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Sergeants James Watzke and Michael Burgh are accused of not following up on a woman's complaint about attempted official oppression. She says she told Sergeant Burgh that an officer asked her to meet him after work because she owed him, when he caught her with a crack pipe, but...
The head of Austin's police union thinks yesterday's decision to fire APD Sergeant Michael Olsen may have violated his rights. Police Association President George Vanderhule has supported the process to review Olsen's actions the night Kevin Brown was killed, but he thinks that...
The Austin City Council is studying a proposal to let the Texas Department of Transportation connect to a database of people with outstanding warrants from the city’s municipal court. Council Member Mike Martinez says the state could block people on that list from registering...
New state data on student retentions shows just one in five fifth-graders who fail the TAKS test must repeat the grade. That's even though the state program to curb social promotion requires grade repetition for those who fail the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. The...
The east Austin nightclub where Kevin Brown was shot to death by Sergeant Michael Olsen is now the new home of a church's community center. Vox Veniae Pastor Gideon Tsang says they have worked closely with the neighborhood association. Pastor Tsang says the future use of the...
The Bush administration is hoping to shame some nursing homes into improving patient care by posting a list of the facilities considered among the worst in their states. Lawmakers and advocacy groups had been pushing the administration to make it easier for consumers to identify...
The group in charge of Austin's bus and future commuter rail system says they'll wait another week or two before rolling the first two trains onto the tracks. "The first two trains are at our future rail maintenance facility and work is being done on them at that location. But...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says Sgt. Michael Olsen violated several departmental policies the night he shot and killed Kevin Brown this summer, and that’s why he has been indefinitely suspended from APD. The Chief made his decision to fire Sgt. Olsen after a Disciplinary...
Inspectors with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have completed a list of under-performing nursing homes throughout the US. Fifty-six nursing homes from 33 states and Washington, D.C. are on the list. The named facilities failed to make improvements after being...