Katie Hall, Austin American-Statesman

Katie Hall

Austin American-Statesman

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Past articles by Katie:

'This is all subjective': Forensic evidence picked apart again in Rodney Reed hearing

Innocence Project attorneys are attempting to prove Rodney Reed was wrongfully convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop County, Texas. → Read More

Prosecutors in Rodney Reed evidence trial call on expert to discredit witnesses' memories

Prosecutors on Monday attempted to cast doubt on the reliability of new witness testimony in an evidence hearing for Rodney Reed. → Read More

Witnesses share new testimony in Rodney Reed evidence hearing

Defense attorneys for Rodney Reed continued to bring witnesses to bolster their theory that 19-year-old Stacey Stites was killed by her fiancé Jimmy Fennell, not Reed. → Read More

Army sergeant indicted on murder charge in shooting death of Austin protester Garrett Foster

The slaying of Garrett Foster deepened debates over issues, such as protestor safety, self defense and the right to openly carry guns in Texas. → Read More

Hays County Judge Millie Thompson resigns, cutting short contentious term

Judge Millie Thompson resigned Wednesday from her post, which was fraught with lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders since she took office in January. → Read More

41 Texans charged in Capitol riot so far; many identified through social media, video

Of the 405 people arrested so far, as the list of suspects grows, 41 are from Texas. But more suspects hailed from Florida and Pennsylvania. → Read More

She's got a small caseload, but this Travis County public defender hopes to make a big impact

Travis County's new grant-funded public defenders office is up and running, taking on a small percentage of criminal cases since it was founded a year ago. → Read More

Driver who was charged in Round Rock police officer's 2018 traffic death dies in hospital

The family of driver Raul Ramos Martinez took him off life support, Round Rock police said. → Read More

Surviving family has right to sue Austin officer after police shooting, appeals court rules

A wrongful death lawsuit — filed in federal court after an Austin police officer shot a suicidal 20-year-old man who pointed a BB gun at him — can proceed, a state appeals court ruled Thursday. → Read More

Accomplice in Madalyn Murray O'Hair case, Gary Paul Karr, gets life sentence cut to 50 years

Gary Paul Karr was convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery and extortion and interstate travel to commit crime of robbery. → Read More

Beloved pediatrician slain by fellow doctor in Central Austin hostage standoff, police say

Dr. Lindley Dodson was fatally shot after Dr. Bharat Narumanchi entered a Central Austin pediatrician's office and killed both of them. → Read More

AUSTIN FORECAST: Sunny Sunday, MLK Day expected before storms move in the rest of the week

Take advantage of the next two sunny days, because rain is forecast for the rest of the week. → Read More

Austin area developer pleads guilty to indecent exposure

Austin developer Chris Milam pleaded guilty to indecent exposure after police accused him of exposing himself to child, court records show. → Read More

Former Travis County employee sues Ken Paxton, challenging anti-Israel boycott law

Haseeb Abdullah, a former prosecutor in the county attorney's office in Travis County, is suing Paxton along with other state officials and agencies. → Read More

Texas attorney general accuses firearms website of price gouging at start of pandemic

The Texas AG has accused the Fort Worth-based firearms website Cheaper Than Dirt of price gouging at the start of the pandemic. → Read More

COVID-19 death toll in Travis County reaches 505

Austin-Travis County health officials on Saturday reported one new coronavirus-related death, bringing the county's pandemic death toll to 505. → Read More

Cool, sunny Saturday forecast before Sunday showers

A cool, sunny day with low humidity is forecast for Saturday, so take advantage of the weather before the rainstorms that are expected Sunday. → Read More

TRAFFIC ALERT: Multiple people injured after crash east of Spicewood

Multiple people have been injured in a crash on Texas 71 halfway between Spicewood and Bee Cave.Two people are pinned inside separate vehicles after the → Read More

Attended a Thanksgiving gathering? Get tested, health officials say

In a new public plea, Austin health officials on Friday asked that anyone who engaged in high-risk Thanksgiving activities — including traveling and → Read More

Charges unlikely against Austin police officer who pulled gun on another driver

An Austin police officer who was suspended after he got into a crash with another vehicle and brandished his gun appears unlikely to face charges over the → Read More