Austin Local News

African-American and Hispanic community leaders stood side-by-side on Wednesday to appeal for calm in the wake of the beating death of David Morales, who was killed by an angry crowd after the car he was riding in struck a child in the parking lot of an apartment complex in east...
17-year-old Matuzean "Matos" Martinez was originally taken into custody on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, but now his charged with murder for the death of 18-year-old Thomas Kino. Police believe martinez was one of three men inside an SUV who got into a...
Government lawyers say the chief executive of Whole Foods Market told his board that the purchase of a rival could eliminate the competitor. The feds say John Mackey talked about what would happen if Austin-based Whole Foods bought its leading rival. The feds say Mackey also...
State transportation officials last year unveiled plans for a major expansion of 290 at the "Y", but several neighborhood groups organized to oppose those plans. They want to make sure all of the lanes at the "Y" are at ground level and they want a design that doesn't disrupt...
A bank robber known around Austin as the "Barbie Bandit" is now wanted by the FBI as "The Ponytail Bandit." Authorities say the blonde-haired woman who robbed a Wachovia bank in Austin in May wearing a Longhorn cap is also wanted for two other robberies in other states. FBI...
A federal judge Tuesday stopped enforcement of voter-approved ordinance barring apartment rentals to illegal immigrants in Farmers Branch. The hold will last until a ruling is reached in the case. The ordinance -- with exceptions -- would require apartment managers to verify...
The Department of Defense released the name of local Army reservist Cpl Dustin Brisky Monday as one of the latest American fatalities in Iraq. Brisky was killed last Thursday when the bulldozer he was drive hit a gas line which then exploded. Brisky was a graduate of McNeil high...
Nine firefighters died in a blaze that swept through a furniture warehouse in a disaster the mayor described Tuesday as "difficult to fathom or quantify." "Nine brave, heroic, courageous firefighters of the city of Charleston have perished fighting fire in a most courageous and...
Governor Rick Perry's longest-serving chief of staff will step down July first. Deirdre Delisi gave birth to twin boys June 6th. She's served as Perry's chief of staff since 2004. Perry says he will continue to count on Delisi's advice in the future. o word yet on whether she...