Qabilene Updates

Two Guys Rob a Jewelry Store in New York City . . . While a News Crew Is Filming a Story There About the Heat Wave

Well, this is definitely ONE way for a local news station to get an exclusive scoop.

 

 

A news crew from the ABC station in New York City was filming in Manhattan on Friday for a story about the heat wave.

 

 

And while they were filming . . . two guys tried to rob a jewelry store just up the block.

 

 

So the cameraman filmed THEM and got them both on camera.

 

 

The cops got there quickly and arrested one of the guys, and they're tracking down the other guy with the footage they got from the news crew. 

 

 

(ABC 7 - New York)


Five Guys Were Arrested for a Fight at a Five Guys

And with this, we have now achieved Five Guys singularity.

 

 

According to the police in Stuart, Florida, five guys were arrested on Wednesday night for a brawl inside of a . . . wait for it . . . Five Guys.

 

 

The police say, quote, "Three juvenile males and two adult males were charged with affray and processed at the county jail."

 

 

Unfortunately, we don't have any more details than that, like what started the fight . . . but I'm not sure we need to know anything besides five guys brawled at Five Guys. 

 

 

(Orlando Sentinel)


A Guy Drank 33 Beers, Passed Out in a Strip Club Parking Lot, and Tried to Fight the Cops

It's quite a night when you go through an entire 30-pack of beer all by yourself . . . and still want more.

 

 

Last week, the cops in Port St. Lucie, Florida got a call from a strip club about a guy passed out in the parking lot.

 

 

When they got there, they found a 48-year-old guy named Michael Monahan face down and his fiancée rubbing his back.

 

 

They heard her say to Michael, quote, "Be calm, please don't fight them."  And there's really only one way a drunk guy will ever respond to someone saying that . . . he hopped up and challenged the cops to a fight.

 

 

They calmed him down and arrested him.  And when they asked if he'd been drinking, he said he put down 33 BEERS.  That's more than three GALLONS.

 

 

He was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest. 

 

 

(Treasure Coast Palm

 

 

(Here's his mugshot.)

 

 

 


Two Guys Get Into a Tiki Torch Fight at a Mall Food Court

On Thursday, two guys got into a fight in a mall food court in Madison, Wisconsin . . . and they were both armed with tiki torches.

 

 

Apparently they grabbed them from a restaurant's patio and started sword fighting with them.  Luckily they were electric tiki torches so the guys weren't swinging open flames.

 

 

The cops say the fight started because one of the guys gave the other guy a ride up from Chicago, but then got mad when the guy wouldn't buy him a cell phone.  So they started swinging tiki torches.

 

 

One of the guys ran off before the cops showed up, but the other is a 21-year-old named Damonte Lacey-Parr, and he was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property. 

 

 

(Madison State Journal)


A Guy Is Facing DUI Charges After Swearing He Was From the Future . . . 2019

If you're going to try to pass yourself off as a time traveler, at least understand the difference between the future and the present.

 

 

There's a 42-year-old guy named Jason Kolb from Conestoga, Pennsylvania.  And last week, he went up to a group of people and told them he built a time machine and he'd traveled back in time from the FUTURE.

 

 

And what year did he say he was from?  2019.

 

 

Apparently he was high on SOMETHING, and he believed it was 2015.  And he showed dates on his mail and the expiration date on a can of oysters to prove he was living in 2019.

 

 

Which, of course, he was.  All of us are.

 

 

Anyway, the cops came, and Jason was arrested for a DUI.  He also had an outstanding assault warrant and the cops found a small baggie of white powder on him. 

 

 

(FOX 43 - York)


A Couple Got Pulled Over in a Stolen Car with Uranium, a Gun, a Rattlesnake, and an Open Bottle of Whiskey

I have no idea what these people were planning but there is literally NO WAY it could be good.

 

 

The cops in Guthrie, Oklahoma pulled over a car recently for expired tags.  But there was SO much more illegal stuff going on . . .

 

 

1.  It turned out the car was stolen.

 

2.  There was a gun in the console.

 

3.  There was an open bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey next to the gun.

 

4.  There was a RATTLESNAKE in the backseat.

 

5.  And the grand finale:  There was also a canister of RADIOACTIVE URANIUM.

 

 

A guy named Stephen Jennings was driving, and he was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, having an open container, driving with a suspended license, and more.

