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A Travis County Sheriff's Deputy is taken to Brackenridge Hospital this afternoon after a car hit his motorcycle in the 6800 block of Bee Cave Road. EMS officials say the deputy's injuries are not serious. Witnesses say the car t-boned the deputy, who was in the center lane. The...
An Austin teen is indicted for the late September stabbing death of a man in south Austin. The Travis County Grand Jury indictment formally charges 17-year-old Edward Nicholas Tovar, Junior with Intentional Murder. Tovar is alleged to have stabbed John Reynaro during an argument...
Governor Rick Perry says he thinks the vast majority of Texans would rather get it right -- than get it quick -- when it comes to hurricane relief. A review finds Texas has used only two percent of more than 500 million dollars in federal to help homeowners and communities hit...
D.P.S. troopers begine to re-open several major roadways in Northwest Austin after a hazardous materials-involved two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred after 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 2nd. Until further notice, the following roadways are shut down: --2 lanes of 45 westbound...
Three men reportedly walk into the Wachovia Bank at Parmer and McNeil yesterday afternoon, brandishing shotguns, wearing ski masks and holding the bank's employees and customers hostage about five minutes. Police discover the suspected getaway car burning not far away, in the...
The owner of a 13-acre Texas town called Albert decided to sell it this year. Then a friend mentioned to Bobby Cave that he might want to try the online auction eBay. Now, with the click of a mouse - and at least 2.5 million dollars, Albert could be yours. Cave says he's spent...
Texas Youth Commission officials say younger inmates in TYC lockups may serve longer terms, but they say there's a good reason for that. TYC spokesman Jim Hurley says for a young kid to be sent to a juvenile lockup, he or she typically will have to commit a more serious crime...
There's been another reported case of the deadly form of Staph infection at a Dripping Springs school. District officals say a student at Dripping Springs Elementary school was under a doctor's care and did not attend school. The doctor has cleared the student to return to...
A man extradited from Mexico over a 1984 slaying in Austin has been convicted and sentenced to life in prison. A cold case review of fingerprints and DNA evidence linked 46-year-old Martin Vega Torres to the sexual assault and strangling of 33-year-old Jeeta Lynn Graeber...