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3 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Two forgery suspects sought by area police

Killeen PD is asking for the public's help to identify two forgery suspects who used forged/stolen checks.

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Related Topix: Killeen, TX, Bell County, TX

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Credit card skimming ring stretched from Sunset Valley to Round Rock

A woman working at a Sunset Valley restaurant used a credit card skimmer to steal information from more than 500 customers, according to an arrest affidavit.

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Related Topix: Round Rock, TX, Sunset Valley, TX, Travis County, TX

Country World News

Increasing number of equine deaths from mosquito-borne West Nile...

The good news for most living creatures on the planet is that the West Nile Virus doesn't affect them.

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Related Topix: West Nile Virus, Health, Salado, TX, Vaccinations

Mon Jul 28, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Greg Kelley protests draw more attention, scrutiny

For the first time, supporters of the victim in the Greg Kelley case in Williamson County are making their voices heard, adding to the growing community outrage.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Austin Chronicle

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up

The July 15 campaign finance deadline set off a flurry of 10-1 activity, much of which we covered in the Chronicle 's July 18 overview .

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Related Topix: Austin, TX, Travis County, TX

Sat Jul 26, 2014

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Board, new CEO give insight on money woes at Lone Star Circle of Care [Austin American-Statesman :: ]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) July 27-- Cash was so tight at the nonprofit Lone Star Circle of Care that when rosy earnings projections did not materialize this spring, the Georgetown-based clinic system for low-income patients risked going under.

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Related Topix: Travis County, TX

Fri Jul 25, 2014

KTEN-TV Denison

Former Texas geologist sentenced for child porn

A Texas judge has sentenced a former state geologist to 60 years in prison for promotion and possession of child pornography.

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Related Topix: Austin, TX

Thu Jul 24, 2014

KWTX

Newly Appointed Police Chief Calls It Quits After 10 Days

From Rusty Garrett and The Doppler 10 Forecast Center... The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory that for the counties of Bell, Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Robertson beginning Noon Thursday through 10:00 PM Friday.

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Related Topix: Bell County, TX, Bartlett, TX

The Austin Chronicle

Life for Baking Pot? Maybe Not

Jacob Lavoro's attorney is confident his client can avoid spending the rest of his life in prison for the crime of baking pot brownies , if the presiding judge will properly apply the law in his case.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Round Rock, TX

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Austin American-Statesman

Schave and Rielly comedy, 07.17.14

Supporters of Greg Kelley, a former Leander High School football player convicted last week of molesting a 4-year-old boy, participated in a "Shine Your Light for Justice" rally outside the Williamson County jail on Monday.

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Related Topix: Pflugerville, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Brothers kidnapped and taken to Mexico look back on ordeal

Zane and Matteo James spend their summer days mastering a myriad of their favorite video games.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Texas Tribune

Sheriffs Consider Selling E-Cigarettes at Jails

While traditional cigarettes are banned from most jails, vendors of e-cigarettes, which vaporize a liquid solution for inhalation, see a big market in Texas.

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Related Topix: Texas

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Flood lessons put to use in this week's storm response

City staff who were on duty during October's deadly flood in Onion Creek say they were better prepared for this week's intense overnight rain storm, a midsummer deluge that brought flooding to Austin's downtown and other urban pockets.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Onion Creek, TX, Cedar Park, TX, Round Rock, TX

Austin American Statesman

Austin Music Source: Saturday music picks: The Mastersons, Burbzfest

The Mastersons at Stubb's indoor. Following up their 2012 debut "Birds Fly South," which culminated in Chris Masterson and Eleanor Whitmore flying south from New York to re-settle in Austin, the couple headed west to make "Good Luck Charm" in Los Angeles with renowned producer Jim Scott.

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Related Topix: The Source, Pop/Rock, Fly, Austin, TX, Country, Steve Earle

KXAN-TV Austin

Storms Thursday night dropped more than 6" of rain in parts of Austin

A series of storms dropped several inches of rain in Austin Thursday night and early Friday morning, and more rain is possible.

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Related Topix: Weather, Austin, TX, Natural Disasters, Flood, Travis County, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KXAN-TV Austin

Kelley turned down probation before case went to trial

But as she waited to hear the jury's verdict, Patricia Cummings could not help but notice an extra bailiff had been brought into the courtroom to stand next to her and her client, Gregory Kelley.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Austin American-Statesman

Free adoptions at the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter on Saturday

The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is closing in on its 1000th adoption towards the goal to save 2,000 lives in 92 days.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Crescent-News.com

John Crisp - A local climate-change laboratory with global implications

If you were looking for a place to contemplate global climate change in a microcosm -- climate change writ small -- you could do worse than to consider my humble corner of the world.

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Related Topix: Texas, Corpus Christi, TX, San Antonio, TX, Eagle Ford, TX, Opinion

KXAN-TV Austin

Gregory Kelley puts his head down after being found guilty of sexual assault of a child.

The teen convicted of super aggravated sexual assault of a child for incidents at an in-home day care will spend the next 25 years behind bars and has surrendered his chances for an appeal as part of a plea deal reached Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KWTX

Jury Returns Verdict In Central Texas Daycare Sexual Assault

Greg Kelley, 19, faces at least 25 years in prison after a Williamson County jury found him guilty Tuesday night of two counts of super aggravated assault stemming from the molestation of a 4-year-old boy at a home daycare.

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