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Victim Dies Day After Austin Mass Shooting

25-year-old was a tourist in the area

(Newser) - One of the 14 people injured in a mass shooting in Austin, Texas, early Saturday died on Sunday. Douglas John Kantor, 25, "suffered from the time of the injury until time of death, it was the most gruesome thing I could think to wish on someone," his brother...

One of Two Suspects Arrested in Austin Mass Shooting

14 were left injured

(Newser) - One suspect is in custody after someone opened fire in a popular entertainment district in downtown Austin early Saturday, wounding 13 people, including two critically, before getting away, authorities said. Per the Austin American-Statesman , the suspect is one of two suspects sought in the case. The Austin Police Department said...

13 Hurt in Shooting in Busy Austin Entertainment Hub

Meanwhile, a shooting in Savannah, Ga., has left one dead, 8 injured

(Newser) - A shooting in a busy entertainment district in downtown Austin, Texas, injured 13 people early Saturday, and police said the suspected shooter wasn't in custody. Two of the injured people were in critical condition, but as of a news conference at 4am local time, no one had died, interim...

Former Deputy Arrested After Killing of 3 People

Steven Broderick is caught near Austin

(Newser) - A former sheriff's deputy in Texas has been taken into custody Monday following a manhunt that began after three people were fatally shot in Austin, authorities said. Police said Stephen Broderick, 41, was arrested without incident about 7:30am along a rural road in Manor, an Austin suburb, said...

3 Shot Dead in Austin
3 Fatally Shot in Austin

3 Fatally Shot in Austin

Suspect was still at large

(Newser) - A 41-year-old man is wanted in the fatal shooting of three people in Austin, Texas, and police officials searching the surrounding area Sunday warned residents that the suspect might take a hostage, per the AP . Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon said the suspect, Stephen Broderick, was considered armed and...

Here's Where Millennials Are Flocking to Across America

The 25-to-39 set is defecting from big cities to smaller ones

(Newser) - Before the pandemic, millennials were already starting to ditch America's biggest cities, leaving New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles for opportunities in cozier urban enclaves, per CNBC . COVID hasn't changed that trend, and SmartAsset wanted to see which smaller cities draw the demographic of those ages 25 to...

Here Are the Hardest-Working US Cities

Alaska's Anchorage comes out on top, Detroit dead last

(Newser) - Work has been hard to come by during the pandemic, but Americans' work ethic in general remains strong. WalletHub wanted to find out which US cities have the hardest workers, and so the site looked at 116 of the country's biggest cities across nearly a dozen metrics in two...

Here Are the Healthiest, Least Healthy Cities in America

Is there something in the water out West?

(Newser) - Staying healthy is a priority for many people, and where you live makes a difference. WalletHub has done the work to help you figure out which places might help you reach your wellness goals. The site looked at 180-plus of the most populated cities across the nation, using nearly four...

Cops: Doc Who Killed Austin Pediatrician Didn't Know Her

Texas authorities look for clues in apparent murder-suicide that left pediatrician Lindley Dodson dead

(Newser) - Details continue to emerge out of Texas after what the Austin Police Department deems a murder-suicide involving two doctors who apparently didn't know each other. Per witnesses and police statements, the Austin American-Statesman reports that Dr. Bharat Narumanchi, 43, showed up at Children's Medical Group on Friday asking...

Hostage Situation in Austin Doctor's Office Ends in Deaths

2 people were found dead after the SWAT team entered the facility

(Newser) - A more than six-hour hostage situation at a doctor's office in Austin, Texas, has ended with two people dead. Police were notified at 4:30pm Tuesday and spent hours attempting to communicate with those inside. The American-Statesman shares some of the lines SWAT team negotiators were overheard saying via...

Convention Center to Double as Hospital
Convention Center
to Take Patients

Convention Center to Take Patients

Austin again prepares alternate care site as COVID-19 cases surge

(Newser) - Austin has decided it needs a hospital more than it needs a convention center right now. With Travis County, the city is preparing the Austin Convention Center as an alternate care site for patients. It will admit people needing lesser care, to ease the crunch at hospitals in the area....

Want an Active Lifestyle? Check Out These Cities
Want an Active
Lifestyle? Live Here

Want an Active Lifestyle? Live Here

These are the US cities where you can be the fittest version of you

(Newser) - New year, new you? If that's one of your goals for 2021, and fitness is integral to that goal, there are parts of the US that may suit you best. In its quest to track down where the promise of an active lifestyle beckons, WalletHub analyzed the 100 largest...

'Armed Trump Trolls' Surround Biden Bus in Scary Encounter

Democratic lawmakers were planning to speak in an Austin suburb

(Newser) - Democrats scrapped a campaign event Friday in Texas after a "small caravan" of Trump supporters surrounded a Biden-Harris campaign bus in a menacing manner, TMZ reports. Videos show the vehicles, Trump flags flying, encircle the bus on the I-35 and try to slow it down. Democratic lawmakers were on...

Here Are the US Cities Hardest Hit Financially by COVID

Half of America's top 10 are located in one state

(Newser) - With more than 225,000 dead and 8.6 million cases of COVID-19 in the US, the health consequences of the virus are obvious. But the financial repercussions have also been devastating, and some areas are suffering more than others. WalletHub looked at the biggest US cities across nine metrics...

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22
Crane Collision in
Austin Injures 22

Crane Collision in Austin Injures 22

It occurred at a construction site

(Newser) - Two cranes collided Wednesday at a construction site in Austin, Texas, causing one of them to partially collapse and injuring at least 22 workers who were sent scrambling for safety, authorities said. The cranes collided and got tangled several stories above a building under construction near the Mueller Development just...

Boats Sink at 'Trump Parade'
Boats Sink at 'Trump Parade'

Boats Sink at 'Trump Parade'

Over 2.6K people planned to attend the Texas event

(Newser) - A "Trump Boat Parade" ran into a little trouble Saturday when several boats sent out distress calls and some actually sank, CBS Austin reports. The event on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, was going well until boats along the parade route sent out calls for help. "TCSO responded...

'Crazy' Numbers Rule Out Show by Vanilla Ice

Outdoor concert was planned for Austin

(Newser) - There will be no Vanilla Ice concert in Austin this weekend after all. "This date has been canceled and will be rescheduled for another time," a representative for the rapper said Thursday, CNN reports. The outdoor performance was planned for Friday at Emerald Point Bar & Grill, but...

Loophole Allows Vanilla Ice Concert in Texas

Austin venue is technically a restaurant

(Newser) - Vanilla Ice seems disinclined to stop, collaborate, and listen to health authorities in Texas, where he is going ahead with a concert Friday despite the state's surge in coronavirus infections. Gov. Greg Abbott closed bars and placed limits on large gatherings last week, but the rapper's Austin concert...

Bieber Calls Sexual Assault Claim 'Factually Impossible'

2 women post on Twitter about alleged attacks

(Newser) - Two women came forward on Twitter over the weekend with sexual assault claims against Justin Bieber, spurring a response from the 26-year-old Canadian pop star on the same platform—for one of the allegations, at least. Per USA Today , the first accusation came Saturday evening from someone named "Danielle"...

10 Top US Cities for Staycations
10 Top US Cities
for Staycations

10 Top US Cities for Staycations

Being stuck close to home during the pandemic doesn't mean you can't take a break from it all

(Newser) - Even, or maybe especially, amid a pandemic, thoughts of vacation are bubbling up—and the idea of a "staycation" is looking more likely for most of us. WalletHub decided to figure out which US cities are the most appealing for those remaining close to home, looking at more than...

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