Austin Local News

The FBI is indefinitely detaining a former Austin police officer who police say is linked to a conspiracy to kill a pregnant Kyle PD crime victims counselor. Fired APD Officer VonTrey Clark is being held on a visa-related issue in that country, and a joint effort between...
After more and more residents started complaining about short term rental (STR) properties in residential areas, the city announced it would proactively inspect STRs in a pilot program for the month of July. The inspections happened at night and on weekends, during the time...
An Austin City Council member’s proposal to regulate smoke wafting from barbecue joints into residential areas has been chewed over by two committees, who have now both decided they don’t much like the taste of it. The council’s Health and Human Services Committee voted 4-0...
The mother of a toddler who was found dead in a South Austin grave is back in a Travis County courtroom today. Meagan Work is in court for an evidence hearing. The judge heard Cedar Park police testimony and watched dash cam video in regards to Work and her son, Colton Turner's...
A man is jailed after running over two bicyclists. An affidavit says 23 year old Jake Rupp was driving under the influence when he hit two bicyclists along South First yesterday morning injuring one of them. Police say Rupp was near the Texas School for the Deaf when the...
Austin firefighters say the oxygen masks they use to rescue pets need to be replaced but there's no money in the pet-friendly city's budget for them. First responders would have had to perform mouth-to-snout Saturday morning to resuscitate a large rottweiler rescued from a...
A baby sitter who spent years on death row before winning a new trial for an Austin-area infant's 1994 death has died less than two months after pleading guilty to murder. The Travis County Sheriff's Office released this statement: Cathy Lynn Henderson died August 2, 2015, at 8:...
A fire caused more than $150,000 worth of damage to a home in South Austin Saturday morning. Austin Fire Department reported to the fire at around 6:15 a.m. at 3806 Holt Drive. The fire, ruled accidental, began in a plastic trash can outside of the home. The fire then burned...
The fight is on for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. A grand jury has indicted Paxton on multiple felony charges, according to several sources who are familiar with the complaints. The charges will be unsealed in McKinney on Monday about noon, and a Tarrant County judge has...