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CapMetro bus collides with vehicle near downtown; 2 hospitalized 8/2/2015 1:39 am UTC
8:45 p.m. update: Two patients were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with
Dripping Springs group wants to raise funds to house family 8/2/2015 12:36 am UTC
It’s remarkable how much Rocio Flores’ life has changed in the past six years
Beloved ‘La Lotería’ mural restored in East Austin 8/2/2015 12:32 am UTC
If this wall could talk, it would tell the story of East Austin.How minorities
A dog rescue brings pet oxygen mask replacement to forefront 8/1/2015 11:43 pm UTC
The Austin Fire Department saves a dog from an early morning blaze. Firefighters say the rescue brings to light the need for equipment to safely rescue animals.
840 without power in North Austin after car hits utility pole 8/1/2015 10:43 pm UTC
About 840 Austin Energy customers were without power in North Austin Saturday after a car
Man dies while biking in South Austin greenbelt 8/1/2015 8:35 pm UTC
A man believed to be in his 50s died Saturday morning after going into cardiac
Defense Attorneys Respond to Allegations Against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton 8/1/2015 7:52 pm UTC
In response to federal charges being brought against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defense lawyers have released this statement to KEYE-TV. BRIAN WICE AND KENT SCHAFFER, SPECIAL PROSECUTORS ST
President Carter Signs Books In Austin Bookstore 8/1/2015 7:05 pm UTC
People lined up Saturday after near downtown Austin to have their copy of President Jimmy Carter latest book signed.President Carter is touring to promote the book A Full Life: Reflections At Ninet
Man Becomes Unresponsive, Dies In Dallas County Jail Lobby 8/1/2015 6:30 pm UTC
DALLAS (AP) -- Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciou
Plano Woman Who Drowned 2 Kids Released From Program 8/1/2015 6:15 pm UTC
PLANO, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled that a mother found guilty of drowning her two young daughters by reason of insanity 11 years ago no longer must participate in court-ordered men
Researcher In Zimbabwe Doubts Report Of 2nd Lion Killing 8/1/2015 5:13 pm UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion researcher in Zimbabwe who tracked the lion called Cecil that was killed by an American hunter is casting doubt on a report that another male lion who was Cecil's compani
Man dies while biking in South Austin greenbelt 8/1/2015 3:56 pm UTC
A man believed to be in his 50s died Saturday morning after going into cardiac
4 Displaced by South Austin fire 8/1/2015 3:32 pm UTC
Officials with the Austin Fire Department say the fire started in a trash can next to the home on Holt Rd just before 6 a.m.The fire quickly spread from the trash can to the home’s gas meter. The f
Reports: Paxton Indicted by Collin County Grand Jury 8/1/2015 3:01 pm UTC
By Patrick Svitek, The Texas TribuneAugust 1, 2015Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted by a Collin County grand jury, Dallas-area media reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources clos
AFD saves dog after North Austin fire 8/1/2015 2:34 pm UTC
A pet is alive after firefighters resuscitated it Saturday morning.The owner was not home at the time the fire broke out but a dog was.
