Mark and Charlie's Blog

In the wake of Monday’s officer-involved shooting, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday said many people don’t understand how dangerous an encounter can be or escalate for a police officer even with a naked, unarmed person. Casaday pointed to a video that captured a...
Donald J. Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont harnessed working-class fury on Tuesday to surge to commanding victories in a New Hampshire primary that drew a huge turnout across the state. The success by two outsider candidates dealt a remarkable rebuke to the political...
Tuesday’s revelation that a naked 17-year-old had no weapon when he was killed Monday by an Austin police officer ignited an outcry about how police responded and left some leaders in the African-American community questioning the officer’s actions before he pulled the trigger...
Gator wasn’t on the menu but one did make an appearance inside a Wendy’s just east of Loxahatchee in Royal Palm Beach. And it wasn’t by choice. A Jupiter man threw it through the restaurant’s drive-thru window, according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission...
A Wisconsin jury has rejected claims from a repeat drunk driver that he smelled of booze during a traffic stop because he had just eaten beer-battered fish at lunch. John Przybyla, 76, was convicted yesterday of his tenth drunk driving offense by an Adams County jury that also...
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...