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Sketch of suspect released in weatherman shooting—The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting occurred outside KCEN-TV’s rural studio on Interstate 35 —75 miles north of Austin. No motive has been determined and it is unclear if the shooter has any ties to the station. The suspect is described as a white, balding man in his 30s. He is said to have been wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans at the time of the shooting. Meteorologist, Patrick Crawford is in stable condition and resting after he underwent surgery.
Michael Phelps on trial – a second time – for DUI—Phelps, now 29, is the most decorated Olympian in history, with 22 medals, 18 of them gold.
When Robin Williams died in August, he had just completed work on what turns out to be his second-to-last movie, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The movie is now debuting nationwide. Robin Williams once again plays president and naturalist Teddy Roosevelt.
Austin police along with staff from the city’s transportation department held a news conference Thursday morning to bring awareness to the city’s new hands-free ordinance. Starting Jan. 1, the use of any portable devices including cell phones will be banned to reduce distracted driving. The banned list includes cell phones, portable gaming devices, electronic readers and GPS. City officials urge drivers to use a headset or Bluetooth instead. The only exceptions to the rule, are when drivers need to call police to report an emergency or if they are stopped at an intersection or stop sign and have come to a standstill.