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(Photo:Shutterstock/jannoon028) The Hays County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 phone call at approximately 9:26 am this date from a male subject who said that he wanted to talk to a Detective or a Sergeant. When the dispatcher asked him some questions to find out more details...
(Photo Shutterstock/Boscarelli) A man is in Travis County jail after trying to pass drugs through Austin Airport's security checkpoint. Police records say 44-year-old John Alvey had a bulge in his sock spotted by a body scanner, which turned out to be a bag of marijuana. While...
(Credit: City of Austin) The City of Austin will be releasing a second draft of the proposed land development code text and zoning map later this fall in response to feedback from the community, City Boards and Commissions, and the Austin City Council. The rewrite of the land...
The Austin Police Department will enforce a “No-Refusal” initiative leading up to the Labor Day Holiday. The initiative will begin at 10 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 and will run 24/7 until 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017. The DWI initiative is an effort to enforce DWI laws...
Update: The murder victim has been identified as: Alan Albert Niedermann, White male, (D.O.B. 11-18-59) Update from 8-14-17: The Travis County Medical Examiner’s office conducted an autopsy this morning in this case. The cause of death was determined to be from blunt force...
Illustration: TxDOT An equipment malfunction Monday night has prompted a change in the I-35 mainlane closures at Oltorf Street. TxDOT will now close I-35 at Oltorf Street in the southbound direction Tuesday and Wednesday nights and in the northbound direction Thursday and Sunday...
(Photo KLBJ Newsradio KLBJ 590 AM and 99.7FM/Eric Leikam) Some new portable toilets have been delivered to the Austin Homeless Shelter . Austin city leaders are kicking off a 30-day effort to disrupt business as usual.around the ARCH. Aiming to improve public health and safety...
(Photo Shutterstock/AVN Photo Lab) Travis County Commissioners vote to reinstate a burn ban. Fire Marshall Tony Calloway says despite recent rains the drought index has quickly climbed back to pre-rain levels. Outdoor welding, grinding, cutting and barbecuing are permitted as...
Photo: PPD The Pflugerville Police Department’s second in command will retire after serving the community for more than 24 years. Assistant Chief Jim McLean announced that he plans to retire at the end of August. McLean began his law enforcement career in 1992 as a police...