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Chief Acevedo releases statement regarding deaths of New York and Florida police officers 12/22/2014 7:33 pm UTC
APD Chief Art Acevedo has released a statement regarding the recent deaths of police officers in Florida and New York.
Delivery driver leads police to man suspected of home burglary 12/22/2014 7:00 pm UTC
A 18-year-old man is accused of breaking into an East Austin home and taking a
Former UT football player Benson arrested for public intoxication 12/22/2014 6:33 pm UTC
Former University of Texas standout and NFL football player Cedric Benson was arrested for public intoxication over the weekend.
Man sues city, Austin police, accusing officers of wrongful arrest 12/22/2014 6:00 pm UTC
A man is suing the City of Austin, the Austin Police Department and at least
Lady Antebellum, Pat Green booked for Abbott bash 12/22/2014 5:39 pm UTC
Country stars Lady Antebellum and Pat Green are booked to perform at the inauguration ball for Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott.
SWAT situation ends in East Austin 12/22/2014 2:20 pm UTC
A SWAT standoff in East Austin has ended peacefully Monday morning.
Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender Caught In Dallas 12/22/2014 1:36 pm UTC
DALLAS -- A convicted felon on the Texas Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted sex offenders list has been caught at a home in Dallas.
Joe Cocker Dies At 70 12/22/2014 1:23 pm UTC
LONDON -- British singer Joe Cocker is dead at age 70.His London-based agent, Barrie Marshall, said Cocker died early Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades.
Santa Firefighter Saves Man From Burning Home 12/22/2014 1:18 pm UTC
Santa Claus came early this year for one family and rescued a man trapped inside a burning house in Australia.A group of firefighters were handing out candy to local children on their annual Christ
Texas Gay Marriage Ban On Precarious Legal Ground 12/22/2014 1:00 pm UTC
by Alexa Ura, The Texas TribuneFourteen states allowed same-sex marriage when Cleopatra De Leon and Nicole Dimetman filed a lawsuit late last year challenging Texas' constitutional ban on marriages
Christmas week weather has a little something for everyone 12/22/2014 11:58 am UTC
Central Texas will see sun, rain, highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s
Texas Experts Say Use Care With Holiday Fireworks 12/22/2014 11:58 am UTC
AUSTIN, Texas -- Some Texans have made fireworks part of their holiday traditions and experts say use care where and when setting off authorized displays.The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office rep
Dog Killed After Biting Round Rock Police Officer 12/22/2014 11:53 am UTC
ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Round Rock police say an officer
Texas State Parks Draw New Year's Hikers, Visitors 12/22/2014 11:52 am UTC
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials expect hundreds of New Year's Day hikers at state parks as a healthy way to start the New Year.
East Austin SWAT standoff ends with arrest 12/22/2014 11:44 am UTC
7:15 a.m. update: A man in his 50s is in custody following a
Former foster child building shelter for at-risk youth 12/22/2014 11:44 am UTC
A former foster child hopes to help other kids like her by giving them a safe place to live. Stacy Johnson is building the non-profit shelter, Central Texas Table of Grace. She's received support a
SWAT Situation In East Austin Ends With Arrest 12/22/2014 8:39 am UTC
After several hours Monday morning a SWAT situation in East Austin ended with the arrest of a man.It started just after four in the morning at an apartment complex near 3rd and Comal. Austin Police
Fun Free Things To Do Across Central Texas 12/22/2014 6:45 am UTC
If you're looking for some free things to do this Monday KEYE TV Morning News has you covered!It’s all about the bass and the tuba and the string quartet. Today from noon until 1:00 it's a Tuba Chr
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo Responds To Recent Police Killings 12/22/2014 6:22 am UTC
The murder of two New York City police officers and a Florida police officer hits close to home for departments across the country, including right here in Austin.Over the weekend, both the Austin
Round Rock PD put down a dog 12/22/2014 4:25 am UTC
A stolen vehicle pursuit in Round Rock ends with an officer shooting a dog. FOX 7's Jennifer Kendall has the details of how this all went down. This all started last night.
