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64-Year-Old Abilene Man Indicted for Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child

ABILENE, TX -- A Taylor County Grand Jury indicted an elderly man for continuous sexual assault of a child over a 5-year span. Arthur Rocha, 64, was indicted after police say he molested an 11-year-old girl. The abuse ended after the girl turned 16, according to documents obtained by KTXS.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Panthers head to Abilene for State Powerlifting Meet

Only two Panther powerlifters remain as weight rooms across the state are being used to prepare for the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s State Meet. Justin Montgomery and Payton Melchor, both seniors, are looking to end their high school careers on a high note by setting personal records


West's Martinez finishes 9-for-9 at State

ABILENE, Texas - West Warrior Noah Martinez had a day of personal bests on the state's biggest stage Saturday. Martinez set personal records in all three lifts -- bench press, squat and deadlift -- to take 13th place overall in Division I of the THSPA State Powerlifting Championships in Abilene. Div


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Abilene police seek public assistance in finding ’67 Mustang

DICKINSON COUNTY — The Abilene Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating this white 1967 Ford Mustang. From the Abilene Police Department’s Facebook page:


150 dogs rescued from hoarder, dozens transferred to Abilene

ABILENE, Texas — Nearly two dozen dogs were rescued in Houston and transferred to Abilene Rescue the Animals SPCA Wednesday. The chihuahua's were reportedly living in small cages for months, and, in some cases, years. They were under the ownership of a breeder/hoarder in Houston.


Abilene store manager assaulted with pepper spray during robbery

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene store manager was assaulted with pepper spray during a robbery Thursday morning. A report filed with the Abilene Police Department states the suspect left Family Dollar on the 1200 block of Mockingbird Lane with $86 dollars worth of items she had not purchased


Abilene Fire Department invites public to ladder truck dedication ceremony

ABILENE, Texas — The public is invited to attend a traditional event hosted by the Abilene Fire Department on Saturday morning. The Abilene Fire Department is inviting the public to attend the dedication ceremony and celebration of putting their new ladder truck into service.


Blood drive held for Abilene businessman battling cancer

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene residents chose to give the gift of life today to honor a well-known Abilene resident who's given back to so many. St John's Episcopal School hosted a blood drive in honor of Larry Hall, owner of a local car dealership and a man who is involved in many civic and


Man in custody after high-speed motorcycle chase

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Texas State Troopers have a man in custody after a high-speed motorcycle chase ended late Friday afternoon. The chase began around 4:15 p.m. on Interstate 20 in East Abilene before ending at the service road of Exit 274 near Tye when the suspect crashed into a Department


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


ACU men's basketball team returns with heads held high

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Although the Abilene Christian University men's basketball team was defeated Thursday night by the Kentucky Wildcats, the team was still in high spirits from the experience.


Abilene Chamber of Commerce launches new job board website

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Abilene Chamber of Commerce has spent six months fine-tuning a new job board website. AbileneWorks is a free job portal to bring people to work in Abilene.


Abilene Is Front of Mind For Baylor As they prepare for ACU

Waco, TX - The Baylor Lady Bears have been inundated with music about Abilene, the town from which their first round opponent hails from. Coach Kim Mulkey put a few songs about Abilene on Baylor's practice playlist, and she said she even occasionally sings the songs for her team.


Top-seeded Baylor Lady Bears not overlooking No. 16 Abilene Christian

WACO, Texas — The journey to Tampa for the Final Four begins on Saturday afternoon for the top seeded Baylor Lady Bears. Baylor will face 16-seed Abilene Christian in the first round of the Women's NCAA Tournament.


Indicted: Four suspects accused of invading Abilene home, robbing mom and kids at gunpoint

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Four accused of holding a mom and her kids at gunpoint while they looked for weed during a home invasion have been indicted. Curtis McMullan, Ambrya Salas, Gage Woodcock, and Brice Davis were all indicted Thursday for one count of Aggravated Robbery, one count of Robbery


Police chase of motorcycle reaches 150 mph, ends on I-20 near Tye

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas — A high speed police chase ended on I-20 near Tye. State troopers started chasing a yellow Suzuki motorcycle in Abilene about 4:25 p.m. According to the Department of Public Safety, it was headed east and got off and on the interstate several times.


It's snake season: How to protect your home from snakes

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) - There is one happy costumer after the Wildlife X Team checks their house for snakes. "It's that time of the year that snakes are getting under the house with the cold weather so we come out here to look under the house for snakes," said Joshua Alexander, Operation Manager, Wi