Austin Local News

The Austin Police Association is strongly condemning the actions of two Austin police officers involved in the traffic stop of black elementary school teacher Breaion King. The union has released this statement: "We understand the public’s reaction to Officer Richter’s response...
Yesterday after 5 pm at 3300 SH 130 South, APD's preliminary investigation shows that a white, 2003 Ford Explorer was traveling northbound on SH 130 when it had a tire blowout. The driver lost control, slid into a grassy median and rolled. Both the driver and the passenger were...
Two Austin Police officers are being investigated for a violent traffic stop of Breaion King, 26, a Black elementary school teacher in June last year. This afternoon, Chief Art Acevedo apologized to King and her family, friends, supporters. He says he only learned of this...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPT. Case: 16-2020823 Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Time: 1:07 p.m. Location: 11000 block of Kirkoswald Road Victim: Felix Serrano, Hispanic male, 65 years of age On Wednesday July 20, 2016, officers responded to the 11000 of Kirkoswald Road in reference to...
Drivers on State Highway 71 on the east side of Bastrop will switch to new travel lanes this week as the new overpass at Loop 150/Tahitian Drive opens about three months earlier than anticipated. Crews will pull barricades and allow through-traffic on the new overpass today,...
A man working on the roof of West Cypress Hills Elementary School in Spicewood falls to his death this morning, according to Austin Travis County EMS. Lake Travis ISD reports the unidentified man was a contractor with Taylor Lightning Protection and not a district employee. The...
An Austin police officer is suing a man he claims assaulted him during a tussle on Sixth Street last year. Officer Albert Arevalo says he was called to Dirty Bill's bar on February 27, 2015 in response to a man who was drunk and belligerent inside. Arevalo claims he asked the...
A man found dead on the side of the road this morning in Southeast Austin has authorities investigating as a suspicious death. Austin/Travis County EMS reports the body of the man believed to be in his 30s was found in the 2500 block of Falwell Lane. Police say the body has...
An Austin cab driver says he narrowly avoided disaster early Thursday morning after a group of masked men with guns approached his car. The driver tells police he was parked near Woodward and I-35 around 2:00 a.m. when two men with rifles appraocched him. He says a third man,...