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12/08/2022

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. In this First Warning Weather University lesson, we explain how weather conditions played a role.

Celine Dion revealed to her fans she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that affects about 1 or 2 peop...
12/08/2022
Celine Dion diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome: What is it?

Celine Dion revealed to her fans she has been diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder that affects about 1 or 2 people per million

Celine Dion revealed to her fans Thursday she has been diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that affects about 1 or 2 people per million, according to Johns Hopkins Me…

 | Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian a...
12/08/2022

| Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. FULL STORY: https://kxan.tv/3Hl3iKE

One person was pinned inside their vehicle and had to be rescued, ATCEMS said.
12/08/2022
1 taken to hospital after crash on SH 71 westbound

One person was pinned inside their vehicle and had to be rescued, ATCEMS said.

One person was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a crash on State Highway 71 westbound near Brandt Drive in southeast Austin.

Are you planning a trip to a Texas state park this month for holiday festivities? Here's what you need to know:
12/08/2022
Texas state parks commencing holiday happenings throughout December

Are you planning a trip to a Texas state park this month for holiday festivities? Here's what you need to know:

Anyone planning a trip to a Texas state park are encouraged to reserve their day pass in advance, since some parks expect to reach their capacity limit.

The Manor Police Department said the crash happened at 10:21 p.m. Wednesday near U.S. Highway 290 and FM 973.
12/08/2022
1 young woman dead, 1 teen hurt in Manor crash

The Manor Police Department said the crash happened at 10:21 p.m. Wednesday near U.S. Highway 290 and FM 973.

The Manor Police Department says the crash happened at 10:21 p.m. near U.S. Highway 290 and FM 973.

12/08/2022

Near-record warmth again today... but our days in the 80s are numbered. A look at the timing of our next cold front (VIDEO):

- Meteorologist Kristen Currie

Police took the juvenile into custody and said the incident is still under investigation, but there is no active threat ...
12/08/2022
Juvenile in custody after social media threats against Cedar Park High School

Police took the juvenile into custody and said the incident is still under investigation, but there is no active threat to the school.

The Cedar Park Police Department was made aware of the threats Wednesday and made contact with the juvenile accused of making the threats, the department said on Facebook.

12/08/2022

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An off-duty Chicago police officer vacationing in Florida was arrested Monday after he was caught peeing into an ice mac...
12/08/2022
Off-duty Chicago officer accused of urinating in ice machine at Florida bar

An off-duty Chicago police officer vacationing in Florida was arrested Monday after he was caught peeing into an ice machine while at a bar in St. Petersburg, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.

An off-duty Chicago police officer vacationing in Florida was arrested Monday after he was caught peeing into an ice machine while at a bar in St. Petersburg, according to the Pinellas County Sheri…

“These settlements will put meaningful compensation in hands of victims and their families, get real funds to schools fo...
12/08/2022
Juul settles more than 5,000 lawsuits for undisclosed amount

“These settlements will put meaningful compensation in hands of victims and their families, get real funds to schools for abatement programs and help government and tribal entities prevent youth use of e-cigarettes across the U.S.”

E-cigarette company Juul announced on Tuesday it has settled more than 5,000 lawsuits for an undisclosed amount after claims mounted over Juul’s marketing practices and plagued the company’s financ…

Cases of canine influenza are surging in Texas. A Veterinary Medicine Professor explains what to look out for and how to...
12/08/2022
Cases of canine flu surge in Texas, what to watch out for

Cases of canine influenza are surging in Texas. A Veterinary Medicine Professor explains what to look out for and how to protect your pup.

Cases of canine influenza are surging in Texas. A Veterinary Medicine Professor explains what to look out for and how to protect your pup.

“It’s an incredibly difficult process. And there are a number of regulatory barriers that stand in the way of folks comp...
12/08/2022
Texas Public Policy Foundation: State shifts focus toward adopting post Roe V. Wade, thousands of kids need home each year

“It’s an incredibly difficult process. And there are a number of regulatory barriers that stand in the way of folks completing the process,” Associate Vice President of Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation, Andrew Brown said.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the state has shifted its focus to get more people to adopt, but what efforts are actually being made in the already tough…

Aamir Ali went missing while he was on a camping trip at Canyon Lake with friends over the weekend. He went for a walk a...
12/08/2022
Body of missing former University of Houston student found in Canyon Lake

Aamir Ali went missing while he was on a camping trip at Canyon Lake with friends over the weekend. He went for a walk alone, but didn't return. His friends later found his clothing and personal items by the lake's shore

Aamir Ali went missing while he was on a camping trip at Canyon Lake with friends over the weekend.

