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Not ten minutes after IRS employees of the Austin Accounts Management center near I-35 and Ben White began protesting their office policies Tuesday afternoon, Homeland Security police began ordering them to leave. WATCH VIDEO OF UNION & HOMELAND SECURITY CONFRONTATION The...
AUSTIN (AP) - Texas child welfare authorities argue that the families of children seized from a polygamist sect's ranch could flee Texas if an appeals court ruling is allowed to stand. Child Protective Services lawyers have asked the state Supreme Court to block a lower court...
AUSTIN (AP) - State Attorney General Greg Abbott has more campaign cash than Governor Rick Perry and House Speaker Tom Craddick combined. But the Republican says he's not ready to discuss his next move. With almost 7.3 million at his disposal, Abbott's options range from running...
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York state judge says Dell Inc. engaged in repeated false and deceptive advertising of its promotional credit financing and warranty terms to consumers. State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi says New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo showed ``many...
The Cedar park mayor and council members will not face criminal charges on allegations they illegally accepted personalized hockey jerseys from the owners of the Dallas Stars Hockey Team. The Williamson County Grand Jury has issued a "No Bill" in the case today, meaning they do...
AFD Lt. Michael Pooler has been placed on indefinite suspension by Acting Chief Jim Evans for an incident that occurred on January 4th. In his disciplinary memo, the Chief says Lt. Pooler postponed responding to an emergency call while he went to a restaurant near his fire...
Kerri Qunell with the Capital Area Food Bank says they're buying more expensive food, being brought to Austin, from around the country, by trucks using expensive gas. She says the scenario doesn't end there. She says "The consumers are spending more at the grocery stores, so...
The APD is looking through the work histories of it's recent six terminated employees to determine whether evidence from other incidents could have been seen as warning signs about their behavior or work conduct Assit. Police Chief David Carter says they plan to use this...
Austin’s city manager says the city needs to make sure employees of the city’s libraries feel safe while they’re at work. Library Department Head Brenda Branch tells the city council that budget cutbacks in the past few years have put a strain on the custodial, maintenance, and...