Austin Local News

(from the U.S. Marshal’s Office) The United States Marshals led Lone Star Fugitive Task Force will direct investigative resources towards their apprehension mission of tracking down central Texas fugitives charged with domestic and family violence. During October, the Austin-...
The City of Austin issued a report saying that South By Southwest Festival organizers do not have a safety plan and don't give them information about shows or performances. Festival Founder and Managing Director Roland Swenson says "Nothing could be further from the truth!" He...
Doctors are confident they are prepared to deal with an Ebola Virus outbreak at St. David's Hospital in Austin. Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Brian Metzger says that despite the widespread outbreak of the deadly virus in Africa, it is easily contained with basic care. He...
A four-year-old girl who was abducted by her mother from Texas 12 years ago has been rescued from Mexico in a secret mission. According to the FBI: A fugitive wanted for parental kidnapping, for more than twelve years, by the FBI and the Austin Police Department, was deported to...
The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money-laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday upheld a ruling last year from the 3rd Court of Appeals that tossed DeLay's 2010...
A Central Texas university recognizes a problem that puts students' lives at risk, as well as the lives of those around them. And school officials are doing something to try to reverse the potentially deadly trend. The problem is driving under the influence of drugs. Annie...
The Universal Recycling Ordinance takes effect today and now commercial properties with more than 50 thousand square feet of space and properties with more than ten units must provide a recycling stream for plastics, glass, paper and cardboard. They're also required to have city...
The alarming increase in infant accidental suffocation deaths this year already surpasses the last two years’ totals. Leanne Courtney is the senior investigator and forensic nurse with the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office and says there have been 10 reported deaths this...
Meeting tough new EPA Standards on carbon pollution from the State's aging coal-fired power plants could cost Texans an additional 20% on their electric bill. The proposal asks the State to provide a plan to cut 30% from the 2005 standards. State Representative Jason Villalba...