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The Pflugerville Police Department has arrested a man and charged him with invasive visual recording after a hidden camera was found in the room of his 13-year-old step-daughter. According to an affidavit, the wife of Patrick Kirkland, 48, called 911 after discovering the camera...
The City of Austin and the Austin Police Association remain in talks about a new contract. Police have been operating under civil service law since December after the city council sent the union's proposed contract back for more revisions, citing concerns of cost and a...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alex Schmidt) Pflugerville has a new online crime reporting system says, Detective Cody Irby. Irby explains when the standard patrol officer gets a report, it has to follow the chain of command. With the online reporting system, it skips a few steps Irby...
(Photo: Shutterstock By David Porras) It's now an over-capacity crisis at the Williamson County Animal Shelter in Georgetown. Back in February the shelter's Misty Valenta says they saw this coming and tried desperately to get dogs and cats adopted out of there but between...
(Photo: Shutterstock by woodygraphs) Property taxes continue to be a source of frustration for many people in Central Texas: It's a well-documented issue in the Austin area, but in Williamson County, Tax Assessor Collector Larry Gaddes says he rarely sees anyone confronting...
(Photo: Shutterstock By Christine Ruddy) Texas has started sending troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, with 250 members of the National Guard expected to deploy within the next 72 hours. Brig. Gen. Tracy Norris, commander of the Texas Army National Guard, announced the deployment...
(Photo: Shutterstock by ChrisUK Photo) A Texas House committee hears horror stories of tenants getting nickeled and dimed by landlords, some of whom are fining tenants hundreds of dollars for things like children playing outside. Sandy Rollins of the Texas Tenants Union many...
(Photo: Shutterstock by Alphie Photography) Round Rock and Georgetown drivers using I-35 early Sunday morning might want to consider a re-route. TxDOT's Diann Hodges says Round Rock Police will close northbound I-35 from RM 620 to FM 1431 from 6AM to 7AM to do a crime scene re-...
(Photo:Shutterstock/By Pixelbliss) Real estate economists say Austin’s rent prices have rocketed to as high as renters are willing to pay. Austin’s average rent now hovers around $1200.00 and Chief Econamist Greg Willitt of RealPage.com explained it could still rise by another 2...