Boosted by a surge in popularity in the wake of Europe's refugee crisis, the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, hopes to finally break the Socialists' 70-year reign in Vienna in Sunday's regional election.
An Austrian woman is in hot water after inventing a paragliding accident to get out of a business meeting - a lie which sparked an alpine rescue search involving firemen and police.
An Austrian woman who took her 18-year-old daughter for a practise drive could face a hefty fine after she was found to be completely drunk when stopped by police.
Austria has warned against the Bavarian government's threat to start turning refugees back at the Austrian border - saying it could lead to violence.
Austrian authorities have asked Hungary to take over the probe into the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck on an Austrian motorway in August and thought to have suffocated shortly after leaving Budapest.