Austin Local News

Traffic Fatality #47: At 11:12 am on Thursday in the 8300 block of Burnet Road, the preliminary investigation shows a black 2012 Chevy Cruze was facing southbound in the turn lane, attempting to turn left. A gold 2001 BMW motorcycle was northbound in the outside lane on Burnet...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case: 16-2540406 Date: September 10, 2016 Time: 6:33 a.m. Location: 2610 North Capital of Texas Hwy Deceased: Pete Zachariah Steward, White male, (D.O.B. 8-28-72) Michael Keith Kollman, White male, (D.O.B. 12-19-60) The preliminary investigation...
Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx named Austin one of the winners of the 2016 Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets. Austin, which won for its Smart Trips Austin program in the Rundberg neighborhood, is the Mayors’ Challenge Ladders of Opportunity (...
The Austin Police Department bomb squad spent much of the morning Friday investigating a call of a suspicious package found in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Stonelake Blvd. APD got the first call before 6:00 a.m., but eventually determined the package to be...
Two men are arrested after dogs sniff out a hefty load of drugs at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport officials say officers were alerted by K9s that drugs were present inside of a grey bag marked with the name Nicholas Mariott. They ran some tests and confirmed the...
People wanting to get married in one Central Texas county might have to delay their plans just a bit. The Williamson County clerk's office ran out of marriage licenses Aug. 26 and won't get more until Sept. 22. Connie Watson, a county spokeswoman, says the problem happened after...
Yesterday, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Fern Bluff Elementary school officials, that a video recording device had been located in a staff restroom. The camera was hidden in a styrofoam drinking cup that was pointed towards the stall. The recordings were...
Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez is warning residents not to be taken in by a new scam that has come to her attention. “Several residents have reported that ‘Hays County Clerk’ pops up on their Caller ID and someone claiming to be in the County Clerk’s Office, or a collection...
The Greater Austin Crime Commission hosts a reception honoring the contributions of APD K9 Officer Diesel. Diesel, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, served as a patrol K9 Officer from 2011-2016 and made 55 total arrests. K9 Officer Diesel officially retired on Aug. 22, 2016...