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Austin police officers have rescued 10 child sex slaves in Central Texas since November 2010. Police said a common misconception is that victims are immigrant children, but six of their last 10 rescues have been American children younger than 17. "Many of them are traded for...
In a strongly worded letter to President Obama on April 16, Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked for a federal emergency declaration that would release more US resources – and cash – to fight what may be the worst wildfire season in Lone Star State history. "I have determined that this...
Calling 911 for an emergency may get you a recording or you may be put on hold. That's what's happening in Austin. Before police, fire or EMS can respond, call takers at the 911 center have to answer your emergency. FOX 7 investigation shows some callers are getting a recording...
Guns are returning to hundreds of Walmart stores nationwide, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The news has brought a tough response from some local religious leaders. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is questioning the decision by the retail giant,...
A report prepared for the Public Utility Commission and released on Wednesday has found no evidence of market manipulation during the Texas rolling blackouts in February. The report, produced by a consulting company charged with independently monitoring activities in the Texas...
Republicans pushing deep cuts to government spending are seeking to reassure older Americans that their health insurance will remain intact even if Medicare is privatized. Elderly voters could be pivotal in the 2012 election, where both Democrats and Republicans will be judged...
Thousands of dollars have been raised to help the victims of last Sunday’s wildfire that damaged 11 homes. A benefit was held at Jack Allen's Kitchen in Oak Hill Saturday. Around 250 showed up to support of the homes that were lost and the people who were affected by last Sunday...
An Oklahoma man suspected of fatally shooting a North Texas deputy had threatened his wife and others before deputies arrived in response to a report of a domestic disturbance, the sheriff said Sunday. Wesley Davis — who was killed in the subsequent shootout with authorities —...
In a second-grade classroom last week, Elizabeth Moore's 23 students quietly learned vocabulary words associated with gardening. If you weren't counting, you'd never notice that her well-behaved class has one more student than normal. A state mandate says that in kindergarten...