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Philip Lee Bacon

Philip Lee Bacon, 20, of Abilene.

3 arrested after threatening Taylor County elderly couple at gunpoint

Three young men were arrested by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department on aggravated robbery charges on Sunday evening after allegedly threatening an elderly couple at gunpoint.

(img1)Pedestrian fatality in South 1st accident

Police ID pedestrian killed in South 1st accident

Police have identified the pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle and killed late Monday night on South 1st Street.

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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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 on Judge Ely Boulevard.

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.


Stan Standridge

Standridge: Possibility remains of others being charged in Klapheke case

Saturday’s arrest of an ex-Child Protective Services regional director may not be the last.

Three car crash in downtown Abilene leaves one injured

A three-car crash in downtown Abilene on Monday afternoon left one driver injured.

Ryan Rodriguez

Ryan Rodriguez, 29, of Abilene.

Abilene man, 29, arrested after foot chase, pointing gun at officer

An Abilene man has been identified after leading police on a foot chase and pointing a gun at an officer Saturday.

Erik Smith

Erik Smith, 32, of Abilene.

Abilene man arrested after fingerprints found at burglarized home

Police have arrested an Abilene man after his fingerprints were found at a house burglary last week.

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.

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Anthony Domol

Anthony Domol: Few thundershowers around on Tuesday

Today we track some sunshine followed by increased cloud cover this afternoon and a chance for a few isolated thundershowers. Highs range from 90 degrees to the lower 90s.


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