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  • Former employee steals $40,000 from Abilene department store

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 07:49:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 07:52:42 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An Abilene store is missing $40,000 worth of merchandise after the store said a former employee was stealing while on the job.

    According to a police report, Beall’s on Catclaw Drive in Abilene recently found out an employee was stealing from the store.

    The report did not say how long the employee worked at the store but Beall’s believes the employee had been stealing for over a year.

    The store would not comment on the stolen items but said they will be pressing charges against the former employee.

  • Vacant West Texas lockup chosen to house sex offenders

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 02:00:31 PM CDT
    Texas News

    AUSTIN, Texas -

    A long-vacant lockup in a remote part of West Texas has been chosen to house Texas' most violent sex offenders.

    The Houston Chronicle reports that after a year-long search, state officials say about 190 men convicted of sex crimes will be held at the privately-owned Billy Clayton Detention Center in Littlefield, about 36 miles northwest of Lubbock.

    Though the men have completed their prison sentences, they continue to be held in the state's civil commitment program because they have been deemed a danger to society.

    Texas Civil Commitment Office officials have hailed the contract as a new beginning for the controversial program. But defense attorneys say the remote site limits access to counsel, family and work.

    The state will pay $128.70 per day per offender at the new site.

  • Abilene man mugged while walking woman to car

    Published On: Aug 01 2015 04:33:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 12:16:27 PM CDT
    ABILENE, Texas -

    A man was mugged at gunpoint and received a laceration to his head from being pistol-whipped at 4 a.m. Saturday in Abilene.

    According to a police report, a 24-year-old man was escorting a female to her car at the Cottonwood Apartments on Nonesuch Road when three suspects demanded his cell phone, wallet, and keys.

    The man was then struck in the head with a gun, and a suspect in a white shirt held the gun in his face, according to the report.

    The suspects were able to flee, and the man was not taken to the hospital for his injuries.

  • UPDATE: Victims of deadly Hwy 83 crash near Tuscola identified

    Published On: Jul 31 2015 09:34:47 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2015 06:46:08 PM CDT
    TUSCOLA, Texas -

    A traffic accident involving a motorcycle on Hwy 83 about two miles south of Tuscola has left one dead and resulted in another being taken to the hospital.

    The accident occurred around 8:35 a.m. Friday near CR 134.

    According to police, 58-year-old Jon Leonard Russell and 50-year-old Theresa Carol Walsh -- believed to be from New Zealand -- were headed on a motorcycle north on Hwy 83 when it veered across the center stripe and struck a Chevy pickup truck.

    A police report said the motorcycle skid across the road, ejecting both riders. Russell was pronounced dead at the scene, and Walsh was taken to Hendrick Medical Center with serious injuries.

    The driver of the Ford, 34-year-old Clinton Kruser of Abilene, was not injured.

  • San Angelo skateboarder fatally struck by driver

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 02:54:01 PM CDT
    Hit-and-run accident
    SAN ANGELO, Texas -

    San Angelo police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after a skateboarder was fatally struck.

    Police say 21-year-old Joe Carlos Lopez of San Angelo was struck and killed early Sunday morning.

    Police were dispatched to the scene at 2:30 a.m. after getting a report of an unconscious person in the roadway. Officers spoke with a passer-by who had seen the skateboard in the road and the body nearby.

    Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Evidence at the scene suggests the suspect vehicle may be a pickup or sport utility vehicle with damage to the headlight area.

  • High school football two-a-days set to begin Monday

    Published On: Aug 02 2015 05:52:10 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2015 11:10:26 PM CDT

    Here's a look at where KTXS will be visiting during week 1 of High School football two-a-days.

  • Plane debris arrives at Paris airport

    Published On: Aug 01 2015 04:43:50 PM CDT

    A plane carrying debris found in the western Indian Ocean that many say is consistent with missing Flight MH370 arrives at a Paris airport.

  • Questions about security vulnerability on MH370

    Published On: Jul 31 2015 08:59:06 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 31 2015 09:03:08 PM CDT

    Theories still abound as to what brought down MH370, but could it have involved a security vulnerability?

  • Oregon girl with terminal cancer gets birthday ball

    Published On: Aug 01 2015 04:51:11 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2015 05:37:38 AM CDT

    An Oregon girl was feted with a princess ball for her fifth birthday as she fights terminal cancer.

  • Debris found in Indian Ocean may be from MH370

    Published On: Jul 31 2015 09:09:05 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 01 2015 02:51:00 AM CDT

    A piece of an aircraft found washed up on shore in the Indian Ocean will be examined in France to determine whether it is part of missing Malaysian Flight 370 as authorities suspect.