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Gov. Rick Perry's defense team says the two felony abuse of power indictments against him are unconstitutional, but not because he's above the law. In a filing Monday, the governor's attorneys responded to previous arguments by the special prosecutor leading the case, Michael...
The synthetic drug known as K-2 is once again popping up around Austin. Captain Darren Noack with Austin-Travis County EMS says they received at least four calls yesterday afternoon involving seven ambulances and nine patients, all regarding K-2 overdoses. Noack says they're...
One of the U.S. Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted fugitives is no longer being sought after his skull was discovered only a few miles from the Texas facility from which he escaped in October 2013. On Wednesday, after DNA confirmation and next-of-kin notification, U.S. Marshals confirmed...
Immigrant activists are trying to have Red McCombs break a lease with Corrections Corporation of America on land he owns that holds an immigrant detention center opening later this year in Dilley, Texas. Claudia Munoz of Grass Roots Leadership says at a similar detention center...
A 130-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary was damaged and at least $2,000 worth of jewelry was stolen in a burglary of the gift store at Austin's oldest Roman Catholic church. Father Albert Laforet said the burglar apparently entered St. Mary's Cathedral by using a ladder to get...
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force says a skull found by a dog in September has been identified to be that of Kevin Patrick Stoeser, the former Fort Hood Soldier turned child pornographer and sex offender. Stoeser's skull was found only a few miles from the Del Valle halfway...
This week the Austin City Council is expected to approve a measure that could clear the way for a special "Marker" in honor of President Barack Obama on Auditorium Shores. The following is the agenda item: Item 93. Approve a resolution directing the City Manager to initiate a...
KLBJ broke the story last week about how APD wants to open their own magistration center in NW Austin. Outgoing Travis County Judge Sam Biscoe says in no uncertain terms he's as against the idea of a separate facility for APD arrestees now as he was as a practicing lawyer back...
In a city of more than 800,000 people, it can be easy to overlook the less fortunate who struggle to survive. "Hunger is all around us, but it's invisible to people because they don't see it," said Hank Perret, CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank . "People typically think that the...