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7:55 am
Wed April 18, 2012

AM Update: APD's Cisco Statement, Houston Baby Abduction, Trader Joe's (Finally) Comes to Austin

National attention continues to focus on the APD shooting of Cisco, a pet blue heeler.
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APD's Official Statement on Cisco the Dog 

The Austin Police Department has issued a statement regarding the controversial shooting of Cisco the dog on Saturday.

The incident, which drew national press and inspired a Justice for Cisco Facebook page that currently holds over 60,000 likes, led both Cisco's owner Michael Paxton and APD Chief Art Acevedo to speak with KLBJ-FM yesterday. In the interview, Paxton says: "Obviously there's a breakdown of training here.  You don't approach an unarmed man in his driveway with weapons drawn." (In March, KUT News reported on ramped up weapons training at APD, set to start in April).

Acevedo said: "I'm sorry on behalf on all the members of the department.  We know the pain's real."

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6:34 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Amber Alert for Three-Day Old Boy Canceled

UPDATE 9:05PM: Authorities say the three day old boy reported missing earlier today has been found and is safe.

EARLIER: An Amber Alert has been issued for a three-day old boy last seen in the town of Spring, TX.

Keegan Schuchardt, a white male only weighing 5 pounds, was last seen around 2:40pm Tuesday.

Authorities describe the suspect as a thin, black female wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans. She apparently fled the scene in a light blue 4 door vehicle, possibly a Lexus.

8:48 am
Wed February 8, 2012

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Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 11-year-old Jessica Smith (left). They believe she is with her mother, Kimberly Smith.
Photos courtesy Texas Dept. of Public Safety

Amber Alert Issued

Forth Worth authorities have issued an Amber Alert for 11-year-old Jessica Smith. Jessica is a white female, 5’1” tall, weighs 120 pounds and has brown hair and eyes.  

Police believe Jessica’s abductor is her mother, 42 year-old Kimberly Smith. Smith is a white female, 5’2” tall, weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Smith has a cross tattoo on the back of her neck and a decorative tattoo on her back.  

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Amber Alert
6:30 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Amber Alert Canceled for Alvin Boy

Police in Alvin have canceled an Amber Alert for Gerardo Olvera, Jr.
Image Courtesy Alvin Police Dept.

UPDATE 10:20 p.m.: Authorities in Alvin have canceled the Amber Alert for Gerardo Olvera, Jr. Police say the boy has been located, and that he is safe.

Police in Alvin have issued an Amber Alert for Gerardo Olvera, Jr.

Gerardo is six years old Hispanic boy. He's three feet tall, weighs 45 pounds, has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen Monday afternoon.

9:53 am
Fri August 19, 2011

Amber Alert Canceled for Galveston County Teen

Authorities in Galveston County have canceled the Amber Alert issued Wednesday morning for Andrea Love Fox. The 14-year-old girl from League City has been found safe. She had been last seen late Monday night. Law enforcement officials located her earlier this morning.