Austin Local News

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...
The man seen in a video that shocked the city is now facing charges. Officials with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department have identifed the man seen in a now-viral video beating a turtle to death with a hammer as 57-year-old Terry Washington. In the video, the man can be seen...
With five options to choose from, the Austin City Council went with Mayor Steve Adler's $720 million mobility bond proposal. Voters will get the chance to decide how they feel about his plan in November. The money will be used to address the city's most dangerous corridors and...
The Austin City Council approves an agreement with Travis County to manage and operate a sobriety center. District Six Councilman Don Zimmerman said they could've improved fire service for less money than they're paying on the sobriety center. The sobriety center will cost $1.6...
An extended DWI Enforcement initiative for July 2016 will begin on June 24-June 30: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. operational period. This initiative will be a “No Refusal” DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from operators suspected to be...
Starting tomorrow through July 5, the Travis County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) grant which targets drivers who are driving under the influence of alcohol. This grant is offered by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT)...