FOX 7 Austin Headlines
"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett staged a racist, anti-gay attack on himself because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Chicago's police superintendent said Thursday.
Before the attack, Smollett also sent a letter that threatened him to the studio in Chicago where "Empire" is shot, Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
Smollett, who is black and gay, turned himself in Thursday to face accusations that he filed a false police report last month when he told authorities he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, police said.… More
South Central U.S. Weather Reports
Weather News - February 21, 2019, 2:44:22 PM EST
While flooding problems will continue over parts of the South and Midwest, rain with melting snow may trigger flooding in part of the central Appalachians and mid-Atlantic region this weekend.
Weather News - February 21, 2019, 2:38:35 PM EST
A powerful storm, more typical of March, will cause winds to howl and may knock down trees, cut power and lead to travel problems from the Plains to the Midwest and Northeast this weekend.
Weather News - February 21, 2019, 10:58:46 AM EST
Weekend storms can pack a punch with damaging winds, large hail and dangerous tornadoes from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Tennessee and Ohio valleys.
Weather News - February 21, 2019, 11:57:02 AM EST
Millions faced disruptive snow and ice as a monster winter storm blanketed the northeastern and midwestern United States.