Austin Local News

A Georgetown cop might be in trouble again. Officer George Bermudez was caught on video tripping and pushing students rushing onto a soccer field last year. He was suspended for 40 days. The police department confirms this morning, Bermudez has been on paid administrative leave...
Jefferey Phillip Paige, 24, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, is now in custody after being captured on May 9 in Austin. Paige was wanted for failure to register as a sex offender and probation violation. The arrest was the result of tip information, and a reward up to $5,000...
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin Energy added two commercial wind plants to its fleet in late April, pushing the city-owned utility well past 1,000 megawatts of wind-powered electric capacity. To make the best use of federal tax subsidies, Austin Energy contracts with private, for-profit...
More details are emerging about an accident that took the life of a StarFlight nurse. KVUE is reporting Kristin McLain's harness became detached from the helicopter when she fell about 100 feet April 27th. According to KVUE, the television station inadvertently received the...
Documents say the incoming president of the University of Texas at Austin declined the school's offer of a $1 million salary. The Austin American-Statesman reports that in an email, Gregory Fenves warned that a million-dollar salary would prompt widespread negative attention...
The Texas Department of Public Safety says investigators are still trying to determine what caused a tractor-trailer to strike a partially constructed bridge over Interstate 35 in March, leading to the death of a motorist. Senior Trooper Harpin Myers said Tuesday that two...
Sparks fly during today's Austin City Council work session today. Council members Don Zimmerman and Mayor Pro Temp Kathy Tovo are at odds over a proposal at the state Capitol that would limit a city's annexation ability. Zimmerman thinks Austin is too heavy handed in areas that...
A proposal to build a golf course on parkland near Lake Walter E. Long in East Austin is making progress. The city council's Economic Development Opportunity Committee gave the go ahead to the project. Austin attorney Lou McCreary says the golf course is not the best use for the...
Floods and flash floods continue to be a threat this week for Central Texas. The Austin Fire Department is keeping its swift water rescue teams ready of a moment's notice in case of emergency. Austin Fire Battalion Chief Matt Cox says a little common sense can save your life...