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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...
The Austin City Council will be talking with their lawyers about an officer involved fatal shooting of an unarmed man a year ago. Officer Charles Kleinert shot and killed Larry Eugene Jackson, Junior. Jackson spoke to Kleinert after going to a bank that had just been robbed,...
The Austin City Council heard the proposed $3.5 billion budget today. Over the next few weeks, the City Council will review and possibly alter the proposed budget before final approval in September. The Fiscal 2014 budget was approximately $3.3 billion. The proposed budget...