Austin Local News

Several years ago, Ford decided it was no longer going to make Crown Victorias, the model many law enforcement agencies used. Travis County Sheriff's Office decided to replace its fleet of Crown Vics with Chevrolet Tahoes, which it has been doing for the past few years. As they...
Update: Sean Q. Lemuel, Black male, (D.O.B. 5/1/1984), has been arrested and charged with Murder. He is in custody and on a $1 million bond. Original Release Case: 14-3011515 Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Time: 7:40 p.m. Location: 2606 Wheless Ln. Deceased: Kimberly Milton...
UPDATE: Arrested: Robert Sanders, Jr., Black male, D.O.B. 3-27-56 He is in custody at the Travis County Jail and bond has been set at $500,000. Narrative: On Monday, January 19, 2015, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Austin Police Officers responded to a deceased person call at 8800...
A woman in North Austin was sent to the hospital after being tazed by Austin police. Witnesses say a black woman in her 40s, who looked homeless and possibly mentally instable...caused a disturbance at a convenience store on Rundberg at Interstate 35. Nearby witnesses who saw...
PRESS RELEASE: On Jan. 28th, 2015, Taylor Police arrested Ben Stoglin, 56, of Taylor, for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child. The Sexual Assault occurred on March 23, 2014, in the 1000 block of West 3rd street. The victim was a 13 year old special needs girl. As part of the...
Williamson County Commissioners have approved a settlement with two people who accused them of discriminatory hiring practices. Wayne Krause Yang with the Texas Civil Rights project says commissioners quizzed candidates vying for a constable position questions about what their...
A famed sculpture depicting a 'Homeless Jesus' will be calling an downtown Austin church home soon. The life sized sculpture depicting a man wrapped in blanket on a park bench by Canadian sculpture Timothy Schmalz began getting a lot of attention. Homeless advocate Richard...
A swim in McKinney Falls State Park in Southeast Austin turned deadly for an out-of-state-visitor. The body of the unidentified man in his 20s was pulled out of the Upper Falls yesterday afternoon by Austin/Travis County EMS. The water there can go as deep as twenty feet. The...
Austin Fire Department says an early morning 2-alarm fire on Chimney Creek Circle in Northeast Austin was caused by an unextinguished cigarette. Firefighters were called to the cul-de-sac where a second story duplex balcony had flames shooting out twenty feet. A second alarm was...