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The longtime director of a prestigious University of Texas at Austin track meet is suspected of pocketing thousands of dollars in entry fees. Officials at the U.T. Athletic Department say they can't comment on the ongoing investigation, but a search warrant obtained by Newsradio...
Joseph Nipper told co-workers at a local branch of Charles Schwab that "he could probably kill 15 people at work before anybody could stop him" according to Richard Stressing with the Austin Police Department. he says once police were alerted, an arrest warrant and subsequent...
Austin's police union applauds city council action of toughening penalties against civilians wearing Austin Police uniform elements. Patches, badges and other uniform elements have been popping up for sale on Internet sites like e-Bay. The city council moves to make it a Class "...
Before their regular meeting yesterday, the mayor and city council interviewed three firms for the estimated $7 million project. A vote on which firm to hire is expected in the next few weeks. The new city hall will be built on the south-western side of downtown Round Rock,...
Button up your overcoat: Central Texas could get its first taste of severe weather as early as Saturday. Forecasters expect one front will stall out over Austin, then it will apparently do battle with a storm system moving out of Arizona. Constantine Pashos at the National...
Austin Mayor Will Wynn endorsed Senator Barack Obama for president, Obama’s Texas campaign announced today. Specifically, Wynn cited Obama’s commitment to uniting Americans behind an energy policy that protects our environment and ensures our long-term national security. “For...
Austin police say 21-year-old Morgan Michelle Hoke was flying to Los Angeles to await extradition to Texas, where she's a suspect in three bank robberies. Hoke also is a suspect in robberies in Washington state and California. Thailand immigration police arrested Hoke at a...
One Northern Illinois University student says she dropped to the floor, thinking she was going to die. A former graduate student dressed in black had walked onto the stage of a lecture hall and opened fire on a packed science class. Desiree Smith, a senior journalism major, says...
Austin Police are ruling the death of Tevin Park Flowers, 7, resulting from hanging from a coat hook at Not Your Ordinary School charter school last month an accident. "We are working on a couple of theories as to what we believe is the most likely cause of how Tevin died and...