Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it "vulnerable." That's two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of least concern. In 1985, there were between 151,000 and 163,000 giraffes but in 2015 the number was down to... View details ⇨
This week, Democratic Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 269. The legislation would increase the number of medical conditions that qualify for the Texas Compassionate Use program, allowing patients who suffer from PTSD to access Cannabis with the help of their doctor. Casey Claiborne on FOX 7 explains.
Explosives are a weapon of choice for terrorists. Aside from those sporadic acts officers here in Central Texas are responding to hundreds of calls for dangerous materials. This week in Crimewatch, Noelle Newton on FOX 7 shows how the APD Bomb Squad is arming officers across the state with their expert knowledge to keep us safe [ Bit.ly Link ]
Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of having committed sexual assault are being asked to go further by specifying the reason for expulsion on their transcripts. Victims' advocates say it's critical to ensuring that such students don't end up on other campuses without their new schools knowing the potential risk and to holding them accountable, long term, so they can't just move on... View details ⇨
Cold weather has hit Central Texas with an arctic cold front, which is a good reminder for people to protect the four “P's.” RaeAnn Christensen On FOX 7 explains how people can prepare for the dropping temperatures. [ Bit.ly Link ]
An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger. Both teens died after a tractor-trailer plowed into the back of their car just after midnight Tuesday. The driver of the truck was unhurt.
In October, the body of 27-year-old Aaron Lee Rogers was found inside the trunk of a burning car off Buck Lane. Court documents state he was shot twice before being set on fire. 29-year-old Leon Castillo is believed to be one of several people connected to that crime. Ashley Paredez on FOX 7 has more.
John Glenn was the third U.S. astronaut in space and the first of them to get into orbit. He circled the Earth three times. The Soviet Union had put a man into orbit a year earlier in 1961. Glenn then spent 24 years as a Democrat from Ohio in the Senate and briefly made a run for president in 1984. He returned to space in 1998, at age 77, aboard space shuttle Discovery. He was the last... View details ⇨