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Police investigate 2 fatal officer-involved shootings 7/5/2015 3:11 pm UTC
Police kill a gunman they say murdered a man at a downtown hotel. Three other officers are also on leave after a potentially suicidal man is killed by police in a separate shooting.
Officials Laud Alamo's Selection As World Heritage Site 7/5/2015 1:43 pm UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Local officials are celebrating the Alamo's designation as a world heritage site. The Alamo is one of five Spanish Roman Catholic historical shrines known as the San Antonio Mis
Texas AG Fills Several Top Jobs Without Public Postings 7/5/2015 11:35 am UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office hired several people from his campaign and elsewhere before they submitted applications or the jobs were posted publicly, as require
Police kill 2 in separate shootings Sunday, including deadly gunman 7/5/2015 11:33 am UTC
9 a.m. update: Austin police offered new details about two early Sunday morning shootings
Two Separate Overnight Officer Involved Shootings 7/5/2015 9:56 am UTC
Public information officials confirm Austin police are on the scene of two separate officer involved shootings this morning. One of the shootings happened in north Austin at 10607 Golden Quail Driv
Teen’s journey from border to burn ward continues with career start 7/5/2015 5:00 am UTC
It was early on a Saturday morning in April, and Kevin Rogel’s mother was
Mass wedding for same-sex couples at Capitol 7/5/2015 3:56 am UTC
Its history in the making on the Capitol steps as Austin holds its first Big Gay Wedding.
Man who shot at off-duty trooper in Leander still on the loose 7/5/2015 2:58 am UTC
The Leander Police Department is looking for a man who shot at an off-duty Department of Public Safety trooper Saturday morning.Around 4:15am Saturday DPS Sgt. Eugenio Cruz, Jr., was driving home i
Big Gay Wedding held on Capitol steps celebrates marriage equality 7/5/2015 1:21 am UTC
For native Texans Kaye Draper and Abigail McNeely, being married on the south steps of
Inspections: Blue Bell not only Texas ice cream plant with concerns 7/5/2015 12:13 am UTC
Bugs. Leaky ceilings. Open containers. Dirty equipment. Foul odors. Piles of trash. Employees not wearing
Helpful strangers, blind chance unlock the door to family’s dream home 7/5/2015 12:12 am UTC
Chevy Hernandez has her own little piece of heaven on earth.It’s in the
‘Summer melt’ program expands in third year in Central Texas 7/5/2015 12:11 am UTC
Zulema Roman was the first in her family to be accepted into college.But her
Girl dies in hospital after being critically injured at Lake Travis 7/4/2015 8:57 pm UTC
9:53 p.m. update: A girl who was critically injured on Lake Travis on
Inmate who escaped may have feigned paralysis to trick deputy 7/4/2015 8:39 pm UTC
An internal investigation at Travis County sheriff’s office is looking into whether an inmate
Authorities search for man who shot at off-duty trooper in Leander 7/4/2015 8:06 pm UTC
The search for a man who fired a gun at an off-duty state trooper in
WI: Teen Killed In Facebook Fight Over Girl 7/4/2015 6:04 pm UTC
A Wisconsin teenager is dead after gunfire broke out after a fireworks show in Milwaukee.According to investigators, the shooting started with a Facebook argument over a girl.They say eight or nine
Inmate who escaped may have feigned paralysis to trick deputy 7/4/2015 5:57 pm UTC
An internal investigation at Travis County sheriff’s office is looking into whether an inmate
New law calls for bringing TX gold home. But how and where to put it? 7/4/2015 5:06 pm UTC
Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold
Body recovered from Colorado River; unclear if it is missing man 7/4/2015 4:39 pm UTC
3:15 p.m. update: Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service officials recovered a body Saturday
East Travis County Body Found In Water 7/4/2015 3:32 pm UTC
The body of a person has been located in East Travis County. According to Austin Travis County EMS, kayakers in the water reported seeing a body floating in the water. They called 9-1-1 just after
Leander Police Say They Will Resume Search And Investigation For Shooting Suspect 7/4/2015 3:17 pm UTC
At approximately 4:15AM, Leander Police Department responded to the intersection of Marin Cove and Union Street, in the Horizon Park Subdivision, on a report of a shooting that had just occurred.