A report outlines six different issues: from concerns the PUC is “woefully under-resourced”, to potential improvements f...
12/08/2022
Legislative review finds utility regulators ‘woefully under-resourced’ as they work to fix Texas’ power grid

A report outlines six different issues: from concerns the PUC is “woefully under-resourced”, to potential improvements for the current decision-making processes among leadership and the need for better communication for the public.

Sunset staff have been reviewing the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC), which regulates the electric market and water resources, along with the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) …

12/08/2022

Record high temperature set today | Here's when a cold snap is coming to Texas

Currently, 47 states have a secretary of state position — with Alaska, Hawaii and Utah the sole three without that role....
12/08/2022
Texas will have a new secretary of state Jan. 1. What role do they play in state politics?

Currently, 47 states have a secretary of state position — with Alaska, Hawaii and Utah the sole three without that role. The majority of states elect officials into the role; however, Texas isn’t the only state where the position is appointed.

Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday State Sen. Jan Nelson will fill the position, marking her the 115th secretary of state for Texas. But what exactly is the role of a secretary of state?

“I was shocked when I went online yesterday or two days ago and all the tickets were sold out”
12/08/2022
Ballet Austin’s ‘The Nutcracker’ sells out for first time in history

“I was shocked when I went online yesterday or two days ago and all the tickets were sold out”

AUSTIN (KXAN) — For the first time in Ballet Austin’s history their production of the Nutcracker has sold out for every show. “I was shocked when I went online yesterday or two days ago…

“What we’re seeing is kind of an average about 20%,” said Rich Johnson, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texa...
12/08/2022
Why Texans’ car insurance rates are going up

“What we’re seeing is kind of an average about 20%,” said Rich Johnson, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas. He said rates have steadily increased since around 2017, but this is a bigger spike than usual.

A spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas said that rates have been steadily increasing since around 2017, but this is a bigger spike than usual.

The piano will become a part of Dell Children’s music therapy program, according to the medical center.
12/08/2022
Donated electric piano from Coldplay arrives at Dell Children’s

The piano will become a part of Dell Children’s music therapy program, according to the medical center.

On Tuesday, Texas Music Project, a charitable organization that promotes the benefits of music education to at-risk youth in Texas, donated a Yamaha electric piano from rock band Coldplay to Dell C…

While 75-year-old Emily Salazar will be the one accepting the degree Friday, she said it's a reflection of all her famil...
12/08/2022
75-year-old to graduate St. Edward’s with doctorate degree

While 75-year-old Emily Salazar will be the one accepting the degree Friday, she said it's a reflection of all her family, students and loved ones who've championed her journey through higher education.

St. Edward’s University will host its fall commencement this Friday, including the first students earning their doctorate degree from the university’s new doctorate program.

This might be the perfect Christmas present for your little one... Sesame Street Live! is headed to the H-E-B Center in ...
12/07/2022
Sesame Street Live! headed to H-E-B Center in Cedar Park

This might be the perfect Christmas present for your little one... Sesame Street Live! is headed to the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23

Elmo, Big Bird and other Sesame Street favorites are making a stop in Central Texas just before Christmas.

Those interested in adopting the roosters would undergo a sanctuary screening before the animals are released in their c...
12/07/2022
Want a rooster? Austin Animal Center has 32 available for adoption

Those interested in adopting the roosters would undergo a sanctuary screening before the animals are released in their custody, the Austin Animal Center and Austin Pets Alive! said in a release.

The Austin Police Department’s animal cruelty unit seized nine hens and 34 roosters during a “cockfighting bust” on Nov. 10.

Texas is the latest state to issue a ban of the app for state agencies, following South Dakota and Maryland, both of whi...
12/07/2022
Gov. Abbott issues ban of TikTok on government-issued devices

Texas is the latest state to issue a ban of the app for state agencies, following South Dakota and Maryland, both of which have issued similar bans to Texas’ within the last week.

