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Site of fatal school bus crash had prior accidents, safety concerns

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www.kxan.com – David Barer – 2024-03-22 19:02:22

SUMMARY: A fatal crash involving a school bus on State Highway 21 in Austin resulted in the deaths of a child and an adult, prompting concerns about road safety in the area. Data from the Texas Department of Transportation revealed that there have been 128 crashes on this stretch of highway since the beginning of 2022, with several accidents involving school buses. Viewers on social media have expressed worries about speeding and reckless driving on the road. TxDOT officials have previously promised to improve safety measures on Highway 21, as traffic on the highway is expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

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Kevin Bacon returns to Payson High School where ‘Footloose’ was filmed for prom night

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abc13.com – CNNWire – 2024-04-21 14:21:12

SUMMARY: Kevin Bacon kept his promise and returned to Payson High School in Utah, where “Footloose” was filmed in 1984, after students launched a social media campaign. The school is set to relocate at the end of the year. Bacon thanked the students for their efforts and was awarded an honorary diploma. As part of the campaign, students pledged to create resource kits for his charity foundation, Sixdegrees.org. Bacon praised the students for turning his visit into a positive initiative. The iconic film about a town that bans dancing still resonates 40 years later, culminating in a memorable prom scene.

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Organization requests reduction in outdoor lighting during spring peak bird migration

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www.kxan.com – Julianna Russ – 2024-04-21 13:50:08

SUMMARY: Audubon Texas is urging the State Preservation Board to reduce unnecessary outdoor lighting at the Texas State Capitol during peak bird migration from March to June. Millions of birds migrate through Texas, facing threats from light pollution and building collisions, with dozens of birds being killed or injured in 2023 due to building strikes in Austin. Texas is among the top deadliest cities for birds in the US. Audubon Texas is also running the Lights Out, Texas! campaign, asking residents to turn off excess outdoor lighting during spring and fall migration periods to protect birds.

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Universal Studios tram crash leaves 15 injured in Los Angeles, California, authorities say

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abc13.com – KABC – 2024-04-21 13:33:14

SUMMARY: Fifteen people were injured in a tram crash at Universal Studios in Southern California on Saturday night. The incident, which occurred just after 9 p.m., resulted in minor injuries for all involved, despite initial reports of critical injuries. The cause of the crash is unknown, but investigators suspect brake issues may have been a factor. Emergency personnel responded to the scene, and the California Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. Universal Studios is providing support to the guests affected by the accident. The incident is under investigation, with more information to come as it unfolds.

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