• Car fire spreads to warehouse in Hutto

    HUTTO, Texas (KXAN) — A warehouse in Hutto had to be evacuated after a car fire spread to the building Thursday afternoon.
    The fire started around 3:30 p.m. near Innovation Boulevard and Limmer Loop. A business owner along Innovation Boulevard says he believes an auto repair shop down the street originally caught fire.
    No injuries have been reported at this time. 
     
  • Tropical Storm Imelda 7th wettest tropical cyclone on U.S. record

    Top 10 wettest tropical cyclones (depression/storm/hurricane) on U.S. recordTropical Storm Imelda dropped over 41″ of rain outside of Beaumont, Texas, landing the storm on the TOP 10 list of wettest tropical cyclones on record to make landfall in the U.S.Storms highlighted in yellow indicate storms that made landfall in Texas.Top 5 wettest tropical cyclones (depression/storm/hurricane) to make landfall in TexasNOTE: this data is current as of 6PM Thursday (Sept. 19th). As rain continues to
  • Austin City Council approves using new Hotel Tax dollars to fund live music

    AUSTIN (KXAN) —In a vote Thursday, Austin City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that would allocate new Hotel Occupancy Tax dollars towards live musicians in the city. 
    The ordinance that would add a new section to city code that would allocate additional funding for local music and historic preservation under the Texas Tax Code. That funding would come from the revenue generated by the 2% increase in the HOT, which is allowed under state tax code with convention center expan
  • UT Athletics, Austin Disaster Relief Network to host supply drive for Hurricane Dorian victims

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — University of Texas Athletics recently announced it will host a supply drive in partnership with the Austin Disaster Relief Network for victims of Hurricane Dorian.The supply drive runs Sept. 20-25, and will kick off on Friday afternoon before the UT vs. A&M volleyball match at Gregory gym.
    Friday’s drive will last from 4:45 to 7 p.m. at Gregory Plaza and current Texas student athletes will be on-site to collect donations.Supplies will also be accepted from 8 a.m.
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  • 16 flights diverted to ABIA, others delayed due to Houston weather

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport said 16 flights that were headed to Houston have been diverted to Austin due to bad weather.About 15 arrival and departure flights to and from ABIA were also cancelled.An ABIA spokesperson said the majority of the flights cancelled appear to be United Airlines flights. At this time, the spokesperson said they are working with passengers to get in touch with airlines to get rebooked on the next available flights.According the FAA&rs
  • Credit card skimmers found at Kyle gas station

    KYLE, Texas (KXAN) — Two credit card skimmers were found at Q-Way Market on Rebel Road in Kyle, according to the Kyle Police Department’s Facebook post.Police found the devices and confiscated them.Kyle police urge customers who paid for gas at the pumps using a credit or debit card to keep an eye on their bank records to help identify if their card information has been used illicitly.For tips on how to avoid credit card skimming, click here.
  • Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to talk new book at LBJ Presidential Library

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is set to talk about his new book, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” this evening at the LBJ Presidential Library.The lecture starts at 6 p.m. in the LBJ auditorium, where Gorsuch will share reflections on his personal life, his Supreme Court confirmation process, and influences on his new book.Signed copies of “A Republic, If You Can Keep It” will be sold in the upper auditorium lobby from 5 to 6 p.m.
    “A Repub
  • Austin police asking for public’s help identifying attempted sexual assault suspect

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect accused of trying to sexually assault a woman at a southeast Austin apartment complex early Thursday morning.Austin police say it happened around 6 a.m. at the Saratoga Apartments on 6307 Bluff Springs Road.The victim told police she was walking in her apartment complex when she saw the suspect. In a nearby breezeway, he then grabbed her by the back of her robe and tried
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  • Thomas Jones helps kick off Week 4 of high school football on MTTS

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thomas Jones of the Austin American-Statesman joins Roger Wallace on More than the Score to break down Week 4 of the high school football.The slate starts Thursday night with Hays and Anderson. Both teams enter undefeated. The Trojans are off to their best start under Daniel Hunter, 3-0 and 1-0 in district play. Hays, which is 2-0, is opening district play tonight after a bye.Unfortunately, injuries have played a role in the first part of the season around the area. Latrell
  • APD officer, Army vet seeks donations to start family after prostate cancer surgery

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — He served in the Army and has been an Austin police officer for six years, but Rob Brady was not prepared for the diagnosis he received this summer.“I couldn’t go home right away,” Brady told KXAN this week. “I sat in the parking lot for like six hours literally just saying it out loud over and over and over again, just so I could practice my composure to be able to say it in front of other people.”Prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer
  • Date announced for reopening of iconic Austin Tex-Mex restaurant El Patio

