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Emergency dispatchers see increase in calls for 4th of July

The 4th of July is the busiest day for calls in to Taylor County 911.

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4th of July lake conditions

Eastern lakes are in better shape

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Mark Rowlett: Afternoon thundershowers possible for the 4th

Better chances should be north of I-20

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Abilene swim instructor motivated by alarming drowning statistics

Twenty-eight children in Texas have died from accidental drowning this year; it’s a scary statistic that has one man and his wife on a mission to keep that number from growing this…

2-vehicle wreck causes multiple injuries, lane closures

Abilene police and firefighters responded to a 2-vehicle crash shortly before 5 p.m. at 4400 Buffalo Gap Rd. in Abilene.

Cheap gas, increased lake levels attract holiday travelers

The day before the Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year as millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday weekend.

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Walmart requests zoning change at old University Baptist Church

It appears Walmart may have a desire to take over property at the corner of Grape and Ambler streets in north Abilene - the location of the old University Baptist Church.

Nearly 10 million Americans still using tanning beds

Your health: Tanning beds, antipsychotics and more

CNN Health & Wellness takes a look at the potential impact tanning beds and antipsychotics can have on our health, lists ways to cut the risk of heart disease and shows time matters…

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Philippines: Dozens dead in ferry disaster

Searchers recovered more bodies Friday, a day after a passenger ferry capsized shortly after leaving port in the Philippines, killing 59 people, authorities said. The Philippine coast…

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Brownwood woman indicted on drug, evidence tampering charges

Jeanna Hopkins, 31, was charged with engaging in organized criminal activity along with many others last year in the Brown County Sheriff's Office Operation Tangled Web.

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

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