South Austin fire estimated at $175,00 in damage 8/1/2015 2:33 pm UTC
10 a.m update: A house fire in South Austin that displaced four occupants was
Triple-digit temperatures expected during hot weekend in Austin 8/1/2015 2:12 pm UTC
The weather this weekend, according to the National Weather Service: Saturday will be hot and
Dallas Mayor Critical Of Sex Exposition On City Property 8/1/2015 1:18 pm UTC
DALLAS (AP) -- An upcoming sex exposition in Dallas that's billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S. is being criticized by a mayor who says it goes against the city's position on the exploitat
UT Tower Shooting Expert On Anniversary, What Has Changed 8/1/2015 12:15 pm UTC
On this day almost 50 years ago, the University of Texas was the site of a mass shooting by a sniper in the Tower. Charles Whitman, 25, murdered his wife and mother before ascending the tower with
Suspected Flight 370 Wing Flap Arrives At French Facility 8/1/2015 11:53 am UTC
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has arrived at a French military testing facility where it will be analyzed by experts. A truck carryi
Morning House Fire Displaces Four 8/1/2015 10:57 am UTC
A house fire in South Austin leaves three people displaced Saturday morning. According to the Austin Fire Department, a call was received close to 6 a.m. of a trash fire at the 3800 block of Holt D
Texas woman turns cattle ranch into vegan animal sanctuary 8/1/2015 5:00 am UTC
For generations, Sonnen Ranch has been a place for raising livestock — where animals, though treated
Macondo Writers Workshop nurtures talent, looks into uncertain future 8/1/2015 5:00 am UTC
Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros has gifted us with many books, poems, and stories such as
Kelso: Konstantin ‘Boozy Koozy’ Kuzminsky will be missed in Austin 8/1/2015 5:00 am UTC
It wouldn’t be accurate to put Konstantin Kuzminsky in the same category as Leslie
TOP LOCAL STORIES OF THE WEEK 8/1/2015 5:00 am UTC
MONDAYAfter 6 months, hands-free law’s impact uncertain: Six months and 2,624 citations
Community news: Ideas sought on increasing recycling 8/1/2015 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYAUSTINIdeas sought on increasing recyclingThe Austin Resource Recovery wants Austinites to
W. Sixth Street ramp to MoPac closed after rollover 8/1/2015 3:12 am UTC
UPDATE 11:15 p.m.: The ramp is now open to traffic, according to the
Austin runner starts petition to end catcalling 8/1/2015 1:39 am UTC
One woman said honking horns, whistles and catcalls are a daily occurrence in Austin and she's hoping to put an end to it.Runner Anna Aldridge has started an online petition at stopstreetharassment
*Update* Marine-owned 'Brass House' jazz club saved 8/1/2015 1:32 am UTC
Jason White no longer has the blues.   He's leaving that for the Blues and Jazz musicians that play at Brass House on San Jacinto.  And yesit looks like they'll be playing there for the foreseea
Austin Saturday Forecast 8/1/2015 12:45 am UTC
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 HOTTEST TIME OF YEAR!If you thought July ended on a hot note.just wait. The hottest days are yet to come. That should come as no surprise since August 2nd through 16th
Survey puts Austin among other southern cities with roach problems 8/1/2015 12:18 am UTC
Austin is known for its growing population, but unfortunately, it's not just the human population. A new report from The Census Bureau says roaches are becoming a big problem.
Hutto’s proposed budget has lower property tax rate 8/1/2015 12:03 am UTC
The proposed budget for Hutto slightly lowers the tax rate, adds four new employees, six
Calls for conservation as temps soar 8/1/2015 12:00 am UTC
The ponds, at Buda's Bradfield Park, are still filled with water. On Friday recent improvements at the park were celebrated with a first cast from a new fishing pier.
Police investigating deadly multi-car accident 7/31/2015 10:58 pm UTC
Austin police are investigating a deadly multi-car accident in South Austin. It happened at Slaughter Lane and Manchaca Road around 12:30 p.m. and involved nine vehicles.
Austin Sees More Traffic Deaths By July Than In All Of 2014 7/31/2015 10:40 pm UTC
Friday, Austin saw its 64th traffic fatality of the year. That's more than all of the 2014 traffic deaths combined, and there are still five more months to go in 2015.
Mentorship program aims to empower Travis County defense lawyers 7/31/2015 10:27 pm UTC
Every weekday at 2 p.m., the defendants shuffle in. Decked in striped jumpsuits and
Redevelopment Near South Congress May Mean Decades-Old Businesses Must Move 7/31/2015 10:13 pm UTC
A redevelopment project near South Congress means two iconic Austin businesses may have to move.
Plans for controversial East Austin hotel withdrawn 7/31/2015 10:07 pm UTC
The developers behind the controversial East Side Hotel proposed for East Cesar Chavez Street have
Blanton museum bronze letters reported stolen 7/31/2015 10:02 pm UTC
Five bronze letters from a display outside the Blanton Museum of Art were stolen, University
Trooper In Sandra Bland Arrest Had Been Disciplined 7/31/2015 9:56 pm UTC
The Texas trooper who arrested a black Chicago-area area woman after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop had been cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was
Leander man arrested after explosives found in home 7/31/2015 9:49 pm UTC
A Leander man is in jail tonight after police say they found explosives inside his home. Neighbors say he'd been setting them off for weeks.
