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(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...
Shutterstock photo The Hays County Sheriff’s Office responded to yet another Impersonating a Public Servant traffic stop call on March 27 at approximately 8:30 pm. During this incident, a male motorist was on FM 2001 near Windy Hill Road when a pickup truck began following the...
Booking photo courtesy of APD On Friday, March 24, APD officers made a traffic stop for expired paper tags in the 4600 block of East 12th St. During the stop, a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted and officers recovered the following. • 21 grams powder Cocaine • 2...
Composite sketch courtesy of APD and DPS UPDATE: APD has Willie Pierce, 27, in custody. PREVIOUSLY: Different female victims were either approached by a subject with a handgun, or robbed at gunpoint, by a tall, thin, Black male suspect at 1071 Clayton Lane in Austin on each of...
Photos courtesy of Williamson County Sheriff's Office A Williamson County sheriff's deputy saves an aggressive dog from attacking a second victim. It happened this morning after the deputy responded to a 35-year-old woman on Tamayo Road who said she was attacked by the dog who...