Last-minute shopping leaves stores packed 12/22/2014 4:16 am UTC
It's a rush to the stores for many last-minute shoppers, something that has become a trend over the years.This year has been no exception.
Vigil For Shelton's 12/22/2014 3:59 am UTC
For the past two decades during Christmas, folks in Brentwood have been lighting luminaries along the Arroyo Secco. Michelle Holt organized this year's festivities, "For five nights we light them.
Cowboys Headed To The Playoffs 12/22/2014 3:17 am UTC
Cowboys’ fans have something to smile about this Monday morning.Dallas clinched the NFC East Title and will be headed to the playoffs for the first time in four years.On Sunday the Cowboys crushed
Slain Brentwood couple remembered as neighbors set luminarias aglow 12/22/2014 3:10 am UTC
For the Brentwood neighborhood in North Austin, there has been a sense of unease in
Round Rock Police take extra steps to protect vulnerable senior citizens 12/22/2014 2:23 am UTC
The Seniors And Law enforcement Together, or S.A.L.T., program was designed to help seniors communicate with the police department, but it does a lot more than that.
Transgender police officer, others could benefit from new health plan 12/22/2014 2:06 am UTC
When Austin police officer Greg Abbink was growing up in New York, he was the
TxDOT commissioner’s intervention on landfill project questioned 12/22/2014 1:37 am UTC
With its traffic analysis languishing at the Texas Department of Transportation, a Georgia-based company hoping
Weakened vaccine is a factor as flu season escalates in Austin area 12/22/2014 1:36 am UTC
With flu illness now widespread in Texas, doctors and health officials are urging people to
Texas employee retirement system sounds alarm on unfunded balance 12/22/2014 1:35 am UTC
State employees who already are paying more into a pension with recently diminished benefits could
Wear: Rail defeat has Cap Metro looking for new way forward 12/22/2014 1:35 am UTC
What’s next?Todd Hemingson, whose job at Capital Metro as planning director is to
Dog shot by Round Rock police after pursuit of car theft suspect 12/22/2014 12:36 am UTC
A dog was shot and killed at a Round Rock car wash on Sunday after
Ex-UT football player Cedric Benson charged with public intoxication 12/22/2014 12:15 am UTC
Former University of Texas football player Cedric Benson is once again in trouble with the
Round Rock Police Chase Ends in Attempted Kidnapping and Shooting 12/21/2014 11:13 pm UTC
On Sunday, a man led police on a chase in Williamson County and it ended with officers shooting and killing his dog. Round Rock Police say the incident started at a hotel on South Mays Street. Poli
Dog shot by Round Rock police officer after pursuit in car theft case 12/21/2014 8:40 pm UTC
A dog was shot and killed at a Round Rock car wash on Sunday after
Ex-UT football player Cedric Benson charged with public intoxication 12/21/2014 8:07 pm UTC
Former University of Texas and professional football player Cedric Benson was charged with public intoxication
Elton John Ties The Knot 12/21/2014 8:04 pm UTC
Entertainer Elton John and longtime mate David Furnish officially married Sunday on the ninth anniversary of the day they entered into a civil partnership.
2014: A Year In News Stories Review 12/21/2014 6:47 pm UTC
It has been a year of unrest and anxiety. 2014 has brought a series of highs and lows in the United States. 18 year old Michael Brown, a black man from Ferguson, Missouri, was gunned down by white
A Very Merry Tuba Christmas 12/21/2014 5:50 pm UTC
Hundreds of tubas belted out the sounds of the holidays as the 41st Annual Tuba Christmas got underway at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago Saturday. Some players even decorated their instruments
NCAAP President: "We Have A Violence Problem" 12/21/2014 5:23 pm UTC
NAACP President, Cornell William Brooks speaks on the deaths of two New York City Police Officers who were shot dead while sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn on Saturday. The murderer was alle
LA Has Seven New Web Developers Looking To Take Over 12/21/2014 4:24 pm UTC
They graduated today from a software engineering program targeting women and minorities. We take a look at how “coding” is changing these students’ world and their lives. 3 months ago Luis Rivera d
Former UT / NFL Star Arrested Again 12/21/2014 3:01 pm UTC
U.T and NFL alum Cedric Benson was charged with public intoxication in Austin Saturday morning.Travis County records show the incident occurring just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Austin police
A Violent End To A High Speed Chase In Round Rock 12/21/2014 2:00 pm UTC
Police confirm that a man is in custody after leading them on a high speed chase.Authorities were able to track down an auto theft suspect to a hotel where they say this all began.
