Austin Local News

UPDATE: Owner of USB has been found! PREVIOUS: The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the owner of a USB drive containing family photos. The name associated with these files is Candace. The USB drive was recovered during an...
AUSTIN, TX, July 31 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, set four consecutive daily records for July electric demand this week and may set more records by the end of the summer. “As the Texas economy continues to thrive, ERCOT...
A competition pitting a dozen Austin area dog trainers against each other is winding to a close. Diana Smith with Hearts and Paws has been using positive motivation for over three decades in Austin, "My project for the Canine Restoration Challenge , his name is Kismit from the...
A six vehicle crash at Slaughter and Manchaca has claimed the life of a woman in her 50's. According to EMS, eight people were injured in the crash with five people transported to UMC Brackenridge, two with potential serious injuries. Austin police are investigating and expect...
UPDATE: Steven Blake Aldrich was arrested a couple of hours ago and charged with two counts of a prohibited weapon and one charge of having components of explosives. At approximately 6:30 am, Friday, July 31, 2015 Leander Police Department along with the Austin Police Department...
One way Central Texas residents can help support the region and its residents is by contributing through utility bill donations. These contributions aim to meet significant needs in the community and your donations help improve the area’s quality of life and livability. One of...
A woman in Georgetown is charged with animal cruelty for almost running her dog to death. And police said three weeks ago she actually did run one of her other dogs to death. Neighbors told police they saw Esmeralda Escobar running with her 10-year-old border collie named Oliver...
Several homeowners living behind Terry Black's Barbecue on Barton Springs have filed a lawsuit over the smoke from their barbecue pits. Terry Black's co-owner Mark Black said he was blindsided. "We got an email this morning that they filed a lawsuit and we had no idea," he said...
A Hays High school student tied to a fatal 2013 hit-and-run is found not guilty by a jury. According to the Hays County District Attorney's Office: A Hays County jury Thursday acquitted Nathanael Eddleman of Failure to Stop and Render Aid in the death of Philip Duran on April 27...