Austin Local News

The Texas Attorney General says 600-thousand tax payer dollars were grabbed in a medicaid fraud scheme. Tom Kelley with the A-G's office says suspect Aaron Binder visited schools and apartment complexes in Houston, hoping to get unsuspecting people to give him their Medicaid...
The Austin based company "Bio-Eden" is using baby teeth to treat disease. Scientist can extract stem cells from baby teeth to adventually treat Alzhiemers, Parkinson, Diabetes, Cancer, and Spinal cord injuries. This is an alternative to the use of embryonic stem cells. The...
Austin Police take all of the C-D'S AND D-V-D'S from two booths at a North Lamar flea market. That after an undercover sting unravels what they believe was a counterfeit operation. Police have arrested four people: Dionicia Dominguez, Ester Garcia, Juan Carlos Garcia and...
Former President George Bush and his wife, Barbara, were on hand Wednesday for a Houston memorial service for Enron founder Kenneth Lay. Lay died last week in Colorado. He was 64. The Bushes, who live in Houston, were seen entering the church -- joining several hundred mourners...
A man hit by a car near the intersection of North Lamar and St. Johns last night passed away hours after the crash in North Austin. Austin Police say Afred Herrera,45, was taken to Brackenridge Hospital after being hit by a 1999 Suzuki just before 10:30 last night. He was...
A 63-year old man dies in the custody of Travis County Sheriff's Office. Clark David Kimble was pronounced dead yesterday at the Del Valle Correctional Facility's Health Services Center. Roger Wade with the Sheriff's Office says Kimble had several illnesses. This is the 4th in-...
Two people are able to walk away, after their light plane reportedly loses power and goes down just short of the runway at the Georgetown Airport, landing in some trees in Gerald Fay's backyard. "[It] sounded like somebody took my lightweight garage door and opened it too hard...
Most Texans have heard the "Don't Mess with Texas" slogan in its twenty years of existence but how about the rest of the nation? That's the hope as the slogan is up against over two dozen other advertising campaigns in a national contest for the best slogan which is part of...
Austin police investigate the apparent drowning of a man in a hotel swimming pool. The body of a man in his late teens or early 20's was discovered this morning by guests at the Austin Plaza Hotel and Suites on north I-35. Detectives say there are no indications of foul play and...