A 2014 Review Of Some Notable Deaths From Hollywood And More 12/21/2014 1:20 pm UTC
He was a comedic giant. Academy award winning actor Robin Williams started as a stand-up comedian but his thirty-seven year career also included starring roles in blockbuster films.Known for her un
Nonprofits, charities seeking help during holiday season 12/21/2014 6:00 am UTC
For many nonprofit, charity and community assistance groups, the December holiday season is a very
Community Briefing: St. David’s Foundation awards grants 12/21/2014 6:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINSt. David’s Foundation awards grantsThe St. David’s Foundation has
State office co-workers donates instead of giving each other gifts 12/21/2014 6:00 am UTC
It’s Christmas time again and you have no idea what to get your office
Kyle caught in middle of Police Chief Jeff Barnett’s private life 12/21/2014 6:00 am UTC
What began in a Dallas suburb as a sordid and private saga between a police
An early Christmas gift for one Georgetown family 12/21/2014 4:31 am UTC
At first glance, the five Newton kids look like most youngsters eager to dive under the treepiles of goodies carefully wrapped from loved ones. Their eyes lit up brighter than their tree, as one
Kyle caught in middle of Police Chief Jeff Barnett’s private life 12/21/2014 3:55 am UTC
What began in a Dallas suburb as a sordid and private saga between a police
Where will new Austin City Council unite, divide? 12/21/2014 3:51 am UTC
On election night last week, Delia Garza went party-hopping.She headed over to Sabino “Pio
Operation Blue Santa brings Christmas miracles to thousands 12/21/2014 1:27 am UTC
Thousands of families will have presents under their tree Christmas morning thanks to Austin Police Operation Blue Santa. Saturday, volunteers picked up boxes filled with presents and delivered the
Fireplace ashes cause fire; displace 6 12/21/2014 1:23 am UTC
Several people are displaced after an apartment fire in South Austin Saturday morning.
Suspect dies after chase 12/20/2014 5:12 pm UTC
A man died Saturday morning after leading Austin police on a high-speed chase following what they call a sexual assault.
Cedar Park cheers on local football team heading to state championship game 12/20/2014 2:33 am UTC
The Cedar Park community gathered Friday morning to send off the Cedar Park High School football team to Arlington.
Puddles put damper of Friday's Trail of Lights 12/20/2014 2:27 am UTC
Friday was supposed to kick off the final 3 nights of this year's Trail of Lights. But instead crews spent most of the day cleaning up from Thursday night's rain.
TX National Guard members deploy to Egypt for peacekeeping mission 12/19/2014 11:58 pm UTC
They'll be home for Christmas but then it's off to Egypt for a peacekeeping mission. A deployment ceremony for several hundred Texas guardsmen happened Friday.
TX State Guard delivers presents to Dell Children's patients 12/19/2014 11:33 pm UTC
Members of the Texas State Guard from Camp Mabry made a special delivery to Dell Children's Medical Center Friday.
Austin Salvation Army in critical need of donations 12/19/2014 11:28 pm UTC
The Salvation Army said they are in a critical situation and need help. There has been a shortage of donations and an increase in the number of people who need their help this year.
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response 12/19/2014 10:21 pm UTC
President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader and pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and ma
Santa visits NICU 12/19/2014 1:53 pm UTC
Tiny Teddy Boyd just had his one month birthday, weeks before he was even supposed to be here. "He was born November 13th. He was 32 weeks, so he was 2 months early and he was 2 pounds 11 ounces so
Family welcomes premature son home after six months in NICU 12/19/2014 4:17 am UTC
One Central Texas family is thrilled to welcome their premature son home for the holidays after he spent nearly six months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Georgetown police investigating shooting death of 19-year-old 12/19/2014 3:43 am UTC
Police in Georgetown are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man.
