Austin Local News

Two big rallies in Austin this weekend by groups that you normally wouldn't expect to see together. The Republic of Texas Biker Rally is continuing through tomorrow, and the Austin Gay Pride Parade is tonight. Although little interaction is expected between the two events, some...
Federal authorities will review the Austin Police Department's use of force policies, city officials announced Friday. That comes three years after a civil rights group accused the department of using excessive force against minorities. Justice Department investigators could...
One of President Bush's most trusted advisers and his longest-serving aide annouced today that he's resigning to begin a career outside of government. Dan Bartlett announced his move on his 36th birthday. He's been with Bush for nearly 14 years -- since Bush's first campaign as...
A 46-year-old man visiting Austin from Lubbock was killed in a motorcycle wreck just north of the Travis County Expo Center on Decker Lane. Investigators believe Roy Fulton of Lubbock was in town for the Republic of Texas Rally. “A motorcycle was trying to catch up to another...
A man is charged with physically abusing his common-law wife until neighbors stepped in. According to court records, a neighbor called police to Paul Damon Johnson's apartment, after that neighbor saw Johnson hit the woman with a two-by-four. The woman also tells police Johnson...
The streets of Austin are filled with the road of motorcycles as 40,000 bikers from across the country arrive for the 13th annual Republic of Texas Rally. They’ll make their way from the Travis County Expo Center to the Capitol this evening in a massive parade that begins at 7:...
The Association of Texas Professional Educators says those scores were released through public information requests to the Texas Education Agency. The Association's Larry Comer says using the information like this goes too far. Comer says a Dallas T-V station would use the...
Austin Police look for two people they think have broken into three south Austin pharmacies. 32-year-old William Del Tubbs and 28-year-old Brandy Jones each face burglary charges. Police believe Tubbs broke into each of the three drug stores more than once. Detectives release...
Justice Department to Review Austin Police Practices The city of Austin has been notified by the U.S. Department of Justice of its plans to review the policies, procedures and practices of the Austin Police Department. The D.O.J. review could begin as early as the next 30 to 60...