• Two dead, multiple patients, including child injured in eastern Travis County crash

    TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Austin-Travis County EMS is responding to a crash after two men died and multiple patients, including a child were injured in eastern Travis County on Sunday.STAR flight took a woman in her 20s with serious, potentially critical injuries, to the hospital.Medics responded to the crash at Colfax Drive and North Imperial Drive just after 9 p.m. The area is in between FM 969 and Decker Lake Road.
    Earlier medics reported six patients, with two having CPR in progres
  • Police searching for armed suspects who allegedly robbed south Austin jewelry store

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police are looking for armed suspects after they allegedly robbed a jewelry store in south Austin on Sunday night.
    Police responded to the Mustang Jewelry and Pawn store at 5510 South Congress Avenue just after 7 p.m. The area is just west of I-35 near Stassney Lane.Officers set up a perimeter and also launched their helicopter to search for the suspects.
    Police said it was unknown, at last report, what they were able to get away with.
    No one was injured.
  • Woman with Dementia and Alzheimer’s found, Round Rock police say

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Round Rock police says a woman with Dementia and Alzheimer’s was found after she walked out of a hospital and did not return on Sunday.Police tweeted that Patricia Coleman, 68, walked out of the north entrance of the Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital near A.W. Grimes and University Boulevard around 2 p.m.Officers later tweeted that she had been found and was safe.
  • Round Rock police ask for help finding woman with Dementia and Alzheimer’s

    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Round Rock police are asking for help after a woman with Dementia and Alzheimer’s walked out of a hospital and did not return on Sunday.Police tweeted that Patricia Coleman, 68, walked out of the north entrance of the Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital near A.W. Grimes and University Boulevard around 2 p.m.She is described as having short black hair and was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, black sweatpants and carrying a gray cardigan.
    Anyone who sees he
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  • Search underway for Burnet County inmate who escaped from jail

    BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A Burnet County inmate escaped from the Intermediate Sanction Facility on Sunday.Brandon Scott Zirkle, 19, was seen running southeast, away from the facility toward the railroad tracks from the 500 block of Coke Street around 4:45 p.m. The area is near Wallace Riddell Park.Another photo ofBrandon Scott Zirkle provided by the Burnet County Sheriff’s Office. (Photo: Burnet County Sheriff’s Office)He is described as:178 poundsbrown hairbrown eyeslast
  • Inmate who ran from sanction facility in Burnet County has been found

    BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office said a man seen running from the Intermediate Sanction Facility on Sunday has been found.The Burnet County Police chief told KXAN he walked up to officers a block and a half away from the facility. The sheriff’s office said DPS and police detained him.Brandon Scott Zirkle, 19, was seen running southeast away from the facility toward the railroad tracks from the 500 block of Coke Street around 4:45 p.m. The area is
  • Burnet County Sheriff’s Office calls off search for inmate who escaped

    BURNET COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — The Burnet County Sheriff’s Office called off the search for an inmate who escaped from the Intermediate Sanction Facility on Sunday.Brandon Scott Zirkle, 19, was seen running southeast, away from the facility toward the railroad tracks from the 500 block of Coke Street around 4:45 p.m. The area is near Wallace Riddell Park.The Intermediate Sanction Facility is a 54 bed, all male facility, according to its website.Reverse 911 was activated to inform area
  • Man killed in Pflugerville shooting identified as police track suspect’s truck

    Pflugerville, TEXAS (KXAN) — The man shot dead at a 7-Eleven in Pflugerville on Thursday night has been identified by police.He is 34-year-old Germichael Perry-Moses, the Pflugerville Police Department said.Officers have also released images of a white Dodge 1500 truck that they say belongs to the suspect.Perry-Moses was found with gunshot wounds by officers who responded to the shooting at 17511 Schultz Lane at about 8:45 p.m.They attempted to save his life, but he died at the scene.
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  • Vigil planned for victims of California school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A candlelight vigil is planned Sunday evening to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded.Saugus High School will remain closed until Dec. 2 but counselors will be available to help students cope with their grief, said school district officials in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita.Detectives were searchin
  • Thousands at vigil for victims of California school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Sunday at a city park to hold a candlelight vigil to remember two students shot and killed by a classmate at his Southern California high school as investigators try to determine what prompted the deadly attack that left three other teens wounded.Joann Garcia said she came to the vigil at Central Park shaken but determined to help the community heal from the shooting at Saugus High School.“It’s very hard. We thought that
  • Kanye West talks about serving God during visit with Osteen

