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A 5-year old boy is dead after his father's car rolled backward as he worked on it. Joe Munoz with the Austin Police Department says the boy sustained severe head injuries and despite emergency surgery efforts died around 7 Sunday night. No charges have been filed against the...
(AP) - Two Mexicans serving life sentences for the murder of a Panhandle convenience store clerk have been granted new trials. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin has ruled they received ineffective counsel the first time around. Fifty-nine-year-old Jesus Ramirez and...
No matter how hard the state and non-profit organizations try there are always more foster children needing homes than there are homes for them. A Center for Public Policy Priorities report says that over the past year 500 foster children have been housed either in hotels or in...
Austin City Council Member Lee Leffingwell officially kicked off his re-election bid this week with a campaign party at Nuevo Leon. Leffingwell told the crowd he has the experience necessary to deal with the complex problems facing Austin. “Being an effective public servant is...
(AP) - A Harlingen woman with 76 outstanding traffic warrants over the past decade -- says she didn't mean to hurt anyone, especially her family. Thirty-one-year-old Valerie Ortiz Sanchez was arrested Monday during a traffic stop when a background check indicated the tickets...
The foreman of a grand jury wants to reconvene the panel to subpoena new witnesses over a fire that destroyed a Texas Supreme Court justice's house. Robert Ryan reacted angrily to today's dismissal of the indictment of Justice David Medina and his wife, Francisca Medina. Ryan...
The attorney representing former Austin Police Sergeant Michael Olsen in his legal battle to win back his job wants City Manager Toby Futrell and Police Monitor Cliff Brown to testify in the case. However, the city’s Civil Service Commission has decided they do not have the...
A 16-year-old boy reportedly tells authorities that he thought sexual relations with his stepmother were "normal". According to court documents, the abuse started when the boy was nine years old. His stepmother, 33-year-old Eunice Sherwood, would allegedly touch the boy...
Some brash burglars have been kicking in doors in Hyde Park, but police think they may have caught a break. The number of those "kick-in" burglaries in the central Austin neighborhood has decreased in the past few weeks. "It's a hunch on our part that maybe someone that was...