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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin drivers are still ignoring school bus laws with 1,700 ticketed during a one month period. Now state police are putting the breaks on dangerous driving with their National School Bus Safety initiative.

LIVE on KXAN, find out how troopers are cracking down on drivers failing to stop behind school buses.

  1. Truck carrying hazardous materials on I-35: Right now, trucks that carry non-radioactive hazardous materials like explosives, combustible materials, medical waste, dry ice, and paint are traveling I-35 because there are no rules on where they can and can’t travel in Austin.
  2. Tourist and 6-year-old attack on Congress Bridge: Hear from the father whose trip to Austin to celebrate his 6-year-old’s birthday turned into a fight between him and woman on the Congress Avenue Bridge when she attack him. “I’m thinking we gotta get out of here, we gotta call 911 because someone needs to come take care of this lady before she hurts someone,” said the father.
  3. San Marcos grade-fixing scandal: Last month, Principal Kelli Lopez stepped down after admitting to changing grades for more than 100 students over the course of the past two school years. In each case the grade was a 69, and was changed to a passing grade of 70.

Good News: Teen fights off abductor and saves his 3-year-old cousin from being kidnapped! “I tackled him and then he kicked me in the chest and he got up and ran, and then I tackled him again,” Roberts said. “He kept kicking me and hitting me and after a while, I pulled a little pocket knife out and he ran away.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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