CRIME & SAFETY
Cedar Park Police responding to serious motorcycle crash
CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Cedar Park Police Department is responding to a serious crash involving a motorcycle near the intersection of Medical Parkway and Cottonwood Creek Trail. The department posted about the crash on social media around 12:15 p.m. The collision reportedly involved another vehicle as well. ALSO...
The Unsolved Disappearance of Rachel Cooke: A Central Texas Mystery
Discover the chilling story of Rachel Cooke, a vivacious 19-year-old who mysteriously disappeared in 2002. Despite extensive investigations and numerous leads, her case remains unsolved. This video delves into the details of her life, disappearance, and the ongoing search for answers.
Gun-Toting Man in Mental Crisis Shot by Austin Cops After Southside Showdown
A South Austin police officers shot a man reportedly in the throes of a mental health crisis after he pointed a gun at them, the Austin Police Department disclosed. The tense situation unfolded on Saturday morning at a residence on Brecon Lane, an area typically known for its calm suburban atmosphere, according to KVUE.
Texas Yoga Teacher Hopes to Escape Prison Again After Jury Finds She Murdered Pro-Cyclist Love Triangle Rival
Kaitlin Armstrong’s escape charge is dropped as attorneys say she’ll appeal conviction following 90-year sentence for killing pro cyclist Moriah ‘Mo’ Wilson
Weekly Safety Report: Deadly Incidents and Controversial Cases Raise Concerns in Austin, Texas
This week in Austin, Texas, there were several incidents that raised concerns about safety in the area. These incidents included a deadly gathering that left one person dead and two others injured, two murders linked to the same suspect, a wheelchair-bound man who died from injuries sustained in an attack, the discovery of journals revealing a teenager's hatred for Jewish people and minorities, a family's outrage as the district attorney works to exonerate a confessed killer, and the honoring of domestic violence homicide victims with a memorial bench.
Private security officer shot, injured in Topgolf parking lot in north Austin
The security company said two officers issued a trespass warning to a group for disorderly conduct and public intoxication around 10:30 p.m.
Round Rock police warning residents of new online scam
ROUND ROCK, Texas - The Round Rock Police Department is warning people of a new online scam in the area. Police said a fake Microsoft Windows Defender "alert" scam is targeting people through ads and links. The links or ads appear to be from official online retailers. If a person...
‘I Plan on Killing People’: Florida Man Arrested in Alleged Mass Casualty Threat to Texas Tesla Cybertruck Delivery
Paul Ryan Overeem was charged with making a terroristic threat after traveling to Austin
4 dead, 1 hospitalized in multi-vehicle crash on SH 130 in southeast Austin
AUSTIN, Texas — Four people are dead and two others are injured after a multi-vehicle crash in southeast Austin on Sunday afternoon. The incident happened in the 10500 block of the South State Highway 130 service road northbound, near Maha Loop Road, around 4:15 p.m., according to Austin-Travis County EMS. It's near the location of another deadly crash that happened just over a month ago.
Austin drug dealer sentenced to 20 years in the fentanyl poisoning death of Coupland teen
The moment arrived Friday morning when Kim Crump could finally confront the three co-defendants indicted for selling fentanyl, including the fentanyl-laced tablet that killed her 18-year-old son. "I'm Hunter Paul Crump's mother," she said in her opening remarks, where she shared that he would never marry, finish college, become a therapist, be present as an uncle, hug his sisters, hug his father, say "I love you" again. "You killed this beautiful young man. You killed this beautiful...
Twin Traumas Strike North Austin as Vehicles Mow Down Pedestrians Hours Apart
Chaos hit the streets of North Austin last night with not one, but two auto-pedestrian horrors occurring merely hours apart. The Austin Travis County EMS posted details of a grim scene at 9024-9299 Northgate Blvd, where an adult pedestrian was struck down by an unforgiving vehicle at around 9:00 p.m. The victim, whose identity remains undisclosed, was whisked away as a trauma alert to Dell Seton Medical Center bearing serious injuries that could potentially cost them their life.
Deadly Hit-and-Run and Bar Shooting on Austin, Burleson Road
In the early hours of a restless Austin morning, tragedy struck twice on the same block—the 4900 stretch of Burleson Road was the unfortunate stage for two separate violent events. At just before 2 a.m., a vehicle met flesh in a grim encounter that left one pedestrian dead. KXAN reports that medics declared the adult pedestrian deceased upon their arrival, and the vehicle's presence post-tragedy is yet to be confirmed.
Leander ISD Board Approves New Police Department and Discusses School Initiatives
On November 30, 2023, the Leander ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss various topics. These included Laura Welch Bush Elementary's housing system, board recognitions, and the establishment of the Leander ISD Police Department.
TCSO investigating potential drowning at Lake Travis Saturday morning
LAGO VISTA, Texas — The Travis County Sheriff's Office is investigating a potential drowning that happened at Lake Travis on Saturday morning. According to Austin-Travis County EMS, medics responded to Lake Travis from Dusk Court in Lago Vista around 11:24 a.m. The TCSO was called in to assist. The...
New Scam Call Impersonating Austin Police Asking for Money
If you live in Austin, and you get a call from someone pretending to be a police department employee asking for money, hang up. It is a scam. The phone calls are coming from an official-looking number, and the caller is demanding payment to settle a fine or a warrant. Austin Police Department wants you to know that they will never call and ask you for money.