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John Jude Morales

A Taylor County grand jury indicted John Jude Morales, 31, during August 2014 for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Morales was arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child in December of 2013. Police say Morales had multiple sexual encounters with the 13-year-old girl.

Abilene man who impregnated 13-year-old sentenced to 40 years

An Abilene man who continually raped a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 40 years by a Taylor County jury Thursday.

Abilene mom organizes backpack drive for elementary schools

An Abilene mother is collecting gently used and new backpacks for Abilene elementary school students.


Abilene could be getting a new indoor sports complex

The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is currently working on plans to bring a new indoor sports facility to Abilene.

Need a ride? App-based car service might be coming to Abilene

Uber, an app-driven car service that allows users to order a driver, posted job openings for drivers in Abilene this week, signaling a potential move to the area.

Woman on bicycle clipped by oncoming car in west Abilene

An Abilene bicyclist was sent to the hospital late Wednesday night when an approaching car clipped her.

Abilene Public Library - South Branch

Friends of the Library asks for donations to help relocation

The south branch of the Abilene Public Library is set to move to the Mall of Abilene, but it still requires a large amount of money to make that move.

Arnold and Stamford accident

Failure to halt at stop sign sends 2 to Abilene hospital

Two people from Wyoming were taken to an Abilene hospital after an accident on Arnold Boulevard and West Stamford Street on Thursday morning.

Kathryn Walker

Kathryn Walker

New principal named at Mann Middle School in Abilene

Kathryn Walker has been chosen as the new Principal at Mann Middle School.

Victim's mother reacts to arrest in Abilene's latest murder

Abilene police arrested 53-year-old John Louis Atkins and charged him with the murder of 39-year-old Latisha Hilley Tuesday night.

John Louis Atkins

John Louis Atkins, 53, was arrested during July 2015 for murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Latisha Hilley.

MUGSHOTS: Abilene murder suspects arrested in 2014, 2015

Attached are mugshots of murder suspects arrested in Abilene in 2014 and 2015. The latest murder suspect -- 53-year-old John Louis Atkins -- was arrested in connection with the death of 39-year-old Latisha Hilley.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Isolated thundershowers again Thursday

Better chances for thundershowers expected Friday and the weekend