Fugitive Wanted For Stealing Lotto Ticket May Be In Nepal 7/4/2015 2:49 pm UTC
A fugitive wanted in Texas is also being sought by the international criminal police organization or INTERPOL.Pankaj Joshi is wanted for a fraud and investigators say he may have fled to his native
Texas Wants Its Gold Back Inside The State's Borders 7/4/2015 2:39 pm UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to keep its gold holdings within its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving plac
Hillary Says She Wants To Be A Small Business President 7/4/2015 2:30 pm UTC
Clinton is one of the democratic hopefuls running for president in 2016. She plans on supporting and improving Obama care and improving the middle class.  The presidential candidate comments on inv
Authorities searching for man who shot at DPS trooper in Leander 7/4/2015 2:29 pm UTC
Authorities are looking for a man who shot at an off-duty Texas Department of Public
Manhunt underway in Leander after suspect shoots at DPS Trooper 7/4/2015 2:24 pm UTC
Police say a man flagged down an off-duty DPS Trooper before firing shots at him. Leander Police and DPS are actively searching for the shooter.
Bastrop County Boil Water Notice Lifted 7/4/2015 1:11 pm UTC
Bastrop County has issued a statement regarding their boil water notice. On Thursday, July 2, 2015, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) required our public water system Bastrop Cou
Manhunt For Shooting Suspect Suspended In Leander 7/4/2015 9:58 am UTC
*******UPDATE*******Thank you to all those affected by today's incident in the Horizon Park Subdivision. We are currently breaking down the command post and will be leaving the scene. Please report
Community news: ‘Waterfront Talkabout’ on Wednesday 7/4/2015 5:00 am UTC
TRAVIS COUNTYDOWNTOWN AUSTIN‘Waterfront Talkabout’ on WednesdayThe public can learn about the future
Kelso: Keep your peas out of our guacamole New York Times 7/4/2015 5:00 am UTC
OK, so let’s say you’re dining at your favorite Austin Tex-Mex place and
Officials stress safety on the lakes this 4th of July weekend 7/4/2015 2:33 am UTC
The Fourth of July weekend has begun. It looks like a busy one for area lakes.
Authorities search for man who disappeared in East Travis County 7/4/2015 1:03 am UTC
The search for a missing man in East Travis County has wrapped up Friday night. Dive teams will head back to little Webberville Park Saturday to comb through the Colorado River where a man was last
LBJ HS Head Football Coach's fireworks stand gives back and helps others 7/4/2015 12:29 am UTC
The American Fireworks stand in Manor has been getting busier by the minute with people looking to take advantage of this 4th of July. The extra traffic is being attributed to the restrictions on w
Cemetery Hit By Vandals For A Fifth Time 7/3/2015 11:37 pm UTC
Instead of celebrating the holiday, one Austin cemetery is cleaning up after vandals hit.  Fiskville Cemetery is located off Rundberg Lane.  Friday morning, the caretaker discovered the damage.  Ro
Alligator Kills East Texas Man 7/3/2015 11:28 pm UTC
ORANGE, Texas (AP) -- A man has died after an alligator attacked him during a late-night swim at a Southeast Texas marina. Police in Orange, near the state line with Louisiana, say the unidentified
Maxey files State Bar complaint against Paxton 7/3/2015 10:42 pm UTC
An Austin Democrat has filed a complaint against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the
Authorities search for possible drowning victim in Colorado river 7/3/2015 9:41 pm UTC
8:15 p.m. update: The Travis County sheriff’s office said Friday evening that
$30,000 in equipment stolen from St. Louis band while in Austin 7/3/2015 9:20 pm UTC
A St. Louis band’s trailer and all of their equipment was stolen after a
Shark Flips Man In Kayak 7/3/2015 9:18 pm UTC
A Florida angler was close to becoming a shark's lunch after it flipped the fisherman over in his kayak in the middle of the ocean. Take a look.
