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Past articles by Scott:

Suspect in Abilene real estate agent's murder calls arrest a 'travesty of justice'

The suspect in the murder of Abilene real estate agent Tom Niblo denied shooting him. KTXS was the first media outlet to speak with Luke Sweetser after his arrest on murder charges. Sweetser was arrestedThursday in Dallas after being indicted by a Taylor County grand jury earlier in the day. KTXS reporter John Rupolo interviewed Luke Sweetser at the Taylor County Jail on September 18, 2020… → Read More

Large bee hive removed from The Windsor in downtown Abilene

A beehive of activity in downtown Abilene for the second day in a row. Crews are working to remove bees and bats from The Windsor building. A huge bee hive is attached to the facade at the top of the building, 10 stories above N 4th Street. Once they remove it, crews will have to deal with bats in the stairwell. Thursday, the Abilene Reporter-News building just a few blocks away burned for… → Read More

Abilene man sentenced to life in prison for murder of mother

An Abilene man who shot a woman in the head, killing her, will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury sentenced Charles Edward Newman to life in prison, plus 60 years for each of the two counts of tampering with a witness. Newman killed Kendra Keppler, a 27-year-old mother, in May 2016 and then sold the gun for drugs. He was convicted on Monday. → Read More

Flash flooding leads to water rescues in Abilene

Heavy rains in Abilene on Tuesday morning for first responders. Firefighters responded to several water rescue calls, including this one on Hartford Street at Little Elm Creek. RELATED: KTXS RadarA woman tried to drive through the high water in her pickup truck and got stranded. Firefighters used a throw rope to get to her and giver her a piggy back ridge to dry ground. Police have also… → Read More

Abilene police return to home connected to 2016 missing persons case

Police returned to a south Abilene home connected to nearly two year old missing persons case.Monday evening, crime scene tape and tents were set up around the home in the 1700 block of S. 17th Street.Sgt. Kevin Ohnheiser said evidence they obtained from → Read More

Water main break floods streets in north Abilene

City of Abilene crews are working to shut off a water main break that flooded streets Wednesday morning.The break is located at North 9th and Merchant streets.Water from the break flooded part of North 10th at Merchant.GALLERY: woma → Read More

12-year-old boy on bicycle hits car in north Abilene

A 12-year-old Abilene boy is OK after hitting a car while riding his bicycle on Tuesday morning.The boy was riding his bicycle on North 18th Street, near the old Fannin Elementary School, when the collision occurred at around 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday.When par → Read More

Abilene police, Texas DPS search Lytle Lake

Abilene police and the Texas Department of Public Safety searched Lytle Lake on Tuesday morning.A DPS dive team was in the water looking for a cell phone in reference an investigation, according to APD.They found the cell phone about 11:30 a.m.APD said the → Read More

Woman taken to hospital after north Abilene crash

ABILENE, Texas -- A Hispanic woman was taken to an Abilene hospital Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries after her Kia Optima was T-boned by an SUV.The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Pine Street and North Treadaway Boulevard.PHOTOS: → Read More

Police: Abilene man facing multiple charges after leading officers on chase in stolen car

A 30-year-old man who allegedly stole a Camaro from an Abilene car dealership and led officers on a chase Monday is facing multiple charges and is being held on bonds totaling $110,000. . The latest news from Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More