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Crash on westbound US 290 blocks lanes near West Gate Boulevard

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www.kxan.com – Jaclyn Ramkissoon – 2024-05-24 10:51:35

SUMMARY: A crash on westbound U.S. 290 in south Austin is blocking lanes, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. All lanes are closed just before West Gate Boulevard and traffic is being diverted to South Lamar Boulevard. The Austin Police Department reported the crash is in the 2400 block of West Ben White Boulevard, near South Lamar and 360. All lanes from this area to 360 are closed. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and seek alternate routes. This is a developing story, and updates will be provided by KXAN.

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Supreme Court upholds federal ban on firearms for domestic violence offenders

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 09:49:31

SUMMARY: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on firearms for individuals under domestic violence restraining orders, with an 8-1 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts—Justice Clarence Thomas dissenting. Roberts stated that individuals posing a credible threat to intimate partners can be disarmed consistent with the Second Amendment. This ruling stems from the case U.S. v. Rahimi, a significant test since the court's 2022 decision that expanded gun rights. The 1994 federal statute mandates that restraining orders be reported to the national background check system to prevent firearm sales to those posing threats.

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Austin police officer arrested, accused of child abuse

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www.kxan.com – Brianna Hollis – 2024-06-21 09:43:17

SUMMARY: Cedar Park Police have arrested Austin police officer Cameron Caldwell on two charges of Injury to a Child, related to an incident at his home. Caldwell turned himself in at the Williamson County Jail. The Austin Police Department (APD) is cooperating with the investigation and has placed Caldwell on restricted duty, initiating an administrative investigation. Caldwell was previously suspended in 2016 for six weeks after pepper spraying a man during SXSW, though no charges were filed then. An attorney for Caldwell has not yet been listed. Further updates will follow once more information is available.

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Presidential debate: Watch ABC News’ Presentation of the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast Thursday, June 27

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abc13.com – ABCNews – 2024-06-21 08:16:11

SUMMARY: ABC will extensively cover the 2024 presidential election starting on June 27 at 7 p.m. EDT. The programming includes a special report titled “Battle for the White House” at 8 p.m., followed by the CNN Presidential Debate simulcast at 9 p.m., and a post-debate analysis. Coverage will be available on ABC, ABC News Live, and Hulu, with David Muir, Linsey Davis, and other top correspondents leading the reporting. ABC News Digital and 538 will offer comprehensive online coverage, while ABC Audio will provide live pre- and post-debate updates. “The View” will discuss the debate on June 28, and the second debate will air on September 10.

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