Austin Local News

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...
The associate vice-president for campus safety and security at UT says the events at Virginia Tech were a wake-up call. Since Monday, he says the university has ramped up its communication and planning. Bob Harkins says university officials and students are involved in ongoing...
A Midland man is reportedly busted, after he allegedly stole a banana from one an eatery at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Court documents indicate 49-year-old Jeffrey Willard Smith allegedly tried to avoid arrest by eating the evidence he is accused of taking from...
Several Austin-area Korean-American churches have organized a memorial service tonight for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. Paul Kim, one of the organizers, says that this week's events are especially tragic to the Korean-American community Tonight's service at 8 pm is...
A NASA contract worker armed with a handgun killed a hostage and then himself after today a nearly four-hour standoff in an office building at Johnson Space Center. Houston police say a second hostage, a woman, escaped with minor injuries. The gunman was identified as an...
Houston Democratic lawmaker faces DWI charges after being arrested this week while driving downtown. Austin police said they arrested Dutton, a state representative, late Wednesday after pulling him over for speeding down west 6th street. He was released from a Travis County...
Paul Anthony Lawrence is sentenced to five years in federal prison for stockpiling explicit images of children on his home computer. Eric Nichols with the Attorney General's office says there was an ongoing investigation of Lawrence by Hays County Sheriffs. Nichols says Lawrence...
Campus officials say police searched the main library at the University of Texas today after a threatening note was found. U-T spokeswoman Rhonda Weldon says campus police determined that evacuation wasn't necessary, but an announcement about the threat was made so people who...
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...