Study: Rising seas may routinely flood over 10,000 Texas homes by 2045

More than 10,000 homes along the Texas coast could flood twice a month by 2045 if sea level rise from climate change continues, researchers say. The findings are part of a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists, which used property data from real estate website Zillow and sea level projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to estimate how many coastal properties...


‘Whole lotta women’ changing the face of the Texas Democratic Party

‘Whole lotta women’ changing the face of the Texas Democratic Party

Kim Olson strode to the stage of the Democratic State Convention on Friday to Kelly Clarkson’s “Whole Lotta Woman.” “Let me just repeat those lyrics, a bad-ass woman with class and self-confidence,” Olson said. “I run for office because I’m confident I’m going to win.” “Whole lotta women” could have been the theme of this weekend&rsquo...
UPDATE: Texas 130 near U.S. 79 reopened after firefighters battle grass fire

UPDATE: Texas 130 near U.S. 79 reopened after firefighters battle grass fire

5:00 p.m. update: Williamson County officials say all lanes of Texas 130 near U.S. 79 have reopened after being closed previously for a grass fire. Authorities say there is still smoke over the road and have asked drivers to remain careful and to drive 20 mph under the speed limit as firefighters work in the area. Earlier: A fast-moving fire has shut down both the northbound and...
In Rio Grande Valley, a life-altering limbo as asylum process shifts

In Rio Grande Valley, a life-altering limbo as asylum process shifts

In shelters in Mexico, in detention facilities in the United States and in consultations with attorneys, they wait in uncertainty. Lorena, 31, left Honduras with her husband and four children in mid-April, when gangs started killing children attending local schools and skimming the money she earned as a laundress. “Every day you hear that they killed four, that they killed 10, that they killed...
Vinnie Paul was co-founder, drummer of Texas metal band Pantera

Vinnie Paul was co-founder, drummer of Texas metal band Pantera

Vinnie Paul, co-founder and drummer of the Arlington-based metal band Pantera, has died at 54. Pantera’s official Facebook page posted a statement early Saturday announcing his death. The label of Hellyeah, his most recent group, confirmed the death but neither statement mentioned Paul’s cause of death. His real name was Vincent Paul Abbott, and he was born in Abilene. He and his brother...
BAD BREAD: H-E-B pulls some bread after finding ‘unfavorable aroma’

BAD BREAD: H-E-B pulls some bread after finding ‘unfavorable aroma’

H-E-B is voluntarily pulling some of its bread products off its shelves after discovering an unfavorable aroma, the company said in a statement. The store has pulled all H-E-B and Hill Country Fare bread products, including hamburger and hot dog buns, that have a best buy date between June 26 and July 2. The company said it was concerned about the quality of the bread, which has a yeast imbalance...
UPDATE: Firefighters clear 15 gallon fuel spill at South Austin gas station

UPDATE: Firefighters clear 15 gallon fuel spill at South Austin gas station

10:30 a.m. update: Firefighters have mitigated a 15 gallon fuel spill that happened Saturday morning at a South Austin gas station. Austin Fire Department officials reported the large spill at the pumps around 10 a.m., which they estimated to be about 15 gallons, and multiple units responded. The majority have now cleared the scene, AFD said. Earlier: Firefighters are responding...
Gang member gets 10 years for role in 2015 murder of Austin teenager

Gang member gets 10 years for role in 2015 murder of Austin teenager

An Austin gang member on Friday was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his role in the 2015 murder of 16-year-old Darian Longoria, whose body was found in a wooded area along Onion Creek, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Brian Aguayo is one of three men who had pleaded guilty to federal charges earlier this year in connection to the crime. Aguayo, a member of the Dove Springs Gangstas...
FORECAST: Scorching Saturday in Austin with temps that feel as hot as 106

FORECAST: Scorching Saturday in Austin with temps that feel as hot as 106

Saturday forecast for Austin: Forecasters are warning Texans to take extra precautions Saturday as stifling humidity combined with heat could make it feel as hot as 110 degrees in some areas. The National Weather Service has alerted 33 south Central Texas counties, including Travis, Williamson, Bastrop and Hays counties, about excessive heat anticipated Saturday. Temperatures in Austin are forecast...

