Local & State

Austin Fire Department
May 28, 2017 - 10:05 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The storms that pushed through the Austin area Sunday night kept Austin firefighters busy with a number of fires sparked by lightning. One of the first was reported in the 1100 block of Mason, near Springdale and 12th Street. Firefighters say the fire did about $120,000 in damage and...
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May 28, 2017 - 9:57 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Texas is taking another crack at overhauling the state's voter ID law, after the House and Senate both approved a compromise Sunday to send the bill to the governor. Senate Bill 5, which passed the House Sunday by a 92-56 vote, codifies much of the court-imposed changes that were made...
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May 28, 2017 - 4:04 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Will we end up with a special session of the 85th Texas Legislature? Only Greg Abbott knows, but all signs appear likely. The Texas House and Senate spent part of Sunday afternoon fighting with each other, over the chambers' disagreements over the so-called bathroom bill and a measure...
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City of Austin/ABIA
May 28, 2017 - 1:07 pm
(Austin/KJCE) A group of Purple Heart recipients from around the area are getting the "trip of a lifetime" to Washington D.C. this Memorial Day weekend. Austin Honor Flight #43 departed Austin-Bergstrom International Airport just before noon this morning, headed for Ronald Reagan National Airport...
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NOAA
May 28, 2017 - 9:40 am
Strong to possibly severe storms may impact the Austin area over the next few hours. Follow the latest on our Stormwatch live blog. 9:45pm: The National Weather Service has canceled the Severe Thunderstorm Watch early for the metro area. Scattered showers will continue for the next few hours. 9:...
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Dreamstime
May 27, 2017 - 6:13 pm
(Austin/KJCE) The only bill constitutionally required to be passed by the Legislature has been given its blessing. A $217 billion budget, approved Saturday afternoon by a 135-14 vote in the House and a 30-1 vote in the Senate, provides state funding for the next two years. The budget compromise...
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May 27, 2017 - 2:56 pm
(KJCE) Capital Metro will run a holiday schedule Monday in observance of Memorial Day. The transit agency will run its normal Sunday-level schedule; there will be no MetroRail, UT Shuttle or E-Bus service. All MetroAccess subscription trips will be automatically canceled. Customers who need to keep...
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May 27, 2017 - 12:47 pm
(KJCE) 20 years ago today, one of the deadliest severe weather outbreaks to hit Central Texas unfolded - including the only F5 tornado ever recorded in the Austin metro. May 27, 1997 is a day that many in Jarrell, on the northern edge of Williamson County, will never forget. That's where an F5...
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Dreamstime
May 27, 2017 - 11:40 am
(Austin/KJCE) Austin Police say they recovered a body in North Austin Saturday morning. Police were called to the southbound frontage road of Interstate 35 near East Parmer Lane around 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. When they arrived, they found the body of what is believed to be a transient. The...
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May 26, 2017 - 8:05 pm
(Austin/KJCE) Lower license fees for carrying a handgun in the state are on their way, after Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 16 into law Friday. The bill reduces the first-time license fee from $140 to $40; it also reduces the renewal fee, due every 5 years, from $70 down to $40. The bill...
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