• VIDEO: Tour bus fire on SH 130 in Pflugerville

    PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Video showed a tour bus engulfed in flames on State Highway 130 in Pflugerville Wednesday.
    Around 3 p.m., a KXAN viewer sent us a video of the fire near East Pecan Street, as firefighters tried to put out the blaze around the center of the bus.
    A spokesperson for Pflugerville police says the tourists on the bus were able to get off the bus safely and moved to a nearby building to get out of the cold.
    Travis County Emergency Services District #2 was on scene put
  • Wilco Sheriff: Wrong-way driver strikes woman’s car, seriously injures her; alcohol suspected

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in a crash where a wrong way driver struck a woman’s car with his pickup and seriously injured her southeast of Georgetown Saturday night.
    It happened at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on County Road 110 near the intersection with County Road 105, they said.
    Medics took the woman to Seton Medical Center Williamson with serious injuries, an official said.
    The man, who the S
  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association, and now the State of Florida, faced a growing backlash Saturday as companies cut ties to the gun industry following the latest school massacre, and student survivors called for tourism boycotts of their home state until gun control measures are enacted.
    The latest companies to end their ties with the NRA were Delta and United Airlines, two of the three largest U.S.-based airlines.
    Corporate ties to the NRA aren’t the only elements under
  • Houston mayor: Recovery from Harvey not fast enough

    HOUSTON (AP) — Six months after Hurricane Harvey’s flooding wreaked havoc in Houston, recovery efforts in the United States’ fourth-largest city aren’t “happening fast enough,” Houston’s mayor said Friday.
    Thousands of people still need help as they continue living either in hotels or in damaged homes, said Mayor Sylvester Turner. He praised local efforts, including from nonprofit groups and residents, saying they’ve filled in some of the gaps as t
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  • Ending the silence: Austin community works to dispel mental health stigma

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s been a little more than a week since 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
    “So often, what we are doing is that in these tragedies we quickly point to the scapegoat, which is to say it’s a mental health issue,” said Karen Ranus, executive director of NAMI-Austin, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
    Today, NAMI Austin invited the community to gather in hopes of starting the co
  • Austin Energy hands out science fair awards

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Our own Jim Spencer had the honor of presenting awards to some of Central Texas’s most talented young scientists Saturday.
    Austin Energy hosts this science fair every year with the hope of encouraging students to pursue careers in STEM – that’s science, technology, engineering and math.
    Elementary school students from across the city had a chance to compete and present their projects.
    Winners get to move on to present in the Texas Science and Engineering F
  • Overflow crowd as group of Austin moms hold monthly meeting calling for gun control reform

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – There was huge turn-out as a group of Austin moms joined together Saturday calling for action on gun control.
    Their organization is called Moms Demand Action and they hosted a monthly meeting Saturday at the University of Texas – their first since last week’s Valentine’s Day shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.
    The group opposes arming teachers and they support lawmakers who refuse to take money from gun rights groups.
    UT’s Hogg Auditor
  • Water shoots into the sky after main break in south Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – Workers shut down a water main break in south Austin after it spewed water high into the air for more than two and half hours Saturday afternoon, said Austin Water.
    Passersby reported the geyser of water to KXAN just before 1 p.m., and Austin Water said its workers turned the water off by 3:40 p.m.
    It happened near the Slaughter Creek overpass off of Interstate 35 between Slaughter Lane and Onion Creek.
    It slowed traffic in the area as drivers watched the rushing water shoo
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  • Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Admirers took photos on their phones, fire trucks parked on freeway overpasses and police officers saluted as a motorcade carrying the body of the Rev. Billy Graham crossed the evangelist’s beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city.
    Residents in some of Graham’s most cherished places paid tribute to “America’s Pastor,” starting at the traini
  • Admirers line streets as Graham’s body arrives in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Well-wishers lined freeway overpasses and small-town streets to honor the late Rev. Billy Graham as his motorcade crossed his beloved home state of North Carolina for four hours on Saturday from his mountain chapel to namesake library in the state’s largest city.
    Adults and children stood behind wooden barricades and yellow tape, police officers saluted, and admirers captured the moment on cellphones along the route. Fire trucks parked on overpasses along Inter
  • Governors skeptical of Congress, but welcome new gun debate; Abbott to meet with Trump Monday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Governors assessing the fallout from the latest school shooting said Saturday that the gun control debate has changed after the sorrow in Florida, a shift helped driven by public outrage and student activists.
    But they are skeptical Congress can seize the moment, overcome its partisan divide and enact measures intended to prevent more tragedies, so governors are preparing to take the lead and have states push ahead with new gun restrictions.
    The Feb. 14 shooting at Marjor
  • Olympic Web Extra: Julia Mancuso Visits Café Known for Latte Art