Community news: Austin City Council seeks input on bond package

TRAVIS COUNTY DOWNTOWN AUSTIN Council seeks input on bonds The Austin City Council will accept public input on a bond package to go to voters at a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall, 301 W. Second St. Item No. 27 on the meeting’s agenda is a resolution directing the city manager to develop recommended bond proposition language for placement on the November ballot. To speak on this item...

Up the Ladder

Architecture and design O’Connell Robertson has named Ron Meyer a principal with the firm. Banking The Independent Bankers Association of Texas has named Christopher Williston VI president and chief executive officer. Financial services Self Lender has named Brett Billick chief marketing officer. Technology Alegion has named Don Roedner head of marketing.
PolitiFact: For 401 straight months, it’s been hotter than average

PolitiFact: For 401 straight months, it’s been hotter than average

A reader inquired about an Austin weathercaster saying the planet has sweltered through hundreds of months of consecutive record temperatures. “Last week, Jim Spencer said during his weather forecast that record-breaking heat has been going on for over 400 months,” the reader said. KXAN-TV’s Spencer, the reader said, had called April 2018 the 400th straight month with global temperatures...
Top Local Business Stories of the Week

Top Local Business Stories of the Week

AMD ROLLS ON AMD winning fans with new products, stronger financial performance: All you have to do to witness the excitement surrounding Advanced Micro Devices is to look at the chipmaker’s share price, which has risen more than 50 percent since the beginning of the year. The latest surge, coming in the past seven to 10 days, happened after AMD announced two new computer chip projects that...
WATCH: $200K worth of Austin Rowing Club boats go up in flames Friday

WATCH: $200K worth of Austin Rowing Club boats go up in flames Friday

The Austin Rowing Club has lost five of its best boats after the trailer hauling them to an Oklahoma competition caught fire on Friday afternoon, the nonprofit’s president said. The boats were bound for the Stars & Stripes Regatta race in Oklahoma City. Burke Fort, one of the competitors, said at around 5:00 p.m. while they were traveling north on Interstate 35 through Alvarado, Texas, the trailer...
Texas Democrats looking to Trump-fueled anger to elect upbeat O’Rourke

Texas Democrats looking to Trump-fueled anger to elect upbeat O’Rourke

With U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke, Texas Democrats have a candidate at the top of their ticket of enormous likability and relentless equanimity. But at their biennial convention, anger was the watchword for a party counting on deep-seated animus toward President Donald Trump and acquiescent Texas Republican leaders to rouse voters — especially Hispanics, women and the young &mdash...
Manley sworn in as Austin’s homegrown police chief

Manley sworn in as Austin’s homegrown police chief

Brian Manley took his oath of office as Austin’s police chief before a crowd of family, fellow officers and top department brass in a ceremony Friday afternoon at his former high school. Born and raised in Austin, Manley is the first police chief to rise from within the department’s ranks in 40 years. He had been serving as interim chief for more than a year. “It just really doesn&rsquo...
Family reunifications could take months, Cruz, Cornyn told on border

Family reunifications could take months, Cruz, Cornyn told on border

Reuniting immigrant children separated from their parents seeking asylum could take up to four months, a federal official told U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Texas and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, along with local leaders and others meeting at Border Patrol offices on the Texas-Mexico border Friday. The senators traveled to the Rio Grande Valley for a roundtable discussion with the local leadership of federal agencies...
Deputy seizes more than $39,000 in traffic stop in Georgetown

Deputy seizes more than $39,000 in traffic stop in Georgetown

A Williamson County sheriff’s deputy seized more than $39,000 during a traffic stop this week on Interstate 35 in Georgetown, an arrest affidavit said. Dellanira Tamez, 18, of Mission, was charged with money laundering, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. A deputy stopped Tamez, who was driving a Chevrolet Malibu in the 3400 block of I-35 South in Georgetown, for following...
UPDATE: 29 people treated in downtown Austin Friday for K2 reactions

UPDATE: 29 people treated in downtown Austin Friday for K2 reactions

Saturday update: Medics on Friday responded to a wave of K2 incidents downtown, taking as many as 11 people to the hospital for adverse reactions to the drug, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. In a twenty-four hour time period, medics responded to 29 patients near the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless on Seventh Street downtown, they said. Eleven people had to be hospitalized, officials...
Texas Tech investigating ‘abhorrent,’ ‘insensitive’ and ‘racially charged’ student texts

