Austin Local News

If Proposition One fails, Uber and Lyft have said they'll leave Austin. Austin-based TNC GetMe's co-founder Jonathan Laramy says although GetMe remains on the sidelines in this election, they are poised to take all the drivers they can if the others leave. Other similar services...
With Houston's Chief of Police retirement, there's been speculation that Austin's now-embattled Chief Art Acevedo might be interested. While Austin Police acknowledge that any time a major city Police Chief opening happens that Chief Acevedo gets frequently called. APD says in a...
A scam where an automated phone call says the recipient has been indicted for unpaid federal income tax resurfaced in Round Rock. When directed to call a specific number, the person called identifies themselves as a paralegal with the U.S. Treasury Department and demands a money...
Hays County Sheriffs spend a couple of days making sure registered sex offenders are where they're supposed to be. "Operation Verify" saw 55 deputies fan out across the county making contact with 139 people. Three arrests were made for noncompliance. Sheriffs are following up on...
Authorities say they've tracked down an accused serial arsonist who was an inmate at the Austin State Hospital. Kirill Belchenko will soon be taken back to the facility. Belchenko was a suspect in a 2014 fire at the Arboretum, and admitted to police that he set fire to a bank in...
The Hutto Police Department is issuing to warning to residents about people posing as fire inspectors and soliciting business at people's homes. City officials say anyone who is soliciting business in Hutto should first have a permit, and put that permit on display when entering...
Touting a very successful traffic initiative on the day President Barack Obama visited Austin for South by Southwest, Mayor Steve Adler says he's ready to try again. On the day of Obama's arrival, Adler asked city employees to find ways to work from home, come in late, leave...
Two Austin police officers are treated at the hospital following their response to a disturbance call in southeast Austin Wednesday evening. Both the Austin Police Department and Austin-Travis County EMS were on-scene dealing with a drug overdose when the two officers reportedly...
At 4 p.m. today, there were 1,350 customers affected by power outages at about 200 locations. At peak, there were some 22,000 customers without power caused by high winds and lightning that hit the Austin area at about 2:30 a.m. This compares to the 50,000 customer outages we...