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Upgrades to Abilene community center park to start this summer

The Alameda Community Center playground in Abilene will be taken over by the city after it undergoes an $80,000 upgrade.

Donor pledges to match $100,000 for HSU orchestra program fund

The fundraising goal to save the Hardin-Simmons University orchestra program is getting a little bit of help for a month.


Abilene seniors prepare for graduation

Seniors across the Big Country are gearing up to walk the stage, signaling an end to their high school careers.

Abilene man officially charged with murder of Kendra Keppler

Charles Newman, who recently was named a “person of interest” in the murder of Kendra Keppler, was formally charged with murder  Friday.

2 Abilene men arrested for having meth, guns in car with infant

Two Abilene men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after police say they found multiple firearms and eight grams of meth inside their vehicle as they were traveling with a 3-month-old boy.

Abilene police to host birthday party for murder victim's daughter

The Abilene Police Officers Association is teaming up with Primetime Entertainment to throw a birthday party for the daughter of a recent homicide victim.

Damian Scott Cate

Damian Scott Cate

Abilene newborn murder suspect free on bail

Damian Scott Cate, the 22-year-old man accused of killing his newborn daughter in January, is out of jail.

Christopher Craker

Christopher Craker

Uncle of Abilene newborn murder suspect pleads guilty

The uncle of a woman accused of killing her newborn pleaded guilty to failure to register as a sex offender Thursday in a Taylor County courtroom.

'Person of interest' in Abilene murder told wife he shot someone

Charles Newman, the “person of interest” in the murder of Kendra Keppler, told his wife that he had shot someone around the time of Keppler's death, according to police records.

Cody Alvarez

Abilene murder suspect to undergo psychiatric evaluation

An Abilene man accused of using a claw hammer to murder 26-year-old Alexis Baker last May will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to decide if he was mentally competent the night he allegedly committed the killing.

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Mark Rowlett: A break from the storms

We could see thunderstorms again late Saturday