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Merkel City Councilman accused of offering to pay waitress for sex

“It went from flirting to following me at my house,” Rayanne Martinez, a waitress at Velma’s Burritos in Merkel, said.

KTXS.COM - 2018-08-17 14:53:55

House fire in north Abilene

ABILENE, Texas —Abilene firefighters are battling house fire in the 2300 block of Mockingbird Lane.KTXS has a crew on the scene. We will bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

KTXS.COM - 2018-08-17 19:22:56

Texas Rangers asked to investigate Merkel city councilman

MERKEL, Texas —The Texas Rangers have been asked to investigate a Merkel city councilman.Interim Police Chief Phillip Conklin told KTXS his department received a complaint Wednesday regarding a council member."We investigated it and determined this is beyond our department’s scope to determine if th

KTXS.COM - 2018-08-16 18:52:13

Suspect takes out $28,000 loan in Abilene woman's name

According to the incident report, someone stole a 52-year-old woman's identity. They then took out a $28,600 loan in her name.

KTXS.COM - 2018-08-17 15:51:50

Sign of the times: North Abilene neighborhood's small change shows big progress

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) -A city moving signs around isn't particularly noteworthy, and may seem to be a very simple change. While that may be, sometimes that change can represent a larger shift. Take, for example, the Carver neighborhood of northeast Abilene. The area is close to removing a number of

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-18 03:36:43

Shooting at south Abilene apartment complex

ABILENE, Texas —Abilene police are on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex.The shooting happened around midnight at the Stonegate Apartments on Fairmont Street – near South 7th Street and Winters Freeway.The victim was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in an ambulance, escorted by police.C

KTXS.COM - 2018-08-18 00:57:51

Abilene police arrest man on DWI, drug charges after wreck at business

The officer reported hearing a crash and found that a man had backed his vehicle into another about 2:30 a.m. According to the police report, the driver said that he had been drinking alcohol. After the officer said he could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle, the suspect admitted to having a b

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-08-17 18:57:00

Abilene woman indicted for aggravated robbery

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -An Abilene woman was indicted Thursday for one count of robbery and another count of aggravated robbery Thursday, according to court documents.

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-16 22:15:12

Avoidance best policy for rattlesnakes

“Our cities are growing out into the native habitat, so they just come in because they’re looking for food. Then they get accustomed to the people,” Paz said.


Abilene man indicted for indecency with a child by contact

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -An Abilene man arrested for child sex crimes occurring in 2015 was indicted Thursday, according to court documents.

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-16 23:42:20

Abilene man suspected of hiding camera in Whataburger restroom indicted on other charges

A Taylor County grand jury indicted TJ Paul Helser, 38, for possession of meth and endangering a child.


Shots fired at south Abilene business

ABILENE, Texas —Abilene police say shots were fired at a south Abilene business.According to the incident report, Nathan Carey was inside The Sound Shop at 282 Ruidosa Avenue when someone shot at his business around 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday.He did not know the noise he heard was gunshots until he fou


Victims identified in fatal I-20 crash

Daniel Navarro, 46, of Snyder, Texas, was pronounced dead on the scene, a DPS release stated.


Indictment: Abilene man robbed 2 convenience stores on his birthday, stole $104

According to court documents, McKnight walked into the Allsups in the 3000 block of Pine Street, about 11:45 p.m. on May 4, with a plastic sack over his head.


Suspect accused of filming women in Whataburger bathroom indicted for drugs, endangering child

TJ Paul Helser, 38, was indicted for Possession of Methamphetamine and Endangering a Child in connection to a traffic stop that took place in January of 2018.

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-16 19:40:36

5 turtles decapitated at Abilene's Cal Young Park

ABILENE, Texas —The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is investigating after five turtles were found decapitated at Cal Young Park in Abilene.Mikayla Jackson said she was hanging out at the park around 1 p.m. Monday when she found the turtle heads sitting on a picnic table near the E.S. 11th Stree


Abilene police find marijuana and cocaine at north-side house, arrest two

Abilene police find marijuana and cocaine at north-side house, arrest two(Photo: Getty Images)Abilene police executing a search and arrest warrant in north Abilene on Tuesday arrested two men on drug charges.Police said a 25-year-old man was found to be in possession of 4.23 ounces of marijuana, whi


Abilene business shot multiple times while owner was inside

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BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-08-16 14:34:09

Abilene man arrested on accusations he spent 6 years sexually abusing child

Victor Rolando Corpus, 31, was arrested Monday by the Abilene Police Department on a warrant for continuous sexual abuse of a child, according to jail records.


Abilene police ask for assistance in locating missing girl

Lannah Purlee, 12, was last seen in the are of South 2nd and Santos Street wearing a blue-tinted shirt, blue jeans, black hooded jacket and purple and pink colored tennis shoes.