Electric demand for July hits an all-time high this week 7/31/2015 9:42 pm UTC
In the wake of the thermometer hitting triple digits for the first time this summer
At last, a hospital for Marble Falls 7/31/2015 9:28 pm UTC
Marble Falls’ first hospital opens Monday, a milestone that’s been on the community’s
Man Accused Of Putting Gun To Child's Head In Violent Home Invasion 7/31/2015 7:10 pm UTC
Ruthless, vicious and malicious. That is how victims describe a man accused in a home invasion robbery. His name is Reginald Carter, also known as Reggie, and investigators believe he still could b
WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61 7/31/2015 7:07 pm UTC
DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, who trash talked his way to the main event of the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, has died. He was 61.The WWE says Piper died Fri
Extended Slump In Oil Taking Toll On Industry, Economy 7/31/2015 7:05 pm UTC
As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.
Crooks Stealing Copper Wiring From AC Units 7/31/2015 6:26 pm UTC
We count on it to keep us cool but not everyone is hearing the soothing sounds of a working air conditioning unit.
Hit & Run Reveals Split On Distracted Driving Laws 7/31/2015 6:07 pm UTC
Across Central Texas, cities are split on how to end distracted driving.
H-E-B to only offer domestically grown cilantro 7/31/2015 5:45 pm UTC
H-E-B is taking steps to make sure the fresh cilantro they sell is all domestically grown, avoiding any cilantro from Mexico whatsoever. The Food and Drug Administration is banning imports of some
Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville 7/31/2015 5:26 pm UTC
KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was
Taylor Residents Need Help With Flood Recovery 7/31/2015 5:14 pm UTC
Long term recovery efforts are taking shape in Taylor months after flooding damaged portions of the city.
Experimental Ebola drug shows promise 7/31/2015 5:02 pm UTC
By MARIA CHENGAP Medical WriterLONDON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, accordi
Chairman Of Libertarian Super PAC Charged With Bringing Gun Through ABIA Checkpoint 7/31/2015 4:59 pm UTC
The chairman of a libertarian-leaning Super PAC has been accused of taking a gun through an Austin-Bergstrom International Airport checkpoint Wednesday morning.
Father found guilty of injecting son with heroin every day for a month 7/31/2015 4:51 pm UTC
(WSYX) — An Ohio man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for injecting his son with heroin.Derrick Buell of Columbus tried to withdraw a plea of guilty after a deal was struck with
Scrutiny Of Latest Round Of Hillary Clinton Emails Begins 7/31/2015 4:29 pm UTC
A new batch of Hillary Clinton’s emails from her term as Secretary of State were released Friday, although fewer than expected.
Austin Weather Forecast: HOT WEEKEND 7/31/2015 3:58 pm UTC
We've already started the day with a few isolated showers this morning. It hasn't been much but at least it's a change.
Police Trying To Return USB Drive Seized From Juvenile Burglary Suspects 7/31/2015 3:46 pm UTC
Austin police say they need the public's help locating the owner of a USB drive containing family photos that was seized from a juvenile burglary suspects.
The smoke debate gets legal 7/31/2015 3:27 pm UTC
Over a dozen Austin residents have filed a lawsuit against Terry Black's Barbecue. They're accusing them of negligence and nuisance because of the smoke the restaurant uses to cook its meats.
Warning about hot car dangers 7/31/2015 3:19 pm UTC
As temperatures remain high and hit triple digits, or close to them, first responders are reminding parents about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. The alert comes more than a week after
DPS Director Hammered At Hearing On Bland Case 7/31/2015 2:43 pm UTC
State lawmakers grilled Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw on Thursday, voicing concerns about arrest procedures used by the state police and pressing the agency head to explai
School closes after venomous spiders found for a 3rd time 7/31/2015 2:29 pm UTC
MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school district has closed one of its elementary schools due to an infestation of venomous spiders.WHTM-TV reports this is the third time brown recluse spider
Woman Killed In South Austin Crash, 5 Others injured 7/31/2015 2:16 pm UTC
A woman is dead and five others injured after a six-vehicle crash in South Austin Friday afternoon.
