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The suspects are tied to at least six burglaries, three auto thefts and multiple package thefts from front porches. APD recovered some property, including Ernie, the dog, and are working to link the property to the cases. Among the items recovered were some presents that had...
H – Hide your things L – Lock your car T – Take your keys Vehicles: Never leave the keys inside the vehicle or unattended while running Assure windows are rolled all the way up Lock your vehicle even if you are only going to be away from it a short time Set your vehicle alarm...
The Austin Police Department is sued in federal court after one officer is seen on dashcam video using what appears to be excessive force on a homeless man last year. According to attorney Scott Vasquez 25-year-old Justin Scott was standing on a sidewalk on Wheless Lane minding...
The Austin City Council has given its approval for city staffers to bid on parcels of land that are currently owned by the Austin Independent School District. If Austin is the winning bidder when all is said and done, new affordable housing would be constructed for thousands of...
In an effort to combat a recent rise in HIV in Travis County, the Austin Health Department is trying a rather unusual approach to promoting safe sex: hanging bags filled with condoms and lubricant from trees in Walnut Creek Park. News of the plan has horrified some residents in...
Rectifying the issues at Austin's embattled DNA crime lab, which was shut down this year following n audit showing widespread mismanagement, is expected to come at a hefty cost to the taxpayers of Austin and Travis County. According to a recent report, the cost to review or...
Tuesday night, November 29, Austin Police Officers were dispatched to St. David’s Hospital where several victims had been shot. One of the victims, the driver, pulled up to the front lobby doors of the hospital and requested help. Medical staff came outside and observed three...
Austin's new Central library just got more expensive. The costs keep piling up. Council today considered throwing another five and half million at the project that was originally supposed to cost $90 million voter-approved dollars. City Financial Services' Greg Canally says with...
Austin's East Side Pies pizza restaurant on Airport Blvd has found itself caught up in the fake news conspiracy known as "Pizzagate," a story that has circulated the web tying Hillary Clinton to a child sex-trafficking ring run out of a pizza parlor in Washington, D.C. East Side...