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All night vigil for Rodney Reed 2/27/2015 4:37 am UTC
Supporters of Rodney Reed held an all-night, candlelit vigil in front of the UT tower Thursday.
Travis County deputies arrest man for selling stolen cars on Craigslist 2/27/2015 4:26 am UTC
Travis County deputies say a man was basically running a stolen car lot in Austin through Craigslist.
Students at Southwestern University protest after recent sexual assaults on campus 2/27/2015 4:04 am UTC
Students at Southwestern University in Georgetown are protesting this week over recent sexual assaults and drugging on campus.
DPS warns travelers not to cross Mexican border this Spring Break 2/27/2015 4:04 am UTC
It's still cold outside but signs of warmer weather are on the horizon and that means it's almost time for spring break.
Child found wandering alone in East Austin 2/27/2015 4:04 am UTC
A small child was found wandering alone Thursday afternoon in the parking lot of an East Austin apartment complex.
DPS boosts drug seizure values as it seeks more border money 2/27/2015 3:22 am UTC
A week before submitting a performance report on its border operations to Texas lawmakers, the
FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand 2/27/2015 2:53 am UTC
People in small communities may get better, cheaper access to the Internet after the Federal Communications Commission ruled Thursday that city-owned broadband services can expand into areas overlo
Over Adler’s objections, split council sends staffing plan to committee 2/27/2015 2:32 am UTC
In a nail-bitingly close vote, the Austin City Council tapped the brakes Thursday on Mayor
Senate panel grills Gov. Greg Abbott’s nominees to UT Board of Regents 2/27/2015 2:03 am UTC
Gov. Greg Abbott’s three nominees for the University of Texas System Board of Regents
Austin City Council scrutinizes spending, mulls over Garza Ranch 2/27/2015 1:58 am UTC
Many Austin City Council members campaigned on a pledge of bringing more fiscal conservatism to
Kyle union leader embroiled in investigation related to chief’s affair 2/27/2015 1:36 am UTC
The president of the Kyle police association has been stripped of his duties and is
UT fraternity won’t be punished for ‘Border Patrol’ party 2/27/2015 1:25 am UTC
Administrators at the University of Texas say no rules were violated at a February fraternity
Hands-on cellphone ban leads to 472 tickets in February 2/27/2015 1:21 am UTC
The first month of enforcement of Austin’s recently adopted ban on hands-on cellphone use
28 years later, Hays County kidnapper is convicted 2/27/2015 1:19 am UTC
It took 27 years for Hays County authorities to catch up to Reynaldo Zamora. It
Officers who responded to 2013 standoff involving Gene Vela testify at trial 2/27/2015 12:54 am UTC
Austin City Council passes resolution to prevent adult businesses from moving in downtown
Event at site of demolished piñata store canceled 2/27/2015 12:48 am UTC
A party planned at the site of a demolished piñata store during the South
UT fraternity won’t be punished for ‘border patrol’ party 2/27/2015 12:37 am UTC
Administrators at the University of Texas say no rules were violated at a February fraternity
City Council green-lights affordable apartment complex in East Austin 2/27/2015 12:29 am UTC
An affordable apartment complex that includes a cafe and “live-work units” will move forward in
How veterans are helping other vets fight against suicide 2/27/2015 12:18 am UTC
A closer look at the state-wide organization called the Military Veterans Peer Network, a group of veterans who help struggling vets.
Sprinklr scoops up Austin-based social media firm Pluck 2/26/2015 11:50 pm UTC
Austin-based Pluck, which makes social media-related software, has been acquired by New York-based social media
Central Texas customers avoid water shut off 2/26/2015 11:50 pm UTC
Some Central Texas water customers are relieved tonight to know their water will not be cut off. While they have paid their bills the company is late paying for the water.
Austin City Council passes resolution to prevent adult businesses from moving in downtown 2/26/2015 11:50 pm UTC
A proposed strip club in downtown Austin will have new challenges to overcome before moving in on Congress Avenue thanks to a resolution passed by City Council Thursday.