Texas Tech investigating ‘abhorrent,’ ‘insensitive’ and ‘racially charged’ student texts

Texas Tech University officials are investigating after screenshots of a text conversation involving the president of the school’s Interfraternity Council went viral. The conversation, labeled “Frat Chat,” involved Kyle Mitchell, the IFC president at Texas Tech, and other students, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. In screenshots of the texts, which were ...
Deputies looking for suspect in northern Travis County sexual assault

Deputies looking for suspect in northern Travis County sexual assault

The Travis County sheriff’s office on Friday released a composite sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was walking through an apartment complex in northern Travis County earlier this month. According to the sheriff’s office, the woman was leaving her home to go to work at about 4:30 a.m. on June 9 when she was attacked. She was walking through the Churchill Crossing...
Suspect in fatal hit-and-run intentionally struck victim, police say

Suspect in fatal hit-and-run intentionally struck victim, police say

SOUTHEAST AUSTIN Police looking for suspect in fatal hit-and-run Austin police are looking for a woman who they believe intentionally struck a man with her vehicle in Southeast Austin, leading to his death Thursday afternoon. Police received several 911 calls at about 3:09 p.m. to report a hit-and-run near the intersection of East Oltorf Street and Huntwick Drive, Officer Bino Cadenas said. &ldquo...
PolitiFact: How Trump flopped his position on family separations

PolitiFact: How Trump flopped his position on family separations

Since early June, President Donald Trump had insisted that his hands were tied and families who wanted to enter America without permission had to be separated. The adults went to one place to await criminal charges, while their children were sent to another facility. As the number of children being held rose above 2,000, Trump continued to blame the Democrats for blocking a solution. “I hate...
Dog dies of heat in parked vehicle as man overdoses on drugs

Dog dies of heat in parked vehicle as man overdoses on drugs

A parking lot overdose claimed the life of a man and extreme heat exposure killed his dog, police discovered Friday morning at a parking lot in Wilmington, North Carolina.           » RELATED: Dog dies after being left in hot car for 5 hours at Gwinnett jail  The 28-year-old man and his large dog were both found dead in...
Indoor/outdoor sports complex planned for Cedar Park

Indoor/outdoor sports complex planned for Cedar Park

An indoor/outdoor sports complex is in the works for Cedar Park, and it has signed on ice rink operator Chaparral Ice as its lead tenant. The complex, to be named the iSports Training and Performance Center, would combine a variety of sports tenants, along with family entertainment options, sports medicine and retail space and restaurants in a 157,000-square-foot facility. The project, which is scheduled...
‘I don’t care, do you’: San Antonio missions vandalized with viral phrase

‘I don’t care, do you’: San Antonio missions vandalized with viral phrase

Graffiti on two missions in San Antonio was discovered Friday morning, according to Fox 29 San Antonio. On a wooden gate outside Mission San Jose were the words “I don’t care, do you,” the station reported. “A few miles away, similar graffiti was found on the walls of Mission San Juan,” according to Fox 29. The graffiti appears to be a reaction to the now-infamous...

Community news: New playgrounds opening Saturday in Manor park

TRAVIS COUNTY MANOR New playgrounds opening Travis County Parks will host a grand opening event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at East Metropolitan Park, 18706 Blake Manor Road. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the opening of four playgrounds in different areas throughout the park, ranging in different levels of ability for children ages 2-12 to play comfortably. Two sites have standard playground...
Texas high court says Xerox can’t blame dentists in Medicaid fraud case

Texas high court says Xerox can’t blame dentists in Medicaid fraud case

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that Xerox alone is on the hook for a reported more than $2 billion-worth of fraudulent Medicaid losses and damages that Texas is seeking to recover. The company, since renamed Conduent Business Services, had sought to share blame with dentists and orthodontists who performed the procedures. The finding represents a significant blow to Xerox, which was responsible...
'Frying' the knot: Utah couple married at Wendy's restaurant

'Frying' the knot: Utah couple married at Wendy's restaurant

At most, the best thing an ordinary person has walked out of a Wendy's restaurant with has been a juicy Baconator or a savory cup of chili.  » RELATED: Love in the air: German couple exchanges vows in tightrope wedding           That is, until the day Jessica and Abram Thompson left a St. George Wendy's with a pair of wedding...
GIVING CITY: Charitable giving reaches $1.1 billion a day

