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(Photo Credit: NTSB) A little more than two years before the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration missed its chance to indefinitely ground Alfred "Skip" Nichols, the hot air balloon pilot who died along with 15 passengers last year when the balloon's basket struck high-...
Whole Foods says quarterly sales fell 2.4 percent at established locations, marking the sixth straight quarter of declines as it faces competitive pressures. The company also cut its sales and profit forecast for the year. The Austin, Texas-based company has said it is working...
Several Austin residents have reported receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from Austin Energy, demanding payment of their utility bill within a half-hour, or power will be shut off. If the resident fell for the scam, the scammers presumably would ask for credit...
Mug shot courtesy of APD An arrest, caught on video and posted on social media, shows a man acting erratically being tazed by an APD officer after the man tries to board a bus near 42nd Street and Duval, in Hyde Park. Some are saying the officer used excessive force. "The Austin...
At 3:55 am, on January 7, the Travis County Fire Marshal’s Office responded to a structure fire at the Islamic Center of Lake Travis located at 4701 Doss Road. Upon arrival, TCFMO began a systematic fire scene examination. The structure was determined to be a place of worship...
Shutterstock photo AUSTIN, Texas – John Charles Arnold, 51, of Austin was arrested today at approximately 3:15 P.M., by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force without incident in the 100 block of Pemberton Way in Austin. Arnold was the subject of an arrest warrant after the Austin...
Rendering courtesy of Integral Care’s Housing First Oak Springs Austin—Integral Care announced today that it will soon break ground on Housing First Oak Springs, a multi-story permanent supportive housing community, developed on the principles of Housing First, an approach...
(photo KLBJ staff) A stretch of land along Austin's so-called "Hippie Highway" is being slated for redevelopment...but, neighbors aren't happy about it. They're are trying to stop a condo development. Developers want to create a condo complex on Vinson Drive south of St. Elmo...
On Thursday, February 9, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with the Austin Fire Department, will conduct a prescribed burn at Common Fords Ranch Metropolitan Park (614 Commons Ford Rd.), weather permitting. The burn is expected to start between 10:30 AM...