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Deaf Father Hears His 15-Year Old Daughter Sing For the First Time

It's hard to find a news story that can bring me tears of happiness. But I have to admit, I got a little misty over this one. This is a story about a dad who, through technological advances has been given the gift of hearing after being deaf for more than 50 years. And this gift came just in time to hear his 15-year old daughter sing.

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Tuesday Night’s Mega Millions Lottery is the 2nd Largest Jackpot in it’s History

Tuesday nights lottery is the second largest Mega Millions jackpot in the history of the jackpot and it's the 4th biggest jackpot of any of the lottery games. The Mega Millions jackpot is currently at $586 million and growing. If you opt for the cash payout, the jackpot will pay just over $316 million. Let me be the first to wish you luck should you decide to play and I hope you'll remember me when you start feeling generous.

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Man Tries to Play ‘Knockout Game’ on Woman But Loses [NSFW]

By now, you've probably heard about the 'knockout game' where kids pick a random person and try to knock them out with one punch. Well, this young dude apparently tried to play the game, only to get 'knocked out' himself - by a girl! Yes, revenge is sweet. Caution: this has a lot of NSFW language.

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Mother of Sandy Hook School Shooting Victim Delivers Inspirational Message in “Sandy Hook: Evil Did Not Win” Video

It's been a year since the Sandy Hook massacre took place, as a lone gunman walked into the small town elementary school. When it was all over he had killed 26 people (20 children) and himself. As a parent, my thoughts are often brought to wonder how the families left to deal with this tragedy are coping with this unthinkable act of evil. There's a video featuring the mother of one victim that lets us know evil did not win on December 14, 2012.

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Winter Tips To Keep Your Pets Warm

It's been very cold lately her in the key city. And, while many people continue to try to stay warm with the freezing conditions, it's important not to forget those other special ones in your life - your pets. So, here are some winter tips to help keep your pet warm here in Abilene.

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Abilene Schlotzky’s That Closed For “Attitude Adjustment” Will Re-Open Monday and Give Away Schlotzky’s For a Year

You might have heard about the owner of the Schlotzky's on Judge Ely that closed his restaurant down for an "attitude adjustment". Well, apparently attitudes are in line and he's ready to re-open for business. When he re-opens, he plans to show he means business by giving away free Schlotzky's for a year.

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Abilene Schlotzky’s That Closed For “Attitude Adjustment” Will Re-Open Monday and Give Away Schlotzky’s For a Year

You might have heard about the owner of the Schlotzky's on Judge Ely that closed his restaurant down for an "attitude adjustment". Well, apparently attitudes are in line and he's ready to re-open for business. When he re-opens, he plans to show he means business by giving away free Schlotzky's for a year.

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Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95

Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.

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Winter Storm Warning for Abilene and West Texas

We got a taste of winter a couple weeks back, but now we're in store for a full serving as an arctic blast makes its way towards our neck of the woods.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for West Central Texas.

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Abilene Area Closings and Delays

Closings and delays of schools, businesses, and government agencies in Abilene and surrounding area are just a click away.

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Teen ‘Knockout Game’ Targeting Unsuspecting People is a Growing and Dangerous Trend

I ran across a story yesterday from the Washington D.C. area and it's gaining more and more exposer today. It's a new trendy thing that teens are doing 'just to have fun'. It's called 'knockout' and they simply walk up to strangers and punch them in the face.

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A Harlem Globetrotter is Nearly Crushed by Collapsed Basketball Goal

A Harlem Globetrotter was injured when the entire goal collapsed and the backboard shattered just inches from his head. It was a typical Harlem Globetrotters game, lots of hilarious antics, fancy footwork and one slam dunk Harlem Globetrotter Bull Bullard won't soon forget. Bullard who attended Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi said "it was really scary, because all I could do when the basket started to collapse was hang on for dear life." The video shows Bullard laying motionless on the floor afterwards.

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