Austin Local News

A 16-and-a-half-hour police standoff ends after, according to police, the man who barricaded himself inside an East Austin house sets fire to the house. He then walked out and surrendered to officers. Firefighters extinguished the flames, but there's no word on damage. He...
Witnesses say a member of the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels has crashed during an air show in Beaufort, South Carolina. Police reports indicate that the jet may have clipped power lines and went down about 30 minutes into the air show at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort. Fox News...
An appeals court has ruled that Austin police went too far when questioning a murder suspect, and the confession they obtained should will not be allowed in court. Dwayne Milton Gobert was arrested in October of 2003 and questioned for the stabbing death of Mel Cotton. At the...
The United Animal Nations is helping Central Texans prepare to save animals during a disaster. The organizations Alexis Raymond says her organization has been busy since legislation was passed that makes disaster planners take pets into consideration. "It definitely has helped...
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the pet food aisle, another recall has been issued this week. Additional brands of pet food have been added to the already lengthy recall list. Dr. Carolyn Canizaro with the Caring Hands Pet Clinic in Lakeway says to watch your pet...
Labor analysts marvel at the continuing growth in the Austin job market. In fact, the three-year employment boom in Central Texas has the jobless rate approaching historic lows. "The entire metropolitan area had widespread job increases, and we're noticing this month after month...
Two boys have been arrested and charged with criminal mischief after police say they spread acid all over Westwood Community Park last week. The 15 and 11 year old are accused of breaking into a storage room at the Westwood Community pool, stealing several containers of acid,...
Unlike the "Cotton Bowl" the annual University of Texas and Oklahoma University game is staying put. Cash subsidies, and fifty million dollars in upgrades will keep the annual Red River rivalry in the Cotton Bowl through 2015. Among the improvements to the Cotton Bowl is a huge...
Fifth-grade passing rates on the state's math test have reached the highest levels yet. Eighty-five percent of fifth graders this year passed the math portion of the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. That's up from 81 percent last year. Texas Education Commissioner...