Kelsey Bradshaw

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Kelsey Bradshaw is a breaking news reporter for the Austin American-Statesman.

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Cold front to bring rain, cooler temperatures to Austin
 Any rain is good rain in Austin, as long as it doesn’t fall too fast, forecasters say — and it likely won't on Wednesday as a weak cold front comes into Central Texas near the end of a particularly wet month.   The cold front moving from the west into the area could produce showers and thunderstorms through Thursday...

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Any rain is good rain in Austin, as long as it doesn’t fall too fast, forecasters say — and it likely won't on Wednesday as a weak cold front comes into Central Texas near the end of a particularly wet month.   The cold front moving from the west into the area could produce showers and thunderstorms through Thursday...
Austin man accused of threatening Taylor Swift was Eanes ISD bus driver, district says
 An Austin man accused of writing threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift was working as a bus driver in the Eanes school district as recently as this year and in 2012, district officials said in a letter to parents and staff. Eric Swarbrick, 26, was charged on Sept. 20 with interstate stalking and instate communications with the intent...

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An Austin man accused of writing threatening letters to pop star Taylor Swift was working as a bus driver in the Eanes school district as recently as this year and in 2012, district officials said in a letter to parents and staff. Eric Swarbrick, 26, was charged on Sept. 20 with interstate stalking and instate communications with the intent...
Public pool prices to increase Oct. 1, Austin parks officials say
 Entry prices to Barton Springs Pool and all other Austin municipal pools are set to increase Oct. 1, city parks and recreation officials said. The Austin City Council this year approved the Aquatic Master Plan, which calls for a hike in pool prices to raise $1.1 million that will go toward maintenance, repairs, operations, and upgrades, parks...

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Entry prices to Barton Springs Pool and all other Austin municipal pools are set to increase Oct. 1, city parks and recreation officials said. The Austin City Council this year approved the Aquatic Master Plan, which calls for a hike in pool prices to raise $1.1 million that will go toward maintenance, repairs, operations, and upgrades, parks...
Person injured in crash after livestock got loose on U.S. 183, Williamson Co. officials say
 8:30 a.m. update: A southbound lane on U.S. 183 has reopened after a crash involving livestock shut down the road early Tuesday, the Williamson County sheriff’s office said. Earlier: A person was injured in a crash in northwest Williamson County early Tuesday after livestock got loose in the area, the sheriff&rsquo...

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8:30 a.m. update: A southbound lane on U.S. 183 has reopened after a crash involving livestock shut down the road early Tuesday, the Williamson County sheriff’s office said. Earlier: A person was injured in a crash in northwest Williamson County early Tuesday after livestock got loose in the area, the sheriff&rsquo...
FORECAST: Mostly sunny, slight chance of rain; cold front coming Wednesday
 Tuesday forecast for Austin: After a foggy start to the day, skies are expected to be mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain, the National Weather Service said. Austin temperatures could reach as high as 91 degrees during the day before dropping to 73 degrees at night, forecasters said. Rain chances should only be 20 percent throughout...

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Tuesday forecast for Austin: After a foggy start to the day, skies are expected to be mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain, the National Weather Service said. Austin temperatures could reach as high as 91 degrees during the day before dropping to 73 degrees at night, forecasters said. Rain chances should only be 20 percent throughout...
Austin prepares for ‘silver tsunami’ of older pedestrians at risk of injury
 City transportation officials are reassessing traffic signal times, working to manage speeding on roadways and fixing sidewalks to curb pedestrian injuries as Austin’s senior population grows and ages. A "silver tsunami" of aging baby boomers is being anticipated by city officials as residents 65 and older are projected to...

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City transportation officials are reassessing traffic signal times, working to manage speeding on roadways and fixing sidewalks to curb pedestrian injuries as Austin’s senior population grows and ages. A "silver tsunami" of aging baby boomers is being anticipated by city officials as residents 65 and older are projected to...
UPDATE: McBee Elementary briefly evacuated, lockout lifted after reports of off-campus aggravated assault
 McBee Elementary School in North Austin was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon, Austin district officials said. Austin police worked with school officials to confirm that the school was safe. A teacher at the school, at 1001 West Braker Lane, reported hearing a noise that sounded like a gunshot, and Austin school officials said they...

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McBee Elementary School in North Austin was briefly evacuated Monday afternoon, Austin district officials said. Austin police worked with school officials to confirm that the school was safe. A teacher at the school, at 1001 West Braker Lane, reported hearing a noise that sounded like a gunshot, and Austin school officials said they...
VIDEO RELEASED: SUV hits loaded school bus in Cedar Park, leaves scene, authorities say
 An SUV and a loaded school bus collided Monday morning in Cedar Park, the Williamson County sheriff’s office reported. The driver of the SUV fled from the crash in the 1800 block of Hatch Road near El Salido Parkway, just west of Lakeline Mall, officials said. Cypress Elementary School is nearby, but the sheriff’s office...

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An SUV and a loaded school bus collided Monday morning in Cedar Park, the Williamson County sheriff’s office reported. The driver of the SUV fled from the crash in the 1800 block of Hatch Road near El Salido Parkway, just west of Lakeline Mall, officials said. Cypress Elementary School is nearby, but the sheriff’s office...
FORECAST: Overcast, slight chance of rain, high of 86
 Monday forecast for Austin: Mostly cloudy skies will greet Central Texas as temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 80s, which is normal for this time of year, the National Weather Service said. Austin temperatures are expected to peak at 86 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain, forecasters said. Temperatures should drop to a mild...

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Monday forecast for Austin: Mostly cloudy skies will greet Central Texas as temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 80s, which is normal for this time of year, the National Weather Service said. Austin temperatures are expected to peak at 86 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain, forecasters said. Temperatures should drop to a mild...
UT creates device to detect mosquito species common for disease
 Standing just three matchboxes tall, a new device out of the University of Texas is expected to make surveillance of a mosquito species known for carrying deadly diseases quick and easy. Researchers created a tool with which users can crush a dead mosquito and add a mixture of chemicals to it. After a half-hour wait, the blend is poured into...

Posted: 2 days ago

Standing just three matchboxes tall, a new device out of the University of Texas is expected to make surveillance of a mosquito species known for carrying deadly diseases quick and easy. Researchers created a tool with which users can crush a dead mosquito and add a mixture of chemicals to it. After a half-hour wait, the blend is poured into...
Austin shelter opens door to more families with $6.5 million expansion
 As though they were plucked out of a Dr. Seuss book, whimsical gemlike structures now greet visitors at the Austin Shelter for Women and Children after the completion of a $6.5 million renovation and expansion that Austin city officials celebrated Friday. Owned by Travis County and operated by the Salvation Army, the East Austin shelter needed...

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As though they were plucked out of a Dr. Seuss book, whimsical gemlike structures now greet visitors at the Austin Shelter for Women and Children after the completion of a $6.5 million renovation and expansion that Austin city officials celebrated Friday. Owned by Travis County and operated by the Salvation Army, the East Austin shelter needed...