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Activist’s murder reopens old wounds in border city traumatized by legacy of ‘feminicides’

Groups want justice for Isabel Cabanillas and demand better protection for women in Juarez by: Julian Resendiz Posted: Jan 20, 2020 / 10:30 PM CST/ Updated: Jan 20, 2020 / 10:30 PM CST JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) — A painter, clothing designer and mother of a young child, Isabel Cabanillas de la Torre still found […]

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Austin man pleads guilty to beating, killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old brother

AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin man has pleaded guilty to beating and killing his girlfriend’s two-year-old brother in 2018. MORE: Toddler killed by sister’s boyfriend, police say A judge sentenced Miguel Berumen-Zepeda to 40 years in prison. As part of a plea deal, he waived his right to appeal and must serve at least 20 […]

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Activists: Austin should adopt anti-displacement, anti-gentrification policy before new Land Development Code

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin’s housing market ended 2019 with some record-breaking numbers. According to the Austin Board of Realtors, 33,084 homes were sold in 2019, totaling $13,158,737,333 in sales volume. As home prices continue to rise, a coalition called Development Without Displacement is criticizing the city for having only a vague policy and no real […]

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How secure are Austin’s bars? San Antonio shooting raises questions

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin has dozens of music venues downtown similar to Ventura in San Antonio. That bar was the site of shooting on Sunday, when 19-year-old suspect Kieran Christopher Williams reportedly opened fire around 8 p.m. — killing two people and injuring five. Back on Sixth Street in Austin, most bars have signs with […]

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Texas basketball handed fifth-worst loss in program history

Local Sports Posted: Jan 20, 2020 / 09:45 PM CST/ Updated: Jan 20, 2020 / 10:33 PM CST MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (KXAN) — Shaka Smart’s Longhorns suffered one of the worst losses in program history Monday night at West Virginia. The 97-59 demolition by the Mountaineers was the fifth worst loss in Texas basketball history […]

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Man dies after shooting on FM 969 Road in east Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County deputies are searching for a homicide suspect last seen Monday night. Deputies say Andre Lashon Ross, 44, was last seen on foot in the Austin’s Colony neighborhood wearing a grey t-shirt and blue jeans. Deputies are not sure if he is armed with a weapon. Residents in that neighborhood are […]

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Man transported to hospital after shooting in east Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) – While many spent their day off lounging around in their pajamas watching Netflix, hundreds of Austinites left their houses this morning to donate their day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. “Before I got involved with this, I used to be ‘Oooh a three-day weekend’, but now it’s like I get […]

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Cardiac arrests at 3M Half Marathon highlight importance of quick CPR

Austin (KXAN) — Two runners suffered cardiac arrests at this year’s 3M Half Marathon — within minutes of each other. Both runners were given immediate CPR and defibrillation, both had their pulse and breathing restored, and both were taken to hospitals. While KXAN does not have official confirmation on the conditions of these patients, Austin […]

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Woman tases man after finding him with another woman at nightclub

Weird News Posted: Jan 20, 2020 / 07:33 PM CST/ Updated: Jan 20, 2020 / 07:33 PM CST WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — A Wichita Falls woman was charged with tasing her husband after police said she went looking for him and found him at a nightspot with his girlfriend. Irlanda Parra, 24, was charged with […]

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