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Abilene is 1 of 25 Best Places to Retire in America – According to Forbes

After being listed as one of the windiest cities in America, and as top destination in Texas, Abilene has made another top list - this time as one of the best places to retire. In fact, Forbes Magazine have listed the 'Key City' as one of 25 best places to retire in America.

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The Worst Case of Animal Abuse in West Texas – Graphic Images

Rescue The Animals (RTA)/SPCA in Abilene responded to a call of animal abuse near Gorman, Texas. SPCA Investigator Mindi Qualls says "it's the worst case ever of animal abuse that I have ever come upon." Mindi told me that, what she found was a nightmare and it made her physically ill. After I viewed the photos and the videos, I too was sickened and became emotional as I wondered "who would do this to an animal?" I will warn you now, this contains graphic images.

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Video Dramatically Highlights the Dangers of Texting While Driving

Regardless of whether you are a kid just learning to drive, or an adult that has been driving for years, it is super important for us all to remember the dangers of texting while driving. This video is a dramatic reenactment of a teenage girl who was texting while driving and they crash, killing two passengers in her car, two other people and a baby.

WARNING: The video is graphic and may not be suitable for all people. However, I think it's important to watch as it may save your life, as well as others.

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Thieves Posing As Stranded Motorists on Texas Highway Attempt to Rob Those Who Try to Help

According to the San Angelo Connection, there have been reports of thieves near San Angelo, Texas posing as stranded motorists,then robbing those that try to help them. In fact, the San Angelo Police Department released an alert earlier today (July 8, 2014).

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President Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef ‘Put Crack’ in Pies

President Obama spoke at a reception for the start of LGBT Pride Month Monday (6/30), and used the opportunity to bid farewell to his long time White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.

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President Obama Jokes White House Pastry Chef ‘Put Crack’ in Pies

President Obama spoke at a reception for the start of LGBT Pride Month Monday (6/30), and used the opportunity to bid farewell to his long time White House pastry chef Bill Yosses.

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Dozens Injured When a Two-Story Garage Roof Collapsed During A Religious Ceremony

Houston TV station KPRC is reporting that dozens have been injured when the roof of a two-story garage/dwelling collapsed in a Harris County neighborhood. Houston firefighters say they've removed everyone from inside the structure and sent those with the most severe injuries to area hospitals. Neighbors believed a religious ceremony was taking place at the time of the collapse. Arial video shows a first responders triaging the injured.

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Amazing Footage of Twin Tornadoes in Nebraska

On June 16th, 2014, twin tornadoes devastated a Nebraska community by killing people, and leveling homes and businesses. With all of the footage from storm chasers and other people of the twisters, a resident in Wisner, Nebraska, got probably the best footage of them all. Watch and be mesmerized by these twin tornadoes.

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Amber Alert Discontinued for Kidnapped Texas Girl, 13 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: 6/20/14 12:05 PM: Authorities have officially discontinued the amber alert for 13-year-old Phoebe Nichole Hughes. The Texas Department of Public Safety said that Phoebe was found safe.

No other details have been released. We will update this story when more info becomes available.

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Original alert:

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for Phoebe Nichole Hughes, 13, who was last seen at around 5 a.m. (Friday 6/20) in Cuero.

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Texas Has Four of the Best Cities in America for Single Men

Unsurprisingly, Abilene, Texas didn't make Guyism's list of the best cities for single men in America, but, 4 other Texas cities did. So, if you're a single dude that isn't having much luck, especially with the ladies, take a look at this list of the best cities for single men in America.

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Warmer Days Means More Bikes on the Road; Look Twice, Save a Life

When it's warm, the bikes come out. Simple enough. The spring, summer, and fall months are when you'll see the most bikes on the road.

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Abilene’s Morgan Jones Planetarium Offers Fun and Education For Everyone

Did you know Abilene has a Planetarium? If you have elementary aged kids then you might; but did you know it's also open to the public? Only a handful of planetariums exist in Texas so this is a treat for Abilene. You don't have to be on a school 'field trip' in order to visit the planetarium either. It's very inexpensive and a great learning experience for the young and old.

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