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An Austin police officer on Monday morning shot and killed an 18-year-old black man who police said was naked and acting aggressively in a Northeast Austin neighborhood. Whether the victim was armed was not disclosed. “I’m not going to speculate whether this individual was armed...
Travis County prosecutor Erika Arroyo Hansen was arrested Sunday and charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing her car into a parked vehicle in East Austin. The district attorney’s office had not placed Hansen on leave Monday, though it is reviewing the matter, First...
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton’s quest to become the country’s first female president has encountered an unexpected problem: She is having trouble persuading women, young and old, to rally behind her cause. The latest sign came Sunday, when a new CNN-...
Those who pass a stopped Austin ISD bus with its crossing arm extended will be issued a ticket starting Monday. Austin ISD said students' safety is paramount and believes the new stop arm safety cameras will make a difference. Video from bus cameras show many drivers don't slow...
A Chicago police officer who fatally shot a college student and his 55-year-old neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager’s estate that blames the mentally ill 19-year-old for causing the officer “extreme emotional trauma.” Officer Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit was filed...
The White House on Thursday proposed a wave of clean transportation investments that would be paid for through a $10-per-barrel fee on oil. The tax --which is very unlikely to get through Republican-controlled Congress -- would be paid for by oil companies. It also comes at a...
It all started when a woman chased a Miami-Dade cop she said was speeding in the middle of the day for miles along the county’s busiest highways. When the cop stopped, the cellphone video she made of the encounter went viral. Sound crazy? Not compared to what happened next. The...
Playing in the NFL is a dream come true for most of the players who make it to this level of playing. Playing a long, fulfilling career is a dream that's even more exclusive and hardly a guarantee even with the skill and determination required to make it happen. So much can go...
A weeklong search for a Missouri couple wanted in a series of robberies and abductions across the South ended with one suspect dead and the other wounded Friday, after authorities say they chased the pair across the highway and through a rural neighborhood and exchanged gunfire...