 

 

The passenger was a woman named Rachael Rivera, and she was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

 

 

The cops aren't sure what they were planning to do with the uranium, so it hasn't led to any charges yet. 

 

 

(NBC 4 - Oklahoma City


A Mom Is Arrested for Having Her Kids Ride in an Inflatable Pool on Her Car

There's a fine line between being a great mom and doing something fun for the kids . . . and this.

 

 

Jennifer Yeager is a 49-year-old mom from Dixon, Illinois.  And earlier this week, she and her two daughters drove to a friend's house to blow up their inflatable pool.

 

 

But when it was time to take it home, Jennifer's plan to keep it secure on the roof of her car was . . . having her daughters SIT inside of it.

 

 

Someone spotted Jennifer driving with the two kids sitting in the pool and called the cops.

 

 

They pulled Jennifer over and she was arrested on two counts of child endangerment, two counts of reckless conduct, and one count of failure to secure a passenger between age 8 and 16. 

 

 

(NBC 13 - Rockford)

 

 

(Here's her mugshot and a picture of the pool on her car.)

 

 

 


The Cops Catch a Suspect When His Loud Flatulence Gives Away His Hiding Spot

This guy is NEVER going to live this down.

 

 

The sheriff's department in Clay County, Missouri was hunting for a suspect yesterday who had a felony warrant for drug possession.

 

 

And they found him when he gave away his hiding spot . . . by LOUDLY PASSING GAS.

 

 

Unfortunately, we don't have any other details, but really, what else do you need? 

 

 

(Ozarks First)


A Woman Accidentally Shot Her Husband While She Was Trying to Shoot Someone Else in a Road Rage Incident

Is it really worth MURDERING someone just because they cut you off in traffic?

 

 

There's a 31-year-old woman named Erica Cole from Bremen, Alabama.  And on Saturday night, she and her husband Nicholas were driving when they got into a ROAD RAGE incident.

 

 

We don't know exactly what happened, but we know the Coles and the other driver wound up both pulling over at a house to keep the fight going.

 

 

And that's when Erica pulled out her gun to SHOOT the other driver.

 

 

Only . . . somehow . . . she accidentally shot her husband in the head instead.

 

 

He's in the hospital in stable condition, and Erica was arrested for attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment. 

 

 

(Al.com

 

 

(Here's her mugshot.)

 

 

 


A Boy Stabs His Brother in the Arm . . . Because Jail Seemed Better Than "Eight Hours in the Car With Him"

As long as families have taken road trips, siblings have annoyed the hell out of each other on those road trips.  But this takes it to the EXTREME.

 

 

A family from Clarksville, Tennessee was visiting Crestview, Florida this weekend.  And on Saturday, they were getting ready to pile into the car and drive home.  That's a road trip that's roughly 450 miles, so about eight hours with stops.

 

 

But before they could go, the family's 13-year-old STABBED his 15-year-old brother in the arm three times with a pocket knife.

 

 

Why?  He told the cops, quote, "I'd rather be in jail than [spend] eight hours in the car with him."

 

 

There's no word on whether he's going to be facing charges. 

 

 

(CBS 5 - Nashville)

 


A Woman Gives a Waitress a $5,000 Tip Using Her Boyfriend's Credit Card to Get Revenge After a Fight

What a generous way to get revenge . . . even if it was a felony.

 

 

There's a 24-year-old woman named Serina Wolfe from Buffalo, New York.  And last week, she and her boyfriend Michael Crane were on vacation in Clearwater, Florida.

 

 

They got into a big argument while they were having dinner at a restaurant and Michael left, so Serina decided to get revenge . . . by giving the waitress a $5,000 TIP using Michael's credit card.  The meal cost $55.37, so that's about a 9,000% tip.

 

 

Michael confronted Serina when he saw the charge, but she denied it . . . so he called the cops to report credit card fraud.  After they got involved, Serina admitted what she did.

 

 

She was arrested for felony grand theft.

 

 

As for the money . . . well, it's not clear who's going to cover it.  The restaurant says they already gave the waitress the $5,000 in cash, and if I were her, I wouldn't give it back. 

