AmazonSmile shutters: Hundreds of eligible Austin …
Charitable organizations in Austin were notified Thursday that money coming from Amazon's decade-long charity program, AmazonSmile, will be cut off after the next few months.
Texas judges have the right to keep drivers from renewing their license if they don't pay traffic tickets or the fines associated with delaying payment — and our investigation found nearly one million current orders to do just that. Our KXAN investigation found it's a system keeping people from driving to work, and childcare, and often trapping families in a cycle of debt. Read the full investigation: https://www.kxan.com/investigations/nearly-1m-drivers-at-risk-of-losing-licenses-are-you-one-of-them/
A judge sentenced Magen Fieramusca to 55 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to killing her best friend in 2019. The victim's mother read a statement in court, which led Fieramusca to cry. Read more here: https://www.kxan.com/investigations/magen-fieramusca-expected-to-plead-guilty-in-death-of-friend-baby-kidnapping-charges-dropped/
Thousands of Austin Energy customers remain without power because of outages caused by the ice storm. Leaders from the utility, the city and the county shared information about ongoing efforts to restore electricity to homes. Read more here: https://www.kxan.com/.../blog-power-outages-in-austin-area/