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Austin Fire Department
December 14, 2018 - 10:18 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Fire destroyed a home in northeast Austin Friday morning, displacing a family of three and leaving a pet missing in the blaze. Crews responded to a two-story home in the 12000 block of Zeller Lane, just southeast of Interstate 35 and Parmer Lane just before 8 a.m. Strong winds made...
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December 14, 2018 - 9:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- 2018 will go out with a record-breaking holiday travel season, according to numbers released Thursday by AAA. The forecast says 9.1 million Texans will travel, joining more than one third of Americans traveling to enjoy the holidays with family and friends - or just to get away. A...
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December 14, 2018 - 8:50 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Police say a man was found dead inside a Northwest Austin apartment, hours after a woman escaped the same apartment with gunshot wounds. Officers responded to the Estates on Quarry Lake Apartments in the 4600 block of Seton Center Parkway, near U.S. 183 and Braker Lane, just after...
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December 13, 2018 - 11:43 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Gas prices are down again across the Austin area this week, according to the latest AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Austin metro is $2.10, down four cents from last week and eight cents cheaper than a year ago. The decline is...
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December 13, 2018 - 5:31 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Officials have cancelled Thursday night's Trail of Lights festivities with strong winds blowing through the area. A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 a.m. Friday morning for much of the Austin area. Due to the current wind advisory, the Trail of Lights and City of Austin have...
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Austin ISD Police Department
December 13, 2018 - 4:02 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin ISD officials cancelled Thursday classes at Bowie High School after the campus was damaged overnight, and now say the school will remain closed on Friday as well. District officials say a number of windows and other 'considerable damage' was done to the campus - Austin ISD's...
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FILE - In this May 31, 2018, file photo, customers enter the Apple store, in New York. Apple will build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, break ground on smaller locations in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, California, and over the next three years will expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Colorado. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 13, 2018 - 1:56 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin, Texas, that will create at least 5,000 jobs ranging from engineers to call-center agents while adding more luster to a Southwestern city that has already become a bustling tech hub. The decision, announced Thursday, comes 11...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:26 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Strong, gusty winds will batter the Austin area Thursday in the wake of a passing cold front. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 a.m. Thursday morning until 6 a.m. Friday. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected to spread across the area, with stronger gusts up to 40 mph...
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Austin Police Department
December 12, 2018 - 1:41 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Austin Police are asking for the public's help in the case of a man found dead in Shoal Creek downtown last week . Police say 48-year old Randy Alan Lexvold was found in Shoal Creek near the 800 block of West 6th Street on December 7 around 8:45 a.m., after a witness flagged down...
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December 12, 2018 - 9:12 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Facing a budget deficit for the third year in a row, Austin ISD officials are trying to find cost savings in the neighborhood of $55 million. A draft plan put in front of AISD trustees Monday night calls for 12 schools to be shut down over the next three years as one option, saving...
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