Austin Local News

The Austin Police Department bomb squad spent much of the morning Friday investigating a call of a suspicious package found in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on Stonelake Blvd. APD got the first call before 6:00 a.m., but eventually determined the package to be...
Two men are arrested after dogs sniff out a hefty load of drugs at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. Airport officials say officers were alerted by K9s that drugs were present inside of a grey bag marked with the name Nicholas Mariott. They ran some tests and confirmed the...
People wanting to get married in one Central Texas county might have to delay their plans just a bit. The Williamson County clerk's office ran out of marriage licenses Aug. 26 and won't get more until Sept. 22. Connie Watson, a county spokeswoman, says the problem happened after...
Yesterday, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Fern Bluff Elementary school officials, that a video recording device had been located in a staff restroom. The camera was hidden in a styrofoam drinking cup that was pointed towards the stall. The recordings were...
Hays County Clerk Liz Gonzalez is warning residents not to be taken in by a new scam that has come to her attention. “Several residents have reported that ‘Hays County Clerk’ pops up on their Caller ID and someone claiming to be in the County Clerk’s Office, or a collection...
The Greater Austin Crime Commission hosts a reception honoring the contributions of APD K9 Officer Diesel. Diesel, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, served as a patrol K9 Officer from 2011-2016 and made 55 total arrests. K9 Officer Diesel officially retired on Aug. 22, 2016...
Kyle Police arrested a man in connection with the death of an adult male in Kyle last night. KPD Chief Jeff Barnett said his agency charged Andrew Ruben Martinez, 20, of Kyle with the murder of 19-year-old Jacob Lambert, also of Kyle. At approximately 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night...
FROM THE CITY OF GEORGETOWN Two bats found in Georgetown last week have tested positive for rabies. Both bats were collected by Georgetown Animal Services on the north side of downtown. The bats collected on September 7 and on September 9 were each sent to the Texas Department...
A small victory for an environmental group working to halt the construction of State Highway 45 SW. A lawsuit to prevent construction of State Hwy 45 Southwest will go on despite efforts from Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and TxDOT to have the suit dismissed...