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(Photo:Taylor PD/PIO) Taylor police are investigating the death of a man, whose body was found this morning in Murphy Park. He is identified as Donald Hazelwood, 61, of Silver City North Carolina. Police say he had obvious head trauma, but the exact cause of death will be...
(Photo:KLBJ 590am/99.7fm/Jon Cooley) Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk makes it official. Brian Manley will be the permanent Chief of Austin Police. Noting that Manley is an Austin native and has spent his whole career with APD, Austin Police Association President Ken Casaday is...
(Photo: KVUE) Two East Austinites are arrested after a two-year-old was found dead in their home. APD Investigators say the child suffered a head wound, but from what is still being looked into. The baby's 22-year-old SISTER Selissa Florez told police she was babysitting and...
There's a new top cop at AISD. Ashley Gonzalez was picked to be the new Chief of AISD Police. Gonzalez, who was previously Deputy Chief of Police in Norwalk, Connecticut says the progressive nature of the city and district is what called him here. Gonzalez replaces Erik Mendez...
The Austin Police Department is investigating another officer-involved shooting early Thursday morning in southeast Austin. It happened on South Glenn Street in a neighborhood off of McKinney Falls Parkway and 183. According to police, it began with a call about a woman prowling...
MORE THAN 150 STUDENTS ACROSS TEXAS HAVE SENT GOVERNOR ABBOTT A LETTER, ENCOURAGING HIM TO CONSIDER THEIR VIEWS WHEN DRAFTING SCHOOL SAFETY POLICIES. THE LETTER SAYS STUDENTS ARE SICK OF WELL-FUNDED, OUT-OF-STATE GROUPS EXPLOITING TRAGEDIES TO JUSTIFY THEIR CALL FOR MORE GUN...
Round Rock Republican State Representative Larry Gonzales is resigning effective tomorrow. Gonzalez had said this would be his last term and did not file for re-election. The Texas Tribune reports a special election will be held for the remainder of his term which could be in...
(Photo: Austin Chronicle) Part of Cap Metro's Cap Remap is a First Mile/Last Mile pilot program for eligible northwest Austin bus riders to get a free ride to and from a couple of bus stops on Exposition Blvd. Cap Metro's Mariette Hummell says it's a partnership with RideAustin...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) The tedious nature of Council had some on the dais frustrated, including Mayor Protem Kathie Tovo and Counilmember Delia Garza . But in the end the Mayor Protem called it productive, when it came to Housing density. She saw consensus with her...