Austin Local News

Austin Police need your help solving a credit union robbery. It happened yesterday afternoon at the Velocity Credit Union on E. 11th Street. Police say a thin black male between six foot and six-two in his mid-forties to early fifties entered the credit union shortly before 4...
The U.S. Army is deploying about 500 Fort Hood soldiers to Liberia to back U.S. efforts in the fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. A Fort Hood statement says a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood to case the colors of the 36th Engineer Brigade will mark the formal...
Even though Transportation Network Companies, or TNC's, are still illegal in Austin, some city council members say they shouldn't have stricter insurance requirements than taxi drivers. The council states the TNC's must provide 'primary' commercial coverage for its drivers at...
An Austin man has been charged with felonies after police say he stole three luxury vehicles, burglarized a bank and led police on a slow-speed chase. The Austin American Statesman is reporting 23-year-old Damian Armstrong was being held Tuesday on five felony charges. He was...
A new teacher evaluation system is being piloted at 20 Austin schools while the State looks to implement a new system as part of the federal waiver received from the No Child Left Behind Act. Education Austin President Ken Zarifis says there's a lot to be considered. He says,"...
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott says a television ad from Democratic opponent Wendy Davis focusing on his use of a wheelchair is an act of desperation and distracts from issues that matter to Texas voters. Abbott told reporters after a rally Tuesday in Houston...
The Supreme Court has blocked Texas from enforcing key parts of a 2013 law that would close all but eight of the State's abortion facilities. The justices largely granted the request of abortion providers today. With three dissenting votes, the court suspended a ruling by the...
Austin hospitals are making some adjustments to their protocol for treating potential Ebola patients, after a Dallas nurse contracts the virus. Dave Thomsen, Vice President of Quality at St. David’s Healthcare says they are looking at their materials and supplies...as well as...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas voter ID law that the U.S. Justice Department describes as the state's latest tool to suppress minorities in elections. Today's ruling from the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is at least a temporary victory for...