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Prosecutors drop charge against man who police accused of pointing gun at officer
Prosecutors drop charge against man who police accused of pointing gun at officer

Travis County prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a charge against a man who Austin police had said pointed a gun at an officer last year, jail records show.  Lawrence Parrish, 32, has been in the Travis County Jail on the charge of aggravated assault against a public servant, among other charges, since April 2017.  Austin officers shot Parrish...
‘I don’t like my odds’: In trial, Criner says he did not kill Weiser
‘I don’t like my odds’: In trial, Criner says he did not kill Weiser

Meechaiel Criner took the witness stand Wednesday at his own capital murder trial and told a packed courtroom he did not kill University of Texas student Haruka Weiser — but understands why the jury might think he did after he was found with many of her belongings. “So far I don’t like my odds,” Criner said. “It doesn&rsquo...
Nearly all parking lots full at Austin airport, officials say
Nearly all parking lots full at Austin airport, officials say

All but one parking lot was full at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Wednesday evening, and the lots had all been completely filled earlier Wednesday, Austin airport officials said. The short-term parking lot is full, the cellphone lot is open, and only Lot D is open for long-term parking, Austin airport officials said. There are no guarantees...
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS TRUCK? Police searching for driver who struck child in East Austin 
HAVE YOU SEEN THIS TRUCK? Police searching for driver who struck child in East Austin 

Austin police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who they say struck a child in an East Austin neighborhood Tuesday and left. Police responded around 11:15 p.m. to the 3500 block of Webberville Road and found a boy with serious injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, officials said.  Authorities described the vehicle...
‘I don’t like my odds’: In trial, Criner says he did not kill Weiser
‘I don’t like my odds’: In trial, Criner says he did not kill Weiser

Meechaiel Criner took the witness stand Wednesday at his own capital murder trial and told a packed courtroom he did not kill University of Texas student Haruka Weiser — but he understands why the jury might think he did after he was found with many of her belongings. “So far, I don’t like my odds,” Criner said. “It doesn&rsquo...
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