Austin Local News

More than one-third of the Austin Fire Department's disciplinary measures since 2009 have been for alleged drunken driving incidents. The Austin American-Statesman reviewed the department's internal disciplinary records from 2009 until July. It found 18 of 50 disciplinary...
Republican Greg Abbott says he grieves for Democrat Wendy Davis after his gubernatorial opponent revealed that she once had an abortion upon learning that the fetus had a severe brain abnormality. Abbott said yesterday that "the unspeakable pain of losing a child is beyond...
Greg Kelley, the Leander teenager in jail for sexually assaulting a young boy, was taken overnight from Williamson County Jail to Huntsville Unit--despite his lawyer requesting him to stay here while he asks for a new trial. Keith Hampton has asked for a bench warrant to bring...
Texas Army National Guard officials say a federal budget shortfall is forcing it to postpone drills to late September with the hope that funding will become available later. In a statement Friday, the Texas Army National Guard said the National Guard Bureau announced Aug. 29...
Federal authorities in Texas have imposed more than $2 million in fines against CVS and H-E-B for providing numerous prescriptions to customers when laws prohibited those drugs from being distributed.     Officials say Rhode Island-based CVS this week paid a $1.9 million penalty...
Officials in Austin say they're at a "critical point" to make the South by Southwest festival safer after a car crash earlier this year killed three people. The new report on South by Southwest released Thursday faults festival organizers and planners of "secret shows" and...
Austin police diffuse a second SWAT standoff in as many days with a suicidal subject. Officer Bino Cadena says recent training on dealing with people with mental health issues is paying off. Cadena says this morning, the 46 year old man called police asked for help. He told...
Another lawsuit has been filed against the APD over excessive force against an African American man, days after a forum on the same topic. The attorney for Jawhari Smith says APD Officer Greg White used excessive force against, shooting him twice after Smith had already dropped...
A multi-agency investigation leads to the arrest of 22 people in the Austin-area for steroid distribution. According to the Department of Justice: In the Austin area on Thursday, federal and state authorities arrested 22 individuals, including ringleaders 54–year-old Timothy...