Greg Casar’s legal team responds to Laura Pressley’s election contest 2/26/2015 11:26 pm UTC
Attorneys for City Council Member Greg Casar said in a recent legal filing that an
Community news: Donate handbags to help victims of domestic violence 2/26/2015 11:14 pm UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYDonate handbags to help victimsThe Texas Advocacy Project and the Travis County
Here’s how to reach Austin District 10 Council Member Sheri Gallo 2/26/2015 10:48 pm UTC
Austin’s new City Council members have moved into their offices, hired their staffs and
Hays County day care murder conviction upheld 2/26/2015 10:47 pm UTC
A state appeals court Thursday upheld the capital murder conviction of Christina Lyons, who is
Congress Threatens After-school Program Funding 2/26/2015 10:22 pm UTC
Thursday, after school program providers asked Texas lawmakers for more funding. This comes as Congress is preparing to vote on a bill that would eliminate the same funding at the federal level.If
Herman: A Texas senator battles to protect the Alamo from foreigners 2/26/2015 10:11 pm UTC
Having successfully snuck in a same-sex marriage, I think we all know what those dastardly
UT Students Fight Back Against ISIS, Radicalization 2/26/2015 9:46 pm UTC
On Thursday night UT students came together to prevent the radicalization of Muslims in Central Texas. The "Stop the Crisis" event comes not only a day after three New York men were arrested for al
Two Llamas captured after running loose in Phoenix 2/26/2015 9:17 pm UTC
Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in retirement community near Phoenix.
SU Students Want To Change 'Rape Culture' 2/26/2015 9:07 pm UTC
Recent protests at Southwestern University come after a notification sent out said two students may have been drugged at a party.  That notice seems to be a tipping point for students who say somet
South First Street bridge reopened after gas main work 2/26/2015 8:33 pm UTC
3:15 p.m. update: The South First Street bridge, which has been closed while
University of Texas fraternity got prior party complaint 2/26/2015 7:14 pm UTC
The University of Texas received a complaint about a fraternity's portrayal of Hispanics at a party a year before the same fraternity came under scrutiny for a similar party earlier this month.
*Update* Missing San Marcos man found safe in Austin 2/26/2015 6:22 pm UTC
Officials in San Marcos say Jonathan Russell, who was reported missing since last week, has been found unharmed.
Perry attorneys ask Texas appeals court to toss felony case 2/26/2015 6:05 pm UTC
Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry have asked a state appeals court to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free-speech grounds.
Central Texas Rescue Crews Put To The Test 2/26/2015 5:56 pm UTC
Central Texas rescue crews were put to the test Thursday learning ways to protect you and them in the case of a serious auto accident.Members of Hutto Fire Rescue got a crash course in auto emergen
Toddler Found Wandering In NE Austin 2/26/2015 5:47 pm UTC
6:30 p.m. UPDATE: Police say the toddler's parents have been found. The investigation is on-going.------------------------EARLIER:Police say they are searching for the parents of a toddler found wa
Officer's 'DWIpod' Warns Teens Against Driving Drunk 2/26/2015 5:29 pm UTC
"Driving While Intoxicated Portable Onsite Demonstrator" is quite a mouthful.  But it does have a nice acronym:
'Homeless Jesus' Statue Now Sits Outside Austin Church 2/26/2015 5:05 pm UTC
A new statue now sits outside an Austin church.It's called Homeless Jesus and the artist says it's meant to be a reminder that no one is simply a homeless person.You can see what looks like a man l
Mother Fights For Food Allergy Bill After Son's Death 2/26/2015 4:56 pm UTC
An Austin resident is pushing for lawmakers to create a bill that would require the 14 most common allergens, including peanuts, to be labeled on menus.Sergio Lopez was close to graduating college
Dangerous Pipes Could Be In Your Home 2/26/2015 4:34 pm UTC
We have a warning about a type of piping that's installed in 7 million homes -- Maybe even yours. The manufacturers say it's a safe way to pipe gas throughout the house. But home inspectors say tho
Hays County day care murder conviction upheld 2/26/2015 4:22 pm UTC
A state appeals court Thursday upheld the capital murder conviction of Christina Lyons, who is
Officials Search For Boy Who Had Possible Rabies Exposure At Zilker Park 2/26/2015 4:17 pm UTC
