Austin's Morning News

Preston Atkinson, President and CEO of Whataburger, addressed the new Open Carry legislation signed into law this year, stating the restaurant will not allow anyone to carry their guns openly inside their establishments. The letter reads as follows: There’s been a lot of talk...
A pastor in Cleveland County is taking a stand to put God first before his country. Pastor Rit Varriale and members of the Elizabeth Baptist Church decided to fly the Christian flag above the American flag outside the building in Shelby. He strongly believes it should always be...
As police departments across the country adopt the use of body cameras, an Iowa school district is following suit — outfitting its principals and assistant principals with small, clip-on video cameras. Burlington Community School District in southeastern Iowa is taking the...
On the same day that the South Carolina Legislature voted to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol grounds, five Democratic lawmakers asked Gov. Greg Abbott to consider the appropriateness of the Confederate monuments at their own Capitol. In a letter sent Monday to...
After years of experimenting with its groundbreaking autonomous vehicle technology almost exclusively in California, Google confirmed Monday that it has begun testing one of its self-driving vehicles in Austin. A white Lexus RX 450h SUV outfitted with the company’s sensors and...
A 22-year-old man celebrating the Fourth of July was killed instantly over the weekend when authorities said he tried to launch fireworks from atop his head. Devon Staples had been drinking with family and friends Saturday night in Calais, Maine, a small town near the Canadian...
In downtown Austin, Omni Hotel staff is picking up the pieces after a deadly shooting while investigators try to piece together what happened there early Sunday morning. After a call at 4:48 a.m., Austin police arrived minutes later to see a man in his 30s carrying a rifle...
What is your biggest fear? Is it spiders, snakes, heights, death or maybe public speaking? According to a poll of people under the age of 34, conducted by Penn Schoen Berland on behalf of Ford Motor Co. F, -0.80% , millennial and Generation Z consumers fear dangerous, distracted...
A teenage boy with Asperger's syndrome who was viciously beaten for being different has decided not to press charges against his attackers - so long as they take the time to learn about his condition. Gavin Joseph, a recent high school graduate from New Baden, Illinois, was...