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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) Average retail gasoline prices in Austin have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.05/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 830 gas outlets in Austin. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4...
One person has been arrested in Austin for throwing lit fireworks into a city police car, setting it on fire, during a protest at an intersection where immigrants illegally in the country have been arrested in recent days. Authorities say the man who tossed the fireworks into...
(Photo Credit: Texas Department of Transportation) The Loop 82 (Aquarena Springs) overpass project is moving to its next phase of construction and introducing a new intersection for drivers. This design modification will change the way motorists currently drive on Aquarena...
(Photo Credit: City of Austin) Austin is steadily becoming an sanctuary city, and city leaders have made it clear that's exactly how they want it. Now, new data from the Pew Research Center puts Austin-Round Rock among the largest metro areas in the nation with the biggest...
A traffic stop turned violent on Friday morning after a federal immigration agent attempted to serve multiple warrants. Officials say the immigration officer performed a traffic stop at 6:00 a.m., attempting to serve warrants for two women who are in the country illegally. When...
Photo courtesy of https://austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool Starting on Monday, February 13, Barton Springs Pool will temporarily close to complete a critical phase of the Eliza Spring Daylighting Project. A drawdown of the pool is necessary to complete the work...
(Photo Shutterstock) A man who ran over a woman at an apartment complex in North Austin is charged with murder. Austin Police say 21-year-old Edin Eduardo Pineda-Ortiz from Honduras ran over 36-year-old Ernestina Limon-Ocana after an argument. Witnesses say Pineda-Ortiz ran over...
Audrey Morton/KLBJ photo This initiative was conducted from February 3 - 6, 2017 and operated during the hours of 9 pm–5 am each night. Total DWI arrests during No Refusal Hours (9 pm–5 am) = 50 Consent Breath Samples = 19 Consent Blood Samples = 5 Blood Search Warrants = 26 50...
Mug shot courtesy of Williamson County Jail Police identified the victim from the shooting that took place on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 1490 E. Old Settlers Blvd., as John Lawrence Ammon, 43, of Round Rock. The suspect, Kendrick Tremayne Newman, 40, of Round Rock, has been...