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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A safety alert students should be aware of. An armed police impersonator pulled over an Austin ISD bus on Tuesday. The suspect was first seen taking pictures of Murchins Middle School students using the crosswalk.

The man dressed in a red shirt and tan shorts then flashed his headlights at a bus and approached at a red light. He asked about the bus driver’s route and pulled over the bus a second time telling driver he was “DEA” and “CIA.” Gigi Barnett is LIVE from the Middle School with updates on the search for the suspect. 

  1. Texas teen accused of killing grandparents: A 14-year-old with autism is facing two counts of capital murder after his grandparents were found with dead with gunshot wounds to the head. Investigators say they were killed while they were sleeping and had been dead for at least three days.
  2. Controversial affordable housing development up for discussion: The City Council will decide if the 75 acres of land in Northwest Austin should be a mix of retail space, offices and affordable homes. The other option would exclude offices from being developed, but the homes would not be affordable.
  3. Paralympian fighting insurance for new wheelchair: “It’s a real shame there’s these things that can improve their quality of life and allow them to do the things they want to do, but there’s a gap between the funding,” said Paralympian Jeff Butler. Humana has denied his requests to replace his five-year-old wheelchair that is falling apart. They told him it would cost more to get him a new one than repair the old one, Butler says the Insurance company has never seen his wheelchair so how could they reach that conclusion. 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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