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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported a man who is said to be a known gang member. Julio Cesar Mendoza-Caballero was released from the Travis County Jail last month, and according to ICE, they were never notified of his release. The Travis County Jail has since...
(Photo courtesy JeffTravillion.com) Travis County Commissioners Court has a tense moment this morning during an update on the Austin Police DNA crime lab woes. Commissioner Jeff Travillion stormed off the dais after being denied a chance to speak up during the presentation...
Photo: LPD Facebook The Leander Police Department received a report earlier today of a possible scam phone call that begins with a sales pitch on the purchase of an alarm system, then the solicitation for more detailed personal information. The citizen reporting the incident...
The temporary suspension of Officer Brian Yarger ends today. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley suspended him Saturday for going into a motel room of a suspect with misdemeanor warrants, although there was no threat. Yarger said he was patrolling a motel parking lot looking for...
(Credit: Shutterstock) U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that he will be issuing a new directive aimed at increasing police seizures of cash and property. Known as civil asset forfeiture, it's a practice that rakes in millions of dollars every year in Texas...
(Credit: Associated Press) A Texas grand jury has returned a murder indictment against a man accused of stabbing four students, one fatally, at the University of Texas. Kendrex White is accused of the May 1 stabbings that left 19-year-old Harrison Brown dead and three others...
Photos: RRPD On Thursday, July 13, Round Rock Police made arrests in the burglaries of 10 Austin-area commercial burglaries that occurred in the last week of June. At the culmination of a three-week investigation, detectives apprehended Morgan Gail Wilson, 25, in Houston, on...
Statement from Manor PD: Regarding the July 3rd unprovoked dog attack on Callan Court, 7, that was caught on video-the dog that attacked the boy, was humanely put down by the veterinarian in Manor on Friday, July 14th. The Manor Police Department determined this was in the best...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) The mayor of Austin believes he has a new tool for the 'downtown puzzle' of homelessness. Austin Mayor Steve Adler announces a new plan to grapple with the homelessness in downtown. Adler says using the popularity and growth of the downtown area means hotels...