Austin Local News

A man once on death row for the now still-unsolved slayings of four teenage girls a quarter-century ago in Austin returns to court this week trying to re-instate a lawsuit where he wants a judge to declare he's innocent. Robert Springsteen was condemned in 2001 for killing one...
For the first time in nine years, the LCRA has opened up a flood gate at Mansfield Dam. LCRA officials say the hydroelectric generation that began last week will continue, and gate's opening is addressing the large influx of rainfall the area lakes have dealt with over the past...
The family of a slain 18-year-old University of Texas student urged mourners at a funeral on Saturday to remember the young woman's joyful life, not just the way it ended. Haruka Weiser's 16-year-old brother Noboru spoke on behalf of the family during the funeral in Beaverton,...
Wednesday morning, a woman was attacked on her way to work at the Driskill hotel. This is the second employee there that has been a victim of an early morning attack in the last two years. “The victim parked her car about 5:15 a.m., started walking towards the hotel,” said...
Texas authorities say a 29-year-old man who charged an officer with knives in his hands was shot and killed by police. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says the Friday night incident appears to be "suicide by cop." Authorities say the male suspect was threatening people with...
UPDATE: This is surveillance video recently obtained from robbery detectives in the Austin Telco FCU case. The video is available for download https://file.ac/uNRTJszuOxY/ On April 22, officers responded to a robbery-in-progress call at the Austin Telco Federal Credit Union, 549...
Effective immediately, the Austin Fire Chief has closed Barton Creek upstream of the Loop 1 (Mopac) bridge due to unsafe conditions in the area from storms that began on April 16. The ban remains in effect through 4 p.m. tomorrow, April 23, and will be re-evaluated at that time.
The League of Women Voters of the Austin Area is announcing our position on Proposition 1, the ride-hailing ballot measure. We join with the advocacy group Our City, Our Safety, Our Choice in opposition to Proposition 1. We urge our members and the public to vote "AGAINST" the...
Helen Tantillo, 59, of Austin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas to serve six months in federal prison, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release, and pay a $5,000 fine. Tantillo was convicted in January 2016...