Austin Local News

The Travis County Sheriff's Office says a 36-year-old woman has been found dead, killed by six dogs in northern Travis County. The woman, identified as Erin McCleskey, was believed to have been stopping by the property at 12316 Fay Street for business when she was attacked after...
Austin police chief Art Acevedo says an arrest has been made in the ongoing investigation into the 90 rock attacks on cars along I-35. Proud to announce our APD team has made an arrest on the serial rock assailant case. I'm grateful for the work of our men & women. MTF —...
I-35 northbound lanes are shut down just north of 51st Street due to a 3-car collision. Austin Police say a check welfare call was put in about a pedestrian in the roadway there and then three cars crashed into each other. No injuries were reported. Traffic is backed up to Ben...
Health officials in both Travis and Williamson County will coordinate a survey to gauge exactly how much the community knows about mosquitoes and Zika virus.The first-of-its-kind survey will also give the counties an understanding of how best to communicate information to...
New evidence surfaces that may further prove Rodney Reed's innocence the night that Stacy Stites was murdered in Bastrop in 1996. Jimmy Fennell lied to police when he claimed he was home with Stites that night but told a friend of his he was out drinking that night and Reed's...
FROM AUSTIN FIRE DEPARTMENT The ban on Lady Bird Lake will be allowed to expire at noon today. The ban on Lake Austin from Oyster Landing to the southern end of Red Bud Isle (including Tom Miller Dam) remains in effect and will be re-evaluated at noon tomorrow, June 17. Please...
Home values have increased 9.5% percent in Williamson County, a hot market where housing demand continues to outstrip supply and push prices higher, according to Williamson Chief Appraiser Alvin Lankford. The new figures could underscore concerns over housing affordability in...
Because of the extreme heat the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for south Central Texas that should continue for the next several days. A heat advisory is issued when the "heat index" is expected to exceed 105 degrees during the day and 80 degrees during the...
Last Sunday, June 12, about 1:53 am, Austin Police report that a silver 1999 Toyota Camry and a maroon 1996 Toyota 4-Runner were traveling northbound in the 2400 block of IH-35. It is believed that the driver of the 4-Runner was slowing for traffic when the driver of the Camry,...