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HAPPENING NOW: Police surround home during standoff in south Abilene
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Police currently have a home surrounded during a standoff in south Abilene Friday morning. Officers armed with long rifles are around a home near the intersection of S 5th Street and Poplar Street. It’s currently unknown what has prompted the standoff, but KTAB and KRBC...
17 people arrested in drug bust: "It's ongoing"
ABILENE, Texas — 17 people have been arrested and are accused of drug trafficking in Abilene. In a press release, the United States Attorney's Office said this operation involved more than 80 agents from several different agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Dallas Field Office, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, the Abilene Police Department, and IRS – Criminal Investigations.
Abilene Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 16 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories
Abilene Feb 23 Weekly Crime Report: 16 Incidents and 13 Crime Stories. During the last week, the place of Abilene reported a total of 16 crime cases, with the most frequent being assault and theft. Assault cases were the most prevalent, accounting for 6 out of the 16 cases, followed closely by theft, which constituted 5 cases. Lesser crimes such as trespassing, vandalism, burglary, and other unspecified crimes made up the remaining cases with 2, 1, 1, and 1 cases respectively. The data suggests a concerning level of violent crimes, with assault cases making up 37.5% of the total crimes reported. The theft cases, which accounted for 31.25% of the total, also indicate a significant issue with property crimes in the place. While the cases of trespassing, vandalism, burglary and other crimes were fewer, they still contribute to the overall crime rate, suggesting a need for comprehensive measures to address crime in Abilene. The detailed data from the week's crime reports provides valuable insight into the nature and extent of crime in the place, which can aid in developing effective crime prevention and response strategies.
‘We anticipate more arrests’: Taylor County Law Enforcement make arrests in ‘large scale’ drug bust
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC)- Taylor County Sheriff Ricky Bishop and Abilene’s new Chief of Police Ron Seratte held a press conference Thursday to release the results of a four-year investigation that has now seen 17 alleged drug dealers charged, 14 awaiting trial on federal charges. “It’s huge, but this investigation...
Cyclist & vehicle crash in southwest Abilene
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A cyclist and vehicle crashed in southwest Abilene Thursday evening. The accident occurred near the intersection of Texas Avenue and Dub Wright Boulevard. One person was transported by ambulance. The northbound lane of Dub Wright Boulevard has been restricted to one lane. Stick with BigCountryHomepage...
Stuff Your Face With This Texas Town’s All-You-Can-Eat Buffets
There is no shortage of delicious food in Abilene. Whether you want Chinese, Italian, Tex-Mex, or homestyle, the Key City has it all. But what if you're looking for a place where you can stuff your face with an all-you-can-eat buffet? We got that covered too. The cool thing about...
Man leads officers on a search after fleeing from Taylor County Deputy
TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A man led officers on a search after fleeing from a Deputy on Thursday night. On February 22 at around 9:00 p.m., a Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled over a vehicle. As the vehicle came to a stop, a passenger jumped out and began to run, prompting the deputy to pursue on foot.
Fatal motorcycle collision in Abilene leaves one dead, two injured
ABILENE, Texas — A major vehicle collision involving a motorcycle claimed one life and left two injured on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, in the 4300 block of Pine Street in north Abilene, according to the Abilene Police Department. The initial report to the police dispatch indicated multiple motorcycles were...
$500 – $1,000 cash rewards offered for Abilene’s Wanted Criminals
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Cash rewards are being offered for information leading to the arrest of nine suspects wanted for various crimes in Abilene. Police are seeking these suspects for the following offenses:. Ferral Martinez – Assault on a Peace Officer. Jorge Hernandez – Injury to Child.
Hawley woman arrested in relation to fatal north Abilene crash
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Abilene Police Department has made an arrest in the investigation of a Virginia woman who was fatally struck by a vehicle last Friday. On February 16 at 9:40 p.m., crews responded to a major vehicle collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 3100 block of Pine Street.
Girls’ high school basketball scores and highlights for Friday, February 23
ABILENE, Texas (BCH Sports) – The final scores and highlights from Friday, February 23 of girls’ high school basketball playoff action.
Wake-Up Weather: weather for everyone to close out the month of February
Summary: The rest of February has something for everyone in it. Grab the jacket as you head out the door this morning temperatures will still be above average with highs into the low 70’s to upper 60’s. Cloud cover will increase by this afternoon with a rinse and repeat into tomorrow. Temperatures will climb into the low 90’s before a cold front arrives bringing below average temperatures and a slight chance for rain by the middle of next week. Early Thursday morning temperatures will fall into the upper 30’s with a chance for some frost being possible.
West Texas’ All Kind Animal Shelter Is Having a Speakeasy
If you enjoyed the Barbie Dog Fur Ball, then you're going to love this next event. When I first learned about it, I told my family that Abilene's All Kind Animal Shelter was hosting a "speakeasy" fundraiser. My two youngest kids asked, "Dad what is a speakeasy?" I explained that...
Eula Lady Pirates set sail to regional tournament after four-year odyssey
EULA, Texas (BCH Sports) – The 4th ranked Eula Lady Pirates return to the regional tournament this week, after missing out on the fun the last four season. Veteran head coach Josh Fostel’s team is 32-4 this season and they are riding a 13-game winning streak. Senior Ava...
Abilene police accuse transient man of Arson in quadruplex fire
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene police arrested a transient man Wednesday, in connection to a house fire in Abilene’s Elmwood area in early February. Abilene Fire Department’s (AFD) arson investigator reported that a fire at a quadruplex in the 4000 block of Redbud Circle on Sunday morning, February 4 was intentionally set.
TX Abilene's Most Loveable Puppies Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around abilene.
Abilene Homeless Camps Banned by City Ordinance
ABILENE, TX — Homelessness has increased dramatically since the pandemic, doubling in San Angelo from 2022 to 2024. The city of Abilene has also been affected by the perpetual problem, recently enacting a new city ordinance addressing the issue. The consequences of House Bill 1925, which criminalizes camping in public places, continue to unfold as numerous campsites for Abilene's homeless population are systematically cleared out. Enacted in September 2021, the legislation has prompted local nonprofits to increase their efforts to assist those affected by homelessness. Learn More Here.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in Abilene, TX?
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to abilene..
Texas Road Hazards: Who Is Liable For Pothole Damage?
When I hit a pothole driving down South 7th Street near Highway 83/84 in Abilene, I swear it rattled the fillings out of my teeth. I drive down that road so often that I've had to have both my truck and my wife's car realigned twice within 14 months. So...
The search is on for driver, vehicle after first hit-and-run death of 2024
Fatal hit-and-run According to a press release from APD, officers responded to a “major vehicle collision” on the 3100 block of Pine Street in north Abilene at 9:40 p.m. last Friday night. The crash involved a vehicle and a pedestrian. Unfortunately, when officers responded to the call they...