• Cowboys clinging to 16-14 lead over Vikings at start of 4th quarter

    Cowboys clinging to 16-14 lead over Vikings at start of 4th quarter
    MINNEAPOLIS (KXAN) -- The Dallas Cowboys came out of the bye week with their strongest half of the 2020 season, taking a 16-7 lead over the Minnesota Vikings into the road locker room.Receiver CeeDee Lamb made a highlight reel-worthy touchdown catch and the Cowboys defense forced two turnovers in the first 30 minutes from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Safety Donovan Wilson led a rejuvenated Cowboys defensive unit, creating both Vikings turnovers.Wilson and Demarcus Lawrence met Vikings quart
  • Couple holds wedding ceremony outside Richmond living facility for grandmother to see

    Couple holds wedding ceremony outside Richmond living facility for grandmother to see
    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- A local couple found a safe way for a loved one to watch them tie the knot, despite the coronavirus pandemic.Harvey Sydnor and his wife Virginia Whitlock held a wedding ceremony at her grandmother's living facility. As a result of COVID-19, grandma couldn't watch them get married for the first time, so they brought the ceremony to her front door.
    The heartwarming incident unfolded in Richmond earlier this month at the Winsor Senior Center. In the video, the grandmother is
  • Virtual ceremony lights Zilker Holiday Tree near downtown Austin

    Virtual ceremony lights Zilker Holiday Tree near downtown Austin
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- The Zilker Holiday Tree is shining bright near downtown Austin on Sunday night. The city held its annual tree lighting ceremony virtually due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.The Zilker Holiday Tree will be lit every night from 6 p.m. to midnight until Jan. 1, 2021 at Zilker Park, but no onsite access will be allowed.A perimeter will be installed around the tree to prevent gathering near or under it. Additionally, parking lots and parking spaces near the tree will be closed, a
  • Austin community vows to support two boys who lost parents in tragic car crash

    Austin community vows to support two boys who lost parents in tragic car crash
    AUSTIN (KXAN) --- Rosie McElroy, the treasurer of Knox County, overheard a coworker's police scanner Tuesday morning. A major crash had just been reported in nearby Haskell County.McElroy immediately tried to reach her daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Jose Miñán, who were visiting from Austin for Thanksgiving and were out on a shopping trip with their 9-year-old son, Eli.When McElroy saw the county sheriff approaching her shortly thereafter, she knew instantly what he was going to
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  • Around the NFL: Colt McCoy plays for Giants; Collin Johnson leads Jaguars receivers

    Around the NFL: Colt McCoy plays for Giants; Collin Johnson leads Jaguars receivers
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- New York quarterback Colt McCoy made his first NFL appearance in over year, filling in for the injured Daniel Jones during the second half of the Giants' game against Cincinnati.The former Texas Longhorns quarterback completed six of his 10 passes for 31 yards as the Giants defeated the Bengals 19-17 for a share of the lead in the NFC East. Jones left in the third quarter, sustaining a hamstring injury after a short pass completion.In his 10th NFL season, McCoy may be in line fo
  • UTEP suspends football activities, cancels game

    UTEP suspends football activities, cancels game
    EL PASO (AP) -- UTEP suspended football activities Sunday and called off another game after “multiple members” of the football team tested positive for COVID-19.The Miners won’t play host to Southern Miss as scheduled Friday after scrapping this weekend’s game at Rice because of the positive tests.It’s the third straight UTEP game to be called off, starting with UAB on Nov. 20 because of coronavirus issues in the UAB program. UTEP had moved the UAB game 300 miles ea
  • Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

    Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to build out a diverse White House team as well as what’s expected to be a return to a more traditional press operation.Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield will serve as Biden’s White House communications director. Jen Psaki, a longtime Democratic spokeswoman, will be his press secretary.In a different area of
  • AP POLL: Texas A&M firm at No. 5, Iowa State nears Top 10

