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AUSTIN (KXAN) - After hackers took control of much of the city of Atlanta's computer network more than a week and a half ago, a cybersecurity researcher says there's "a reason to worry" about the attacks targeting other major cities, including AUSTIN. The hack left Atlanta employees without access to ... ransomware
The Austin Fire Department has nearly extinguished a fire that happened at the Austin Screen Printing in North Austin Monday. According to AFD, they received a call around 12:48 p.m. for the fire in the upstairs office of the two-story building, located in the 4204 block of Medical Parkway near 45th Street.

For its Austin location, Rooster will feature a monthly breakfast taco special in collaboration with Austin chefs. It'll also serve bread from Texas French bread and Cuvee Coffee's cold brew. Chef/owner Rouha Sadighi said people should expect some sort of barbecue dish, as well as migas, as she told ...
Ralph Barrera Professional pet care specialists Emily Howard, left, and Corlean Reed oversaw nine dogs at Zilker Park on Monday morning. Forecasters say overcast skies and humid conditions Monday are expected to be replaced Tuesday with another round of storms and a cold front that will ...
In March, Austin hosted the South by Southwest festivals and the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play golf tournament -- two major events at which explosives teams are responsible for sweeping venues to ensure safety. Visits by several VIPs also required extra security and bomb squad responses. Police
UCLA is increasingly relying on nontenured academic faculty as opposed to tenured faculty. While budget problems play a role in this, they don't completely explain the phenomenon. (Daily Bruin file photo). Share · Tweet. For 14 Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners and a Fields Medalist, UCLA is ... Police

Emergency crews responded to the crash at 2 a.m. where they found a man and a woman, both in their 20s, with serious injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, according to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services. EMS said the vehicle struck a fixed object. The man and the woman ... Police
Austin police have charged a man with possession of child pornography last week after tracing two videos depicting minors engaged in sex acts to his ... police conducted surveillance at Fisher's duplex in North Austin in early March, and later obtained a warrant to search the property on March ... police
AUSTIN -- A biker spotted with his GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan, traveling on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, according to an Instagram post by The Trail Foundation. The photo of the seventh James Bond was posted to the Instagram account Monday. In it, a fan smiled with Brosnan next to ...
In his forthcoming book, God Save Texas, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Lawrence Wright undertakes the task of explaining Texas culture, history, and politics to the outside world. Austin, the place he's called home for 38 years, is the focus of this exclusive excerpt.
AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin Police are investigating after they said that one vehicle may have rammed another one following a disturbance in east Austin Sunday night. They said the disturbance call came in at about 8:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of Haskell Street between Comal Street and Chalmers Avenue.
Members of the Austin police bomb squad investigated a series of explosions that killed two people and injured several others over a three-week period. They also dealt with the grueling toll of chasing thousands of reports of suspicious packages, and trying to locate a suspected bomber who turned out to ...
The AAC hosted an adoption "EGGstravaganza" this weekend that will run through Monday. Those looking to bring home a furry friend this Easter season will get a discount. With the recent weather, the AAC reports they've seen an influx of dogs arriving at the shelter. "When you adopt you get to pick a little ...
When Jonathan Dunbar was growing up in Austin, he was a little guy with big Coke-bottle glasses but always stood up for his sister, Crystal, and his friends if anyone picked on them, recalled Dunbar's best friend since grade school, Brian Powell. “As an adult he's always had that same mentality,” Powell ...
While Cronk on Monday notified the Austin City Council that the search is on for Kerr's replacement, no mention was made of a similar vacancy at Austin Police Department, which has been without a permanent leader since former Chief Art Acevedo left the job in late 2016 to be chief of Houston Police.
Cpl. Jesse Carrillo, left, and Officer George Ewing, two members of the Austin police's bomb squad, pose in a department truck Friday. They and their colleagues took the lead at every bombing site in the city during the three weeks of attacks in March that ended up killing two people and injuring five others.
Austin's “moonlight towers” have long been part of the urban fabric, even included in filmmaker Richard Linklater's “Dazed and Confused,” the 1993 stoner classic set in 1976. In the movie, little of note happens throughout the day until Wooderson - played by Matthew McConaughey - gathers his buddies ...