FL: Car Removed After Teetering On Dock 7/3/2015 9:02 pm UTC
Even as he was recording this video Bill Hodges couldn't believe his eyes. A towing crew dragging this car off his dock. Workers had to drop it into the water so they could then lift it onto a tow
Wimberley celebrates pride in community, country with 4th of July parade 7/3/2015 8:53 pm UTC
Thousands of people in red, white and blue lined up early for a spot along the parade route in Wimberley. The holiday falls just six weeks after the Blanco River flooded claiming lives and destroyi
Texas Murder For Hire 7/3/2015 8:45 pm UTC
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) -- Police have arrested a Wichita Falls couple on charges they tried to hire someone to kill their daughter's boyfriend in a dispute over money. Fifty-eight-year-old Jeffe
Officials investigating death of woman at Burnet County RV Park 7/3/2015 8:44 pm UTC
The Burnet County sheriff’s office is investigating the suspicious death of a 48-year-old woman
In Fredericksburg, tourists come for the wine, stay for the peaches 7/3/2015 7:48 pm UTC
Drive out on U.S. 290 into the Hill Country and you might wonder if
Missing Swimmer Search 7/3/2015 6:19 pm UTC
Right now Travis county sheriff’s officers are searching for a man witnesses say may have drowned in the Colorado River. According to Captain Rick Rutledge with Austin Travis County EMS, a woman re
Wimberley Residents Celebrate City's Rebirth 7/3/2015 5:55 pm UTC
Ino'z was one of four downtown businesses shut down by the Memorial Day flood. Today they're back open and so is the rest of the city.'Everything you see here this deck here was a foot and a half u
Law enforcement agencies joining efforts to deter DWIs over July 4th weekend 7/3/2015 4:40 pm UTC
Several Central Texas law enforcement agencies are joining efforts to curb impaired driving on the roadways and impaired boating on waterways. The DWI initiative began at 9 a.m. on July 3 and ends
CARY Presents 6th Annual Kester Memorial 7/3/2015 4:35 pm UTC
(Austin, TX) Three college-bound high school students were awarded the Kester Memorial Scholarship Fund today at the June board meeting of the Council on At-Risk Youth (CARY). The scholarship is a
Burnet County Suspicious Death 7/3/2015 3:40 pm UTC
(Burnet, TX) On Thursday July 02, 2015, at approximately 8:45 P.M., the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office received report of an unresponsive female in the Scenic Hills RV Park, near Kingsland.Emergenc
Attorney General Paxton could face first-degree felony case 7/3/2015 11:42 am UTC
A special prosecutor says he plans to present a North Texas grand jury with evidence of first-degree felony securities fraud against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Kent Schaffer says he plans t
Armstrong girlfriend must testify, Landis to produce records 7/3/2015 11:31 am UTC
The judge presiding over the federal government's fraud lawsuit against Lance Armstrong has ruled that the cyclist's girlfriend will have to give sworn testimony.
Former FOX 7 intern and UT Grad begins global conversation with #whatimmigrantslooklike 7/3/2015 2:43 am UTC
The fallout continues against Donald Trump's comments. In addition to Univision and other companies that have dropped deals with him, a social media campaign has sprung up taking him to task too.
The Corps of Engineers took steps Thursday to stabilized the two major lakes in Williamson County 7/3/2015 2:04 am UTC
Flood gates were lowered to reduce the amount of water being released down the San Gabriel River Thursday. Lake Georgetown is currently just above whats considered to be its normal stage.
APD prepares for heightened terror alert during 4th of July weekend 7/3/2015 2:00 am UTC
U.S. intelligence officials are warning of potential ISIS-inspired attacks at 4th of July events. Here locally, Austin police say there is no known threat, but that doesn't mean they aren't prepari
Non-profit hopes to make 4th of July easier for Veterans with PTSD 7/3/2015 1:46 am UTC
Fourth of July celebrations are this weekend and fireworks are often no fun for combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Guadalupe river open for business on 4th of July weekend 7/3/2015 1:38 am UTC
This weekend could be one of the most crowded in several years on the Guadalupe River.
State program turns Veterans into tomorrow's entrepreneurs 7/2/2015 11:49 pm UTC
In the FOX 7 Care Force, a recurring theme is ways vets can transition from the business of the military to civilian business.The Texas Veterans Commission is taking the direct approach with a prog
Austin Animal Center overcrowded, officials expect influx over holiday weekend 7/2/2015 11:44 pm UTC
The Memorial Day floods not only affected the lives of people in Central Texas, but their pets as well.
Austin Cops for Charities helps officer's young daughter with rare disorder 7/2/2015 11:42 pm UTC
The family of a young Austin girl born with a rare disorder now has 23,000 reasons not to worry about medical bills that insurance won't cover.
