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Austin police give safety tips for holiday season 12/9/2016 2:00 pm UTC
While many people are rushing to finish holiday shopping, Austin police are issuing a warning to locals to slow down and stay safe.
NTSB holds hearing on deadly Lockhart... 12/9/2016 1:53 pm UTC
Friday morning, officials will meet in Washington, D.C. for an investigative hearing on the hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people in Lockhart this summer.        
Free Fun in Austin for weekend of December 10-11 12/9/2016 1:23 pm UTC
Here are some ideas from Free Fun in Austin
Bonded out around midnight 12/9/2016 12:36 pm UTC
Actor Judge Reinhold was released from jail overnight after he was arrested at Love Field by Dallas police for disorderly conduct Thursday.        
AISD honoring first African-American teacher 12/9/2016 12:25 pm UTC
At the ceremony it was announced a wing of the school will now be the Bettie Mann Kindergarten wing.
Smokies & Gatlinburg reopen Friday 12/9/2016 12:25 pm UTC
All major roadways are expected to be open when the city of Gatlinburg reopens to the general public at 7 a.m. Friday.        
Delta will upgrade free snacks 12/9/2016 12:07 pm UTC
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline?
High school senior builds holiday light display 12/9/2016 12:06 pm UTC
Christmas is the “Season of Giving” and one local high school senior is on a mission to help others during the holidays.  
People scrambling to stay warm on coldest Austin day this winter 12/9/2016 12:00 pm UTC
Many Austinites are waking up to frigid temperatures with a FREEZE WARNING in effect until 9 a.m. on Friday.
WATCH: Witnesses recalling worst hot air balloon crash in U.S. history 12/9/2016 11:34 am UTC
The crash killed 16 people including the pilot in Lockhart over the summer.
Trail of Lights opens this weekend with more food, fun 12/9/2016 11:19 am UTC
Admission free for the first week. The second is $3 for anyone over the age of 12.
Apps to help you track Santa 12/9/2016 8:39 am UTC
NORAD's Santa tracking countdown is live, but that's not the only way to keep tabs on the jolly old elf this season. There are multiple apps for that.
Travel safety goes high-tech 12/9/2016 8:36 am UTC
The holidays are stressful enough without your car breaking down on your way to visit your loved ones. We've got the best tips for a safe trip from door to door. Be prepared, and save yourself some
SFO has a therapy pig! 12/9/2016 8:16 am UTC
People flying in and out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for the holidays may get to see something that is literally one of a kind.
Two juveniles charged in Smokies... 12/9/2016 5:23 am UTC
Authorities have charged two juveniles in connection with the fires that started last month in the Chimney Tops area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and swept through Sevier County, kill
Austin ISD committee contemplating where to move LASA High School 12/9/2016 5:11 am UTC
Facilities and bond group steering away from consultants' suggestions to split up LASA, or move the entire campus to Travis High School.
Beloved AISD teacher honored 12/9/2016 4:43 am UTC
Austin ISD honored a beloved elementary school teacher in a big way Thursday night.        
Hate crimes against Muslims increased... 12/9/2016 4:37 am UTC
The 2016 Presidential election is one for the record books. Both Hillary Clinton and President-Elect Donald Trump ran very aggressive campaigns, but for the Muslim Community this is a time to pray
Local program teaching AISD students to 12/9/2016 4:33 am UTC
Most elementary school plays are ones we've all seen or a cute rendition of history, but one theater company is partnering with AISD to teach students to write their own plays.        
Record-setting Austin home prices could 12/9/2016 4:27 am UTC
Over the past ten years, home prices have risen higher in Austin than anywhere else in the country. The only city that comes close to Austin's booming real estate prices is Denver.        
Two killed in crash on US 290, west of Dripping Springs 12/9/2016 4:18 am UTC
The Department of Public Safety says two vehicles were involved in the collision at US 290 and Retha Drive.
Marine killed in Japan jet crash attended UT Austin 12/9/2016 4:09 am UTC
Frederick ejected from his F/A-18 during regular training Wednesday about 120 miles southeast of a Marine Corps airfield in western Japan.
No charges for APD officer who used pepper spray.. 12/9/2016 3:58 am UTC
A Travis County Grand Jury has cleared Austin Police Officer Cameron Caldwell for a controversial public intoxication arrest he made during South by Southwest this year.
South Austin Pharmacy customers say they can’t get their prescriptions 12/9/2016 3:18 am UTC
Dr. Alamia says physicians need to know if they need to set up new pharmacies for their patients.
USF nearing deal to make Charlie... 12/9/2016 2:43 am UTC
Less than 24 hours after Willie Taggart's departure, The University of South Florida may have themselves a new head coach.        
Two killed in crash near Dripping Spring 12/9/2016 2:35 am UTC
Two people were killed and two others were injured in a crash near Dripping Springs.        
