The Newsroom: Top things to know today

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A deadly night described by witnesses as chaos while bodies flew through the air and people watched in horror.

Some survivors from the fatal South by Southwest crash on March 13, 2014 will have their lawsuit heard in court Thursday afternoon. Kate Weidaw is LIVE with the timeline of the events leading up to the courtroom case today.

  1. Hundreds of high priority calls for children in danger going unanswered: One hundred and seventy-one children died from abuse and neglect last year in Texas. The head of the Department of Family and Protective Services told lawmakers he doesn’t have the manpower to fix this.
  2. PHOTOS: Suspects caught on camera burglarizing The Oasis: A Central Texas restaurant known for its stunning views overlooking Lake Travis is offering a $500 reward if you can catch two burglars. Two men waited for the last person to leave the parking lot. Then they broke in and took several bottles of alcohol worth $1,000.
  3. Top 3 things confusing voters: Record numbers of voters are lining up to cast their ballots early, but there are a few things still throwing some voters off when they get to the polls. 1. You must have an ID (Kind of True) 2. Can I vote anywhere (True) 3. Straight ticket voting won’t count towards Presidential vote (False)

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