Health officials are looking for a child who may have been exposed to rabies at Zilker Parker earlier this month. For Joe and Judah Cheatum play time is everything.  "They need to get out and run a
Muslim Group: 'Jihadi John' Resembles UK Man Mohammed Emwazi 2/26/2015 3:54 pm UTC
LONDON -- A London-based Muslim lobbying group says there are "striking similarities" between the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" and a London man named Mohammed Emwazi.Emwazi has been ident
Retail Gasoline Prices Across Texas Up 6 Cents This Week 2/26/2015 3:32 pm UTC
COPPELL, Texas -- Retail gasoline prices across Texas have risen 6 cents this week to reach an average $2.17 per gallon.AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares with a 7-cent increase nationwid
Conservative Texas Lawmakers Target United Nations 2/26/2015 3:09 pm UTC
by Neena Satija and Ryan McCrimmon, The Texas TribuneIn the latest effort by conservatives to fight what they see as overreach by the United Nations, two Texas Republican lawmakers have filed legis
VIDEO: Llamas On The Lam 2/26/2015 2:52 pm UTC
SUN CITY, AZ-- A show-and-tell animal presentation at the Carillons GenCare Lifestyle facility in Sun City took a wild turn Thursday afternoon, as two llamas went on the lam.Personnel at the care h
South 1st Street Bridge Back Open After Gas Leak 2/26/2015 2:32 pm UTC
3:10 p.m. UPDATE: Officials say the bridge is back open.----------------------------EARLIER:The South 1st Street Bridge over Lady Bird Lake in Downtown Austin was shut down Thursday afternoon due t
North Texas Firefighter Shoots Dogs, Posts Picture Online 2/26/2015 2:26 pm UTC
Royse City, Texas (KTVT) -- A Texas man is receiving backlash for shooting two dogs and posting pictures of the dead animals on Facebook. The shooter who claims to have killed the animals on his pr
How Colton's Law is being created to protect Texas' most vulnerable children 2/26/2015 2:11 pm UTC
Newly released dashcam video shows a missed opportunity to save Colton Turner's life. Elizabeth Saab on FOX 7 tells us about the efforts to prevent something like this from happening again.
DA: Any Link Between 'American Sniper' Crime, PTSD 'Fallacy' 2/26/2015 2:09 pm UTC
STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A prosecutor has said after the conviction of an ex-Marine in the killing of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man that "the biggest fallacy" of the trial was t
Perry Attorneys Ask Texas Appeals Court To Toss Felony Case 2/26/2015 1:21 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry have asked a state appeals court to dismiss felony abuse-of-power charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate on free-s
Temperatures dropping as Arctic front moves through Central Texas 2/26/2015 12:17 pm UTC
4:30 p.m. update: Another Arctic front is moving across Central Texas, bringing with
Texas Mom Allegedly Brings Gun To Daughter's High School Fight 2/26/2015 11:49 am UTC
PASADENA (KPRC/CNN)-- A Texas mother is in trouble with the law, after police say she got involved in an altercation between her daughter and another teen. A photo surfaced from the incident, that
DC Legalizes Pot, Despite Threats From Congress 2/26/2015 10:11 am UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia defied threats from Congress and moved forward Thursday with legalizing possession of marijuana after a voter-approved initiative.Despite last-minute man
A look at Cookie's Empire with the show's star Taraji P. Henson 2/26/2015 4:39 am UTC
Last week's broadcast of Empire drew more than 13 million viewers making it the first show to grow its audience every single week since Nielsen started tracking.But some fans might argue there is n
Jamie Foxx, Dan Rather among honorees at Texas Medal of Arts awards 2/26/2015 4:09 am UTC
The spotlight was on the arts at the Long Center in Austin Wednesday night. Texans who have made big contributions to Texas culture were honored at the 2015 Texas Medal of Arts awards.
APD: 532 Hands-free Citations have been issued since February 1st 2/26/2015 4:08 am UTC
The Austin Police Department isn't messing around when it comes to enforcing the city's new hands-free ordinance.
Health officials say child may have been exposed to rabid dog at Zilker Park 2/26/2015 3:15 am UTC
Officials with the Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department said Wednesday that a child may have been exposed to a rabid dog reported at Zilker Park on February 8th.
Two women robbed at gunpoint; same suspect 2/26/2015 3:13 am UTC
Two women were robbed at gunpoint in North Austin on Tuesday. Now police believe both incidents are tied to the same man.
