Austin Local News

The public safety commission learned Monday that the city could hit triple-digit fatalities by the end of the year. In 2013, the City of Austin saw 74 traffic fatalities. Last year there were 62 traffic fatalities. So far in 2015 there have been 42 traffic fatalities. That’s...
Hays County officials on Monday identified two more bodies found in the wreckage of the Memorial Day floods. Medical and dental records helped authorities identify Sue McNeil Carey, 71, and Laura Schultz McComb, 34, as the two women found last week along the Blanco River. In...
Hays County officials on Monday identified two more bodies found in the wreckage of the Memorial Day floods. Medical and dental records helped authorities identify Sue McNeil Carey, 71, and Laura Schultz McComb, 34, as the two women found last week along the Blanco River. In...
39-year-old David Lane Scott is charged with improper relationship between and educator and student after the student's father apparently saw the text messages and contacted Round Rock Police. The girl attends Ridgeview Middle School. According to the arrest affidavit, Scott...
Travis County Commissioners are poised to approve of a disaster declaration that's already been signed off by Judge Sarah Eckhardt. Travis County Emergency Management Coordinator Pete Baldwin says the declaration will help governmental entities, like schools, start repairs, "The...
More people are being sickened by synthetic marijuana. Commander Mike Benevides with Austin-Travis County EMS says since Friday, they've responded to 26 separate incidents that have sickened 31 people, "What that's telling us is that the chemical compound and composition of...
This morning, officers were called to the Whataburger in Burnet for reports of a stabbing that had just occurred. Once on scene, a male victim suffering from severe stab wounds was located and transported from the scene by Burnet EMS. A male suspect was taken into custody by BPD...
This morning, officers were called to the Whataburger in Burnet for reports of a stabbing that had just occurred. Once on scene, a male victim suffering from severe stab wounds was located and transported from the scene by Burnet EMS. A male suspect was taken into custody by BPD...
It was late-November of last year that the city of Austin was terrorized by a downtown gunman who opened fire on buildings and tried to set fire to the Mexican Consulate. One of the buildings struck by Larry McQilliams' bullets was the Austin Police Department headquarters,...