Austin Local News

In Cedar Park's first traffic fatality of the year, a 23-year-old man reportedly drove into a tree in a residential neighborhood, causing the vehicle to catch fire Saturday morning. When officers arrived on the scene, they discovered that the driver, Victor Hugo Macias of...
Four additional counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration for Texans damaged by deadly severe weather that began in early May. The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced that Hood, Madison, Shelby and Wharton counties were added as part of the...
AUSTIN -- Austin police will be out in force this weekend patrolling parks and greenbelts, making sure everyone is staying safe and cracking down on those breaking park rules. With heavy rain this summer, officers say all the water and the lush plants along the trails bring out...
A Georgetown police officer who was caught on video tripping a students who rushed a field following a soccer game is losing his job. Officer George Bermudez had been on paid administrative leave while an internal affairs investigation was underway into a separate undisclosed...
Fatality #55-The preliminary investigation shows that a silver 2015 Freightliner tractor was traveling 8000 E U.S. Highway 290 eastbound and exited at Tuscany Way Monday, July 13 after 11 pm. The driver hit the brakes and swerved to avoid striking a pedestrian he observed...
Austin Police received a call about a snake on the road at 2:12 am Friday, July 17 in the 13300 blk of N IH 35 SB. The caller stated it was on the service road and appeared to have been run over and was dead. Officers arrived on scene and located a snake, which was covered in...
A 19 year old man is dead after police found him unconscious with a head injury early this morning near the U.T. campus. Officers responded to the 500 block of West 26th Street after getting a check welfare call. He was pronounced dead at University Medical Center at...
Grand Jury testimony is revealed in the case of a retired Austin police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man. 189 pages of testimony were released by Travis County prosecutors trying to prevent the case from being thrown out of federal court. Attorney Adam...
The Monocled Cobra found dead overnight on I-35 and Parmer has taken on a life of its own on social media in Austin. The venomous non-native snake is believed to have killed 18-year-old Grant Thompson of Temple. While the cobra was on the loose, he captured the imaginations of...