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1 man injured after shooting in Southeast Austin, officials say
 Officers are currently searching for the perpetrator after a man was shot in Southeast Austin, police said.  The shooting was reported at 10:39 p.m. at Raleigh Circle and Lambs Lane. The man’s gunshot wound is not life-threatening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Investigators believe the shooter and the victim knew each...

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Officers are currently searching for the perpetrator after a man was shot in Southeast Austin, police said.  The shooting was reported at 10:39 p.m. at Raleigh Circle and Lambs Lane. The man’s gunshot wound is not life-threatening, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Investigators believe the shooter and the victim knew each...
Former baseball player Kelly Gruber arrested in Austin on DWI charge
 Former major-league baseball player Kelly  Gruber was arrested in Austin on a  charge of driving while intoxicated early Saturday, records show. Gruber, 56, was a two-time All-Star while playing baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1984 to 1992. As a teenager, Gruber played baseball for Westlake High School.  An Austin officer...

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Former major-league baseball player Kelly Gruber was arrested in Austin on a charge of driving while intoxicated early Saturday, records show. Gruber, 56, was a two-time All-Star while playing baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays from 1984 to 1992. As a teenager, Gruber played baseball for Westlake High School.  An Austin officer...
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Police reopen all of I-35 after Round Rock crash
 6:50 p.m. update: Police have reopened all lanes of Interstate 35 after a crash in Round Rock near Westinghouse Road, but drivers should still expect lengthy delays in the area for some time.  6:20 p.m. update: Police have reopened northbound I-35; southbound I-35 remains closed.  Earlier: Both directions of traffic on...

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6:50 p.m. update: Police have reopened all lanes of Interstate 35 after a crash in Round Rock near Westinghouse Road, but drivers should still expect lengthy delays in the area for some time.  6:20 p.m. update: Police have reopened northbound I-35; southbound I-35 remains closed.  Earlier: Both directions of traffic on...
Austin police warn of phone scam ‘our community is falling victim to’
 Austin police are warning the public of an ongoing phone scam in which the scammers falsely identify themselves as Austin officials to get people to pay them money. “We have a trend of fraudulent, scamming phone calls that our community is falling victim to,” Austin police Officer Albino Cadenas said. The scammers are telling...

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Austin police are warning the public of an ongoing phone scam in which the scammers falsely identify themselves as Austin officials to get people to pay them money. “We have a trend of fraudulent, scamming phone calls that our community is falling victim to,” Austin police Officer Albino Cadenas said. The scammers are telling...
NEW DETAILS: Westlake student arrested after sharing gun photo in social media 
 A 17-year-old Westlake High School student was arrested after he shared a photo on social media Wednesday of a gun inside a bag with the caption “ready for school,” according to his arrest affidavit. Holden Cooper Smith is charged with making a terroristic threat, jail records show. He was booked into the Travis County Jail...

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A 17-year-old Westlake High School student was arrested after he shared a photo on social media Wednesday of a gun inside a bag with the caption “ready for school,” according to his arrest affidavit. Holden Cooper Smith is charged with making a terroristic threat, jail records show. He was booked into the Travis County Jail...
FORECAST: Storms likely on Saturday
 There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms in Austin throughout the day Saturday, according to meteorologists.  Current forecasts show a 30-40 percent chance of rain Saturday morning, and that chance rises to 50 percent from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, according to current National Weather Service data. The chance for rain then drops to 30 percent...

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There is a chance of rain and thunderstorms in Austin throughout the day Saturday, according to meteorologists.  Current forecasts show a 30-40 percent chance of rain Saturday morning, and that chance rises to 50 percent from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, according to current National Weather Service data. The chance for rain then drops to 30 percent...
UPDATE: One dead, one injured after shooting in East Austin, police say
 One man died and another was seriously injured on Thursday evening after a shooting in East Austin, according to Austin police. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Poquito Street, between East Seventh Street and Rosewood Avenue, around 6:28 p.m., Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services medics said. Both men were taken...

