Austin Local News

A Central Texas university will soon be taking a close look at crime, specifically problems with the justice system. At the request of the National Institute of Justice, the School of Criminal Justice at Texas State University will conduct a study on wrongful convictions and...
The Austin City Council decides to take a million dollar hit to sell 200 acres of quarry land to the city of Cedar Park. The council was slated to approve the proposal at their last meeting, but pulled the item when the company running the operation offered a million dollars...
The owner of a snow cone stand says she had no idea a dangerous fugitive was living underneath her store. Vendors at a food court near Barton Springs say they weren't aware of an extensive homeless camp that was set up in a nearby drainage pipe. They tell KEYE they don't leave...
Police say they've arrested eight juveniles in connection to an Austin church that was extensively vandalized last week. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo made the announcement on Wednesday. The St. John's Regular Baptist Association tabernacle was broken into twice last week...
Home Depot is among one of the latest retailers reporting data breaches, and with the holiday shopping season approaching, local experts are saying to get used to it. The Better Business Bureau says it should be a wake up call for Americans. Cesar Alvarado, with the B.B.B. in...
A three-week-old baby is taken to the hospital with a broken leg and bruising on the brain. Now her father is facing charges. Angelique Meyers with the Round Rock Police Department says they first learned of the incident from hospital staff back on September 8th. She says,"The...
Investigators with the Burnet County Special Operations Unit along with the Burnet Police Department received information of a methamphetamine lab in Burnet near the area of FM 963 and US Hwy 281 last week. Investigators contacted the owners of the residence at 1102 North Water...
(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...