 

 

(The Smoking Gun)

 

 

(Here's Serina's mugshot.)

 

 

 


A Guy Is Arrested for Throwing McDonald's Sweet 'N Sour Sauce at His Girlfriend

Since everything at McDonald's is made with a million chemicals, does this count as chemical warfare?

 

 

There's a 30-year-old guy named Jesus Ferrer in Zephyrhills, Florida.  And he got into an argument with his girlfriend over the weekend because, according to the police, quote, "she bought the wrong food from McDonald's."

 

 

So he grabbed a few packages of McDonald's Sweet 'N Sour sauce . . . and threw them at her.

 

 

Then they started brawling, and he pinned her down . . . so she ripped a chunk out of his beard.  He ran off after that.

 

 

The cops tracked him down later in the day and arrested him for felony battery.

 

 

There's no word on what he actually wanted from McDonald's. 

 

 

(The Smoking Gun


A Woman Complains to the Cops That the Hitman She Hired to Kill Her Boyfriend Ripped Her Off

When you're dealing in the underground world of MURDER-FOR-HIRE, it's really a "buyer beware" situation.

 

 

A 52-year-old woman in Madrid, Spain and her 20-year-old daughter went to the cops earlier this month to file a complaint.

 

 

Apparently the woman had paid $8,000 to a HITMAN to kill her boyfriend . . . because she believed her boyfriend had cheated her out of $68,000.  And after he was dead, she planned to sell his organs on the black market to recoup the money.

 

 

The hitman she hired was her daughter's 29-year-old boyfriend.  So it was a real family affair here.

 

 

But the hitman got cold feet . . . he kept the money, but didn't make the hit.

 

 

So the woman and her daughter went to the cops to complain.  And . . . they were promptly arrested.  The daughter's boyfriend was also arrested.  

 

(The Guardian)


A Woman Breaks into Her Ex-Girlfriend's Home and Attacks Her with a Lava Lamp

This is the first time I've heard anyone mention a LAVA LAMP in forever.  And unfortunately, this isn't in the context of some good news like, "Lava lamps are trendy again, go buy one for every room of your house."

 

 

There's a 29-year-old woman named Chanel Hall in Tampa, Florida.

 

 

And earlier this month, she busted into her 26-year-old ex-girlfriend's house at 3:00 A.M.  Then Chanel charged upstairs, grabbed a lava lamp, and hit her ex in the head with it.

 

 

There's no word on WHY she was so angry at her ex.  The only thing we know is that they'd been together for 10 months, then they broke up . . . and then this lava lamp thing happened.

 

 

Chanel was arrested on Monday for felony burglary with aggravated battery or assault. 

 

 

(The Smoking Gun

 

 

(Here's her mugshot.)

 

 

 


A Guy Uses His Demolition Derby Car to Smash Someone Parked Outside His House

Just because you HAVE a demolition derby car, that doesn't mean you can smash it into other cars unless . . . you know . . . you're participating in an actual demolition derby.

 

 

There's a 34-year-old guy named Stanley Payne Jr. in Springwater, in upstate New York.

 

 

And last week, he was upset when he saw someone had parked in front of his house . . . and was on his lawn a little bit.

 

 

Well . . . Stanley has a demolition derby car.  So he hopped into it . . . and SMASHED it into the car that was parked by his house.  He was arrested for felony criminal mischief.  (Hornell Evening Tribune / ABC 13 - Rochester)

 

 

(Here's his mugshot.)

 

 

 


A Bride Was Busted for Scamming Her Bridesmaids to Get Money for Her Dress

There's no faster way to lose your best friends than by SCAMMING your best friends.

 

 

Someone just posted a story on a wedding shaming Facebook group about a bride who got busted for trying to RIP OFF her bridesmaids.

 

 

Apparently she and her maid-of-honor cooked up a scam where they'd tell the bridesmaids their dresses were $400 . . . but the actual price was $200.  Then they'd use the extra money to help pay for the bride's wedding dress.

 

 

The scam fell apart when one of the bridesmaids went to the dress shop to try it on and one of the salespeople said it cost $200.

