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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced they are expanding the investigation into Ford's SUV Explorer model amid increasing reports of carbon monoxide poisoning. In a report, the agency says the problem with affected vehicles is due to a cracked exhaust...
Original plans by TxDOT to place two pairs of toll lanes on the Northbound and Southbound side of 183 north of MoPac all the way to RM 620 have been delayed. After nearly 5 years of planning, TxDOT officials have decided to examine other options, such as reserving the additional...
(Photo: KLBJ 590am/99.7fm (KLBJ)/ Jon Cooley) From trailers to tiny homes, a community growing in east Travis County is helping with homelessness in downtown Austin. APD Chief Brian Manley said the Community First Village is easing some overcrowding at the ARCH by attacking the...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm (KLBJ)/ Jon Cooley) Dozens of people joined with area officials to talk transit options at a panel hosted by Capital Metro yesterday. Cap Metro's Todd Hemingson said the event hopefully got the community thinking about mass transit options, be it buses,...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin Police Department's fleet of Ford Explorers could be off the streets soon and old "Crown Vic's" may be coming out of retirement. Reports are swirling that Austin Police are actively re-commissioning old Ford Crown Victorias to replace the Explorers that...
Photo: APD The Austin Police Department and the Greater Austin Crime Commission would like to invite the public to celebrate the retirement of Austin Police K9, Wiley. Thursday, July 27, 2017 2-5 p.m. Chase Bank Building 221 W. 6th Street Patrol K9 Wiley has been assigned to...
Photo: Shutterstock Last night, Austin Police officers responded to a shots fired call at AAA Fire & Safety located at 6700 Guadalupe St. Upon arrival, Officers located Majid Hemmasi in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers also located a female employee who...
Photo: HCISD At the July 26 special board meeting, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District (Hays CISD) Board of Trustees voted to hire Dr. Ann Dixon as the district’s interim superintendent. Dr. Dixon’s career spans more than 40 years and includes teaching and school...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) The APD Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the individual responsible for a series of Aggravated Robbery of Businesses in Austin. In all cases, the suspect approaches the pharmacy and demands various controlled drugs...