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An online campaign to fund Colton Turner's funeral has raised more than $10,000. Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home tells FOX 7 that local business are covering those expenses and that Colton's family will donate all of the money raised to four children's welfare charities in his...
ROLLINGWOOD, Texas -- Eanes Creek is known as "Dry Creek" in Rollingwood, and it's easy to see why. After days of heavy rain and flooding , there was hardly a puddle in the creek Friday afternoon, but that was not the case early Thursday morning. Around 2:00 a.m., rain water...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Central Texas authorities have identified the sheriff's deputy who they believe was swept away by floodwaters as she checked roadways during heavy rains this week. Travis County Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis remained missing Friday as dozens of emergency...
A man is in jail after he tried to kidnap a young girl in East Austin. 21 year old Rodolfo Martinez was arrested for attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child. Sgt. Raul Ortegon says the 13 year old girl was with another person, but gives tips should this happen to someone...
The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who assaulted a victim in the 800 block of Barton Springs Rd. Officers responded to an assault call on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 11:21 p.m. They were led to a nearby drainage tunnel, where they...
The NFL will partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline,eadquartered in Austin, following the release of a video showing Baltimore Raven's Running Back Ray Rice assaulting his then-girlfriend in an elevator. Hotline CEO Katie Ray Jones says phones calls increased 84...
An animal advocacy group is hoping a cruelty investigation will be launched to find out who left an American Bulldog mix tied to a dumpster for two days, causing the animal to suffer severe sunburns. Faith Wright is with Austin Pets Alive says whoever left the dog they're now...
The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs. The unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in August, up slightly from 5.1 percent in July. It remained below the...
Arrangements are now being made to help out the family of the missing Travis County Sheriff's deputy. 100 Club of Central Texas Executive Director Etta Moore says they are reaching out to the deputy's family to offer emotional as well as monetary support. She says it's a sad...