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A suspect has been arrested in a stabbing incident at Georgetown High School. Assistant Police Chief Kevin Stofle says the reported victim is a ninth grade boy who says he was attacked in a bathroom on campus yesterday afternoon. The suspect is a teenager and has been taken to...
The March 4th Democratic Primary ballot will not have Dennis Kucinich’s name on it’s delivered to the Secretary of State’s office today. Kucinich lost an appeal at the U.S. Supreme Court. He had challenged the state party rule that requires Presidential candidates sign a loyalty...
President Bush is calling for about 145 billion dollars worth of tax relief and other incentives to stimulate a sluggish economy. Bush says a stimulus package would have to represent roughly one percent of the gross domestic product to be effective. He says the package would...
The designers of a proposed state-of-the-art studio complex, to be built in southeast Travis County, want Austin's city leaders to redraw its growth boundary to exclude the 1,100 acre site. "Villa Muse", as it is called, would be a digital media and motion picture studio complex...
The Lottery Commission’s Bobby Heith says there won’t be any talk of a statewide raffle at the commission anytime soon. The idea is shelved because of the Attorney General’s opinion that says the commission doesn’t have the legal authority to create a statewide raffle under the...
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...