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Abilene police testing body cameras on officers

Body cameras are becoming more common in police departments around the nation.

Brandon Green

Brandon Green, 25, of Abilene, was moved from Tarrant County Jail to Taylor County Jail during June 2014. Green was accused of shooting another man in the IHOP parking lot on South Clack in March. Charged with aggravated assault in Taylor County, Brandon Green had been in Tarrant County Jail on a separate assault charge. Green allegedly shot Theodore Carrion at least five times in the IHOP incident. Police tracked Green to Arlington where he was arrested just hours after the Abilene shooting.

IHOP shooting suspect to go to trial, no plea deal given

A jury will decide the fate of the 25-year-old Abilene man charged with aggravated assault after the shooting at IHOP in March.

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Abilene Zoo's white tiger gets newly renovated home

The Abilene Zoo's white tiger, Havar, got a newly renovated home Friday.

Local business donates more than $13,000 in school supplies

A local business donated more than $13,000 for school supplies that went to the students at Taylor Elementary School.

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Old Judge Ely Walmart site may be self-storage facility, residential housing

The old Walmart property on Judge Ely is under consideration right now for a zoning change to make way for storage and residential housing.

GALLERY: Abilene High honors football player (who had been in coma) during pep rally

Abilene High students honored Cory Almanza, a football player seriously injured in a car accident earlier this year, before and during the school's pep rally Friday.  Almanza was in a coma for three months before recently waking up.

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Rainfall totals for Abilene, the Big Country

A pattern of showers and heavier thundershowers rolled through West Texas Thursday evening into Friday morning depositing much needed rainfall for many areas.

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Abilene City Council approves funding for new health clinic

Abilene City Council has approved spending money to renovate the Shelton Street Boys and Girls Club to make it into a public health clinic.

Is Abilene at risk of resurgence of whooping cough?

The number of people getting vaccinations for the sometimes deadly disease Pertussis – or “whooping cough” – in Texas has gone down, increasing the occurrence of the disease.

Nathan Michael Longwell

Nathan Michael Longwell, 18, of Abilene.

Abilene man arrested for alleged online solicitation of a minor

An 18-year-old Abilene man was arrested by police Monday for allegedly sending sexually explicit material via text message to a child under 17.

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Mark Rowlett: Tracking Friday thundershowers

Dry weather is forecast for Saturday through Monday