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(Photo by KLBJ Staff) As investigators pour over a white trans-am with possible ties to the 16-year-old disappearance of Rachel Cooke, Williamson County DA Shawn Dick says this is an important development. "This is the first part of the investigation since I've been in office...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Nadia Leskovskaya) On May 5, kids across Austin will be participating in this year's Lemonade Day: It's a program that teaches kids about running their own business, but Morgan Briscoe with the West Austin Chamber of Commerce says it goes well beyond just...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Wit Olszewsk) Unscrupulous investment promoters have been trying to cash in on the frenzy over cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and lure unwary investors such as retirees. State Securities Board Enforcement Director Joe Rotunda says if a deal sounds too good...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) A new piece of evidence in the Rachel Cooke disappearance rolled into Williamson County. Sheriff Robert Chody said a white Trans- Am was seen soon after Cooke’s disappearance and now they have a one matching that description. Chody explained...
The electric guitar that late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording is expected to sell for about $400,000 at auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions will offer the 1951 Fender guitar Sunday. Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins says the guitar has "...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) There is one less credit card skimmer in the Austin area. Leander Police say they caught a man installing a skimmer at a gas pump early this morning. Police officials say 28 Leonardo Gonzalez, 28, of Austin was arrested after officers found him at a...
San Marcos Police are warning people that mountain lions have been spotted in the area around Purgatory Park. Officials believe it may be a juvenile who is using culverts and cross roads to hunt. Generally Mountain Lions avoid people but if you see one and you think you're in...
After 19 hours of deliberation, a jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision as to whether or not Shawn Gant-Benalcazar was indeed guilty of murdering popular Austin choir teacher Kathy Blair in 2014. According to jurors, 11 of them were in complete agreement on a guilty...
Federal charges were filed against two Austin area residents and an Arizona machinegun manufacturer on Thursday in connection with a firearms smuggling scheme that involved machine guns and assault weapons, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Bureau of Alcohol,...