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Austin police investigate Chase bank robbery

Earlier Monday morning, police responded to an attempted bank robbery at the Capitol One in the 9600 block of North Lamar near ...

GOP lt. gov. candidates to face off in Round Rock

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and his GOP challenger state Sen. Dan Patrick are set to meet for a forum Monday, one week ...

California officer rescues Chihuahua stranded on busy interstate

A Contra Costa County Chips officer with a big heart rescued the little dog.

Megamouth shark is only 58th ever caught or seen

She is about 13 feet long and weighs nearly 1,500 pounds.

Boulder narrowly bulldozed Massachusetts church

The boulder’s resting place came just inches away from the walls of Grace Ministries church in Saugus.

104-year-old sprints to record on birthday

He has three daughters, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Timelapse: Severe weather in Nebraska

Timelapse tower camera video of severe weather in Omaha, Neb.

2-ton shipping container is tiny green home

The Rhino Cube comes in three different styles and ranges in price from a minimum $20,000 to as high as $60,000 for one with a ...

Parachute carrying plane saves four people in crash

The plane lost power, and the pilot had to deploy the plane's parachute at about 4,000 feet above the ground.

Strong winds rip apart Nebraska farmhouse

Several tornadoes were reported in southeastern Nebraska.

Fracking causing earthquakes? Lawmakers want to know

The Subcommittee on Seismic Activity will hear from experts Monday at the State Capitol.

Family escapes house fire in Del Valle safely

Smoke detectors woke up the three people inside the home, who managed to get out quickly.

Austin mom, daughter graduate college together

This Mother's Day went down in history for one Central Texas mom. She reached a major milestone and hopes her actions ...

Austin organization focusing on safer streets celebrates launch

A push to make Austin's streets safer is gaining traction.

2 dead, 1 injured in Smithville shootings

Smithville police are investigating a series of shootings Sunday afternoon. Police say the suspect shot and killed a man who ...

Killeen police officer shot Friday dies from injuries

KILLEEN, Texas (AP/KXAN) – A Killeen, Texas police officer who was wounded in a shooting on Friday that injured three ...

Freon leak prompts AFD investigation at church

Smoke could be seen billowing out of an East Austin church following an oil leak Sunday afternoon.

Last lawsuit from A&M Bonfire collapse settled

The last remaining lawsuit arising from the deadly Texas A&M Bonfire lawsuit collapse has been settled almost 15 years ...

Chuck Hagel: Military should review transgender ban

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the military should continually review its policy barring transgender individuals from ...

Texas House panel set to vote on Hall impeachment

A group of state lawmakers have spent months investigating University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall's efforts to ...

State of Texas: In Depth – Propane prices and Lieutenant Governor race

On this week's State of Texas: In Depth, the issues of propane prices and legislation that could help people cut the costs.

Mighty Texas Dog walk one week away

It's almost that time again! The Mighty Texas Dog Walk is only a week away.

Men who shot woman on the loose

Austin Police are searching for two men they believe are connected to a morning shooting in South Austin.

Body of missing paddleboarder found

Search teams have found the body of a paddleboarder that has been missing since Saturday.

Millions approved for several districts; Eanes ISD voters shoot down bond

Bond money for several area school districts is on the line Saturday.

New leaders elected in several area cities

Voters in several Central Texas cities elected mayors on Saturday.

Round Rock ISD voters pass $300 million bonds

Voters approved a nearly $300 million bond package Saturday for the Round Rock Independent School District.

Woman charged with abducting Stephenville baby

A West Texas woman has been charged with aggravated kidnapping after a baby was abducted from outside a home in Stephenville ...

Texas officer who shot armed 93-year-old fired

Officials in a small Central Texas town voted Saturday to fire a police officer who shot and killed an armed 93-year-old woman ...

Runners hope to end bullying

Early risers in Del Valle on Saturday morning saw runners getting ready to take on bullies.

Court rules “pole tax” at strip clubs legal

A state appeals court has ruled a $5-per-customer tax at Texas strip clubs is legal.

Slimming down for your swimsuit body

Those temperatures are rising and that may make you want to go swimsuit shopping. If you feel like you need a little help, ...

Supply drop provides video games for the troops

One non-profit is trying to supply our troops with a fun way to unwind.

Helpful links for knowing where to cast your ballot

Saturday is voting day in Central Texas. KXAN will be tracking close to 120 local races.

Mom’s project makes it easy to choose summer camp

One mother's struggle to find the right summer camp for her children paved the way for a website dedicated to making the ...

Strokes are preventable if you know the warning signs

They kill close to 130,000 Americans each year. Estimates show one person dies every four minutes from a stroke.

Weekend Gardener: Perfect grasses when saving water

On this week's Weekend Gardener segment, host John Dromgoole explains the best grasses to use when trying to save water.

Kingsland voters express opposition to Llano ISD bond

Voters in the Llano School District will consider a $33 million bond package on Saturday.

Concrete trucks pouring for 24-hours

If there was ever any turning back on downtown Austin's massive new state-of-the-art library, it's too late now. The ...

Texas sues Xerox over Medicaid dental claims

Texas on Friday dropped Xerox Corp. as its longtime Medicaid claims processor and sued the company to recover hundreds of ...

Mom gets 5 years for crash that killed daughter

A mother was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years probation for the crash that killed her 4-year-old daughter last ...

