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Hidden camera found in women's restroom at south Abilene Whataburger

The victim, who does not want to be identified, told KTXS that she found it about 1 p.m. Friday.

KTXS.COM - 2018-06-23 13:21:19

Nolan County wildfire possibly started by lightning, evacuations underway

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas —Multiple wildfires are burning in Nolan County forcing evacuations.The largest is south of Sweetwater "at the base of the hill," according to the Sweetwater Fire Department.That one is believed to be started by lightningFire Chief Grant Madden confirmed evacuations are under awa

KTXS.COM - 2018-06-23 22:57:09

3 fires burn in Nolan County

NOLAN COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- At least three fires are burning in Nolan County, according to the Sweetwater Fire Department.

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-06-24 03:18:05

20 people have been indicted and arrested in a West Texas-based drug trafficking and

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say 20 people have been indicted and arrested in a West Texas-based drug trafficking and smuggling ring.A federal grand jury in Lubbock indicted the suspects on a charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine, and

KVIA - 2018-06-23 18:28:38

UPS truck collides with dump truck on I-20 in Sweetwater, driver seriously injured

SWEETWATER, Texas —The driver of a UPS truck is in serious condition at Hendrick Medical Center after a crash on I-20 in Sweetwater.The UPS truck crashed into a dump truck and overturned around 7:45 a.m. Thursday, blocking traffic on eastbound I-20 near FM 1856.The driver was flown by helicopter to


PHOTOS: Stunning photos of storms rolling through the Big Country

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BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-06-24 03:54:07

West Texas retiree, veteran has artistic way with welding

In this May 30, 2018 photo, Ernest Johnson talks outside his home in Abilene, Texas. Johnson said creating art out of bits of junk is one of the things that keeps him going. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP)more >

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-06-24 00:00:00

Jet skis collide on Clyde Lake, 2 injured

CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas —Two people were injured in a "rare" boating accident onClyde Lake.Their jet skis collided around 130 p.m. Both were taken to the hospital.The extent of the injuries are unknown, but a witness said it did not look like one of the victims was going to make it.Game wardens from

KTXS.COM - 2018-06-23 15:09:58

Abilene woman bitten by a rattlesnake

“Oh my gosh, it's a rattlesnake, you know,” said Harwell. “I said, ‘OK, I've been bit by a rattlesnake, we're headed to the ER right now."


Driver Injured in UPS Tractor-Trailer Crash in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER, TX -- The driver of an 18-wheeler belonging to UPS was seriously injured Thursday morning when the truck crashed into a dump truck.KTXS is reportingthe driver was airlifted to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where he is listed in serious condition.The crash occurred just before 8:00 a


Death penalty sought in trial of inmate accused of killing Abilene corrections officer

Dillion Gage Compton, 21, will stand trial for the death of Officer Marianne Johnson in Jones County beginning on August 13 - a proceeding which could take weeks to complete due to the high-profile nature of the crime.


Abilene elementary teacher arrested for child abuse, accused of slapping student on the face

Ngozika Ughanze, 55, was taken into custody and charged with Injury to a Child in connection to the incident that happened in November of 2017. She was released from jail after posting a $20,000 bond.


Abilene police make arrest in domestic violence incident

According to police, the injuries were caused by an improvised weapon, the man holding his keys in his fist.


Searching for DNA leads to ABI on luggage for Abilene couple

Anyone who orders a DNA tracking kit, in search of heritage and possibly long-lost relatives, knows surprises may be in order.

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-06-23 13:00:00

Tye man arrested, large amounts of meth seized

TYE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -One man has been arrested after a search warrant found him in possession of 575 grams of methamphetamine, according to the Tye Police Department (TPD).


Abilene police search home in missing person investigation

Detectives arrived on scene Thursday afternoon in the 1700 block of South 17th Street, conducting a search for at least five hours, according to APD Sgt. Mike Mochetto.


For the first time the 42nd Air Race Classic was held in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER, Texas (KRBC) -The 42ndAir Race Classic, starting in Sweetwater for the first time ever with more than 100 pilots, all women. Competitors range from five countries, and 34 states.


Merkel man sentenced to probation for sex crime, meth charges

Derrick Andrew Chappa, 31, pleaded guilty to Indecent Exposure and meth charges and received his 10-year probation sentence Monday morning.


Abilene police says chain reaction crash caused by drunk driver

The woman displayed signs of intoxication and, upon checking her criminal history, police learned she has at least two prior DWI convictions, enhancing the situation to a third-degree felony, the report said.


8 suspects arrested during Abilene prostitution sting operation

The following suspects, 6 women and 1 man, were taken into custody for Prostitution Thursday and Friday: