Austin Local News

The man wanted by Austin police in connection with a shooting last week in south Austin has surrendered to authorities. Larry Darnell Alexander, 22, turned himself in at the Travis County Jail Monday afternoon. He is facing capital murder charges for the death of 21-year-old...
More than a hundred local business owners have joined a campaign calling for the City of Austin to drop plans to provide sales and property tax rebates for The Domain. The City Council offered those incentives to convince developers to build within the city limits of Austin to...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A minor league baseball coach who was struck in the head by a line drive last night has died. Word of Mike Coolbaugh's (KOOL'-bawz) death comes from police in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Coolbaugh was coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers, a...
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A minor league baseball coach who was struck in the head by a line drive last night has died. Word of Mike Coolbaugh's (KOOL'-bawz) death comes from police in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Coolbaugh was coaching first base for the Tulsa Drillers, a...
Amtrak's chairman thinks commuter rail can become an alternative to tough Texas highway traffic, but the national rail service isn't part of the equation. Chairman David Laney used to chair the Texas Transportation Commission. He says greater distances between fewer major urban...
Thousands of Texas college students are hearing that they won't get the interest-free, forgivable loan they were counting on to pay tuition this fall. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board notified college financial aid offices this month that there isn't enough money in...
A Dripping Springs family is rescued after the mother drives around barricades in front of a low water crossing. Leroy Opiela with the Hays County Sheriff's Department says Laura Delorosa was arrested after being rescued and charged with Child Endangerment. Opiela says Delorosa...
The Leander Fire Department says a fire set a home construction site trailor in the Crystal Falls Parkway neighborhood was intentionally set. The Department's Chris Heisler tells KLBJ the Leander Police are investigating the blaze. No one was hurt in this morning's blaze.
Flooding stranded an Amtrak train today after water covered the tracks in Knippa, about 75 miles west of San Antonio. At least 50 people were pulled to safety, including some from rooftops by helicopter during heavy showers around the Alamo City. No fatalities or serious...