    HOUSTON (AP) — Rapper Kanye West told parishioners at Joel Osteen’s Houston megachurch that because of his recent spiritual awakening, he’s no longer in the service of fame and money but “in service to God.”West spoke to a packed crowd of about 16,000 people during Lakewood Church’s 11 a.m. service on Sunday.During a 20-minute interview on the church’s stage with Osteen, West talked about his recent conversion to Christianity and how God has been inspiri
  • AP source: NFL to hear Garrett’s appeal early this week

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett will soon learn when he can play again.The Cleveland Browns star defensive end, who was suspended indefinitely after the NFL ruled he used a helmet “as a weapon” to strike Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head, will have his appeal heard by the league early this week, a person familiar with the timeline told The Associated Press on Sunday.Garrett was suspended for at least the final six regular-season games — and the playoffs, if
  • Police investigating after body found in Bouldin Creek

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A body has been found in the water at Bouldin Creek in south Austin on Sunday morning.Police have taped off an area on S 1st Street as they investigate the discovery.APD said that the body was found at about 11 a.m. A spokesman was unable to confirm whether it was a male or female.
  • White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign.The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald Trump’s top domestic policy adviser. “This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to confront these issues in a nonideological fashion,” adviser Joe Grogan said in a recent sessi
  • State of Texas: Poncho Nevarez’s cocaine controversy

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Poncho Nevarez has a lot of influence at the State Capitol. He leads the House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, and is also the vice chair of a select committee looking for solutions to stop mass shootings.So, the news that he will not run for re-election came as a surprise to a lot of people at the Capitol. The story took a turn Thursday when authorities issued a warrant for his arrest.Authorities accused Nevarez of cocaine possession. He later admitted he is
  • Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with open containers of fertilizer and rodenticide.A group including U.S. Forest Service rangers, local law enforcement, scientists and conservationists hiked into the so-called trespass
  • Protesters rally against ICE outside Taylor detention center

    TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Protesters rallied outside the T. Don Hutto Detention Center in Taylor in an effort to stop Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from securing a 10-year contract with the facility.A large group of people chanted and held banners as the group gathered on Saturday afternoon.Last year, Williamson County voted to end its existing contract with ICE.However, it continued  after ICE lined up a temporary contract directly with a private prison operat
  • Drivers told to avoid I-35 in San Marcos after 18-wheeler rolls over

    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — Drivers have been urged to avoid I-35 in the San Marcos area after an 18-wheeler rolled over.The highway has been reduced to one lane southbound near the Posey Road exit while crews work at the scene.The City of San Marcos said no one was injured in the crash.It is estimated that cleanup may take multiple hours, with drivers urged to avoid using the road if possible in the meantime.
  • Austin ISD: House Bill 3 not enough to “fully cure” school funding challenges

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin ISD has addressed its controversial plan to close a number of schools ahead of a press conference on Monday.In a statement, the school district acknowledged that it was one of the biggest benefactors of House Bill 3.However, it was not enough to “fully cure” funding challenges, according to the ISD.An initial plan to close as many as 12 schools in Austin has shrunk, with just four schools slated for closure in the most recent update, released Nov. 1.&ldqu
  • Last-minute audible: Kaepernick back to school for workout

    RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick’s saga took another surreal turn Saturday — a last-minute audible to nix an NFL-arranged workout and a quick dash 60 miles to the other side of metro Atlanta, where the exiled quarterback staged his own impromptu passing display on a high school field in dwindling light as hundreds of fans cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence.Kaepernick threw passes for about 40 minutes at Charles Drew High School and spent nearly that long signin
  • UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a train wreck

    LONDON (AP) — British media have slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a woman who says she was trafficked as a teenager by Jeffrey Epstein, branding the interview a public relations disaster.In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight broadcast Saturday, Andrew categorically denied having sex with the woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. But Britain’s newspapers and social media commentators are criticizing him for still defending his friendship with Epste
  • UK media: Prince Andrew’s sex claims rebuttal a PR disaster

