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(Photo:APD/PIO) Update: APD is still seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a theft suspect. In these new images, the suspect is cashing three more cashier's checks at a Speedy Cash store in Austin. This case is titled Fraud by Passing. The suspect goes by the alias of...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Stockimo) LATEST: APD officials say Waymon Keith Eason Sr. and the victim, Ronda Beans did have a previous relationship. Upon initials interviews with Eason, investigators said, Eason has shown remorse. But officials would not expand on whether or not he has...
(Photo Shutterstock/my name is boy) Burn bans are back on in three Austin area counties. Williamson County commissioners approve a 90-day burn ban and Travis County's burn ban is in effect today through February 14. Bastrop County's burn ban enacted today goes on until further...
Some East Austin residents square off against Austin's school district to keep two elementary schools from closing. As part of the nearly one billion dollar bond package, AISD wants to close either Norman Elementary or Sims Elementary and consolidate both into one campus. Jim...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Austin's Police Department doubles down on de-escalation of use of force. APD Chief Brian Manley says he signed that policy last month after a year of work. Manley says the use of de-escalation is nothing to the department but now it is codified in policy. "De-...
The Austin Police Department has doubled-down on its use-of-force policy and is taking a much stricter approach in the wake of a national discussion over police brutality. Now, two Austin police officers have found themselves out of a job after helicopter video captured their...
(PHOTO APD) UPDATE: Eason has been captured by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. Austin Police were looking for a man who they say committed the first murder of 2018. Police were called when shots were heard fired yesterday afternoon at a residence on Wellington Drive in East...
(Photo Shutterstock/Angellodeco) Austin's Police department is more than half way through the rape kit back log. APD Forensics Director Dr. Dana Kadavy says this has taken months of work with DPS and at least three commercial companies to work through. Despite what you may see...
(Photo courtesy City of Austin) Northwest Austin neighbors are cheering the Austin Environmental Commission's rejection of city's covert plan with developers to grant 'monster waivers' for the land known as the Champions Tract. Developers want to build a luxury apartment complex...