Austin Local News

Not everyone will be held liable to the new hands-free ordinance that goes into effect in January. Assistant Chief Brian Manley says it will not apply to authorized emergency personnel using portable electronic devices while acting in an official capacity--like law enforcement,...
A teenager was murdered in South Austin last night. Austin Police say 19-year-old Joe Montemayor died at the Travis Park Apartments on Oltorf Street, east of I-35. Officer Surei Scanlon says the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office has determined his cause of death to be a...
The San Marcos Police Department has identified the individual captured on video at the San Marcos Walmart on Sept. 7, 2014 accused of attempting to abduct an 11-year-old girl. An arrest warrant for attempted kidnapping has been issued for Tenencio Moraga III (DOB 01/07/1983)...
Today, Senior Criminal District Judge Larry Gist of Beaumont denied Gregory Kelley’s Motion for a New Trial. Just last week, Judge Larry Gist of Beaumont was appointed by the Supreme Court of Texas to review Gregory Kelley’s request for a new trial. Greg Kelley is guilty of two...
Runny nose....sneezing...sinus headaches...it's ragweed...which is bad all over the state this time of year. We're entering into a particularly nasty fall allergy season. Allergist Dr. Paul Rattner says it will continue escalating until the first frost. He says the worst of the...
Llano County authorities are looking for a man who they say stole a truck on Sunday and then rammed it into a car driven by the police chief of Sunrise Beach. According to the DPS, 36-year-old Rocky Drew McIntosh stole a pickup truck at a convenience store and was pulled over by...
Passengers on a Southwest Airlines jet have used slides to evacuate after the pilot reported an odor in the cabin, declared an emergency and safely returned the to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport spokesman Jason Zielinski says nobody was hurt in Tuesday morning's...
Mourners will gather to remember a Central Texas sheriff's deputy who died after being swept away by floodwaters while checking low-water crossings. The funeral for Travis County sheriff's Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The service is at Hill Country...
Austin police have been going under cover to ticket Uber and Lyft drivers. There's a new app based on ride sharing services in town and they compete with cab company's. Uber driver Anthony Nguyen thought he could be caught by police and he was. "I hope that it becomes legal,...