Austin Local News

Austin police diffuse a second SWAT standoff in as many days with a suicidal subject. Officer Bino Cadena says recent training on dealing with people with mental health issues is paying off. Cadena says this morning, the 46 year old man called police asked for help. He told...
Another lawsuit has been filed against the APD over excessive force against an African American man, days after a forum on the same topic. The attorney for Jawhari Smith says APD Officer Greg White used excessive force against, shooting him twice after Smith had already dropped...
A multi-agency investigation leads to the arrest of 22 people in the Austin-area for steroid distribution. According to the Department of Justice: In the Austin area on Thursday, federal and state authorities arrested 22 individuals, including ringleaders 54–year-old Timothy...
Landowners in Bastrop and Lee Counties say companies like Forestar want to drill multiple wells in the Lost Pines Water District, which provides water for the counties. Delbert Faske is one of them. He lives in Lee County and says he understands the area is growing, but no one...
Following the recent opinion by the Texas Attorney General on Austin's plastic bag ordinance, the head of the state retailers association says that's another sign the issue is not ready to be laid to rest. Ronnie Volkening, president of the Texas Retailers Association...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas coach Charlie Strong has suspended two offensive linemen for the Longhorns' game Saturday night against BYU, further depleting a unit that already lost starting center Dominic Espinosa to injury. Texas said Wednesday night that tackles Desmond Harrison...
GEORGETOWN, Texas -- The Round Rock teenager charged with making and selling pot brownies is due in court on Thursday. Last month, the Williamson County District Attorney decided to drop the first-degree felony charges against 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro. However, he still faces...
CVS has followed through on a promise and today the drug store giant pulled all tobacco products off its shelves nationwide from its almost 600 stores in Texas. Among the anti-smoking advocates applauding the move is Patrick Reynolds, head of a group called TobaccoFree.Org and...
Travis county will have to find $4,000,000 more to pay healthcare benefits for some of their employees. Precinct 2 Commissioner Gerald Daugherty says several employees have maxed out their benefits, using all $25,000 available to them,"Currently we've got 167 of those claims at...