Vela trial puts PTSD back in the courtroom 2/26/2015 3:10 am UTC
The trial of a former marine shot during a stand-off with Austin police has put the issue of PTSD back in the courtroom.The case comes after the issue was raised during the “American Sniper” trial.
State Rep. files complaint against same-sex marriage judge 2/25/2015 11:14 pm UTC
State Rep. Tony Tinderholt filed an official complaint with the state commission on judicial conduct against Judge David Wahlberg.
Man wins fight with city over fence around RV 2/25/2015 11:14 pm UTC
An Austin man is celebrating his win over the city after being taken to court over an alleged code violation involving the fence surrounding his RV.
Rodney Reed speaks to FOX 7 about stay of execution 2/25/2015 11:04 pm UTC
FOX 7 News spoke face-to-face with convicted murderer Rodney Reed on death row Wednesday. He was set to die next week for the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites but on Monday, the court of criminal appea
Texas Senate to consider using vehicle sales tax for roads 2/25/2015 8:17 pm UTC
The Texas Senate Transportation Committee has approved a plan funneling part of the revenue from the state's vehicle sales tax into building and maintaining roads.
States given until Tuesday to respond in immigration lawsuit 2/25/2015 8:16 pm UTC
A federal judge says a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has until Tuesday to respond to the government's request to lift a temporary hold o
One person hurt after rollover on SH 71 2/25/2015 6:29 pm UTC
A man is hurt after a concrete truck rollover accident on SH 71 at Serene Hills Drive.
Texas seeks input on new bass conservation license plate 2/25/2015 4:40 pm UTC
The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department on Wednesday asked for the public's help in choosing a new license place honoring bass fishing.
Behind the scenes with Deep Eddy Vodka 2/25/2015 3:23 pm UTC
You've probably seen bottles of Deep Eddy Vodka at many local restaurants and bars. From ruby red grapefruit to their new lemon flavor, Deep Eddy Vodka continues to delight fans all across the coun
Justice Dept.: No federal charges in Trayvon Martin death 2/25/2015 3:18 pm UTC
George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin in a 2012 confrontation with the teenager, will not face federal charges, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Handbags for Hope Drive 2/25/2015 1:32 pm UTC
Most women carry purses or handbags and the Texas Advocacy Project is hoping to use the popular accessory to help Central Texas women. It's teaming up with the Travis County Sheriff's Office to col
The search for Texas' most vulnerable children 2/25/2015 5:15 am UTC
CPS tells FOX 7's Elizabeth Saab that often times families who want to dodge the system purposefully fall off their radar making it nearly impossible to find them. Saab was given unprecedented acce
Officials confirm rabid dog visited Zilker Park Dog Park 2/25/2015 4:44 am UTC
Austin Animal Services and the Austin/Travis County Health Human Services Department have confirmed that a rabid dog visited the Zilker Park Dog Park off leash during the dog's infectious period. T
Ex-Marine convicted in deaths of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and friend 2/25/2015 4:14 am UTC
A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and su
Governor Abbott weighs in on Rodney Reed stay of execution 2/25/2015 4:12 am UTC
Texas' top criminal appeals court put a hold on the execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed Monday. He was found guilty of killing 19-year-old Stacey Stites nearly 20 years ago in Bastrop County.
Multi-billion tax relief package rolled out Tuesday at the State Capitol 2/24/2015 11:41 pm UTC
A multi-billion tax relief package was rolled out Tuesday at the State Capitol.The plan includes tax cuts for homeowners and for businesses.
Woman who crawled to the Austin Marathon finish line thanks those who helped her 2/24/2015 11:31 pm UTC
People are still talking about one woman's finish of the Austin Marathon earlier this month. She crawled across the finish line as her body started wearing out. Tuesday, she came back to thank ever
Family describes deadly fire as a nightmare 2/24/2015 11:07 pm UTC
The Leander family that lost a seven month old child in a tragic house fire is speaking out. The Justus family tells FOX 7 they are overwhelmed by the support they have received so far.
Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill 2/24/2015 9:21 pm UTC
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his p
Cause of Pflugerville house fire under investigation 2/24/2015 6:41 pm UTC
An early morning fire destroys a home in Pflugerville and leaves several people homeless.
'American Sniper' trial delayed because of weather 2/24/2015 5:08 pm UTC
The trial of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is expected to resume Tuesday after a delay a day earlier due to inclement weather.
