Austin Local News

Austin Police are looking for three suspects in the shooting of a man at his home in East Austin on Memorial Day. Detective Chris Smith says the suspects had borrowed some tools from the victim at his home on Luna Street because they claimed their car was broken. "The suspects...
A Round Rock bailiff accused of using a racial slur in front of kids attending a court hearing has now been fired. Richard Koble admits he used the slur during the May 16th arraignments of 204 students charged with curfew violations relating to an immigration walkout. He tells...
Members of the Saint Johns Presbyterian Church want to get started on the clean up after a fire investigators say was set on purpose, but elder Amy Fisher says they have to wait for insurance officials first. "The insurance fire investigator is over there doing his investigation...
U-T Police get the word out to incoming freshmen about keeping themselves safe. Crime Prevention Officer Darrel Halsted with U-T-P-D says they offer all women on campus a course in self defense. "It's a 16 hour self defense calls that talks about sexual assaul, risk reduction...
A blockage in a sewage line causes a man hole to over- flow sending more than fifteen thousand gallons of sewage in to Town Lake near festival beach. The city's Laurie Lentz says they don't believe the overflow has affected the water supply.
Environmental groups are praising the Austin City Council’s decision to increase the amount of money in the upcoming bond package for purchasing open space and environmentally-sensitive land. The Council boosted the total amount for open space by $20 million before setting the...
Pflugerville Police have arrested a man accused of stabbing a 12-year old boy. The incident allegedly happened on June 1st, when a group of kids were chased by another group older than them on Nimbus Drive. Police raided the home of Christopher Juarez last night around 10 o'...
Health officials are investigating the recent diagnosis of ten cases of Legionnaires' disease in the San Antonio area. They want to know whether the cases share a common source. The ten cases were diagnosed within the past two months at two hospitals on San Antonio's north side...
Austin I-S-D officials are reviewing 2005 TAKS test data after a Texas Education Agency study found possible patterns of cheating in several districts. Andy Welch with A-I-S-D says that does not mean there was cheating. "It could very well be that those kinds of increases are...