Internet outrage over peas in guacamole recipe 7/2/2015 6:27 pm UTC
A New York Times food columnists suggestion of an alternative ingredient to guacamole has many on social media voicing their opinions and has even got President Barack Obama and Republican presiden
*Update* Inmate who fled Austin hospital captured near Houston 7/2/2015 5:33 pm UTC
An inmate who fled during treatment at University Medical Center Brackenridge on June 27 has been captured near Houston after several days on the run.
Whole Foods CEOs apologize for pricing problems 7/2/2015 5:24 pm UTC
Whole Foods Market's CEOs apologized Thursday for pricing issues at its stores, a week after a New York investigation found that the natural food grocer routinely overcharged for prepackaged fruits
*Update* Chris Kyle's widow drops identity theft charges against man 7/2/2015 2:44 pm UTC
Charges against Spencer Coursen were dropped on June 24, 2015 after Tara Kyle requested the case be dismissed.
Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary 7/2/2015 1:19 pm UTC
Texas' Democratic presidential primary is set to shift to allocating delegates based solely on voting results, after national party leaders rejected the state's traditional "Two-Step" method.
City of Austin will stick with stage two water restrictions, maybe for good 7/2/2015 3:29 am UTC
Austin City Manager Marc Ott has announced in a memo to Mayor Steve Adler and City Council that Austin will remain in Stage 2 watering restrictions. Ott cites concerns that the drought may not be o
CDC warns of illness lurking in recreational water 7/2/2015 3:24 am UTC
Have your eyes ever gotten red after swimming?  Guess what?  The National Swimming Pool Foundation says that's usually because of urine in the water.
FOX 7 helps former foster child find home 7/2/2015 3:23 am UTC
We first introduced you to Chante Powell last week. The 19-year-old came out of the foster care system and didn't have a place of her own to live. After reaching out to 7 On Your Side, the state of
100 Club of Texas hosting fundraiser in honor of Sgt. Chris Kelley 7/2/2015 3:22 am UTC
A fundraiser will be hosted Thursday night to benefit the 100 Club of Texas.
Grand jury decides two Round Rock police officers won't be charged in man's death 7/1/2015 11:56 pm UTC
Two Round Rock police officers are in the clear Wednesday night. A Travis County Grand Jury declined to indict them for an arrest they made last year where a suspect was injured and eventually died.
Lakeway Police Department enforces hands-free ordinance 7/1/2015 11:47 pm UTC
The Lakeway Police Department has a warning for drivers. They started enforcing the city's hands-free ordinance Wednesday. Police want motorists to put down their phones and focus on the driving.
Austin employees perform roadside delivery 7/1/2015 11:42 pm UTC
FOX7 has obtained the 911 call to a dramatic roadside birth of a baby girl. It happened a week ago- and Wednesday the two Austin city employees involved in the risky delivery met face to face for t
Austin soccer players catch World Cup fever 7/1/2015 11:39 pm UTC
Championship fever is in full swing as the United States women advance to the final round of the Women's World Cup.
Weather facts: Sea Breeze 7/1/2015 11:37 pm UTC
A sea breeze forms because of temperature differences between land and water.
More than 100 pounds of marijuana seized in Fayette County 7/1/2015 6:05 pm UTC
The Fayette County Sheriffs Office says a traffic violation stop on June 30 led to the discovery of about 105 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $55,000. Two people have be
Reward increased to $12,500 for Most Wanted Fugitive 7/1/2015 5:26 pm UTC
The reward for Omar Cruz, a Texas Most Wanted Fugitive and July's featured fugitive, has been increased for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of July. Cruz is
Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers 7/1/2015 4:53 pm UTC
A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits.
Judge issues gag order in Texas biker shooting case 7/1/2015 1:12 pm UTC
A judge has issued a sweeping gag order in a lawsuit arising from a May brawl at a roadside restaurant in Texas in which nine bikers were killed and 170 people arrested.
Community gathers to say goodbye to Sgt. Kelley 7/1/2015 12:57 pm UTC
Hutto police Sgt. Chris Kelley was laid to rest on June 30. The community he served has been in mourning since he was killed during a traffic stop last Wednesday. They gathered along the funeral pr
Crackdown on short-term rentals begins this weekend 7/1/2015 2:44 am UTC
If you are planning to rent out your house this July 4th beware. The city is cracking down on short term renters who are breaking the law. Starting this weekend on Fridays and Saturday through July
13-year-old calls 911 to report mom driving drunk 7/1/2015 2:38 am UTC
A 13-year-old girl convinces her mother to pull the car over. Why? She thinks her mother is too drunk to drive.
