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Austin Police inch a little closer to getting license plate readers from Austin City Council. APD Chief Art Acevedo tries to alleviate Councilmembers' fears of violating citizens' privacy with the system. "In order to actually make an inquiry into the system, the only time we'd...
Austin City Council votes to spend $17 million dollars to equip APD officers with Taser brand body cameras along with iPhones to pair with them. APD tech commander Ely Reyes says the iPhones would be useful for more than just with the bodycams. "Handheld device where officers...
The Austin City Council has patched up a hole in the ridesharing ordinance passed in 2105. Despite ruling that TNCs must all undergo fingerprint background checks, council members did not specify the penalties the companies would face for non-compliance. On Thursday, council...
The man seen in a video that shocked the city is now facing charges. Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have identifed the man seen in a now-viral video beating a turtle to death with a hammer as 57-year-old Terry Washington. In the video, the man can be seen...
With five options to choose from, the Austin City Council went with Mayor Steve Adler's $720 million mobility bond proposal. Voters will get the chance to decide how they feel about his plan in November. The money will be used to address the city's most dangerous corridors and...
Retail gasoline prices across Texas have dropped a penny this week to settle at an average $2.13 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the national price at the pump also declined, slipping 4 cents this week to reach an average $2.32 per gallon. Amarillo has the cheapest...
A federal appeals court has upheld a much-watched Texas program that promises free college educations to military veterans if they lived in the state when they enlisted. The Hazlewood Act dates to the 1920s. State lawmakers expanded the program in 2009 to include the veterans'...
A former suburban Dallas police officer who resigned after video showed him forcing a bikini-clad black 15-year-old girl to the ground will not be charged in the matter. A Collin County grand jury Thursday decided not to indict former McKinney officer Eric Casebolt, who pushed...
The Austin City Council approves an agreement with Travis County to manage and operate a sobriety center. District Six Councilman Don Zimmerman said they could've improved fire service for less money than they're paying on the sobriety center. The sobriety center will cost $1.6...