Austin Local News

An Austin school bus driver has been put on leave for allegedly dropping off a five-year old girl several blocks from usual bus stop. Austin school district officials declined to speak on tape but they have confirmed a bus driver has been put on paid administrative leave while...
A fatal traffic wreck on I-35 earlier this week now results in intoxication manslaughter charges. That accident killed 48-year-old motorcyclist Joseph Hatcher, when a car hit him from behind and sent him into the back of a semi Tuesday night on northbound 35 near Wells Branch...
The Austin City Council approves a plan to get more tow-truck companies to sign up for the city's Rush Hour Rotation program. Council Member Brewster Mc Cracken says wrecker companies that normally get called by APD on wrecks during the week should take part in the program to...
Officials at Austin Energy say they'll bring in more manpower and use neighborhood volunteers the next time they have to communicate with thousands of customers who are without power. Juan Garza with Austin Energy says the utility should have done that earlier this month, when...
An Austin school district employee is upset she was transferred to another school after she claims she was hit by a high school principal. Melissa Campero was the Crockett High School hall monitor when she broke up a fight during school hours. She says she started blowing her...
Austin Police file a reckless driving charge against a man who crashed his truck into a fence after allegedly leading officials on a 120-mile-an-hour chase from Comal County. Lieutenant Mark Reynolds with the Comal County Sheriff's Office says a deputy spotted Kenneth Smith...
The woman named as the next Acting Chief of the Austin Police Department says there will be some changes at APD. Assistant Chief Cathy Ellison says some of those changes will involve policies for APD’s Internal Affairs division. Ellison says department officials have been...
The leader of a gay rights group is concerned the U-S Senate Judiciary Committee has chosen to approve a gay marriage ban while so many other things are going on in America. "We've got so many other issues on the table with the Iraq War, with our economy, with the needs of our...
A pastor from California has come to Austin to speak to a congregation about "The Da Vinci Code." That controversial movie opens tomorrow and has some religious leaders urging parishioners not to see it. Doctor Mark Roberts tells KLBJ's Mark and Ed he can understand why. "I see...