A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect until midnight for Lee County. Strong thunderstorms will continue to be possible, across the Brazos Valley, this evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity.Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A man charged in the death of an Austin police officer has pleaded not guilty to capital murder, clearing the way for his case to head to trial.
The Austin American-Statesman reports 26-year-old Brandon Daniel pleaded not guilty Monday in Travis County district court in the death of Officer Jaime Padron. Jury selection is set to start Jan. 6.
Authorities say after the 40-year-old officer responded in April to reports of a disturbance involving a drunk man at a Walmart, the suspect tried to run and the officer chased him. Authorities say in the ensuing tussle, the suspect produced a semi-automatic pistol and shot Padron.
Defense attorneys told the judge they had tried to reach a settlement in the case.
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