Pair arrested after firing shots into chicken restaurant

Sunday, December 24, 2017

A group of current and disgruntled former employees accosted the staff at a South Austin chicken restaurant before firing shots into the building, prompting two arrests over the weekend, police said.Mario Raymond Martinez, 28, and Vanessa Hernandez, 18, were booked into the Travis County Jail Saturday on deadly conduct charges for firing a weapon at an occupied building.

Family who lost their mom moves into new apartment for Christmas

To welcome the family, the Petersens put up a Christmas tree in the new apartment and were there to greet them on Saturday, along with the staff of the Boys & Girls Clubs.The apartment was filled with all new stuff, except for some wall hangings from their old apartment.

County Clipboard: Rowland getting better with age on hardwood

The 6-foot-2 Rowland has helped the Eskisehir Basketball team get off to an 8-3 start with his playmaking skills, averaging 13.Rogers lands in Georgia >> Former Salinas High basketball standout Frank Rogers has found a home for the BC Cactus TBILISI, averaging 7.

Five people killed in plane crash at Florida airport

Several people died after a plane crashed at the Bartow Municipal Airport Sunday morning, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said.>> Read more trending news

Five people died when the twin-engine plane crashed at the end of the runway near Ben Durrance Road around 7:20 a.

‘Die Hard’ is a Christmas movie, screenwriter says

The screenwriter of “Die Hard” said the action flick is a Christmas movie, laying to rest the controversy over its status as a holiday movie.>> Read more trending news

Fans have long debated the classic Bruce Willis flick’s place as a Christmas movie.

Man stole truck, hit child waiting inside vehicle

Sunday, December 24, 2017

A man was arrested on Saturday after he stole a truck and allegedly hit a young child that he forced out of the vehicle, police said.Freddie Jermar Wrather, 20, was arrested after police located the truck by tracking a cell phone that was left inside by the owner, according to an arrest affidavit.

Coaching blunders costly for Cowboys

Other teams had helped put the Cowboys in position to secure a playoff spot.It wasn’t one of Dak Prescott’s best performances, but he still had the Cowboys in striking distance midway through the fourth quarter.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas


Here are just 12 of the cute pooches at the Austin Animal Center who would look good with a Christmas bow.The Austin Animal Center is running a New Year’s adoption special for $18 from Saturday through Monday.

Former U.S. lawmaker says he was abused at boys ranch


Ex-congressman says he was abused at boys ranch

A former congressman says he was abused as a teen when he lived at a ranch that houses at-risk children in the Texas Panhandle.Bill Sarpalius, D-Amarillo, told the Amarillo Globe-News that he was sexually abused by older boys at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in the 1960s.

Crews rescue man injured near Barton Creek Greenbelt

BARTON CREEK GREENBELTCrews rescue injured man

Emergency crews rescued Sunday evening a 60-year-old man who was injured near the Barton Creek Greenbelt, Austin-Travis County EMS said.regarding a disturbance between staff and a man later identified as Bourenane, the affidavit said.

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