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  • 3-vehicle Abilene car crash started as aggravated assault

    By Wayne McCormick, wmccormick@ktxs.com
    Published On: Sep 29 2014 04:34:04 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An accident on Mockingbird Lane about 3 p.m. Monday may have started as an aggravated assault near North 10th and Mockingbird.

    Abilene police say the people involved then drove their vehicles north on Mockingbird ending in a three-vehicle crash at North 18th.

    Three people were taken by ambulance to a hospital.  Their conditions are not known.

    Police say they're still trying to sort out what happened and whether anyone will be charged.

  • Update: Abilene police investigating a deadly motorcycle crash on I-20

    Published On: Sep 29 2014 08:26:53 PM CDT
    Updated On: Sep 29 2014 10:45:38 PM CDT
    I-20 motorcycle crash
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Abilene police are investigating an accident on Interstate 20 near Grape Street that killed one person Monday night.

    The accident happened about 7:30 p.m.  Police are releasing little information but they do say it appears the bike rider was run over by another vehicle.  Justice of the Peace Sparky Dean pronounced the rider dead at the scene.

    Police tell us they have also detained one person and took him to the hospital as they try and gather information about what happened.

    Bystanders gathered near the accident site.  Some were overheard shouting at police that the driver intended to run over the motorcyclist.

    More as it develops..

  • Fife funeral to be held Tuesday

    Published On: Sep 29 2014 08:16:20 PM CDT
    Updated On: Sep 29 2014 10:43:55 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    The 15-year-old Cooper student killed Friday on his way to school will be buried Tuesday.

    Funeral services for Nathan Fife will be held at 4 p.m. at Beltway Park Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park.

    Nathan died when the bike he was riding struck a truck.  He was on his way to early morning band practice.

    Memorials for Nathan Fife can be sent to the Cooper High School Band.

  • Texas man gets 5 years for dragging donkey

    Published On: Jan 16 2014 10:34:52 AM CST
    Updated On: Jan 16 2014 12:25:18 PM CST

    CONROE, Texas (AP) -

    A Houston-area man has been sentenced to five years in prison for dragging a donkey behind his vehicle.

    A Montgomery County jury on Wednesday sentenced 30-year-old Marc Saunders of Splendora, who earlier was convicted of animal cruelty in the 2012 incident.

    Investigators said a donkey named Susie Q wandered away from her owner's home and Saunders offered to help return the animal. Investigators believe Saunders drove slowly and the animal walked behind the vehicle but then he sped up and the donkey was dragged.

    The owners later found the severely injured donkey in a ditch. The animal survived.

    An attorney for Saunders said he never intended to hurt the donkey.

  • Texas boy, 14, drowns trying to recover dove

    Published On: Sep 29 2014 11:29:32 AM CDT
    Updated On: Sep 29 2014 11:30:11 AM CDT

    ALVARADO, Texas (AP) -

    A 14-year-old North Texas boy has drowned in a stock pond while trying to retrieve a dove that was shot during a hunting trip.

    The Johnson County Sheriff's Office on Monday identified the victim as Joseph Lopez of Fort Worth.

    Lt. Tim Jones said the boy was part of group hunting on Sunday in a rural area near Alvarado.

    Jones said the boy entered the pond to recover a dove but then he never resurfaced. Emergency personnel who responded to a report of a possible drowning used a boat to search for the teen. Divers from the Cleburne Fire Department recovered the body Sunday night.

    Further details weren't immediately available.

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