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An Oakland County judge has sent three children to a juvenile detention facility for failing to have a relationship with their father, saying it’s one of the worst cases of parental alienation she’s ever seen — even comparing the children to the Charles Manson cult. Circuit...
The U.S. Labor Department has opened an investigation into the Austin Police Department over unpaid overtime, which the police union says will likely to lead to a lawsuit. Documents obtained by the American-Statesman showed that the investigation and potential lawsuit is in...
A Fort Worth man has filed a disability discrimination lawsuit against Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington. Larry Panayi, from Fort Worth, says the park refused to let him get onto as many as 13 rides starting in 2013, because he has just one leg. In the suit, Panayi says he was...
A man kicked down the door of an East Austin home and assaulted a family inside, but it was a teenager who saved everyone from the vicious attack. Monday, at 2pm a 15-year-old East Austin boy stepped up against an intruder. "I was sleeping on the couch then all of a sudden I...
Preston Atkinson, President and CEO of Whataburger, addressed the new Open Carry legislation signed into law this year, stating the restaurant will not allow anyone to carry their guns openly inside their establishments. The letter reads as follows: There’s been a lot of talk...
A pastor in Cleveland County is taking a stand to put God first before his country. Pastor Rit Varriale and members of the Elizabeth Baptist Church decided to fly the Christian flag above the American flag outside the building in Shelby. He strongly believes it should always be...
As police departments across the country adopt the use of body cameras, an Iowa school district is following suit — outfitting its principals and assistant principals with small, clip-on video cameras. Burlington Community School District in southeastern Iowa is taking the...
On the same day that the South Carolina Legislature voted to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds, five Democratic lawmakers asked Gov. Greg Abbott to consider the appropriateness of the Confederate monuments at their own Capitol. In a letter sent Monday to...
After years of experimenting with its groundbreaking autonomous vehicle technology almost exclusively in California, Google confirmed Monday that it has begun testing one of its self-driving vehicles in Austin. A white Lexus RX 450h SUV outfitted with the company’s sensors and...