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UPDATE: ATF Special Agent Fred Milanewski said based on extensive testing in the four months since a fire at the Iconic Village Apartment killed five people, this was not an accident and this is now a criminal investigation. The ATF has offered a $10,000 reward for any...
The next Austin Driver’s License Recovery Clinic from 3 to 6 p.m. is scheduled for today, Friday, Nov. 30, at the Doris Miller Recreation Center, 2300 Rosewood Ave. The purpose of the clinic is to help individuals who have lost their licenses due to Department of Public Safety...
(Credit: KLBJ Staff) The Austin City Council has approved a new contract with Travis County Integral Care for a rapid re-housing program to get homeless people off of the street and into permanent housing. The $2-million adds to the tens of millions of other tax dollars already...
(Credit: Shutterstock) The Austin Police Department has sent word to the Downtown Austin Alliance that a trio of suspected pickpocketers have caught a flight from Tennessee to Austin, and police are warning that people visiting downtown over the weekend may be at risk. (Credit:...
UPDATE: Austin City Council has directed City Manager Spencer Cronk to review city ordinances surrounding petitioners and protestors on city property, specifically, Austin public libraries and the Palmer Events Center. Council wants a memo before their last meeting of the year...
Day three of testimony in the Meagan Work sentencing trial proved so emotional the even the judge had to wipe tears from his eyes. Prosecutors showed a recreation of the injuries Colton Turner sustained, including the boy being shaken like a rag doll and his head slammed against...
Austin firefighter Kelly Gall is suing the City of Austin and former AFD lieutenant James Baker, who resigned after it was learned he had hidden a camera in the women's locker room. Gall claims the city failed to protect women from Baker due to previous complaints about his...
They had more dockless scooters than they were allowed to in downtown Austin... now there's a thousand fewer of them on the streets. The City of Austin's Transportation Department has ordered a twenty percent reduction in Lime's dockless scooter fleet for thirty days. A memo by...
Public Safety is often a demanding, stressful career. On a daily basis, they are called upon to make life and death decisions in a split-second and have minimal margins for error. According to experts, the human brain isn’t hard-wired to deal with tragedy day in and day out. It'...