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Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins

Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins, 54, a high-ranking member of the House of Yahweh, was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a judge and lawyers. Hawkins was charged in Callahan County for obstruction of justice and retaliation.

House of Yahweh member charged for threatening to kill judge, lawyers

A member of the House of Yahweh is facing criminal charges for threatening to kill a judge and lawyers.

Child porn

Abilene man, 20, sentenced for producing child porn

A 20-year-old Abilene man was sentenced Wednesday to 188 months - or roughly 15 years - in prison after pleading guilty in December 2013 to one count of producing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña.

No charges will be filed against HSU students in fake parking ticket controversy

No charges will be filed against five Hardin-Simmons University students who placed fake parking tickets containing offensive messages on vehicles at Abilene Christian University.

Jenna Bush Hager

Former first daughter visits Abilene, promotes women's health

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of President George W. Bush, was in town to speak. She was keynote speaker for the sixth annual Healthy Woman event put on by Abilene Regional Medical Center.


Dwindling supply, increasing demand driving Texas beef prices up

Beef prices are up nearly 10 percent from one year ago, thanks to an increased demand and a smaller herd.

planes diverted

International American Airlines flight makes emergency landing in Abilene

An international American Airlines flight with 139 people on board made an emergency landing Tuesday at Abilene Regional Airport after reportedly experiencing pressurization issues.

The rush is on to file taxes before midnight deadline

The tax deadline has arrived and all federal taxes must be postmarked or e-filed by midnight Tuesday, April 15 to avoid a penalty.

Big Brothers Big Sisters able to take 213 children off waiting list

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Communities of Abilene Federal Credit Union raised more than $140,000 during a five-year fundraiser, resulting in 213 children being taken off their waiting list.

Steven Edward Robb

Steven Edward Robb, 59, of Abilene pleaded guilty in federal court during April 2014 to one count of receipt of child pornography. Robb faces a sentence of five to 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and a “lifetime of supervised release,” according to a news release. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate E. Scott Frost in federal court in Abilene.

Abilene man, 59, pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

A 59-year-old Abilene man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one count of receipt of child pornography.

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4 juveniles ID'd as possible suspects in fire at old Abilene wood pallet company

Abilene investigators have identified four juveniles as possible suspects in Friday's fire at a former wood pallet company on Ruidosa Avenue, fire officials say.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking Thursday shower chances

Isolated thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon


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