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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.

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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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.

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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.

Capital murder warrant issued in Abilene teen's death

A capital murder warrant has been issued for a "person of interest" in the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man who died from injuries sustained in an incident early Sunday morning at the Grove Apartments.

Dyess We Care Team celebrates volunteers at banquet

Dyess We Care Team celebrated their volunteers on Saturday night at their 14th annual banquet.

Man points gun at Abilene police officer during foot chase

Abilene police arrested a man in north Abilene Saturday afternoon after the man allegedly ran from police and pointed a gun at one officer.

Abilene clothing store to close after 52 years

F&S Clothiers is closing its doors after 52 years of service in the Abilene Community.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

Anthony Domol

Anthony Domol: Tracking easing heat in the 7-day

Very warm weather will be around through Wednesday but below normal temperatures appear ready to move into West Texas for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.


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