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Iconic Austin Tex-Mex restaurant El Patio closed last month after 65 years of operation but got a new life as new owners take over boasting, “Same Menu, Same Cooks, Same Waiters!” “A new generation of family members decided to step in and take the reins after El Patio closed. El Patio will reopen for business before the end of September,” the new majority stakeholders announced in a news release.
    The new owners, Charles Attal and his sister Jennifer
  • Motorcyclist who died after falling off US 290 flyover identified

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist died after falling off the westbound U.S. Highway 290 to U.S. Highway 183 flyover after a crash last Wednesday.Joe H. Ogg, 41,was riding his motorcycle when he lost control on the curve and hit the guide wall of the flyover. Ogg went over the wall and fell into the westbound lanes of U.S. 290 below. He was pronounced dead at the scene.Austin police say this is the 58th fatal traffic crash of 2019 in which 60 people have died. This time last year there were 50
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  • Police release identity of motorcyclist killed in wreck on U.S. 290 frontage road

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin police have released new details in a wreck last week that killed a motorcyclist.Police say at about 8:40 a.m. on Sept. 13, 54-year-old Scott Remmenga was riding a motorcycle on the westbound U.S. Highway 290 service road.
    A driver in a 2016 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck was driving parallel to the motorcycle when they attempted to merge left from the wrong lane, hitting Remmenga, police say.
    Austin-Travis County EMS took Remmenga was transported to Dell Seton Medical
  • WATCH LIVE: QB injuries and life as an esports pro on ‘Big Game Bound’

    Reading this on our news app? Tap here to access the livestream at 1 p.m. ET.(NEXSTAR) — It’s Week 3 of “Big Game Bound,” and this week we’re talking about quarterback shakeups.What will the Saints look like without an injured Drew Brees? Is this the end of Big Ben in Pittsburgh? Did the Giants wait too long to bench Eli Manning? Our experts break down the current landscape of the NFL.On this week’s episode, which streams exclusively on Nexstar Nation websites
  • ‘Big Game Bound’ Week 3: QB injuries, life as an esports pro

    The livestream of Week 3’s “Big Game Bound” has ended. View a replay of the episode above.(NEXSTAR) — It’s Week 3 of “Big Game Bound,” and we’re talking about quarterback shakeups.What will the Saints look like without an injured Drew Brees? Is this the end of Big Ben in Pittsburgh? Did the Giants wait too long to bench Eli Manning? Our experts break down the current landscape of the NFL.On this week’s episode, which streamed exclusively on N
  • ‘Thought it was the apocalypse’: Neighbors tell their stories after 3-alarm south Austin fire

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A massive three-alarm fire at a construction site in south Austin early Thursday quickly became a terrifying ordeal for dozens of residents who lived nearby.
    The fire, first reported at 3:40 a.m. at the 4000 block of Banister Lane, spread to nearby apartments. Two apartment buildings were completely destroyed and two or three others badly damaged. About 30 people’s apartments were either badly damaged or completely destroyed.
    LIVE BLOG: See full Thursday morning cover
  • Man dies 5 days after vehicle struck him on his bicycle in Pflugerville

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — An 88-year-old man died five days after a vehicle struck him on his bicycle in Pflugerville.
    A spokesperson with the City of Pflugerville confirmed that Thi Ho died on Sept. 17. He was involved in a crash that happened at about 7:15 a.m. on Sept. 12 at 10th Street and Settlers Valley Drive.The city reported that the driver stayed on the scene after the collision. It’s not immediately known if police wrote any citations for that person.
    KXAN is also workin
  • Cyber attack targets Travis Central Appraisal District, demands ransom

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A ransomware cyber attack targeted the Travis Central Appraisal District last week, according to a release from the organization Thursday. While TCAD is still working to get all its systems back up and running in the next one or two days, it says its core systems have been restored, daily operations are not affected and no confidential property owner information was at risk.TCAD said it became aware of the attack at 9:30 p.m. Sept. 11, which affected website property search
  • Ex-legislative staffer accused of murder, shooting spree declared incompetent for trial

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A former Texas legislative staff member accused of killing a man before going on a shooting spree last year has been found incompetent to stand trial, according to the Austin District Attorney’s office.The court ordered Charles Curry to undergo a mental health evaluation in July. Curry is accused of shooting and killing his neighbor Christian Meroney near the Post South Lamar apartments in July 2018. Two days later, police say Curry went on a shooting spree in south A
  • Amazon adds 600 jobs in Austin, leases more space in the Domain

    AUSTIN (Austin Business Journal) — Amazon.com Inc. is growing even bigger in North Austin than previously announced, with 600 more jobs now in the pipeline, the company told Austin Business Journal.ABJ first reported in May the e-commerce giant had leased more than 100,000 additional square feet in the 15-story Domain 10 office tower under construction. That was in addition to 145,000 square feet it had already leased in Domain 10. On Sept. 19, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) confirmed to
  • Delta flight drops nearly 30,000 feet in minutes due to air pressure problem

