Carissa Lehmkuhl joined the FOX 7 Austin team in January 2021.
She was born and raised in San Diego and received a broadcast journalism degree from Biola University. After working as a producer for Good Morning San Diego, she decided to venture out of California for the first time and got a job as an anchor/reporter for the ABC affiliate in Tri-Cities, Washington.
Though she never visited, she was always drawn to Austin and is excited for the opportunity to work here and explore a new city and state.
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The owner of No-Comply skate shop was unaware that a demolition permit had been filed until the Historical Landmark Commission Review posted a sign outside their building.
For those fully vaccinated, Stage 4 recommendations call for the use of a mask at outdoor and indoor events, while dining, shopping, and even at private gatherings.
ATCEMS and APD are offering tips to stay safe in the heat or in the water as the days get hotter and longer.
With COVID-19 variants and increased hospitalizations nearly pushing Austin into Stage 4, AISD says it is committed to providing a safe environment.
The point of contention remains SB 1, a bill that Republicans call voter security, while Dems call it voter suppression, specifically of minorities.
Texas House democrats left Austin and took their fight to Washington D.C. earlier this month. The exit was sparked by voting legislation that has divided both parties.
Requesting help from the state is a strategy that has been utilized during peak pandemic periods.
In an update on Wednesday, Chief Joseph Chacon also said 57 arrests had been made, resulting in 158 gun-related or violence-related charges.
The CDC is reporting a roughly 30 percent increase in drug overdose deaths from 2019 to 2020, a new record high.
The bills would ban 24-hour voting and drive-thru voting, though they allow for curbside voting for the disabled.