Austin Local News

Austin's watershed protection department is faced with a problem with the grass carp they introduced into Lake Austin over the past decade....The stocked the lake with carp to combat the pesky hydrilla plants that endanger swimmers, get tangled in boat propellers and impede...
Wash those fruits and vegetables. That's the latest recommendation from experts regarding the prevention of the new stomach bug, cyclospora, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite cyclospora cayetanensis that is circulating around the country this summer. At...
A man, now in police custody, is accused of assaulting an Austin police officer in North Austin. Derrick Dodd’s passenger said they had been parked on the street in the 300 block of Oak Plaza, in Dodd's girfriend's vehicle downloading software her cell phone and tablet, when...
One of the longest and most successful careers in the history of Austin radio will enter a new phase as Newsradio KLBJ’S Sergeant Sam Cox announces his retirement from Austin’s Morning News with Mark, Ed and Sgt. Sam. After 28 years of ratings success, Sgt. Sam has decided to...
The Texas Department of Transportation is unveiling preliminary plans for changes to I-35 at Riverside. Tex Dot's Kelli Reyna says they'd like to straighten out parts that road to improve visibility, "One of the things with this proposed project that we're hoping to improve is...
Austin Police say a North Austin man is facing felony drug charges. Police made a big bust in November last year, at an apartment on North Plaza Dr near Rundberg; confiscating nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in trash bags and about 17 pounds of methamphetamine with a combined...
Austin police are investigating a shooting that happened at the intersection of East 22nd Street and Coleto Street around 2 a.m. One male and one female were shot. It’s not clear how the two are related but police say they live in the area and both are in their mid to late 30s...
AUSTIN -- Austin-Travis County EMS and other Austin agencies are working to stop the latest rash of K2 cases in Austin which has resulted in more than 500 reported bad reactions to the synthetic drug. More than 20 cases were reported over the weekend, and as of 7 p.m. Monday EMS...
U.S. Marshals are looking for a third suspect related to an Austin murder last year. Two other suspects were arrested Friday by San Antonio police. APD Sergeant Jerry Bauzon said on November 20th, police responded to shots fired and found two people in a South Austin apartment...