Katie Hall

Breaking news reporter

Katie Hall has been a breaking news reporter for the Austin American-Statesman since August 2015. Previously, she covered parts of western Travis County, including the Eanes school district, West Lake Hills and Rollingwood. Before that, she wrote about crime for newspapers in southern Louisiana and New Orleans, where she is originally from.

Latest from Katie Hall

WEATHER UPDATE: Scattered showers bring ¼ inch of rain to Austin
 5 p.m. update: Austin has received about a quarter-inch of rain so far as scattered showers roll through the city. A rain gauge on Waller Creek at East 12th Street recorded 0.24 inches of rain since midnight. Rain chances, which were 90 percent for most of Wednesday, will drop to 40 percent at 6 p.m. The likelihood of rain will stay at 40...

Posted: 23 hours ago

5 p.m. update: Austin has received about a quarter-inch of rain so far as scattered showers roll through the city. A rain gauge on Waller Creek at East 12th Street recorded 0.24 inches of rain since midnight. Rain chances, which were 90 percent for most of Wednesday, will drop to 40 percent at 6 p.m. The likelihood of rain will stay at 40...
Fifth UT-area Subway robbery reported in two months
 An armed robbery occurred Tuesday night at a Subway fast food restaurant on San Antonio Street near West 24th Street, University of Texas police said. At 10 p.m., police said they were looking for the robber, who witnesses described as a man wearing baggy clothing, who might be in his mid-30s.  This is the the fifth Subway to be...

Posted: 20 hours ago

An armed robbery occurred Tuesday night at a Subway fast food restaurant on San Antonio Street near West 24th Street, University of Texas police said. At 10 p.m., police said they were looking for the robber, who witnesses described as a man wearing baggy clothing, who might be in his mid-30s.  This is the the fifth Subway to be...
Suspect dies after police chase, officer-involved shooting, chief says
 A man believed to have been involved in a possible kidnapping Monday night is dead after officials say he hijacked a taxicab, led officers on a chase through Southeast Austin and confronted police in a standoff that turned into a shooting. The man, who police have not yet identified, died at the Chateau at Onion Creek subdivision Monday evening...

Posted: a day ago

A man believed to have been involved in a possible kidnapping Monday night is dead after officials say he hijacked a taxicab, led officers on a chase through Southeast Austin and confronted police in a standoff that turned into a shooting. The man, who police have not yet identified, died at the Chateau at Onion Creek subdivision Monday evening...
Officials investigate Lockhart High coach after complaints
 Wednesday update: Earlier: Officials are investigating a Lockhart High School coach after administrators learned of complaints against him, the Lockhart school district superintendent said in an email to parents Tuesday. Coach Zach Underwood was placed on administrative leave Thursday, Lockhart Superintendent Susan Bohn wrote. The school...

Posted: a day ago

Wednesday update: Earlier: Officials are investigating a Lockhart High School coach after administrators learned of complaints against him, the Lockhart school district superintendent said in an email to parents Tuesday. Coach Zach Underwood was placed on administrative leave Thursday, Lockhart Superintendent Susan Bohn wrote. The school...
TRAFFIC UPDATE: Man killed, children injured in Texas 71 crash west of Bee Cave
 4 p.m. update: A man was killed and a woman and two children were injured after a 3 p.m. crash on Texas 71 at Pedernales Summit Parkway, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. One lane is closed in each direction on Texas 71 and likely will be for the next two or three hours, said Kristen Dark, Travis County sheriff’s spokeswoman...

Posted: a day ago

4 p.m. update: A man was killed and a woman and two children were injured after a 3 p.m. crash on Texas 71 at Pedernales Summit Parkway, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. One lane is closed in each direction on Texas 71 and likely will be for the next two or three hours, said Kristen Dark, Travis County sheriff’s spokeswoman...
WEATHER UPDATE: Thunderstorms, cold weather expected Tuesday night into Wednesday morning
 9:30 p.m. update: Thunderstorms throughout the Austin metro area are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Temperatures are also expected to drop rapidly overnight to the point that, from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, it will not rise above 44 degrees. In addition to rain, meteorologists are also predicting some hail, strong...

Posted: a day ago

9:30 p.m. update: Thunderstorms throughout the Austin metro area are possible Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Temperatures are also expected to drop rapidly overnight to the point that, from sunrise to sunset Wednesday, it will not rise above 44 degrees. In addition to rain, meteorologists are also predicting some hail, strong...
Suspect in police chase, officer-involved shooting died at scene, Austin chief says 
 11:30 p.m. update: A man who led officers on a police chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting was pronounced dead at the scene, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday night.  Manley said the incident started at about 5:30 p.m. and took place across three different locations in Southeast Austin.  According to...

Posted: a day ago

11:30 p.m. update: A man who led officers on a police chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting was pronounced dead at the scene, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday night.  Manley said the incident started at about 5:30 p.m. and took place across three different locations in Southeast Austin.  According to...
Manor residents allowed to return home after gas leak, officials say 
 8:45 p.m. update: Residents who were evacuated after a gas leak at the 700 block of North Bastrop Street can now return to their homes, city officials said Monday night.  Officials gave the all clear at about 8:30 p.m. Utility technicians are currently at the location working on repairs, officials said.  Earlier: Manor police...

Posted: a day ago

8:45 p.m. update: Residents who were evacuated after a gas leak at the 700 block of North Bastrop Street can now return to their homes, city officials said Monday night.  Officials gave the all clear at about 8:30 p.m. Utility technicians are currently at the location working on repairs, officials said.  Earlier: Manor police...
AUSTIN WEATHER: Rain beginning to fall; expect sporadic showers through Wednesday
 3 p.m. update: As storm clouds develop over large swaths of western Travis and Williamson counties, meteorologists are telling the Austin metro area to expect sporadic showers through Wednesday. Multiple rounds of strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected tonight through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Flooding is...

Posted: 2 days ago

3 p.m. update: As storm clouds develop over large swaths of western Travis and Williamson counties, meteorologists are telling the Austin metro area to expect sporadic showers through Wednesday. Multiple rounds of strong thunderstorms and heavy rainfall are expected tonight through Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Flooding is...
Man seriously wounded after shooting in Southeast Austin, EMS officials say
 A man was shot in Southeast Austin on Friday night, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics responded at 10:39 p.m. to a report of a gunshot wound in the 2100 block of Conestoga Trail, EMS officials said. The man, estimated to be in his 20s, has injuries that are serious, but not expected to be life-threatening, EMS officials said...

Posted: 4 days ago

A man was shot in Southeast Austin on Friday night, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics responded at 10:39 p.m. to a report of a gunshot wound in the 2100 block of Conestoga Trail, EMS officials said. The man, estimated to be in his 20s, has injuries that are serious, but not expected to be life-threatening, EMS officials said...
Man found with gunshot wound near Capitol on Friday night
 Medics found a man with a gunshot wound Friday night east of the Capitol building in downtown Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics responded to an 8:19 p.m. report of a man with a gunshot wound at Red River and East 12th streets, EMS officials said.  The man, estimated to be in his 30s, has serious injuries that are...

Posted: 4 days ago

Medics found a man with a gunshot wound Friday night east of the Capitol building in downtown Austin, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said. Medics responded to an 8:19 p.m. report of a man with a gunshot wound at Red River and East 12th streets, EMS officials said.  The man, estimated to be in his 30s, has serious injuries that are...