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One man died and another was seriously injured on Thursday evening after a shooting in East Austin, according to Austin police. Emergency crews were called to the 1100 block of Poquito Street, between East Seventh Street and Rosewood Avenue, around 6:28 p.m., Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services medics said. Both men were taken...
Round Rock man accused of selling more than $325,000 worth of counterfeit sports apparel, feds say
 Authorities arrested a Round Rock man Thursday after a federal grand jury accused him of selling more than $325,000 worth of counterfeit sports apparel on eBay, the U.S. Department of Justice said.  Steve Kim, 58, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of trafficking in counterfeit...

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Authorities arrested a Round Rock man Thursday after a federal grand jury accused him of selling more than $325,000 worth of counterfeit sports apparel on eBay, the U.S. Department of Justice said.  Steve Kim, 58, has been charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and one count of trafficking in counterfeit...
Street artist honors Draylen Mason with East Austin mural
 Local artist Mike Johnston created a mural in memory of Draylen Mason that is now on display in East Austin. The poster is glued to an electric box at Pleasant Valley and Webberville roads. Johnston said he put it there Wednesday morning. Mason was one of two people killed by a package bomb during a string of attacks that left several others...

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Local artist Mike Johnston created a mural in memory of Draylen Mason that is now on display in East Austin. The poster is glued to an electric box at Pleasant Valley and Webberville roads. Johnston said he put it there Wednesday morning. Mason was one of two people killed by a package bomb during a string of attacks that left several others...
Emergency crews respond to explosion at Valero refinery in Texas City 
 Emergency crews responded to an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Valero refinery in Texas City, according to Texas City officials.  No one was injured or killed, and all Valero personnel were accounted for, Texas City officials said.  The fire was contained by 6:30 p.m. Fire crews will continue to be at the site —...

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Emergency crews responded to an explosion Thursday afternoon at the Valero refinery in Texas City, according to Texas City officials.  No one was injured or killed, and all Valero personnel were accounted for, Texas City officials said.  The fire was contained by 6:30 p.m. Fire crews will continue to be at the site —...
Draylen Mason honored with mural in East Austin
 Austin artist Mike Johnston put up a mural in East Austin in memory of Austin bombing victim Draylen Mason.  The poster is glued to an electric box in East Austin at Pleasant Valley and Webberville roads. Johnston said he put it there Wednesday morning.  Mason was one of two people killed by a package bomb in Austin during a spree...

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Austin artist Mike Johnston put up a mural in East Austin in memory of Austin bombing victim Draylen Mason.  The poster is glued to an electric box in East Austin at Pleasant Valley and Webberville roads. Johnston said he put it there Wednesday morning.  Mason was one of two people killed by a package bomb in Austin during a spree...
Police investigating reports of man entering Sun City homes without consent
 Georgetown police said they are seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in a string of suspicious incidents in Sun City. The person in the above photo “may or may not be involved in” several incidents reported over the past two years, Georgetown police said in a statement. Those incidents include...

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Georgetown police said they are seeking the public’s help to identify a person of interest in a string of suspicious incidents in Sun City. The person in the above photo “may or may not be involved in” several incidents reported over the past two years, Georgetown police said in a statement. Those incidents include...
Southbound Parmer Lane reopens in Williamson County after 2-vehicle injury crash 
 Deputies reopened Parmer Lane after temporarily closing all southbound lanes due to a crash Wednesday evening. The two-vehicle injury crash happened at Parmer Lane and Amberglen Boulevard, the Williamson County sheriff’s office said.  One person reportedly had minor injuries, sheriff’s officials said.  

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Deputies reopened Parmer Lane after temporarily closing all southbound lanes due to a crash Wednesday evening. The two-vehicle injury crash happened at Parmer Lane and Amberglen Boulevard, the Williamson County sheriff’s office said.  One person reportedly had minor injuries, sheriff’s officials said.  
Crime in parts of Red River district rose 26 percent in last year, study says
 The number of crimes committed in the Red River district in downtown Austin rose 26 percent in the last year, according to a study by city of Austin employees.  The city study — a rundown of evaluations and recommendations after a year-long pilot program that extended curfews for five outdoor music venues — reported...