Austin immigration advocates respond after large detention release 12/9/2016 1:52 am UTC
After more than 450 mothers and children were released from ICE detention centers this week in San Antonio.
Round Rock police investigating Austin officer 12/9/2016 1:40 am UTC
Austin police confirmed that Officer David Rodrigues has been placed on administrative duty during the investigation.
Trees at Austin park decked with condoms 12/9/2016 1:05 am UTC
The idea was born just last month from Austin Public Health to encourage safe sex to a different demographic.
Texas Senator hoping to legalize medical marijuana 12/9/2016 12:57 am UTC
This week, Democratic Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 269.  The legislation would increase the number of medical conditions that qualify for the Texas Compassionate Use program, allowing pa
East Side Pies victim of pizzagate harrassment 12/9/2016 12:56 am UTC
East Side Pies in Austin says it is being targeted by pizzagate conspiracy theorists. While police investigate vandalism and threats - the owners are turning the situation into a positive with an a
Briles sues Baylor officials for libel and conspiracy 12/9/2016 12:05 am UTC
The lawsuit also asserts that Baylor officials conspired to keep him from getting another coaching job.
John Glenn: A hero in and out of this world 12/9/2016 12:01 am UTC
The attack on Pearl Harbor launched John Glenn on a career that was truly out of this world. Almost 75 years and one day later, he passed away, taking one final flight into the unknown.
Caterpillar predicts a cold Central Texas winter 12/8/2016 11:52 pm UTC
Michael Woehl snapped a picture of an all-black woolly bear caterpillar near his house in Manor last week.
Austin activates cold weather shelter plan 12/8/2016 11:11 pm UTC
High temperatures in the 30s and 40s are forecast across the KXAN viewing area Thursday and Friday.
Carbon monoxide season is here! 12/8/2016 11:08 pm UTC
With tonight's big freeze here in Central Texas we anticipate an increase in carbon monoxide poisonings.
Bills filed to combat domestic violence in Texas 12/8/2016 11:03 pm UTC
Texas State Representative Jason Villalba authored and filed two important bills addressing domestic violence in Texas.  The two pieces of legislation aim to inform the public of repeat offenders a
Bill filed to address major reforms to CPS 12/8/2016 10:59 pm UTC
Senator Charles Schwertner filed Senate Bill 11, a legislative package outlining substantial reforms to the way the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cares for the state's foster
Families of 2 former UT football players sue NCAA, Big 12 12/8/2016 10:47 pm UTC
The suit claims the two men suffered traumatic brain injuries that resulted from playing football.
Critics say new state-mandated pamphlet links abortion to cancer 12/8/2016 10:38 pm UTC
The booklet faces criticism over claims that it is error-ridden, biased, and worded in a way to discourage women from getting an abortion.
Music in the Morning: Jaylon Ashaun 12/8/2016 10:12 pm UTC
Jaylon Ashaun stopped by Good Day Austin to talk about his new album and to perform.
Pflugerville police start holiday patrols looking for thieves 12/8/2016 10:07 pm UTC
The number of home and vehicle burglaries are on the rise in Pflugerville.
APD Bomb Squad shares knowledge with officers.. 12/8/2016 10:05 pm UTC
Explosives are a weapon of choice for terrorists. Aside from those sporadic acts officers here in Central Texas are responding to hundreds of calls for dangerous materials.
Officer will not be charged for pepper spraying man during SXSW 12/8/2016 9:38 pm UTC
Officer Cameron Caldwell was suspended by Chief Acevedo for 45 days for pepper spraying a man on Oct. 14.
Houston holds people for days without seeing judge 12/8/2016 9:20 pm UTC
Two civil rights groups say Houston routinely detains people for days without seeing a judge as required by law in the latest legal challenge over the incarceration of inmates in area jails.
Lehman Road closed in Kyle due to gaping 7-foot hole 12/8/2016 4:50 pm UTC
The city says the pipes running underneath the street appear to have rusted along the bottom, creating holes in the pipes.
Austin firefighters helping animals with Crews and Companions calendars 12/8/2016 4:36 pm UTC
If you are still looking for a gift to buy this Christmas here are 12 reasons to buy this one.
Westlake’s Sam Ehlinger officially signs with Texas 12/8/2016 3:55 pm UTC
Quarterback Sam Ehlinger originally committed to Charlie Strong the summer before his senior year.
ACC hotline answers your questions about going back to school 12/8/2016 3:20 pm UTC
The program gives people in the community a chance to chat with an adviser and answer their questions about starting or returning to college…
Lawsuit: Austin officer accused of Tasing, punching homeless man 12/8/2016 1:42 pm UTC
The lawsuit claims "without provocation" the officer punched, elbowed, kneed and used a Taser on Scott before throwing him to the ground.

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