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News 8 Austin is now YNN

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News 8 Austin is now YNN, Your News Now.

We will continue to tell stories that impact your life.

You’ll continue to see our “Weather on the 8s,” with an all-new upgrade on the high definition tier with weather maps and radar in higher resolution.

We're also adding our most popular web product, the 8-day forecast, to our YNN weathercasts twice an hour. These higher resolution tools give our meteorologists the edge on better weather forecasts in an easier-to-read format.

You'll continue to see all the products you've come to trust including the Allergy Count, Future Cast, Future Rain, Long Range Forecast, Coastal Forecast and much more.

The launch of YNN also marks a renewed commitment to covering politics in Texas, Austin and our entire region with the launch of Capital Tonight, a weekly 30-minute newscast dedicated to all things political.

From the legislative houses of your state Capitol to the latest happenings at your city hall, Capital Tonight will provide our viewers a closer look at politics through the eyes of our reporters, analysts and guest lawmakers and newsmakers. Anchored by veteran news anchor Paul Brown, Capital Tonight will feature live reports from Political Reporter Karina Kling with the latest from the Texas Legislature. Additional reports will come from your city hall, your county courthouse or your nation’s capital in Washington.

Capital Tonight debuts at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 and will be rebroadcast at 9:30 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Catch Capital Tonight on the same schedule every week to get your political fix.

In addition, YNN is launching 10 new segments that tackle issues like money, movies, child wellness and more.

Whether you want to “Tone Up” with Marcie Fraser on Sunday, take a “Science Break” with YNN Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons each Tuesday or see how “Health Works” in Central Texas, you’re guaranteed to find it every week on YNN.

We will also be making some website changes to make it easier for you to get the latest news and weather for your region.

The regional tabs across the top of the site will be replaced with a dropdown menu allowing you to select and save your preferred location. If you live in McLennan County and would like to get custom news and weather for your area, you will be able to select and save “Waco/Temple/Killeen” as your preferred location.

Our website address is now YNN.com, but you will still be able to get to our site via bookmarks you may have saved to News8Austin.com.

When you first log onto YNN.com, you will be prompted to choose your preferred location. Once you’ve made that selection, your web browser will remember your location and you will not be prompted to choose a location again.

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