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Slideshow: Photos from the Vigil for Sandra Bland

Tess Cagle and Jesús Nazario July 24, 2015

A vigil was held Thursday evening to honor the life of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Waller County, Texas jail cell after being brought into custody on July 9th. Participants marched from Victory...

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Controversial iconography on UT’s campus

Matthew Adams July 13, 2015

This article has been updated since its original publication. On Thursday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed a bill into law to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds, one of the latest...

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Crowding, increased criminal activity on Sixth Street causes police’s use of force

Matthew Adams July 6, 2015

Over drinking, drugs and an increase of criminal activity downtown at popular nightlife destinations, such as Sixth Street, has caused police patrolling those areas to use more force, according to a detective...

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Three Confederate statues on campus vandalized Tuesday morning

Jackie Wang June 23, 2015

As students rally for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from campus, the statues of Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, and Davis were vandalized early Tuesday morning. The three statues...

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City continues to see increase in synthetic marijuana use

Matthew Adams June 21, 2015

Since May 29, Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service has seen an increase use of synthetic marijuana in Austin. According to the Austin American-Statesman, EMS officials said they have...

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Crime in Austin interactive

Miles Hutson May 11, 2015

The first of its kind of the Austin area, The Daily Texan's interactive crime map allows users to browse the various crimes the Austin Police Department has reported, separated by location and type...

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APD officers caution against inebriated biking

Wes Scarborough May 8, 2015

Students bike around campus in all sorts of conditions — exhausted, focused, when running late for an exam. One condition they might want to avoid is intoxicated — according to the Austin Police...

West Campus sees increase in car burglaries over last two months

Wynne Davis May 6, 2015

Car burglaries in West Campus have been on the rise for the past two months, according to Austin Police Department officials.  Between March 22 and the end of April, 47 car burglaries took place....

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APD shifts focus in drone regulation policy

Wynne Davis April 22, 2015

Officers from the Austin Police Department said they will no longer check to see if drone operators have a certificate for themselves or for their drone, unless the drone is flying near a crowded area.  The...

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Jefferson Davis statue vandalized once again, this time with spray paint

Sebastian Herrera April 17, 2015

The Jefferson Davis statue on the South Mall was defaced at some point between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, this time by something more permanent than chalk. The statue had “Davis...

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Legislators debate city’s power to regulate Lyft, Uber

Eleanor Dearman April 10, 2015

Uber and Lyft, ride-sharing companies popular with many UT students, may soon be regulated on a state level in a shift from the current policy. Lawmakers on the House transportation committee heard...

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UTPD, APD clear Butler School of Music after bomb threat

Eleanor Dearman and Wynne Davis April 7, 2015

Bass Concert Hall and Texas Performing Arts Center were evacuated Monday after a bomb threat was reported to the Butler School of Music. UTPD responded to a call that reported a bomb threat in...

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