GIVING CITY: Charitable giving reaches $1.1 billion a day

For the first time, charitable giving in the United States last year exceeded $400 billion a year, an average of more than $1.1 billion donated a day, and an increase of 5.2 percent over 2016. But according to the annual Giving USA report, which estimates all giving to charitable groups across the country, the biggest increase in donations was driven by large gifts from major philanthropists to their...
Sheriff’s office releases sketch of sexual assault suspect

Sheriff’s office releases sketch of sexual assault suspect

The Travis County sheriff’s office on Friday released a composite sketch of a man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman who was walking through an apartment complex in Northern Travis County on June 9.  According to the sheriff’s office, the woman was leaving her home to go to work at about 4:30 a.m when she was attacked. She was walking through the Churchill Crossing complex in...
UT students robbed in West Campus apartment, police say

UT students robbed in West Campus apartment, police say

Two University of Texas Students were injured on Friday morning during a robbery at an apartment in West Campus, police said. Austin police told university police of the burglary, which happened at an off-campus apartment in the 2700 block of Rio Grande Street, around 1:20 a.m. The students said two men kicked in the door to their apartment, hit them with rifles, stole their belongings and left, police...
HEAT WARNING: Temps could feel as hot as 107 in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties Friday afternoon

HEAT WARNING: Temps could feel as hot as 107 in Travis, Hays and Williamson counties Friday afternoon

3:00 p.m. update: Friday afternoon is going to be a scorcher, the National Weather Service says, and meteorologists are warning people to take extra precautions as heat indices could reach as high as 107 into the evening.  The weather service has issued a special weather alert for Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and 13 other south Central Texas counties on Friday afternoon due...
Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo to be held for last time in Georgetown

Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo to be held for last time in Georgetown

For more than 70 years the Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse has held a rodeo in Georgetown. But this year it’s holding its last one at its arena in San Gabriel Park. The 75th annual rodeo will be Friday and Saturday at 415 East Morrow Street. The arena will eventually be demolished because a master plan for the park calls for the area to become a green space for festivals probably in...
Texas Democrats hope to exploit outrage over family separation issue

Texas Democrats hope to exploit outrage over family separation issue

Texas Democrats gathered Thursday for their state convention determined to seize a dramatic, emotion-charged moment in which the eyes of the world are on Texas and the state’s Republicans find themselves divided, on the defensive and unusually muted. “It has been said that evil triumphs when man is silent; evil triumphed on Texas soil and (Lt. Gov.) Dan Patrick was silent,” Mike...
Man gets 8-year sentence in Round Rock wreck that killed woman in 2016

Man gets 8-year sentence in Round Rock wreck that killed woman in 2016

A Hutto man has received an eight-year sentence in prison in the death of a woman in a crash outside of Round Rock in 2016. Hernan Martinez, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday to manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the wreck that killed 68-year-old Joan Chaney on Dec. 14, 2016, his lawyer said. He received the plea deal in exchange for giving authorities the name of the driver who...
Texas has history of family separations, deportations

Texas has history of family separations, deportations

This is not the first time in Texas history that Latino migrants and refugees have been systematically intimidated, detained or deported, nor the first time that the fate of their separated children became the central drama. In April, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy that has prompted the criminal prosecution of anyone caught crossing the border anywhere...
Austin man gets 99 years in drug-related murder

Austin man gets 99 years in drug-related murder

When a 19-year-old Austin man reached out and apologized to a drug dealer he robbed, he figured everything was smoothed over and they could go on amicably, prosecutors say. A year later, Kenneth Johnson climbed into a car with the dealer’s brother and quickly found out that he wasn’t forgiven after all. Within minutes, Johnson had been fatally shot, his remains dumped from the passenger...
If you could live anywhere in Austin, where would it be?

If you could live anywhere in Austin, where would it be?

