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One detained after SWAT call out ends in north Austin

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www.kxan.com – Daniel Gravois – 2024-01-17 07:17:53

SUMMARY: A person in an altered mental state was safely detained by SWAT officers in north Austin after holding two knives and not allowing family members to leave the apartment. Mental health officers and a hostage negotiator were on the scene and negotiations lasted for an hour before the SWAT team entered the apartment. The detained individual was combative, but no family members or officers were hurt during the incident.

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These are the highest paid employees in the City of Austin

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www.kxan.com – Christopher Adams – 2024-05-18 07:30:00

SUMMARY: The City of Austin pays its employees over $1.3 billion annually in base salaries as of March 26, 2024. There are 15,164 paid full-time employees and 2,771 paid part-time employees, with an average full-time salary of $82,727.13 and an average part-time salary of $31,439.93. Almost 3,900 employees earn over $100,000 annually, with the highest-paid being General Manager Robert Kahn at just over $475,000. City Manager Jesus Garza, who was replaced by T.C. Broadnax with a base salary of $470,017.60, ranked second. The top 10 highest base salaries also include other city officials and department heads.

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Actor Dabney Coleman, known as bigoted boss Mr. Hart in ‘9 to 5,’ dies at 92

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abc13.com – AP – 2024-05-17 23:53:56

SUMMARY: Dabney Coleman, the iconic character actor known for playing smarmy villains in films like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie,” passed away at the age of 92. Coleman’s daughter confirmed his death, stating that he passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Monica. With a career spanning over four decades, Coleman was recognized for his versatile talent and deadpan delivery. He won awards for his work in TV shows like “The Slap Maxwell Story” and “Sworn to Silence.” Known for playing obnoxious characters, Coleman also appeared in popular films like “War Games” and “You’ve Got Mail.” Despite his success, some of his TV shows struggled to find a mass audience. Throughout his career, Coleman remained a reserved and shy individual, leaving behind a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

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Houston storm damage: Midtown drivers still traveling under leaning power pole despite CenterPoint Energy alerted to hazard

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abc13.com – Luke Jones – 2024-05-17 22:21:19

SUMMARY: Thursday’s thunderstorm in Houston caused power poles to crash down across the city, with concerns raised about poles that were only partially displaced. Residents reported a leaning power pole in Midtown, but no action had been taken by CenterPoint Energy to fix it. Numerous businesses and homes were left without electricity, with residents facing humid conditions due to the lack of air movement. The storm also brought down buildings, trees, and caused damage to businesses along the Eastex Freeway. CenterPoint Energy stated that most outages would be restored by ‘early next week’ but some areas may take longer.

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