    AP POLL: Texas A&M firm at No. 5, Iowa State nears Top 10
    AUSTIN (KXAN/AP) -- Texas A&M remained at No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll after its 20-7 win against LSU on Saturday night. The Aggies will travel to face Auburn next week. The Tigers dropped out of the polls after a 42-13 Iron Bowl loss to No. 1 Alabama. Texas eliminated from Big 12 title contention — Here’s what Tom Herman said after the lossThe Texas Longhorns are out of the Top 25 after their 23-20 loss to Iowa State on Friday, but remain in the receiving vot
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  • Longhorns OL Sam Cosmi declares for NFL Draft, opts out of remainder of 2020 season

    Longhorns OL Sam Cosmi declares for NFL Draft, opts out of remainder of 2020 season
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Longhorns junior offensive tackle Sam Cosmi is forgoing the remainder of his college eligibility and will opt out of the final games of the 2020 season as he prepares for the upcoming NFL Draft. Texas eliminated from Big 12 title contention — Here’s what Tom Herman said after the lossCosmi announced his decision on Sunday through Texas Athletics. The junior appeared in every game since his redshirt freshman season in 2018, starting in 34 of the 35 possible games. Tex
  • Zoom invite scam: Don't click that phony 'reactivate' or 'reschedule' link!

    Zoom invite scam: Don't click that phony 'reactivate' or 'reschedule' link!
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- As the pandemic pushes more and more hangouts, meetings and classes onto the virtual conferencing platform Zoom, the Better Business Bureau wants you to be aware of a new scam involving what looks like a notification from the company.Here's how this phishing scam works:You receive an email, text or social media message featuring Zoom's logo and a message saying, "Your Zoom account has been suspended. Click here to reactivate" or some similar prompt to "reschedule" a meeting.But
  • Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump

    Completed Wisconsin recount confirms Biden's win over Trump
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin finished a recount of its presidential results on Sunday, confirming Democrat Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump in the key battleground state. Trump vowed to challenge the outcome in court even before the recount concluded.Dane County was the second and last county to finish its recount, reporting a 45-vote gain for Trump. Milwaukee County, the state's other big and overwhelmingly liberal county targeted in a recount that Trump paid for, reporte
  • Austin ISD offering COVID-19 rapid testing for on-campus students, staff starting Dec. 2

    Austin ISD offering COVID-19 rapid testing for on-campus students, staff starting Dec. 2
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Beginning Dec. 2, Austin ISD will offer three days of district-wide, drive-through rapid COVID-19 testing for all on-campus students and staff.Testing will be offered at Burger Stadium, Dobie Middle School, Mendez Middle School, Navarro Early College High School, Northeast Early College High School and Travis Early College High School.Service dates and times for all locations will be from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2; and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4.Items that will be needed
  • Arrest footage released after Central Texas police accused of excessive force with Black 18-year-old

    Arrest footage released after Central Texas police accused of excessive force with Black 18-year-old
    SCHERTZ, Texas (NBC News/KXAN) -- Officials have released body and dash cam video of officers arresting an 18-year-old Black man outside his parents' home in central Texas on Nov. 2.City officials in Schertz, Texas, have released video of officers arresting Zekee Rayford after they were accused of using excessive force.In the released video, you can see patrol vehicles following the 18-year-old's car after he allegedly ran a red light.Rayford arrives home and officers are seen chasing him up to
  • SWAT team responding to barricaded suspect at Round Rock apartment

    SWAT team responding to barricaded suspect at Round Rock apartment
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) -- The Round Rock Police Department SWAT team is responding to an incident at an apartment on AW Grimes Boulevard, where a male suspect is reportedly barricaded inside.According to RRPD, officers responded to a call of shots fired and are currently trying to negotiate with the man who reportedly shot the gun.No injuries were reported.KXAN will update this with more information as it becomes available.
  • Man arrested after barricading in Round Rock apartment

