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KEAN 105 Playlist – July 2014 Top Songs

Check out the top 40 songs in KEAN 105's rotation for the month of July 2014

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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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Piper the Alaskan Husky Mix is the Sweetest Puppy in West Texas – KEAN Critters

Meet Piper the Alaskan husky mix that was turned in by his owner because they are moving. Piper is only 6 months old and is good with children and other pets. He's full of energy according to Kelsey Loza, Rescue Coordinater for the Abilene Animal Control Shelter. Loza says "Piper is such a sweetheart that he deserves a second chance at life." Please help save our "KEAN Critter" of the week. See him at the Abilene Animal Control Shelter in the west wing

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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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Vicki Hurst wading in Lake KEAN
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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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Say Goodbye to State Inspection Sticker

Texas motorists need to get ready for a big change coming in March 2015.  At that time, vehicles registered in the State of Texas will no longer need separate inspection and registration stickers.

One less thing to worry about, right?....Not exactly. 

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Vans and Chuck Taylor All Stars: Two Shoes That Will Always Spark Conversation

I don’t usually pay close attention to what other guys are wearing, but the other day I couldn't help but notice the footwear on my coworker, Chaz. He happened to be sporting a pair of checkered Vans.

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The Texas Army National Guard’s “Lone Star Band” Will Perform at the Abilene Zoo June 28th

The Abilene Zoo is hosting the the Texas Army National Guard's “Lone Star Band” and the event is called a “Salute to America.” Zoo Marketing Director Kelly Thompson says "the Abilene Zoological Society has declared the concert in honor of the area’s first responders like: volunteer firefighters, sheriffs’ deputies, city police and fire departments, emergency medical services and the military, but the event is open to everyone who wants to attend."

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

July 4th holiday will be here a week from today! So you want to do something fun and have friends over for a picnic/bbq and you're at a loss as to what you should serve. Well I just happen to have a few quick, easy and fun ideas to help you out.

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Annual ‘Who Burnt The Beans’ BBQ Cook-Off in Novice, Texas

With Independence Day just around the corner, several events and activities are lined up all around the Big Country. That includes the annual 'Who Burnt The Beans' BBQ cook-off in Novice, Texas.

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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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