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Abilene man accused of tearing holes in child's pants after she wore them to stop sexual assault

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of tearing holes in a child's pants after she wore them to prevent getting sexually assaulted has been arrested. Brooks Turnbow, 35, was arrested for Indecency with a Child Thursday then released from the Taylor County Jail after posting a $30,000

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-23 14:10:13

2 additional suspects arrested for Abilene arson, 1st suspect still behind bars

Two additional suspects have been arrested for an arson event that severely damaged an Abilene mobile home. ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Two additional suspects have been arrested for an arson event that severely damaged an Abilene mobile home. Tyler Lee, 35, and Kory Roberts, 33, were arrested We

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-22 15:54:58

Big Spring Shooting suspects in police custody

COLORADO CITY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- The two men believed to be the Big Spring shooters are in police custody in Colorado City. Two men were spotted at a car wash where a patrol car was sent to investigate, according to local authorities. The two men then entered a car and then drove away. Officers fo


Woman dies after driving vehicle off Big Spring's Scenic Mountain

BIG SPRING - Big Spring Police believe a woman intentionally drove a pickup off the top of Scenic Mountain State Park on Wednesday, later dying in a hospital here, and critically injuring a 12-year-old passenger. Big Spring is about 110 miles west of Abilene. The woman was identified by police as Ro

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-03-22 00:25:12

Jones County grand jury clears Hamlin police in man's death

A Jones County grand jury Wednesday determined there was no wrongdoing by Hamlin police in the Dec. 2 death of a man in their custody. According to a news release from Chief Bobby Evans, the grand jury reviewed the case and determined no further action or investigation was needed into the death of D

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-03-21 21:19:38

Meals on Wheels is now serving pets

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) - People who qualify for Meals on Wheels in Abilene can now also apply to get their pets veterinary visits paid for. "They get a full exam, they get all of their vacations so they get their rabies, distemper. For cats they get feline leukemia vaccination. Whatever else they ma

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-22 13:40:47

Abilene Chamber of Commerce to host 2018 business expo.

ABILENE, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) - The Abilene Business Council of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will host a game show themed Business EXPO Wednesday, March 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, according to a press release. Sponsored by Arrow Ford, Pest Patrol and Black

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-03-22 22:54:50

Black and White: Colorado City Police Nab Drive By Shooters Who Shot a 2-year-old in Big Spring

COLORADO CITY, TX -- Two men wanted in connection with a shooting in Big Spring were captured Tuesday afternoon in Colorado City according to the Big Spring Police Department. Big Spring Police on Friday responded to a shooting at the KFC on S. Gregg Street according to the Big Spring PD. Last Frid


One killed in fatal Scurry County crash

A Hermeligh man was killed Monday evening, according to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Kyle Matthew Sockwell, 29, of Hermleigh, was killed after a pickup he was driving exited the roadway and crashed into a creek bed along Texas 208 about three miles south of Snyder at 6:30 p.m.


Abilene police looking for missing teen who 'may need medical attention'

Abilene police are searching for a missing teen who "may be in need of medical attention". ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Abilene police are searching for a missing teen who "may be in need of medical attention". Veronica Elliot, 17, was last seen in the Abilene area on February 12. She is described


Colorado City police officer arrested after Texas Rangers investigation

COLORADO CITY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A Colorado City police officer was arrested Thursday during a Texas Rangers investigation. Officer Gilbert Emmanuel Salazar was booked into jail for Assault - Family Violence Impeding Breathing and/or Circulation and has been placed on administrative leave because


14-year-old killed in Taylor County ATV rollover wreck identified

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A 14-year-old killed during an ATV rollover accident in south Taylor County Wednesday night has been identified. Kaylynn Reyna Karr, of Seymour, Texas, was pronounced deceased at the hospital following the crash on CR 221 north of Wingate just before 6:30 p.m., acc


Lady Coogs struggle with Frenship, Sweetwater wins big against Burkburnett

Highlights from Cooper softball and Sweetwater baseball plus scores from the afternoon games on Friday. The Lady Coogs were shut-out at home on Friday, 9-0 to Frenship as the Lady Tigers would open the scoring in the 3rd with four-straight runs. Sweetwater took a 3-0 lead off the bat, before havin


It's no big secret - one of my sons is gay

One of my sons is gay. That's the first time I've said so in this space, because it didn't seem like my story to tell about a vulnerable kid. But Sam's just a few months shy of 21 now and says to write away. This was no secret when he was at Abilene High, where I think he was an asset. He befriended


2 Abilene toddlers test positive for multiple drugs, mother arrested

Kaylyn Smith, 21, was charged with Endangering a Child ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene mother has been arrested after her two young children tested positive for multiple drugs. Kaylyn Smith, 21, was charged with Endangering a Child Thursday in connection to an investigation that began in J


FIU student among 6 killed in bridge collapse, police expect more victims

MIAMI (WPEC) - Police say at least six people are now dead in the pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University. The Mayor of Sweetwater said Friday an FIU student is among the victims. The names of the victims have not been released. Investigators announced the rise in the death to


Abilene man accused of sneaking onto Ben Richey Boys Ranch to have sex with 14-year-old

Corbyn Mills, 19, charged with Sexual Assault of a Child. ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of sneaking onto the Ben Richey Boys Ranch to have sex with a 14-year-old multiple times has been arrested. Corbyn Mills, 19, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with Sexual Assault


Police looking for missing teen last seen in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Police are looking for a missing teen last seen in Abilene. A social media post states Carla Cbyil Lopez, 17, is missing from the Abilene area. No identifying information was released, and it's unknown when she went missing, but a couple of pictures were provided with t


Abilene Loses Shot at Third Walmart Supercenter

ABILENE, TX -- Plans for a third Walmart supercenter in Abilene have been dropped according to KTXS today. "After much deliberation and consideration of several business factors, we have decided not to pursue development of an additional store in Abilene. Since our original proposal, our customers'


Abilene man arrested for sexually assaulting child

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting a child. Severo Valadez, 30, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with Indecency with a Child in connection to an incident that happened in September of 2017. Court documents state a child victim tol