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(Photo: trekandshoot/ Shutterstock) An Immigrations and customs enforcement report said nearly 150 Immigrations and Customs Enforcement retainer requests were denied in central Texas, with three reportedly from Bastrop County. But Bastrop County Sheriff Maurice Cook said ICE...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Wilco investigators are looking into yesterdays's drowning death of a Round Rock four year old in an above ground pool. Williamson County Sheriff's Office says the child was taken by EMS to Dell Childrens Medical where he was pronounced deceased.The incident...
(Photo: sruilk/ Shutterstock) The county is expected to pitch an interlocal agreement with the City of Austin as follows: The city would hire an expert to come up with looking back and looking forward strategies with the crime lab and evidence; while the county has already...
(Photo: Arthito/ Shutterstock) The Austin Police Department is spending about $1000 on carbon monoxide detectors for the patrol fleet's Ford Explorers. APD Assistant Chief Ely Reyes said each will get a sticker that changes color when exposed to fumes and thereby warn the...
Austin Police report on Wednesday, March 15, about 12:46 p.m., officers responded to multiple shots fired at 6407 Springdale Rd. Officers located the victim, Ruler Stephon Bailey, 21, who had sustained obvious trauma to his body. A large crowd formed as officers worked to secure...
Shutterstock photo From Williamson County: "On Monday, March 20, 2017 DHS released their weekly declined detainer outcome report. This report is misleading and lists Williamson County Jail as an agency that refuses to cooperate with federal requests to detain undocumented...
Google photo Lockhart ISD suspended a Lockhart High School science teacher for having an improper relationship with a student. Local law enforcement arrested Sarah Fowlkes, who has worked for the district since October 2014, this afternoon after an investigation. The district is...
Shutterstock photo The extended Spring Break/SXSW No Refusal initiative ended this morning. This initiative was operational nightly between 9 pm - 5 am from March 3-20, 2017. Total DWI arrests during No Refusal Hours (9 pm - 5 am) = 202 Blood Search Warrants = 100 Consent Blood...
Google map image All this week, concrete bridge beams will be delivered at the Southwest Bypass bridge site in southwest Georgetown. Delivery of 120 precast bridge beams in convoys of six trucks at a time will lead to brief road closures on SH 29/University Avenue and on Leander...