Austin Local News

A four-month-old baby is kidnapped at five Thursday morning, when her mother's truck is stolen from a gas station at Slaughter and Congress. Austin Police Officer Aaron Townsend said the mother called 9-1-1 and after a short pursuit, they were able to stop 27-year-old Felipe...
Austin police have discovered a large grow of psilosyben, or psychedelic mushrooms. Detective Robbie Volk says the mushroom crop was discovered in an unoccupied home in the 6300 block of Berkeley in South Austin. Volk says they confiscated about 40 pounds of the stuff, "I've...
University of Texas officials are scheduled to be in court, seeking a judge's permission to remove a statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis from the main area of campus. Thursday's afternoon hearing comes after the nearly century-old bronze statue was targeted by...
Austin City Council Members Greg Casar, Leslie Pool, and Ann Kitchen will be holding a press conference prior to Thursday’s budget hearing to announce the Residents’ Advocacy Project, a City of Austin budget proposal to improve the City’s response to dangerous rental properties...
The Austin Police Department and emergency officials are warning residents about a new batch of the drug K2 that has sickened hundreds. Officials said that as of Aug. 26, they have treated 763 patients and responded to 709 calls since May 29 across Travis County. Police said...
On August 18, 2015, at approximately 9 pm, Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies were providing traffic control for a semi-truck and trailer that had high-centered on Highway 290 near Holder Lane in Dripping Springs, Hays County Texas. Vehicle traffic on Highway 290 was reduced...
APD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Hispanic male suspect wanted for burglarizing businesses where he is stealing cigarettes. The suspect forced entry into businesses by breaking the front glass door/window and immediately targeting the cigarette display inside...
UPDATE: The Travis County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division is investigating the death of Ke’Osha Iemunique Kanada, 20, who was shot at 13800 Windmill Circle in Pflugerville on the evening of August 25. Kanada, a black female, died of a single-gunshot wound to the chest...
In the evening of Tuesday, August 11th, Austin Police were flagged down by a citizen who stated she observed multiple subjects assault and steal a bicycle from an unidentified victim or victims in the area of Gaston Place/Wheless Ln. Officers were able to locate and detain the...