Austin Local News

The Austin Fire Department discovers a body found in a burning car in a wooded area off of Neenah, near Parmer Lane. The Austin Police Department's Laura Albrecht says the Austin Police and the Austin Fire departments are working in a coordinated effort to discover what happened...
Police are searching for a woman and her three children they say were abducted by her estranged husband in broad daylight. Police say 24-year-old Virgina Gonzales Stafford was in Austin on Friday when her husband Jerry Stafford met her at a McDonalds and kidnapped her and their...
A 17-year-old Austin youth has been charged with First Degree Felony Murder in the shooting of a 30-year-old man Friday night in Northeast Austn. Police say Isaias Sanchez-Jaimes is in custody under a $100,000 bond in connection with the case. Investigators were called to the...
The non-profit group 'Southwest Key' wants to start a new charter school to help prepare middle-school students in East Austin for college, but the State Board of Education did not approve their application. Board members say they're concerned about the controversy Southwest Key...
The Austin/Round Rock areas unemployment stands at 3.5%, much lower than the state's rate of 4.1%. Texas Workforce Commission Spokesperson Cythina Hunter says the service providing sector showed strong gains in the Austin area. She says Professional Business Services saw gains...
Prison officials say confessed Texas serial killer Coral Eugene Watts died today at a Michigan hospital of apparent prostate cancer. Watts last week was sentenced to a second life prison term, for the 1974 slaying of Western Michigan University student Gloria Steele. In 2004 he...
One of the groups that called for a Justice Department review of the Austin Police Department gets a chance to talk in private with the Feds. The Austin Chapter of the NAACP set up the confidential meetings between investigators and members of Austin's African-American community...
The man accused of shooting wildly into his rural backyard and killing a man is indicted by a Travis County Grand Jury… 38-year-old Ben Chambless is formally charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide in the June shooting death of Brian Berg near Lago Vista in the early morning...
Laura Hall's attorney files a motion for a new trial for the woman convicted less than a month ago for her role in the murder and dismemberment of Jennifer Cave in 2005… Joe James Sawyer says the only witness at Hall's penalty phase hearing on September fourth has recanted his...