Austin Local News

A-P-D Commander Jim O’Leary will remain on the job while the D-W-I charges against him are being investigated---but he will be on restricted duty. Assistant Chief David Carter says the department is disappointed that a 25-year veteran officer appears to have made such a serious...
Some University of Texas students looking to celebrate their graduation may have gone a little too far. Five friends who had just graduated from UT went to the Disch Faulk baseball field around 4:00 clock Sunday morning to celebrate. They reportedly went inside to run the bases...
Attorney General Greg Abbott is asking websites like MySpace, Friendster, Xanga and Facebook to raise security, especially after Abbott’s Cyber Crime Task Force arrests a predator using one of those websites. John Payne of Brenham is accused of finding a 13-year old girl through...
As the governor signs another piece of school finance legislation today, an outgoing senator doesn't think its a proper solution. State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos may be stepping down after thirty years in office, but it doesn't mean he's going quietly. Barrientos thinks...
Most people know to keep their hands off of police officers, but how about their horses? Any one who has been downtown on a Saturday night has seen the APD officers on horseback trying to keep the peace. They usually don't mind if you pet their horse, but when you spank their...
A man is dead after being hit by a car traveling along F.M. 2222 early this morning. Police say the driver of a Chevrolet Truck was driving drunk when he hit a person walking in the westbound lanes of 2222. 42 year old Robert Griffin, the driver of the pick up was reportedly not...
A 30 year old woman falls 10 feet ont rocks below Hippie Hollow this afternoon. Starflight units rushed her to Brackenridge hospital. Warren Hassinger with Austin/Travis County E.M.S. says she has significant head injuries, but he's not sure how the fall happened.
Governor Rick Perry has signed legislation that bans protests or disruptive behavior at funeral and burial services. The new law signed yesterday takes effect immediately. It makes it a Class B misdemeanor to protest within 500 feet of the site of a funeral service from one hour...
The Travis County Sheriff's Department is working with local home builders to provide a free house for an elderly lady in East Austin. Leo Watson, with Dora Elite Custom Homes, says he originally worked with the sheriff's department to build houses for Habitat for Humanity when...