 

 

That woman confronted the maid-of-honor, who revealed the scam . . . and according to that bridesmaid, quote, "Four of us dropped out of the wedding immediately."  (Reddit)


A Guy Tries to Pull Over His Ex-Girlfriend, but Pulls Over Three City Council Members Instead

If you want to be a paramedic this bad, maybe go to school for it . . .

 

 

A 46-year-old guy in York, Pennsylvania named Peter Oldfield was trying to track down his girlfriend last Monday.  Apparently she broke up with him, moved out, and didn't tell him why.

 

 

So he jumped in his car . . . a red KIA SOUL with flashing lights on the roof.  And it's also covered in stickers that say things like, "Medical Emergency Team" and "Service Dog on Board."  So it looks like a very unofficial EMT vehicle.

 

 

He drove it to his girlfriend's old address . . . waited for her to show up . . . and THOUGHT she was in an SUV that pulled in.

 

 

So as it pulled away, he turned his lights on . . . pulled it over . . . walked up to the driver . . . and asked, "Are you Brooke's dad?"  But it wasn't Brooke's dad.

 

 

It turned out he had the wrong car.  And all three passengers were CITY COUNCIL members, who called the cops.  So he's facing charges for impersonating an officer.

 

 

Peter claims he wasn't trying to pull anyone over.  He was just trying to use the lights to get his girlfriend's attention.  But he also got arrested in 2012 for a similar incident, and had to plead no contest that time.  (Fox43)

 

 

(Here's his mugshot and his car.)

 

 

 


A Woman Is Caught Setting Her Neighbor's House on Fire . . . by Her Own Security Cameras

There's a woman in Oklahoma who didn't just get caught on camera committing a serious crime . . . she got caught on her OWN camera.

 

 

59-year-old Annie Durham of Del City, Oklahoma has been in a feud with her next-door neighbor for several years now.  She says they've had, quote, "drug addicts living there, running in and out."

 

 

So last week, apparently Annie took it upon herself to solve the problem . . . she BURNED the house down.

 

 

She took a rag, wrapped it around a stick, set it on fire with lighter fluid, and threw it into the house.  Firefighters were able to put it out, but the home was pretty gutted.

 

 

Well . . . Annie had security cameras running.  And when the cops asked to look at them, she said okay . . . and they could see HER on her own cameras setting the fire.  She was just arrested for second-degree arson. 

 

 

(NBC 4 - Oklahoma City)

 

 

(Here's a still shot from the security video.)

 

 

 


A Driver Who Intentionally Hit Two Pedestrians to Get Out of Work Is Going to Prison

Hasn't this guy ever heard of faking a sick day?

 

 

There's a 23-year-old guy named Eli Aldinger from Bothell, Washington.  And back in April of last year, he was driving to work and INTENTIONALLY drove his Toyota Camry into two people who were crossing the street.

 

 

He told the cops he was trying to, quote, "get out of going to work."  He said he worked in a school cafeteria and he hated the direction his life had taken . . . so his answer was to run over two people, apparently.

 

 

Fortunately, both of the people he hit survived . . . even though he was going between 35 and 40 miles-per-hour when he hit them, and he even intentionally sped up as he saw them in the intersection.

 

 

He was in court last month and pled guilty to three different assault charges.

 

 

And he was just sentenced to 14 years in prison. 

 

 

(Bothell-Kenmore Reporter)


A Guy Named Kevin Bacon Crashes Into a Cop Car While Watching "Saved by the Bell" on His Phone

Now THIS is the Kevin Bacon that I want six degrees of separation from.  Because he seems pretty fantastic.

 

 

There's a 55-year-old guy whose real name is Kevin Bacon from Wells River, Vermont.  And he was driving last Thursday afternoon when he accidentally sideswiped a parked COP CAR.

 

 

Why did he hit the cop?  Kevin Bacon was looking at his phone searching for . . . an episode of "Saved by the Bell" he wanted to watch.

 

 

Luckily for us, he even told the cops WHICH episode he wanted and they included it in their police report.  It was the episode called "Screech's Spaghetti Sauce," where the gang bottles and sells a spaghetti sauce Screech makes in a cooking class.

 

 

It's not clear WHY Kevin Bacon wanted to watch that episode . . . or why it was so important that he had to do it while he was driving.

 

 

He was arrested and charged with gross negligent operation of a vehicle, leaving the scene of a crash, and texting while driving. 

