Two weeks after a car hit Ned Maybee on his motorcycle, he and a group of local motorcyclists are working to ban cell phone use while driving. Maybee says the driver that hit him was on the phone, and now, distracted driving has changed his life forever.
Twenty-six hours after a man robbed the Citibank on South 14th street, APD has made an arrest. Jacob Powell was detained after police stopped a vehicle similar to one seen driving away after the arrest in surveillance video.
Businesses near the Citibank on South 14th say they were shocked to hear that the bank was robbed Monday afternoon. The owner of Kid's Village says in her seven years at that location, nothing of this magnitude has happened, which is what makes the robbery so surprising.
A Buffalo Gap woman is helping children with special needs and disabilities through therapy horseback riding. Ren's Rides helps these students by setting goals and helping them learn to overcome any obstacle so they can lead a normal life.
Our military men and women serve to protect us, but some of those men and women also serve to protect their fellow comrades.Part two of the series honoring our hometown heroes highlights some airmen who are heroes not only for what they do for their country, but for their compatriots.
Law enforcement is out in full force this weekend to stop drivers who hit the road after having too much to drink. July 4th weekend is the deadliest week on Texas roads due to the high number of people drinking and driving. So DPS has more troopers patrolling the area to keep those drunk drivers off the roads.
It's a common sight to see local military members out volunteering in the community. And these two airmen are no different. In the first part of a special Hometown Heroes series, learn more about why these airmen say giving back is simply part of the job.
Local students are back from a two week tour of China all to share their love of music. The Revolution Strings were invited to perform in six cities in China with three other US groups. And the students say it was a chance to share their passion for performing while connecting with another culture through music.
Severe flooding in New York has grabbed the attention of a local woman. The Oneida, NY, native is doing what she can to help those in need by collecting donations of money and clothing to send to those unable to return to their homes.
Governor Rick Perry signed revisions to a current law giving people with disabilities the right to take service animals into all public places like restaurants and businesses. One local veteran says he's never had problems beforehand, but these revisions mean all veterans will be able to get back to a normal lifestyle, despite PTSD.
A public meeting Tuesday night allowed locals to voice their opinions on changes planned for SH351. TxDOT presented two possible plans, saying that they're planning on completing those changes once funding is available.
Abilene Police applied for a grant from the Department of Justice to hire nine new officers. APD says they will hire nine military veterans, creating more opportunities for local veterans while making Abilene safer.
With the one year hiatus approaching for the Abilene Community Theater, members gathered to discuss plans to keep the theater moving forward. As members and non-members voiced their opinions and sought out answers, staff members say they just want to see the theater succeed.
Mitchell County's newest county building is set to open June 21st. County Sheriff Patrick Toombs gave a tour to a few locals after the cornerstone ceremony, explaining what upgrades were needed and how the new building will save the county money.
Charges will not be filed against the driver who hit two young girls on a busy South Abilene road Wednesday. Folks who live in that neighborhood say that it's not uncommon for cars to speed by the crosswalk unaware that children may be crossing.
Local businesses around the Abilene area say they're seeing a boost in sales due to the Texas State Rodeo Competition this week.
A year after a deadly shooting, police are still investigating the death of Dan Nickerson, Jr. who was shot at the 1400 block of Mesquite St. June 10, 2012. Neighbors say they don't feel uneasy about the unsolved murder, because they have their theories as to who did it.
Over 650 high school students from all over the state are in the key City this week to compete in the state rodeo. The competition kicks off Monday at the Taylor County Expo Center, but the local competitors have been preparing for months.
Ira and other communities in Scurry County raised over $14,000 in money and supplies to take to Oklahoma after tornadoes ripped through the state. Locals say it not only opened their eyes, but made them appreciate what we have in the Big Country.
Del Ostrander, Hailey Dunn's uncle and Billie Dunn's brother, was arrested for drug possession, but is speaking out about his niece's death. While at the Taylor County jail, he tells us that he wasn't involved and believes his sister wasn't involved either.
The world's longest annual charity bike ride made a stop in Snyder Tuesday. The Texas 4000 is biking from Austin to Anchorage: that's four thousand miles. But the next 12 will be with locals from the Big Country who are ready to bike for the same cause.
With severe weather around, Scurry County is reminding residents to sign up for Code Red.
The Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department has only been around for 25 years, but it started with one idea and one dollar.
Mitchell County has plans for two plots of land in Colorado City to be developed. This will include new homes, businesses, industrial properties and much more. The county hopes this will make room for the growing population due to the Cline Shale, and will attract more people to the Big Country.
More than one month after news that remains found in scurry county belonged to once-missing teen Hailey Dunn, the investigation has been quiet. Leaving many across the Big Country wondering.. what's next? A death investigator explains that when it's truth you seek in cases like this, finding the answer can take time.
TxDOT says they have long-term plans to completely re-design and build I-20 at Ranger Hill after a deadly accident Monday, but nothing is set in stone just yet. Upon hearing that news, Ranger locals say that it will help, but that it simply took them too long.
