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  • Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

    10/18/2017 8:33:22 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | ap
    Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. The policy changes were specifically aimed at protecting women who unknowingly or unwillingly had nude pictures of themselves distributed online or were subject to unwanted sexual advances. They would also aim to shield groups subject to hateful imagery, symbols and threats of violence.
  • Alyssa Milano Kicks Off #MeToo Crusade for Victims of Sexual Harassment

    10/16/2017 11:31:32 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    msn ^ | Oct. 15, 2017 | Rosemary Rossi
    Alyssa Milano started the social media movement #MeToo Sunday afternoon to shed light on the widespread problem of sexual assault, harassment and rape. The crusade Sunday began when she tweeted a note from a friend that said, "If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem."
  • Texas county worker arrested for $1.2 million fajitas theft

    10/16/2017 6:58:09 AM PDT · by bgill · 59 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | AP
    Gilberto Escaramilla was fired in August and arrested after authorities obtained a search warrant and found packages of the Tex-Mex food in his refrigerator. Investigators subsequently checked vendor invoices and determined he would intercept county-funded food deliveries and deliver them to his own customers. The scheme imploded when he missed work one day in August for a medical appointment and a delivery driver showed up with 800 pounds of fajitas, but officials said the juvenile department didn't serve fajitas.
  • Third-degree black belt waiter tackles suspected thief during attempted robbery (TX)

    10/14/2017 1:24:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    News4SA ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Emily Baucum, SBG San Antonio
    A local IHOP waiter went from serving pancakes to serving up justice on a would-be robber. Turns out, the bad guy messed with a third-degree black belt... "I like, ran up. He like, swung the crowbar at me. I blocked with [my left] arm, I hit him with [my right] hand and I pulled him to the ground. During that process, I don't know if my face hit the register or hit the ground - because he has a scar on his head and I have a big old bloody nose now."
  • Open-source mapping being used to help first responders in Puerto Rico

    10/14/2017 1:12:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Danielle Ransom
    Satellite images of rural towns, sprawling woodlands and grooved mountainsides fill the computer screens as homeowners and students scroll across digital maps... With President Donald Trump threatening to pull emergency responders from Puerto Rico, major universities around the nation are stepping in to help aid organizations better supply aid through open-source mapping which will allow organizations to pinpoint people in need and better allocate aid.
  • Police asking for footage in search of missing Texas girl

    10/14/2017 1:05:37 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 14, 2017 | AP
    Authorities are asking the public for any surveillance video that might show a vehicle that could be connected to the disappearance of a 3-year-old suburban Dallas girl who was made to stand outside her home in the middle of the night as punishment. Police in Richardson say about an hour after Sherin Mathews went missing Oct. 7, her family’s 2013 maroon Acura SUV left the home. Investigators are reviewing video they’ve received from residents and business owners in the area the vehicle could have traveled after leaving.
  • Body cameras for police starting to roll out throughout Austin (TX)

    10/14/2017 5:38:39 AM PDT · by bgill · 7 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Adam Hammons|
    These cameras do automatically start recording when an officer opens the door of their patrol vehicle. A blue tooth signal burst gets sent out and makes the camera start recording. The burst can also affect any phones within a 10 to 15 foot area.
  • Why Frankie Muniz doesn’t remember his rise to fame

    10/13/2017 12:11:17 PM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Page Six ^ | Oct. 10, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    Former child star Frankie Muniz said he doesn’t remember acting in the hit sitcom “Malcolm in the Middle” because of damage to his brain caused by a series of strokes and concussions. “I’ve gotten to really do anything I wanted to do, but the truth is I don’t really remember much of that,” Muniz said in an interview that aired on “Dancing with the Stars” Monday night. “I think it almost feels like it wasn’t me. There’s no negative feelings, I just don’t remember.” Muniz, 31, told viewers he’s suffered nine concussions and several mini-strokes that have made him forget...
  • O.J. Simpson autographed helmets being sold for $400 or more

    10/13/2017 8:29:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    ESPN ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Darren Rovell
    Less than two weeks after a nine-year prison stay ended, O.J. Simpson has done an autograph signing. It is not known who conducted the signing, but TMZ reported Friday that it took place in Las Vegas, where Simpson has been living since his Oct. 1 release. Memorabilia signed, namely Simpson's autograph on Buffalo Bills helmets, was sold on a wholesale basis to autograph dealers.
  • Chief: Police pulled over Seguin teen, released him hours before he allegedly killed Texas Tech cop

    10/13/2017 6:11:28 AM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    mysa ^ | Oct. 12, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    Hollis Daniels, 19, was charged with capital murder in the death of Officer Floyd East Jr. inside the Texas Tech police station Monday night. A federal grand jury on Wednesday also indicted Daniels on a charge of possession of a stolen firearm... Lubbock Police Chief Greg Stevens said officers encountered Daniels early the morning of the killing when they got a call about a stolen firearm. The gun reported stolen was a .45 caliber.While en route to the call a Lubbock police officer came across a car matching the description of the car reportedly used in the theft and pulled...
  • Sheriff: S.A.-area man accused of sexually assaulting 5 foster children took in 180+ girls (TX)

