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18 hrs ago | Nevada Appeal
AUSTIN, Texas - Officials with Tesla Motors visited Williamson County at least eight times over six months as they sought a site for the company's $5 billion battery factory, going as far as hiring an Austin lawyer to negotiate in a series of meetings with local and state officials. The electric car company's intense interest in 1,200-plus acres between Hutto and Taylor galvanized the two communities and Williamson County to create a rare mega-site for manufacturing served by a rail line.
Court records paint a picture of Meagan Work as a young, unmarried mother who grew up in a broken home and over the years, was unable to steer clear of the court system. As a young adult, the main male figures in Work's life were her longtime boyfriend and her son's biological father.
Police said Friday they have found remains of a small child believed to be Colton Brandt Turner, a missing 2-year-old boy. Central Texas police find remains believed to be missing boy Police said Friday they have found remains of a small child believed to be Colton Brandt Turner, a missing 2-year-old boy.
The search for missing 2-year-old Colton Brandt Turner turned tragic Friday as a child's body was found in Southeast Austin where the FBI, Austin and Cedar Park police were searching in a wooded area near the intersection of Burleson Road and Felter Lane. "We have every reason to believe the remains of that child are those of little Colton Turner," Cedar Park Chief of Police Sean Mannix said in a news conference Friday afternoon.
"Despite spotty rain, parts of our area remain dry with Western Travis County facing moderate fire danger," said Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee. "The heat and lack of significant rainfall increase the chances that fires can start and spread quickly."
Williamson County Deputy Constable Don Glen Zachary is one of the 22 Texas suspects arrested by federal authorities in connection to an Austin-area steroid distribution ring, according to County spokeswoman Connie Watson. Zachary works out of Precinct 2, and as of Thursday was suspended with pay.
Federal authorities have arrested 22 people in an investigation of a steroid distribution ring whose leaders live in Williamson County, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. The men are accused of conspiring to distribute more than 1,000 doses of steroids in tablet form and more than 200 vials of steroids in liquid form.
A convicted child molester whose supporters are trying to get him a new trial is being transferred to state prison Friday. A jury convicted Greg Kelley in mid-July of sexually abusing a child at an in-home day care in Cedar Park.
This week we've seen an entire new battlefront open with the fight for a Living Wage. In more than 150 cities arond the nation worker protested yesterday for a $15 Minimum Wage arguing that most of the people at these jobs are over 20 years old.
A motion to suppress evidence was filed in early July, but it appears Jacob Lavoro will have to wait a few more months for adjudication. In a Williamson County court Thursday, Judge Stacey Mathews set the next hearing for the 19-year-old made famous for baking pot brownies to mid-November.
A corrections officer in Williamson County is facing charges of indecency with a child after being accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old girl. The girl said during an interview at the Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center that 59-year-old James Watson Kelley touched her inappropriately Aug. 21, while he was babysitting for her at his apartment.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 05:53 pm
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