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Photo courtesy of APD via American Bank of Commerce video On Wednesday, March 29 at approximately 11:47 a.m., a suspect entered the American Bank of Commerce located at 2201 W. Ben White Blvd. The suspect displayed a weapon and demanded money. He fled the scene with an...
Kyle Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that happened overnight at the IHOP restaurant in Kyle. Chief Jeff Barnett said around 12:15 a.m. a male subject robbed customers and employees of IHOP at gunpoint, then fled on foot to the south of the store. No injuries were...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Officials have released the names of the 14 passengers who died in a Wednesday bus crash near Garner State Park. A 14th passenger, Rose Mary Harris, survived the crash and was rushed to an area hospital in critical condition, but was pronounced...
(Photo credit: Screenshot/CTRMA) The days appear to be numbered for the construction project that has plagued Mopac commuters for years. Ground was broken in 2013 and the entire project was originally slated for a fall 2015 completion, but delay after delay pushed the project...
(Photo credit: Screenshot/City of Austin) Two mayors who met with Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly say they want DHS to clearly define the term "sanctuary city." Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Austin Mayor Steve Adler were among local government leaders who...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) Federal investigators are getting their first look at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports the...
Shutterstock photo In Austin today, Mexican National Hugo Baltazar-Ramirez, 23, pleaded guilty to assaulting a federal deportation officer last month in Austin. By pleading guilty, Baltazar-Ramirez admitted that on February 10, he forcibly assaulted a federal officer and...
Shutterstock photo About 2:30 am on Sunday, March 19, APD reports that a 2007 red Toyota Camry was traveling northbound in the 11600 block of Burnet Rd., in the outside lane. A pedestrian, Tahjai Lamar Jackson, 32, was crossing Burnet Rd. from east to west and was struck by the...
(Photo NEWSRADIO KLBJ) Austin's education community is mourning the passing of the first black teacher and school principal in Austin, Dr. Charles Akins. Akins was in his mid-80s. Akins High School in South Austin is named for him. Akins was instrumental in integrating AISD...