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Man seriously injured after north Austin armed robbery

AUSTIN (Talk1370.com) -- A man is fighting for his life Thursday morning after an armed robbery in north Austin. Police say the incident happened around midnight in the parking lot of an Applebee's restaurant at 7522 North IH-35 along the southbound frontage road.


Man shot outside an Austin Applebee's, police seeking suspect

AUSTIN, Texas — Police are investigating after a man was shot outside of an Austin Applebee's early Thursday morning. The shooting happened outside of the Applebee's located near I-35 and Highway 183 at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.


Person arrested for making terroristic threat against Akins HS

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A person has been arrested for making a terroristic threat against Akins High School. Austin Independent School District Police Chief Ashley Gonzalez says that they learned about the possible threat on social media during the overnight hours.


Good Samaritans in Austin rescue man trapped inside truck flipped in flood water

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Good Samaritans rushed into to help as a truck was flipped over and in knee-deep water from recent severe weather Wednesday. Witnesses say it was pouring rain and freezing cold as the men waded into the water to help. They flipped the truck over and helped the driver out.


Video shows skateboarder barrelling into busy Austin intersection

AUSTIN, Texas — An Austin skateboarder had a close call this week after barrelling down a hill and into busy traffic along Lamar Boulevard. Video, which captured the whole thing, was posted on Chevy Gordon's Instagram April 21. In the video, he is seen riding down a hill at 12 Street and into traffi


'Trump's going to come and go': Chip Roy likes Trump's results, will leave it to history to judge his character

Tuesday night, I attended U.S. Rep. Chip Roy's" Legislative Update and Q-and-A" at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin. You can watch it here (It takes about a minute for the video to kick in.)


Police search for two suspects in North Austin shooting

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - The Austin Police Department is looking for two people believed responsible for an early morning shooting. The man who was shot is in the hospital with life threatening injuries.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Downtown Austin

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN, TX — New and exciting events are coming to the Downtown Austin area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket


Woman killed in crash after pickup driver ran red light in southeast Austin identified

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The woman who was killed in a crash Thursday, April 18 after a driver ran a red light on Farm to Market Road 973 in southeast Austin has been identified by Austin police.


Dallas joins Austin, San Antonio in requiring employers to offer paid sick leave

All Dallas employers would have to provide paid sick leave for employees under an ordinance approved Wednesday by the City Council. Clergy members, labor and community organizations had pushed for the measure — primarily aimed at service jobs — as a way to help low-income working families who don’t


Here are the top 5 things to do in Austin this weekend

Tap into your cultured side this weekend at the top five things to do in Austin. Raise a glass of vino at the always fancy UMLAUF Garden Party or spending the weekend belly laughing at Moontower Comedy Festival. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.


Austin HS student charged with bringing gun to school, HISD says

An Austin High School student is in hot water after allegedly bringing a pistol and drugs to school Wednesday. Staff at the east side high school found the drugs and firearm inside 18-year-old Richard Duran's backpack, according to a Houston ISD statement to Chron.com. Staff members alerted officers


Construction project near the Drag aims to ease traffic issues in one of Austin’s congested intersections

In 2016, Capital Metro instituted some changes at the intersection of Lavaca Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, adding a bus-only traffic signal and a transit priority lane among other components in an attempt to ease the flow of traffic at the intersection near the Drag.


Police: Texas man fatally shot his children, sister-in-law

FORT WORTH, Texas – The man whom officials say shot and killed his young children and his sister-in-law before shooting himself had just taken a job with Child Protective Services and was in training to be a CPS investigator.


The Big Bounce America Comes to Austin

AUSTIN, Texas – The largest bounce house in the world is coming to the Austin area April 26-28. It’s made for both kids and adults. The bounce house is over 1,100 square feet and there’s a 900 square foot obstacle course.


Texas woman who suffered third-degree burns after falling on curling iron opens up about harrowing injury

WARNING: Article contains graphic photos. A mom in Texas says she isn’t about to let a tragic injury keep her from feeling beautiful inside and out. Brittney Sullivan, of Cleburne, was getting ready for work on Jan. 17, 2018 when she suffered an epileptic seizure and fell unconscious into her curlin


Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election

Texas Mayor Arrested, Charged With Trying To Rig Own Election. A Texas mayor has been arrested on charges of trying to rig his own 2017 election victory, prosecutors say. Matt Yurus reports.


Sustainable Food Center: Trace

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Chef Wade Greenwood makes a dish and talks about the upcoming Farm to Plate event.


Arson attempt caught on video at Muslim community center: 'We're hoping somebody ... can recognize him'

Investigators in Austin, Texas, are still searching for the man who was caught on camera attempting to set a Muslim community center on fire. The suspect was captured on security video at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday going through a fence, "pouring what appears to be gasoline on the side of the building


'Luckenbach Texas - The Center of the Universe'

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Author Becky Crouch Patterson talks about her book.