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APD requests prison phone records for man possibly linked to 1980 Austin cold case

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www.kxan.com – Erica Pauda – 2024-07-10 19:05:40

SUMMARY: Authorities in Travis County, Texas, are investigating a potential link between a man in a Massachusetts prison and a 1980 Austin cold case involving the murder of Susan Leigh Wolfe. After obtaining a DNA match via the Texas Department of Public Safety Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) in April 2023, officials began requesting further evidence. Previously, a search warrant was issued for DNA swabs from the suspect. On January 9, 1980, Wolfe was reportedly kidnapped, and her body was found the next day. Recent search warrants aim to access the suspect's prison phone records for more evidence, suggesting he expressed despair about his potential transfer to a Texas prison.

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Police still looking for mother of newborn baby found in Lubbock dumpster

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www.kxan.com – Caitlyn Rooney – 2024-07-21 22:33:30

SUMMARY: In Lubbock, Texas, a newborn baby was found in a dumpster near 4th Street and Cherry Avenue early Saturday morning. The Lubbock Police Department (LPD) issued a statement seeking the public's help to locate the mother. LPD has refrained from commenting on the baby's due to the ongoing investigation. Authorities expressed gratitude for the community's support and urged people to focus their efforts on aiding the investigation. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact Crime Line at (806)-741-1000. Further details are currently unavailable.

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Mayor Whitmire and acting police chief rebuke councilman’s critique on Beryl response in Houston

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abc13.com – Alex Bozarjian – 2024-07-21 22:21:47

SUMMARY: Houston Mayor John Whitmire and acting Police Chief Larry Satterwhite criticized Councilman Edward Pollard’s remarks about the city’s Hurricane Beryl response. Pollard claimed unpreparedness led to the risk and death of HPD employee Russell Richardson, who drowned en route to work. Whitmire and Satterwhite defended the city’s mobilization efforts, asserting Richardson was following protocol. Whitmire emphasized the incident’s detrimental impact on the Richardson family and first responders, suggesting Pollard’s criticism was politically motivated and misdirected. Additionally, Whitmire argued that focus should be on CenterPoint Energy’s slow power restoration rather than the city’s preparedness.

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2024 Olympics: What events are new in Paris?

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www.kxan.com – Billy Gates – 2024-07-21 21:29:12

SUMMARY: “B-Boys” and “B-Girls” will debut breaking (break dancing) at the 2024 Paris Olympics but not in the 2028 Los Angeles Games. Thirty-two dancers (16 men and 16 women) compete in August in one-minute battles judged on creativity, personality, technique, variety, performativity, and musicality. Key competitors include American champion B-Boy Victor and contenders B-Boy Phil Wizard, B-Boy Jeffro, and B-Boy Danny. The men’s finals are on Aug. 10 and women’s on Aug. 9, both airing live. New events include kayak cross and a men’s division in artistic swimming, alongside changes in boxing, sailing, track, volleyball, and weightlifting events.

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