    LONDON (AP) — British media on Sunday slammed Prince Andrew’s effort to rebut claims that he had sex with a teenager who says she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, branding his televised interview a complete public relations disaster.In a rare interview with BBC Newsnight that was broadcast late Saturday, Andrew categorically denied having sex with the woman, Virginia Roberts Giuffre. But Britain’s newspapers and social media commentators criticized him for defending his frien
  • Pope decries that “greed of a few” worsens poverty of others

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is decrying that the “greed of a few” wealthy people is compounding the plight of the poor.Francis celebrated a Mass Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica dedicated to heightening awareness about poor people worldwide. He lamented that people aren’t worried that income “gaps are increasing, that the greed of a few is adding to the poverty of many others.”Keeping a tradition of his papacy, Francis invited 1,500 indigent persons t
  • Austin Police officers honored for heroism while in the line of duty

    AUSTIN (KXAN) —The Austin Police Department honored several officers with awards on Saturday at their 2019 Stars of Distinction Gala.
    “It’s important to recognize these great deeds,” said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley.
    Among the 162 people receiving awards at the annual event was Officer Corey Turi, who arrived before Austin Travis County EMS medics, and is credited with taking over performing CPR on Jessica Nelms for her fiance last November when she went into cardiac
  • Family of Andre Davis offering $4,000 award for information in murder

    AUSTIN, TEXAS (KXAN) — Family members of murdered, Andre Davis, are still seeking answers six months after his death.Saturday, Andre Davis’s family members and friends got together to rally in Givens Park.
    On April 9, 2019, police responded to a shooting call at Givens District Park at 3811 E. 12th Street in east Austin. When police and paramedics arrived, they discovered Andre Davisbody with “obvious trauma.”“Why would you do something like that?” said A
  • Ariana Grande tells fans she’s struggling with an illness

    Singer Ariana Grande is telling her fans that she has a bad sinus condition that has made her “very sick” and might force her to cancel upcoming shows on her world tour.Grande, 26, says in videos posted Saturday on Instagram that “my throat and head are still in so much pain.”While she sounds OK, “I’m just in a lot of pain and it’s difficult to breathe during the show,” she says in a message to her fans. “I just really don’t know what&r
  • Motorcyclist critically injured in central Austin crash

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — A motorcyclist has critical injuries after a crash in central Austin on Saturday night.
    Austin-Travis County EMS medics responded to the 5800 block of Burnet Road just after 7 p.m. The area is just east of Mopac near the Allandale neighborhood.FINAL #ATCEMSMedics have declared a Trauma Alert on, and are transporting ~30s male from an Auto vs. Motorcycle Collision at 5800 blk Burnet Rd (19:05), to Dell Seton Medical Center with critical, life threatening injuries. No other i
  • Texas head coach Tom Herman reacts to Iowa State loss

    AMES, Iowa (KXAN) — The Longhorns are likely out of the Big 12 Championship race with a loss to Iowa State Saturday. The Cyclones were finally on the winning side of a close game after four losses by 11 total points.Texas suffered its fourth defeat of the season after taking a 21-20 lead late in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns will face Baylor next week in Waco.Texas head coach Tom Herman met with the media after the loss.
    Opening statement:Hats off to Iowa State and their atmosphere and
  • Texas’ Big 12 title game hopes likely end on last-second field goal at Iowa State

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Connor Assalley kicke a 36-yard field goal as time expired and Iowa State knocked off 22nd-ranked Texas 23-21 on Saturday to snap a two-game losing streak.Brock Purdy had 354 yards passing and two TDs for the Cyclones (6-4, 4-3 Big 12). They beat the Longhorns (6-4, 4-3) for just the third time in 17 tries despite blowing a 13-point lead.Brayden Narveson missed an apparent 42-yard field goal with 2:12 to go, but Texas was called for being offside and Iowa State was awarde
  • Austin area girls empowered by ‘Believe It and Be It’ message

