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2 12-year-olds, 2 11-year-olds suspects in Abilene pallet company fire

Two 12-year-olds and two 11-year-olds have been identified in connection with last Friday's fire at an old Abilene wood pallet company on Ruidosa Avenue, fire officials say.

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President Obama's half-brother to speak at House of Yahweh event

A half-brother of President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at a one- day convention put on by Yisrayl Hawkins on Friday.

GALLERY: Fire heavily damages Buffalo Gap area home (4 photos)

Firefighters from several departments fought a blaze at a home on County Road 336 on Thursday night. The fire started in a nearby shed about 6:45 p.m., spread to a garage, and then to the house.  Two people and seven dogs were in the house when the fire started.  All got out safely. The house has extensive smoke, fire, and water damage. Crews from the View, Buffalo Gap, Potosi, ECCA, and Jim Ned volunteer fire departments fought the fire. As of 10 p.m. Thursday, crews were still on the scene watching for hot spots. The Taylor County Sheriff's Department will be investigating the cause.

Photos by Nick Bradshaw/KTXS News

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Easter Bunny makes surprise stop at Hendrick Children's Hospital

Sick kids at Hendrick Children's Hospital got an early Easter surprise Thursday.

Benito Juarez Madrid

Benito Juarez Madrid, 31, of Abilene was arrested during April 2014 after allegedly striking his father in the head with a hammer. Madrid was charged with aggravated assault against a family member that resulted in serious bodily injury and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. After Taylor County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at 1302 Pecan St. in Buffalo Gap, they found a 62-year-old man with a “severe head injury,” a news release said.

Abilene man, 31, arrested after allegedly striking father with hammer

A 31-year-old Abilene man was arrested Thursday after allegedly striking his father in the head with a hammer. 

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Abilene Cooper names Cunningham boys basketball coach

Billy Cunningham of Arlington Seguin High School has been named the new varsity boys basketball coach of the Cooper Cougars, CHS athletic coordinator Todd Moebes announced.

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Condoleeza Rice to speak at Global Samaritan Resources fundraiser

Keynote speaker at Global Samaritan Resources fall benefit event in Abilene will be former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins

Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins, 54, a high-ranking member of the House of Yahweh, was arrested after allegedly threatening to kill a judge and lawyers. Hawkins was charged in Callahan County for obstruction of justice and retaliation.

Threats to kill judge, lawyers result in House of Yahweh member arrest

A member of the House of Yahweh is facing criminal charges for threatening to kill a judge and lawyers.

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Scholarships honor two Abilene teens killed in DWI accident

A grieving Abilene father is working to raise money in memory of those he loved.

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NY Yankee legend coming to Abilene for ACU luncheon later this month

Former New York Yankees' legend Bobby Richardson, who starred on some of the greatest teams in major league baseball history, will be the keynote speaker at an April 29 luncheon at Abilene Christian University.

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Anthony Domol: Significantly warmer into next week

A mild weekend in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees along with Easter Sunday thundershower chances will lead into much warmer air by the mid parts of next week.


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