People often use a shorthand to describe Austin: It's weird; it's a progressive city; it's a blueberry in a sea of tomato soup. But a sort of alternate reality exists for many residents of color. There have been moments over the past month that have highlighted this racial divide. by Syeda Hasan, KUT News March ...
The suspect, identified by police as a 24-year-old white man, killed himself in Round Rock, a town 20 miles north of Austin, after being tracked to a hotel, in a dramatic end to a siege of the Texas capital. This video looks back at the series of explosions that happened across the state in the past 19 days.
Details are continuing to emerge this morning from Austin, Texas, where police say the man believed to have carried out a string of deadly package bombings is dead. NPR has confirmed with federal law enforcement officials that the suspect was a white male in his 20s named Mark Anthony Conditt.
When it became clear a serial bomber was at work in Austin, first targeting the city's minority residents before turning to a wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood, several people mentioned to me that the bombings reminded them of the work of an anonymous serial killer who terrorized Austin in 1885, ...
Authorities searching the home of the Austin bomber, who blew himself up in his car Wednesday as police closed in, found a trove of more homemade bombs in his home and evacuated a four-block area to avoid more death or injury. The explosives were found in the home of Mark Anthony Conditt hours ...
Mr. Conditt created a blog about his political views as a requirement for a political-science class he took at Austin Community College, according to McKenna McIntosh, a classmate of Mr. Conditt's. In an author description, he described himself as a conservative. His posts include arguments against ...
The incidents associated with Conditt included three package bombs that detonated at residences in Austin, then an explosive triggered by a tripwire, a package bomb that went off at a FedEx distribution center about 65 miles southwest of Austin in Schertz, and finally a second package that was found ...
Sunday's revelation that the bombings in Austin could be random — coupled with a fifth explosion of a package destined for Austin at a FedEx facility near San Antonio and the discovery of a package containing what investigators say might be an unexploded bomb at a FedEx facility in Southeast Austin on ...
Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, a suspect in the series of bombings that have terrorized the city of Austin, Tex., died early this morning by detonating an explosive in his vehicle. In a blog about his political views created for a college class, he described himself as a conservative and argued against same-sex ...
A suspect in the Austin bombings is dead, according to reports early Wednesday from ABC affiliate KVUE and CBS Austin. Police were closing in on the male suspect when he killed himself by detonating an explosive device, the reports said. Austin's police department had been responding to an ...
... Austin bomber 02:39. (CNN) The devices used in the Austin and San Antonio-area explosions were pipe bombs with batteries and smokeless powder and were constructed with materials found in a hardware or sporting goods store, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
Authorities say Mark Anthony Conditt, the man suspected in the recent series of deadly Austin-area bombings, died in a blast that he intentionally triggered as police closed in on him Wednesday. Questions now turn to Conditt's background and what drove his killing spree. A friend of the suspect, Jeremiah ...
Mark Anthony Conditt, 23, a suspect in the series of bombings that have terrorized the city of Austin, Tex., died early this morning by detonating an explosive in the red vehicle above. Officials said Mr. Conditt's motive was not immediately clear, but a picture of his life was beginning to emerge. He described ...
Around 8:30 p.m.: Two men are injured in an explosion while walking on a sidewalk in an Austin neighborhood. The explosion was triggered by a tripwire connected to a bomb that was anchored to a for-sale sign. Interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley reports later that 22-year-old and and 23-year-old ...
Updated at 11:15 p.m. ET. Another explosion in Austin, Texas, injured one person Tuesday night, but police confirmed that the explosion was unrelated to the previous package bombs that have killed two people and injured several others this month. The explosion occurred after a "military-type memento" ...
If there's one thing you learn when you move to Austin, it's that weird is good. The city has historically attracted creatives from around Texas seeking refuge from the rest of the state's conservative conformity, and the homes in Austin reflect that. The artists who take up residence here often transform their ...
Until the Sunday night explosion in Southwest Austin, the victims had been people of color. There are people who hate people of color and wish them harm. Even worse, there are people who hate people of color and are willing and eager to do them harm. Ergo, what we are seeing play out slowly and ...
