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Teens Charged in Cover Up of Friend’s Mystery Boating Death

Five friends who lied to cops about how a freshman Texas Christian University student drowned during a 2019 boat party on Lake Travis, near Austin, now face charges related to his death. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Jack Elliott’s friends ditched their alcohol and told authorities several versions of how he went overboard—including that he did a backflip into the water and that he fell while vomiting. None of them were true. “Jack Elliott was pushed by Delaney Brennan from the front of a wakeboard boat … operated by Elle Weber under the supervision of Carson Neel,” read a...
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KVUE's Tony Plohetski wins Sidney Award for Uvalde reporting

AUSTIN, Texas — KVUE and the Austin American-Stateman's Tony Plohetski won August's Sidney Award for his coverage of exclusive video depicting police response to the Uvalde shooting. The monthly Sidney Award goes "to an outstanding piece of journalism" from the month before, according to the Sidney Hillman Foundation website....
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Police searching for suspect after hit-and-run outside Q2 Stadium

AUSTIN, Texas — Police are searching for a suspect following a hit-and-run in North Austin last month that left a cyclist with severe, life-threatening injuries. The Austin Police Department said the crash happened on Wednesday, July 27, at approximately 9:46 p.m. on the 10300 block of Burnet Road, across from the Q2 soccer stadium.
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The Shocking Brisket Heist That Left An Austin Restaurant Reeling

The Austin restaurant scene is full of diverse food options. The city is home to ramen restaurants, breakfast taco trucks, upscale Italian joints, and more. If there's one food that's synonymous with Austin as a whole, though, it's barbecue. The art of meat is serious business in Texas, with each region of the state serving up a unique style of 'cue.
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APD asking for help finding suspect vehicle in north Austin hit-and-run

AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Police Department (APD) is asking for the public's help finding the suspect vehicle involved in a hit-and-run. Police said on July 27 around 9:46 p.m., officers responded to the 10300 block of Burnet Road for a hit-and-run in north Austin. A preliminary investigation revealed the...
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5 teens facing charges after friend was allegedly fatally shoved off boat after kiss

Five college students are facing criminal charges for allegedly covering up the 2019 death of their friend after he was shoved off a party boat in Texas by the girl he was kissing and fell into the vessel’s propeller. Jack Elliott, 19, died after falling into Lake Travis in Austin while he was out drinking and partying with a group of Texas Christian University friends back in Oct. 2019, the OC Register reported. His tragic death has sparked a years-long quest for justice by his parents after it was revealed Elliott’s friends allegedly lied to authorities about how the teen went...
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Thief Steals 20 Whole Briskets from Texas Barbecue Restaurant

"ATTENTION EAST SIDE [AUSTIN]," La Barbecue wrote on Instagram. "It happened again!!" The popular Texas restaurant has been burgled on multiple occasions this year, and this time, the as-yet-unidentified perpetrator made off with 20 whole briskets, which adds up to around $3,000 worth of meat. Just after 4 a.m. last...
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Man killed from 'blunt force trauma' in north Austin, police says

AUSTIN, Texas - The Austin Police Department (APD) is investigating a homicide in north Austin. Police said around 1:05 p.m., officers were called to an incident in the 1200 block of Kramer Lane. When officers arrived, they found a man with blunt force trauma to the head. The man was...
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Person critically injured in North Austin crash

AUSTIN, Texas - A person has been critically injured after a crash in North Austin. The crash happened shortly before midnight. Austin-Travis County EMS was called to the crash on Parmer Lane near I-35. It's not clear how many vehicles were involved but officials say the person who was injured...
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Seguin police searching for murder suspect, reward offered

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The Seguin Police Department is asking for help in locating a man accused of murder after the July shooting death of a Pflugerville man. Officials say they are looking for 38-year-old Norman ‘Trey’ Powell, and Guadalupe County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5000.00 for information leading to his arrest.
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APD investigating homicide at North Austin convenience store

Police say they are investigating how a man was killed Wednesday afternoon at a North Austin convenience store. The incident happened at the EZ Stop located in the 1200 block of Kramer Lane, just west of the intersection with North Lamar Boulevard. The Austin Police Department says the call came...
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