People who can afford nice homes in the Austin area, don’t read this. People who drive around their dream neighborhoods and sigh at the homes they’ll never own ... hello. Barring a life of asceticism, you’ve probably asked yourself “If money was no object, where in Austin would I live?” In fact, that’s the title of a thread posted on Reddit this week,...
3 asylum-seekers separated from their children sue federal government

3 asylum-seekers separated from their children sue federal government

Three Central American asylum-seekers are suing the federal government after they were separated from their children. The three plaintiffs are suing the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies. They also name 10 government officials. According to Politico, the suit could be the first to challenge the...
Southwest Key considered giving up contracts over family separations

Southwest Key considered giving up contracts over family separations

Leaders at an Austin-based nonprofit that operates 16 shelters for immigrant children in Texas considered ending its relationship with the federal government amid furor over President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy, the organization’s CEO told the American-Statesman on Thursday. “We said, what if we … didn’t take these kids?” said Juan Sanchez...
UPDATE: Police arrest woman in Southeast Austin fatal hit-and-run crash

UPDATE: Police arrest woman in Southeast Austin fatal hit-and-run crash

6/23/2018 update: Austin police have arrested 24-year-old Cierra Powell in relation to the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Southeast Austin Thursday. According to an arrest affidavit, Powell, drove her maroon Lexus following the victim, later identified as Jason Aranda, to the intersection of East Oltorf and Huntwick Drive.  Documents said when Aranda got out of his car to confront Powell...
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker’s son accused of sexually assaulting woman on JetBlue flight

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker’s son accused of sexually assaulting woman on JetBlue flight

The son of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a flight Wednesday, but no charges have been filed in the case. >> Read more trending news    The incident reportedly happened on a JetBlue flight when Baker’s son, Andrew Baker, known as A.J., was flying from Washington, D.C. to Boston. Sources told Boston 25 News a female passenger...
4 children killed in violent police standoff laid to rest in Florida

4 children killed in violent police standoff laid to rest in Florida

Funeral services for four Orlando children killed during a 21-hour police standoff  with their mother’s boyfriend were held Saturday.  >> Read more trending news  The services, which were open to the public, took place at St. James Catholic Cathedral in Orlando, according to an attorney representing the family. The funeral marked a difficult day for the family...
Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins trains with Deshaun Watson

Projected 2018 Ohio State starting quarterback Dwayne Haskins trained Saturday with Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson. Quarterback trainer Quincy Avery facilitated the workout and posted the training session on social media, along with incoming Georgia freshman quarterback Justin Fields. Haskins has worked with Avery and NFL players before, training over Spring break with NFL wide receivers...
Mexico’s 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

Mexico’s 2-1 victory over South Korea silences critics

The criticism of Mexico’s national team heading into the World Cup was loud and scathing. The answer has been emphatic. Mexico won its second straight match at the tournament Saturday, beating South Korea 2-1 to move ever closer to a spot in the round of 16. “We didn’t listen to the criticism,” said Javier Hernandez, one of the scorers against South Korea. “It was just...
BREAKING: South Georgia athlete commits to Auburn over Tennessee, Florida State

BREAKING: South Georgia athlete commits to Auburn over Tennessee, Florida State

AUBURN, Ala. — Jashawn Sheffield had a clear plan. Sheffield, who was close to committing earlier this summer, wanted to make one more trip to Auburn with his mother before finalizing anything. He made the trip up from St. Simons Island, Ga., on Friday for his official visit. After spending the day with players and coaches Friday, Sheffield decided to go...
Six-run outburst lifts Rangers to seventh straight win

Six-run outburst lifts Rangers to seventh straight win

Adrian Beltre and Robinson Chirinos homered to help Yovani Gallardo win for the first time since last July as the Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-6 Saturday. Delino DeShields had two hits and drove in two runs for the Rangers, who have won a season-high seven in a row. Eddie Rosario homered and drove in four runs, Logan Morrison homered and Mitch Garver had three hits for the Twins, who have...
3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8

3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8

Troy Fautanu, a 3-star offensive tackle from Henderson, Nev., has released his top 8 schools. Six schools from the Pac-12 — Cal, Utah, USC, UCLA, Oregon and Washington — made the cut. Fautanu ranks as the No. 57 offensive tackle in the 2019 class. The post 3-star offensive tackle includes 6 Pac-12 schools in top 8 appeared first on Diehards.
Common herpes viruses may be linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Common herpes viruses may be linked to development of Alzheimer’s disease, study finds

