Austin Local News

Statement from CLEAT on the firing of APD Officer Mark Manley The Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas issued the following statement in response to the wrongful termination of Austin Police Officer Mark Manley by Chief Art Acevedo: “This is yet another example of Chief...
Yesterday afternoon, Engine 1 and Engine 6 on the B shift were sent to a collision at Barton Springs and Riverside. As they arrive, AFD crews are told that the driver of the truck involved, and who was injured, had left the scene in pursuit of his dog who escaped the truck and...
With the closure this morning of the Mansfield Dam floodgate and one of the two open floodgates at Tom Miller Dam (currently, there is only one partial floodgate opening at TMD), the Austin Fire Chief has lifted the ban on recreational boating that was issued earlier this week.
Austin Energy says despite crews working for hours, there are still thousands of people without power following the early morning storm that uprooted trees, knocked down power lines, and fried some fuses. 39 restoration crews and ten tree crews have been responding to calls all...
Austin Community College’s Northridge and Rio Grande Campuses are closed Wednesday, April 27, due to power outages. Classes and activities scheduled for the day are canceled, including night classes. The campuses will reopen Thursday, April 28. All other campuses remain open, on...
A fairly extensive cleanup process is underway at two Pflugerville ISD schools after two students come down with Shigella, a highly contagious bacteria that's spread by a lack of hand-washing after using the bathroom. The district says one student was diagnosed from Dessau...
UPDATE: Below is Chief Acevedo’s statement regarding the written reprimand. “I respectfully differ with the city manager and Austin Police Association about my public remarks and response to the officer involved shooting on February 8, 2016. I acted in the best interests of the...
We're learning more about a carjacking in South Austin. According to Austin Police, an elderly man picked up a homeless man earlier this afternoon and offered him work at his home in the 8100 block of Verbank Villa. While there, the homeless man robbed the homeowner and stole...
Austin's construction industry just got a little safer. A new Virtual Reality training technology called "Safety in a Box" debuts today in Austin at the 2016 Safety Summit. Texas Mutual Insurance's Jeremiah Bentley says you couldn't duplicate this training in the real world...