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33-year-old Enrique Ramirez has been charged in the stabbing of his girlfriend at the Fairway Village apartments in Southeast Austin. A chaotic scene erupted Wednesday when - 3 hours after the alleged crime - Ramirez came back to the scene. He had been hiding at a near-by gas...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has placed two officers assigned to the downtown area on a 90-day suspension. The Chief says Corporal Michelle Cross and Officer Carlos Saldivar were spending too much time with each other and not enough time responding to calls while on patrol...
City officials have restricted all outdoor water usage, and have urged residents to monitor their usage from Thursday at 8am until Friday 5pm. The city has issued the mandatory water restriction, due to construction on FM 1431. Crews will realign the road and will cut a water...
There are all kinds of products and gadgets, including some pretty expensive ones, claiming they can save you gasoline. The Better Business Bureau’s Erin Jones says if the claim sounds too good to be true, it probably is. "Anything that says a consumer can add something to their...
July is "Watch Your Car" month and Austin Police say to promote it, they're offering tips that could keep your car from being stolen. Police say a car is stolen in Texas every five minutes. APD's Veneza Aguinaga says in 2007, 95,000 vehicles were stolen in Texas, many because...
Just-released records show a state trooper spent about 27 minutes surfing Internet Web sites the night an arsonist set the Governor's Mansion on fire. The records show the trooper spent about five minutes on youtube.com, about two minutes on livevideo.com and 20 minutes on...
One of Williamson county's state representatives wants to expand a warrantless search program in D-W-I cases statewide. Representative Dan Gattis junior says right now, it is legal for investigators to get blood from a d-w-i suspect without consent or a warrant if that person...
Georgetown could be seeing a curfew for kids under 17.. council woman pat berryman has brought the proposal forward to city council.The city's keith hutchinson says if approved, the curfew would go into effect at 11pm sunday thru thursday; midnight on friday and saturday. also,...
Austin Police proudly announced a major upgrade to their new custom-made RV, designed to test the breath of drivers pulled-over and suspected of driving while intoxicated. CLICK TO WATCH KLBJ WEB VIDEO OF NEW BREATH ALCOHOL TEST VEHICLE The 38-foot recreational vehicle-turned-...