Austin Local News

Three Texas men facing federal conspiracy and money laundering charges after buying large numbers of prepaid cell phones posted bail today. They say they plan to fly home from Michigan, where they have been jailed since August 11th. Twenty-three-year-old Louai Othman says they...
A southeast Austin apartment complex has some new rules in place to prevent crime, but is a curfew too much? Management at the Rosemont Apartments at Hidden Creek say they do not want people just hanging out at all hours of the night. So to prevent crime and help residents feel...
Dry, dryer, dryest: The National Weather Service and the Texas Forest Service adjust the rules for a "Red Flag Warning," in the face of continuing dry, hot weather. Breezy afternoons with high temperatures near 100 are drying out the forests and grasslands of Central Texas...
Cadets with the Austin Fire Department begin their six-month training process in hopes of one day becoming firefighters. They’re being put through their paces at AFD’s training facility, running drills and exercising under the blazing Texas summer sun. “It’s all about...
A Bastrop woman involved in a fatal wreck over the weekend could face more criminal charges. 30-year-old Susan Roten is already charged with a DWI and Intoxication Assault. Detectdive Ely Reyes with APD says that’s because one of the kids in her SUV was seriously hurt when the...
AUSTIN (AP) - Imprisoned former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales today has been suspended from practicing before the U-S Supreme Court. Morales pleaded guilty in 2003 to mail fraud and filing a false tax return. He's serving a four-year sentence at a federal prison in...
Supporters of a helmet law for all bicyclists in Austin will visit City Hall for a public hearing on Thursday to try to convince the City Council to pass their proposal. "Traumatic brain injury, and the head injuries you can have from bicycle wrecks are truly, truly hazardous,"...
Several businesses across the State may be taking advantage of this scorching heat and providing illegal a/c and electrical services. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has issued 14 cease and desist orders against 14 individuals falsely representing themselves as...
Texas is in need of more prisons according to the director of the department of criminal justice. The State's top prison official has called on lawmakers to provide 520-million dollars to build three new prisons with about 5,000 new beds. Officials with the Criminal Justice...