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A federal judge in Dallas today declared a mistrial for a Muslim charity and four of five of its ex-leaders charged with financing Middle Eastern terrorists. The fifth man, Mohammed El-Mezain was acquitted of most charges. Supporters of the men rallied outside of the federal...
Travis county commissioners today heard from people who are opposed to a plan that would expand a landfill in the Northeast part of the county. State environmental regulators have indicated they will likely approve the plan to expand the BFI landfill and the company is working...
Round Rock Police has arrested twenty-three-year old Baldemar Jose Vela for inappropriate photography. According to arrest report, a woman called police complaining of a man who was taking images of her from behind with his cell phone camera in the Wal-Mart on Hwy 79 in Round...
Travis county commissioners today will hear what the public thinks about a proposal to expand a landfill in the northeast part of the county. State environmental regulators have indicated they will likely approve the plan to expand the BFI landfill and the company is working on...
Austin Police say 17 year-old, Hannah Hawley was last seen yesterday at 1:25pm in at south first and west stassney lane wearing a black halter top with silver sequins and white capris pants. Her family says she has a heart condition which requires medication. Detectives believe...
One of the Austin city council members who pushed for changes to the city’s panhandling ordinance now says that’s no longer her top priority. Instead, Council member Jennifer Kim says she wants to focus on having police enforce the city’s existing regulations. Debbie Russell...
An Austin man faces life in prison, if a jury convicts him of killing his four-month-old son… Zavian Thomas is charged with Capital Murder for the May, 2006 death of his son. Prosecutors say there is evidence of "Shaken Baby Syndrome," but defense attorney Skip Davis says this...
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff has used his power to bypass environmental laws so he can restart construction of a fence on the Arizona-Mexico border. Chertoff's action made public on Monday allows construction to go forward on about seven miles of fence in the San...
"Planned Parenthood” opens its new administration building in south Austin today. It’s part of the Planned Parenthood ‘Choice Project’ that was started four years ago. The group had to serve as its own general contractor on the construction of the new buildings because pressure...