Two common herpes viruses may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and projected to affect 14 million people by 2050. >> Read more trending news  That’s according to new research published Thursday in the journal Neuron, for which a team of scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine...
Teens who laughed, recorded man drowning won’t face criminal charges 

Teens who laughed, recorded man drowning won’t face criminal charges 

Four teenagers and one adult who recorded a man’s drowning and laughed as it happened will not be criminally charged, the State Attorney’s Office announced Friday.  >> Read more trending news  Jamal Dunn, 31, of Cocoa, Florida, died in July 2017. A passerby found Dunn’s body in a pond at Bracco Pond Park days after he died, investigators said. In the two-and-a-half-minute...
Toddler dies after 10 hours in hot car while mother allegedly hangs out with friends

Toddler dies after 10 hours in hot car while mother allegedly hangs out with friends

A California woman is jailed on charges related to the death of her 18-month-old toddler inside a hot car, according to Mendocino County authorities. >> Read more trending news  Deputies were called to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California, Wednesday afternoon after the death of a young boy identified as Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays. The child had been taken to the hospital by his...
Updated 2019 ESPN NBA mock draft has Indiana’s Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall

Updated 2019 ESPN NBA mock draft has Indiana’s Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall

The 2018 NBA Draft ended just a couple days ago. So, it’s time for 2019 NBA mock drafts to surface. It’s only natural. ESPN updated its 2019 mock draft and has Indiana freshman Romeo Langford going No. 5 overall to the Phoenix Suns. If this proves to be true, the Suns would have a young core of Deandre Ayton, Devin Booker and Langford. Suns fans would likely sign up for this...
2019 DE Aeneas DiCosmo recaps Michigan official visit, delays commitment date

2019 DE Aeneas DiCosmo recaps Michigan official visit, delays commitment date

Oradell (N.J.) Bergen Catholic 2019 3-star weak side defensive end Aeneas DiCosmo went to Michigan for an official visit from June 21-23, fell in love and felt at home. The Wolverines are everything he is looking for in a college program. “I visited in March and didn’t have any expectations, but I loved it,” DiCosmo said to Land of 10. “I went back this time ...
Herrera robs HR, triples in run as Royals beat Astros 1-0

Herrera robs HR, triples in run as Royals beat Astros 1-0

In the midst of a difficult season, the Kansas City Royals got a needed spark Friday night from one of their newest additions. Rookie Rosell Herrera kept the game scoreless with a home run robbery in the eighth inning and hit an RBI triple in the ninth as struggling Kansas City beat the Houston Astros 1-0. Herrera helped the Royals end a nine-game skid by bringing back Alex Bregman’s would-be...
Actress Brigitte Nielsen delivers 5th child, a daughter, at age 54

Actress Brigitte Nielsen delivers 5th child, a daughter, at age 54

Actress Brigitte Nielsen has a new baby, delivering her fifth child, a daughter, on Friday in Los Angeles, according to People magazine. >> Read more trending news  Nielsen, 54, announced her pregnancy last month with husband Mattia Dessi.  “We are overjoyed to welcome our beautiful daughter into our lives,” the couple told People. “It’s been a long road, and...
Keenan Evans agrees to terms with the Golden State Warriors

Keenan Evans agrees to terms with the Golden State Warriors

Former Texas Tech star point guard Keenan Evans didn’t hear his name called during the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday, but he’ll get his NBA opportunity nevertheless.   According to multiple reports, Evans has agreed to terms with the back-to-back NBA champion Golden State Warriors.   Evans will suit up for Golden State during summer league action...
LSU recruiting: Notes from Day 3 of LSU elite camp

LSU recruiting: Notes from Day 3 of LSU elite camp

Welcome to SEC Country’s daily Eye on the Tigers, a rundown of everything happening in LSU Tigers recruiting , with Sam Spiegelman. Today, we wrap up all the news and notes from the third and...
Man allegedly chopped off pregnant wife's arm with knife in domestic dispute

Man allegedly chopped off pregnant wife's arm with knife in domestic dispute

   New York City police are looking for a man accused of chopping off his wife’s arm and two of her fingers on Thursday.   » RELATED: Kelis opens up about domestic abuse during marriage to Nas  The 35-year-old man — who the NYPD tells PEOPLE has been identified as Yong Lu of Brooklyn — allegedly used a steak knife to cut off his wife’s right arm...
Herman: Beto O’Rourke flashes star power at Texas Democratic Convention

