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Cornyn, Cruz, Abbott to speak at NRA Leadership Forum in Dallas on Friday
 A trio of leading Texas Republicans – U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Gov. Greg Abbott – will join Vice President Mike Pence in Dallas on Friday to speak at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum. The association’s annual meetings website said the event is among the most...

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A trio of leading Texas Republicans – U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and Gov. Greg Abbott – will join Vice President Mike Pence in Dallas on Friday to speak at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum. The association’s annual meetings website said the event is among the most...
Víctima de tiroteo en Waffle House creció cerca de Austin
 Una de las cuatro personas que murieron en un tiroteo el domingo 22 de abril en un restaurante Waffle House afuera de Nashville, Tennessee, creció en el condado de Hays y tiene familia en el área de Austin, según oficiales de la Policía Metropolitana de Memphis y del distrito escolar. Joe R. Perez, de 20 añ...

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Una de las cuatro personas que murieron en un tiroteo el domingo 22 de abril en un restaurante Waffle House afuera de Nashville, Tennessee, creció en el condado de Hays y tiene familia en el área de Austin, según oficiales de la Policía Metropolitana de Memphis y del distrito escolar. Joe R. Perez, de 20 añ...
Pedestrian killed on I-35 service road Saturday was 31, police say 
 Austin police have identified a pedestrian who died on the Interstate 35 service road in South Austin on Saturday morning as 31-year-old Dystany Farrias. Police said Farrias was walking in the 8100 block of the service road between William Cannon Drive and Slaughter Lane just before 3:40 a.m. when a 2001 Chevrolet pickup slammed into her...

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Austin police have identified a pedestrian who died on the Interstate 35 service road in South Austin on Saturday morning as 31-year-old Dystany Farrias. Police said Farrias was walking in the 8100 block of the service road between William Cannon Drive and Slaughter Lane just before 3:40 a.m. when a 2001 Chevrolet pickup slammed into her...
Temple physician arrested for child porn, Texas Medical Board says
 The Texas Medical Board on Monday suspended the license of Temple physician John Middlemiss Palmer after he was arrested on child porn charges. “The Board panel found that on or about April 18, 2018, Dr. Palmer was charged with possession of child pornography by the Texas Attorney General’s Office,” the board said on Monday...

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The Texas Medical Board on Monday suspended the license of Temple physician John Middlemiss Palmer after he was arrested on child porn charges. “The Board panel found that on or about April 18, 2018, Dr. Palmer was charged with possession of child pornography by the Texas Attorney General’s Office,” the board said on Monday...
Waffle House shooting victim grew up in the Austin area, officials say
 Metropolitan Nashville police have confirmed that 20-year-old Joe Perez Jr., one of four victims who were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday, was from Texas and had family in the Austin area. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Trisha Perez, who media reports have identified as Joe Perez’s mother, asked for prayers...

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Metropolitan Nashville police have confirmed that 20-year-old Joe Perez Jr., one of four victims who were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday, was from Texas and had family in the Austin area. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Trisha Perez, who media reports have identified as Joe Perez’s mother, asked for prayers...
Cedar Park shooting suspect captured in Washington County 
 A man suspected of shooting a woman in the stomach in Cedar Park on Sunday night was arrested in Washington County and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Cedar Park police had been called to a home on Red Oak Street around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a woman who had been shot. Medics arrived and took the woman to...

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A man suspected of shooting a woman in the stomach in Cedar Park on Sunday night was arrested in Washington County and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Cedar Park police had been called to a home on Red Oak Street around 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a woman who had been shot. Medics arrived and took the woman to...
Man stole cash from kids raising money for funeral in East Austin, police say
 Austin police have accused a man of stealing cash from children raising money for a funeral in East Austin, according to an arrest affidavit. Tommie Adams, 50, was arrested Saturday and booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and obstruction or retaliation, jail records show...

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Austin police have accused a man of stealing cash from children raising money for a funeral in East Austin, according to an arrest affidavit. Tommie Adams, 50, was arrested Saturday and booked into the Travis County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest and obstruction or retaliation, jail records show...
UPDATE: ‘We want change,’ Austin-area students say at rally for stricter gun laws
 2:23 p.m. update: Thousands of Central Texas students gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to call for stricter guns laws. Around 2,000 students from a variety of Austin-area schools walked out of their classes on Friday morning and met up at Wooldridge Square Park to march to the Capitol with other student protesters. At 1 p.m.,...

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2:23 p.m. update: Thousands of Central Texas students gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to call for stricter guns laws. Around 2,000 students from a variety of Austin-area schools walked out of their classes on Friday morning and met up at Wooldridge Square Park to march to the Capitol with other student protesters. At 1 p.m.,...
Austin gang member added to most wanted fugitives list, DPS says
 The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday added an Austin gang member to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The agency is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of 31-year-old Paulo Sandalio Guillen, who has been wanted since August 2017 for parole violation and unlawfully possessing a weapon...

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The Texas Department of Public Safety on Wednesday added an Austin gang member to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list. The agency is offering a reward of up to $7,500 for information leading to the arrest of 31-year-old Paulo Sandalio Guillen, who has been wanted since August 2017 for parole violation and unlawfully possessing a weapon...
Sandy Hook parents accuse Alex Jones, InfoWars of defamation, seek damages
 The parents of children who died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have accused conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars of defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. Two lawsuits filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege that Jones and his...

