Austin Local News

We're learning more about a carjacking in South Austin. According to Austin Police, an elderly man picked up a homeless man earlier this afternoon and offered him work at his home in the 8100 block of Verbank Villa. While there, the homeless man robbed the homeowner and stole...
Austin's construction industry just got a little safer. A new Virtual Reality training technology called "Safety in a Box" debuts today in Austin at the 2016 Safety Summit. Texas Mutual Insurance's Jeremiah Bentley says you couldn't duplicate this training in the real world...
Confusing. That's the word most people use to describe the ballot language on Austin's Proposition One; which governs Uber and Lyft. Austin attorney Martin Harry has written Mayor Steve Adler that the ballot language being used is not consistent with City Code. “The Code of...
April 27 marks the year anniversary of the death of STAR Flight Nurse Kristin McLain. Kristin died after falling from a STAR Flight helicopter’s hoist while conducting a rescue operation. In remembrance of Kristin and to celebrate her life, STAR Flight personnel are wearing...
Austin police say they're trying to track down a serial arsonist who was an inmate at the Austin State Hospital. Kirill Belchenko was a suspect in a 2014 fire at the Arboretum, and admitted to police that he set fire to a bank in Cedar Park that same year. Surveillance footage...
The state’s largest association of educators has filed a petition with the Texas Commissioner of Education, legally challenging his recent adoption of rules creating a new state-recommended teacher appraisal system. The Association of Texas Professional Educators says it...
The Austin Police officer who shot and killed a man in South Austin is on administrative leave. APD says Officer Matthew Paredes has been with APD for four and a half years. He shot and killed Tyler Hunkin, 29, Friday night outside a Randall's at South MoPac and West William...
Effective immediately, the Austin Fire Department Chief has closed: Lake Austin from Walsh Landing to Tom Miller Dam; and Lady Bird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. This closure is due to high waters and dangerous currents in the area due to LCRA’s opening of one gate...
Austin Fire Department says the Fire Chief has closed Lake Austin from Tom Miller Dam to Walsh Landing, and Ladybird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. Firefighters are taking advantage of the open flood gates at Mansfield and Tom Miller Dams for some swift water rescue...