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Office of Police Oversight providing update, data at Thursday night meeting

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www.kxan.com – Abigail Jones – 2024-06-13 05:49:55

SUMMARY: The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) in Austin will update the public and present new data at its third quarterly Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting. Scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m. via Zoom, the meeting is open to the public, and interested participants can register online. OPO will share complaints data and other updates during this virtual session, following Resolution 99. The meeting will be available in English, Spanish, and American Sign Language (ASL), with additional interpretation services and accessibility accommodations upon request.

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Nonprofit status gives Austin School of Furniture Foundation new legs for charitable efforts

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www.kxan.com – Mercedez Hernandez – 2024-07-12 08:36:56

SUMMARY: The Austin School of Furniture Foundation (ASFF), driven by creativity and passion, has achieved nonprofit status, enabling it to expand its woodworking programs. ASFF Managing Director Austin Waldo shared that the school, established in 2018, offers classes from beginner woodworking to fine furniture making. Before the nonprofit designation, community classes were offered on a pay-what-you-can basis. The new status allows ASFF to grow its programs, including scholarships and tool stipends, and receive tax-exempt donations. Student Adam Baumeister appreciates the variety of tools used in classes, enhancing his learning experience.

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Eastex Freeway closed: IH-69 northbound mainlanes at Kingwood Drive shut down after deadly, wrong-way crash

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abc13.com – KTRK – 2024-07-12 07:35:53

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a wrong-way driver has caused the shutdown of all northbound lanes of IH-69 Eastex Freeway at Kingwood Drive in Houston, Texas. The incident, which occurred shortly before 2 a.m., resulted in the death of the wrong-way driver and left the other vehicle’s driver in critical condition. Authorities are awaiting toxicology reports to determine if the wrong-way driver was intoxicated. Houston police are directing traffic off the freeway, suggesting Loop 494 as an alternate route. For real-time traffic updates, sign up for notifications via the ABC13 app.

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Suspect Injured Following Police Chase and Shootout in Midlothian

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www.wbap.com – – 2024-07-12 06:54:42

SUMMARY: A police chase in Dalworthington Gardens, near Arlington, ended in a shootout in Midlothian early Friday morning. Officers attempted to serve a warrant, leading to a pursuit that culminated at an apartment complex around 3 a.m. on Highway 67 and Henderson Street. The suspect hit a squad car and subsequently fired at officers, who then returned fire. The suspect was critically injured and hospitalized; no officers were harmed. The incident is still under investigation.

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