Top Stories Today: 6.26.2013
The top stories on Statesman online today continue to be our stories about the Senate Bill 5 filibuster that lasted through the early morning hours Wednesday. Around 4 p.m., Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session to bring back up SB5, as well as transportation and juvenile justice.
Otherwise, the top five stories on Statesman online at 5 p.m.:
- Man dies, children nearly drown at Lower McKinney Falls
- Austin doctor accused of $2.1 million in Medicare fraud: An Austin neurologist and his medical clinic administrator were charged in a multicount indictment with conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.1 million over a two-month period, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said Tuesday.
- Rep. Mark Strama leaving Texas House to lead Austin Google Fiber operations: The state representative from Austin told the Statesman he was leaving office with the end of the special session on Tuesday night.
- Police: One person killed in North Austin shooting: One person is dead and another is in custody following an early morning shooting in North Austin on Wednesday.
- Supreme Court strikes federal marriage proposition: (AP story)