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The number of crimes committed in the Red River district in downtown Austin rose 26 percent in the last year, according to a study by city of Austin employees.  The city study — a rundown of evaluations and recommendations after a year-long pilot program that extended curfews for five outdoor music venues — reported...
Police give ‘all clear’ after bomb threat forces evacuation at Rutledge Elementary
 4:50 p.m. update:  Rutledge Elementary School in Northwest Austin received a bomb threat at 2:25 p.m., just prior to dismissal, Leander school district officials said.  “We immediately notified law enforcement, evacuated the school and released students to their parents/guardians or school buses,” district officials...

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4:50 p.m. update:  Rutledge Elementary School in Northwest Austin received a bomb threat at 2:25 p.m., just prior to dismissal, Leander school district officials said.  “We immediately notified law enforcement, evacuated the school and released students to their parents/guardians or school buses,” district officials...
Bat at Wimberley school tests positive for rabies
 A  bat  found at a Wimberley school on Monday tested positive for rabies, the Hays County sheriff’s office said.  Deputies responded to a report of a dead bat at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School on RM 3237. The bat was found around 1:30 p.m. in an outdoor breezeway near a set of lockers, deputies said. The Department of State...

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A bat found at a Wimberley school on Monday tested positive for rabies, the Hays County sheriff’s office said.  Deputies responded to a report of a dead bat at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School on RM 3237. The bat was found around 1:30 p.m. in an outdoor breezeway near a set of lockers, deputies said. The Department of State...
Politicians, celebrities react to Barbara Bush’s death
 Heartfelt thoughts and remarks from politicians and celebrities alike began to pour in soon after news of the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush began to spread. People from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt spoke of the effect Bush had on their lives and offered the Bush family their condolences. RELATED...

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Heartfelt thoughts and remarks from politicians and celebrities alike began to pour in soon after news of the death of former First Lady Barbara Bush began to spread. People from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt spoke of the effect Bush had on their lives and offered the Bush family their condolences. RELATED...
Bat in Manor tests positive for rabies
 A Mexican free-tailed bat tested positive for rabies Monday in Manor, the city’s officials said. A resident found the bat, picked it up and put it in a shoebox, Manor police said. A Manor police animal control officer was dispatched to the bat in the 300 block of West Eggleston Street in Old Town Manor. Animal Control officials said...

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A Mexican free-tailed bat tested positive for rabies Monday in Manor, the city’s officials said. A resident found the bat, picked it up and put it in a shoebox, Manor police said. A Manor police animal control officer was dispatched to the bat in the 300 block of West Eggleston Street in Old Town Manor. Animal Control officials said...
Brush fire in Jonestown contained after residents urged to evacuate
 A brush fire in Jonestown was reported contained at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday after police urged people in the northwestern Travis County area to evacuate, officials said.  The fire is near Easy Street in Jonestown, police said. Officials said at 6:39 p.m. that it is safe for residents on Easy Street to return home.

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A brush fire in Jonestown was reported contained at 4:22 p.m. Tuesday after police urged people in the northwestern Travis County area to evacuate, officials said.  The fire is near Easy Street in Jonestown, police said. Officials said at 6:39 p.m. that it is safe for residents on Easy Street to return home.
Austin police searching for homicide suspect, release his Snapchat username
 4:30 p.m. update: A 19-year-old man who agreed to sell marijuana to someone in Austin was ambushed by a group of people and fatally shot early Tuesday, Austin police said. Isaac Christopher Morey was shot and killed soon after he arrived at an apartment at 412 E. William Cannon Blvd., police said. A short time after the purchaser...

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4:30 p.m. update: A 19-year-old man who agreed to sell marijuana to someone in Austin was ambushed by a group of people and fatally shot early Tuesday, Austin police said. Isaac Christopher Morey was shot and killed soon after he arrived at an apartment at 412 E. William Cannon Blvd., police said. A short time after the purchaser...
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