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Just another smash and grab? How nonviolent crime can take a toll on the lives of its victims


On a Friday afternoon in late August, Paymahn Moussavi and his partner went on a bike ride at Lady Bird Lake and noticed glass on the ground when they returned to their parking spot.

As they got closer to his partner’s car, Moussavi saw that the window had been smashed and some of their personal items were stolen, like Moussavi’s checkbook, car keys and thyroid medication with his home address on it.

“It’s like a violation on so many different levels,” Moussavi said.

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APD investigating two separate homicides near Austin parks


Austin police are searching for the suspects behind a homicide that occurred near Zilker Park and Barton Springs Pool on Thursday morning.

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Rainfall expected to persist through the rest of August

(Austonia file photo)

Austin is going to get the rainfall it desperately needs as showers are expected to bleed over from Monday into Tuesday this week.

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