Austin Local News

Marc Ott, Austin's city manager, has come under fire recently for his seemingly out-of-the-blue reprimand of Austin Chief of Police Art Acevedo. But Ott's time at the helm has also seen quite a few other issues that have led some to wonder whether or not he'll be keeping his job...
Seton officials say they got a tip earlier this week from someone claiming that a baby thief, who has a previous history of committing the crime in Puerto Rico, was in the area around Kyle. Seton Healthcare issued the following statement: On April 27, a Seton hospital received a...
Travis County officials have cancelled Levitation 2016 due to public safety concerns regarding this weekend’s forecasted dangerous weather and previous weather-caused complications with the festival grounds. “Event organizers and the County have worked together to ensure the...
A scuffle at a Southeast Austin apartment complex Tuesday night leaves five Austin police officers hurt. Austin Police say they were taken to UMC Brackenridge for treatment. Three officers returned to duty. Two were still in the hospital. The scuffle started when a suspect...
If Proposition One fails, Uber and Lyft have said they'll leave Austin. Austin-based TNC GetMe's co-founder Jonathan Laramy says although GetMe remains on the sidelines in this election, they are poised to take all the drivers they can if the others leave. Other similar services...
With Houston's Chief of Police retirement, there's been speculation that Austin's now-embattled Chief Art Acevedo might be interested. While Austin Police acknowledge that any time a major city Police Chief opening happens that Chief Acevedo gets frequently called. APD says in a...
A scam where an automated phone call says the recipient has been indicted for unpaid federal income tax resurfaced in Round Rock. When directed to call a specific number, the person called identifies themselves as a paralegal with the U.S. Treasury Department and demands a money...
Hays County Sheriffs spend a couple of days making sure registered sex offenders are where they're supposed to be. "Operation Verify" saw 55 deputies fan out across the county making contact with 139 people. Three arrests were made for noncompliance. Sheriffs are following up on...
Authorities say they've tracked down an accused serial arsonist who was an inmate at the Austin State Hospital. Kirill Belchenko will soon be taken back to the facility. Belchenko was a suspect in a 2014 fire at the Arboretum, and admitted to police that he set fire to a bank in...