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August 19, 2019 - 12:07 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson is dead following a motorcycle crash Saturday night on the city's northwest side. Benson and his passenger, who police identified Monday as 27-year old Aamna Najam, were both pronounced decased on the scene following...
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August 16, 2019 - 10:15 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Police are investigating after a woman was found dead following a crash on the city's southeast side Friday morning. The crash was reported in the 3500 block of Montopolis Drive in the 5 a.m. hour Friday. Police say a red 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe was driving northbound on...
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August 15, 2019 - 8:32 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- City officials say they've found more areas of blue-green algae along Lady Bird Lake with increasing levels of neurotoxins, and say the problem may not go away for a while. The city says additional samples taken Monday at Auditorium Shores, Red Bud Isle, and at Barton Creek...
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August 15, 2019 - 7:54 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Gas prices are continuing to fall as supply continues to build, according to AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline across Austin is $2.39 this week, down four cents from a week ago and 22 cents cheaper than this time last...
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Talk 1370 Newsroom
August 13, 2019 - 3:43 pm
UPDATE: ERCOT officials have issued a Level 1 Energy Emergency Alert Tuesday afternoon. Conservation efforts are needed until 7 p.m. Tuesday. Here are some steps you can do to help reduce electricity use: Turn thermostat up 2 to 3 degrees during the peak hours of 3 to 7 p.m. Set programmable...
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August 13, 2019 - 7:30 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a University of Texas employee was attacked while walking to his car early Tuesday. UT Police say the victim was walking to his car in a parking lot in the 1300 block of East Dean Keeton around 2:15 a.m. when a person with their face...
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Texas Department of Public Safety
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August 12, 2019 - 7:27 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- A baby taken against a court order from a hospital just days after being born has been found safe, Austin Police said Monday night. Three-week old Elijah Phillips was found safe and is now in the custody of Child Protective Services, police officials said. An AMBER Alert...
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Austin Fire Department
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August 11, 2019 - 2:35 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Fire crews spent much of Sunday morning putting out a two-alarm blaze at a home in Westlake Hills. Crews responded to the 500 block of Buckeye Trail just after 7 a.m. Sunday morning. A second alarm was called out after about an hour, as the fire spread through the home. In...
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August 11, 2019 - 8:45 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- One man is dead and two others were injured after a shooting early Sunday morning in North Austin. Police were called to the La Preferida Bar at 10205 North Lamar Boulevard just after 1:45 a.m. Sunday on a 9-1-1 call of shots fired. When first responders arrived, they found...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:45 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Pet owners should continue to keep their dogs out of Lady Bird Lake, city officials said Friday, but preliminary test results indicate a potential neurotoxin may be limited to the Red Bud Isle area. City officials said samples of water and algae were taken from eight...
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