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(Photo: Shutterstock By Wit Olszewsk) Unscrupulous investment promoters have been trying to cash in on the frenzy over cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and lure unwary investors such as retirees. State Securities Board Enforcement Director Joe Rotunda says if a deal sounds too good...
(Photo:KLBJ 590AM/99.7FM/Jon Cooley) A new piece of evidence in the Rachel Cooke disappearance rolled into Williamson County. Sheriff Robert Chody said a white Trans- Am was seen soon after Cooke’s disappearance and now they have a one matching that description. Chody explained...
The electric guitar that late blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan used in his first studio recording is expected to sell for about $400,000 at auction in Dallas. Heritage Auctions will offer the 1951 Fender guitar Sunday. Vaughan biographer Craig Hopkins says the guitar has "...
(Photo: Shutterstock.com) There is one less credit card skimmer in the Austin area. Leander Police say they caught a man installing a skimmer at a gas pump early this morning. Police officials say 28 Leonardo Gonzalez, 28, of Austin was arrested after officers found him at a...
San Marcos Police are warning people that mountain lions have been spotted in the area around Purgatory Park. Officials believe it may be a juvenile who is using culverts and cross roads to hunt. Generally Mountain Lions avoid people but if you see one and you think you're in...
After 19 hours of deliberation, a jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision as to whether or not Shawn Gant-Benalcazar was indeed guilty of murdering popular Austin choir teacher Kathy Blair in 2014. According to jurors, 11 of them were in complete agreement on a guilty...
Federal charges were filed against two Austin area residents and an Arizona machinegun manufacturer on Thursday in connection with a firearms smuggling scheme that involved machine guns and assault weapons, announced United States Attorney John F. Bash; Bureau of Alcohol,...
Back in January, Tansy Silva lost both her 8-year-old son, Elijah and her 1-year-old step-son, Daniel, when the Nissan SUV in which they were riding was demolished by a street racer. The SUV was being driven by Elijah's step-mother, Zara Salman, and was hit as she began slowing...
(Photo:Shutterstock/zhengzaishuru) Austin's massive growth is opening the floodgates for industrial spaces. The Real estate firm CBRE's Robert Kramp says the Austin Round Rock Metro is ranking high in population growth which to businesses means a demand growth for industrial...