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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has reduced an officer's controversial suspension to a written reprimand. Officer Jonathan LaBorde will receive more than $2,000 in back pay he lost while serving the 10-day suspension in 2014 for actions he took while off duty in February. The...
HOUSTON - Groups of organized criminals are targeting Houston highway drivers hoping to force them into an accident so the crooks can claim they were injured and receive insurance money, Channel 2 Investigates has learned. "It's happening every day in Houston," Louis Campbell,...
It is widely used by patients to seek diagnoses, research drugs and find out details about doctors. However, the notion of a medic using Google to research a patient is considered a breach of trust. But now, the authors of a new medical paper have claimed that doctors should, in...
It seems that Rashaad Ben has been through the same encounter with many listeners as well. Today we learned that he has been convicted over 20 times, and still has not learned his lesson. Hear what our listeners had to say whenever they encountered this man: AUSTIN -- Police...
Police have obtained a reckless driving warrant for a man caught on camera in a viral road rage video. Police said after speaking to Julie Nowlin, the woman who recorded Rashaad Ben's angry behavior after suspected reckless driving, they interviewed Ben on Thursday and...
New Orleans no longer will require police recruits to have at least some college education, a decision that reignites a debate over whether advanced schooling makes better cops. The move, which follows a similar change last year by Asheville, N.C., comes at a time when police...
A Texas teacher has resigned after allegations that he recited a sexually explicit poem to freshman high school students during class. The poem references the biblical story of Adam and Eve and includes sexual innuendos. It was read to students at Nederland High School in...
The small city of Anna is on the verge of making a big-time decision. It's a decision that would put its school district in a very small minority of schools allowing teachers carry a firearm. "This is not a problem isolated to Texas. This is a national problem," said...
A “select handful” of applicants to the University of Texas’ undergraduate programs are accepted each year at the insistence of President Bill Powers over the objections of the admissions office, a report released Thursday concluded. In addition, Powers and his chief of staff...