Austin Local News

Automobile thefts and burglaries increase with the Texas summer heat. The Austin Police Department's Auto Theft Interdiction Program would like to remind drivers to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim. The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that more motor vehicle...
Beginning July 1, 2015, the City of Lakeway will end its grace period and start enforcing its hands-free ordinance that applies to motor vehicle drivers and bicyclists. At their April 20 meeting, Lakeway City Council members amended the Lakeway Municipal Code (Chapter 18, "...
Running MetroRail, which already requires taxpayers to cover most of the cost, is about to get more expensive. Under a seven-year contract approved unanimously Monday by the Capital Metro board, MetroRail contractor Herzog Transit Services over the next seven years would be paid...
Detectives are investigating after two people were found dead in a home along the 14000 block of Layne Loop in Leander on Monday, according to the Travis County Sheriff's Office. Police said the two were found in an auxiliary dwelling on the property, and that they were called...
An Austin man is facing charges after allegedly assaulting an intoxicated woman who was sleeping outside a downtown Austin bar. Senior Police Officer Veneza Bremner said a Good Samaritan witnessed the assault in front of Lit Lounge around 10 Sunday morning and called police who...
One man is dead and two others are injured after an early morning shooting on River Rd. San Marcos Police Department responded to a residence in the 1700 block of River Rd. at 2:13 a.m. after a report that a person at the address was shot in the head. The caller reported three...
One man is dead and two others are injured after an early morning shooting on River Rd. San Marcos Police Department responded to a residence in the 1700 block of River Rd. at 2:13 a.m. after a report that a person at the address was shot in the head. The caller reported three...
Just after midnight on Friday, June 19th, Austin PD’s preliminary investigation shows that a Grey 2010 Nissan Altima was traveling the wrong way in the westbound lanes of the 1900 block of West Ben White Blvd. The Altima crashed head-on into a Green 2004 Toyota Avalon, which was...
Colton's Law is just that now. Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill. Liz St. Clair, who was pushing for the bill to pass, says she just wants children to be protected, unlike Colton Turner. The three-year-old Cedar Park boy’s body was found buried September 2014 in Southeast...