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Federal agents who track down fugitive illegal immigrants arrested more than 30,400 people nationally in fiscal year 2007. That's nearly double the previous year. Figures were released Tuesday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The number of arrests more than doubled -- to...
Richard Pate, 50, of Georgetown was arrested in the Costa Rican highlands outside of the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. Pate's arrest culminated a two and half year investigation ending with Pates arrest in Atena, Costa Rica by Costa Rican authorities on December 1st...
Officials with Austin-Travis County EMS have brought in an outside investigator to look into allegations of sexual harassment during a training exercise. In the meantime, two EMS Commanders who serve as instructors are on paid administrative leave pending the results of that...
Dozens of people gathered Tuesday evening at a middle school in Round Rock to learn more about a project that's been snarled by a recent freeze in federal transportation dollars. The Texas Department of Transportation is finished with its environmental impact study, a...
AN AUSTIN AREA MASSAGE THERAPIST IS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULTING A FEMALE PATIENT. BUT ATTORNEY WILLIAM HINES, WHO IS REPRESENTING MASSAGE THERAPIST RANDY MALEY SAYS THAT ACCUSATION IS ABSURD SINCE HIS CLIENT IS A GAY MAN. THE WOMAN TOLD POLICE THAT DURING A RECENT MASSAGE MALEY...
If you are traveling north of Austin on I-35 you can probably see a huge cloud of black smoke to the north. The smoke is coming from a warehouse fire in Belton, near Temple. The fire erupted around 10:30 this morning at the Indeco Sales Company Warehouse. The company makes...
A dispute over building two wind farms adjacent to the famed King Ranch in South Texas has entered the courts in Austin. An alliance of conservation and related groups yesterday sued to stop the projects on the Kenedy Ranch by raising environmental and regulatory concerns. The...
Another student in Round Rock has been diagnosed with a drug resistant staph infection. In a letter sent to parents, Round Rock High School Principal Mark Gesch says a student has been diagnosed with MRSA. He says the school is being disinfected, and asks parents to make sure...
The Austin City Council will look at different ways of dealing with the city's homeless population this week. City Council Member Jennifer Kim is sponsoring a resolution that calls for the city to put more emphasis on services for the homeless and day laborers. The council is...