Austin Local News

22 Central Texas law enforcement agencies are banding together to keep drunk and dangerous drivers off the roads this Memorial Day weekend. Last year at this time one person died and six serious injuries were reported from 154 crashes. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says we're...
Police in a city north of Austin say they have seized $1.5 million worth of methamphetamine that was hidden in a vehicle's gas tank. Local media outlets report Round Rock police announced the seizure Wednesday. An arrest affidavit says an officer pulled over a vehicle on...
An East Austin apartment complex that had a reputation for so much crime, taxis would not stop there, has undergone a transformation in the last 15 months thanks to a cooperative effort by its new owners and Austin police. "I've been here nine years," Susan Baker said, walking...
Round Rock Police conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the seizure of 36 pounds of methamphetamine. Rosalinda Lopez, 22, was arrested on Monday, May 18, at approximately 11:51 a.m., near the 2900 block of N. IH-35. Lopez, who was alone in a 2008 Nissan Rogue, was stopped...
Round Rock Police conducted a traffic stop which resulted in the seizure of 36 pounds of methamphetamine. Rosalinda Lopez, 22, was arrested on Monday, May 18, at approximately 11:51 a.m., near the 2900 block of N. IH-35. Lopez, who was alone in a 2008 Nissan Rogue, was stopped...
The Austin Police Department Parks and Lake Patrol Unit will prohibit the use and operation of personal watercraft, wet bikes, motorized surfboards and similar devices on Lake Austin beginning at sunset on Friday, May 22, 2015 and ending on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at sunrise. Non-...
Some Austin animal center volunteers want money from a donation fund, normally used for marketing items for volunteers, to instead go towards paying for dog walkers. Austin District 4 Councilman Greg Casar said volunteers have reached out about this matter. He said he's not sure...
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals court has reversed the convictions of the 1992 sex assault convictions of two ex-day care owners in Austin who deny abusing children. But, the Court did not exonerate Dan and Fran Keller. Both spent more than 20 years in prison. The pair, who...
A man is dead after being hit by a train in South Austin last night. Around 8pm the Amtrak train The Texas Eagle with about 40 passengers aboard was heading for San Antonio when a man reportedly in his 40s was struck near Stassney Lane and Rose Hill behind Crockett High School...