Austin Local News

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...
A special prosecutor says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted on felony charges accusing the Republican of misleading investors before taking office. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case, told The New York Times on Saturday...
UPDATE: Owner of USB has been found! PREVIOUS: The Austin Police Department’s Robbery Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating the owner of a USB drive containing family photos. The name associated with these files is Candace. The USB drive was recovered during an...
AUSTIN, TX, July 31 – The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), grid operator for most of Texas, set four consecutive daily records for July electric demand this week and may set more records by the end of the summer. “As the Texas economy continues to thrive, ERCOT...
A competition pitting a dozen Austin area dog trainers against each other is winding to a close. Diana Smith with Hearts and Paws has been using positive motivation for over three decades in Austin, "My project for the Canine Restoration Challenge , his name is Kismit from the...