Suspension remains for embattled veterinarian

The vet who allegedly told clients he would euthanize their pets but instead kept the animals alive in cages at his Fort Worth ...

Car thief caught on charity’s security camera

The security camera at Central Austin non-profit Manos de Cristo caught a car thief Thursday evening.

Blind high school vaulter nearly medals at state meet

A blind high school pole vaulter cleared three heights at the Texas state championships to finish fourth, one spot short of a ...

Plano to vote on Toyota US headquarters agreement

The city of Plano is scheduled to vote on an agreement with Toyota on Monday that moves the automaker's U.S. headquarters ...

Police arrest woman they say steals from gyms

Police have arrested a woman they say is known for stealing from people as they work out at the gym. She has a long list of ...

Your photos: Storm clouds, severe weather

Click through the slideshow for photos from severe weather throughout Central Texas on Tuesday, May 27.

Therapy dogs help at Dell Children's

Sometimes the best medicine doesn't come in the form of a pill. Wednesday at Dell Children's Medical Center -- it walked ...

City of Austin releases SXSW safety study results

On Wednesday Austin released the results of the city's safety study on South by Southwest.

Students help child diagnosed with leukemia

Students at Harmony Science Academy are giving beyond their ability, helping a second grader recently diagnosed with leukemia.

VA investigators: Delayed care is everywhere

Delaying medical care to veterans and manipulating records to hide those delays is "systemic throughout" the Department of ...

AISD graduation rates meet all-time high

Graduation rates at Austin ISD have reached an all-time high of 82.5 percent, according to district officials.

Veterans hospital wait times investigated in Texas

The Department of Veterans Affairs is investigating scheduling practices at its hospitals in Texas as part of a nationwide ...

911 tape released for missing child found dead in creek

A 3-year-old Caldwell County child went missing near a local creek at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, was found dead according to ...

Van De Putte ready to face Patrick in lt gov race

Riding a wave of Tea party victories in Tuesday's Republican primary runoffs, state Sen. Dan Patrick summed up the conservative ...

LCRA gives outlook on lakes and drought

Looking at the rains we had this week, it's a sight for sore eyes.

Sheriff’s Office neglects attempted abduction report for 6 days

An administrative error is what led to a six day delay of notification after an attempted abduction was reported in Dripping ...

Late-night parking on Sixth Street to end

Due to growing crowds on 6th Street, parking will now be closed between Red River Street and Brazos Street on certain days.

Hall of Fame jockey suiting up in Pink for a cause

Tami Purcell Burklund retired from Quarter horse racing with a winning career. She rode more than 9,400 horses with more than ...

Potential for flooding and severe storms Monday and into evening

More hot weather will wrap up our Mother's Day weekend before a system brings the threat of severe thunderstorms and flash ...

Attorney: Rosemary Lehmberg was ‘smashed’ when arrested for drunken driving

10:15 a.m. update: Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg has failed to follow ...

Man killed in northwestern Travis County crash

One man was killed overnight in a single-vehicle crash along RM 620 in northwestern Travis ...

Fog advisory expires; chill, drizzle stick around

10 a.m. update: A dense fog advisory issued for Central Texas Monday morning has ...

Teen turns T-shirts into cash for Bastrop Animal Rescue

Bastrop High School senior Emily Boujemaa recently donated $250 to Bastrop Animal Rescue Inc. from ...

San Marcos making switch to back-in street parking

San Marcos is making a controversial change to downtown that has divided residents in a ...

Travis County authorities report 100 crashes on icy roads, warn of Monday night freeze

Travis County emergency crews responded to a surge of at least 100 crashes on freezing ...

Train issues closes Oltorf near South Lamar again

6:30 a.m. update: A train that was blocking an intersection in the area ...

Plan for Auditorium Shores, including smaller dog area, heads to a vote

The Austin parks department’s vision for a new, much smaller off-leash dog area at ...

Hays school district plans $60 million bond proposal for May ballot

The Hays school district is working on a nearly $60 million bond proposal to put ...

Season for Caring: Energy efficiency coming to Del Castillo family’s home

When Amplify Credit Union decided to adopt Statesman Season for Caring recipient 76-year-old Ethel Black ...

Wear: New stop sign has West Austin motorists boiling

Commuting west out of downtown Austin — on the best days already a pain in the ...

Shot and killed in Libya, Ronald Smith’s life and words honored by his church

On the video screen, Ronald Thomas Smith II began to speak about the Book of ...

10-year-old boy killed in hit-and-run near Austin airport

A boy was killed in a hit-and-run near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Saturday night, according to ...

Colleagues: Judge David Peeples not driven by politics

Politics have colored many of the plot twists in the months that have followed Travis ...

Achievements: Two earn Eagle Scout honors, UT professor wins Honda Prize

Students earn Eagle Scout awardThe following students have earned the rank of Eagle Scout ...

Community Briefing: Austin Humane Society reopens to public; Georgetown transferring tract to Round Rock

TRAVIS COUNTYNORTH AUSTINAustin Humane Society reopensThe Austin Humane Society has reopened to ...

Top local stories of the week

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Buda hosts Trail of Lights event; City of Austin adopts new parking plan for Zilker Park

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Austin Empty Bowl Project has leftovers

Hundreds of people ranging from professional potters to Girl Scouts make clay bowls each year ...

97-year-old woman still monitoring Austin’s electric rates

At the age of 97, Shudde Fath is still serving on Austin’s Electric Utility ...