 

 

(The Smoking Gun)

 

 

(Here's the mugshot of a 55-year-old man with a celebrity's name who just got a criminal record because of "Saved by the Bell".)

 

 

 


Things to do in and around Abilene

Kerry Hedges' sea salt chocolate pecan caramel pie Sept. 27, 2018. Slowpoke Farm Market features homemade pies, bread, and other foods.

Kerry Hedges' sea salt chocolate pecan caramel pie Sept. 27, 2018. Slowpoke Farm Market features homemade pies, bread, and other foods.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Pie fest

CISCO — The Cisco Pie Fest will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Cisco. The grand prize pie will win $1,000. Vendors, games, a car show and live music will be available.

Women Veterans Day

Women Veterans of West Texas will present Women Veterans Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center. The theme will be "I am not invisible." Registration is available at eventbrite.com.

Book sale

The annual Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Most hardbound books will be $2 and most paperbacks will be $1. Children's books will be $2 per inch. Admission is free.

Butterfly in the Park

The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s Hospice of the Big Country will remember patients who have died over the past year at its annual Butterfly in the Park Memorial Service at 11 a.m. at the Festival Gardens at Nelson Park. The butterfly release event will be followed by a picnic lunch. Admission is free to the public. For information, or to reserve a space, call 325-793-5450.

'Saving Private Ryan'

As part of the Paramount Film Series, "Saving Private Ryan," rated R, will be shown at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for students, seniors, military and children. For information, go to paramount-abilene.org.

Movie at the library

A free showing of "Galaxy Quest," rated PG, will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.

Square dance

TYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance at 7:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel. Tracey Dowell will be the speaker.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Big Country Chapter American Association of Medical Transcriptionists meeting, 10 a.m., Arbec Room, first floor, Texas State Technical College, East Highway 80, Abilene. For medical transcriptionists or anyone interested in becoming one. 325-698-8898.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.
  • Blood drive, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Big Country Hardware, Clyde.

 

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Joy Lewis/Reporter-NewsPeople browse through books during the The Friends of Abilene Public Library Annual Book Sale.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 16

Book sale

The annual Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale will conclude with the "Bag-o-Books" sale from 1-4 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Books will be sold for $6 per bag, with bags provided. Admission is free.

 

Piano Keys

 

MONDAY, JUNE 17

Piano showcase

The Abilene Music Teachers Association will present its 28th annual Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St. Soloists and ensembles will perform on seven pianos. The concert will benefit Harmony Family Services Inc. Admission is free.

Others ...

  • AARP, 10 a.m., Rose Park Senior Citizens Center, Room Be, 2625 S. Seventh St.
  • Cancer Services Network’s Auxiliary meeting, 10:30 a.m., 100 Chestnut St., Suite 100. 325-672-0040.
  • Overeaters Anonymous, noon, Abilene Public Library South Branch, Mall of Abilene.
  • Schizophrenia Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • Blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Brookshires, Comanche.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Anorexics Bulimics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Central Texas Gem & Mineral Society of Abilene, 7 p.m., 7607 Highway 277 South. 325-692-0063.
  • Abilene Toastmaster’s Club 1071, 7 p.m., Conference Center, Texas State Technical College, 650 E. Highway 80. 325-692-7325 or abilene.toastmastersclubs.org.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.
  • Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.
  • Memory Men (4-part a cappella singing), 7 p.m., First Baptist Church University Place, 302 Hickory St. 325-676-SING or www.memorymen.org.
  • Those Left To Cope, 7-8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church Ministry of Counseling and Enrichment, 1502 N. First St.
  • Abilene Community Band rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., Bynum Band Hall, McMurry University. 325-232-7383.
  • South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Avoca United Methodist Church. 325-773-2611.
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Group. 325-676-1400.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Square dance workshop

TYE — The Wagon Wheel Squares will conduct a square dance workshop at 6:30 p.m. at the Wagon Wheel. Tracey Dowell will be the caller.

Others ...

