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The Austin Firefighter Association says they'll appeal a decision by an federal judge to intervene in the fight over whether the feds should oversee the hiring of firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks continues to defend the department's hiring process, saying it was the...
A technology expert tells lawmakers police are using high tech devices to spy on citizens without cause. Chris Segoyin with the American Civil Liberties Union says departments all over the state are using 'stingrays', devices that send radio signals through the walls of houses...
We are getting more details on the tragic death of little Colton Turner today. According to the arrest affidavit, Meagan Rena Work, the homeless Cedar Park Mom of two year old Colton Turner, claims a seizure is responsible for killing her little boy. In the document, Work says...
The $3.5 billion budget approved by the Austin City Council this week included raises for police and EMS, but nothing for firefighters. Association President Bob Nicks says their contract with the city expired as they battled over who is in charge of hiring firefighters, but the...
Austin's Public Safety Commission meets in a special called meeting today to hear recommendations about how to handle safety issues at South by Southwest 2015. The event brought $315 million to Austin last year despite the tragic crash kill four festival goers. The city is...
City officials and the Austin Fire Department observe the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks. Assistant Chief Bob Nicks reads quotes from firefighters who were on the ground that day at the twin towers to the crowd gathered at the historic Buford Tower in downtown Austin, "I...
Neighbors of a South Austin couple whose home was ravaged by last Halloween's deadly floods come to their defense. Marsha Zwelling says while other neighbors have started rebuilding, Mike and Nancy Kimbro have been denied a permit to start work on their own property, "The bottom...
A select committee on Child Protection is gets an update from Texas health officials about the status of unattended undocumented kids that were flowing into the U-S a few months ago. Dr. Kyle Janek with Texas Health and Human Services Commission says the kids are, generally, in...
The owner of a dog shot dead by police two years ago after an Austin police officer mistakenly shows up at his home is heartened to hear officers are finally getting additional training on how to deal with aggressive dogs. Michael Paxton tells the Todd and Don show, "It's good,...