Austin Local News

The crowds are starting to form as shoppers try to take advantage of a suspension in the sales tax today. "I've never actually taken advantage of the tax free weekend and I know from my friends, they say, 'you've got to do this,'" one woman at the Round Rock Premium Outlets said...
A judge keeps the evidence in a murder and mutilation case, saying there was a good reason for Jennifer Cave's step father to break into her U-T area apartment. The judge today said the break-in falls under an "emergency doctrine," in which someone can enter a home lawfully as...
More than 100 firefighters were called out to battle the flames at the Georgian Apartment complex overnight, as fire ripped through one building at the complex damaging 20 apartments. The Red Cross was called out to help find about 30 people places to stay because their...
Officials at the U-T Department of Astronomy are thinking some lights seen in the sky this week were part of a meteor shower. This woman says it was fascinating. "I was going south to north and it looked like lightning and that's what I thought it was," she said. "I saw a...
The Frost Bank Tower in downtown Austin is being sold---for 188 million dollars. Tim Hendrix with “Cousins Properties” says the company faced a lot of criticism when the 33-story tower was under construction, but he’s glad the building has been accepted by the community. "We had...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott applauded a significant prison sentence handed down today against a former in-house security manager for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), headquartered in Taylor. Carlos Luquis, 38, was sentenced to 12 years on each felony...
The woman who died just yesterday morning on FM 969 has been identified as the famed 60's model and wife of local musician Ian McLagan. Captain Art Cardenas says Kim McLagan crashed her PT Cruiser on FM 969 at Taylor lane in eastern Travis county after she hit an 18 wheeler...
Austin police recover thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and electronics from the home of a burglary suspect. Anthony James Perez, 42, is suspected of 65 home burglaries in Travis, Hays, and Fayette Counties. Police say Perez would pose as a repairman, then knock on the door...
The results of a court-ordered drug test on the mom of the Cedar Park toddler who ingested all those LSD-laced candies are still unknown. The attorney for Ashli Freas told a Williamson County judge at a hearing today that to release those results puts his client at some legal...