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Austin police ask for help identifying suspect in RIO Nightclub burglary

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in a burglary that occurred at the RIO Nightclub on Feb. 11. APD said on Feb. 11 at approximately 4:45 a.m., a dark gray, newer model Jeep Renegade pulled up to the Rio Nightclub at 601 Rio Grande St.


4 men charged in beating of gay couple leaving a bar in Austin

(CNN) — Four men were arrested this week in connection with an attack on a gay couple in Austin, Texas, in January. Tristan Perry and Spencer Deehring were beaten as they walked hand in hand from a downtown gay bar on January 19, according to CNN affiliate KXAN.


Austin Marathon Closing Downtown Roads This Weekend

AUSTIN, Texas – With runners taking over downtown for the Austin Marathon there are several road closures that might impact traffic this weekend. The Marathon kicks off on Sunday, February 17 at 7 a.m., but some of the road closures will start on Saturday.


10 Austin couples get free weddings for Valentine’s Day

AUSTIN, Texas — More than $33,000. That was the average cost of a wedding in 2017, according to The Knot. And they say about half of that goes to paying for a venue. But a group of Austin wedding vendors gave 10 couples a Valentine’s Day present this year — all that celebration for free!


Austin Leaders to Consider 'Family Friendly' Reforms

AUSTIN, Texas — A need for child care has Austin leaders looking at ways they can help their colleagues. Austin leaders chopped child care funding from current budget. Austin's Ethics Review Commission dismissed a complaint Wednesday against the city's Human Resources director, who said she needed s


A new rail line may begin serving a new area of Austin

A new rail line could be coming to the Austin area. KXAN's Alex Caprariello shows us what it would take to get this idea on track.


Jury deliberating in fatal shooting of Austin-area woman's fiance

A Travis County jury returned to court Friday morning to continue deliberating in the murder trial of a Hudson Bend woman who admitted to fatally shooting her fiance inside their home.


Austin to install 'parking boxes' for dockless scooters and bikes

The city of Austin is preparing to install "parking boxes" for dockless scooters and bicycles in and around the downtown area. “City staff hopes parking boxes will encourage people who use dockless bicycles and scooters to park in areas that do not impede accessibility by other road users,” official


Who is Jonathon Morgan? Austin researcher makes a name -- and finds controversy -- in cybersecurity world

Long before Jonathon Morgan worked with U.S. intelligence officials or made headlines for controversial social media activity, he was a 21-year-old dad seeking to connect with other young parents.


Analysis: Here’s your property tax cut, maybe. Heads up — it’s expensive.

AUSTIN, Tex. (The Texas Tribune) - Analysis: Here’s your property tax cut, maybe. Heads up — it’s expensive. "Analysis: Here’s your property tax cut, maybe. Heads up — it’s expensive." was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and eng


East Austin Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

EAST AUSTIN, TX — Time for your weekend weather forecast, as reported by Darksky. Partly cloudy in the morning. Partly cloudy throughout the day. Partly cloudy throughout the day.


VIDEO: Austin's Gary Clark Jr. talks new album, nerves before SNL

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Well known Austin musician Gary Clark Jr. sat down with CNN before his performance on the upcoming Saturday Night Live to talk about his nerves and his new album.


Nonprofit wants to bring mobile shower and laundry to Austin's homeless

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A nonprofit in Austin is raising money to bring a mobile shower and laundry station to the Capital City to help people who are homeless. Lighter Loads ATX has been distributing food in north Austin since the group launched last fall. As they got to know people who are often sleeping


North Texas Jury Convicts 14-Year-Old Girl For Fatally Stabbing Her Friend

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A North Texas jury has convicted a 14-year-old girl for the fatal stabbing of her friend. According to the Star-Telegram, jurors deliberated for about an hour Thursday before convicting the girl for the May 29 killing of 14-year-old Nylah Lightfoot.


Looking at the only felony hate crime prosecuted in Travis County

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It was a Wednesday night in 2012 on 6th Street. Scott Chatagnier approached Dirty Dog bar and started to make his way inside, but he was stopped by security. The bouncer believed the 42-year-old was too drunk and said he was not allowed to go inside.


Austin could score more Amazon jobs after shocking HQ2 decision to ditch New York

Amazon’s Valentine’s Day bombshell that it’s dropping New York City as a site for HQ2, its satellite headquarters, offers a lot for Austin and Dallas to love — including the potential for more jobs.


Austin company's cricket-based snacks make jump to H-E-B

If you don't eat bugs because you haven't been able to find them in convenient snack packs and whole-roasted in savory seasonings, your wait is over. Crickets farmed by Austin-based Aspire Food Group are scheduled to go on sale at many H-E-B grocery stores beginning next week. The insects will be so


29-story Austin tower for sale; could set price record

Wanted: A buyer for a 29-story office tower in downtown Austin. In an earnings announcement this week, Dallas-based TIER REIT announced that it is putting the tower, called Third + Shoal, up for sale. Local office brokers say they expect any eventual sale to set a new record for a downtown Austin of


Woman falls out pickup truck bed, dies on North Texas freeway

FORT WORTH, Texas - A woman was killed on Interstate 35 in Fort Worth after falling out the bed of a pickup truck. The accident happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday on the freeway just south of Interstate 30.


Austin drivers wasting more than 100 hours in gridlock

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Last year the average Austin driver wasted 104 hours sitting in traffic. "I would say at least that. I would say probably double in my case if I was still working," said Joanna King. King says she's moved away from the traffic a little bit but she did live in northwest