Herman: Beto O’Rourke flashes star power at Texas Democratic Convention

Some takeaways taken away from three days with 7,500 or so delegates at the Texas Democratic Convention: In general, the Dems didn’t approve a platform with nearly the volume of nutty stuff the Repubs did at their convention. Oh, there’s plenty in the Dem platform that some folks won’t like, but there’s nothing approaching the GOP calls for getting the U.S. out of the U.N....
As town grows, Liberty Hill’s high school teams keep winning

As town grows, Liberty Hill’s high school teams keep winning

In 2001, current Liberty Hill football coach Jeff Walker was a young assistant at San Marcos High School already absorbing lessons from Bruce Bush, a maestro of the slot-T offense. He then received a call from Jerry Vance, who had recently arrived in Liberty Hill with high hopes and his own version of the intricate slot-T. “I had never even heard of Liberty Hill,” he said. “Then...
Nigerian offensive lineman Ike Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit to Michigan

Nigerian offensive lineman Ike Danielson Ike recaps ‘great’ visit to Michigan

Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst 2019 4-star tackle Danielson Ike picked up an offer from Michigan on May 16 and made his way to Ann Arbor for the first time on June 22. He was coming off visits to Louisville on June 7 and Nebraska on June 14. “Michigan was great because most of my questions were answered with regard to education, how I fit in with the team after just playing...
Senior citizens earn thousands by sharing their homes, says Airbnb

Senior citizens earn thousands by sharing their homes, says Airbnb

Thousands of senior citizens across the United States are finding a profitable side hustle --- opening up their homes to strangers on Airbnb. Nearly 78,000 seniors (ages 60 and up) across the U.S. shared their homes on Airbnb in 2017 -- accounting for $700 million in earnings, the company reports. The typical host earned an extra $7,000 in income a year -- a positive boost for people living...
Anderson East can sing the IKEA catalog and we will listen

Anderson East can sing the IKEA catalog and we will listen

Artists like Anderson East, an Alabama rock-and-soul singer with a voice so startling and strong that it seems like the product of Greek mythology, are so singular that you almost have to grade them on a different curve. Anderson East records an episode of “Austin City Limits” on Friday, June 22, at ACL Live. Scott Newton/KLRU-TV For parallels, think of names like Whitney Houston...
Teen girl helps blind, deaf man by signing into his hands on Alaska Air flight

Teen girl helps blind, deaf man by signing into his hands on Alaska Air flight

A teen girl helped a blind, deaf man communicate on a recent Alaska Airlines flight, according to KIRO. Dianne McGinness with Alaska Airlines shared the heartwarming story after a passenger on the flight wrote a post this week about the interaction that was shared over 400,000 times. The passenger, Lynette Scribner, was traveling on the same flight as the teen and man, and was moved to write...
Well-rounded program lifts Liberty Hill to 2nd straight Breazeale Cup

Well-rounded program lifts Liberty Hill to 2nd straight Breazeale Cup

The Austin American-Statesman’s annual George Breazeale Cup honors the newspaper’s late sports writer, who was legendary for his dedication to the coverage of high school sports over five decades. The award recognizes the most successful high school athletic programs in our coverage area, regardless of their UIL classifications. That coverage area consists of high schools in Travis, Burnet...
Breaking: Elite JUCO DB Dreshun Miller commits to LSU

Breaking: Elite JUCO DB Dreshun Miller commits to LSU

LSU bolstered its cornerback rotation for 2019 and beyond on Saturday with the addition of cornerback Dreshun Miller. Miller, who is currently at Eastern Arizona College, is regarded as one of the top JUCO players in the nation for the class of 2019. According to 247Sports, he’s the No. 9 overall player and the No. 3 cornerback in the class. The future Tiger is listed at 6-foot-2...
2020 QB recruit Parker McQuarrie holds, poses with Heisman Trophy during Michigan visit

2020 QB recruit Parker McQuarrie holds, poses with Heisman Trophy during Michigan visit

Wouldn’t it be cool to hold an actual Heisman Trophy? Parker McQuarrie probably thought so. McQuarrie, a 6-foot-7 QB recruit in the Class of 2020, visited Michigan and during his visit, he posted a photo of him holding a Wolverines Heisman Trophy. Take a look at his tweet: If there’s one thing that Michigan has that not a ton of schools have, it’s a Heisman Trophy. And...
‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland

