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(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Four people were hurt in a shooting incident at a Halloween party on Avenue F this morning. Austin police spokesman Lee Knauss said a suspect has been arrested. "White male subject that was dressed up as Santa Claus shot a number of victims...
(Photo: Shutterstock By frank60) A mosquito sample taken in Georgetown has tested positive for West Nile virus. The cities Keith Hutchinson said you should take steps to control mosquitoes around your house. "Empty flower pot trays and garbage can lids and whatever else might be...
(Photo: Shutterstock By connel) After a long wait, the new central library is open in downtown Austin. John Gillum, Facilities Process Manager with the Library, says like Austin, this facility is unique. "We built this library to be readily modified because since you can't...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alan Schmidt) Austin police are investigating a fatal shooting on Greenwood Avenue in East Austin. Police spokesman Lee Knause said "we don't believe there's any danger to the public. We don't believe there are any suspects outstanding." Knause says the...
(Photo: Shutterstock by topseller) The southbound MOPAC express lane is open this morning, taking you from Parmer to downtown. "It'll be probably very affordable for the weekend if you want to give it a try, generally 25 to 50 cents depending on the length of your trip." Steve...
(Photo: Shutterstock By OpenRangeStock) On October 27 at approximately 7 a.m. the Williamson County Sheriff’s Organized Crime Unit and the STAR team executed a search warrant at the 900 block of Los Vista Drive in Leander. The warrant was executed following an investigation of...
(Photo: Shutterstock by David Smart) On Saturday, October 28 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 14th opportunity in seven years to participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back. The program helps prevent...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Austin Police Department (APD) is announcing a Halloween night DWI initiative for the Austin metropolitan area. This initiative will be a “No Refusal” DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Alexander Raths) The Austin Police Department wants to ensure a safe evening for those celebrating Halloween on Sixth Street. Due to expected large crowds on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, Sixth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from Brazos Street to...