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Austin Police Department
August 09, 2019 - 12:11 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing infant and those that took him from a local hospital. Police say 30 year old Brittany Sadi Smith checked into a local hospital under a false name and gave birth to Elijah Phillips on Friday, July 19. Smith...
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August 09, 2019 - 10:57 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Austin Police have identified the man killed in a Sunday night auto-pedestrian crash on the city's southwest side. Police say 44-year old Douglas Joseph Vogelsass was walking northbound on William Cannon Drive, crossing U.S. Highway 290 just after 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning...
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August 09, 2019 - 9:25 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Several downtown street closures will be in effect Saturday afternoon and evening as Austin's Pride Festival and Parade takes the streets. Here are the street closures and lane reductions that are planned: San Jacinto Blvd from E. 15th to E. 11th from 1 p.m. to midnight E...
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Talk 1370 Newsroom
August 09, 2019 - 9:08 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- It's early August in Central Texas, and that means one thing - the forecast is a broken record. All of the Austin area will be under a Heat Advisory again Friday afternoon, beginning at noon and lasting until 8 p.m. Friday evening. Forecast temperatures are expected to...
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August 09, 2019 - 8:49 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- The state's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday is upon us. Texas' annual sales tax holiday runs through midnight Sunday, August 11. The law, in place since 1999, exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced below $100 from sales tax, saving...
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Dreamstime
August 09, 2019 - 8:40 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- In their first meeting back after summer break, Austin's City Council made it a marathon one - at just over 18 hours. In one of the largest items on the agenda, Council members voted unanimously around 2 a.m. Friday morning to raise the city's hotel occupancy tax, or HOT...
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August 08, 2019 - 10:19 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- A drop in demand and building gasoline supplies are leading to lower prices at the pump, according to AAA Texas' Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel this week in the Austin area is $2.43, down three cents from last week and 19 cents...
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August 08, 2019 - 7:26 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- The heat continues, with another Heat Advisory set for Thursday afternoon for the Austin area. High temperatures are forecast to reach 101 in Austin, with the "feels like" heat index pushing up to 108-110 degrees. That has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a...
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August 08, 2019 - 6:59 am
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- One man is dead after a crash on the city's northeast side Wednesday night. First responders were called to the 7000 block of Howard Lane just before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police say three motorcycles were traveling eastbound when one hit a curb. lost control, and was thrown...
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Dreamstime
August 07, 2019 - 4:32 pm
AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- Swimming in Lady Bird Lake is illegal for humans, and now the city is asking you to keep your pets out of the water - at least for now. Austin Parks officials say they've closed Red Bud Isle to the public as of Wednesday afternoon. Officials say that's where the largest...
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