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Girls Empowerment Network drew thousands of girls to Austin for their conference on Saturday. For those in attendance, the message was simple.3rd grader Zoe Hunt speaks to KXAN Photojournalist Ed Zavala. (KXAN Photo: Ed Zavala)“I am a girl and my voice matters,” 3rd grader Zoe Hunt told KXAN Photojournalist Ed Zavala. It was exactly the message organizers were trying to send.“We know that girls when they start learning about self efficacy, when they st
  • WATCH LIVE: Texas A&M Commerce vs. Angelo State football

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Nexstar Media Group, Inc. in partnership with the Lone Star Conference is broadcasting and live streaming four NCAA Division II Matchups.Below is the schedule for the live streams:DateTimeTeamsOct. 263 p.m. CT Western New Mexico at Texas A&M Commerce Nov. 23 p.m. CT Midwestern State at Tarleton StateNov. 92 p.m. CT West Texas A&M at Texas A&M KingsvilleNov. 163 p.m. CTTexas A&M Commerce at Angelo State
  • ‘It was pretty terrifying’: Hero officers rescue unconscious woman from burning car in Farmville

    FARMVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Two Farmville police officers helped rescue an unconscious woman from a vehicle engulfed with flames early Friday morning.
    Officers Dalton Foley and Olivia Martin put their lives at risk without hesitation, in a situation the pair said they had never dealt with before. For them, the daring task was pure instinct.
    “We’ll both be honest, we had a lot of fear, we’ve never dealt with anything like that so kind of in the back of your head, you’re
  • Kanye West visits Houston jail ahead of Lakewood Church appearance

    HOUSTON (KXAN) — Rap icon turned gospel musician Kanye West visited inmates at a Houston jail on Friday, ahead of his scheduled weekend appearance at Houston’s famous Lakewood Church.West was seen shaking hands and hugging people as a gospel choir sang in the background. West then performed for the crowd.West is scheduled to meet with Pastor Joel Osteen and his congregation on Sunday and he’ll participate in the morning’s service and perform later that night.
  • Donor families remember lost loved ones at emotional memory tree ceremony

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Families of organ donors paid heartfelt tributes to their lost loved ones at an emotional ceremony in Austin on Saturday morning.Transplant recipients thanked them for the “gift of life” at the memory tree ceremony hosted by the Texas Organ Sharing Alliance.Michelle Segovia, director of communications at Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, said more than 113,000 people are waiting for a lifesaving transplant. She said 10,000 of those people are in the state of Texas.&
  • White House budget official questioned in impeachment probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment investigators met Saturday with a White House official directly connected to President Donald Trump’s block on military aid to Ukraine, the first budget office witness to testify in the historic inquiry.In a rare weekend session, lawmakers drilled into Trump’s decision, against the advice of national security advisers, including John Bolton, to withhold funding from the ally, a young democracy bordering hostile Russia.It’s a sign of a deepeni
  • Transcripts put Sondland at center of block of Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts released Saturday in the impeachment inquiry show Ambassador Gordon Sondland playing a central role in President Donald Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid.The fresh details come from hundreds of pages of testimony released by House investigators from Tim Morrison, a former top official at the National Security Council. Testimony from Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to V
  • Transcripts highlight Sondland’s role in pressuring Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transcripts released Saturday in the impeachment inquiry show Ambassador Gordon Sondland playing a central role in President Donald Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid.The fresh details come from hundreds of pages of testimony from Tim Morrison, a former top official at the National Security Council. They contradict much of the ambassador’s own testimony behind closed doors. Both M
  • Impeachment testimony comes from White House budget official

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House impeachment investigators met in private Saturday with a White House budget official as the historic inquiry produces new testimony offering direct insight of President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine.After a week of dramatic public hearings, investigators heard late Friday in closed session from State Department official David Holmes, who delivered a firsthand account that puts the president at the forefront of events.Holmes, the political counselor at
  • Will you get dementia? Many may not understand their risk

    Many older American adults may inaccurately estimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it, new research suggests.Almost half of adults surveyed believed they were likely to develop dementia. The results suggest many didn’t understand the connection between physical health and brain health and how racial differences can affect dementia risk.Substantial numbers of people who rated their health as fair or poor thought their dementia chances were low. At th
  • President Trump to visit Austin this week, White House confirms

