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2 years 1 day ago

Jessica Ridgeway suspect arrested

Law enforcement received the major break in the Jessica Ridgway investigation they have been hoping for. Late Tuesday evening police received a call that led them to a home near the Ketner Lake Open Space and have made an arrest in the Ridgeway murder investigation. Additionally, authorities will file...

2 years 6 months ago

Officer shot in Austin, TX

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say an officer has been fatally shot at a Walmart store in Austin, Texas, and that a suspect is in custody. Austin police Chief Art Acevedo says the killing took place around 2:30 a.m. Friday and that the officer died at the scene. The officer's...

2 years 7 months ago

Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Strickland dies at 79

DENVER (AP) - Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Ted Strickland has died. The Adams County coroner's office confirmed Strickland's death Wednesday but had no further details. The Denver Post reports the 79-year-old had been in faltering health. The Republican served in both the Colorado House and Senate. He was lieutenant governor...

3 years 1 month ago

Texas wildfires now 30 percent contained

BASTROP, Texas (AP) - The Texas Forest Service says massive wildfires near Austin are 30 percent contained. Agency spokeswoman April Saginor says lighter winds have helped firefighting efforts in Bastrop County, where blazes have destroyed more than 600 homes and blackened about 45 square miles. Saginor says the...

3 years 5 months ago

Obama cheered over bin Laden's death

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The killing of Osama bin Laden has given President Barack Obama a new applause line for fundraising events. Obama boasted at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Tuesday night that thanks to the U.S. military and American intelligence agencies, "Osama bin Laden will never again threaten...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Police: Gunman at UT-Austin kills himself

A gunman opened fire inside a library at the University of Texas at Austin, then shot and killed himself, police and university officials said Tuesday. Police Chief Art Acevedo told NBC News that that the dead man suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police were seeking...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado city makes a 'Best' list

Kiplinger's Personal Finance has named its 10 Best Cities for the Next Decade-with a focus on innovative thinking. The list includes Boulder, at #4. Kiplinger's teamed with Martin Prosperity Institute, a think tank that studies economic prosperity. "New ideas generate new businesses," says Stolarick, who this year evaluated U.S....

4 years 8 months ago

Wife of Austin plane pilot to speak out

The Red Cross says the wife of the pilot who crashed his plane into a Texas office building that housed an IRS office plans to reach out to media and answer questions. Red Cross spokeswoman Marty McKellips says A. Joseph Stack's family planned to "give information and answer questions"...

4 years 8 months ago

Small plane crashes into Texas office building

A small plane crashed Thursday into a multistory office building in Austin, causing a fire and sending black smoke billowing from the seven-story structure, officials said. At least two people were injured a third was unaccounted for. The Associated Press, citing an unidentified source, said the crash didn't appear...

4 years 9 months ago

Study sees parking lot dust as a cancer risk

Chemicals in a cancer-causing substance used to seal pavement, parking lots and driveways across the U.S. are showing up at alarming levels in dust in homes, prompting concerns about the potential health effects of long-term exposure, a new study shows. The substance is coal tar sealant, a waste product...

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