  • Mission on the Move Soup Kitchen, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Southwest Drive Community United Methodist Church, 3025 Southwest Drive.
  • Duplicate Bridge, 11:45 a.m., Mabel Lilius Bridge Center, 3001 S. Ninth St. 325-672-7990.
  • Abilene Southwest Rotary Club, noon, Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • High Noon Al-Anon, noon, Southern Hills Church of Christ, 3666 Buffalo Gap Road (south end; follow the yellow signs).
  • Stroke/Aphasia Recovery Program support group, 1:30-2:30 p.m. West Texas Rehabilitation Center boardroom, 4601 Hartford St. 325-793-3535.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), 3:30 p.m., Brook Hollow Christian Church, 2310 S. Willis St. 325-232-7444.
  • Dystonia Support Group, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Not Without Us, 3301 N. First St. Suite 117.
  • Legacies Al-Anon Family Group, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-280-7584.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness, 6 p.m., Grace Fellowship, 910 Cypress St.
  • Family (of Mental Health Consumers) Support Group, 6-7 p.m., Mental Health Association in Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • MHAA Bipolar/Depression Peer Support Group, 6-8 p.m., Ministry of Counseling & Enrichment, 1502 N. First St. 325-673-2300.
  • Free certified nurturing parent class (pregnancy to toddler), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.
  • Abilene Star Chorus, 6:15 p.m., Wisteria Place Assisted Living Chapel, 3202 S. Willis St.
  • Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Exodus Metropolitan Community Church, 1933 S. 27th St.
  • Family Support Group for parents with special needs children, 6:30-7:30 p.m., West Texas Rehabilitation Center boardroom, 4601 Hartford St. 325-793-3500.
  • Alzheimer’s Association — North Central Texas Chapter, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Chisholm Place, 1450 E. N. 10th St. 325-672-2907.
  • Al-Anon Parents Group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. Use Church Street entrance.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., Doug Meinzer Activity Center, Knox City. 940-658-3926.
  • Brigadier General John Sayles Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 366, 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 302 E.S. 11th St.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 7-8:30 p.m., 598 Westwood Drive.
  • Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Memorial blood drive

The Guns & Hoses Rodney Holder Memorial Blood Drive will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at both the Hendrick Regional Blood Center, 1150 N. 18th St., and at the Bloodmobile at KRBC/KTAB Studios, 4510 S. 14th St. For more information, call 325-670-2799.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 8 a.m., Baker Heights Church of Christ, 5382 Texas Ave.
  • Abilene Cactus Lions Club, 11:45 a.m., Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway. $12 for lunch. Jo Ann Wilson, 325-677-6815.
  • Kiwanis Club of Abilene, noon, Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway Blvd.
  • Clearly Speaking Toastmaster Club, noon, Hunter Welcome Center, Abilene Christian University.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group, 2-3 p.m., Western Hills Healthcare Residence, Comanche.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Alzheimer’s disease support group, 5:15 p.m., Cedar Crest Care Center, 1901 W. Elliott, Breckenridge. Assists those who have a family member with symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. 1-800-272-3900 or 254-559-3302.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 5:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Veterans Peer Support Group, 6 p.m., 765 Orange St. 325-670-4818.
  • Mid-week Al-Anon Family Group, 6-7 p.m., Open Door Building, 3157 Russell Ave. 325-698-4995.
  • Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 1501 N. Broadway, Ballinger. 817-689-2810 or 325-977-1007.
  • DivorceCare support group, 7 p.m., Hillcrest Church of Christ, 650 E. Ambler Ave. 325-691-4200.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Women's sufferage program

Dr. Tiffany Fink, professor of history at Hardin-Simmons University, will give a presentation, "Unladylike: Texas Women and the Slow Unfurling of the Right to Vote," at 6 p.m. at the Grace Museum, 102 Cypress St. Admission is free.

Others ...

