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Man beaten to death in Austin, police search for suspects

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A man has died after being beaten and left unconscious and a warrant is out for a woman suspected in his death, according to the Austin Police Department.


Three suspects wanted after South Austin homicide

AUSTIN, Texas — Police are searching for a woman after a homicide in South Austin on Saturday night. Police were called to the 1200 block of Southport Drive, near 290 and Clawson Road, after reports a man had been beaten and left unconscious.


1 Hurt, 1 Dead After South Austin Disturbance Call

AUSTIN, TEXAS — Police are investigating a death being investigated as a homicide in South Austin, officials said early Sunday. In a 3:30 a.m. press briefing, an officer told reporters police received numerous calls about a disturbance along the 1200 block of Southport Drive. Upon arrival of police


One Man Dead After Al­ter­cation in South Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin police are investigating an altercation that lead to a suspicious death in South Austin overnight. Officials say several neighbors called 911 to report a disturbance at the 1200 block of Southport Drive at around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police believe the disturbance started on


Christian group drops lawsuit over Austin's LGBT protections

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A conservative Christian group has dropped its lawsuit attempting to overturn Austin's anti-discrimination ordinance that extends employment protection to sexual orientation and gender identity.


Police investigate suspicious death in South Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Police are investigating after a suspicious death in South Austin. The body was discovered on the 1200 block of Southport Drive, near 290 and Clawson Road, police said.


Huge numbers of monarch butterflies expected in Austin for annual migration

This year, Texas is expected to have one of the largest migrations of monarch butterflies in recent history. The orange-and-black insects pass through Texas every year as they travel north from Mexico.


Texas removing hemp from controlled substances list

AUSTIN, Texas (KETK) - Come April 5, hemp will no longer be classified as a controlled substance by the State of Texas. The Texas Department of State Health Services published an amendment to the list on March 15 removing hemp from the list, with the change taking effect 21 days from publication, or


Planning for the worst—active shooter training held at Austin mosque

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A local mosque went through an active shooter training Saturday and learned what you do in pivotal moments matter. Imam Islam Mossaad at the North Austin Muslim Community Center said he felt he had to plan the training session after 50 people lost their lives in New Zealand when a su


Cooking fire in Austin home displaces 9 people and 3 pets

AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Austin fire crews say a cooking fire heavily damaged one unit of a fourplex apartment in northwest Austin Saturday afternoon. A second unit had smoke and fire control damage. The fire happened in the 4200 block of Duval Road.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


Herta becomes IndyCar's youngest winner with Austin victory

AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Colton Herta is the youngest winner in the history of the IndyCar Series. The 18-year-old (just a couple days shy of his 19th birthday) was able to keep separation against Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay in the final 13 laps for the victory in the inaugural IndyCar Classic at C


Austin man arrested for alleged terroristic threats against a strip club

KXAN (AUSTIN) — An East Austin adult club reported a terroristic threat incident when a man threatened the establishment's building with his car early Thursday morning. Law enforcement received a disturbance call at about 2:24 a.m. from the 3700 block of North I-35 Service Road northbound. The calle


Abbott reappoints Stoudt as chairman of Commission on Jail Standards

Gov. Greg Abbott has reappointed Gregg County Judge Bill Stoudt as chairman of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Stoudt was first appointed chairman in October 2016, and his new term is set to Jan. 31, 2025.


Austin Sisters Give Birth Less than an Hour Apart

AUSTIN, Texas — Two Austin sisters gave birth just 50 minutes apart from each other at St. David's Women's Center of Texas. One of the newborns is the second for former UT receiver Jaxon Shipley. Both mothers and their babies are doing well. But the mothers are still in disbelief that the births hap


Teen hit by 2 cars after attempted carjacking in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — A teen accused of trying to carjack a woman at knifepoint was hit by two separate vehicles as he tried to run away. The attempted carjacking happened at the Wal-Mart on Interstate 35 near Slaughter Lane in South Austin on Tuesday.


Woman arrested after leading officers on high speed chase in Jonestown

JONESTOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A woman was arrested in Jonestown Friday after leading police on a highspeed chase, according to Travis County Sheriff's Office. According to deputies, a 2014 Nissan Altima with no front license was seen leaving the parking lot at Travisso Market in north Jonestown. The dep


Thousands of pups march across Austin in the Mighty Texas Dog Walk

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of dogs took over the city Saturday morning, and it was all for a great cause. Hundreds of people gathered at the 20th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk for a plethora of family-friendly events including live music and a costume contest all in an effort to raise money for dogs i


Austin-Round Rock Region Nation's 3rd Fastest-Growing

AUSTIN, TEXAS — One doesn't need a study to know the Austin region is growing at an exceedingly brisk pace. One sees it in the number of cranes downtown building new luxury housing skyscrapers, feels it while in the car negotiating around ever-congested roadways or reads about it in statistics showi


Overnight fire in southwest Austin causes thousands in damage

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A couple of homeowners in southwest Austin are facing thousands of dollars in damage after a massive fire in their backyards overnight Saturday. The fire occurred on Langtry Lane near Mopac Expressway and William Cannon Drive. Austin firefighters tweeted a video of the fire.