Austin Local News

An Austin police officer is suspended and accused of driving the wrong way on Interstate 35 while pursuing a robbery suspect who was also traveling in the wrong direction down the highway, according to a memo Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo sent to the civil service director...
Peaceful protests have been planned for tonight. Protests will likely continue during the upcoming weeks, primarily in the downtown Austin area. The department continues to monitor for and assess all threats. Our department shares the community’s concerns for safety, the safety...
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 (J.J.G.U.) works within the City of Austin...
FROM TRAVIS COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Murine typhus fever is a disease that occurs when people come into contact with fleas infected with a bacteria. Since 2008, when murine typhus became endemic (here to stay) in Travis County, the annual number of reported cases has...
The Victim Services Unit of the Travis County Sheriff’s Office is currently seeking volunteers to serve as a vital component in the strong and long-standing commitment of the Sheriff’s Office to victims of crime and crisis circumstances. Victim Services Unit volunteers assist...
FROM THE CITY OF LAGO VISTA Lago Vista water customers are being urged to conserve water due to a pipe break at Water Treatment Plant #3. Repairs are underway, but it is expected to take several hours before the Water Treatment Plant is back to normal operations. Water outages...
Police have identified the victim of Thursday’s fatal train accident as 23- year-old Evan Meredith Kistner (01-18-1993). Kistner was killed just after 3 p.m. when a Union Pacific train hit him while he was bicycling near the sidewalk and railroad tracks at Hopkins Street near...
Hundreds turn out Thursday night for a vigil in honor of the five Dallas police officers who were killed when gunman Micah Johnson opened fire on them as they protected protesters. Those in attendance were also joined by numerous elected officials, the Austin Police Department,...
It was February when former Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman shot and killed teenager David Joseph. The teen was naked and unarmed at the time of his death. Freeman was fired in the weeks following the shooting, although he was cleared of any wrongdoing by a grand jury. A...