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  • Rent-free apartment offered for participants in Austin reality show (TX)

    04/22/2017 12:39:15 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 21, 2017 | CBS Austin
    You could live rent-free in Austin -- and get on TV -- if you're picked for a new show. Lime Pictures is looking for people to sign up to live in the "greatest apartment building in Austin." The company isn't being picky about who can apply either. They're accepting applications from families, single people, and roommates.
  • Bomb threat at Walmart on Ben White Boulevard (Austin, TX)

    04/18/2017 8:06:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    FOX 7 ^ | April 18, 2017 | staff
    Austin authorities have confirmed a bomb threat at the Walmart located on Ben White Boulevard. A suspicious package was found in the building. People inside are being evacuated and the APD EOD SWAT team is on its way.
  • TEA investigating over 150 improper student-teacher relationships in Texas this school year

    04/17/2017 9:21:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    MySA ^ | April 17, 2017 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    As lawmakers consider a myriad of bills to curb the epidemic of inappropriate student-teacher relationships, the Texas Education Agency has opened over 150 investigations into the issue this school year, according to data obtained by mySA.com. The agency has opened 159 cases so far in the 2016-17 school year, which began in August, said TEA spokeswoman DeEtta Culbertson in an email.
  • ‘Lover’s quarrel’ may have led to shooting, car chase on North Side, police say

    04/09/2017 8:52:48 AM PDT · by bgill · 3 replies
    mySA.com ^ | April 6, 2017 | Kaleb Downs
    Officer's first responded around 10:30 a.m. to the shooting on a Loop 410 access road near San Pedro Avenue, where they found a silver BMW crashed into a green Honda sedan. The BMW had been abandoned, but the vehicle's owner was located at a nearby Taco Cabana. The driver told police that he and another passenger had been driving by the Allstars Gentlemen’s Club near Wurzbach Road and Interstate 10, when a woman waved them down. "This guy can't believe his luck," said Sgt. Ramiro Juarez. "He's like 'Man, a good lookin' girl just flagged me down.’"
  • Deputies: Homeowner arrested after fatally shooting intruder in shower (WA)

    04/02/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 110 replies
    keyetv ^ | April 1, 2017 | KOMO Staff
    The man went inside and confronted another man he found in his shower, deputies said. The homeowner left after the two exchanged words. "He returned home, retrieved a firearm, came back over to the residence and fired multiple rounds into the shower ... killing the intruder," said Mason County Sheriff's Lt. Travis Adams. The homeowner called 911 and told dispatchers that he had just shot and killed an intruder, Adams said.
  • Rescuers, locals dig for Colombia flood victims, at least 210 dead

    04/02/2017 1:02:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | By Jaime Saldarriaga
    Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed at least 210 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods. Several rivers burst their banks near the southwestern city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing down streets and into houses as people slept. Officials in the nearby town of Villagarzon said they had no storage for recovered bodies and asked for government help.
  • Cherokee County man receives 11 life sentences for child sex assaults (TX)

    04/01/2017 8:29:19 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Jacksonville Progress ^ | March 31, 2017 | unk
    On March 30, in the Second Judicial District Court of Cherokee County, a jury found Kevin Ray Morris Sr. Guilty of 34 counts of child sexual abuse including, aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child and indecency with a child. The Honorable Judge R. Chris Day ordered all possible counts stacked, and told the Defendant after sentencing, “Mr. Morris, there is really no other way to put it, you are a monster.” The Judge went on to say, “Mr. Morris, if I could give you more time to serve, I would.”
  • Taylor HS softball coach accused of improper relationship with student (TX)

    04/01/2017 8:21:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 11 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | March 31, 2017 | CBS Austin
    A coach for Taylor High School's varsity softball team is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Kendall Lucas, 25, is charged with improper relationship between educator and student, a second degree felony. Police say the female student was 17 years old at the time of the offense.
  • Lubbock mother gets 8-year prison sentence in child’s hot grease attack

    03/31/2017 11:21:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    Lubbockonline.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Lucinda Holt
    Johnson’s husband, Toria Ellis, made the phone call accusing Johnson of throwing hot grease at him as he held their child. Before the jury was dismissed, prosecutor Jessica Schneider displayed a picture of the child’s injuries, which showed areas of what appeared to be raw flesh... On Thursday, the focus was turned to the whereabouts of Johnson’s other children, which yielded findings of years of abuse, neglect and behavioral health issues stemming from the time Johnson was 14 years old.
  • Houston Police sergeant kills himself inside HPD station

    03/31/2017 10:10:33 AM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies
    MySA ^ | March 31, 2017 | Margaret Kadifa
    The man was found around 8:35 a.m. inside of a stairwell on the fourth floor at the Westside Patrol Station, where he worked, at 3203 South Dairy Ashford, Acevedo said. The fourth floor is not currently in use by the department, so no one heard the gunshot. Officers working in the Westside Patrol Station decided to search the facility after they discovered at 7 a.m. the sergeant had not come to work.
  • Pregnant cheerleading coach, 27, is accused of having sex with a male student, 15 (tr)

