Austin Local News

Less than four years after Travis County voters passed a proposition to establish and invest in a new medical school at The University of Texas at Austin, the Dell Medical School is welcoming its first class of 50 students this week. Selected from among more than 4,500...
Pflugervile police responded to a tragic scene on Sunday in the 17000 block of Glacier Bay. An 8-year-old boy called 911 to report finding his parents dead when he woke up, and upon arrival officers found his mother in a pool of blood on a staircase, and his father dead in the...
Court documents say a man suspected of throwing rocks at cars along Interstate 35 in Austin called 911 more than 1,100 times since June 2014 to report collisions, traffic hazards and reckless driving. The Austin American-Statesman reports that records show 59-year-old Patrick...
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...