Austin Local News

Colleagues of STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain, who died last week, have started the healing process by getting back to work at 7 tomorrow morning. EMS flights will resume first. Travis County STAR Flight Program Director Casey Ping said other missions like public safety, search...
Austin Police uncovered a sophisticated marijuana growing operation in a house in South Austin. Police arrested a man in connection with the rental property on Alexandria Street near Brodie Lane. Lt. David Socha of the Organized Crime Division said Detectives found more than 400...
Some University of Texas-Austin students held a die-in to protest an apparel licensing contract between the University of Texas at Austin and Dallas Cowboys Merchandising (289c Apparel/Cowboys), which they claim is a well-known labor and human rights abuser. The demonstration...
Investigators say a Central Texas medical helicopter had cleared some trees and was coming out of a spin when a flight nurse fell to her death from a hoist. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released its preliminary report on the April 27 accident in Austin...
The future of computer science belongs to girls. That's the message Google has for the students of Bertha Sadler Means school in Northeast Austin. The all-girls school is the first of its kind in America to have all of its 6th, 7th and 8th grade students participate in Google's...
Nearly two weeks after a crash in Liberty Hill took the lives of two children and injured three other family members, there are calls for improved safety where it happened. After the crash, the Williamson County commissioner for the area and the Texas Department of...
The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a weekend attack outside a center near Dallas, Texas, that displayed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The extremist group says on its Al Bayan radio station that "two soldiers of the caliphate" carried out the attack and...
The University of Texas Board of Regents voted 8-0 today to submit a brief to the Texas Attorney General’s Office in response to a request for an opinion submitted by private counsel on behalf of Regent Wallace Hall. Regent Hall abstained from the vote. At issue are two...
On Thursday, April 16th, an unknown black male entered into the victim’s apartment located in the 4600 block of Bennett. Once inside the apartment he attacked the victim. The suspect sprayed the victim with mace, threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her. The...