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(Photo: Shutterstock/Photon Catcher) After a false fire alarm at Austin's airport, ABIA officials are asking passengers who were evacuated to check with their airline about their flight status. The Airport Fire Department canceled this afternoon's evacuation after determining...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Bohbeh) A young LBJ High School 9th grader was honored by Austin Travis County EMS Thursday. 14-year-old Marcus Weekly was given the Outstanding Citizen Award after saving a young swimmer who had sunk to the bottom of the deepend of swimming pool from...
(Photo:Shutterstock/Phonix_a Pk.sarote) UPDATE: Officials estimate State Highway 20 will remain closed until at least 8AM Friday morning. The few families evacuated that were near the spill have since been allowed to return to their homes. Shortly before 9 a.m. CST this morning...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced today that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested 70-year-old Stephen Gordon Holcomb, of Taylor, on three counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony. Holcomb could face up to 10 years in prison...
(Credit: Shutterstock) Austin-Travis County EMS was called into downtown Austin Thursday morning after a car plummeted 6-7 stories from a parking garage near 6th and Brazos to the ground below. The car landed in an alley and hit a gas line, prompting crews to shut off the gas...
(Credit: Federal Aviation Administration) A small amphibious airplane has crashed into a Central Texas lake while attempting a landing. The Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Service said on its Twitter feed that the lone occupant of the plane escaped without injury. The EMS...
(Credit: Associated Press) Five of nine men suspected in the beating death of a 22-year-old American tourist outside a bar in Greece are appearing before an investigating magistrate on the island of Zakynthos. The nine - one Greek, eight Serbs and one British citizen of Serb...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ Hajrudin Hodzic) Austin Homicide detectives have arrested Julian Medrano, 17 years of age for the murder of Dunieski Castillo Leyva. Leyva and two other companions responded to a sexually oriented ad on the Back Page website. Leyva and his companions drove...
(KLBJ FILE PHOTO) Scary moments this afternoon in downtown Austin as firefighters respond to a hi-rise blaze at 7th and Brazos. Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Palmer Buck says it happened on the 9th floor while a generator was undergoing maintenance. According to Buck,...