  • Chronic Pain and Depression Group, 11 a.m. to noon, Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St., 325-673-2300.
  • Abilene Founder Lions Club, 11:30 a.m., Al’s Mesquite Grill, 4801 Buffalo Gap Road.
  • Duplicate Bridge, 11:45 a.m., Mabel Lilius Bridge Center, 3001 S. Ninth St. 325-672-7990.
  • Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene, noon, Beehive Restaurant second floor, 442 Cedar St. 325-692-5673.
  • Retired Military Wives Club bunco social meeting, 12:30 p.m., Rose Park Senior Activity Center, 2625 South Seventh St. 325-677-9656 or 325-793-1490.
  • Mental Illness Open Support Group, 1-2 p.m., Mental Health Association of Abilene, 333 Orange St. 325-673-2300.
  • Amputee Support Group, 2 p.m., Disability in Action, 317 N. Willis St.
  • Abilene 42 Club, 6 p.m., Rose Park Senior Center.
  • Teen Recovery Group, 6-7 p.m., Mission Abilene, 3001 N. Third St.
  • Free certified nurturing parent class (all ages), 6-8 p.m., Mission Church, North Third and Mockingbird streets. 325-672-9398.
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6:30 p.m. Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4933 S. Seventh St. Weigh-in begins at 5:30 p.m. 325-665-5052.
  • Free swim class for people with multiple sclerosis, 6:30 p.m., YMCA, 3250 State St.
  • Gambler’s Anonymous, 6:30 p.m., Unity Spiritual Living Center, 2842 Barrow St. 325-338-2575.
  • South Pioneer Al-Anon Group, 8 p.m., 3157 Russell Ave.
  • Unity Group of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, 602 Meander St.

 

Kristi Cunningham of Roanoke reacts to the tension

Kristi Cunningham of Roanoke reacts to the tension in her cornhole match against Jerry Shaw of Fort Worth Saturday Feb. 24, 2018. About 150 people came to the Abilene Convention Center for the Texas Cornhole League's Signature Series tournament.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Cookout

A community cookout will be served from sunrise to sunset at Oldham Lane Church of Christ, 5049 Oldham lane. Breakfast tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served, and educational material on Alzheimer's disease will be available. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's education

The Alzheimer's Association — North Central Texas Chapter and the West Central Texas Area Agency on Aging will present virtual dementia tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alzheimer's Association office, 301 S. Pioneer Drive, Suite 105. Admission is free, but reservations are required. For reservations, call 325-672-2907.

Cornhole championship

The Texas Cornhole League's ninth annual Conference Championship will begin at 1 p.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Registration is $30-$75. To register, go to tclcornhole.com.

Movie at the library

A free showing of "Star Trek," rated PG-13, will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Abilene Public Library, 202 Cedar St.

Meet the author

As part of the "Who I Could Be" series, author Penny Parker Klostermann will speak about her work at 4:30 p.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. Admission is free.

Swenson House picnic

The Swenson House Historical Society will conduct a picnic from 6-8 p.m. at the Swenson House, 1726 Swenson St. The Red Dirt Disciples of Wylie Christian Church will perform.

Gala fundraiser

The second annual Mental Health America of Abilene art gala and fundraiser will be 7-11 p.m. at The Mill Winery, 239 Locust St. Live jazz, drinks, raffles and an art exhibit will be available, with guest speaker T.M. Gand giving a presentation at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. For tickets or information, go to abilenemha.org.

Fandangle

ALBANY — The 81st annual Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical will be presented at 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084. Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or call 325-762-3838.

Others ...

  • Blood drive, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beehive Restaurant, 442 Cedar St.
  • Parkinson's Exercise Class, 3:15 p.m., Hendrick Health Club, 2110 Pine St.
  • Abilene Chinese Corner, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Abilene Christian University library. lld09a@acu.edu.
  • Mid-City Al-Anon, 7 p.m., First Christian Church. 325-670-4304.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Cornhole championship

The Texas Cornhole League's ninth annual Conference Championship will continue at 8:30 a.m. at the Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St. Registration is $30-$75. To register, go to tclcornhole.com.

Free movies at the library

  • "Astro Boy," rated PG, will be presented at 11 a.m. at the South Branch of the Abilene Public Library, in the Mall of Abilene. "Guardians of the Galaxy 2," rated PG-13, will follow at 2 p.m.
  • "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library, 1326 N. Mockingbird Lane.

Fandangle parade

ALBANY — The annual Fort Griffin Fandangle Parade will begin at 5 p.m. in downtown Albany. Participants will line up at 4:15 p.m. on Griffin Road.

Pro wrestling

New Texas Pro Wrestling will present "True Colors" at 7 p.m. at The Forge, 4351 Ridgemont Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, go to newtexaspro.com.

