Emergency teams worked through the night in Moore, Oklahoma searching for survivors of Monday's devastating tornado. The violent funnel was more than a mile wide and remained on the ground for close to an hour. "When you see a tornado that is that big you have no choice, it's either find cover or die," said Moore resident Tony Conner. Even
The thunderstorm over Blanket dropped a tornado and did damage to the school, then just before 9 o'clock Monday night, yet another possible tornado formed along highway 67 between Early and Blanket. This time, no damage or confirmed tornado even on the ground, but indicated on radar. Storms are continuing to redevelop near Brownwood on the western edge of a
Blanket School endured massive damage during a tornado on Monday night. The ceiling was ripped from the gymnasium and several classrooms had substantial damage, including flooding. The rest of the school year has been canceled for Blanket students. Blanket's high school graduation will go on as planned, but take place in the school auditorium instead of the gym.
Out of all these faces, perhaps two stick out. Both Spencer Collins and LeAndra Middleton have no idea of the gift they're about to receive. "Knowing that I'm doing this because of them, I know that they're in this building smiling with me," said Rocky Flores, who presented the seniors with a scholarship in his daughter and niece's name. The
A mile-wide tornado touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, just outside of Oklahoma City, today. The twister was on the ground for almost a full hour, causing 20 miles of destruction. Two elementary school and dozens of homes were in the path of the tornado and have been destroyed, leaving more than 50 people confirmed dead and hundreds injured. Big Country
Several tornado touchdowns Monday evening in the Brown County town of Blanket. The Blanket High School, as well as the ISD bus barn, were damaged by the storm. Additional damage was reported at the Blanket Cemetery. The initial report of a tornado on the ground came from a DPS Trooper who was watching the funnel cloud develop. Photos on social
Since disabled pig Chris P. Bacon gained fame online a few months ago, he's also gained some weight and a new wheelchair. The pig was born with hind legs that don't work, so he gets around on wheels, instead. Veterinarians didn't expect him to live, but he was adopted by Dr. Len Lucero. "His whole story is inspiring. He's like
Dozens of Colorado sheriffs have joined a lawsuit against new gun restrictions set to go into effect later this summer. The suit claims the newly mandated background checks and restrictions on high-capacity magazines violate the 2nd Amendment rights of Colorado citizens. "From the perspective of the sheriffs this legislature had an agenda rather than good public policy in mind when
An Abilene mother is on trial, accused of not turning her son over to police. Joy Cloud is charged with hindering apprehension. Her son was involved in a series of car burglaries in the ACU area in 2011. After he was arrested and bailed out of the juvenile detention center, he allegedly stopped reported to his probation officer. Cloud is
Everyone has their own reasons for buckling up -- or not. So we asked a longtime server at the Dixie Pig in Abilene to ask customers if they always wear a seat belt, to get a more honest reaction. We got answers from "because it's the law" and "force of habit" -- to "because I don't want to get killed."