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(photo:shutterstock By everything possible) It could be weeks until we know whether death row inmate Rodney Reed will be given a new trial for the killing of Stacy Stites. His attorneys said her fiance, former Georgetown cop Jimmy Fennell, killed her in a fit of jealous rage...
(photo:shutterstock by Alfie Photography) Thousands of Austin area residences and businesses will be asked to help TxDOT predict future traffic patterns. TxDOT's Diann Hodges said an outside firm is conducting a survey which will yield information about traffic and people's...
(photo: shutterstock/ By Sk Elena) The Austin Police Department is taking Breast Cancer Awareness Month personally. Not only do many of the officers with the Austin Police Department have family members who are breast cancer survivors, but one of their own, 14-year veteran...
(Photos:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm KLBJ/ Jon Cooley) The City of Austin will see more cameras on the streets starting next week, as the Austin Police Department is, after a few years of effort, starting up its body camera program. At the department's East Substation, APD Chief Brian...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Mark Agnor) Tech remains a driving force in Austin with 2/5ths of last months job postings related to the industry. Manufacturing business ties to tech continue to be on the rise. The Austin Chamber of Commerce's Drew Scheberle believes theses companies have...
(Photo Shutterstock/ napocska) You can get a pet for free. Williamson County's Regional Animal Shelter in Georgetown is over capacity, so they're waiving adoption fees on adult dogs and cats this weekend. The shelter is located at 1855 S.E. Innerloop. The hours are Mon - Fri...
(Photo Shutterstock/By Mooid Art) After a bit of controversy over how much in city tax dollars Visit Austin spends on alcohol for clients, the city council has decided the convention and visitors bureau can no longer use that money for booze. Thousands of dollars a year have...
A man wanted for the beating death of another man in South Austin last weekend is arrested in Big Wells. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force found 34-year-old Richard Santos after surveillance video from a local convenience store showed him driving a white SUV. Santos, who's...
(Photo Shutterstock/Karen Roach) Local lawmakers react to President Trump's executive order to undo the Affordable Care Act. Democrat Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Austin condemned Trump... saying in a statement... "the Trumpcare edict means bare-bones, junk insurance which will...