Austin Local News

A Travis County Grand Jury has decided that former Austin Police Department (APD) Geoffrey Freeman will not be indicted for the shooting death of 17 year old David Joseph. Freeman shot and killed the teenager around 10:00 a.m. on the morning of February 8th, 2016. Freeman had...
After three weeks of reviewing the David Joseph shooting, a Grand Jury decides NOT to indict Officer Geoffrey Freeman for shooting the unarmed teenager in February in North Austin. Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo had placed Freeman in indefinite suspension, citing multiple...
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Austin today to meet with Mayor Adler and other local leaders as they work to complete their final proposal for the Smart City Challenge due on May 24, 2016. The winner of the Challenge will receive up to $40 million from USDOT...
From the City of Austin: U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx visited Austin today to meet with Mayor Adler and other local leaders as they work to complete their final proposal for the Smart City Challenge due on May 24, 2016. The winner of the Challenge will receive up...
UT police are investigating a shooting on Robert Dedman Drive Tuesday morning. Unconfirmed reports say a campus police officer accidentally shot himself during a routine weapons check. Austin-Travis County EMS was called to tend to the man's wounds at UTPD headquarters, and then...
The video was all of the evidence Austin Cab needed to make its decision. Over the weekend, a man named Chris Riccio recorded his interaction with a cab driver, named Eugene, who is seen telling Riccio to get out of his cab because he had other places to be. Riccio repeatedly...
On Saturday May 14, 2016, at approximately 4:19 a.m., North East Area Command officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 800 block of Fairfield Dr. Upon arrival, officers were directed to a Hispanic man lying on the ground with apparent trauma to his body. Officers began life...
AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz invites families to a meeting at 6 pm, Tuesday, May 17, in the Burnet Middle School cafeteria to discuss a situation with the principal. AISD confirms that it's police department was notified by the Texas Attorney General's Office and the Montgomery...
Earlier today, two students in a classroom at Connally High School were involved in an altercation, which resulted in one student being injured by a pair of scissors. The scissors were being used at the time for a in-class project. One student, a sophomore male, caused a 1/2-...