Austin Local News

A tense overnight SWAT standoff in South Austin ends peacefully after a man who fires some shots and injures himself gives himself up to police. It started about 9:15 last night between William Cannon and Dittmar. A man who lives in a house on Oak Hedge Place got into a fight...
Austin's homeless say their primary resource The ARCH needs to expand and clean up. Some homeless people say the crime-ridden area surrounding the ARCH downtown is keeping them apart from the help they need to get off of Austin's streets. South Austin Pastor Mark Hilbelink of...
A tense ten hour overnight SWAT Standoff in South Austin results in a man giving himself up to police this morning. It started about 9:15 last night between William Cannon and Dittmar. A man who lives in a house on Oak Hedge Place got into a fight with a woman who lives in an RV...
The Austin school board on Monday night will consider adopting a $1.1 billion budget for 2015-16, which includes a 3 percent raise for all employees. The new budget is expected to cost the owner of an average-value home about $168 more in school taxes. The budget includes a...
The wait is over. Blue Bell has started distributing ice cream to select stores. The company said that because it is currently only producing ice cream in one facility, it will re-enter parts of 15 states in five phases. Production facilities in Brenham and Oklahoma are...
Nearly two dozen Texas challenges against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency during the current administration have yielded a mixed bag. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed ( http://atxne.ws/1MW1W5o ) the status of 23 actions filed by the Texas attorney general's office...
Four people were killed this morning in a dramatic fiery crash in North Austin. On the scene investigators tells News Radio KLBJ...the car was speeding on Loop 360 and crashed at the North Mopac intersection. They say the car went through a concrete barrier, flew into the air...
Austin will be the first city outside of Google’s hometown of Mountain View, Calif., to test the company’s first fully self-driving cars, the company announced Saturday. Google, which has already made a big push in Austin through the launch of Google Fiber, has been testing self...
A drug ring that used Austin as its home base has been sentenced to federal prison. According to the US Attorney's office: In Austin, 18 individuals have been sentenced over the past two days to federal prison terms for their roles in a cocaine and methamphetamine distribution...