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Austin Police have arrested 44-year-old Amirali Noorji Maknojia on charges of sexual assault. Police say he was working at a Shell gas station on S. Lamar back in January when a customer came into the store to buy a bottle of water. “The male clerk began to talk to her and kiss...
The Travis County Clerk's office is forecasting voter turnout today that will set lots of records. Turnout will approach a mindblowing 50-percent for today's primary election. County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir says anyone in line at 7:00 tonight, when the polls officially close, will...
Abraham Weber is now in the Williamson County Jail after he was traced to and arrested in Laredo - this according to the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. Weber was charged with the aggravated kidnapping of 74-year old Paul Roland last week and Weber reportedly admitted to...
Students in the Austin and Leander I-S-Ds join others who are gearing up for another round of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Test. Margaret Hester with A-I-S-D says students will be tested on Wednesday. She says the reading test will be administered for grades 3, 5...
Austin Police charge two men in connection with Friday's robbery of a north Austin bank. According to court records, Jose Velasquez and Steven Welch were caught by APD officers not long after the robbery at the Wachovia Bank branch on North Lamar. Welch gave up there; officers...
Austin Police charge a 43-year-old man with the stabbing death of another man early this morning at a party in east Austin. Detectives arrested Roberto Barrero Olivares within an hour of the stabbing in the 7100-block of Millrace Drive. "Ultimately, he was booked into jail on...
Two years of waiting for a federal waiver have ended for Austin's transit operator, but yet another turn is placed in front of Capital Metro as it prepares to open the city's first commuter rail line this fall. The Federal Railroad Administration has conditionally approved...
Hillary Clinton will be back in Ohio today after making a quick stop in New York to appear on ``Saturday Night Live.'' Clinton popped up unannounced, taking part in a follow-up skit to one last weekend mocking kid-glove treatment of her opponent Barack Obama. Campaigning in...
Members of the Austin city council split over whether they should put a change in the way the city elects the council up for a public vote this fall. Council member Brewster McCracken says the current system has some advantages. But Council member Mike Martinez says electing all...