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If you are traveling north of Austin on I-35 you can probably see a huge cloud of black smoke to the north. The smoke is coming from a warehouse fire in Belton, near Temple. The fire erupted around 10:30 this morning at the Indeco Sales Company Warehouse. The company makes...
Austin Fire crews are cleaning up after a truck carrying some dangerous cargo overturns in south Austin this morning. Battalion Chief Palmer Buck with Austin Fire says the truck apparently caught some power lines as it pulled out of a convenience store at West Gate Boulevard and...
The Williamson County Judge says he and other county leaders are prepared to continue moving forward on road projects – even if there is no help from the state. County Judge Dan Gattis Senior says federal cuts combined with a lack of state gas tax money for roads has caused the...
Advocates for juvenile inmates are urging the Texas Youth Commission to reject a proposal they say would boost the use of pepper spray against prisoners. Those critics of pepper spray, during today's hearing in Austin, argued that it should be used only as a last resort -- if at...
A suspected band of thieves makes a fatal mistake: They allegedly break into a police officer's unmarked car… The officer reported that his department-issued shotgun, bulletproof vest and gas mask were taken from the car parked at his south Austin home. Burglary detectives...
The Bastrop Police department's Michal Hubbard says Domingo Espino Garcia was fatally shot and another man was air flighted to Brackenridge hospital with life threatening injuries. Hubbard also says the suspect may be armed and dangerous. She says police responded to the Arbors...
The official memo has gone out from the state's transportation department to two private companies to move ahead with plans to build a highly-controversial superhighway which critics say hurt Texas, and cause an erosion in commerce nationwide. Plans for the Trans-Texas corridor...
One member of the Austin city council says he’s willing to consider new limits on when drivers can use their cell phones. Council member Mike Martinez says Austin police have been keeping track of the number of accidents caused by drivers on cell phones. He says only one percent...
The Indigent Care Collaboration (ICC) estimates there are over thirty-thousand small businesses in the Austin metro area that cannot provide health insurance to their employees. In Williamson County alone, there are approximately eighty thousand people who are uninsured, but do...