The governor said in a press release that the ban is due to growing threat of the Chinese Communist Party gaining access to critical U.S. information.

STOLEN HUMVEE: San Marcos PD says an up-armored Humvee was stolen from the U.S. Army Reserve Center in late November. No...
12/07/2022

STOLEN HUMVEE: San Marcos PD says an up-armored Humvee was stolen from the U.S. Army Reserve Center in late November. Now, authorities are trying to find it. MORE: https://trib.al/vqsT8rT

12/07/2022

For this First Warning Weather University, we're looking back on the Attack on Pearl Harbor and how weather played a role. FORECAST: https://kxan.tv/3FzKu9e

Lawmakers have struggled to pass statutory changes to the TCOLE, amid tensions with law enforcement groups over how much...
12/07/2022
Years-long struggle to reform TCOLE may end this legislative session

Lawmakers have struggled to pass statutory changes to the TCOLE, amid tensions with law enforcement groups over how much power the agency should wield over officers.

Sunset Advisory Commission members expressed concern over the drawn-out, years-long process of reforming the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, but they did appear to agree on a few changes they …

Hemos traducido el debate entre candidatos por alcalde — Celia Israel y Kirk Watson — que sucedió la semana pasada. Léel...
12/07/2022
TRANSCRIPCÓN: Debate del alcalde de Austin entre Celia Israel y Kirk Watson

Hemos traducido el debate entre candidatos por alcalde — Celia Israel y Kirk Watson — que sucedió la semana pasada. Léelo en su totalidad aquí y compártelo con sus amigos antes de votar

Celia Israel y Kirk Watson se dirigen a una elección de desempate después de que ninguno obtuviera más del 50% de los votos durante las elecciones del 8 de noviembre.

We've added 17 more counties to our comprehensive map of the Texas gubernatorial election. We now have precinct-level re...
12/07/2022
A comprehensive map of how Texans voted in the 2022 gubernatorial election

We've added 17 more counties to our comprehensive map of the Texas gubernatorial election. We now have precinct-level results for 161 counties across the state.

How did your neighborhood vote? Use our interactive map to find out!

KXAN looked at precinct-level results in each county across the state to get a better picture of how Texans voted.

The Border Patrol agent on an all-terrain vehicle was tracking a group of suspects that illegally crossed the border aro...
12/07/2022
US Border Patrol agent dies in accident while on duty

The Border Patrol agent on an all-terrain vehicle was tracking a group of suspects that illegally crossed the border around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

A U.S. Border Patrol agent assigned to the McAllen Station was killed in an accident while on duty, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

12/07/2022

The end of December warmth is in sight. Meteorologist Nick Bannin shows you when temperatures fall back below normal. (VIDEO)

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This guy stole a package and mail from my mail box.Austin police doesn't pursue nonviolent crimes. Stealing mail is a felony and i have video proof. Anybody knows this guy message me.
Southwestern University featured on KXAN News as the first NCAA DIII University to announce a partnership with an NFT platform: https://bit.ly/3MAyYvR
Wow, two days in a row with Robert holding down the fort. It goes to show you, less is more. Thanks Robert.
Live at the Cowboy Breakfast kicking off this year’s Rodeo Austin 🤠

Brisket tacos, local coffee, pancakes, Blue Bell ice cream - I’ll show it all coming up on KXAN News Today.
Good luck to Raul on his next adventure! ✨
He was our morning studio technician at KXAN News. He’s going to do some video work for the
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With CDC lifting mask restrictions and Travis County rate being low per the CDC web site, why is Travis County still requiring masks in county buildings?
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Here is something KXAN might want to cover. The Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies just released their report on 20 U.S. cities where the middle class can no longer afford to live. Austin is number 18 on the list.

I guess that is one way to get those pesky workers out to free up housing for those who really belong, eh?

https://austin.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/03-01-22-austin-middle-class-cannot-afford-housing-study/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark
This is where I’ll be spending my morning. Let me know if there’s any questions you want me to ask law enforcement about use of force. KXAN News
Overjoyed to be home. Great to visit with CBS Austin and KXAN News outside the Violet Crown Clubhouse tonight, as results started to come in.
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