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The parents of children who died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, have accused conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars of defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. Two lawsuits filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege that Jones and his...
Fusion of federal, local effort in Austin bombings a model for future, McCaul says
 10:45 a.m. update: U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said the investigation into the Austin bombings that combined the forces of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will become a model for how major attacks on civilians should be handled in the future. McCaul, as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, heard testimony...

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10:45 a.m. update: U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, said the investigation into the Austin bombings that combined the forces of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will become a model for how major attacks on civilians should be handled in the future. McCaul, as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, heard testimony...
BREAKING: Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at 92
 Former first lady Barbara Bush, who used her platform in the White House to advocate for universal literacy, died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. She was 92. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath had said in a statement on Sunday that Bush had decided after a series of hospitalizations to not seek additional...

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Former first lady Barbara Bush, who used her platform in the White House to advocate for universal literacy, died on Tuesday, according to a statement from the office of George H. W. Bush. She was 92. Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath had said in a statement on Sunday that Bush had decided after a series of hospitalizations to not seek additional...
Austin police chief to speak at Homeland Security Committee hearing about bombings 
 Almost a month after the Austin bombings, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will speak on Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in Washington D.C. about how  federal, state and local law enforcement agencies cooperate and share information. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m., and focus on how communications...

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Almost a month after the Austin bombings, Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley will speak on Wednesday at a hearing of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee in Washington D.C. about how federal, state and local law enforcement agencies cooperate and share information. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m., and focus on how communications...
Sandy Hook parents accuse Alex Jones, InfoWars of defamation, seek damages
 The parents of children who died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.,  have accused conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars of defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. Two lawsuits filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege that Jones and his media...

Posted: 7 days ago

The parents of children who died in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have accused conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and InfoWars of defamation and seek damages in excess of $1 million. Two lawsuits filed on behalf of Neil Heslin, Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa allege that Jones and his media...
Police thought East Austin shooting in March was ambush, affidavit says
 Several Austin police officers said they thought they were going to die when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets in their direction in East Austin in March, according to court documents filed last week. A group of officers were conducting a traffic stop investigation near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Chicon Street around 2:48 a.m...

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Several Austin police officers said they thought they were going to die when a gunman unleashed a hail of bullets in their direction in East Austin in March, according to court documents filed last week. A group of officers were conducting a traffic stop investigation near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Chicon Street around 2:48 a.m...
Former Texas State student to serve 14 years in prison for deadly drunken driving crash
 A former Texas State University student who was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in March for her role in a deadly crash in 2016 will spend the next 14 years in prison. Shana Elliott was convicted of two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault on March 9 for her role in the...

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A former Texas State University student who was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault in March for her role in a deadly crash in 2016 will spend the next 14 years in prison. Shana Elliott was convicted of two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault on March 9 for her role in the...
Dripping Springs High School student charged after classmates overdose on LSD, sheriff says
 Hays County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dripping Springs High School student on drug charges after three of her fellow students overdosed on LSD in the past week. Alyssa Qualls, 18, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a child, a second-degree felony, and the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance...

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Hays County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a Dripping Springs High School student on drug charges after three of her fellow students overdosed on LSD in the past week. Alyssa Qualls, 18, has been charged with delivery of a controlled substance to a child, a second-degree felony, and the manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance...
Police identify teenager killed in crash at South Austin bus stop Monday
 A driver who was killed Monday after slamming into a bus stop on South Congress Avenue has been identified as 18-year-old Juan Carlo Orduna Luna, according to Austin police. Luna was heading north in the 6600 block of South Congress in an Infiniti G37 around 1 a.m. when he slammed into a bus stop near the intersection of South Congress...

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A driver who was killed Monday after slamming into a bus stop on South Congress Avenue has been identified as 18-year-old Juan Carlo Orduna Luna, according to Austin police. Luna was heading north in the 6600 block of South Congress in an Infiniti G37 around 1 a.m. when he slammed into a bus stop near the intersection of South Congress...
Brush fire in western Travis County burns more than 100 acres, 90% contained
 4:05 p.m. update: Firefighters will likely be fighting a brush fire that erupted in western Travis County on Wednesday morning until dark, according to commanders at the scene. Travis County Emergency Services District 1 Division Chief Dave Wallis said the fire that began near the 6700 block of Singleton Bend around 11:40 a.m. has burned...

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4:05 p.m. update: Firefighters will likely be fighting a brush fire that erupted in western Travis County on Wednesday morning until dark, according to commanders at the scene. Travis County Emergency Services District 1 Division Chief Dave Wallis said the fire that began near the 6700 block of Singleton Bend around 11:40 a.m. has burned...
Firefighters clamp gas leak at the Triangle in Central Austin
 Firefighters responded to a gas leak at The Triangle in Central Austin on Wednesday morning. Austin fire crews were called to a construction site in the 4500 block of Triangle Avenue around 9 a.m. after someone hit a 2-inch gas line, causing a leak, officials said. Firefighters quickly clamped the line and stopped the leak, fire officials...

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Firefighters responded to a gas leak at The Triangle in Central Austin on Wednesday morning. Austin fire crews were called to a construction site in the 4500 block of Triangle Avenue around 9 a.m. after someone hit a 2-inch gas line, causing a leak, officials said. Firefighters quickly clamped the line and stopped the leak, fire officials...
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