Austin Local News

Heroin seizures are not only in the rise in California, Arizona and New Mexico, but also here in Central Texas. A routine traffic stop on Interstate 35 turned into one of the largest heroin busts in Williamson County. Deputies stopped a man and after talking to him, some...
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office Lehman High School Explorer Post 1911 competed in the 2015 Central Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Competition. This is the first full-year of membership for this team comprised of 18 students, freshman through senior, at Lehman High School in...
The son of a man shot to death by an Austin police officer is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the officer and the city. Attorney Robby Alden says 70 year old John Schaefer called police to tell them he'd shot a dog that attacked him in his back yard. Alden says Schaefer...
Best Musical Award Winner Once is making its debut in Austin this week. ONCE , winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Bass Concert Hall for a limited engagement from February 24 – March...
San Marcos Police Department needs your help to locate a missing man who they believe may be endangered. Jonathan Russell, 25, was last seen Thursday morning riding a gold or rust colored bicycle northbound on the west access road in the 1600 block of IH-35. Russell is described...
A new program being offered by the Texas Department of Public Safety is being used by the Austin Police Department to protect children. More than 500 officers have been trained to determine if children they encounter are actually victims of human trafficking. Just last week...
The 15th traffic fatality in Austin occurred Sunday after 6 a.m. in the 2100 block of West Parmer Lane. Austin Police report the preliminary investigation shows that both a 2004 Acura MDX and a 2011 Audi Q5 were traveling eastbound on Parmer Lane. The Acura struck the rear of...
A rabid dog was brought to the Zilker Park Dog Park on Sunday February 8th. Now authorities want to find anyone who may have been exposed to it. According to Austin Travis County Health and Human Services: Austin Animal Services and Austin/Travis County Health & Human...
Improper use of space heaters is blamed for the deaths of an infant and a 24-year-old man in Williamson County. Andrew Lee was living in a barn near Jarrell and was killed when the barn caught fire. A Leander family is recovering from their injuries from a mobile home fire that...