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Rodney Reed/Stacey Stites Murder Case
April 23, 1996
: The body of 19-year-old Stacey Stites was found raped and strangled in a wooded area next to a Bastrop County dirt road. She has disappeared the day before after leaving Giddings for her 3:30 a.m. shift at the H-E-B store in Bastrop. She was to get married in three weeks. ...
F1 In Austin
The sporting world looked to Austin in November 2012 as the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix premiered in Austin. It was held at the Circuit of the Americas facility in Southeast Travis County. KEYE TV Austin News coverage here.
On April 17, 2013, the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in West, about 120 miles north of Austin. 15 people died and more than 150 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Special section here.
Northwest Austin Plane Crash
On Feb. 18, 2010 at 10 a.m., Andrew Joseph Stack of Austin flew a small plane into the Echelon 1 building in Northwest Austin, setting it on fire.
Stack took off from the Georgetown Airport soon after he set his North Austin home on fire.
Stack left a behind a note on his website stating ...
Fort Hood Shootings
Nov. 5, 2009
Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire at the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood. Soldiers were being processed as the deployed or returned from service overseas. According to eyewitnesses, Hasan shouted "Allahu Akhbar" ("God is great") then began shooting, ...
Nathaniel Sanders/Leonardo Quintana Case
May 11, 2009, 5:30 a.m.:
Austin police officer Leonardo Quintana shot and killed 18-year-oldNathaniel Sanders outside an East Austin apartment complex. Sanders and two other men were sleeping a Mercedes station wagon. Police say ...
Texas Governor's Mansion Fire
On June 8, 2008 an arsonist set fire to the Texas Governor's Mansion, badly damaging the historic building. Here's a day by day look at the investigation.June 8, 2008
At approximately 1:45 a.m., a Department of Public Safety trooper and members of the public called 911 saying the Texas ...
Jennifer Cave Murder
Aug. 18, 2005:
Jennifer Cave, 21, was found dead in an apartment near the UT Campus. A family friend broke into the apartment of UT student Colton Pitonyak, 22, and found Cave's body in bathtub. She had been shot, stabbed, and dismembered.
Aug. 19, 2005:
Yogurt Shop Murders
December 6, 1991:
After responding to a fire at the I Cant Believe Its Yogurt shop on Anderson Lane, authorities find the bodies of four teenage girls " Sarah Harbison, 15; Jennifer Harbison, 17; Eliza Thomas, 17 and Amy Ayers, 13. (pictured clockwise from upper left) They had been raped ...
Paul Devoe Murder Case
Aug. 24, 2007:
Michael Allred killed in Marble Falls. Aug. 26, 2007:Four people are found murdered in a Jonestown home
-- Paula Griffith, Jay Feltner, Haylie Faulker and Danielle Hensley. Aug. 27, 2007:
Paul Devoe III, Griffith's ex-boyfriend, ...
Rachel Cooke Disappearance
Jan. 10, 2002
19-year-old Rachel Cooke, home from college, disappears while jogging near her parents house in the Northlake subdivision near Georgetown. A massive search ensued with hundreds of volunteers. But nothing was found.May 2002
Investigators released a ...