Austin Local News

Austin hopes to become the first U-S city to put the emerging technology of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to use. Austin Energy has big plans for plug-in vehicles beyond just cutting down on gas consumption. The city hopes the cars can eventually supplement Austin's...
Senator Royce West, says statistics still show people of color are being pulled over more than Anglos. He wants better information on why that is, starting with a statewide repository for racial profiling data. West says sometimes law enforcement agencies don't always include...
Candice Ashdahl was pulled over on Manor road for a traffic violation, and after she allegedly tried to conceal a marijuana cigarette, she was placed in handcuffs and in the back of a Travis county sheriff's department cruiser. Then, things got a little out of hand. Ashdahl got...
Austin Police say the death of a man after a downtown fight is now officially a murder case.Jeremy Anderson and a friend were apparently involved in a fight near Seventh and San Jacinto on March 10th. Anderson suffered a severe head injury and died at Brackenridge Hospital a...
Dell Inc., one of the world's largest PC makers, said Thursday that an internal audit committee has found a number of accounting errors and evidence of misconduct in its monthslong review of previous earnings statements. Dell also said it would miss an April 18 deadline to file...
There will be no criminal charges against the Austin Police officer who fired his weapon at a man in north Austin last week. On the last day of its three-month term, the Travis County Grand Jury decides there's not enough evidence to return a criminal indictment against Officer...
A new issue surfaces about the extended sentences of incarcerated youths in the Texas Youth Commission. The newly appointed conservator of TYC, Jay Kimbrough, wants to know why the sentences of incarcerated youths were extended. Jim Hurley, TYC spokesman, says about 43 percent...
An employee at the Austin State Hospital is charged with knocking around one of the hospital's patients on the job. Court documents state that 25-year-old Timothy Letendre reportedly showed up for work drunk in late January. He allegedly hit one of the patients in the face,...
If you have an outstanding warrant in Hays County, you could get a visit from local authorities. That visit will come from the Hays County Sheriff's Office. Sergeant Leroy Opiela with the sheriff's office says they'll soon begin their warrant round up. He says they'll knock on...