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The Travis County Sheriff's Office has identified the man deputies say kidnapped his ex-girlfriend on February 15, and later shot her during a standoff, as Charles Werchan, 26. Werchan reportedly kidnapped Ibeth Lopez from a Bastrop Sports Clips and led deputies on a car chase,...
Audrey Morton photo/KLBJ APD bicycle officers from the Downtown Area Command and motor officers from the Highway Enforcement Command worked a roving Hands Free Initiative in the downtown Austin Area. The main areas of focus was between Congress and Cesar Chavez and San Jacinto...
Shutterstock photo State Representative Tony Dale filed three bills to strengthen protection for victims of sexual assault and family violence. “Victims of rape, sexual assault and family violence suffer untold trauma and the State of Texas must make it easier to obtain the full...
(Image courtesy Travis County) These days it's a lot harder for Travis County to get what it needs out of the Texas legislature. Travis County Commissioners are having to face the reality that anything they want from the Texas legislature this session, including new court space...
(photo KLBJ staff) Saying "Repealing the Affordable Care Act because it's not perfect is like taking your car to the junkyard because the engine needs a tune-up.", Austin Mayor Steve Adler will announce his opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act at a press...
(Photo Credit: Associated Press) An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said. The five were on a...
Austin, Texas is about to witness the rebirth of its first craft brewery with the resurrection of Celis Brewery, which was originally founded by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in 1992. Christine Celis, Pierre’s daughter and partner in the original Celis Brewery, is restoring the...
Authorities say severe storms have pushed several tornadoes through parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin. No major injuries have been reported from the storms that moved across the area late Sunday and...
Shutterstock photo An Austin tech start up is looking to clean up the web one user at a time. Authenticated Reality co-founders Christopher Ciabarra and Jessica Strickland have created a new web browser that requires users to prove they are who they say they are. After that,...