    SOUTH KOREA (Nexstar) — Julia Mancuso checks out a café where the lattes are almost too beautiful to drink.
    Meet the barista that is taking coffee art to a whole new level.
    Watch her video report above.
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  • Photos: Kyle Mack Takes Silver in Big Air at South Korea 2018

    Check out these photographs of Kyle Mack competing in Big Air at South Korea 2018.
    He took home a silver medal! Photos: Kyle Mack Takes Silver in Big Air at South Korea 2018Pyeongchang, Gangwon - FEBRUARY 24 : Kyle Mack of the United States in action during the Men's Big Air Final on day 15 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre. February 24, 2018 (Photo by Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images) US Kyle Mack smiles wrapped in the US flag after th
  • How do snowboard tricks get their names?

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Nexstar) — American silver medalist Kyle Mack earned his spot on the podium after snowboarding’s Big Air event in the Winter Olympics with a trick called the Bloody Dracula.
    So, where exactly do those tricks get their names? Jack Doles caught up with Kyle Mack for an explanation and it turns out, it involves some math.
    Tap play in the player above to hear Mack explain how it all works and about the start of his snowboarding career in an unlikely place.
  • PHOTOS: Team USA dominates to win curling Gold

    While much of the nation was sleeping, Team USA slid a dominant game to bring home the country’s first ever gold medal in curling. Team USA wins Curling goldPYEONGCHANG, CHINA - FEBRUARY 24:Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Trump's daughter and senior White House adviser, holds Luke Shuster, son of skip John Shuster of the U.S team next to athletes Cory Christensen and Rebecca Hamilton as she attends the Men's Gold Medal Curling match between Sweden and United States of America at Gangneung Cur
  • Curling team fueled by fans’ support

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Nexstar) — The United States won a historic gold medal early Saturday morning US time as the men’s curling team slid into a win.
    Jack Doles caught up with the men, and their biggest littlest fan, in Olympic Park.
     
  • The best of ‘Julia’s Best in Snow’

    Julia Mancuso gave us an expansive look at all that South Korea has to offer over the duration of the Winter Olympics. Take a look back at the best moments from her series ‘Julia’s Best in Snow.’
  • Press Secretary Sanders on Olympics: ‘It’s Been Spectacular!’

    PYEONGCHANG — While watching Team USA capture gold in curling, Olympic reporter Aaron Nolan ran into a familiar face.  Arkansan Sarah Huckabee Sanders is in South Korea as part of the presidential delegation for the closing ceremony.
    “It’s exciting to be here,” said Sanders. “And it’s really exciting to run into somebody from home. You wouldn’t think you’d come halfway across the world to see someone from back home in Arkansas.”
    The Whit
  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A redacted, declassified memo released by Democrats on the House intelligence committee Saturday aims to counter a narrative that Republicans on the committee have pushed for months — that the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, abusing a secret surveillance process to spy on one of his operatives in its Russia investigation.
    The Democratic memo was released Saturday after weeks of delays. The White H
  • Gov. Abbott to meet with President Trump on Monday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Monday during a trip to the nation’s capital.
    According to the White House, Abbott will join a contingent of governors to discuss shared State-Federal priorities, including infrastructure, workforce development, the opioid epidemic, and school safety.
    “I’m really looking forward to the meeting in the White House with the president and vice president,” Abbott told
  • Gov. Abbott to Meet with Pres. Trump on Monday

