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Abilene High marching band members show dedication, practice in extreme heat

Football teams are not the only ones who have to practice outdoors in the extreme heat -- AHS marching band members do it every day.

Cell phone ban

Would banning hand-held cell phones while driving work in Abilene?

Distracted driving, whether using a cell phone or any hand-held device, is dangerous.

Dr. Kent Brantly's nephew, ACU student, gives talk on Ebola media blitz

On Tuesday, an ACU lecture hall was packed with students, not to hear a professor but a fellow student speak about his uncle, Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola.

McMurry University opens academic year with convocation

McMurry University began the 2014-2015 school year Tuesday with a gathering at Radford Auditorium.

Police: Abilene man, 41, dies after Judge Ely crash

A 41-year-old Abilene man has died from injuries he sustained when his truck hit a light pole Tuesday morning in north Abilene.

GALLERY: Truck hits pole at Judge Ely, 41-year-old Abilene man killed

A 41-year-old Abilene man has died from injuries he sustained when his truck hit a light pole Tuesday morning in north Abilene. Police said the man, Matthew Wright, was exiting the parking lot of United Supermarket in a 1999 blue GMC pickup at Judge Ely Boulevard and EN North 10th streets about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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Jody Lee Crafton

Jody Lee Crafton, 50, of Abilene.

Police: Abilene man, 50, arrested after walking down hospital hall naked

A 50-year-old Abilene man was arrested for public intoxication by police Monday after he allegedly walked down the hall at Hendrick Medical Center naked.

Abilene fire department

Abilene fire causes up to $12,000 in damage to storage building

A structure fire in the 100 block of Green Meadows started near an electrical plug with two small tools plugged into it, according to the Abilene Fire Department.

Pilot killed in Abilene crash was Air Force instructor pilot

An instructor pilot assigned to Columbus Air Force Base died in a general aviation plane crash Sunday night at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Abilene Regional
Airport.

Talk continues about closing state supported living centers

A state advisory committee is recommending Texas shut down six of its 13 residential facilities for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking continued warm weather

Above normal temperatures should continue into Saturday

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