Austin Local News

The U-T School of Nursing is researching ways to get kids between the ages of eight and 14 thinner as an epidemic of obesity spreads. Professor Diane Tyler says they'll study a group of minority and low income kids in Del Valle. "We take their height and their weight which is...
Remembering all of America's war dead, a Pflugerville family will be guests of the Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg this Memorial Day... The Norwood family will lay a wreath on the Plaza of the Presidents, in front of the Museum of the Pacific War. Helen McDonald at the Museum...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency claims its shielded from a lawsuit accusing it of failing to provide hurricane evacuees with temporary housing. In a federal court filing last week, FEMA said is protected by a principle that blocks lawsuits against government agencies.
Austin Police are investigating a murder on the city's south side. Police say someone walking through the parking lot of Travis Park Apartments this morning after six o'clock found a dead body and called 9-1-1. Officer James Mason says they don't know if the victim lived in the...
A 22 year old man drowned in Lake Travis Saturday morning. Officials say he either fell in the lake or was swimming alone. The believe alcohol may have played a part in the drowning.
It looks like boaters on Lake Travis will reap the benefits of the rain we got during April and May. LCRA Meteorologist Bob Rose says water levels on lakes Travis and Buchanan are higher than they originally projected for the memorial day weekend. He says the lakes are three-...
The Austin City Council begins reviewing its options for changing the insurance plan for city employees to allow them to buy coverage for their same-sex partners. City Manager Toby Futrell says the cost to the city will go up---but the amount of the cost increase will depend on...
This is the first day as Acting Police Chief for Cathy Ellision. She's been with the Austin Police Department since 1979, working her way up through the ranks. Chief Ellison says she didn't originally expect to be with APD this long, but she kept finding new challenges to...
The Julie Schroeder arbitration hearing is disrupted by a demonstrator today. As the fired APD officer testified about the events leading up to when Daniel Rocha was shot, a member of the activist group PODER stood up, started walking to the front of the hearing room and began...