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The campaign season for Austin City Council gets underway with the announcement of a challenger to current City Council Member Jennifer Kim. Randi Shade is a former staffer for Governor Ann Richards, who founded her own dot-com company. She says she’s running against Jennifer...
Austin City Manager Toby Futrell has ordered an investigation into the shooting death of Kevin Brown. Internal Affairs investigators say Sgt. Michael Olsen violated department policy and procedures leading up to the shooting. That same IA report did not indicate Olsen...
A New Braunfels doctor accused of over prescribing narcotics and bilking medicaid is defiantly re-opening her clinic doors. Doctor Dora Crandell has been accused, but not charged with prescribing drugs like Oxycontin to patients who don't need them. She asserts that only small...
Attorney General Greg Abbott says his plan includes a new program called "Cool to Come Forward". He says it's geared to get teenagers to report to authorities what they know about something that they've heard before it happens. Abbott is also distributing videos and technical...
A standoff today in Austin ended peacefully when a parole violator sought by police -- gave up. Authorities earlier confirmed a felon has barricaded himself in a Webberville Road apartment after officers tried to arrest him. Sims Elementary school was locked down -- as a...
Forty Million Dollars of improvements along the San Gabriel River are being proposed as part of a new hotel and office building in Georgetown. The Summit at Rivery Park is planned for a 32 acre tract of land near the Wolf Ranch Shopping Center on Rivery Place, east of I-35. The...
Austin police say it turns out the suspects who broke into McBride’s Gun Shop were not after any of the guns. Some of the guns in the store had been disturbed and that’s one of the reasons A.P.D. deployed the Swat Team to surround the store. Officer Joe Munoz says they’ve been...
Police are looking for three people who they say plotted a bank holdup in Northwest Austin this morning. Investigators say it happened at a Prosperity bank near 183 and Oak Knoll drive, just before 10 o'clock. A woman wearing a halloween mask showed a clerk a gun and demanded...
A former Austin clean room worker at Advanced Micro Devices sues the computer chip giant, saying exposure to potentially dangerous chemicals, like ethyl-glycol ethers, resulted in her son's birth defects, which include a partially-unformed arm and brain damage. Maria Ruiz spent...