Every year, we remember those service men and woman who gave their lives for us. And every year, locals gather at the Elmwood cometary to do just that.
An abilene man, born and raised, celebrated his 100th birthday over the weekend. And had an interesting piece of history present at his party: a chuck wagon, which his father bought in 1916 was restored by family members who also cooked the birthday dinner with tools from the wagon.
The world-wide event protesting genetically modified organisms made it's way to downtown Abilene, as locals walked together to show that they, too, want to know what's in their food.
Teenage girls in Colorado City have been inspired by Hailey Dunn to take self-defense classes.
Students at Blanket ISD were shocked Tuesday as they returned to their school to see the damage done by a tornado Monday night. School has been canceled for the remainder of the school year, but the district will spend the summer doing what it can to rebuild.
A public memorial was held for Hailey Dunn Sunday at the teen's former school. Hundreds showed up to share memories, tears and close this chapter of the two-year effort to bring the teen home before she is laid to rest.
Snyder locals ran away from the law Saturday morning as part of a 5K fundraiser for Snyder police officer Darrel Campbell, who was seriously injured by a gun shot wound almost two years ago. The 5K, Running for the Heroes, raised money for his medical bills along with funds for another injured officer in Longview.
Flames erupted minutes after lightning struck a North Abilene church. Crews were able to put the flames out quickly, with the fire only damaging the fellowship hall of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Though faced with heavy damage, the church says they will be able to rebuild.
A bill passed by the Texas Senate and House will require prosecutors and defense attorneys to share files and statements with one another. Taylor County is one of very few who has a closed-file policy, and the Michael Morton Act will change that. Lawyers say this could mean faster trials and fewer tax dollars spent. But the D.A. says that isn't going to change.
Flames destroyed a pool house on Countryside Road in south Abilene Sunday afternoon. Neighbors say they were concerned the flames were at their homes, or would move closer, while crews worked to put the flames out. The next door neighbor says she heard a loud boom, and went to investigate.
Nice weather drew in many outside to Abilene weekly farmers market. Vendors say there were slim pickings at the produce stands, as fewer and fewer vendors are setting up shop downtown due to the inconstant weather over the last few weeks.
A memorial mass service was held at St. Ann's catholic church in Colorado City Wednesday evening. Her friends and classmates organized the service as a way to help deal with the loss of their friend. The congregation sang, prayed and remembered the teen, saying she had a huge impact on the community that they will never forget.
A woman claims that she knew where Hailey Dunn's body would be found when she heard the news that the teen went missing. She drew the image that she says was a psychic vision for two search groups last year, and they tell us that it appears to be Lake J.B. Thomas.
In one week, a local woman has received over 160,000 likes and 12,000 shares of a photograph posted on Facebook showing herself on meth, and six years later sober. The side-by-side comparison has allowed her to share her story, and inspire recovering addicts all over the world.
An online memorial gathered hundreds of comments, pictures and prayers for Colorado City teen Hailey Dunn. A Facebook page dedicated to Hailey was opened to the public to leave their thoughts for her. This allowed locals and those from around the country to pay their respects in an unique way.
Money raised at a car was in Colorado City went to two search centers that helped in the efforts to find Hailey Dunn. The car was Saturday was also raising money for a scholarship in the teen's name. The community came out to show its support, and the volunteers say it served as an opportunity to help them cope with the loss of Hailey.
Colorado City school officials say the students are coping with the loss of their classmate, and that they are already taking the steps to move forward. This includes a scholarship fund in Hailey's name and a new program that will teach girls self defense.
Just days after the announcement that the Scurry County remains found back in March were those of Hailey Dunn, many are still digesting the tragic news, including a few family members that live in the teen's former home. They say they feel broken, but are doing what they can to move forward.
A day after Hailey Dunn's body has been identified, searchers are working together to move forward. Now that their search is over, they say they're not giving up on finding justice for the missing teen. And they say that they realize how close they came to finding her two years ago. While frustrating, the searchers say that it happened when it was supposed to happen.
It was an emotional night in Colorado City, as locals and searchers gathered at the house of Hailey Dunn to remember the missing teen. Two and a half years after Dunn went missing, searchers say they're glad she's finally made it home. But they say they won't stop searching for justice for Hailey.
Family, friends and searchers gathered at Hailey Dunn's home after news that her body had been found. Many say they are saddened to hear that she is gone, but now searchers set out to find justice for Hailey.
Some local first-responders were in West, standing guard over the caskets of those lost in the explosion last week. Brownwood firefighters who had the honorable task of keeping watch at their fallen comrades say it was an honor to be there, yet emotional and difficult to say goodbye to the brothers they never met.
A world-wide effort to get more people reading made it's way to Abilene Tuesday night. World Book Night was celebrated by a few volunteers, who handed out free copies of books to various places around Abilene all to help promote literacy. Each volunteer chose a title from a list, and handed out 20 copies, hoping to get more people in the Big Country reading.
A deadly fire Sunday morning doesn't have neighbors too concerned. One neighbor says homeless people have been taking up residence in the vacant house for years. And though the news wasn't shocking, it's still concerning that it was intentional.