Fandangle

ALBANY — The 81st annual Fort Griffin Fandangle outdoor musical will be presented at 8:30 p.m. at the Prairie Theater, 1490 FM 1084. Reserved seating is $15. For tickets or information, go to fortgriffinfandangle.org or call 325-762-3838.

Others ...

  • Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Shades of Hope, 402A Mulberry St., Buffalo Gap. 800-588-4673.
  • Abilene Society of Model Railroaders, 10 a.m. to noon, 598 Westwood Drive.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Harlem Globetrotters

As a part of their Fan Powered World Tour, the Harlem Globetrotters will play at 2 p.m. in Moody Coliseum at Abilene Christian University. Tickets start at $18. For tickets, go to harlemglobetrotters.com or acusports.com/tickets, or call 325-674-2287.

 

By Nathaniel Ellsworth

Copyright © 2019, Abilene Reporter News. All Rights Reserved.


A Man Named Henry Ford Is Wanted for Stealing Cars in Detroit

With this guy's name and hometown, he was destined to have a life that had SOMETHING to do with cars.  Unfortunately, it's this.

 

 

There's a 49-year-old guy from Detroit whose real name is HENRY FORD.  He's not related to THE Henry Fordthough.

 

 

And . . . he's wanted right now for car theft.

 

 

He's been in and out of prison for stealing things cars and stuff inside them for decades. 

 

 

He was locked up recently for stealing GPS units out of cars, but was released.  And then he cut off his ankle monitor, mailed it back to the Michigan Department of Corrections, and stole the tires off a Ford EcoSport.

 

 

The police are trying to track him down. 

 

 

(ABC 7 - Detroit / MLive

 

 

(Here's his mugshot.)

 

 

 


A Lady Is Arrested for Driving Drunk . . . in a Power Wheels Toy

This is a REALLY embarrassing way to get a criminal record.

 


There's a 25-year-old woman named Megan Holman from Walhalla, South Carolina.  And she was arrested Monday when the cops caught her driving drunk.

 


But get this . . . she was driving a kids' motorized POWER WHEELS toy truck.

 

 

She didn't get a DUI . . . but she WAS charged with public intoxication. 

 

 

(Fox Carolina)

 

 

(Here's her mugshot, and her facial expression says, "I can't believe I just got arrested over this.")

 

 

 


Burglars Who Would Make Terrible Spies Fail at Breaking Into a Spy Shop

I'm not sure if these guys are aspiring spies . . . but if so, maybe it's time to come up with a new dream.

 

 

There's a spy shop in Daytona Beach, Florida that sells things like GPS trackers, hidden cameras, and audio recorders.  (And also something called a Semen Detection Kit, which is supposed to help you find out if your wife is cheating.)

 

 

Anyway, two guys tried to break into the store around 1:00 A.M. on Sunday.  But there were two things they hadn't counted on.

 

 

One, somehow they didn't realize the shop had surveillance cameras all over, because OBVIOUSLY a spy shop would.  So there are plenty of videos of the guys in action. 

 

 

And two, the front window was made out of a special, stronger glass, so it wouldn't break.  Even when the guys hit it with a hammer 56 TIMES.

 

 

The guys were wearing masks, but one of the cameras caught their license plate.  The shop turned that info over to the cops, and they're tracking down the burglars. 

 

 

(Daytona Beach News-Journal)

 


A Man Successfully Robs Two Banks While Armed with an Avocado

Avocados have had a lot of hype the last few years.  But maybe they're still underrated.  Because who knew they could do THIS?

 

 

A 47-year-old guy in Israel just got arrested after robbing at least two banks while ARMED with an avocado.

 

 

He painted it black, claimed it was a grenade, and it worked . . . twice.

 

 

He got about $4,500 in the first robbery, and another $3,300 in the second one.

 

 

Cops couldn't ID him from the surveillance footage, because he wore hats, glasses, and an eye patch to hide his face.

 

 

But they tracked him down by comparing the cell phone activity at each bank.  His phone was the only phone active in both places while they were being robbed.

 

 

It turns out he has a record, and spent three years in jail for a previous robbery.  It's not clear how much time he's looking at for the avocado incidents.

 

 

(Times of Israel / Daily Star)  (Here's a surveillance shot of him threatening a teller with the avocado.)

 

 

 


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