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March 25, 2019 - 10:56 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Another Austin ISD campus currently named for someone with Confederate ties will have a new name. AISD trustees voted Monday night to change the name of Sidney Lanier Early College High School to Juan Navarro Early College High School. Navarro, a 2007 graduate of Lanier, served as...
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March 25, 2019 - 4:18 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A suspect in a weekend homicide in south Austin has been arrested, police say. Austin Police say the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Jessica Romero today. Romero was being sought in connection with an apparent armed robbery in south Austin early Sunday morning . Police say...
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March 25, 2019 - 8:58 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Officials will break ground Monday on a new downtown rail station for Capital Metro's MetroRail. The new station will increase capacity at the downtown station, offer larger platforms and a signature public plaza. The station will take over 4th Street between Red River and Trinity...
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March 24, 2019 - 1:06 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- One person is dead and police are searching for three suspects after an armed robbery turned deadly in south Austin early Sunday morning. Austin Police say they received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a disturbance in the 1200 block of Southport Drive, just northeast of Ben White and...
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March 22, 2019 - 10:17 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- If you're looking for a furry friend, the Austin Animal Center is in desparate need of adoptions and fosters. Officials say nearly 100 animals have come into the shelter in the last two days, and they're running out of space to house all of the animals. Medium and large dogs in...
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courtesy Austin Fire Department
March 22, 2019 - 8:02 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Crews were battling a large pallet fire in north Austin Friday morning. Pflugerville Fire crews, with assistance from the Austin Fire Department, were battling the blaze in the 14600 block of Brenda Street, just northwest of Interstate 35 and Wells Branch Parkway. Pflugerville Fire...
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March 22, 2019 - 7:54 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- One man is dead after a police chase into south Austin led to a crash early Friday morning. Manor Police say it all began around 12:45 a.m. when one of their officers attempted to pull over a driver on Highway 290 East. The vehicle refused to stop and continued into Austin, where a...
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March 21, 2019 - 12:51 pm
DRIPPING SPRINGS (KJCE) -- Could the Hill Country town of Dripping Springs change its name to Pound Town? That's what a new campaign is pushing for, as the group says, to honor Dr. Joseph and Sarah Pound - the earliest known settlers of the area of what is now Dripping Springs. A GoFundMe page for...
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Austin Fire Department
March 21, 2019 - 7:45 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man was seriously injured and roughly 40 people have been displaced from their homes following an overnight apartment fire in central Austin. Officials say the fire started around 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning at the Park Avenue Place Apartments, located at 306 East 30th Street...
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March 21, 2019 - 7:30 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Rising demand and decreasing supply continue to push prices higher at the pump, according to the latest numbers from AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel across the Austin metro area is $2.31 this week, up eight cents from last week and a cent cheaper...
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