Austin Local News

So far in 2015, the City of Austin has experienced six pedestrian traffic fatalities. With the exception of one case, all have involved pedestrians crossing in areas not designated as pedestrian crossings or attempting to cross when unsafe to do so. All incidents involving...
Animal advocates promoting a proposal to require animal encounter training for police officers are at the Capitol today. Renata Simmons of Liberty Hill talked to lawmakers during a public hearing on the proposal that aims to reduce the number of fatal encounters between law...
A man who escaped death because he didn't fit in vehicles used to abduct his fellow students in Mexico met with lawmakers in Austin to raise awareness about the case. Omar Garcia Velasquez told state senators Thursday he was among 50 students stopped by police in the southern,...
Austin police say they have identified a person of interest in the death of a man last week, but believe the incident may have been self defense. On March 13, 2015, police responded to to the parking lot of 6705 Hwy US 290 West in reference to a check welfare call when they...
Taylor Police are actively investigating the murder of Aaron Gault, 29. He was found in his home by his mom Thursday morning. Police said there were signs of a struggle and he had bullet wounds. Police do have several persons of interest. Taylor Police are requesting anyone with...
Federal figures show that Texas had the nation's highest high school graduation rate for black and Hispanic students in 2013. The U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics announced Thursday that 84.1 percent of black students statewide graduated on...
Plans to hire hundreds of new state troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of a sweeping border security measure that has cleared the state House. The Republican-controlled lower chamber on Thursday formally sent the bill to the Senate on a 130-11 vote. Its members...
The attorney for a man accused of murdering a woman in a Cedar Park Wal-Mart parking lot is accusing the Williamson County D.A. of misconduct. Attorney Ryan Deck says Jana Duty lied about crucial time stamps on video surveillance evidence, saying none existed. He says he needed...
The city of Austin is in the process of putting more restrictions on adult oriented businesses. The Downtown Commission approved amended rules forbidding businesses, like strip clubs to be located within a thousand feet of libraries and museums, "In Central Business District and...