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The Austin Fire Department is trying to track down a suspected arsonist that set several fires at a new building along Spicewood Springs Road. Lieutenant Randy Elmore says the Texas Board of Realtors building is under construction right now, "We got a call on August 16th about 6...
Some Travis County employees are not pleased with a new plan to create 'zoned' instead of 'assigned' parking. According to staff, the plan would allow the county a way to easily accommodate all employees who wanted a spot, but employees used to assigned parking are balking at...
Another court has upheld the capitol murder conviction of Mark Alan Norwood in the murder of Christine Morton more than 25 years ago. DNA evidence that exonerated husband Michael Morton also implicated Norwood. Defense attorneys say prosecutors should not have brought up the...
Animal Services officials are issuing a warning about rabies and bats. Kasey Spain says it's not uncommon for the disease to pop up in the animals - and Austin has one of the largest colonies of bats living under the Ann Richards Bridge, "We've tested 20 bats in the last week...
Travis County Sheriff's Deputies are asking for a raise, saying they need to stay competitive. But advocates wanting to eliminate the Secured Communities program says they need to get rid of that first. Lieutenant James Hodge tells commissioners it's difficult to recruit...
More victims have come forward, accusing a 19 year old Cedar Park man of what police are calling 'serial rape' and they're also naming an additional suspect. Chief Shawn Mannix says two girls accused 19 year old Jordan Benford of raping them at the Vista Ridge Ag Barn back in...
The Austin city council approves the largest settlement in it's history in the death of a man shot in the back of the head by an APD officer last summer. The amount was one point two five million and will go to the three children of Larry Eugene Jackson who was shot by Detective...
UPDATE: Provision to dub Austin 'Welcoming City' approved unanimously. Officially welcoming immigrants to our city, outlawing talking on your cell phone while driving and placing a billion dollar urban rail plan before voters will be considered by the city council today...
The Austin City Council is pushing back on Austin Energy’s proposed budget which includes a rate hike for customers. The rate hike amounts to about $5.00 per month per customer. Mayor Lee Leffingwell says he is disappointed with the proposal and wants the department to take...