AFD saves Chihuahua puppy from East Austin fire 12/19/2014 3:43 am UTC
Last week, the Austin Fire Department rescued a several-week-old Chihuahua puppy named "baby" after an East Austin fire.
Round Rock police searching for man exposing himself to children near area schools 12/19/2014 3:26 am UTC
Round Rock police are on the hunt for a man exposing himself to children. It's happened three times now near two middle school schools.
Dallas Stars' owners plan to keep team in Cedar Park 12/19/2014 12:25 am UTC
The owners of the Dallas Stars hockey team say they will keep their minor league team in Cedar Park.
Driver fatigue believed to be cause of fatal HWY 71 crash 12/19/2014 12:25 am UTC
The Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly wreck on highway 71 between Bee Cave and Spicewood.
Cedar Fever hitting the area earlier than usual 12/19/2014 12:25 am UTC
If you are sneezing and your eyes are itchy, it's probably Cedar Fever. The season is hitting a bit early this year.?
Fatal South by Southwest crash brings first wave of lawsuits 12/18/2014 11:34 pm UTC
The initial wave of victim lawsuits since four people died at the South by Southwest music festival accuse organizers of safety lapses after a driver struck a crowd of concertgoers.
Authorities release composite sketch of gunman from central texas tv station shooting 12/18/2014 10:52 pm UTC
Authorities in Central Texas are still searching for a gunman after a shooting outside of a Waco-area TV station.
Hands-free ordinance set to go into effect 12/18/2014 6:20 pm UTC
In just two weeks if you are holding a phone while driving a car you are committing a crime. A hands-free ordinance takes effect January 1st and today Austin police talked about how the law will be
Cleaning begins for famed Houston Astrodome 12/18/2014 5:25 pm UTC
Work has begun to clean the exterior of Houston's famed Astrodome.
Texas retail gasoline prices drop 14 cents 12/18/2014 5:25 pm UTC
Texas and nationwide retail gasoline prices continue to slide with both dropping 14 cents per gallon this week.
Ferris wheel vs. Zilker Tree 12/18/2014 4:16 am UTC
The Trail of Lights is in its 50th year. The attraction has already seen more than 200,000 visitors this December. But some of those visitors feel like one of the new additions this year is distrac
Round Rock police investigating several cases of indecent exposure 12/18/2014 3:25 am UTC
Round Rock Police are investigating several cases of a man exposing himself to female students near schools in the area.
Brentwood neighborhood on alert 12/17/2014 11:59 pm UTC
Austin police now believe a north Austin couple may be the victims of foul play. Their bodies were found in their home Monday. As the search for clues and suspects intensifies those who live in the
New City Council makes history in Austin 12/17/2014 11:38 pm UTC
Tuesday night, 8 run-off elections decided the final members of Austin's new City Council and the results could mean big changes in the coming months.For the first time in Austin's history, 10 City
Santa visits Dell Children's via live connection from the North Pole 12/17/2014 10:53 pm UTC
Patients at Dell Children's Medical Center made time Wednesday for a very special appointment. They got to visit with Santa Clause live from the North Pole thanks to special technology."Ho, ho, ho,
*Update* Police clear lockdown at Leander High School 12/17/2014 8:07 pm UTC
Police have cleared a lockdown at Leander High School. Leander ISD says all is clear and all students and staff are safe.
A&M Academic Building could be renamed for Perry 12/17/2014 4:06 pm UTC
Gov. Rick Perry could get a building named for him on the campus where he graduated in 1972.
12/17 update from former GDA anchor Loriana Hernandez 12/17/2014 2:39 pm UTC
Our friend and former Good Day Austin anchor Loriana Hernandez continues to battle leukemia at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore. This morning, she has some good news ahead of the holidays.
Austin Energy employees arrested for alleged copper theft 12/17/2014 1:56 pm UTC
Two Austin Energy employees are in custody after police say they stole copper wire from an Austin Energy facility in North Austin.
