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Former Olympic track star Marion Jones has begun her six-month sentence in federal prison for lying to investigators about using performance-enhancing drugs and her role in a check-fraud scam. A Federal Bureau of Prison spokeswoman says Jones turned herself in before noon Friday...
Nine store clerks were arrested Friday night in Round Rock during an alcohol sting operation. Helping the Police department were several teenagers, who attempted to by beer from several businesses. Arrested were clerks from Randall's, an HEB, Walmart and 7-11. Selling alcohol to...
A federal judge has prohibited the Round Rock school district from allowing students to vote on whether to have prayers at graduation. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks is included in an agreement reached Thursday by the school district and Americans United for...
Complaints of violence and mistreatment filed this week prompts Mexico's Human Rights Commission to ask for better protection south of the Texas border. Mexico's human rights commission wants the army to do more to protect people there from soldiers who are allegedly detaining...
It's time to spring forward! Most of the U.S. and Canada switched to daylight-saving time at 2 a.m. this morning. Fire officials remind home owners to take this opportunity to also check your smoke alarms and make sure the batteries are up to date.
The Austin Independent School District is asking for the public's help is finding a sixteen year old who did not come home from school yesterday. AISD Lt Sylus Griggs says Richard Stodder left Lanier High School about 4:30 pm and has not been seen since. Griggs says school...
The Austin Independent School District police say they found Richard Stoddard far from Lanier High School Thursday evening in Pflugerville. AISD Lt Sylus Griggs says Richard Stodder went missing from Lanier High School about 4:30 pm and was missing for several hours.
Some Texas superstars will be front and center during a fund raiser for the Austin Film Society Friday evening. The 2008 Texas Film Hall of Fame will honor actress Morgan Fairchild (Falcon Crest, General Hospital, Home Improvement) and Mike Judge (King of the Hill) tonight, in...
Travis County public safety unions voice their choice in the District Attorney's race. The Austin Police Association, the Firefighters' Union, the EMS Association and the Sheriff's Officers' Association all give their endorsement to Mindy Montford in next month's runoff election...