Austin Local News

The Austin/Travis County Health and Human Services Department (A/TCHHSD) has confirmed the first positive case of Zika virus. The person, a male under the age of 50, contracted the illness while travelling to Colombia. The Zika virus has been declared an emerging public health...
The Austin/Travis County Animal Services Office is asking the community to call 3-1-1 if anyone came in contact with a fox in the Long Canyon neighborhood at Bell Mountain Drive off FM 2222 in the past week. The City’s Animal Protection Officers have identified three dogs that...
Austin Police have arrested a man who is accused of murdering an elderly church-going man in South Austin. Police say 23-year-old Eric Osmar Cruz crawled into the bedroom window of 72-year-old Chris Albert Whitmarsh and assaulted then killed him in November of last year...
The family of Larry Eugene Jackson Jr, who was shot and killed by former APD Detective Charles Kleinert is getting six hundred thousand dollars as compensation from the city of Austin. It's the largest settlement of its kind in Austin's history and Jackson family attorney Adam...
The Austin Police Department will conduct a DWI Enforcement Initiative for Mardi Gras / Super Bowl / Fat Tuesday. This initiative will be a No Refusal DWI initiative, in which officers will apply for a search warrant to obtain blood from operators suspected to be impaired, who...
Austin Police could be getting more money for operations during South by Southwest this year, if city council votes to approve the funds Thursday. The Austin City Council will vote on whether to give the department an additional $1.5 million. The majority of the money, $1.1...
The Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized it's 2015 "Austinite of the Year." The award went to Alan Graham,who heads up the "Mobile Loaves and Fishes" program, which helps to feed the city's homeless community. The short walk across a stage at the downtown Hilton hotel was the...
The Austin Police Department is looking for solutions to a growing trend of deadly wrecks involving drivers without a valid license. 2015 was the deadliest year on the books for Austin drivers, and APD says 34% of the fatal wrecks involved someone who was driving illegally...
Austin Police are investigating a case of animal cruelty. Calls came in about kittens being thrown out of a moving vehicle along the 700 block of Southbound MoPac service road. Police do not have a vehicle or suspect description. They need people to call animal cruelty with...