    Man arrested after barricading in Round Rock apartment
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) -- Sunday morning, the Round Rock Police Department SWAT team responded to the Red Hills Villas complex on A.W. Grimes Boulevard, where a male suspect was barricaded in an apartment.According to RRPD, officers responded to a call of shots fired at about 7 a.m.Officers said they were attempting to negotiate with the suspect. He was taken into custody at 10:40 a.m., Round Rock PD said.No injuries were reported.Traffic on A.W. Grimes Boulevard is currently shut down from Ga
  • 38-year-old man arrested after barricading himself in Round Rock apartment

    38-year-old man arrested after barricading himself in Round Rock apartment
    ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) — Sunday morning, the Round Rock Police Department SWAT team responded to the Red Hills Villas complex on A.W. Grimes Boulevard, where a male suspect was barricaded in an apartment.According to RRPD, officers responded to a call of shots fired at about 7 a.m.Officers said they were attempting to negotiate with the suspect. He was taken into custody at 10:40 a.m., Round Rock PD said.No injuries were reported.Police later identified him as 38-year-old Brandon Frazier
  • Widespread freeze expected this week

    Widespread freeze expected this week
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A reinforcing shot of cold air will move through tonight, bringing much colder temperatures to start the work week. Blustery winds will keep Monday's morning lows cold, but above freezing.MONDAY MORNING TEMPS - light freeze west, cold elsewhereMonday night into Tuesday looks to be the coldest night of the season thus far with a widespread freeze likely - including the Austin metro. Some areas in the Hill Country could even see a hard freeze (prolonged period of below freezing te
  • Subfreezing winds chills Monday, widespread freeze Tuesday

    Subfreezing winds chills Monday, widespread freeze Tuesday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A reinforcing shot of cold air will move through tonight, bringing much colder temperatures to start the work week.
    Monday morning lows will dip down to the 30s and 40s... but with a stout north wind, will feel more like sub-freezing temps (wind chills: 28°-32°) through late morning. Be sure to bundle up before heading out!A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for parts of the Hill Country from 4AM to 9AM Monday morning.Monday afternoon will fall well short of average with highs
  • Subfreezing winds chills Monday, subfreezing temps Tuesday

    Subfreezing winds chills Monday, subfreezing temps Tuesday
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- A reinforcing shot of cold air will move through tonight, bringing much colder temperatures to start the work week.
    Monday morning lows will dip down to the 30s and 40s... but with a stout north wind, will feel more like sub-freezing temps (wind chills: 28°-32°) through late morning. Be sure to bundle up before heading out!A FREEZE WARNING is in effect for parts of the Hill Country from 4AM to 9AM Monday morning.Monday afternoon will fall well short of average with highs
  • State of Texas: Mask mandate pushback, crime bills, Dead & Undone investigation

    State of Texas: Mask mandate pushback, crime bills, Dead & Undone investigation
    AUSTIN (Nexstar) — As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state, local officials are looking at ways to increase compliance without overstepping Gov. Greg Abbott’s mandates.In the Panhandle, hospital systems have been strained for nearly a month.“Right now, Amarillo does not have enough ICU beds. We don’t have any hospitals, or ventilators, telemetry units—you go to one hospital and the lab people are sick,” Dr. Whit Walker with Texas Tech Physicians ex
  • No. 5 Texas A&M beats LSU 20-7 behind Spiller, stellar defense

    No. 5 Texas A&M beats LSU 20-7 behind Spiller, stellar defense
    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Spiller ran for 141 yards and a touchdown and Buddy Johnson returned an interception for a score in No. 5 Texas A&M’s 20-7 victory over LSU on Saturday night.Texas A&M extended its winning streak to five games in its first contest since Nov. 7 after the team couldn’t play the last two weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak. Texas A&M's games against Ole Miss and Tennessee were pushed back to December.The Aggies offense struggled
  • Clearing skies and chilly temperatures to close out November

    Clearing skies and chilly temperatures to close out November
    AUSTIN (KXAN) -- Skies are cloudy this morning, but we'll see them quickly move out as the low pressure responsible for yesterday's rain moves out of the area. All of Central Texas picked up some healthy, soaking rains yesterday.Updated rain totals as of 6AMThis soaking rain could not have come soon enough as the majority of us have seen little to no rain for the month of November. While this rain won't eliminate the drought, it will put a major dent in it with some areas seeing a surplus of rai
  • Local shops see increase in foot traffic for Small Business Saturday, but nowhere near breaking even