Four bombings this month in Austin, Tex., including one on Sunday night, have killed two people and injured four, and put the state capital on high alert. [The New York Times]. • “I had no idea.” Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized for documents falsified by his Finance Ministry but denied playing any part ...
Anxious Texans huddled inside their homes Monday as investigators scrambled for clues at the scene of another mysterious explosion here, the fourth in a string of attacks this month that authorities say are the work of a sophisticated "serial bomber" who has been terrorizing this city with increasingly ...
The father of one of the two men who were injured Sunday evening in an explosion in Southwest Austin is an administrator at the Texas Department of Agriculture and has worked at several state agencies, according to his LinkedIn profile. William A. “Butch” Grote Jr. is the chief information officer for ...
Credit card skimmers were found Monday at five gas pumps at a 7-Eleven gas station in North Austin off Interstate 35, state officials said. This credit card skimmer was found at Pump 9 at a 7-Eleven at 7114 N. I-35 North. Photo courtesy of the Texas Department of Agriculture. Texas Department of ...
(CNN) Three members of the Congressional Black Caucus called Monday for the bombings in Austin, Texas, to be classified as "ongoing terrorist attacks. ... Two people were wounded Sunday when a device exploded in an Austin neighborhood, the fourth package bomb to explode in the city since March 2.
While that might not have ever been a question uttered in the city of Austin, it was definitely a major theme in Wes Anderon's newest film Isle of Dogs, which closed out the South by Southwest Film Festival on Saturday. With all the quirks and symmetry you'd expect from an Anderson flick, festival goers were ...
Austin-Travis County EMS says they responded to 4721 Eagle Feather Dr. just after 8:30 p.m. for "unconfirmed reports of six patients on the ground." The neighborhood is off of Southwest Parkway just west of South MoPac. However, when they arrived, ATCEMS says it found two separate incidents, the ...
AUSTIN (KXAN) - We have a feeling Bill Murray loves Austin as much as Austin loves him. The comedian has been known to pop up around the city from time to time. On Saturday he did just that. First he made a stop at The University of Texas campus where he helped to dedicate autographed posters from ...
Two people were wounded Sunday night in Austin after reports of an explosion. The reported blast follows a recent string of deadly package bombings that left two people dead and two injured. Austin police responded about 8:30 p.m. to a bomb hotshot call in the 4800 block of Dawn Song Drive, ...
AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) — With no suspect or suspects in custody in connection with the three bombings that have shaken Austin, authorities are upping the reward amount to $115,000. This includes the governor's $15,000 reward. Austin Police Interim Chief Brian Manley, the Federal Bureau of Investigations ...
On March 2, 39-year-old Anthony Stephan House died after a package at his home in Northeast Austin detonated. Then on March 12 police responded to two more package bombings in East Austin — one that killed Draylen Mason, 17 and injured his mother, and a second attack at another home that sent ...
Draylen Mason, 17, was killed March 12 after a package bomb found outside his home in east Austin was brought inside. The explosion also injured his mother. Another package explosion in southeast Austin on the same day injured a 75-year-old woman. Over 500 federal investigators are assisting in the investigation, and ...
Law enforcement officials have turned their focus in a series of three bombing attacks in Austin on the family connections and friendships between two victims who were killed, trying to determine whether those ties may yield clues into who is behind the attacks that continue puzzling investigators.
In the near future, building a new home may be as easy as printing out an airline boarding pass. At South By Southwest today, New Story, a Y Combinator-backed charity that works to build houses for people in developing nations, and Icon, a robotics construction company in Austin, Texas, unveiled what is ...
“It's not time to panic, but it's time to be vigilant and t's time to pay attention,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley during a press conference on Monday. “It's time to pull together as a city and as a community and solve this. We need the community's participation: If you see a suspicious package on your ...
There is a search for a package bomber targeting people in Austin. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced at $15,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The FBI and ATF, including at least one agent from Houston, are assisting Austin police on a task force that will work around the clock on the ...


 

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