Local & State

February 19, 2018 - 11:52 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A man in his 70s is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Oak Hill Monday morning. Austin-Travis County EMS reported the crash around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning in the 9100 block of Towana Trail, just north of Highway 290 and Circle Drive. Medics reported a single-vehicle...
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February 18, 2018 - 5:02 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Central Texas could see a round of spring-like thunderstorms this week, bringing a chance at heavy rainfall - and potential drought relief - to the area. Forecasters say a potent upper-level storm system will sweep across Texas beginning early Tuesday through Wednesday, bringing...
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Dreamstime
February 16, 2018 - 1:04 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin's City Council voted early Friday morning to pass an ordinance requiring businesses and non-governmental employers to offer paid sick leave to all employees. The ordinance, which passed by a 9-2 vote, will go into effect beginning October 1. Micro-businesses, with five or...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Texas drivers continue to enjoy some of the cheapest gas prices in the nation, according to the latest numbers from AAA Texas. The statewide average for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel is $2.30 this week, down five cents from last week. It's the second week in a row and third...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:01 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police are seeking help in identifying a suspect in an apparent hit-and-run in late January. On Monday, January 29, at approximately 10:42 a.m., police and EMS responded to the 4800 block of Teri Road. Officers found 58-year old Leonel Hernandez injured and lying in a yard...
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TxDOT artist rendering
February 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm
AUSTN (KJCE) -- Crews opened the first lane of Austin's largest traffic roundabout Saturday afternoon, at 51st Street and Interstate 35. Roundabout is working as planned. No backup tonight at 51st Street intersection. #my35 #atxtraffic pic.twitter.com/iosDEhnB9n — TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin)...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:03 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The City of Austin is considering nine corridors for much-needed transportation and mobility improvements as part of the city's 2016 Mobility Bond. The bond designated $482 million for corridor improvements along the nine roadways, which include: North Lamar Boulevard from US Hwy...
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Korey Howell/Austin Fire Department
February 07, 2018 - 1:55 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Rhoda Mae Kerr, Austin's first female fire chief, will be stepping down from her post on on July 1. In a memo to the department released Wednesday, Kerr - a fourth-generation firefighter - says she'll be taking on the role of Fire Chief for Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, where she...
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February 06, 2018 - 2:07 pm
WASHINGTON (KJCE) -- Direct access to 9-1-1 on multiline telephone systems is one step closer to being law nationwide, after the U.S. Senate passed a national version of "Kari's Law" Tuesday. The bill, which requires multi-line phone systems commonly found in offices and hotels to offer direct...
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Dreamstime
February 02, 2018 - 3:35 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Sales tax revenues for the month of January jumped more than 9 percent, according to new numbers released by the Texas Comptroller's office Friday. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today that state sales tax revenue totaled $2.67 billion in January, 9.1 percent more than in...
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