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...
The first six months of 2007 see a decrease in the number of fatal wrecks involving booze and people not wearing seatbelts, according to new numbers from Austin Police. But the A-P-D's Kris Thompson says they are worried about the number of pedestrians who've died so far this...
Around 11-o'clock last night Austin Fire crews were called to a duplex fire at 1202 St. Johns Ave. By the time crews arrived on the scene the fire had spread through-out the entire structure. Palmer Buck with Austin Fire tells KLBJ that firefighters quickly got extinguished the...
AFD Arson investigators have determined that a fire at a Dollar General store on Rundberg Lane near IH-35 was not related to a blaze that destroyed a Dollar General store on N. Lamar. The two fires happened just a few days apart. "We concluded our investigation on Dollar General...
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...
Northbound I-35 near mile marker 262 was shut down for several hours last night, that after a U-Haul truck bursted into flames. By the time crews with the Georgetown fire department arrived on scene the truck was reportedly fully engulfed in flames. There were no reported...
An attorney with the Texas A-C-L-U says the two-year study by DPS may have involved civil rights infringement. The two-year study by the DPS tracked state troopers' contacts with undocumented immigrants. Rebecca Bernhardt with the A-C-L-U says troopers may have crossed the line...
Austin Police accuse a man of trying to grab a little girl inside a south Austin book store in June, finding that this may not be the first time Seth Hilliker has tried it. Investigators discover three other cases they think Hilliker might be the man who attempted to molest a...