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Austin's mayor says he's happy with the prospect of thousands of new residents downtown. Mayor Will Wynn put forward a plan several years ago to boost downtown's population by more than 20-thousand people and he says it's paying off. The mayor says getting more people living...
Social workers and counselors are at Austin High School today following yesterday's tragic death of a student. Austin Independent School District's, Charlotte Winkleman they're making plans to work with any parents who may need counseling. She also says they're bringing in...
austin Fire Investigators now know more about what sparked a fire that did a $500,000in damage to an Austin Police Commanders home in Northwest Austin late Tuesday. The fire has been ruled accidental, originating in the laundry room.
Twenty-four-year-old Ashli Freas was arrested by Cedar Park Police in June of 2006 after her then three year old son was rushed to the emergency room. Tests revealed the child was “tripping” on LSD. Investigators say the child had eaten up to nine LSD-laced Sweet Tarts while at...
Regulators are continuing efforts to block Whole Foods Market's 565 million dollar takeover of Wild Oats, despite the deal closing in August. The Federal Trade Commission has tried to halt on antitrust grounds, but failed. The FTC appealed, but an appeals court refused to halt...
Austin Police file murder charges against the man accused of killing another man in a bar brawl in North Austin. Bravilo Briones is accused of stabbing Marvin Calderon to death at the Tijuana Club on October 15th.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Benjamin Leder after investigators with the Burnet County Sheriff's Office say, working off a tip, they found 48 pot plants growing in a home at 112 Highline Cutoff Drive. Captain Dwight Hardin says Leder has been charged with possession of...
Texas legislators would be required -- by the state constitution -- to record their final votes on bills under a November 6th ballot proposition. Early voting has started and runs through November 2nd as Texans decide on 16 proposed constitutional amendments. Representative Dan...
A raging fire in north Austin has claimed one man's home and sends him to the hospital with minor injuries this morning. When fire fighters arrived they heard gunshots. Aparently the owner had some weapons and amunition erupted. The fire began in the 35-hundred block of...