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Austin Police and members of Austin’s Muslim community are working on the ongoing relationships with the department and the rapidly growing Muslim population. Police officials say...As international events began to focus negatively on Muslims around the world, APD felt it was...
Leaving home in Detroit at 8 a.m., James Robertson doesn't look like an endurance athlete. Pudgy of form, shod in heavy work boots, Robertson trudges almost haltingly as he starts another workday. But as he steps out into the cold, Robertson, 56, is steeled for an Olympic-sized...
Everyone would likely agree that high school can be a tough time for students. Teenagers are under a lot of pressure and stress. Crockett High School in South Austin is becoming a national example, proving that when teachers take time to address social and emotional needs,...
Minnesota’s largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom. As part of a state grant to improve mental health services, Anoka-Hennepin schools could offer a screening as soon as next fall. CLICK HERE for more.
Teachers and school districts struggling with this year’s tough new Texas math standards are likely to get more help from the state. Students, not so much. That’s the consensus coming out of last week’s midwinter meeting of the Texas Association of School Administrators in...
A fourth grader in Kermit, Texas was suspended for making “terroristic threats” after allegedly telling a classmate that he had a “magic ring” that could make the boy disappear, the Odessa American reports . According to Kermit Elementary School officials, 9-year-old Aiden...
Your next commute could be an expensive one if you don’t follow Austin’s new hands-free law. On Sunday, police started handing out tickets. Police give a hefty fine to anyone caught texting, tweeting, or talking on their phone while driving or cycling. The new law went into...
Ed Clements was a "punching bag" this morning after his comments about how pitbulls should be shot. Edward from Lakeway gave a piece of his mind, and it was a day Sgt. Sam will never forget. For the first time ever, Sgt. Sam was in tears...tears of joy. Here's more on the...
A statue blessed by Pope Francis is coming to downtown Orlando, along with some controversy. The bronze sculpture, called "Homeless Jesus," depicts a faceless man sleeping on a park bench, but his uncovered, scarred feet reveal nail wounds as described in Jesus' crucifixion...