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Rudy Goes in Search of a Traffic Jam in Abilene Texas

Every time I'm driving and I get into any kind of traffic, the James Taylor (JT) song "Traffic Jam" starts running through my head. So I went out during rush hour to find a 'traffic jam' in Abilene and video how bad my situation is. I'll warn you now, I may lose it on a few drivers so watch at your own risk. Plus I'm including JT's "Traffic Jam" video so that you too, may now be infected with it.

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Annual ArtWalk/CarWalk in Downtown Abilene Moves to Friday

ArtWalk/CarWalk will move to Friday this month to accommodate a much larger car show. Big Country Car Club President, Marc Newman says "this year we will feature classic cars, hot rods, muscle cars, antiques and new cars too. Plus we've invited all car clubs and car enthusiasts to participate and to help us kick off this three-day event we call 'Hot Abilene Nights' July 11th-13th." The show begins on Cypress Street and anyone can register for CarWalk, here's how.

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Naked Man Tried To Steal Cars At Amarillo Hospital, Police Say

A naked would-be car-jacker terrorizes people in the parking lot of an Amarillo hospital before being taken into police custody. te

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Bryce Kennedy Memorial clay shoot
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Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Benefit Sporting Clays Moves to the Abilene Clay Sports Range

The 7th Annual Bryce Kennedy Memorial Sporting Clays event is moving to the Abilene Clay Sports range and will be Saturday August, 16th, 2014. This event uses the Lewis Class Scoring System with cash prizes. Shawn Kennedy says "as this event grows so does the scholarship fund and we're looking to have a bigger event this year." So, grab your shotgun and get signed up here'show.

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Texas Tech Cheerleader’s Hunting Photos Stir Outrage With Animal Activists

Animal rights activists across the globe have expressed outrage at photos posted to Facebook by a 19-year-old Texas Tech cheerleader.

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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

The Fourth of July is just around the corner as firework stands are up and running, plans are being made for family and friends to get together and event organizers everywhere are planning for their annual fireworks display, all to celebrate our independence

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Old Glory flying high
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Learn to Practice Proper Flag Etiquette

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

As Memorial Day nears, many of us will be flying Old Glory high and proud. With that, comes the responsibility and respect for our flag. There are laws that govern how and when the Stars and Stripes can be flown. I have noticed that many Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of these local businesses are actually in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette, and probably don't know it.

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Photo By Kevin Wright
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Images of Sweetwater Standoff That Ends When Suspect is Shot and Killed After Firing at Police

A standoff in Sweetwater, Texas ended when police shot and killed the suspect who was accused of stealing construction equipment on Thursday (June 27). As the events unfolded, one of our listeners captured the situation with some pictures, and a short video of the standoff.

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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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Ben Sklar, Getty Images
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‘Texas Highways’ Magazine Reveals Top Travel Destinations in the Lone Star State

After making The Weather Channel's top 10 windiest cities list, it looks like Abilene is on another top list. This time for one of the top destinations in Texas. In celebration of 40 years, Texas Highways magazine are slowly revealing their top 40 travel destinations in the Lone Star State, according to their readers.

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Abilene’s Safety City Summer Camp is July 21st – 24th

Space is very limited, so if you'd like your child to attend this years 'Summer Safety Camp' at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety then sign up today. This year's first and only camp is set for July 21st through July 24th. Abilene Fire Department PIO Mike Miller says "space is very limited, and parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible." This camp is only open to children going into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade when school starts in August.

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Rudy Catches Coworker Wading Ankle Deep in “Lake KEAN”

Every time it rains for any period of time, it seems as if we get our own "Lake KEAN" in our parking lot. And as if to add insult to injury, it starts seeping into the building too. Earlier today I noticed my coworker Vicki heading out the door without her shoes. Guess what I caught her doing? Wading ankle deep in "Lake KEAN" next to her car, check it out.

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