Austin Local News

EMERGENCY CREWS DISCOVERED THE BODY OF A MAN IN HIS MID-30'S AT APPROXIMATELY 8:30 P.M. SATURDAY AT JIM HOGG PARK ON LAKE GEORGETOWN. WITNESSES TOLD POLICE THAT A SMALL BOAT OVERTURNED WITH TWO PEOPLE INSIDE AND ONE PERSON NEVER EMERGED FROM THE WATER. DIVERS DISCOVERED THE BODY...
A woman has been killed as the result of a rollover crash on 183 North between Avery Ranch and Bushy Springs. She was the only person in the vehicle. Police closed that section of 183 as they investigate to determine what caused the fatal crash.
At a hearing Friday, a judge made the decision to euthanize the six dogs that killed an Austin woman last week . The hearing -- which began at at 3:30 p.m. -- comes after KVUE's Jenni Lee reported that the dogs may not be put down . On June 15, deputies were dispatched to the...
The Cedar Park Police Department will be increasing patrol presence today through July 5th as part of the region’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP). The goal of the operation is to target impaired and aggressive driving over the popular travel period. CPPD wants...
Austin Police inch a little closer to getting license plate readers from Austin City Council. APD Chief Art Acevedo tries to alleviate Councilmembers' fears of violating citizens' privacy with the system. "In order to actually make an inquiry into the system, the only time we'd...
Austin City Council votes to spend $17 million dollars to equip APD officers with Taser brand body cameras along with iPhones to pair with them. APD tech commander Ely Reyes says the iPhones would be useful for more than just with the bodycams. "Handheld device where officers...
Adefemi Olokodana (aka “Coker Akosua Paul”), 32, a Nigerian national living in Austin, was sentenced to six years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to collect millions of dollars in tax refunds using stolen identification information announced United States Attorney...
On Saturday, June 11, at 10:15 p.m. Hays County deputies were dispatched to 13901 Camino Real (Valero @ Highway 21 and 2001), in Kyle for an “Aggravated Robbery” call. The Sheriff’s Office released video regarding this incident on June 15, 2016 in an effort to identify the...
The Austin City Council has patched up a hole in the ridesharing ordinance passed in 2105. Despite ruling that TNCs must all undergo fingerprint background checks, council members did not specify the penalties the companies would face for non-compliance. On Thursday, council...