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(Credit: Shutterstock) A second fox has tested positive for rabies in the Pace Bend area. According to officials in the Animal Services Office, the animal was found dead in an empty lot and has had no known contact with humans or domestic animals. It's the second time this month...
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Shelter space for the homeless remains a challenge for Austin. The overwhelming majority of Austin's homeless population is comprised of men, but there are women and some children out there too. Women can make use of the ARCH during the day, but Kristi Samilpa with the Homeless...
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For a lot of veterans, leaving the service means starting over. Some are choosing to start over by working the land. Michael O'Gorman, founder of the Farm Veteran Coalition says farming fits in with a veteran's drive to serve others. O'Gorman says since many vets are already...
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Three people were shot, one fatally, in a north Austin parking lot overnight. It happened near the intersection of North Lamar and Masterson Pass shortly before 2 this morning. Police are still trying to determine what led to that shooting. A man in his 30's died at the scene...
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Austin police are looking for more information in connection with an aggravated assault that happened yesterday afternoon around one. A female was on a trail off of the 46 hundred block of Monterey Oaks when she was attacked from behind. She managed to fight him off and he ran...
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In the wake of last weekend's mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Austin Police will be thick downtown for the Austin Pride Festival and Parade this weekend. Assistant Chief Justin Newsome says you will see many officers in and around the parade, and he says there will be many...
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Some lawmakers are calling on Governor Abbott to call a special session to take up gun legislation in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting. One of them is State Senator Royce West. West, who is running for U.S. Senate, favors universal background checks and a ban on assault...
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No toxins from algae have been found in the water of Lady Bird Lake, but preliminary test results show there are some neurotoxins in some of the algae found near Red Bud Isle. Assistant Director of Watershed Protection Sara Hartley says dog owners should continue to keep their...
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More public drinking fountains will be installed around Austin. The city council will now direct staffers to put together budget estimates for the ten new fountains, with locations planned within the area between Lady Bird Lake, Lamar, I-35, and 15th Street. While some of the...