Austin Local News

(Austin, Texas) – Asphalt paving crews will be closing entrance ramps, exit ramps and travel lanes on southbound Loop 1 (MoPac) during overnight hours the weekend of April 29th, as they continue to apply the final layer of permeable friction course asphalt to the entire roadway...
The widow of an Austin man killed in a crash involving a Lyft driver last weekend files a million dollar lawsuit against the company and its unknown driver. Robert Wenzel was riding his motorcycle when he fatally hit a pole to avoid hitting the Lyft car that was loading...
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...
UPDATE: Austin Police arrest Eugene Chisolm, 24, for injuring five officers earlier this week. 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...
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...