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Monday during a trip to the nation’s capital.
    According to the White House, Abbott will join a contingent of governors to discuss shared State-Federal priorities, including infrastructure, workforce development, the opioid epidemic, and school safety.
    “I’m really looking forward to the meeting in the White House with the president and vice president,” Abbott told
  • Police: UT student assaulted by boyfriend in dorm, suspect arrested

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The University of Texas at Austin Police Department is investigating after a student reported that she was assaulted by her boyfriend who is also a UT student.
    In an email sent to students, police said the incident happened in Jester Residence Hall on Friday night. They said they arrested the suspect, and he is being charged with aggravated assault.
    UTPD asks that if you are the victim of a crime or witness anything suspicious, always dial 911 immediately. Be aware of the B
  • LAST CALL: How to be a volunteer for 2018 SXSW

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – With a little over two weeks left until SXSW, festival organizers are issuing a third and final volunteer call for the week long, annual event.
    Volunteer opportunities include helping with sessions, registration, issuing information, and offering technical support to attendees.
    You can sign up and get trained to be a volunteer on Saturday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. on the third floor of the AT&T Conference Center at 1900 University Ave, Austin, 78705.
    For questions abou
  • Austin firefighters respond to early morning Barton Creek Mall fire

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Fire Department made a trip to the Barton Creek Mall before shops even opened on Saturday. They were responding to an accidental fire caused by an electrical panel near the Macy’s store in the mall around 5:45 a.m.
    Austin Fire is reporting heavy smoke with an electrical odor at Barton Creek Mall near the Macy’s. E32 has just found a burning electrical panel, no other structural involvement. Fire is out and units will now ventilate the structure. PIO n
  • Austin police investigating east Austin bank robbed twice in weeks

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are investigating a bank robbery in east Austin Saturday morning.
    Police said they received the call at 9:06 a.m. at the BBVA Compass Bank at 5720 Cameron Road when a panic alarm was pushed at the bank.
    Officers arrived on the scene three minutes later.
    They said the male suspect, around five-foot six, came into the bank wearing a hoodie and a mask while customers were inside and showed a weapon. Police said he took an unknown amount of cash and ran out of the
  • Austin Police investigating bank robbery in east Austin

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police are at the scene of a bank robbery in east Austin Saturday morning.
    Police said they received the call at  9:05 a.m. at the BBVA Compass Bank at 5720 Cameron Road.
    KXAN will update when we receive more information.
  • Local groups team up to help parents, teens discuss mental health

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – Two local organizations are teaming up on Saturday to empower parents to talk to their teens about mental health.
    One in five teens experience a mental health issue, and depression and anxiety are most commonly diagnosed, according to The National Alliance on Mental Health Illness.
    The organization reports that forty percent of teens are not receiving the care and treatment that they need and that often has to do with the teen feeling embarrassed to talk about it or they ju
  • Girls Day: UT Women Engineers introduce girls to STEM careers

    AUSTIN (KXAN) – “Girls Day” takes on a whole new meaning Saturday, when engineering students at the University of Texas will work with girls from kindergarten through eighth grade in hopes of inspiring them to pursue careers in STEM.
    The University of Texas at Austin’s Engineering Department is hosting its 17th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day and Girl Day STEM Festival.
    Boys are welcome at the event too, to explore careers in science, technology, engineering an
  • Girl Day: UT engineers introduce girls to the excitement of STEM

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands of girls attended hundreds of exhibits and sessions with robots, machines, slime, rocks and even explosions … all in the name of engineering.
    It was Girl Day Saturday at the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering.
    Texas Instruments organized the event and the company had more than 1,300 volunteers helping out.
    The goal was to introduce students from kindergarten to eighth grade and get them excited and inspired by all types of engineer
  • 4 injured in northeast Austin crash

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Four people have been transported to a local hospital after a crash on Decker Lane in northeast Austin Friday.
    Austin Travis County EMS tweeted at 8:53 p.m. that they were responding to a crash involving four patients. EMS said a woman in her 20s and a man both suffered critical life threatening injuries and EMS was performing CPR on the man as he was being transported.
    Another man had serious injuries that are not expected to be life threatening and a third man in his 40&r

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