Austin Local News

As the nation reels from the horrors of the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting, many in Austin's LGBT community say they are feeling less safe. It's that lack of safety that has prompted Equality Texas to push for a task force comprised of city staffers, police, and citizens...
From Austin Fire Department The Fire Chief has determined that dangerous conditions still exist, so the waterway ban has been extended through noon tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15; it will be re-evaluated at that time.
An APD SWAT team responds to a call of an armed man in South Austin, and upon arrival finds that man with both a gun and a machete. The incident unfolded around 5:00 Tuesday morning on Turtle Rock Drive near Odom Elementary School. The man reportedly told police he didn't want...
UPDATE: The Travis County District Attorney’s Office received the accompanying letter from the Texas Forensic Science Commission regarding the recent assessment of the Austin Police Department (APD) Forensic DNA Laboratory. APD has temporarily suspended all operations of the DNA...
UPDATE: From the feds pertaining to the VC-25A, tail # 29000, in your area, all this information is current as of today: "The Boeing 747 aircraft seen today at Austin Bergstrom International Airport is one of two VC-25As assigned to the Presidential Airlift Group, 89th Airlift...
When it comes to fixing Austin's mobility problems, exactly who is doing what? City leaders hope to help answer those questions when they host their first-ever Mobility Fair at City Hall tomorrow. Transportation Department's Marissa Monroy says folks from her department as well...
A grass-roots group has scathing words about the City of Austin's segregationist policies that are keeping Austin unaffordable. It's against the law to make Austin more affordable. That's the word from grass-roots activist Niran Babalola of Desegregate ATX. He says the...
Travis County deputies have three people in custody in connection with the murder of Lee King, 68, of Del Valle last month. Now charged with murder at Reginald Oneal Wright, Chelsea Elizabeth Wilhelm, 24 and Clifton Wade, 37.
Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr has determined there are still too many hazards to lift the watercraft ban, and that's prompted the extension of the ban through noon on Tuesday. That's for Lake Austin, Lady Bird Lake, and the Colorado River downstream of Longhorn Dam. AFD will...