Austin Local News

The head of the Central Texas N-double-A-C-P says they are working toward many of the same stated goals that the Austin Police Association has, quality policing and respect for citizens. But Nelson Linder is quick to add that his group will continue to pressure the police union...
As the kids head out the door tonight to go trick-or-treating, the Austin Police Department wants to make sure they don’t forget a very important accessory. When children have free candy on their mind, they may not be thinking of much else, like traffic, so APD Lieutenant Chris...
The State Transportation Department's Gabby Garcia says the on-ramp openings will begin on State Hwy 130 about mid morning today - and then crews will move to State Hwy 45. She cautions you against trying to enter onto one of the new roads if the barricade is still set up. The...
An Austin police officer's quick thinking keeps him from getting what could have been the shock of his life. The officer was responding to a home invasion call on Aspen Street in north Austin when he saw 35 year old Lockhart resident Aaron Carter reportedly jumping out of the...
An Austin teacher is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of computers from his school. According to a police report, the principal of Porter Middle School called Austin school district police after a teacher told her that fellow teacher, Marcus Doyle, had four school...
Some tense moments for a woman driving down FM 1431 in Round Rock around 8:15 this morning. Just about a mile west of I-35 she saw a wooden box on the side of the road with the word explosives written on it. Inside the box appeared to be about 20 sticks of dynamite, so she...
Officials with K.F.C. say they're going to be more health-conscious. In preparing its food, the restaurant chain is planning to pull the plug on the use of trans fatty acids. Janessa Slatky, a registered dietitian with Seton Hospital, says companies use the artery-clogging fats...
An Austin teacher is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of computers from his school. According to a police report, the principal of Porter Middle School called Austin school district police after a teacher told her that fellow teacher, Marcus Doyle, had four school...
Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President of Foreign Policy studies at the Kato Institute says Senator John McCain's suggestion of sending over 20 thousand more troops won't help either. Carpenter thinks one of Bush's policy advisors may come up with a way for the US to get out of...