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Preliminary hearing held for suspect Meechaiel Criner

Caleb Wong April 24, 2016

A preliminary hearing for suspect Meechaiel Criner was scheduled Friday morning at the Travis County Criminal Court. Criner, who was charged with the murder of UT student Haruka Weiser, did not appear...

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Students protest in reaction to Cody Young case

Cassandra Jaramillo April 21, 2016

About two dozen protesters marched down Dean Keeton and Guadalupe Streets on Wednesday in reaction to what they felt was a light punishment for a racially motivated attack in West Campus. Mathematics...

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Students seek to add more call boxes to campus

Mikaela Cannizzo April 19, 2016

Petitions written by UT students asking for an increase in on-campus emergency call boxes — blue-light telephones that automatically call the police — have circulated online following an on-campus...

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Fenves makes statement on racially motivated assault

Cassandra Jaramillo April 14, 2016

President Gregory Fenves said in an email Thursday the University suspended the student who was charged by police in connection to a racially-motivated attack in West Campus. “I write today to...

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One dead, five injured in West Campus hazmat situation

Caleb Wong April 13, 2016

Update (7:45): UTPD spokesperson Cindy Posey said all of the residents at 21 Pearl are able to return to their apartments permanently. "They won't need [emergency housing] anymore,"...

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Report: Details emerge regarding on-campus homicide

Wynne Davis April 12, 2016

Dance freshman Haruka Weiser, the victim of last week’s campus homicide, appears to have been sexually assaulted and was the victim of strangulation, according to a report by the Austin American-Statesman. The...

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Suspect arrested, charged with murder in connection to Waller Creek homicide

Mikaela Cannizzo and Caleb Wong April 11, 2016

Police arrested suspect Meechaiel Criner in connection with the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser on Thursday afternoon and formally filed murder charges on Friday.  According to an arrest...

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APD formally files murder charges against suspect Meechaiel Criner

Mikaela Cannizzo and Caleb Wong April 8, 2016

The Austin Police Department has formally filed charges of murder against suspect Meechaiel Criner, who is believed to be connected to the death of dance freshman Haruka Weiser. On Tuesday morning,...

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APD arrests suspect in connection to homicide victim’s death

Mikaela Cannizzo and Caleb Wong April 8, 2016

Update (3:00 p.m.): UT President Gregory Fenves sent a statement Friday afternoon from Haruka Weiser’s family in an email to the UT community: “We remain steadfast in our desire to honor...

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APD seeks suspect after Waller Creek homicide victim identified

Caleb Wong and Mikaela Cannizzo April 8, 2016

To read about the community gathering held Thursday evening in honor of Haruka Weiser, click here. The Austin Police Department is seeking help from the UT community and the general public to help identify...

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Homicide victim identified as theatre and dance freshman

Mikaela Cannizzo and Caleb Wong April 7, 2016

For a recap of all of Thursday's updates, click here. To read about the community gathering held Thursday evening in honor of Haruka Weiser, click here.  Update (5:15 p.m.): A recap...

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New UTPD detective to contribute to University’s efforts to combat sexual assault

Mikaela Cannizzo April 7, 2016

The University of Texas Police Department is increasing the size of its force and adding new positions to the department, including a sexual assault detective in the investigations unit. UTPD Lt. Charles...

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