Austin Local News

A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy came to an end Friday afternoon. More than 80 volunteers came to search the area near Mansfield Dam, the place where Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis was checking to make sure no citizen was stranded in rushing flood waters...
A man is in jail after he tried to kidnap a young girl in East Austin. 21 year old Rodolfo Martinez was arrested for attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child. Sgt. Raul Ortegon says the 13 year old girl was with another person, but gives tips should this happen to someone...
The Austin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who assaulted a victim in the 800 block of Barton Springs Rd. Officers responded to an assault call on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 11:21 p.m. They were led to a nearby drainage tunnel, where they...
The NFL will partner with the National Domestic Violence Hotline,eadquartered in Austin, following the release of a video showing Baltimore Raven's Running Back Ray Rice assaulting his then-girlfriend in an elevator. Hotline CEO Katie Ray Jones says phones calls increased 84...
An animal advocacy group is hoping a cruelty investigation will be launched to find out who left an American Bulldog mix tied to a dumpster for two days, causing the animal to suffer severe sunburns. Faith Wright is with Austin Pets Alive says whoever left the dog they're now...
The Texas labor market added 20,100 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs in August. Over the year, employers expanded their payrolls by 395,200 total non-farm jobs. The unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in August, up slightly from 5.1 percent in July. It remained below the...
Arrangements are now being made to help out the family of the missing Travis County Sheriff's deputy. 100 Club of Central Texas Executive Director Etta Moore says they are reaching out to the deputy's family to offer emotional as well as monetary support. She says it's a sad...
The top major-party candidates for Texas Governor will face off tonight in the first of two debates. Border issues are expected to dominate. It's the first border community debate since 1998 in El Paso. Tonight Attorney General Greg Abbott and State Senator Wendy Davis will...
A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings. The search will pick up Friday after storms before nightfall...