KUT Morning Newspod November 1, 2011
Officer-Involved Shooting in Georgetown
Georgetown Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Monday night. Police say officers were responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Tamara Drive when a man fired a weapon at a woman. Police say the man then fired at officers, and they returned fire. Both the woman and the male suspect are dead. Officials are withholding their names until relatives are notified. The officers involved have been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.
City, Occupy Austin Reps in Talks
City leaders and organizers of the Occupy Austin protest held a meeting Monday to discuss the arrest of 45 people on Austin’s City Hall plaza over the weekend. On today’s Newspod, KUT’s Andy Uhler reports on what both sides are saying.
Waterloo Park Closing
Austin’s Waterloo Park is closed starting Tuesday and it won’t reopen until the fall of 2015. City of Austin crews will be working on a construction project to keep Waller Creek running at a constant level year round. Right now the creek dries out when there’s no rain but can quickly flood when it does rain. The Waller Creek project is part of a larger plan to create a river walk in Austin somewhat similar to San Antonio’s.