‘Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed in Scotland

“Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married at an ancestral castle in Scotland on Saturday. The couple and guests celebrated with an afternoon service at Rayne Church, which is close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle owned by Leslie’s family.  >> Read more trending news  Guests included “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage...
Anthony Bourdain’s mother plans to get memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain’s mother plans to get memorial tattoo

Anthony Bourdain’s mother revealed that while she was “never really a fan” of her son’s tattoos, she plans to get one in his memory. Gladys Bourdain told the New York Times that she plans to get “Tony” tattooed in small letters on the inside of her wrist some time next week, and use his tattoo artist. >> Read more trending news  The 61-year-old chef...
CB Shamar Martin commits to UCLA

CB Shamar Martin commits to UCLA

Morse High School (San Diego) defensive back Shamar Martin is going to UCLA. The 3-star cornerback committed to UCLA on Friday. The 6-foot, 174 pound corner should add some speed to UCLA’s secondary in 2019. He is rated at the 49th best cornerback in the 2019 recruiting class. Martin is UCLA’s third commitment to its 2019 class. The Bruins have received oral...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked out of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia on ‘moral’ grounds

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she and seven members of her family were kicked out of The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia on Friday night. TMZ first reported that the restaurant’s owner kicked out Sanders and her family out of “moral conviction.”  >> Read more trending news  A waiter posted on Facebook that Sanders was in the...
Draft analyst praises Drew Lock: “I’ve never seen a more accurate quarterback”

Draft analyst praises Drew Lock: “I’ve never seen a more accurate quarterback”

Drew Lock is considered one of college football’s premier NFL prospects heading into the 2018 season. As a junior, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound gunslinger threw for 3,695 yards and 42 touchdowns while only tossing 12 interceptions. That has several draft pundits high on the Lee’s Summit (Mo.) native. One draft analyst, Mike Detillier with WWL 870 AM Radio in New Orleans...
Oklahoma WDE Trace Ford names Oklahoma State, Baylor in top 8

Oklahoma WDE Trace Ford names Oklahoma State, Baylor in top 8

Edmond (Okla.) Sante Fe weak-side defensive end Trace Ford is one of the top prospects in Oklahoma, and on Friday evening, he trimmed his list of options to eight finalists.   Oklahoma State and Baylor survived the cut, along with Arkansas, Cal, Arizona State, Florida State, Oregon, and Harvard.   Ford is owner to 17 offers and his list cut left the likes...
Watch: Driver plows into crowd of protesters in Pittsburgh, police hunt for driver

Watch: Driver plows into crowd of protesters in Pittsburgh, police hunt for driver

Police in Pittsburgh are searching for the driver of a dark sedan who drove through a crowd of protesters on Friday night.  Officials told WPXI no one was hurt.  This happened during the third straight night of protests related to the police shooting death of Antwon Rose, 17, who was killed during a traffic stop earlier in the week. The car plowed into the crowd near...
Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel ‘likes’ new NCAA transfer, redshirt rules

Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel ‘likes’ new NCAA transfer, redshirt rules

On June 13, rule changes for college football were announced. Athletes no longer need permission from the school they are attending or the coach they are playing for in order to transfer. Also, players can now play in up to four football games without having to lose their redshirt status. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel was presenting the athletic department budget to university...
U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

U.S. House candidate Katie Arrington seriously hurt in wrong-way crash

Katie Arrington, a Republican congressional candidate in South Carolina is in the hospital with serious injuries after she was involved in a deadly wrong-way car crash Friday night. Arrington was traveling in the passenger seat with a friend, when another driver traveling in the wrong direction hit their car, WSOC reports. >> Read more trending news  The driver of the other vehicle died...
Stanford’s Valarie Allman wins USATF discus title

Stanford’s Valarie Allman wins USATF discus title

Stanford graduate Valarie Allman is a USA championship. Allman won a USATF national title in the women’s discus this week. She threw 208-6 (63.55 meters) to win the discus competition by a comfortable eight feet. Allman took third place in the women’s discus at the NCAA championships with a throw of 194-3. She didn’t pick a bad time to a breakout throw a couple...
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