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More than a hundred new police cruisers are set to roll onto the streets in the next couple of months. Austin Police took about an hour Monday afternoon to unveil its new graphics for cruisers, badges and uniforms. CLICK TO LISTEN TO ASST. CHIEF DAVID CARTER'S PRESENTATION "Our...
For thousands of illegal immigrants from Central America, the long journey to the United States starts on the groaning back of a freight train they call The Beast. But these days many don't get too far. Central Americans without documents now face increased security within...
An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs says Texas authorities may have been duped by a fake phone tip into raiding a West Texas ranch occupied by Jeffs followers. Attorney Michael Piccarreta tells The Arizona Republic in Phoenix that he ``smelled a rat from the...
Don Henry Truevillian turned himself in to the Travis County Jail around 2:45 Sunday morning. Detective James Mason says the 24 year old was wanted for violating his parole. Mason says police suspect him of being involved in several violent crimes that have occurred in the past...
Southwest says fuel bill will jump 20 percent, to $3 billion Southwest Airlines says its fuel bill will rise more than $500 million. That's nearly the amount of its profit for all of last year. The Dallas-based airline's comment comes in a regulatory filing with the Securities...
All their lives, the girls in the polygamist sect in the West Texas desert were told that the outside world was hostile and immoral. They were told that venturing beyond the brilliant white limestone walls of their commune 40 miles south of San Angelo would consign them to...
American Airlines says federal aviation officials have cleared all but three of its grounded jets to return to service. The nation's largest airline has canceled nearly 3,300 flights since Tuesday as crews work to address safety concerns on 300 MD-80 jets. Mechanics are wrapping...
Hutto Police arrest a man suspected of exposing himself to local teenage girls. Twenty-three year old Anthony Lamont Brand is in the Williamson County Jail on multiple charges,including indecency with a child. Police say they got a call from a Wal-Mart employee, who recognized a...
A Texas judge on Thursday ordered a company to stop selling fake driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. The judge issued a temporary restraining order after Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company and its owners of using deceptive...