Austin Local News

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...
A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder after allegedly bludgeoning his boyfriend to death after a night out. Bryan Canchola allegedly beat Stephen Sylvester, 19, that started Thursday night on Fourth Street. The couple went back to an apartment they shared on the...
People who were hit hardest by the Memorial weekend flooding could be working on recovery for years. Hays County Emergency Management Coordinator Kharley Smith said they're in the transitional phase between intermediate and that long-term recovery. They’ve helped the "Blanco...
Police leaders in Austin want to add more than 400 officers to the force over the next five years, which is more than double what city officials anticipated adding just a year ago. Assistant Police Chief Troy Gay tells the Austin American-Statesman a goal is to double the amount...
A local non-profit is helping thousands of needy kids get the things they need to go back-to-school. According to Manos de Cristo: Austin nonprofit agency Manos de Cristo is set to help thousands of Central Texas children, Pre-K through 5th grades with this year’s annual Back-to...
Capital Metro is sitting on about $30 million unspent dollars, thanks to higher than projected sales tax revenues. The agency, according to reports is planning on buying more rail cars, more vans for van pool and more MetroAccess vehicles. Transportation analyst Mike Dahmus says...