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(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Expect some closures tonight at Austin's airport as Austin Police conduct an active-shooter training exercise overnight. The department's Counter Assault Strike Team will have the lower level closed off at about midnight with vehicular traffic diverted to upper...
(Credit: Austin Police Department) The number of Austin police officers equipped with body cameras will increase substantially next month when nearly 200 who patrol the northeast part of the city will receive one. The city purchased more than 700 cameras earlier this year from...
SH 130 Concession Company, the private entity that operates and maintains the 41-mile southern section of State Highway 130, will launch a $60 million reconstruction project next month to fix pavement problems and improve ride quality along the roadway. The yearlong project will...
(Credit: City of Austin) Community Not Commodity (CNC) has postponed a press conference devoted to its analysis of CodeNEXT 2.0, an event which had been set for the morning of Tuesday, September 19th. CNC says it will reschedule the press conference and release updated...
Continuing with its planned expansion, Google Fiber will open signups today, September 19, for residents and businesses in a new area of South Austin. The new service area includes neighborhoods located along Brodie Lane, Manchaca Road, and I-35 south of Slaughter Lane. This...
(image courtesy AISD) An AISD School bus gets in a minor crash in downtown Austin this afternoon. The bus with 44 students from Kealing Middle School collided with another car at the corner of 15th Street and North Lamar. KXAN reports EMS was dispatched as a precaution but AISD...
A previously deported Mexican sex offender is arrested in North Austin today. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says 33-year-old Juan Ricardo Artea-Castaneda was wanted for felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for beating and stabbing his father in the head with a...
The Austin Police Department is requesting the assistance of the public in a sexual assault case. On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a female was jogging on the hike and bike trail near East Ave. and Cummings St. The female was on the trail prior to being...
A month after implementing some changes around the ARCH homeless shelter in downtown Austin, phase 2 is getting underway Monday. The first 30 days are being called a success. The normal line of people wrapped around the building at night has minimized, trash is not amassing...