Texas businessman finds cellphone that fell from plane 7/31/2015 2:04 pm UTC
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — A Texas businessman used an app to find his iPhone in a rural pasture after it fell about 9,300 feet during a flight from Houston.The Wichita Falls Times Record News rep
Electric demand growth leads to a record-setting week for energy use in Texas 7/31/2015 1:27 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas -- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, set four consecutive daily records for July electric demand this week and may set more records b
Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children 7/31/2015 1:06 pm UTC
Police served a search warrant on the family of two children who are being treated for severe burns.The boys were sunburned when their daycare took them on a field trip last week.Their mother says
3D printed cap can tell if milk is fresh 7/31/2015 12:32 pm UTC
(CNN) No more crying over spoiled milk, thanks to advances in 3D printing technology.A team of scientists printed a plastic milk cap with embedded electronics to wirelessly monitor the freshness of
Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought 7/31/2015 10:54 am UTC
By FARAI MUTSAKAssociated Press HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow
Texas woman charged in Oklahoma with Medicaid fraud 7/31/2015 10:49 am UTC
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed Medicaid fraud and identity theft charges against a Texas woman.Pruitt said Friday 37-year-old Melody Lewis of Dallas fraudulen
U.S. senators sound alarms on Iran side deals 7/31/2015 10:47 am UTC
By Laquasha Banks and Paul Courson, Sinclair Broadcast GroupWASHINGTON — Members of the U.S. Senate have called into question confidential agreements struck between Iran and the International Atomi
Dozens of alleged ISIS supporters arrested in U.S. so far this year 7/31/2015 10:46 am UTC
By Stephen Loiaconi WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — The arrest of an upstate New York man for allegedly attempting to join ISIS calls attention to the challenges of targeting an enemy that
Why the conversation over drug testing welfare applicants continues 7/31/2015 10:28 am UTC
By Amanda Ota WASHINGTON (SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP) — “Most working people are drug tested to begin a job, it’s only right welfare recipients be tested too,” a Change.org petition on the top of Thu
Car crashes into U.S. Capitol barricade 7/31/2015 10:12 am UTC
WASHINGTON (WJLA) — A car crashed into the South Barricade of the U.S. Capitol Building Friday morning.The driver, who was the car's only occupant, is in custody. U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) confirm
Leander Police Execute Search Warrant For Homemade Fireworks 7/31/2015 10:11 am UTC
A person in Leander is being detained for possession of prohibited weapons Leander Police Department says that they, along with the Austin Police Department and the ATF, executed the search warrant
Flood Victims Still Need Volunteers 7/31/2015 8:03 am UTC
San Marcos and Wimberley still need volunteers to help with the flood cleanup. Serve San Marcos Volunteer Reception Center is heading up the volunteer effort in San Marcos. The SSMVRC is operating
Motorcycle Crash on I35 Service Rd near Yager Ln 7/31/2015 5:46 am UTC
A rider is in critical condition this morning at the St. David's hospital in Round Rock after wrecking his motorcycle in the North Austin.
Lawmakers discuss jail standards at Capital in wake of Bland death 7/31/2015 4:18 am UTC
The Texas Legislature is not waiting around when it comes to addressing the mental health challenges county jails are facing.     This comes after the apparent suicide of Sandra Bland while in the
Deadline Looms for Confederate Statue Task Force 7/31/2015 2:42 am UTC
A University of Texas task force has just one day left to recommend to President Greg Fenves whether statues on campus of confederate leaders should be removed.
The dirty drag and how police plan to clean it up 7/31/2015 1:09 am UTC
The drag along the UT campus has drastically changed in a matter of months. Where businesses once operated for decades, you'll now find empty store fronts covered with graffiti. Police say the appe
Georgetown woman almost runs second dog to death 7/31/2015 1:04 am UTC
A woman in Georgetown is charged with animal cruelty for almost running her dog to death. And police said three weeks ago she actually did run one of her other dogs to death.
Helping Veterans get on their feet 7/30/2015 11:07 pm UTC
It's a criminal justice approach to help vets who are in trouble with the law because there's a link between their service and the crime, for example drinking to deal with PTSD. 
