A major manufacturer of air bags used on cars in the U.S. and throughout the world filed for bankruptcy today. The company, Takata, continues to navigate the largest recall in U.S. history to fix a defect blamed for lives lost worldwide. These airbags are in about a quarter of all vehicles on the road.
Nearly 3,900 Austin Energy customers are without power this morning due to an outage stretching from the Domain to near Lamar and 183. Wires are down near Burnet and 183, and a reminder that traffic lights that are out or ones that are flashing red are to be treated as four-way stops.
Fireworks sales are underway in Central Texas. Firefighters are warning us that fireworks are very dangerous, people are injured every year. Also, fireworks are illegal within Austin city limits. You can be fined $500 for having fireworks in Austin, and if someone gets hurt or property is damaged, you can face felony assault or arson charges.