Austin Local News

Police identified the three men standing on the left side of the counter as suspects Austin Police have identified the victim of a shooting Friday night. It appears 22 year old Ricky Lynn Shepherd was involved in an argument at a convenience store that escalated into a shooting...
23 year old Sherman Griffin was mowing grass at a park in Lagrange, when he was swarmed by bees from a nearby oak tree. Griffin was a city employee, and officials say he was stung more than 300 times. Griffin had asthma, and stopped breathing after the attack. He was airlifted...
The Volunteer and Resource Center Phone Bank is now available for citizens to call for assistance, and for those wanting to volunteer to provide help to the victims of this week's flood. The phone number is (830)265-4572. Persons wishing to either volunteer or provide resources...
A group hired to perform an audit of the Austin Police Department, Austin Parks Police, Aviation Police, and City Marshals is hosting a day-long community forum at City Hall. The Austin Listening campaign is designed to solicit feedback on the city’s public safety services,...
The boating ban on most local lakes will continue for at least a few more days. Because of this week’s extensive flooding throughout the lower Highland Lakes chain, LCRA tells KLBJ that a ban on recreational boating will continue on Lake Travis and possibly other Highland Lakes...
A black bag found in a Dallas middle school girls locker room contained rotten oranges and not a human fetus as had been thought. Police say a janitor doing end-of-school cleaning yesterday at Ben Franklin Middle School found the trash bag and its contents. The janitor called...
A Jeep Cherokee trailing a cascade of flames rammed into Glasgow airport on Saturday, shattering glass doors just yards from passengers lined up at the check-in counters. Police said they believed the attack was linked to two car bombs found in London the day before. Britain...
Passenger traffic at Austin's airport continues to run at a record pace. Figures released for May show more people flew through Austin than any single month in the airport's seven-year history. Jim Halbrook at the airport says that is five percent ahead of last year's record-...
High water levels along Town Lake have forced the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department to close off parts of the Hike and Bike Trail temporarily. Joggers and cyclists are being diverted away from those parts of the trial affected by the high water, but do have...