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(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...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) A new development in the Rachel Cooke disappearance. The Statesman reports witnesses saw a white sports car about the time Rachel vanished in 2002 in Georgetown. Dallas detectives are impounding a car they think may be the one, for forensic investigation...
The Chief of Police in Bastrop gets canned by City Manager Lynda Humble on Tuesday. Public Safety Director and Police Chief Steve Adcock filed an appeal challenging his firing yesterday. Adcock hopes to have his appeal heard during a Council Meeting executive session April 24...
Recent city auditor’s office report on the economic development deal between the city of Austin and The Domain has raised concerns for one City Council member who proposed that the city should back out of the deal. District 7 Council Member Leslie Pool, who is very critical of...