    03/31/2017 10:01:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 31, 2017 | Daily Mail
    A married middle-school English teacher and cheerleading coach is accused of having sex multiple times with an 15-year-old student and is now pregnant... Harper is now pregnant, but it's unclear from the affidavit whether the boy is the father of the child. 'She's about eight months pregnant, so if we go back in time it's around when that event took place, but she is married, we believe, still. So we're not sure what that leads to,'
  • Newly released 9/11 photos from Pentagon show aftermath of terrorist attack

    03/31/2017 9:44:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 132 replies
    mySA.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | John Boyd
    Earlier this month, the FBI released a new set of never-before-seen images of the aftermath of the 9/11 attack against the Pentagon.
  • Survey: 15 percent of women on UT campus report being raped (Austin, TX)

    03/24/2017 4:20:56 PM PDT · by bgill · 53 replies
    kxan ^ | March 24, 2017 | AP
    A survey of University of Texas undergraduates reports that 15 percent of women reported being raped on the flagship Austin campus...It has long been known that sexual crimes are under-reported. Staying true to that, 68 percent of participants in UT’s survey said they had never told anyone about being victimized before. Only 2 percent of those who did said they told police. Most turned to a friend. Of victims who disclosed they experienced unwanted sexual contact, 69 percent of them said they had used alcohol or drugs before the incident.
  • This is how much it costs ‘Meals on Wheels’ to feed one elderly person for a year

    03/20/2017 6:25:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 63 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Mar. 19, 2017 | Quentin Fottrell
    The administration’s proposed cuts target the Department of Housing and Urban Development and call for the elimination of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant, which helps fund programs including Meals on Wheels, which deliver food (and human interaction) to elderly, disabled and poor recipients. “The federal government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results,”
  • Texas Workers Rally for Minimum Wage Increase

    03/20/2017 4:19:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    Spectrum News ^ | March 20, 2017 | LeAnn Wallace
    Low wage workers are fighting for Texas to increase its minimum wage, which is currently at $7.25 an hour. However, lawmakers have filed eight bills this session to try to change that, including increasing it to $10, or even $15 an hour. In particular, a group called "Fight for 15" testified before a House panel. The group argued that receiving less than that wage keeps people in poverty..."The economic reality of raising the minimum wage, just a blanket mandate on everyone, unfortunately, it's just not a reality,"
  • S.A. family sleeps as man burglarizes home 4 times in less than 4 hours, police say (TX)

    03/08/2017 6:28:04 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio man is accused of stealing items from a Southeast Side home four times in a 3 1/2-hour span while the homeowners and their children slept inside the residence... He allegedly entered through a driveway door after the family of four fell asleep, then proceeded to make multiple trips in and out of the residence starting just after 11:30 p.m. All four burglaries were caught on surveillance footage, documents show... Authorities tracked down Beltran down after locating some of the property at a local pawn shop
  • Senate committee approves 'bathroom bill' in early morning vote (TX)

    03/08/2017 6:13:37 AM PST · by bgill · 16 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 8, 2017 | Bobby Cervantes
    After nearly a full day of testimony from hundreds of witnesses -- most in opposition -- the controversial "bathroom bill" cleared its first legislative hurdle early Wednesday morning, when the Committee on State Affairs voted 7-1 to recommend the bill to the full chamber. A high priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's, Senate Bill 6 would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools and colleges and government buildings that correspond to their "biological sex" as listed on their birth certificate. It also would prohibit local jurisdictions, like cities and counties, from adopting anti-discrimination ordinances permitting transgender people from...
  • S.A. attorney's 'El Pendejo' Trump Fiesta medals sell 'like hotcakes'(San Antonio, TX)

    03/07/2017 9:30:35 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 6, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    Whether it's El Borracho or La Dama, everyone has their prized lotería card, but a new addition featuring President Donald Trump as "El Pendejo" has quickly become a widespread fan favorite among San Antonio's Fiesta medal maniacs. Instead of piling uncooked beans on this card, Fiesta fans will wear the political jab on their lapels and sashes thanks to an idea by San Antonio attorney Rosie Gonzalez. The medal which touts the president as a "pendejo," or idiot, was created all in "jest and fun," Gonzalez told mySA.com.
  • K2 overdoses a ‘total drain’ on downtown resources (Austin, TX)

    03/07/2017 8:57:37 AM PST · by bgill · 23 replies
    kxan ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Patrick Tolbert
    Thirty-six people are facing new charges accused of dealing K2 or related synthetic drugs. Austin police are rounding up people involved with synthetic drugs stemming from a late-2016 string of overdoses... Unlike dealing with an epidemic of crack cases, where officers can quickly identify the drug using field tests and arrest the suspect, when officers encounter a person with a substance they suspect to be K2 or another synthetic drug, they have to confiscate the drug and send it off for testing and let the person go. It takes months of lab testing to identify the drug before a warrant...
  • Wildfires burning 100,000 acres in Texas panhandle, killing 3

    03/07/2017 8:47:05 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    kxan ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Claire Ricke
    Three separate wildfires are burning thousands of acres in the Texas panhandle killing several people and injuring firefighters. KFDA-TV in Amarillo reports that a wildfire killed three people in Gray County, Texas while they were trying to save cattle. The cause of the fire that started on Monday is being investigated as the optional evacuation has been lifted. The Perryton, Texas fire is only 5 percent contained and has ignited 100,000 acres... the city of Glazier is under a mandatory evacuation. Another fire near Amarillo, known as the Dumas Complex Fire, is now 75 percent contained as residents are allowed...