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ACU begins Nike era as partnership begins

Just about nine months after announcing its agreement with the world’s leading athletics apparel company, the Abilene Christian University department of athletics is ready to sport the swoosh as its five-year deal with Nike begins Friday (July 1).

FC Dallas youth team to help farm young talent in West Texas

With any start up organization you identify the need, and in this case it is a select youth soccer team for Abilene.

Fourth of July closings for the City of Abilene

As folks prepare to fire up the grill and stock up on fireworks, the City of Abilene wants people to know what offices will be closed for the 4th of July holiday.

$10,000 of property stolen from Abilene lawyer during his workout

Abilene police say someone stole $10,000 worth of property from a locker at Hendrick Health Club while the owner was working out.

Mugshots: Michael Gootee, 36, and Kimberly Mansell, 39

Michael Gootee, 37, and Kimberly Mansell, 39, were charged with first-degree murder during June 2016.  Mansell allegedly lured Donald Perkins to a north Abilene location, where Gootee allegedly shot and killed him.

Abilene police obtain search warrants for murder suspects’ phones

Abilene police believe cell phone data will help them with the motive behind the murder of Donald Perkins.

Michael Shawn Gootee

Michael Shawn Gootee, 37, was one of two people arrested during June 2016 for the murder of 35-year-old Donald Perkins. Perkins' body was found lying in Arnold Boulevard between Marigold Street and Interstate 20 in north Abilene.

Abilene murder suspect seeking bond reduction

A bond reduction hearing will be held July 20 for murder suspect Michael Shawn Gootee.

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Abilene Zoo's 50th anniversary to be celebrated with dime admission

The Abilene Zoo will celebrate its golden anniversary July 9 by saving parents a little gold. Children ages 12 and younger will get in the gate for only a dime, just as they did on opening day in July 1966.

Despite rainy start to June, Abilene finishes below normal

After a very wet spring, Abilene – in June – had its first below normal rainfall total since February.

Mugshots: Michael Gootee, 36, and Kimberly Mansell, 39

Michael Gootee, 37, and Kimberly Mansell, 39, were charged with first-degree murder during June 2016.  Mansell allegedly lured Donald Perkins to a north Abilene location, where Gootee allegedly shot and killed him.

Abilene police obtain search warrant for murder suspect's vehicle

Abilene police investigating the murder of Donald Perkins have been granted a search warrant to obtain GPS coordinates one of the suspect’s vehicle. 

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Abilene man loses nearly $3,000 in Craigslist scam

Abilene police say a man is out $2,800 after he was scammed on Craigslist.

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Mark Rowlett: Tracking Sunday rain chances

Weak cold front brings increased chances for rain Sunday night

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