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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...
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Police arrest 12 people from the activist group 'Defend Our Hoodz' for trying to hijack and disrupt the city council meeting on multiple occasions. Six people were arrested shortly after the meeting began. Six others were arrested hours later for banging on the City Hall windows...
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Following Austin City Council's approval during session yesterday, the Public Works Department could start refurbishing and building on fence and gates to the alleyway known as "Crack Alley" between 7th and 8th off Red River in the next three weeks. Councilmember Kathie Tovo...
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A spokesman for police in Allen, Texas, says a record has been found of a telephone call to police that attorney's for Patrick Crusius' family say came from his mother. Sgt. Jon Felty says the call was taken on June 27 from a woman who did not identify herself or her son. He...
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(Credit: KLBJ staff) Austin's rapid growth is no secret. Whereas once the city's skyline was dominated by the Capitol, University of Texas tower, and a few mid-rise office buildings, it is now almost unrecognizable to longtime Austinites. But that growth has not been limited to...
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(Credit: Associated Press) On Thursday, August 8, 2019, lawyers for Death Row inmate Rodney Reed filed a federal civil rights suit against the State of Texas. The filing comes after yet another request for DNA testing in his 1998 conviction for the murder of Stacy Stites was...