Austin Local News

The San Marcos Police Department is warning residents of a Craigslist scammer who is falsely claiming to be a rental property agent and making off with people’s money. Police say the man, described as a 40-50 year old white male with a heavy-set build and white hair, falsely...
Chief of Police Art Acevedo is recommending all officers parter up and begin making use of the buddy system while out on patrol. His call comes in the wake of the killing of five police officers in Dallas and another three in Baton Rouge. Acevedo initially had tasked sergeants...
This morning at 3:13, Austin Police Officers responded to a disturbance at the Colonial Village at Quarry Oaks apartment complex, 6263 McNeil Drive. Upon arrival, officers encountered two men attempting to load a male victim into a car. It appeared the male victim suffered from...
Just before lunch, Austin Police were called to an East Austin apartment complex for men and women fighting in the parking lot. APD said it happened in the 6200 block of Loyola Lane. The report then escalated to shots fired. When they arrived, they found a black man in his 20s...
Just after 1 am on Saturday, July 16, Austin Police Officers responded to a shooting/stabbing call in the 7400 block of Johnny Morris Road. Upon arrival, witnesses directed officers to a man lying on the pavement with obvious trauma. Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical...
Should all police officers get a checkup from the neckup on a regular basis? Austin's police chief thinks so. Chief Art Acevedo of the Austin Police Department tells KLBJs Todd and Don, right now, only at-risk officers get such mental evaluations but he sees the value in all...
Reps. Jason Isaac (R-Dripping Springs) and Tony Dale (R-Cedar Park) have requested that Governor Abbott designate the practice of “passing the trash” an emergency item for the 85th Legislative Session, which convenes in January. State law currently requires school district...
The Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) released second quarter commercial real estate data on its website today. The numbers indicate continued strong demand for office, industrial and retail space throughout the city as vacancy rates remain exceptionally low. While overall...
The Austin Police Department, along with the Austin Independent School District Police Department, will be hosting a free Summer Camp July 18-22, 2016 at Martin Middle School, 1601 Haskell Street in Austin. The Joint Juvenile Gang Unit works within the City of Austin to deter...