A hope for healing after the funeral of Sgt. Chris Kelley 6/30/2015 10:45 pm UTC
The patrol cars that filled the parking lot at Shoreline Church are from across Texas. It's a show of unity not just for Sgt. Chris Kelley and his family but for the communities protected by the of
Austin Regional will no longer take on un-vaccinated pediatric patients 6/30/2015 10:17 pm UTC
In a press conference at Austin Regional Clinic Tuesday, Dr. Alison Ziara spoke about pregnant women, cancer patients, infants and other vulnerable patients who are at risk in their waiting rooms b
Hutto Sgt. Chris Kelley laid to rest 6/30/2015 9:35 pm UTC
Hundreds of people packed into the Shoreline Church Tuesday to celebrate the life of Sgt. Chris Kelley. During a memorial service they honored Kelley's commitment to his family, community and country.
Feds reach settlement in Kung Fu Saloon discrimination case 6/30/2015 9:22 pm UTC
On Tuesday, the Department of Justice announced it has reached a settlement resolving allegations of race, color and national origin discrimination with the owners and operators of Kung Fu Saloon,
Woman accused of stealing bags at ABIA 6/30/2015 5:42 pm UTC
A woman is accused of stealing items from baggage claim at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen 6/30/2015 11:46 am UTC
Abortion providers are cheering a move by the U.S. Supreme Court that temporarily halts part of a Texas law that would close more than half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. They are al
Hays and Williamson Counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples 6/30/2015 10:55 am UTC
Both Hays and Williamson County officials have announced that same-sex couples will be issued marriage licenses.
Fireworks expected to light up local business this 4th of July 6/30/2015 1:09 am UTC
It's the last minute push before America's birthday.
Law Enforcement officers to pay tribute to fallen Hutto Sgt. Chris Kelley 6/30/2015 12:39 am UTC
The funeral for Hutto Sgt. Chris Kelley will be held Tuesday morning. Kelley was killed in the line of duty last week during a traffic stop.
First same-sex couple in WilCo issued marriage license 6/29/2015 11:46 pm UTC
On Friday, some counties decided to review the Supreme Court decision instead of immediately issuing licenses to same-sex couples. Williamson County was one of those. But on Monday, that changed.
Same-sex marriage advocates rally outside Texas Capitol 6/29/2015 11:43 pm UTC
Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling legalizing gay marriage advocates rallied outside the capitol in Austin. They are speaking out against some of the state's top leaders and t
Med School Complex almost Built but Controversy far from Over 6/29/2015 11:42 pm UTC
The promise of expanded health care is taking shape here in Austin. Construction on the new med school and hospital complex is on pace or completion next year.
San Marcos Walmart reopens after bomb scare, no explosives found 6/29/2015 3:33 pm UTC
The City of San Marcos says that the Austin Police Department's bomb squad found no explosives in a backpack that a man said contained a bomb. The store was evacuated for several hours but has sinc
Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action 6/29/2015 1:45 pm UTC
The Supreme Court says it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher educat
Round Rock police on lookout for armed robbery suspects 6/29/2015 12:43 pm UTC
The Round Rock Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the suspects responsible who robbed and assaulted a man in the 3400 block of Rod Carew Dr. on June 22.
Swimmer drowns in San Marcos River 6/29/2015 12:41 pm UTC
A man is dead after drowning in the San Marcos River early Saturday morning.
Paxton: State workers can deny licenses to same-sex couples 6/29/2015 11:44 am UTC
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton calls the Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and says state workers can cite their religious objections in denyin
Flood relief concert in Austin brings local artists to stage 6/29/2015 11:37 am UTC
One month after the Memorial Day floods, volunteers in Hays County are continuing to raise funds to rebuild homes and lives.
Woman dies after East Austin rollover 6/29/2015 11:21 am UTC
Austin-Travis County EMS says the 30-year-old died at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
Hutto residents light the town blue for fallen sergeant 6/29/2015 11:19 am UTC
It's been three days since the death of Hutto Police Sgt. Chris Kelley. Today, Hutto residents are not letting his legacy be forgotten.

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