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Austin Airport officals say at least 11 American Airlines flights have been canceled at ABIA. That's because igh winds and heavy rain today grounded hundreds of flights in North Texas and forced others to divert. Authorities say Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport briefly...
Manor woman Regina Ann Burke was arrested after she sold methamphetamine to an undercover officer in the parking lot of a Round Rock Wal-mart on I-35 last year. Today, she pleaded guilty to two counts of delivery of a controlled substances, and sentenced to 35 years for each...
Assistant Chief David Carter says the officer over APD’s training academy, Commander Calvin Smith, told a fellow commander he didn’t want to transfer a female officer in to the academy because of her sexual orientation. Chief Carter says Commander Larry Oliver discussed the...
Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick used about $15,000 in campaign funds to charter a private plane from Aspen, Colorado, to Houston. The Dallas Morning News reports the money also paid to bring Craddick's wife along with him to a conference in Lithuania. The $13,500 chartered...
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear Walter Rothgery's attorney argue that he should have received legal counsel before, during and after an arrest in Gillespie county, near Fredericksburg, six years ago. Andrea Marsh heads up The Texas Fair Defense Project. Rothgery says the...
Those who choose to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with alcohol are being urged to designate a driver or call soberRide at 657-2999. The soberRide program will operate during the hours of 10:00 pm to 3:00 a.m. on Monday, March 17th, as a way to keep Austinites safe from impaired...
The people in charge of Austin's bus transit system say fuel costs do affect their operations, but not in the same way they affect your pocket book. "Right now, this past week, gas prices in the Austin area were higher than they have ever been. Traditionally, when we see a spike...
Storms that will move in to our area overnight could produce severe weather, with the possiblity of tornadoes and large hail. We will be under a flash flood watch from 7 o'clock this evening thru tomorrow afternoon. The National Weather Service says some areas could receive up...
The Travis County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating the death of an Austin man who died in custody. Spokesman Roger Wade says 38-year-old Donald Wayne Booth was arrested last August by Austin Police and was facing a murder charge. He says since his arrest, Booth was...