Austin Local News

While the results of an autposy are still pending and may not be revealed for several more weeks, some unnamed sources in law eonforcement say preliminary investigations point to strangulation as the cause of death of Haruka Weiser, and 18-year-old University of Texas student...
todays letter to parents from AISD: April 12, 2016 Dear Burnet Middle School Community, The safety of all students is our top priority at Burnet Middle School. With that in mind, I am writing to let you know about incident that occurred near campus yesterday as an Austin ISD...
Austin Police and Austin/Travis County EMS respond to a shooting in the 1400 block of East Rundberg. A man in his 20s reportedly shot and in serious condition but his injuries are not expected to be life-threatening. Austin Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting.
April 12, 2016 (Williamson County, TX) – The Williamson County Commissioners Court proclaimed April 10-16, 2016 as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week honors telecommunications personnel in the public safety community. Williamson County employs 70 people who...
Public safety advocates rally at City Hall to oppose Uber and Lyft's hijacking of Austin City Council. The group Our City Our Safety Our Choice say it comes down to either speaking up for fingerprint background checks for Uber and Lyft drivers, “Or to let Uber and lyft write...
Police say a tip from a school resource counselor led them to determining the identity of the man who slammed into two children in an East Austin intersection on March 3, and then ran off leaving them trapped underneath. Austin police say a Reagan High School resource councilor...
A recent look at 3 1/2 years of cases by the City Auditor found more than a few issues. "In our review of 306 cases, we found that there were issues with about 77% of tested cases," says Assistant City Auditor Katie Houston. The audit revealed issues with Austin Code's hiring...
A Georgetown man and his instructor were killed Saturday morning while on a routine training flight that departed from the Georgetown Airport around 8:45 am. Sh ortly afterward residents in the area called 911 to report the crash. The Wilco Sheriff's department and the FAA are...
AUSTIN – Work crews will close the westbound lanes of State Highway 71 in Bastrop tonight beginning at 6 pm to remove a sign over the main travel lanes near Hasler Boulevard. Traffic will exit immediately after the Colorado River at the Loop 150/Childers Drive/Hasler Blvd exit...