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Abilene police: Couple facing charges for attempting to fake murder

A man -- who was first thought to be missing -- and his girlfriend are now accused of faking a murder. "I think these two people need to be held accountable, and I think they should be prosecuted," Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge said Friday during a news conference. The man, identified as Jose

KTXS.COM - 2018-01-19 14:53:57

Police: Former Dyess Deputy Fire Chief may have been tipped off before arrest

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - You may remember the retired Dyess Assistant Fire Chief, Floyd Jones, who was arrested for online solicitation of a minor. Police say it turns out he may of had a warning of his pending arrest and the man who warned him has also been arrested. Randy Payne is an Informati

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-19 20:55:09

Abilene police suspect missing person report was fake; seeking criminal charges

Abilene police feel they've been had. Now, Chief Stan Standridge said the department is going to seek the maximum penalty for those involved. Standridge said Jose Robert Avalos, 29, who was reported missing on Jan. 12, most likely staged a shooting scene in the 400 block of Fannin Street with his gi

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-01-19 21:48:57


Following are some of the calls received by the Palo Pinto County Sheriff's Office for the period Jan. 12-18: FRIDAY, JAN. 12 CIVIL MATTER - 200 block of Buzzbee Road, Palo Pinto, 10:21 a.m. GRASS FIRE - Mitchell Hill Road, Gordon, 11:11 a.m. Burn ban violation. WELFARE CONCERN - 800 block of Urb

MINERAL WELLS INDEX - 2018-01-19 19:40:00

Man who once shot a man in Abilene I-HOP goes to prison

Brandon Green ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - You may remember back in 2014 the shooting at IHOP here in Abilene. It was March of 2014 that Brandon Green fired serval shots at a victim who was inside the IHOP, also leaving several bullet holes in the building. Green was convicted and sentenced to 10 y

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-19 22:36:30

Abilene, Big Country death notices 1/19/2018

SNYDER - Ladell Gannaway, 82, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Colonial Hill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Snyder Cemetery, directed by Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home. Dr. Don C. Garrett Dr. Don C. Garrett, M.D., 89, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Arran

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-01-19 01:00:02

Trio arrested after 74 grams of meth found in north Abilene home

From left to right: Elias Tonche, Jacqueline Tonche, and Antonio Moreno. ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Three suspects were arrested after 74 grams of meth was found inside a north Abilene home. Elias Tonche, 54, Jacquline Tonche, 26, and Antonio Moreno, 37, were all taken into custody and charged wi

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-18 18:19:05

Abilene Police Chief: I-20 crashes 'much worse than most of us realize'

A Texas Tech student was killed on I-20 at FM 600 in Abilene when she ran into the back of an 18-wheeler in December. Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge is urging people who drive on I-20 to take steps to reduce what he called "the significant number" of crashes. Last year, there were 367 crashes

KTXS.COM - 2018-01-19 14:42:06

'Everybody's favorite uncle': Family mourns man killed after thrown off I-10

Words of encouragement often recited by Paul Cager to help his relatives through hard times are now being used to comfort those same family members after they learned on Wednesday (Jan. 18) of his death in a fatal crash near the Interstate 10 high-rise bridge. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office on

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 00:14:48

In trial's opening statements, vastly different versions of why Ronald Gasser killed Joe McKnight

Prosecutors and the defense offered conflicting versions of why Ronald Gasser shot and killed former NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident in 2016, as opening statements in Gasser's second-degree murder trial began Friday morning (Jan. 19). The prosecution said the evidence contradicts Gas

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 17:46:10

'All I saw was fire and smoke:' N.O. East family safe after fatally-shot motorist crashes into home

A New Orleans East family was spending a cold, quiet Thursday night (Jan. 18) inside when they heard a series of loud noises -- and then found a white Ford pickup crashed into one of their back bedrooms and their home in the center of a homicide investigation. The crash occurred about 8:25 p.m. at a

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 06:38:00

2 killed, 4 injured in 5 shootings over 12-hour period in New Orleans

As much of the New Orleans area was focused on a second straight day of freezing temperatures, the city's violence continued unabated as two people were killed and four injured during five shootings in a 12-hour period. The first gunshots rang out about 9:26 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 18) in Uptown's Milan

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 18:50:50

East Jefferson water pressure back to normal, but boil advisory remains while samples tested

Water pressure in East Jefferson has returned to the normal 56 pounds per square inch, Jefferson Parish President Mike Yenni said Friday morning (Jan. 19). He expects the boil-water health advisory to be lifted by Saturday evening. The pressure increased overnight after dipping as low as 24 pounds a

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 16:05:28

Boil advisory to last at least another 24 hours in New Orleans, officials say

Water pressure has risen enough in parts of New Orleans still under a boil advisory to begin testing samples for any potential bacterial intrusion, marking the first step toward confirming the city's water supply is safe to drink again after pressure plummeted during a cold snap this week. Marcie Ed

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 21:17:57

Mayor Landrieu urges residents to conserve water, check for leaking pipes

Mayor Mitch Landrieu urged residents Friday (Jan. 19) to conserve water over the next 24 to 48 hours and check their homes for any pipe leaks as the city continues to thaw out. The Sewerage & Water Board is continuing to solve problems on its side of the system, and water pressure continues to rise,

NOLA.COM - 2018-01-19 18:08:41

New Orleans East homicide being investigated by NOPD Thursday

A homicide in a New Orleans East neighborhood is being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department. The homicide was reported around 8:45 p.m. in the 7000 block of Salem Drive. A homicide in a New Orleans East neighborhood is being investigated by the New Orleans Police Department. The homici

THEADVOCATE.COM - 2018-01-19 03:11:00

FAX bus hits and kills pedestrian in central Fresno; driver arrested

FRESNO, California - A FAX bus hit and killed a pedestrian on Friday morning, and the driver has been arrested, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. It happened around 6:30 a.m. in the area of Fruit and Shields avenues. Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material ma

YOURCENTRALVALLEY.COM - 2018-01-19 23:21:31

Man's Body Found in Northeast Fresno

Fresno resident Jonathan Mahaffey was found unresponsive behind the Round Table Pizza on 5795 North First Street on Wednesday, January 17th. A witness spotted Mahaffey lying on the pavement, possibly injured, and alerted police. When officers and EMS personnel arrived they attempted to revive Mahaff

CRIMEVOICE.COM - 2018-01-19 21:52:43

Judge sentences man to 2 life sentences for murder of Atwater teens

The second of two men accused in the shooting death of two Atwater teens received two life sentences without parole. However, a Merced County court judge decided since the incident happened when he was 17 Jose Botello can apply for parole in 25 years. Botello learned his fate in court Friday for the

ABC30 FRESNO - 2018-01-19 18:58:19

Two found dead in Madera County home Tuesday identified

MADERA COUNTY, California - The two people found dead Tuesday in a Madera County home have been identified. A call came in early in the morning about a fire at a home in the 24000 block of Robertson Boulevard near Chowchilla. Inside the home, two people were found dead. They are Armando Villanueva,