Austin Local News

The teen accused of murdering UT dance student Haruka Weiser had a preliminary hearing in court today. According to reports, Meechael Criner was not in the courtroom but his lawyer says a judge could take months to determine if Criner is fit to stand trial. Another hearing is...
The LCRA has opened up flood gates at two more dams Friday following an excess of rainfall in the area since last weekend. Gate operations are now in effect at Max Starcke Dam and Wirtz Dam. The Starcke Dam helps form Lake LBJ, while the Wirtz Dam does the same for Lake Marble...
We are learning more about how exactly the homeless teenager accused of murdering 18-year-old University of Texas dance student Haruka Weiser arrived in Austin. According to officials with the City of Georgetown, an off-duty Georgetown police officer spotted Meechiael Criner as...
The Department of Public Safety says two men in an SUV were headed the wrong way down Highway 71 shortly after 11:00 on Thursday night when they slammed head-on into a minivan. In that van were three men, two of whom are now dead. The third passenger was taken to the hospital...
Pflugerville Police were notified of an armed robbery at the Advance America located at 2110 West Pecan St. The suspect displayed a firearm and demanded money. The suspect left in a gray Cadillac west bound on Pecan Street toward IH 35 Pflugerville Police located the suspect...
In the wake of skyrocketing water bills, the Austin City Council seeks an 80-million dollar state loan to install "Smart Water Meters" for all customers. Councilman Don Zimmerman voted against the plan. “Our bills are going to go up if we approve this additional debt, and that...
The Austin City Council will be using grant money to pay an outside company nearly $1.2 million to help clear out the backlog of more than 2700 rape kits that have been sitting in the Austin Police Headquarters, some since 1990. Sorenson Forensincs will enter into an 18-month...
Austin Police say motorcyclist Jack DeLeon, 17, died at the scene of a wreck earlier this month. The preliminary investigation shows that at 6:46 pm on Thursday, April 7, a silver 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe was traveling northbound in the 1500 block of Grove Blvd. A yellow 2001 BMW...
Just after 3:30 on Thursday morning, the Cedar Park Police Department received an emergency call about an assault in progress in the 900 block of Alamo Plaza Drive. The victim reported that a man entered her home and attempted to sexually assault her. She shouted at him to leave...