Austin Local News

An Austin cab driver says he narrowly avoided disaster early Thursday morning after a group of masked men with guns approached his car. The driver tells police he was parked near Woodward and I-35 around 2:00 a.m. when two men with rifles appraocched him. He says a third man,...
Austin Travis County EMS say a woman in her 20s is dead after a rollover crash in Southeast Austin. A man in his 20s is injured and taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious injuries. The rollover crash happened about 5:30 in the 3200 block of...
Buda Police are responding to a disturbance on Fletcher Bend in the Garlic Creek Subdivision. Police were called out around 4:30 this afternoon. At this time, this is an active situation and SWAT is on the scene for a possible barricaded subject. There is a language barrier with...
.As many people suffered greatly in Southeast Austin and Travis County from floods the last few years, so have public parklands.Several east and southeast Travis County Parks were severely damaged in the October Floods last year and two years ago. Parks Department staffers ask...
Travis County Starflight rescues a woman in her fifties on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Austin Travis County EMS says the woman suffering from an unspecified but non life-threatening medical condition was airlifted from Sculpture Falls to UMC Brackenridge.
An Austin police officer, identified only as Jacob, was a caller Tuesday night on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. The officer was talking about the addiction he sees people having with their cell phones, and eventually the conversation drifted to the mobile phone craze '...
A lawsuit has been filed that could throw a wrench in work on Mopac in Southwest Austin. Two intersections have been called into question: Slaughter at Mopac and La Crosse Avenue at Mopac. The suit claims TxDOT failed to do proper environmental studies, and now the habitat of...
An Austin mother is suing the driver of a car who hit and killed her 2-year-old son in the parking lot of a Walmart off of Parmer and I-35 earlier this month. Eli Vela died in his mother's arms after he was hit by a car that made a wide turn. As the mother loaded items into the...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has removed K-9 Drago from its handler, Sgt. Randy Batten, after the K-9 was discovered with fleas, ticks and skin sores. Drago is two years old and has been with WCSO for three months. He's a German Shepard. Sgt. Batten left on vacation...