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NASA says a space program worker deliberately cut several wires of a computer that's supposed to fly on shuttle Endeavour next month. NASA announced Thursday the act of sabotage was caught before the equipment was loaded onto the spaceship. The unidentified employee works for a...
A summer of downpours has been both a blessing and a curse for people who make sure your roof can keep the rain out. This "Summer of No Summer" brings a lot of leads for estimator Russell Ashen at Key Signature Roofing and Siding. "As far as the incoming calls, we have a ton of...
Three men sit in the Travis County Jail, charged in connection with a month-long string of armed convenience store holdups in north Austin. Austin Police think at least seven robberies can be linked to Leonard Griffin, Donald Hutchison and Andre Gipson. All three were arrested...
The threat of more heavy rain in Texas has prompted Governor Rick Perry today to get emergency resources ready. Search and rescue teams have been pre-positioned to deal with storms that are expected across the state through the weekend. Perry says storms have saturated much of...
Austin Police look for a man whom they think tried to take a seven-year-old girl, as she walked through her south Austin apartment complex early this morning. "As the victim was walking, he grabbed her arm and then made a comment to her," APD Detective Catherine Johnson says. "...
Testimony is expected to wrap up today in the Williamson County kidnapping trial of Dennis Wayne Harvey Junior. Yesterday, Harvey’s former roommate - Corey Wilson identified his gun as the one Harvey used to shoot Amy Baker in the chest – and to force Katie Burk to drive him...
The Austin City Council have approved a measure to rename Town Lake for Lady Bird Johnson. The former first lady and widow of former President Lyndon Johnson died July Eleventh at her Austin home at age 94. From the early 1960s, Mrs. Johnson zealously promoted environmental and...
After deliberating for an hour and a half jurors found Dennis Wayne Harvey Guilty of aggravated robbery , guilty of aggravated kidnapping, but not guilty of tampering with evidence. Harvey is expected to testify in the sentencing phase of his trial. Prosecutors say Harvey car-...
U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison on announced Wednesday that FEMA has increased the number of counties eligible for federal infrastructure aid from the flooding that occurred in Texas beginning June 16. An additional eight counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance...