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(Photo credit: Federal Bureau of Investigation) Robert Van Wisse, the man police say fled to mexico in the 1980s following the murder of a 22-year-old Austin woman, is expected to enter a plea in his case this month. Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore has indicated...
There have now been five lawsuits filed in the wake of the deadly bus crash in Biloxi, MS on March 7. Four people died and 35 others were sent to area hospitals after their charter bus got stuck on train tracks and was later hit by a freight train. The latest lawsuit involves...
(photo credit: Shutterstock) The City of Austin approved strict regulations for short-term rentals last February in an effort to crackdown on violators of city code. The regulations enacted include warrantless searches of properties by code enforcement officers who can show up...
(Image courtesy City of Austin) The City of Austin has updated the procedure for submitting public information requests (PIRs) via email. This change will require all PIRs to be submitted to two specific email addresses and will go into effect Monday, March 20, 2017. The Texas...
(Photo credit: Shutterstock) Dallas public safety officials are pressing T-Mobile for solutions after a 6-month-old boy died after his baby-sitter couldn't reach 911 operators. A city statement says the 911 call center was jammed with calls Saturday because of an ongoing issue...
Shutterstock photo The preliminary investigation shows that a 2002 gold Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Burleson Road in the inside lane. At the same time, a 1996 green Toyota Corolla was traveling northbound on Felter Lane and failed to yield the right of way from a...
(Photo by fabiodevilla/Shutterstock) Today the Texas legislature will probe whether or not to continue giving film makers cash incentives for using Texas talent and crews. Texas Motion Picture Alliance executive director Mindy Raymond says they're go ing to present their case...
Shutterstock photo Texas Disposal Systems has instituted new handling fees for mattresses and box springs taken to the landfill for disposal. The new handling fees are $12.50 per mattress or box spring, and $25 for king sized mattresses or box springs. The fee for disposing of...
(Photo credit: Uber) The Texas legislature is hearing testimony over ridesharing bills sponsored by Senators Don Huffines of Dallas, Charles Schwertner of Georgetown, and Robert Nichols of Jacksonville that would take the power away from local governments, like Austin, and...