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Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero
The Austin Police Department’s notorious rape kit backlog is no more. Dana Kadavy, executive director of the department’s Forensic Science Division, confirmed the department’s remaining 2,251 untested kits have been sent out for testing to contracted labs.

2:00PM Mon. Apr. 9, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Felony Charges Dropped in "Facebook Threat" Case
After five years, Justin Carter can rest easy. The New Braunfels native, charged in 2013 with making a “terroristic threat” by posting vaguely threatening comments on Facebook, last week accepted a plea deal dismissing the felony charges against him.

11:00AM Fri. Apr. 6, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

The Propagandists in Our Backyard
Akin to a hostage video or a scene out of dystopian film, 66 local broadcast anchors across the country over the past few weeks recited nearly identical scripts, each tailored to their communities, that warned viewers of the dangers of “biased and false” news.

10:15AM Fri. Apr. 6, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

One Cop Fired, One's Fate Sealed?
Interim Police Chief Brian Manley last week indefinitely suspended Officer Robert Mathis for a series of administrative violations stemming from an Oct. 7, 2017, incident in which he and his partner, Nathaniel Stallings, were running patrol and came across a man and a woman in a car – the latter of whom they knew to have experience working as a prostitute.

4:55PM Mon. Apr. 2, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Pair of Deaths at the County Jail
The Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Medical Examiner, and the Texas Rangers are investigating two deaths that occurred 12 hours apart this weekend in the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle.

2:30PM Mon. Apr. 2, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Will Austin Vote on CodeNEXT?
A petition to put CodeNEXT on the November 2018 ballot for public vote was officially filed with the City Clerk on Thursday morning.

1:20PM Thu. Mar. 29, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

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MetroRail's Moving Schedule
Over the past week, in an effort to improve the reliability of its MetroRail service, Capital Metro tried out a test schedule designed to reduce delays, moving arrival times up 10 minutes at each stop.

11:45AM Fri. Mar. 23, Nina Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Austin Bombings Suspect Dead
The primary person of interest in the series of bombings that detonated around Austin over the past three weeks is dead. Authorities located him at a hotel in Round Rock yesterday and pursued him down the frontage road until he pulled over and detonated a bomb inside his car.

8:47AM Wed. Mar. 21, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

SXSW Panel Recap: Does Satire Still Matter? Eh, Sure
As a political satirist, what do you do when your president is a walking caricature whose remarks and behavior are so beyond insanity they resemble something closer to parody than real-life? What do you do when the news headlines could be mistaken for surrealist humor? What do you do when the jokes too easily write themselves?

11:43AM Mon. Mar. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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