Steve Adler is the next Mayor of Austin 12/17/2014 1:51 pm UTC
The City of Austin has its new mayor. Steve Adler won Tuesday's runoff beating city council member Mike Martinez.
You Decide: Austin run-off election returns 12/17/2014 1:46 pm UTC
Austin voters have elected a brand new mayor and city council. In some city council races the votes were extremely close but when it came to the mayor's race it didn't take long to determine the wi
APD investigating suspicious death of elderly couple 12/17/2014 4:22 am UTC
The Austin Police Department is investigating after a man and a woman were found dead inside their home.
Police are ruling death of elderly Brentwood couple homicide 12/17/2014 4:20 am UTC
Police are now calling the death of an elderly couple in Austin a homicide and that has the people who live in the Brentwood neighborhood understandably concerned. Residents are being warned to sta
Pedernales firefighters respond to carbon monoxide scare 12/17/2014 12:25 am UTC
Pedernales firefighters responded to a large produce distributor, Great Taste of Texas, off of HWY 71 near Llano where one person was reported to be suffering from cardiac arrest.While there 3 fire
Breastfeeding lounge opens at Round Rock outlet mall 12/16/2014 11:34 pm UTC
New mothers shopping at the Round Rock Premium Outlet now have access to a breastfeeding lounge. It's a project Seton and the outlet have been working on together for three years.
Soldier kicked out of wife's apartment 12/16/2014 11:24 pm UTC
An Army Sergeant from Bastrop is in a battle with an apartment manager. He was kicked out of the complex while visiting his wife and newborn daughter. Tuesday his mother spoke to FOX 7 about the on
Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lou Reed and Bill Withers among those to be inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 12/16/2014 9:57 pm UTC
The hall announced Tuesday that it will also welcome Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, who famously sang about loving rock 'n' roll, and make Ringo Starr the fourth ex-Beatle enshrined as an individual.
AAA says 8.1M Texans likely to travel for holidays 12/16/2014 7:40 pm UTC
More Texans are expected to hit the road during the end-of-the-year holidays as gasoline prices remain lower than a year ago.
ABIA unveils new customs facility 12/16/2014 4:08 pm UTC
ABIA held the grand opening of its new customs facility Monday. The state-of-the-art area will more than double the airport's capacity to process international arrivals.
Anonymous tip leads to recapture of federal escapee 12/16/2014 4:08 pm UTC
The Burnet Police Department says it was able to locate Jimmy Morrisett after receiving an anonymous tip from a concerned citizen.
Voters head to polls to decide runoff races 12/16/2014 12:39 pm UTC
It's back to the polls for some Austinites. Runoff races for mayor and city council seats are taking place today and how you vote will change how the city operates.
Trustees name Dr. Paul Cruz sole finalist for AISD superintendent 12/16/2014 11:59 am UTC
Austin Independent School District interim superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz is now the sole finalist for the permanent position.
Many fight for marriage equality in Texas 12/16/2014 4:01 am UTC
Where does Texas stand when it comes to marriage equality? Right now it's on hold, but many gay-rights groups are hoping to change that. Texas for Marriage hosted a town hall meeting on Monday.
Ft. Hood shooting victims closer to receiving Purple Hearts 12/15/2014 11:32 pm UTC
Victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are one step closer to receiving Purple Hearts. Congress passed a defense policy bill that includes a provision that would make them eligible.
A "Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation" announced at UT 12/15/2014 11:17 pm UTC
On Monday The University of Texas announced a new program designed to help student athletes develop character, improve behavior and stay out of trouble. UT President Bill Powers announced the creat
Amber Alert issued for 4-year-old boy 12/15/2014 8:47 pm UTC
 Denton police have issued an Amber Alert  for a 4-year-old boy after his mother was found dead Saturday.
Feds inaugurate new Texas family detention center 12/15/2014 6:16 pm UTC
A former camp for oil field workers in rural South Texas will become a new family detention center amid the recent influx of children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Salvation Army kicks off Angel Tree program 12/15/2014 3:44 pm UTC
The yearly event helps thousands of local families in need by providing toys and clothing to children.

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