Austin Local News

Pflugerville Officers responded to a residence located on Cresswell Drive on March 19. The victim stated that he had been held captive for approximately six hours in his home by numerous suspects at knife point. The victim suffered various injuries. During the course of events,...
A new type of diversion court is being developed for those in the sex industry in Travis County. Police have said prostitution is prevalent throughout all of Austin. For the past nine months, Travis County has been in the process of developing a prostitution prevention court...
A Pflugerville mother was arrested for driving drunk. At the time of arrest, Saturday afternoon, she also had four children under the age of 5 in her van. Pflugerville Police stopped 27-year-old Arlen Mercado, after a motorist was following her from leaving a collision where she...
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo makes changes to how his officers are disciplined...switching out suspensions for re-training in most incidents. Acevedo says most officers who get into trouble do so for minor policy violations. His command staff reviewed and found too many...
Six people were hospitalized after a fiery crash in East Austin Saturday. The wreck happened around 12:30 on FM 973 near State Highway 130 and the whole thing could have been caused by a cigarette. Department of Public Safety troopers said an Oldsmobile was headed north on FM...
The Round Rock school district is poised to give nearby corporations a $5.9 million tax break on exports to spur economic development. Trustees signaled their support this week for a freeport tax exemption, allowing the businesses to stop paying school property taxes on property...
Since Friday morning, emergency crews have treated 20 people in Austin who overdosed on K2. K2, also referred to as "Spice," is a mix of herbs and spices usually sprayed with a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. "You never know what's in this drug...
Since Friday morning, emergency crews have treated 20 people in Austin who overdosed on K2. K2, also referred to as "Spice," is a mix of herbs and spices usually sprayed with a compound similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. "You never know what's in this drug...
If you're driving downtown this morning you're seeing new signs on some signal lights that say 'Don't Block The Box'. City Manager Marc Ott along with other local leaders announced it as part of their traffic congestion action plan. APD Assistant Chief Patrick Ockletree says not...