Local & State

This June 13, 2018, photo shows death-row inmate Christopher Young outside death row during an interview at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has refused to stop the scheduled execution of Young, who was convicted of fatally shooting San Antonio convenience store owner Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in November 2004. He is scheduled to die Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Graczyk)
July 17, 2018 - 6:56 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Tuesday evening for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner after courts turned down appeals that the state parole board improperly rejected the inmate's clemency request because he's black. Christopher Young, 34, never...
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July 16, 2018 - 11:45 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- With some of the hottest temperatures this season gripping the state, the Texas Department of Public Safety is urging Texans to take extra safety precautions. "We have already experienced extreme heat in most parts of the state this summer, and DPS wants to remind all Texans that...
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Cedar Park Police Department
July 16, 2018 - 10:58 am
CEDAR PARK (KJCE) -- A 35-year old man is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Cedar Park late Sunday night. Cedar Park Police say they responded to the northbound lanes of 183A at the Whitestone Boulevard exit ramp at 11:30 Sunday night. When officers arrived, they pronounced 35-year old...
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Austin Police Department
July 16, 2018 - 9:04 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A traffic stop along Interstate 35 last week led to an estimated $4.8 million in illegal drugs being seized, Austin Police announced Monday morning. Last Tuesday, officers stopped a 2004 Ford F-150 truck in the 12600 block of Interstate 35 for speeding and failure to display a...
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July 16, 2018 - 7:22 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Hazy conditions will continue today as African dust continues to blow into the area, combined with some of the hottest temperatures we've seen all year. Forecast temperatures are expected to be near 100 today, and above 100 for the rest of the week and beyond, with afternoon heat...
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Austin Fire Department
July 15, 2018 - 10:35 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Three people were transported to area hospitals early Sunday morning following a collision involving an 18-wheeler on Interstate 35 in downtown Austin. Officials say the crash happened around 4 a.m. in the lower deck of southbound I-35. One vehicle ended up pinned under the truck,...
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July 13, 2018 - 5:17 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of Friday's settlement with the woman, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe, were...
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July 13, 2018 - 2:30 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The creation of a new Texas-based Army command focused on the future will help the soldier service adapt to the emerging threats from powers such as China and Russia after years of counterinsurgency warfare, Army leaders said Friday. Gen. Mark...
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Texas Department of Agriculture
July 13, 2018 - 1:29 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Officials say a credit card skimmer was found Friday at a northeast Austin gas station. Texas Department of Agriculture officials say the skimmer was found at the Minimax Food Mart at 1033 East Howard Lane on the city's northeast side. Officials say the device was found in pump #4...
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July 12, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders will announce on Friday that they have chosen Austin, Texas, as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars, U.S. officials said.
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