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Protester climbs Southwest Key building in East Austin
A woman has climbed the Southwest Key building in East Austin to protest government agencies that are separating immigrant families at the border, according to Austin police. Police have surrounded the building at 6002 Jain Lane and are trying to get her to come down. Officers got the call at 12:14
Medical examiner barred from Travis County courtrooms amid Rangers investigation
At a murder trial last week in Travis County, a defense lawyer for a woman accused of fatally shooting her fiancé approached the witness stand and began asking questions to an empty chair. The attorney, Brian Erskine, was expressing disbelief that forensic examiner Dr. Sam Andrews did not show up to
POP Cats Crawls Back to Austin With 'Cattitude'
AUSTIN -- POP Cats, the feline-themed festival that debuted in Austin last year, will bring “Cattitude” back to Austin in May. The event will take place the weekend of May 4 through May 5 at the Palmer Events Center.
Officials: Austin warehouse fire destroys up to 100 pedicabs
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A fire at an Austin warehouse wiped out one-fifth of the city's pedicabs just weeks before the annual South by Southwest festival, one of the busiest times for bicycle rickshaw operators, city officials said.
Austin boy uses hot chocolate stand to raise 'over $9,000' for border wall
A 7-year-old boy from the Austin area has received insults from community members, including being called “little Hitler,” after starting a hot chocolate stand earlier this week to raise money for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.
Court documents say McCallum High School student planned to 'kill everybody' before arrest
AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A juvenile who was arrested for making terroristic threats against McCallum High School on social media last week had plan to "kill people and officers, and then commit suicide by cop," court documents said.
Walmart to host Baby Savings Day this weekend
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Cribs, car seats, clothes, sippy cups, diaper bags, pacifiers - there's a lot that goes into having a baby and now Walmart announced they're having a day to help out new parents!
Woman charged after Austin man's body found by road in July 2018
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Travis County Sherrif's Deputies arrested a woman in connection with the death of a 31-year-old man in July 2018. Stephanie Marie Ray, 33, of Del Valle was arrested and charged with tampering or fabricating of physical evidence after investigators say she allegedly cleaned up a crime
Woman struck by car in north Austin transported to hospital, EMS says
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Authorities are on the scene of a crash Wednesday between a vehicle and a pedestrian in north Austin, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. Austin police responded to the call around 11:56 a.m. The collision occurred at the 13000 block of North Lamar Boulevard. ATCEMS transported th
Cellphone video captures fist fight, hit-and-run in Northeast Austin
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin drivers see a lot of things on the road. But in northeast Austin Tuesday afternoon, they got an eyeful. Cellphone video captured a fight between two shirtless men on the sidewalk near East Rundberg Lane and the north I-35 frontage road.
Woman Scales East Austin Building In Immigration Protest
EAST AUSTIN, TEXAS — A woman protesting the Trump administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy marked by the separation of migrant children from their parents has scaled an East Austin building as part of her demonstration.
State employee who abruptly resigned after working on Texas' noncitizens list may be avoiding court appearance
AUSTIN -- A federal judge weighing whether to block Texas' effort to investigate the citizenship of tens of thousands of people on its voter rolls said he wants to hear from a secretary of state employee who abruptly resigned from the office.
Camp Mabry briefly closed off for active shooter training
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The training exercise took place at this Camp Mabry office building. The location, Wednesday morning, was filled with active duty and veterans. This man in a maroon sweater played the gunman. After firing a shot outside, he moved inside, walked to the back of the room
TRAVEL ALERT: Southwest flight cancellations reported at Austin airport
The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is reporting several cancellations Wednesday morning of Southwest flights. Houston's Hobby Airport has also reported Southwest cancellations, which the Houston Chronicle said are related to mechanical issues, as well as a winter storm moving from the Midwes
Man sentenced to 10 months in jail after filming women at an Austin Forever 21
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man arrested and charged nearly two years ago on one count of invasive visual recording was sentenced by a judge Tuesday to 10 months in state jail. In March 2017, the man used his cell phone to record women changing their clothes in the dressing room at the Forever 21 store in Bar
Cyclist warns of dangerous new bike trail in North Austin
AUSTIN, Texas — There's a bike trail in North Austin that's so new, drivers taking the frontage of North Research Boulevard may miss it. It's flanked by two sets of huge, flashing, yellow traffic lights that don't work yet. Drivers encounter the first set when they go around the u-turn underneath Mo
CommUnityCare will begin making house calls to those in need
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Beginning Feb. 25, Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers will start making house calls in the Greater Hornsby Bend community - an area with limited access to health care.
Man arrested, accused of stabbing at ARCH Monday night, police say
AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was arrested Monday after a stabbing in central Austin at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, according to the Austin Police Department. Police responded to the call of the incident at around 6:30 p.m. Monday at 500 East Seventh Street, which is also referred to as the
CapMetro withholding bus driver info, released drug policy after fatal crash
AUSTIN (KXAN) — It's been more than three weeks since a Capital Metro bus crash left a cyclist dead. The transit authority has released very little about the crash and suspended a bus driver employed by one their contractors, Travis Transit.
Lake Travis-Westlake Camp Guide 2019: Time to start thinking about where to send the kiddos
Ages: 9-18 Dates: June 3-July 26. Band Aid School of Music-National Champion Rock Band School. Beginner and advanced singers, guitarists, bass players, drummers and keyboardists learn about songwriting, music production and performance in 11-day rock camp sessions. Students will play a show at Stubb