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Williamson County Sheriff
March 21, 2017 - 8:59 am
(Round Rock/KJCE) Williamson County authorities are investigating the possible drowning death of a 4-year old child Monday. Officers responded to a home on Monument Drive just before 11:00 a.m. Monday morning. When they arrived, EMS medics were preparing to transport the boy to Dell Children's...
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Dreamstime
March 21, 2017 - 8:05 am
(Austin/KJCE) Austin police are taking steps to combat a possible design flaw in their Ford Explorer patrol vehicles, that may result in carbon monoxide leaking into the passenger compartment. The move comes after a Saturday incident involving a police sergeant almost passing out while on duty in...
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Dreamstime
March 21, 2017 - 6:46 am
(Austin/KJCE) The leading Senate "school choice" bill will get its first hearing in front of a Texas Senate committee Tuesday morning. The Senate Public Education Committee will hear testimony on Senate Bill 3 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The bill will create "education savings accounts", or ESAs, which...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2017 - 4:27 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police have identified the victim in last week's fatal shooting on Northeast Austin; the city's 7th murder of 2017. Related Coverage: One shot, killed at NE Austin apartment complex Investigators say 21-year old Ruler Bailey was gunned down at the Rare Apartments in the 6400...
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Lockhart ISD
March 20, 2017 - 3:43 pm
(Lockhart/KJCE) Lockhart ISD officials announced Monday they have suspended a Lockhart High School teacher for having an improper relationship with a student. Lockhart Police say 27-year old science teacher Sarah Fowkles, who has worked for the Lockhart district since October 2014, was "engaged in...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2017 - 2:53 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police have released the details of their preliminary investigation into a Saturday single-vehicle wreck on Southwest Parkway. Related Coverage: Single vehicle crash kills man on Southwest Parkway Investigators say a maroon 2009 Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound at a high...
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Dreamstime
March 20, 2017 - 2:20 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police have released statistics from their most recent No Refusal initiative, with more than 202 arrests. Between March 3 and March 20, Austin Police arrested 202 individuals for Driving While Intoxicated. Of those, 71 consented to a breathalyzer test and 31 consented to a...
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March 20, 2017 - 2:09 pm
(Austin/KJCE) According to a newly-released report from the Department of Homeland Security, Travis County released 142 criminally charged illegal immigrants in late January and early February, by declining detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The report , covering...
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March 20, 2017 - 6:24 am
(Austin/KJCE) Two Austin-area IHOP restaurants were robbed at gunpoint this morning, and Austin Police believe the same suspect is involved. Around 3:45 a.m., the IHOP on South MoPac at Bee Cave Road was robbed; roughly an hour later, the second restaurant at 901 East Koenig near U.S. 290 and...
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Dreamstime
March 19, 2017 - 10:58 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Like other states, Texas is set to take a look at its minimum wage in this legislative session. Monday, the House Committee on Business and Industry is set to consider nine different bills that have been filed, all aiming to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.25 per hour, which is...
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