Austin Local News

Members of the group suing to block the construction of a new Wal-mart at Northcross mall don't know when they will be back in court. Both 'Responsible Growth for Northcross' and the 'Allendale Neighborhood Association' sued the city of Austin over its permits for the new store...
Fire investigators say a nine-year-old child is responsible for the fire that damaged six apartments in a complex on Clayton Lane just before 10:00 this morning. AFD Battalion Chief Dawn Clopton says the child was also responsible for a fire that damaged a home on Yorkshire...
Forty-one-year-old Phill Raije Rian was sentenced to a total of twenty three years in prison by a Williamson County Jury last night for three counts of sexual assault. The victim in the case was sixteen years old at the time of the offenses last summer. The boy lived across the...
The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for the Texas Gulf coast from Freeport to the Rio Grande. Tropical storm conditions are expected within the warned area within the next 24 hours. That means winds of 39 miles per hour or more. The fifth tropical...
A 71-year-old registered sex offender is charged sexually molesting a little girl, and Austin Police think the list of his victims is a long one. Norman Leroy Sharp was convicted in 2005 of sexual assault against his own granddaughters. Now police are investigating another 2005...
Less than two weeks away from the start of a new school year and Austin School Board want to do something about a growing problem at schools, "Racism". Board member Cheryl Bradley is concerned about which kids facing suspension or who are disciplined. She says it was...
Austin religious communities meet with law enforcement today to talk about security for their sanctuaries and their worshipers. The Austin chapter of the Anti-Defamation League organizes the conference to help make members of all religious groups aware of the lurking possibility...
Rescue workers are getting set in southern Texas in advance of a tropical depression expected to hit tomorrow as a tropical storm. It's now less than 400 miles from Brownsville. Mexico has also issued a tropical storm watch along part of its Gulf shore.
An Austin-area boy is fighting what health officials believe is a rare and usually fatal form of meningitis. Officials say they believe the boy is 11 or 12 years old. They say he's in the Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin after becoming sick after swimming in Lake LBJ...