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The president of Austin's ACLU Chapter and the head of the local women's shelter "Safe Place" testified to a joint rights commission about why immigration agents should not be permitted in the Travis County Jail. "It's a ridiculous waste of taxpayer's money," says the ACLU's...
Former APD Officer Scott Lando has been indicted by the Travis County Grand Jury on several different felony charges. He was fired from the force earlier this year after APD officials determined he had repeatedly hired prostitutes, provided women with drugs, and even paid a...
ELDORADO, Texas (AP) - Child Protective Services workers went back to the West Texas ranch of a polygamst sect after receiving information that there may be more children living there. CPS spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner says workers went to make initial inquiries and are now...
State regulators today approved a license for a Dallas-based company to dispose of Cold War-era radioactive waste at a site in Andrews County. The location is where the waste is now stored. Waste Control Specialists worked for four years to secure the license, which was approved...
Some members of the Austin City Council want the city to study the possibility of building a new headquarters for APD outside of the downtown area. Council Member Sheryl Cole says the department has outgrown its current headquarters at 8th and IH-35, and believes that site could...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approves new rules for a computer recycling program that starts September 1. The program requires that manufacturers take back old machines from consumers who use them at home or for a home based business. It doesn't matter if you...
State Child Protective Services workers were called out to the 8-thousand block of Gessner Drive in north Austin when a property manager at the Chase Village Apartments found three children, ages 7, 3 and 2, living in filth and feces. CPS and Austin police were finally able to...
More than 250 teachers, faculty and staff saying goodbye for the final time on June 4 are treated to a going-away party at a south Austin hotel ballroom Tuesday evening. CLICK TO HEAR KLBJ'S JARROD ALLEN'S EXTENDED REPORT Carol Wilson, a fifth-grade teacher at Mills Elementary,...
The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality has another decision to make about an Andrews County radioactive waste storage facility today, whether to issue a new permit for the facility, deny the permit or order a hearing. Environmentalists claim the facility could...