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP/ CNN) — Delta Air Lines diverted an Atlanta flight headed to Florida after an unknown issue caused the cabin’s oxygen masks to be released.News outlets report the Fort Lauderdale-bound plane made an emergency landing at Tampa International Airport about an hour after it left Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.A statement by Delta says the plane was diverted out of an abundance of caution over the “cabin pressure irregularity.” It says the pla
  • Water rescues underway as Imelda drenches parts of Texas

    HOUSTON (AP) — Rain from Tropical Depression Imelda deluged parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, prompting hundreds of water rescues, a hospital evacuation and road closures in areas east of Houston that were hit hard by Hurricane Harvey two years ago.Forecasters warned that Imelda could bring up to 35 inches (90 centimeters) of rain this week in some areas of Texas through Friday. The storm system also brought the risk of severe weather and prompted tornado warnings Thursday morning
  • LIVE: Crews battle massive 3-alarm fire at south Austin construction site Thursday

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin fire crews are battling a massive three-alarm fire at a construction site in south Austin early Thursday morning.
    The fire was first reported at about 3:40 a.m. at a construction site at the 4000 block of Banister Lane in South Austin.
    KXAN has crews at the scene and the situation is developing. See our live updates below:UPDATE: 5:55 a.m.: Austin Energy spokesperson Calily Bien told KXAN initial assessment shows that about half a dozen utility poles were damaged in
  • LIVE BLOG: All people are accounted for after massive fire in south Austin; 2 buildings destroyed

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin fire crews battled a massive three-alarm fire at a construction site in south Austin early Thursday morning.
    The fire was first reported at about 3:40 a.m. at a construction site at the 4000 block of Banister Lane in south Austin.
    KXAN has crews at the scene and the situation is developing. See our live updates below:
    One of the apartment buildings that was burned in a massive 3-alarm fire Thursday morning. (Chris Davis / KXAN) Austin Energy crews are working to fix
  • LIVE BLOG: 26 people’s apartments destroyed, damaged after fire in south Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin fire crews battled a massive three-alarm fire at a construction site in south Austin early Thursday morning.
    The fire was first reported at about 3:40 a.m. at a construction site at the 4000 block of Banister Lane in south Austin.
    KXAN has crews at the scene and the situation is developing. See our live updates below:
    One of the apartment buildings that was burned in a massive 3-alarm fire Thursday morning. (Chris Davis / KXAN) Austin Energy crews are working to fix
  • Surveillance video from airport shows moments leading up to Dale Jr. plane crash

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    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — News Channel 11 has obtained surveillance video from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport that shows the first moments Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane touched the ground before it crashed in August.
    The surveillance video only lasts for a few moments. You can see the attempted landing on the runway before the plane goes out of frame.At the end of the video, you can also see an airport employee with a yellow vest run outsi
  • Man linked to 2015 killing in Bastrop has been arrested

    BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — One of the men linked to a high-profile 2015 killing in Bastrop is now in jail on a capital murder charge.MORE: Thousands of files shared in Samantha Dean murder caseCourt documents allege that Freddie Lee Smith, 33, helped kill Samantha Dean in 2015. Dean, who was the Victims Services Coordinator for the Kyle Police Department, was found dead in Bastrop.She was seven months pregnant at the time of her death.Right now, former Austin Police Officer Vontrey Clark is a
  • House Dems: Gun violence costs $200B annually

    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — With pleas centered on the loss of life from gun violence going nowhere, House Democrats are trying another tack: the monetary cost.A report revealed Wednesday calculates the cost of gun violence nationwide at more than $200 billion annually.Lori Haas’ daughter was shot and wounded when a gunman opened fire at Virginia Tech in 2007. When it was over, 33 other people, including the shooter, were dead.“Only seven students in her classroom made it out alive,
  • Cowboys release defensive end Taco Charlton

    Well now we find out how just dissatisfied the Dallas
    Cowboys were with defensive end Taco Charlton.They released him on Wednesday to make room for Robert Quinn being added to the 53-man roster. And that’s a rare thing for the Dallas Cowboys. You’ll remember he was a first-round pick in 2017 and as far as can be found, you’d have to go back to 1982 when a cowboy first round pick was released before his contract was up. Rod Hill was let go after two years.
    The Cowboys need help
  • Get paid $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies by Halloween

    TAMPA (WFLA) — DISH wants to give you $1,300 to watch 13 Stephen King movies by Halloween. Do you have what it takes?
    The cable company wants to pay one lucky– or unlucky — person to document the experience watching 13 horror classics based on Stephen King’s most chilling novels.
    Those movies include:
    CarrieChildren of the CornChristineCreepshowCujoDreamcatcherIt (Original or remake)The MistPet SematarySalem’s LotThe ShiningThinnerMiseryYou do have to put in a littl

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