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Rodney Reed 2/24/2015 5:07 pm UTC
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of death row inmate Rodney Reed in response a motion filed by his lawyer earlier this month. Reed was convicted in 1998 of Stacey Stites
Threat of icy roads causes school delays and closures 2/24/2015 1:40 pm UTC
A number of school districts across Central Texas have announced delays due to the wintry weather expected Tuesday.
Kenyan woman who crawled to Marathon finish line to thank medical responders 2/24/2015 5:07 am UTC
The Kenyan woman who made a miraculous third place finish at the Austin Marathon is back in town.
Crimewatch: Record heroin bust in East Austin 2/24/2015 5:07 am UTC
According to the drug enforcement agency, higher, refined Mexican heroin is becoming more and more of a problem and more available.
Fort Hood soldier kills 4, including himself 2/24/2015 3:28 am UTC
A domestic disturbance turned deadly in Killeen after a Fort Hood soldier shot and killed three people before killing himself. Another person injured by gunfire is in the hospital.
APD trains 1,500 officers to spot missing kids 2/24/2015 3:28 am UTC
The Austin Police Department is training 1,500 officers to search for missing children and teens while on patrol. That means scanning every vehicle they stop or looking for clues of trouble at ever
Infant dies in Leander mobile home fire 2/24/2015 12:25 am UTC
A seven-month-old is killed in a mobile home fire in Leander. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office says a space heater is the likely cause of the fire. The mother, father and a two-year-old have
Icy conditions pose problems for drivers in Central Texas 2/23/2015 11:21 pm UTC
Icy conditions briefly closed part of the SH-45 tollway Monday morning. The brunt of the morning freeze was felt in the western part of Williamson County.
Officials investigating fire in Georgetown 2/23/2015 11:15 pm UTC
Fire officials are investigating an early morning fire at a barn in the north Georgetown area. Officials say that the fire was reported at around 5 a.m. near FM 972 between Georgetown and Jarrell.
High price tag of Texas border security plan draws scrutiny 2/23/2015 10:30 pm UTC
Calls for unprecedented border security spending in Texas are drawing bipartisan scrutiny as the Senate proposes doubling funding to pay for more manpower and crime-fighting technology.
After-school activities canceled and some schools closed due to weather 2/23/2015 7:09 pm UTC
A Winter Weather advisory is in effect for several counties. The weather caused several districts to close for the day and districts that did hold classes to cancel after-school activities and events.
Several wrecks due to icy road conditions in Round Rock 2/23/2015 6:54 pm UTC
Icy conditions briefly closed the SH 45 tollway in Round Rock this morning. Slick spots started developing around 9 a.m. just as the rush-hour was winding down.
Perry lawyers: Prosecutor alleging facts not in indictments 2/23/2015 5:40 pm UTC
Former Gov. Rick Perry's attorneys say a special prosecutor shouldn't be allowed to "insert facts not found" by Texas grand jurors who indicted him on abuse-of-power charges.
Man dead after North Austin rollover crash 2/23/2015 4:56 pm UTC
A man is dead after a rollover crash in North Austin. It happened just after 1:15 a.m. at the I-35 northbound Frontage Road near St. Johns.
UT students collect pennies for a good cause 2/23/2015 4:56 pm UTC
UT students collected a record breaking amount of pennies for a good cause. The more than $5,000 worth of pennies was on display at Camp Mabry Sunday.
Ronald McDonald House celebrates 30 years 2/23/2015 4:43 pm UTC
On Sunday we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald house in Austin. Throughout that time, the organization has helped more than 15,000 families.
Homeowner says drive-by animal shootings in Georgetown haven't stopped 2/23/2015 4:47 am UTC
Anthony Urbanski and his partner Jimmy Butler have lived in a house on FM 972 in Georgetown for 4 years now. When Fox 7 first told their story earlier this month, their barnyard was full of horses,
Army veteran says he was unfairly ticketed by VA police 2/23/2015 1:23 am UTC
A U.S. Army veteran said he has been unfairly ticketed by police at the VA hospital in temple for the fourth time. The last time was last weekend.
Winter storm moving into the area 2/22/2015 10:10 pm UTC
A powerful winter storm will impact a large part of Texas late tonight through Monday night.

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