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  • For beer and $20? 2 suspects sought in Abilene armed robbery

    Published On: Nov 23 2015 11:23:33 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 08:06:47 AM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Abilene police are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery of the Allsup's convenience store on South Clack Street in Abilene.

    Police say that early Saturday morning two people came into the store and showed a handgun to the clerk behind the counter.

    According to the police report the suspects stole $20 and two cases of beer.

    In the report the clerk stated that the suspects ran towards the apartment complex behind the store.

    Police are still investigating the crime.

    If you have any information you can call Abilene Crime Stoppers at (325) 676-8477 (TIPS.)

  • Abilene police pay it forward for the holidays

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 05:11:22 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 10:37:15 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    Abilene police officers are giving thanks this Thanksgiving by giving back to the community.

    Monday evening, members of the Abilene Police Officer’s Association went to the H-E-B on Barrow Street where they picked shoppers at random and paid their grocery bill.

    Adam Becker, president of the Abilene Police Officer’s Association says the department has been blessed by the community’s support. They wanted to find a way to pay it forward.

    “This was as much a blessing for us as it was the people who received it,” Becker said.

    The money for the groceries came from the membership dues officers pay to be part of the organization.

    Becker said this was the first time they’ve done this event, but the organization plans to do it again in the future.

    The association is also behind Operation Blue Santa. They will use money donated by the community to buy Christmas presents for children recommended by teachers, school counselors, and school resource officers within the Abilene and Wylie Independent School Districts.

    You can donate money through December 11. Officers will take the kids shopping December 12 at Walmart, their goal is to provide Christmas gifts for 50 children and their families

    You can also help by purchasing raffle tickets (1 for $10 or 12 for $100) for a chance to win a deluxe package that includes: a single stack Glock 43 9mm pistol, a YETI Tundra 35 cooler, a massage package at The MedSpa at Hendrick, and a Hannah Vickers Photography Portrait Session.

    For more information about Operation Blue Santa, or to donate, visit their website HERE.

  • Abilene restaurants open for Thanksgiving

    Published On: Nov 23 2015 01:53:26 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 01:46:24 PM CST
    Twinkie Thanksgiving turkey meal


    ABILENE, Texas -

    Turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie. What would Thanksgiving be without it?

    Some people would rather spend time with family than time in the kitchen. If you want to “gobble” up Thanksgiving treats without having to cook, a handful of restaurants in the Abilene area will be open.

    Buffalo Wild Wings: 3 p.m.-12 a.m., same menu.

    Buffet King: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Turkey and cheesecake.

    Cracker Barrel: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (Lunch starts at 11 a.m.). The Turkey n’ Dressing meal includes oven roasted turkey breast, cornbread dressing, gravy, a sampling of sugar-cured ham, choice of a country side, sweet potato casserole with pecans, cranberry relish, biscuits or corn muffins, and a slice of pumpkin pie.

    Denny’s: Open 24-hours. Denny's Holiday Turkey & Dressing Dinner features sliced turkey breast, stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, served with a choice of two sides and dinner bread.

    Golden Corral: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The buffet includes carved turkey, carved ham, fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, pot roast, meatloaf, sirloin steak, fried shrimp and much more.

    Lucy’s Big Burgers: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., same menu.

    If you know of other restaurants that will be open, send an email to news@ktxs.com.

  • Abilene police recognize vehicle from robbery, arrest suspects

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 03:25:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 10:37:36 PM CST
    Deiondre Davis, Elkins Davis

    Deiondre Davis, Elkins Davis

    ABILENE, Texas -

    Abilene police watched video of a robbery that occurred Monday morning and recognized the getaway vehicle from an earlier stop, leading to the arrest of two suspects.

    A motel in the 5600 block of South 1st Street was robbed by two men who demanded money and then fled the scene in a white four-door hatchback vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to police.

    Police reviewed the security footage and recognized the hatchback from a traffic stop, and confirmed it matched through the dash cam video of that stop.

    Deiondre Davis, 21, was identified as one of the suspects and brought in by police for questioning. A second suspect was then identified as 38-year-old Elkins Davis. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

    Both were charged with second degree felony robbery. They are currently in the Taylor County Jail on $20,000 bond.

  • Abilene's Afghan pines are slowly dying

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 05:41:33 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 08:32:26 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    You might have noticed some evergreen trees that aren't so green around Abilene, the city's Afghan pines are slowly dying.

    Richard Rodgers, manager of Abilene’s parks division, said our climate is too wet for the trees.

    “They probably would thrive better in a 12-15 inch rainfall pattern per year where as we're more in the 20-25 average,” Rodgers said. “Of course this year we're way over that. That increases the humidity, different factors they don't like, so they become susceptible to fungus and those kind of things.”

    Rodgers said they're losing about five Afghan pines every year.

    The dead Afghan pines are being replaced with Arizona Cypress trees, which Rodgers said are much more suited to Abilene’s climate.

  • Business Mercado to connect local businesses to Hispanic community

    Published On: Oct 09 2015 09:07:20 AM CDT   Updated On: Oct 12 2015 02:20:58 AM CDT
  • Washington woman rescued from flooded car

    Published On: Nov 22 2015 06:58:28 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2015 06:38:17 AM CST

    Police dispatch audio captured the pleas of a woman trapped in a flooded car in Washington state.

  • Hayden Nix: Tracking a warmer Tuesday

    Published On: Nov 24 2015 07:26:54 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 24 2015 07:43:57 AM CST

    An increase in cloud coverage with temperatures warming to the mid 60s and the wind picking up just a bit through the afternoon. For tonight, mostly cloudy with subtle winds and temperatures in the upper 50s.

  • How to have a fruitful, worthwhile marriage "performance review"

    Published On: Oct 15 2015 09:16:16 AM CDT
  • Chicago hit by winter storm

    Published On: Nov 21 2015 10:22:29 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2015 01:56:04 AM CST

    Illinois and other Midwestern states were hit by the first big snowstorm of the season.