    Local shops see increase in foot traffic for Small Business Saturday, but nowhere near breaking even
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — This year, local businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. While several have resorted to reducing staff, limiting store hours or shutting down completely, they're now relying on 'Small Business Saturday' to boost them into 2021.
    "These shops have been here longer than I have," said Shopper Ryan Nail. "To be able to support the community in that way, I take pride in that."
    Despite COVID-19concerns, South Congress saw an effort from community members to suppo
  • Local shops see increase in foot traffic for Small Business Saturday, but no where near breaking even

    Local shops see increase in foot traffic for Small Business Saturday, but no where near breaking even
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — This year, local businesses have been hit especially hard by the pandemic. While several have resorted to reducing staff, limiting store hours or shutting down completely, they're now relying on 'Small Business Saturday' to boost them into 2021.
    "These shops have been here longer than I have," said Shopper Ryan Nail. "To be able to support the community in that way, I take pride in that."
    Despite COVID-19concerns, South Congress saw an effort from community members to suppo
  • AP sources: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks

    AP sources: NFL DQs Broncos QBs for not wearing masks
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos won't have any of their four quarterbacks available Sunday when they face the New Orleans Saints because of coronavirus concerns.Starter Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were deemed high-risk close contacts with No. 3 quarterback Jeff Driskel on Wednesday, the day before Driskel tested positive for COVID-19.A person familiar with the league's investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the se
  • Second stimulus checks: Here's how Biden might try to boost the economy

    Second stimulus checks: Here's how Biden might try to boost the economy
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR/THE CONVERSATION) -- President-elect Joe Biden has said fixing the economy will be one of his administration’s top priorities when he takes office in January. R. Andrew Butters, assistant professor of business economics and public policy at Indiana University and a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, explains the challenges Biden will face and what kind of stimulus the U.S. will need.1. What are the top economic challenges facing Biden?The
  • Texas State football honors murdered teammate before Saturday's game

    Texas State football honors murdered teammate before Saturday's game
    SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) -- Texas State football honored fallen teammate Khambrail Winters before Saturday's regular season finale against Coastal Carolina.Winters was killed Tuesday night after a shooting at a San Marcos apartment complex, according to the San Marcos Police Department. Texas State football player shot, killed at apartment complex; 2 charged with murderWinters' No. 1 jersey remained in the Bobcats' locker room surrounded by white roses. A decal with the 20 year old's initials wa
  • Austin Trail of Lights opens with sold out night

    Austin Trail of Lights opens with sold out night
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin's holiday tradition kicked off with a sold out night but it looked a little different this year.
    Tonight, the 56th Annual Austin Trail of Lights held its premiere at Zilker Park starting at 5:45 p.m. This year the annual light display is a drive-through event due to COVID-19. The dates for the event were also extended by two weeks, running from Nov. 28 to Jan. 3.In a year of cancellations, 56th annual Trail of Lights still beams as Austin traditionThe limited $95 pre
  • Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election

    Pennsylvania high court rejects lawsuit challenging election
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Saturday night threw out a lower court's order preventing the state from certifying dozens of contests on its Nov. 3 election ballot in the latest lawsuit filed by Republicans attempting to thwart President-elect Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state.The state Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, threw out the three-day-old order, saying the underlying lawsuit was filed months after the expiration of a time limit in Pennsylv
  • NBA says Kobe's delayed Hall induction coming in May 2021

    NBA says Kobe's delayed Hall induction coming in May 2021
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will finally enter the Basketball Hall of Fame in May 2021.The NBA said Saturday that the delayed Hall of Fame weekend — it was to have taken place in Springfield, Massachusetts in August, before being pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic — will be held from May 13-15.Bryant, Duncan and Garnett — with a combined 48 All-Star Game selections and 11 NBA championships between them — were the

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