Three people stabbed in East Austin 7/30/2015 10:56 pm UTC
Austin police say three people were stabbed in East Austin. All have non-life threatening injuries and are expected to be okay. Police say there is not danger to the public as it's believed the vic
Transgender reassignment surgery part of proposed Austin Budget 7/30/2015 10:55 pm UTC
Money for sex changes and tax breaks for homeowners top the items in the proposed budget for the city of Austin. The city council, Thursday, got a first look at the numbers.
Car2Go Condenses Reach, Pushes 94 Cars To City Center 7/30/2015 10:35 pm UTC
What was once introduced as part of a traffic solution for Austin is now condensing its service area.
Cedar Park Police need help identifying man 7/30/2015 10:03 pm UTC
Cedar Park Police posted the following tweet Thursday afternoon. "This guy was prob just rushing to catch a podcast about making homemade cheese or something & forgot to pay"
Neighbors Of South Austin BBQ Restaurant Sue Over Smoke 7/30/2015 9:50 pm UTC
Guy Watts says the problem is not the smell of brisket.
Burnet car theft simulation 7/30/2015 9:48 pm UTC
July is “Watch your Car Month”, and Burnet Police Department took extra steps today to show drivers the dangers of leaving your car running or unlocked unattended.
Suspect From Round Rock Car Chase Identified 7/30/2015 9:24 pm UTC
Two men are in the Williamson County Jail after deputies say they threw drugs, cell phones and a pistol out the window during a car chase around Round Rock.
TxDOT Seeks Public Input On Improvements To SW Section Of MoPac 7/30/2015 7:28 pm UTC
Tonight officials will reveal the findings of an environmental study on a proposed MoPac improvement project at a public meeting in Southwest Austin.
Man Rolling Under Moving Train Caught On Camera 7/30/2015 7:12 pm UTC
It's a video that will make your heart stop. A driver in Channelview, Texas recorded a man jumping across the tracks underneath a moving train.
Austin Fire Department Needs New Pet Oxygen Masks 7/30/2015 7:12 pm UTC
The Austin Fire Department needs your help to better protect every member of your family. AFD's pet oxygen masks are wearing out and need to be replaced.
Stores, Shoppers Prepare For Annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday 7/30/2015 6:43 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas annual sales tax holiday has been set for Aug. 7-9 as children prepare to return to school. KEYE TV and Telemundo Austin will be giving out FREE backpacks at Austin's
Former president Bush shows his sense of humor after neck injury 7/30/2015 6:26 pm UTC
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- Former President George H.W. Bush is showing he has a sense of humor about falling at his Maine summer home and fracturing a bone in his neck. The 91-year-old tweeted a
Turkey joins the fight against ISIS 7/30/2015 6:20 pm UTC
Sixty nations including the United States are in the fight against ISIS. The U.S. continues to carry the bulk of the military might providing the most airstrikes. But Turkey’s recent entrance into
Marine-owned 'Brass House' jazz club in danger of closing 7/30/2015 6:12 pm UTC
The lights, the boozeand the smooth sounds of a piano.All trademarks of a good jazz club - an endangered species here in the "Live Music Capital of the World."
Alleged shoplifter hits employee who tries to stop her 7/30/2015 5:24 pm UTC
Austin police say a woman ran down a South Austin thrift store employee with her car when he tried to get her license plate. In an interview with FOX 7, the Family Thrift Center employee, twenty-on
A Year Of Water Woes For Hays Gov't Center 7/30/2015 5:08 pm UTC
At the new Hays County Government Center in San Marcos, people have been told for the past year not to drink the water, but there has been some progress in finding the problem and keeping it from s
Police: Body Discovered In Hutto Drainage Ditch Not Considered Suspicious 7/30/2015 5:04 pm UTC
Hutto police say this is believed to be an isolated incident and accidental overdose and is not being investigated as a suspicious death.
Texas energy grid operator urges conservation on hot days 7/30/2015 5:00 pm UTC
The grid operator for Texas has urged conservation during peak electric demand hours of the hot summer.
Baby Killed In North Austin I-35 Crash Identified 7/30/2015 4:58 pm UTC
Police have identified the three killed people killed in an earlier morning crash on I-35 in North Austin last Friday.
Texas adds count to RadioShack lawsuit to protect gift card holders 7/30/2015 4:56 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today added a new count to the lawsuit against RadioShack to protect the interests of customers left with unredeemed gift cards with the company. T

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