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Nolan Hicks

Breaking news reporter

Nolan Hicks is a breaking news reporter for the American-Statesman who has covered government and politics in Texas and New York City since 2011. He was most recently on the projects team at The New York Daily News, which won acclaim for its investigations of the New York City Police Department. Follow him on Twitter @ndhapple.

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Police: Facebook, license plate led to suspect in North Austin attacks

Posted: 6 hours ago

In April, the investigation into a string of attacks targeting at least two transgender women in North Austin’s Rundberg neighborhood was at a dead end, court papers show. When shown a lineup that included Austin police’s main suspect, one victim told officers she was “100 percent sure” the man they arrested wasn&rsquo...
St. David’s Foundation gives $33 million to Austin-area health programs
 The charitable arm of the St. David’s hospital network announced Wednesday it was donating $33.2 million to Austin-area nonprofits that provide health care services for the poor. The grants account for almost half of the St. David’s Foundation’s roughly $70 million in annual donations, which are funded by the profits it...

Posted: 9 hours ago

The charitable arm of the St. David’s hospital network announced Wednesday it was donating $33.2 million to Austin-area nonprofits that provide health care services for the poor. The grants account for almost half of the St. David’s Foundation’s roughly $70 million in annual donations, which are funded by the profits it...
St. David’s Foundation awards $33 million in grants for health programs
 10:20 a.m. update: The St. David’s Foundation, the nonprofit charity of its namesake hospital network, will renew grants worth $33 million to programs that have extended a safety net for low-income individuals. “That’s a lot of zeroes, and we feel so great about it,” foundation board chairman Peter Pincoffs said of...

Posted: 15 hours ago

10:20 a.m. update: The St. David’s Foundation, the nonprofit charity of its namesake hospital network, will renew grants worth $33 million to programs that have extended a safety net for low-income individuals. “That’s a lot of zeroes, and we feel so great about it,” foundation board chairman Peter Pincoffs said of...
OVERNIGHT: Power restored after outage knocks out lights for 7,000 in North Austin
 For the third straight day, Austin Energy scrambled crews to respond to a power outage early Wednesday that occurred in roughly the same area as the outage that struck Monday. The municipal electric utility said that more than 7,000 customers were affected by the three-hour outage, which knocked out power along Payton Gin Road &mdash...

Posted: 17 hours ago

For the third straight day, Austin Energy scrambled crews to respond to a power outage early Wednesday that occurred in roughly the same area as the outage that struck Monday. The municipal electric utility said that more than 7,000 customers were affected by the three-hour outage, which knocked out power along Payton Gin Road &mdash...
FORECAST: Storm chances diminish as temperatures increase to normal summer levels
 Wednesday forecast for Austin: Temperatures are starting to return to normal for this time of year, reaching into the low 90s as storm chances that have stuck around since the weekend recede.  An isolated chance of thunderstorms persists east of Interstate 35, but much of the Austin area will remain dry Wednesday, the National Weather...

Posted: 17 hours ago

Wednesday forecast for Austin: Temperatures are starting to return to normal for this time of year, reaching into the low 90s as storm chances that have stuck around since the weekend recede.  An isolated chance of thunderstorms persists east of Interstate 35, but much of the Austin area will remain dry Wednesday, the National Weather...
AFFIDAVIT: San Marcos woman kidnapped in West Campus by man 'obsessed' with her, police say
 A San Marcos woman told Austin police that the man  accused of kidnapping her wouldn’t take no for an answer.  Police say Stephen Milder, who has been charged with aggravated kidnapping with bodily injury, abducted the woman in front of a West Campus student housing cooperative. The woman told police he drove her around the city...

Posted: a day ago

A San Marcos woman told Austin police that the man accused of kidnapping her wouldn’t take no for an answer.  Police say Stephen Milder, who has been charged with aggravated kidnapping with bodily injury, abducted the woman in front of a West Campus student housing cooperative. The woman told police he drove her around the city...
WEATHER UPDATE: Showers in Central Texas have cleared   
 8:15 p.m. update: Storms and scattered showers have passed Central Texas as they continue to move west, the weather radar shows. 6:30 p.m. update: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to move west through the Central Texas area, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.  The showers could produce moderate...

Posted: a day ago

8:15 p.m. update: Storms and scattered showers have passed Central Texas as they continue to move west, the weather radar shows. 6:30 p.m. update: Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will continue to move west through the Central Texas area, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.  The showers could produce moderate...
Austin kidnap suspect foiled by Facebook, caught at Iron Maiden show
 If you’re going to listen to Iron Maiden’s advice and “Run to the Hills” to avoid police, just don’t post it on Facebook. An Austin man who was wanted by police on a kidnapping charge got caught by the Bexar County sheriff’s office Saturday at an Iron Maiden concert in San Antonio after a friend of his...

Posted: 2 days ago

If you’re going to listen to Iron Maiden’s advice and “Run to the Hills” to avoid police, just don’t post it on Facebook. An Austin man who was wanted by police on a kidnapping charge got caught by the Bexar County sheriff’s office Saturday at an Iron Maiden concert in San Antonio after a friend of his...