Austin Local News

FOX 7's Ann Wyatt Little reports that a Travis County jury has found Linda Woodman guilty of manslaughter and aggravated assault. The jury reached the verdict in less than an hour. This is an update to a developing story. The original version is as follows: Closing arguments are...
A new judge has been appointed in the Greg Kelley case, according to a letter sent from the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. The letter, written from Chief Justice Nathan Hecht to Judge Michael McSpadden, said Judge Billy Ray Stubbenfield recused himself from the...
Kreuz Market, the 114-year-old barbecue Mecca in Lockhart, is making news again, some of it exciting, some of it not exactly welcome. On the plus side, following a branch of the family opening Schmidt Family Barbecue in Bee Cave, Kreuz owner Keith Schmidt is building a new...
Bans on single-use grocery bags in Austin and at least eight Texas cities might violate state law, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said in a written opinion Friday. The opinion, however, was far from definitive, and Abbott declined to assess the legality of ordinances adopted...
A Hutto man is dead after police say his car fell on him while he was trying to change the oil. Hutto Police Lt Dwayne Jones says it appears the jack kicked out from under the car, " It can be real dangerous anytime you are working under any kind of heavy piece of equipment,...
Attorney General Greg Abbott has backed out of one of the two agreed upon gubernatorial debates scheduled between him and his Democratic opponent State Senator Wendy Davis. Davis originally asked for 6 debates all over the state. Abbott agreed to two, but now he's pulling out of...
New abortion restrictions in Texas have been thrown out by a federal judge in Austin. Judge Lee Yeakel's ruling sides with abortion clinics that challenged a law that would have required the clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards by September 1. That would have left...
The former CEO of an Austin-based medical supplies company gets 20 years in prison for orchestrating a fraud scheme. According to the Department of Justice, the former chief executive officer (CEO) of ArthroCare Corporation was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison, and the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says municipal bans on single-use plastic bags are illegal. In a five-page attorney general's opinion Friday, the Republican gubernatorial nominee said a state law prohibits local governments from prohibiting, restricting...