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Heavy Traffic Expected During Holiday Weekend

Drivers might want to check the traffic before heading off on Thanksgiving vacation, as AAA is predicting 3.6 million Texas will hit the roads this week. Our Chris Cybulski was out by Interstate 35 this morning to check out the traffic. 1:19 PM

A visiting judge has denied death row inmate Rodney Reed’s request for additional DNA testing. Reed is on death row for the rape and murder of 19-year-old Stacey Stites, but his attorneys believe testing the evidence would prove his innocence. Our Alex Stockwell was in the courtroom and explains what's next for Reed.

Updated 10:14 AM

Feast of Sharing Feeds Thousands in South Austin

Thanksgiving came a couple days early for thousands of Austin area families. The Feast of Sharing took over the Palmer Events Center Tuesday evening, and as our Jeff Stensland shows us, families enjoyed more than just a hot meal.

Updated 10:38 AM

Protesters March From APD HQ to State Capitol

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Austin Police Department’s headquarters Tuesday evening to protest a grand jury’s decision to not indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Missouri teenager in August.

Updated 10:53 AM

New Sentencing for 'Bernie' Mortician

Texas' highest court has granted a new sentencing hearing for the mortician whose conviction for killing his longtime companion and storing her body in a freezer inspired the dark-comedy movie "Bernie."

11:51 AM

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Ask Dan Eaton Thanksgiving Special

Dan Eaton is helping make your Thanksgiving dinner a success! Turning the turkey upside-down this year? Confused about cold-water thawing or cooking temperatures? The Cooking at Home chef responds to your top Thanksgiving cooking questions in a special video blog.

11/25/2014 05:30 AM

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UT Journalism Expert Weighs in on Coverage of Ferguson

Overnight rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, was covered live on national television, and on Tuesday, critics took aim at the media, claiming speculation and sensationalism. Our Victoria Maranan spoke with one media expert who says it's up to journalists to keep themselves responsible. Updated 10:45 AM

AUSTIN

Capital Tonight: Open Carry in Texas?

In Tuesday's Capital Tonight, we take a look at the future of the open carry movement here in Texas and commentators Harold Cook and Ted Delisi examine the viability of the leadership challenge in the Texas House. 11/25/2014 07:15 PM

AUSTIN

Hospitals Stress Shopping Cart Safety During Holiday Season

More than 23,000 kids are sent to the emergency room each year with injuries caused by the improper use of shopping carts. Hospitals gave our Mitch Goulding some tips for parents to keep their kids safe during the holidays. 11/25/2014 04:50 PM

AUSTIN

Fire Prompts Evacuation of South Austin Nursing Home

More than 100 residents of the South Park Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center were evacuated from the facility Tuesday evening after a fire started in one of the rooms. The fire was quickly extinguished and an AFD spokesman say everyone should be able to return home tonight, except for the person whose room caught fire. 11/25/2014 06:57 PM

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