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — President Trump will visit Austin this week, a White House official has confirmed.The president will tour Apple’s manufacturing plant on Nov. 20.Sources told KXAN last week that Trump will tour the company’s facilities with CEO Tim Cookin an effort to showcase a company keeping jobs in America.In September the tech giant announced it would manufacture its new line of Mac Pro computers in Austin, not China.
    The company unveiled the redesigned Mac Pro at
  • Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — People with severe but stable heart disease from clogged arteries may have less chest pain if they get a procedure to improve blood flow rather than just giving medicines a chance to help, but it won’t cut their risk of having a heart attack or dying over the following few years, a big federally funded study found.The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that ten
  • Study links Asian carp with Mississippi River fish drop

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Sport fish have declined significantly in portions of the Upper Mississippi River infested with Asian carp, adding evidence to fears about the invader’s threat to native species, according to a new study.Analysis of nearly 20 years of population data suggests the carp are out-competing fish prized by anglers, such as yellow perch, bluegill, and black and white crappie, the report said.Scientists have long suspected Asian carp of starving out other fish in
  • Bartlett firefighters boosted by new slip-on unit to help fight wildfires

    BARTLETT, Texas (KXAN) — A new piece of apparatus will help the Bartlett Volunteer Fire Department to serve their community even better going forward.The fire crew used money from a grant to replace a slip-on unit, which will help them tackle wildfires.“We appreciate the new slip-on unit that will be used to fight grass, hay and wildland fires in our immediate rural area and during mutual aid calls that extends to parts of three counties,” Bartlett VFD Senior Captain Scott Maso
  • Part of I-35 shut down in Round Rock after vehicle rolls over

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department said part of N I-35 northbound is shut down after a vehicle rolled over Saturday morning.The closure is at the lower deck of the 2000 block of the highway in Round Rock.Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.
    This is a developing story. KXAN will update when we have more information.
  • Part of I-35 shut down in Austin after vehicle rolls over

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police Department said part of N I-35 northbound is shut down after a vehicle rolled over Saturday morning.The closure is at the lower deck of the 2000 block of the highway in Austin next to the University of Texas campus.Police are asking drivers to avoid the area.
    This is a developing story. KXAN will update when we have more information.
  • American held in Turkey as IS suspect returns to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen alleged by Turkey to be an Islamic State member has returned to the United States.According to a government report obtained by The Associated Press, federal authorities questioned the man when he arrived Friday night at Dulles International Airport in Virginia and inspected his electronic devices.The report says he was allowed to enter the country en route to visit relatives in Texas.Media in Turkey have identified the man as 39-year-old Muhammad Darwi
  • Pope urges ‘prudent’ choices as hospital weathers new storm

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has urged the Vatican’s pediatric hospital to make “prudent” choices as it expands to welcome more patients.In the wake of a new investment scandal that led to the ouster of a top manager, Francis held a special audience for Bambino Gesu staff and patients Saturday to mark the hospital’s 150th anniversary.Hospital president Mariella Enoc referred to recent “tortuous” efforts to balance the hospital’s needs and resou
  • Chicago teachers approve contract deal that ended strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers on Friday approved the contract deal that ended an 11-day strike and includes pay raises, $35 million to enforce limits on class sizes and a pledge to supply each school with a nurse and a social worker.The Chicago Teachers Union’s 25,000 members went on strike Oct. 17 following months of unsuccessful negotiations with the school district and Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration.Teachers held marches and rallies across the city; the district kep
  • Kim Kardashian West meets Rodney Reed in jail, thanks supporters after stay of execution issued

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kim Kardashian West has revealed that she was with Rodney Reed when the death row inmate learned he will not be executed next week.The reality TV star visited Reed in jail on Friday and said that “relief and hope swept over the room” when he found out the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals had granted an indefinite stay of execution.Reed was due to be executed on Nov. 20 for the murder of Stacey Stites in Bastrop in 1996, but he, his family and supporters have
  • APD officer receives lifesaving medal for saving unconscious teen

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — While at dinner celebrating his birthday last summer, APD Officer Carter Howden heard a loud thud and saw a group of people gathered around a person across the restaurant.
    The off duty officer immediately sprung to action.
    Howden noticed a teenage boy laying unconscious on the floor of the Gumbos North in Georgetown. He identified himself as an officer and started performing CPR after determining the boy had no pulse.
    He performed CPR for about a minute. Howden’s wife

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