Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Judge Rules Portion of New Abortion Law Unconstitutional

An federal judge in Austin ruled Friday afternoon that the portion of Texas' new abortion law requiring medical and structural upgrades is unconstitutional. Our Alese Underwood spoke with both sides of the debate and tells us what's next. 9:50 AM

Researchers from Texas A&M's Transportation Institute used traffic data from TxDOT to build a list of the most-congested roads in Texas, and Austin streets ranked as some of the highest.

9:38 AM

The University of Texas Longhorns have their first home game of the year tonight. People began lining up to start tailgating early this morning. Our Chris Cybulski dropped by some tailgates to chat with Longhorn fans.

11:58 AM

Driver Found Guilty in Deadly 2012 Wreck on Guadalupe

On Friday, Linda Woodman was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and manslaughter in connection with a deadly wreck outside the Wheatsville Co-Op in 2012. Court is now hearing witnesses in the punishment phase.

2:44 PM

Separate Overnight Motorcycle Wrecks Kill 2

Two people are dead after separate overnight wrecks. The first happened on Highway 183 and Planeview Drive around midnight. The second wreck happened on Highway 290 near Berkman Road at around 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

12:50 PM

Houston Judge Assigned to Greg Kelley Case

A judge out of Houston will decide if Greg Kelley, the former Leander High School football player who was convicted last month of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy at an in-home daycare, will get a new trial.

10:42 AM





Exclusive: Perry’s Taxpayer Funded Legal Bill Hits Six Figures

Gov. Rick Perry spent nearly $133,000 in state money on his legal defense – more than the $80,000 previously reported. The governor faces two felony charges stemming from his 2013 threat to cut funding to the Public Integrity Unit if Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg did not resign following her drunken driving conviction. 08/29/2014 03:50 PM


Round Rock Elects Interim City Manager

The Round Rock City Council elected Assistant City Manager Laurie Hadley as the interim city manager Thursday night. She'll be replacing current City Manager Steve Norwood when she starts the job Oct. 1. 10:30 AM


Abbott Says Plastic Bag Bans are Illegal

In a five-page attorney general's opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting or charging a fee, for solid waste management purposes, for "the use of a container or package in a manner not authorized by state law.'' Austin currently has a plastic bag ban in effect. 08/29/2014 04:27 PM


Council Approves Renewable Energy Plan at Last Minute

Austin Energy has to be carbon emissions free by 2030. The city council changed its mind at the last minute Thursday night and approved the renewable energy plan. As our City Reporter Jeff Stensland explains, no Austin Energy officials were there when council members made the decision. 08/29/2014 09:55 AM


New Cellphone Ban Could Hit Businesses in the Pocket

Thursday night, the city council voted unanimously to ban the use of cellphones and other electronics while a car or bike is in motion. It may be months away, but Austin's new electronic device ordinance is already affecting local drivers. One local business owner tells our Mitch Goulding she already plans to shell out money to get up to code. Updated 11:20 AM

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