2 planes avoid crash after possible air traffic control mishap at Austin airport, FAA says

A FedEx cargo airplane attempting to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday morning had to reverse course after a second plane was cleared to depart from the same runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 767 cargo airplane was several miles from the airport when it was cleared to land at about … Read more

Austin Mayor Steve Adler accused of sleeping at cop’s funeral

Austin Mayor Steve Adler apologized to the family of a late police officer after he was accused of falling asleep during a funeral honoring the cop who died in an off-duty motorcycle crash last month. Adler expressed remorse after a photo was posted online by an Austin police officer that showed him with his eyes … Read more

Man Dies Days After Chicago Building Partially Collapses in Explosion – NBC Chicago

A man has died days after an explosion and building collapse in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood led to a massive emergency response, street closures and numerous evacuations. The man was the most seriously injured of the eight people hospitalized after the explosion, Chicago fire officials said Friday, and had been taken to Loyola University Medical Center … Read more

Building Collapses After Nearby Explosion on Chicago’s West Side, Multiple Injuries Reported – NBC Chicago

Live coverage from NBC Chicago will appear in the player above. A building collapsed Tuesday morning on Chicago’s West Side after a nearby explosion, and fire officials requested a mass casualty ambulance-bus to assist after multiple injuries were confirmed and a search continued for people who may still be inside the building. The collapse happened … Read more