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(Photo: Shutterstock/ Kokoulina) An argument turned physical between two south east Austin families. Austin Police's Demitri Hobbes reported, officers were called to a home in the 4900 block of Scarsdale drive after someone heard a gunshot. Upon arrival he continued, it was...
(Photo APD) An unhappy day for the family of Larry Eugene Jackson, Jr the man shot and killed by former APD Detective Charles Kleinert in July of 2013. The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals says it will not rehear the officer-involved shooting case of Charles Kleinert. Attorney...
The national Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) has reconfirmed the City of Austin’s emergency management program is among the elite emergency management leaders, following a full accreditation granted by the EMAP Commission. The Commission announced the...
(Credit: Austin Chamber of Commerce) The Austin Chamber of Commerce has revealed the 2017 Austin A-List of the Hottest Startups that included 17 local companies in various stages that demonstrate business innovation. About 175 companies were nominated and considered this year by...
(Credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin has directed its attorneys to press a federal judge to have the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton tossed out. Paxton sued the Austin City Council and Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez following the passage of the...
(Photo: (KLBJ) 590AM/99.7FM KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) Growth in central Texas is nothing new, but the Central Texas Health Care System saw a massive influx of veterans looking for medical and physiological services. The system's newest Director Christopher Sandles said, systems nation...
File photo The Austin Police Department Highway Enforcement Command's Leaving the Scene Unit is seeking assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a failure to stop and render aid crash. The auto vs. pedestrian crash occurred Tuesday, May 16 at about 11:18 p.m. in the...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) FROM APD The Austin Police Department will conduct a No Refusal Initiative that coincides with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and the Republic of Texas (ROT) Motorcycle Rally. This initiative will be in effect from May 26, 2017 through June 12, 2017 and will...
(Photo Shutterstock/Sirtravelalo) FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN For immediate release May 25, 2017 Contact: Public Information Office, (512) 974-5017 Memorial Day Weekend Personal Watercraft Ban on Lake Austin The Austin Police Department Parks and Lake Patrol Unit will prohibit the...