Austin Local News

Effective immediately, the Austin Fire Department Chief has closed: Lake Austin from Walsh Landing to Tom Miller Dam; and Lady Bird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. This closure is due to high waters and dangerous currents in the area due to LCRA’s opening of one gate...
Austin Fire Department says the Fire Chief has closed Lake Austin from Tom Miller Dam to Walsh Landing, and Ladybird Lake from Tom Miller Dam to Red Bud Trail. Firefighters are taking advantage of the open flood gates at Mansfield and Tom Miller Dams for some swift water rescue...
The Wastewater Lift Station near the Lago Vista Golf Course experienced a malfunction on Wednesday night or Thursday morning, spilling as much as 162 thousand gallons of sewage, primarily non-solids and grease. This spill was contained and did not reach Lake Travis. Crews...
Before joining President Barack Obama on his first trip to Vietnam next month, Secretary of State John Kerry will take a day to reflect on his long and complicated history with the Asian country, first as a soldier and later as a war protester and statesman. Kerry, who will...
A man once on death row for the now still-unsolved slayings of four teenage girls a quarter-century ago in Austin returns to court this week trying to re-instate a lawsuit where he wants a judge to declare he's innocent. Robert Springsteen was condemned in 2001 for killing one...
For the first time in nine years, the LCRA has opened up a flood gate at Mansfield Dam. LCRA officials say the hydroelectric generation that began last week will continue, and gate's opening is addressing the large influx of rainfall the area lakes have dealt with over the past...
The family of a slain 18-year-old University of Texas student urged mourners at a funeral on Saturday to remember the young woman's joyful life, not just the way it ended. Haruka Weiser's 16-year-old brother Noboru spoke on behalf of the family during the funeral in Beaverton,...
Wednesday morning, a woman was attacked on her way to work at the Driskill hotel. This is the second employee there that has been a victim of an early morning attack in the last two years. “The victim parked her car about 5:15 a.m., started walking towards the hotel,” said...
Texas authorities say a 29-year-old man who charged an officer with knives in his hands was shot and killed by police. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo says the Friday night incident appears to be "suicide by cop." Authorities say the male suspect was threatening people with...