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Fourth of July travelers make journeys home through Abilene

After the fireworks, barbecues, and celebrations of Fourth of July, Americans started to head back home Sunday.

Abilene woman allegedly attempts to stab man with kitchen knife

An Abilene woman allegedly attempted to stab a man with a kitchen knife at about 2 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 Block of Woodard Street.

Abilene SWAT responds to assault in Merkel, man shoots self

A Merkel man shot himself during a standoff with Abilene SWAT team members Saturday on Burnett Street in Merkel.

Fourth of July parade attendees enjoy sights, honor traditions

The seventh annual Fourth of July parade on River Oaks Circle had the street covered in red, white and blue 10 a.m. Saturday in Abilene. Former KTXS anchor Wayne McCormick led the parade as the Grand Marshal.

Abilene couple's SUV catches fire, blocks traffic on I-20

Smoke poured out from Interstate 20 when an Abilene couple’s truck caught fire while they were traveling at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Emergency dispatchers see call increase during Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is the busiest day for calls to Taylor County 911 operators.

Lake Fort Phantom

4th of July lake conditions

Eastern lakes are in better shape


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 summer.

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.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

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Hayden Nix: Tracking Big Country rain chances

Dry weather stays in the forecast through Monday but rain chances return on Tuesday. Check out the forecast for the details.