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Lawsuits have been filed accusing hospitals in four states -- including Texas -- of secretly exchanging payroll information to keep nurses' wages low. The suits were filed yesterday by a Washington law firm on behalf of individual nurses in Albany, New York; Chicago; San Antonio...
Authorities say they've broken up a cattle-rustling ring that stretched across eight Southeast Texas counties and stole up to 300-thousand dollars' worth of livestock. Investigators say the operation is suspected in the theft of 289 cattle, including 17 cows and 30 calves owned...
Austin I-S-D officials say a national study doesn't show the progress made on high school graduation rates. The report from the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center also showed that 55-percent of A-I-S-D students graduated five-years ago. But Andy Welch with the...
A man who may have been breaking into cars early this morning near the Arboretum gets away even with the police hot on his trail. The suspect was pulled over near Great Hills Trail around 3:00 this morning but then made a run for it. APD officers were able to corner the man at...
New council member Sheryl Cole used her inauguration speech to outline some of her top priorities for her next three years in office. Which include promoting affordable housing and protecting the environment. Cole also says she wants to make sure east Austin residents are...
He befriended them, then he allegedly did the unthinkable to them. Austin Police think there are more victims of a man facing sexual assault charges. Daniel Garza already faces four counts of sexual assault in cases going back to 2004. "Right now, I have two other victims, who...
An attorney for a Travis County mom who's suing MySpace.com for 30-million dollars says the parents did all they could to protect their 14-year old daughter from harm. "The parents are wonderful people, they are extremely involved in the young girl's life and they're very...
Police arrest a man who was taking pictures he wasn't supposed to... According to police reports, a woman tells managers at a Goodwill store that a young man put his cell phone underneath the door of a dressing room she was using. Nineteen-year-old Russell Jungmann reportedly...
The City of Austin fires an employee accused of swiping gas from city pumps for his own use. An Austin Police detective noticed Ray Anthony Wilmot filling a five-gallon can at a city gas pump downtown. Now police believe he'd been at it for quite a while. "Taking gasoline from...