Williamson County Newswire

Williamson County Newswire

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  1. Crash site cleared after 18-wheeler flips onto side on I-35Read the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

    A lane closed after an early morning 18-wheeler accident on Interstate 35 near Jarrell has reopened after several hours. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office said it happened around 6 a.m. on northbound I-35 near CR 312.

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  2. Selfie saved a Texas man from 99 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Town Talk

    ... WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - The morning of September 22, 2017, Cristopher Precopia went to work at a lumber yard. By the end of the day, he was in ...

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  3. His ex accused him of an attack that could have meant life in prison. A selfie saved him.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... he was rejected because of the violent offense for which he'd been charged last year. Precopia, of Williamson County, Texas, was arrested Sept. 22, 2017, after his ex-girlfriend told police that he'd broken into her home and assaulted her - using a ...

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  4. Selfie exonerates man from burglary chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC15.com

    A single snap of a selfie may have exonerated a Texas man from spending the rest of his life in jail had he been convicted of the felony his attorney said he was falsely accused of committing, ABC News reports . Williamson County resident Cristopher "CJ" Precopia, 21, was arrested and slapped with a felony burglary charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of breaking into her home and attacking her, carving an "X" onto her skin, his lawyer, Rick Flores, told ABC News.

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  5. How a selfie saved a man from a prison sentence for a crime he didn't commitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    When 21-year-old Christopher Precopia met with a recruiter to enlist in the U.S. Army in October, he was rejected because of the violent offence for which he'd been charged last year. Precopia, of Williamson County, Texas, was arrested September 22, 2017, after his ex-girlfriend told police that he'd broken into her home and assaulted her - using a box-cutter to carve an "X" just below her neck, Texas ABC-affiliate KVUE reported.

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  6. Selfie saves Texas man from serving up to 99 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fox News

    ... said he didn't commit -- and only a photo he took of himself was able to clear his name. Precopia, 21, of Williamson County, said he was confused when police arrested him on Sept. 22, 2017. Officials said his ex-girlfriend, who was not named, ...

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  7. 2 lanes reopened after big-rig crash blocks northbound I-35 in JarrellRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Austin American-Statesman

    An 18-wheeler flipped on its side early Friday, prompting authorities to close the northbound lanes of I-35, Williamson County sheriff's officials said. Earlier: The northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near County Road 312 in Jarrell are blocked after an 18-wheeler flipped on its side, Williamson County sheriff's officials said.

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  8. TODAY: First hearing in salary lawsuit against Williamson Co. commissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Austin American-Statesman

    Hobbs sued the Williamson County commissioners in August saying the policy they set on salary limits for employees is preventing him from hiring or keeping qualified employees. According to the policy, if Hobbs wants to hire a new employee above the minimum pay set for a job, he can only offer 25 percent above it, the lawsuit said.

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  9. How a selfie saved a Texas man from 99 years in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | USA Today

    ... WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas - The morning of September 22, 2017, Cristopher Precopia went to work at a lumber yard. By the end of the day, he was ...

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  10. Baylor, A&M, UT change history with archaeological projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXXV-TV Waco

    ... re-write history. If you're looking to find the dig site, you'll have a tough time. It sits along the Bell-Williamson County line just a short distance off the highway but what they found here has re-written history in the way we think about the ...

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  11. Two men arrested for possessing credit card skimmer, other people's informationRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | KXXV-TV Waco

    Lampasas police arrested Jose Chaples-Bruzon, 25 and Daniel Perez-Rodriguez, 28, for possessing identifying information of other people, as well as possessing drug paraphernalia, a credit/debit card skimmer and being wanted by other agencies. The vehicle the two suspects were stopped by an officer on the 500 block of South Key Avenue on Nov. 14. Police said that Chaples-Bruzon was wanted by the Williamson County Sheriff's Department and the Cedar Park Police Department for credit/debit card abuse.

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  12. A selfie saved a US man from life in prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Stuff.co.nz

    When 21-year-old Christopher Precopia met with a recruiter to enlist in the US Army in October, he was rejected because of the violent offence for which he'd been charged last year. Precopia, of Williamson County, in the US state of Texas, was arrested September 22, 2017, after his ex-girlfriend told police that he'd broken into her home and assaulted her - using a box-cutter to carve an "X" just below her neck, Texas ABC-affiliate KVUE reported.

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  13. Selfie exonerates man from burglary charge: LawyerRead the original story

    Yesterday | ABC News

    A single snap of a selfie may have exonerated a Texas man from spending the rest of his life in jail had he been convicted of the felony his attorney said he was falsely accused of committing. Williamson County resident Cristopher "CJ" Precopia, 21, was arrested and slapped with a felony burglary charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of breaking into her home and attacking her, carving an "X" onto her skin, his lawyer, Rick Flores, told ABC News.

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  14. Allow me to introduce myselfRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Countywide

    ... edit stories. Prior to that, I served as the sports editor and education reporter for four years at the Williamson County Sun, a 160-year-old publication just north of Austin in Georgetown. There I covered all aspects of education, including school ...

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  15. Ballots finally recovered from voting machine in Williamson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | KXAN-TV Austin

    "The votes on the malfunctioning iVotronic machine have been recovered. A petition will be filed to seek an order allowing the 114 votes on the malfunctioning iVotronic machine to be counted as part of the election night results.

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  16. Texas Serial Package Thief Arrested Before Holiday SeasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 14 | FindLaw

    It's the holiday season, and you know what that means? Package theft will be on the rise. Officers in Williamson County, Texas have been on the lookout for one prolific thief, active since mid October.

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  17. Deputies arrest suspected package thief in Williamson CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | KXAN-TV Austin

    Deputies in Williamson County arrested Dustin Alan Pruitt for a series of package thefts in a sprawling neighborhood on November 8.

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  18. Traffic report for Nov. 12, 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | Austin American-Statesman

    ... 9 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. The Woodland Avenue exit (No. 232) will also be closed. Interstate 35 (Williamson County): Reduced to one northbound lane under FM 3406-Old Settlers Boulevard from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday nights. One ...

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  19. WilCo Sheriff's Office arrests suspected serial package thiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | KXAN-TV Austin

    ... Teravista neighborhood, as well as others. Sheriff Chody took to Twitter to share the news of the arrest. "Williamson County doesn't play around," he said. WilCo Sheriff's Office ARRESTS the suspected package thief who is believed to be responsible ...

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  20. Could winds of political change be stirring in Williamson County?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | Austin American-Statesman

    In 2014, Jimmy Flannigan spent much of his first campaign for an Austin City Council seat block-walking in his neck of the capital city, a section tucked away in the southern bend of Williamson County. "I would say who I was and what I was running for and people would say, 'Is it safe for you to knock on my door?'" Flannigan told the American-Statesman on Thursday.

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