Austin Local News

For about the next month, Zilker Park will be closed to the public. Beginning tomorrow, work crews will close off the entire park to make preparations for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It will reopen on October 14, and then another portion will close a week later for...
University of Texas President Gregory Fenves extends a personal invitation to Dallas Police Chief David Brown the give the commencement speech at this years's graduation. Brown, who left UT to pursue a career as an officer, accepted the invitation and says he's looking forward...
As part of Austin Museum Day, which features free exhibits and interactive activities at participating Austin-area museums and cultural sites, the DPS Historical Museum and Research Center is sponsoring the free public event at DPS Headquarters, Training Academy Building (5805 N...
APD has more than 1,000 DNA cases that are backlogged. Assistant Chief Brian Manley admitted they didn't use the best practices. And, their testing standards should have changed back in 2010. Every DNA analyst is getting retraining now. He said they had five DNA crime analysts...
The Austin Police Department continues to investigate the officer involved shooting from yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Morgan Wayne Crocker, 34. The Officers involved in this shooting are Officers Bernardo Ramirez and Brett Fritz. Officer Ramirez has been with...
FROM CENTRAL TEXAS REGIONAL MOBILITY AUTHORITY Southbound MoPac Exit to Duval Road/Burnet Road Closed All Weekend The southbound exit to Duval/Burnet Road will close at 10pm on Friday, September 16th for work on drainage structures. The right lane of southbound MoPac and the...
Traffic Fatality #47: At 11:12 am on Thursday in the 8300 block of Burnet Road, the preliminary investigation shows a black 2012 Chevy Cruze was facing southbound in the turn lane, attempting to turn left. A gold 2001 BMW motorcycle was northbound in the outside lane on Burnet...
FROM AUSTIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Case: 16-2540406 Date: September 10, 2016 Time: 6:33 a.m. Location: 2610 North Capital of Texas Hwy Deceased: Pete Zachariah Steward, White male, (D.O.B. 8-28-72) Michael Keith Kollman, White male, (D.O.B. 12-19-60) The preliminary investigation...
Today, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx named Austin one of the winners of the 2016 Mayors’ Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets. Austin, which won for its Smart Trips Austin program in the Rundberg neighborhood, is the Mayors’ Challenge Ladders of Opportunity (...