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(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Scary moments this afternoon in downtown Austin as firefighters respond to a hi-rise blaze at 7th and Brazos. Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Palmer Buck says it happened on the 9th floor while a generator was undergoing maintenance. According to Buck,...
(Photo Shutterstock/AVN Photo Lab) FROM THE CITY OF AUSTIN Due to dangerous fire conditions that currently exist in the Central Texas area, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) is temporarily prohibiting the building of fires and grilling in all City of Austin parks...
(Screenshot of YouTube video) Five of nine men suspected in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist outside a bar in Greece have been jailed pending trial on murder charges. Judicial authorities on the Greek island of Zakynthos ordered the five to be held in custody...
(Photo Shutterstock/Carl Ballou) Round Rock police thwart a jewelry story robbery this morning and now two suspects are behind bars in Wiliamson County Jail. Shortly before noon police responded to Stall Jewelry at I-35 and Sam Bass Road. Police could not confirm a chase ensued...
KLBJ file photo After an Austin Police Sergeant suffered carbon monoxide poisoning earlier this year, APD installed carbon monoxide detectors in their Ford Explorer fleet vehicles. APD Assistant Chief Troy Gay said this weekend, it caught some, but not all, as five officers were...
(Photo APD) An Austin teen is charged with hitting two pedestrians on 6th Street Sunday night and then fleeing the scene. According to police records a bicycle officer heard a car crash on 6th Street near Brazos and biked up to see a car on the curb and a victim on the street...
(Photo Shutterstock/Toa55) Gov. Greg Abbott's veto of air quality programs is not making Travis County Commissioners breathe easier. Now they're scrambling to find replacement money for them. Trouble is the money that's already been acquired and is being acquired can't be spent...
Photo: APD On Monday, May 29, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m., Austin Police officers responded to a Robbery at an ATM located in the 2200 block of East Riverside Drive. A vehicle drove up and one suspect approached the victim and demanded her money and acted as if she had a...
Photo: Austin Energy When it comes to providing electric service, Austin Energy does things a little differently than other utilities because it's one of only a handful of community-owned utilities for large cities in the nation. The annual Affordable Energy Summit will provide...