Austin Local News

Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has rescinded a ban on watercraft along Lake Austin and Lady Bird Lake. Kerr put the ban in place a couple of weeks ago in response to heavy rains and flooding that saw the opening of several flood gates along the Colorado River.
A former University of Texas track coach's sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing long-sought testimony from former football coach Mack Brown and prominent school officials Bev Kearney sued Texas for at least $1 million in 2013 after...
What started out as a minor fender bender quickly turned fatal in New Braunfels. According to police a Dodge Durango rear ended a Ford pickup. The driver of the Dodge then tried to drive away from the scene and crossed the center line of FM 725 into oncoming traffic and struck a...
According to Austin police, a jewelry store owner tried to intimidate an alleged shoplifting suspect by firing a gun in the air twice outside a flea market on North Lamar Drive. Officials say no one was hurt in the shooting. Austin police K-9 units were on the scene but were...
There were at least three separate reports of rocks being thrown on I-35 overnight. The first was reported around 10pm on the lower deck of I35 and the 38th street overpass. Police investigated all calls but nobody was arrested. APD says at least one person was injured, but did...
Below is the basic summary of STAR Flight’s rescues from May, 19, 2016. Date Call Number Address Rescue Type Outcome 5/19/16 161400280 Bitting School Water 1 Person-hoist rescued 1 Person-land and loaded 5/19/16 16140-0395 Hibbs Lane Water 2 People-land and loaded 5/19/16 16140-...
APD is looking for a suspect who came up behind & grabbed a female who was drinking from a water fountain at the Circle C Ranch Metro Park, 6301 W Slaughter Ln. a little after noon today. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground, then ran off on foot. He is described as a...
Austin City Council ponders how to support companies filling the void left by Uber and Lyft's departure. Councilmember Ellen Troxclair worries that the very rules Uber and Lyft left town over are being unenforced with their replacements with the proposed ordinance. “And I’m...
The controversial Vision Zero task force comes up before Austin City Council. Austin City Council takes up implementing recommendations from the Vision Zero task force to reduce traffic deaths and injuries. Public Safety Commissioner Mike Levy warns Council that their emphasis...