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Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
The 15 county and district judges who make up Travis County’s Criminal Court Judiciary issued a memo on Monday unanimously recommending that the city’s currently shuttered forensics lab – currently run by the Austin Police Department – be removed from department control and reopened as an independent lab run in partnership between the city and county.

1:04PM Tue. Dec. 6, 2016, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Judges: Move the Lab out of APD!
Live Election Coverage
Will our democracy survive the night? Will Texas inch a little closer to turning Travis-County-blue? Will D6 voters show CM Don Zimmerman the door? We’ve got questions and, fingers crossed, we’ll have all the answers tonight. Follow the Chronicle news team’s election coverage here and on Twitter: #ACvotes.

10:42PM Tue. Nov. 8, 2016, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

UT to Host Black Matters Conference
The University of Texas at Austin has announced its first-ever international Black Studies conference, to be held Sept. 29-30. Black Matters: The Futures of Black Scholarship and Activism will focus on activism and critical thinking in the world of Black Studies, as well as culture, history, and policy related to the black community.

11:22AM Tue. Sep. 27, 2016, Spencer Beghtol Read More | Comment »

Norwood Trial: Verdict – Guilty
Mark Norwood was found guilty this afternoon for the January 1988 murder of Debra Baker. Twelve jurors reached their decision after just under two hours of deliberation. Norwood has been sentenced to life, which runs concurrent with the life sentence he received when he was found guilty in 2013 of Christine Morton’s 1986 murder.

2:33PM Fri. Sep. 23, 2016, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Norwood Trial: Retracing the Morton Murder
Mark Norwood’s trial for the 1988 murder of Debra Baker should last at least two and a half days longer than originally anticipated. On Monday morning, Judge Julie Kocurek decided prosecutors will be allowed to bring into evidence the details of Christine Morton’s 1986 murder.

7:30AM Tue. Sep. 20, 2016, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Norwood Trial: Morton Murder at Stake Monday
The turning point in Mark Norwood’s trial for the 1988 murder of Debra Baker should come Monday morning. Prior to the jury’s 10am posting to the 390th District Court, Judge Julie Kocurek is expected to rule on whether to allow discussion of the 1986 Williamson County murder of Christine Morton.

7:30AM Mon. Sep. 19, 2016, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

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Cop Suspended for Pepper Spraying Handcuffed Arrestee
Police Chief Art Acevedo suspended patrol officer Cameron Caldwell for 45 days on Tuesday for pepper spraying an arrestee after the individual had already been handcuffed and placed inside a prisoner transport van Downtown.

3:53PM Tue. Aug. 30, 2016, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Chief Acevedo Responds to Dallas Sniper Attack
In a press conference Friday afternoon, Austin Police Department Chief Art Acevedo turned statesman, speaking more broadly, following the death of five Dallas officers Thursday night.

8:00PM Fri. Jul. 8, 2016, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

Super Tuesday in Travis County
As polls for the March 1 joint primary election close at 7pm, we’ll be watching the returns all night in contested Democratic races, plus select GOP races. Follow the Chronicle's News team on Twitter with the hashtag #ACvotes, and find more election coverage in Thursday’s print edition.

12:45AM Wed. Mar. 2, 2016, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

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