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ACL operators sold to Los Angeles-based company

ACL operators sold to Los Angeles-based companyLive Nation announced Friday the acquisition of a controlling stake in C3 Presents, the owners and operators of Austin City Limits Music Festival.
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  • 8 hours, 55 minutes ago
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Trail of Lights closed due to flooding

Trail of Lights closed due to floodingThe Trial of Lights will be closed Friday, Dec. 19 due to flooding in Zilker Park.
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  • 10 hours, 55 minutes ago
Crime

Police: Man followed, solicited girl, 13

Police: Man followed, solicited girl, 13Police have charged a man accused of following a 13-year-old girl and asking her to perform sexual acts on him, according to an arrest warrant.
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  • 13 hours, 16 minutes ago
Local

Lawsuit claims SXSW crash 'could have been prevented'

Lawsuit claims SXSW crash 'could have been prevented'A series of lawsuits were filed Thursday against the organizers of South by Southwest music festival, claiming negligence.
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  • 18 hours, 17 minutes ago
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Leander Police Department embracing social media

Leander Police Department embracing social mediaThe department is using social media to its advantage, getting help from the public in identifying suspects and helping citizens avoid getting tickets.
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  • 18 hours, 20 minutes ago
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APD Chief speaks out about U.S.-Cuba relations

APD Chief speaks out about U.S.-Cuba relationsAPD Chief Art Acevedo came to the U.S. in 1968 from Cuba, with his family receiving political asylum in the United States.
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  • 18 hours, 23 minutes ago
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Officer retires after inappropriate comments to reporter

Officer retires after inappropriate comments to reporterA senior APD officer retired one day after making comments to a KUT reporter regarding the media's coverage of Ray Rice's suspension.
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  • 18 hours, 27 minutes ago
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San Marcos luxury student housing project stalls

San Marcos luxury student housing project stallsConstruction at Eight17 Lofts is at least six months behind the scheduled move-in date for students, and no end is in sight.
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  • 18 hours, 39 minutes ago
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Cyclist escapes serious injury from thrown salsa bottle

Cyclist escapes serious injury from thrown salsa bottleAn Austin cyclist hopes the public can offer tips leading to the men in a car who threw a full bottle of salsa at his back, causing minor injuries.
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  • 18 hours, 42 minutes ago
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Wounded dog finds new home

Wounded dog finds new homeA dog who was found shot on the side of a Williamson County road in November has a new home this holiday.
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  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Defenders

Legislation filed to fix mental health worker shortage

Legislation filed to fix mental health worker shortageMental health advocates are praising new legislation filed by Sen. Charles Schwertner of Georgetown.
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  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Local

New APD patrol boundaries go into effect

New APD patrol boundaries go into effectNew patrol boundaries for the Austin Police Department went into effect Wednesday.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Texas

Texas troopers increase patrols over holidays

Texas troopers increase patrols over holidaysTexas troopers will increase patrols over the more than two-week holiday period with officers on the lookout for drunken drivers.
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  • 1 day, 10 hours ago
Local

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flightNASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.
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1 dead, 2 injured in western Travis Co. crash

1 dead, 2 injured in western Travis Co. crashOne person is dead and two others are injured after a crash in western Travis County on Thursday.
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Police warn drivers about hands-free ordinance

Police warn drivers about hands-free ordinanceThe banned list includes cell phones, portable gaming devices, electronic readers and GPS. City officials urge drivers to use a headset or Bluetooth instead.
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  • 1 day, 11 hours ago
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Georgetown man, 19, found dead near San Gabriel River

Georgetown man, 19, found dead near San Gabriel RiverGeorgetown police and the Texas Rangers are investigating the shooting death of a Georgetown man, according to a Thursday press release.
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  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
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Rainey Street food trailers to leave by end of December

Rainey Street food trailers to leave by end of DecemberThe half-acre lot of food trailers on Rainey Street is popular among those enjoying the nightlife in the area -- but by the end of the month, the trucks will move out to make room for a high-rise.
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  • 1 day, 13 hours ago
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Fake Twitter account reported for APD chief

Fake Twitter account reported for APD chiefA fake Twitter account for Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has been created, posting controversial tweets under the chief's name.
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  • 1 day, 15 hours ago
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Dryer fire extinguished in South Austin

Dryer fire extinguished in South AustinCrews have extinguished a fire at a South Austin home on Thursday morning, according to the Austin Fire Department.
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  • 1 day, 16 hours ago
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Hands-free ordinance goes into effect in January

Hands-free ordinance goes into effect in JanuaryThe new hands-free ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, meaning the use of any portable electronic device, while driving, will be off limits.
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  • 1 day, 17 hours ago
Politics

Adler to lead new, diverse council

Adler to lead new, diverse councilAustin has a new mayor and a new council to lead the city. The make-up of the 2015 council is much different than in years past.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Local

Army vet gets 10 years probation for attacking men

Army vet gets 10 years probation for attacking menThe man accused of assaulting two gay men during PRIDE weekend in 2012 has pleaded guilty to assault charges.
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  • 1 day, 18 hours ago
Mayoral Race

Steve Adler wins Austin mayor runoff

Steve Adler wins Austin mayor runoffMike Martinez called opponent Steve Adler Tuesday evening to concede the race for Austin mayor.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Politics

Austin's new leadership

Austin's new leadershipHere's a breakdown of Austin's new city council.
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  • 2 days, 3 hours ago
Local

Leander High lock down lifted, no weapon found

Leander High lock down lifted, no weapon foundLeander High School was placed on lock down Wednesday after a reported weapon on campus, according to a spokeswoman for Leander Independent School District.
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  • 2 days, 5 hours ago
Community

Does it Work Wednesday: Amish Secret Handmade Wood Polish

Does it Work Wednesday: Amish Secret Handmade Wood PolishQuita Culpepper puts the Amish Secret Handmade Wood Polish to the test on Does it Work Wednesday
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  • 2 days, 6 hours ago