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January 02, 2019 - 7:44 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The first workday of 2019 for many will be wet and cold, according to forecasters. A large upper-level trough currently sitting over New Mexico will bring a chance for freezing rain to the northwest Hill Country and Edwards Plateau. Accumulations, if any, will be less than a tenth...
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courtesy Austin Fire Department
January 01, 2019 - 11:40 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- First responders spent much of the first morning of 2019 cleaning up a multi-vehicle pileup on State Highway 130. The Travis County Sheriff's Office says its deputies responded to a multi-car crash in the 1400 block of SH 130 southbound near Harold Green Road just after 1 a.m...
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Dreamstime
December 31, 2018 - 10:58 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Police are investigating a suspicious death on the city's east side Monday evening. A 911 caller on a bicycle around 5:30 p.m. Monday reported seeing what he thought was a body along the woodline in the 7000 block of Ed Bluestein Boulevard. The witness took police and medics back...
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December 30, 2018 - 10:08 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- A rollover crash claimed the life of one man and injured another early Sunday morning near the airport, officials said. First responders were called to the 1700 block of East Texas 71, near U.S. 183 just after 2:15 a.m. When medics arrived, they found a male believed to be in his...
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December 28, 2018 - 9:39 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- City officials have re-opened the Barton Creek Greenbelt following Wednesday night's storms. Officials closed the Greenbelt and Barton Creek to the public Thursday morning for safety reasons. A day later, the greenbelt still has some areas of standing water, and the creek is still...
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December 27, 2018 - 10:39 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Gas prices across the Austin area have hit the $2.00 mark on average, according to the latest numbers from AAA Texas. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in the Austin area is $2.00, down 4 cents from last week and 17 cents from this time last year. Across the state...
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December 27, 2018 - 10:28 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- The City of Austin will host a public memorial service to honor former Austin Mayor Gus Garcia on January 5. Garcia, who died earlier this month at the age of 84, spent 40 years serving the Austin community in one capacity or another - from an Austin ISD school board trustee in the...
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December 27, 2018 - 7:04 pm
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Richard Arvin Overton, the nation's oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man, and a long-time Austin resident, died Thursday at an Austin rehab facility due to complications from pneumonia. He was 112 years old. A funeral service is set for January 12 at Shoreline...
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December 27, 2018 - 9:21 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Following last night's storms, the City of Austin has closed the Barton Creek Greenbelt until further notice. Officials say the storms left water, debris and erosion on the greenbelt's trails. The closure also applies to Barton Creek, due to rapidly moving water and unstable...
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Austin Fire Department
December 27, 2018 - 7:41 am
AUSTIN (KJCE) -- Following last night's heavy rains, crews worked several high-water rescues across the area Thursday morning. Around 1 a.m. in the 6000 block of Spicewood Springs Road in northwest Austin, a woman called 9-1-1 as her vehicle began to float away. First responders guided her to the...
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