    10/13/2017 5:56:18 AM PDT · by bgill · 21 replies
    mysa ^ | Oct. 13, 2017 | Caleb Downs
    A Medina County man accused of sexually assaulting five former foster children, including several in Bexar County, took in more than 180 young girls over a five year period, officials said. That leads investigators to believe there could be numerous other victims who have yet to come forward. "It's not a question about whether there are more," said Medina County Sheriff Randy Brown. "It's just about how many."... Over the course of the five years, more than 180 girls passed through his care, Brown said. At various times, Briseno was reportedly taking care of up to 12 girls at once....
  • The final season of 'Longmire' hits Netflix on November 17th

    10/12/2017 8:09:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 41 replies
    msnbc ^ | Oct. 11, 2017 | Billy Steele
    Netflix may have saved popular crime series Longmire after A&E cancelled it in 2014, but every cowboy has his last ride. The streaming service has announced that the sixth and final season debuts on November 17th. A trailer for the final act depicts Sheriff Walt Longmire considering taking off the badge for good and being forced to confront five seasons worth of criminals and past decisions. Based on the clip, it looks like this final installment will be jam-packed with shootouts and suspense.
  • Shooting Reported at Texas Tech Police Station Monday Evening

    10/09/2017 6:53:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies ^ | Oct. 9, 2917 | staff
    Lubbock Police and EMS were called to the Texas Tech Police Department Monday evening for the report of a shooting. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was inside the TTUPD or nearby to the police station. The extent of injuries to the shooting victim was not known. Police radio traffic indicated there was a search for a suspect but official information has not yet been released.
  • Las Vegas police: Security responded to door alarm, drew fire from killer

    10/06/2017 4:02:34 PM PDT · by bgill · 61 replies
    cnn ^ | Oct. 6, 2017 | Euan McKirdy
    Shooter tried to buy tracer rounds Paddock tried to buy tracer ammunition at a gun show in the Phoenix area in recent weeks, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation tells CNN. Paddock bought other ammunition at the show, but he couldn't obtain the tracer ammunition -- bullets with a pyrotechnic charge that, when the round is fired, leaves an illuminated trace of its path -- because the vendor didn't have any to sell, the official said.
  • APD searching for indecent exposure suspect in South Austin (TX)

    10/05/2017 6:16:29 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    cbs austin ^ | Oct. 5, 2017 | cbs austin
    The Austin Police Department is looking for the public's help in locating a man involved in several South Austin indecent exposure incidents... According to police, the suspect is either walking or jogging with a cell phone in his hand, which he uses to illuminate (himself)... The suspect is described as a Hispanic make in his late teens to early 30s, 5'8" to 5'11" and weighing 180 to 210 lbs. He has been seen wearing a baseball cap, shorts, shirt or muscle shirt, socks and dark shoes.
  • Texas university head wants to stop Donald Trump Jr. speech

    10/05/2017 6:08:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Oct. 5, 2017 | AP
    University of North Texas President Neal Smatresk wrote in August that he was "trying to stop" Trump's Oct. 24 talk to business executives, Republican leaders and others... More than 80 faculty members last month signed a letter opposing the speech. They said offering the invitation to Trump shows disrespect to women, people of color and the LGBT community. The letter also mentioned the federal investigation.
  • ‘Glee’ actor Mark Salling admits to possessing child porn

    10/05/2017 5:54:10 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 5, 2017 | AP
    Former “Glee” actor Mark Salling has reached a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to possession of child pornography. The plea agreement filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles states the actor is admitting he possessed images of prepubescent children. The agreement states a search warrant found more than 50,000 images of child porn on Salling’s computer and a thumb drive. Prosecutors and Salling have agreed to ask a judge to sentence the actor to a prison term between four to seven years.
  • Therapy dog found days after massacre in Las Vegas

    10/05/2017 5:46:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 32 replies
    News 8 ^ | Oct. 5, 2017 | Lila Gross
    Four days after Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas, a California man has refused to leave. According to CNN News, his dog ran off amid the chaos and the gunfire and he was determined to find her. Little Rou was back in her owner’s arms, after being lost for days. “We saw her run by as we were talking, and… I had jumped over the fence, just kind of running from people, but as soon as I was calling her, I kneeled down, and she ran straight to me and jumped into my arms,”
  • Some of APD's Ford Explorer SUVs going back into service

    10/03/2017 4:47:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    CBS Austin ^ | Oct. 3, 2017 | CBS Austin
    Some of the Austin Police Department's Ford Explorer SUVs are going back into service. APD took almost 400 of the patrol vehicles out of service due to carbon monoxide leaks. They say detectors inside the explorers went off 70 times. Several officers were sickened. In two months, 10 vehicles have been repaired. APD says it ran its own tests on the repaired vehicles, and they are now being transitioned back into service.
  • PHOTOS: Eight arrested in string of Dripping Springs vehicle burglaries (TX)

    10/03/2017 4:31:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 2, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    Investigators say several leads brought them to the 200 block of Barton Bend Road, where they executed a search warrant. While detectives were at the address, a vehicle pulled up with stolen property from unreported crimes in Austin that had just taken place. More than $20,000 in stolen property was recovered from multiple burglaries in Hays and Travis counties. The seven arrested following a two-day search of the property included those believed to be behind the burglaries as well as people on the property who had active arrest warrants.