sailing through the air, before going down the embankment and coming to rest on 1-20. Traffic was diverted onto the access road while the accident was cleaned up. The driver was taken to an Abilene hospital.

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Murder suspect, victim named from Abilene weekend stabbing

Police have released the names of the murder suspect and victim who died from a stabbing early Sunday morning at The Grove Apartments near Abilene Christian University.

Taquan Brown

Taquan Brown, 17, of Abilene was arrested during July 2014 in connection with a BB gun vandalism shooting spree.

Police: 2 arrested, 5 more questioned in BB gun shooting spree

Five other suspects – in addition to two already arrested – have been questioned in connection with last week’s BB gun vandalism shooting spree in Abilene.


Stan Standridge

Standridge: Possibility remains of others being charged in Klapheke case

Saturday’s arrest of an ex-Child Protective Services regional director may not be the last.

Three car crash in downtown Abilene leaves one injured

A three-car crash in downtown Abilene on Monday afternoon left one driver injured.

Ryan Rodriguez

Ryan Rodriguez, 29, of Abilene.

Abilene man, 29, arrested after foot chase, pointing gun at officer

An Abilene man has been identified after leading police on a foot chase and pointing a gun at an officer Saturday.

Erik Smith

Erik Smith, 32, of Abilene.

Abilene man arrested after fingerprints found at burglarized home

Police have arrested an Abilene man after his fingerprints were found at a house burglary last week.

Bit Whitaker

Martha Kiel "Bit" Whitaker, a 58-year-old former Child Protective Services regional director, was charged during July 2014 with tampering with physical evidence in connection with her agency's alleged mishandling of a highly publicized 2012 Klapheke child death case. Whitaker was a CPS regional director when 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke died from severe neglect in August 2012. Tamryn's mother, Tiffany, in February was sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role.

Ex-CPS regional director arrested in connection with Klapheke case

An ex-Child Protective Services regional director was arrested Saturday on a tampering with physical evidence charge in connection with her former agency's alleged mishandling of a highly publicized 2012 child death case.

CPS arrest: Klapheke family happy 'somebody else ... taking some blame'

Tiffany Klapheke's adoptive father on Sunday said he’s “happy to see that somebody else is gonna start taking some blame” in the highly publicized 2012 Klapheke child death case.

car market

Abilene car dealers expanding, may bring buying opportunities

There's a lot of growth and change going on right now in the Abilene car business, and it may mean a better deal for folks in the market for a new ride.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms

A weak cold front is moving through our region Monday afternoon


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