Austin Local News

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...
This is the third day in a row that central Texas has faced an ozone action day. Deanna Altenhoff with the "Clean Air Force" says there several good reasons to car-pool or ride the bus today to help keep the region from violating federal clean-air rules. Ozone is made up of...
Austin police have a new lead in a deadly hit-and-run case on the IH-35 frontage road near Braker Lane earlier this month. 17-year-old Melchor Yanez-Escalante was pushing a stroller along the frontage road when he was hit and killed on August 4th. The woman and child with him...
Capital Metro wants to hear from its passengers before raising bus fares. Right now, the it costs 50 cents to ride the bus, and Misty Whited with Capital Metro says that's the way it's been for the past 22 years. Before raising the basic fare to a dollar, Capital Metro board...