Mark and Charlie's Blog

The 2016 presidential campaign is spreading anxiety and stirring racial and ethnic tensions in classrooms nationwide, according to a survey by the nonprofit Southern Poverty Law Center. Out of 5,000 comments from teachers around the country, more than 1,000 mentioned GOP front-...
The Texas teenager who killed four people and injured nine in a drunk driving crash and then avoided jail will appear in court Wednesday after violating his probation when he and his mother went on the run to Mexico in December. Affluenza teen Ethan Couch turned 19 on Monday and...
The FBI cracked a San Bernardino terrorist’s phone with the help of professional hackers who discovered and brought to the bureau at least one previously unknown software flaw, according to people familiar with the matter. The new information was then used to create a piece of...
More than half of the record spending on negative advertising during the 2016 presidential primary has been directed at a single candidate, Donald J. Trump , a barrage that threatens to undermine his candidacy even as he continues to march toward the Republican nomination. Of...
A source close to the investigation told KFOX14 a Las Cruces firefighter faces discipline up to unpaid leave after his wife was photographed breast-feeding while wearing his uniform. The firefighter did not want to be identified. The photo is part of a series by El Paso...
During a discussion about the possibilities for a new magnet program in south Austin, members of the Austin ISD school board brought up “serious problems” they cannot ignore with the Liberal Arts and Science Academy. Trustee Dr. Edmund Gordon said the board needs to address the...
APD detectives will soon suspend their casework and go out on patrol as part of a stop-gap program to help relieve a staffing shortage. The department has more than 120 vacancies. In this week’s Crime Watch, FOX 7's Noelle Newton looks into the problem. "Massive career fair...
Austin's homeless population continues to grow. FOX 7 spoke with a local agency that says affordable housing is the solution to supporting these individuals and getting them back on their feet. In the past 10 years, lack of affordable housing combined with inadequate funding of...
A Central Texas woman convicted in Burnet County of DWI for the sixth time has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. According to Sonny McAfee, district attorney for the 33rd and 424th Judicial Districts of Blanco, Burnet, Llano and San Saba counties, Luann Penny, 53, pleaded...