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Warrant: Kaitlin Armstrong's Gun a Match in Cyclist's Murder

Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, accused of killing Anna Moriah Wilson in Austin, remains at large

(Newser) - Kaitlin Marie Armstrong told the elite cyclist she is accused of killing to "stay away" from her boyfriend, according to documents revealing what authorities say is increasing evidence against the 34-year-old who's been on the lam for more than a month. After being confronted on May 12 with...

Musk Says New Tesla Factories Are Burning Cash

CEO calls Austin and Berlin plants 'gigantic money furnaces' because of supply chain, battery issues

(Newser) - At some point, the Tesla factories that opened in Texas and Germany earlier this year will pay off. But at the moment, CEO Elon Musk says, they're money pits. "Both Berlin and Austin factories are gigantic money furnaces right now," he said, per Forbes . "It's...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

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Art collector confirms she bought a stone bust straight out of ancient Rome

(Newser) - Four years ago, an art collector picked up an old stone bust at a Texas thrift shop for less than $40. It was money well spent: The sculpture has been confirmed to be an artifact straight out of ancient Rome. KHOU reports that Laura Young stumbled upon the bust, nestled...

This Is the Healthiest City in America

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Brownsville, Texas, brings up the rear

(Newser) - The pandemic made many reassess the importance of staying fit, so WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities to see which are helping residents live their best wellness lives in four main categories: health care (including such factors as cost of basic medicine, quality of...

Shooting at Car Show Leaves 1 Dead, 20 Injured

Another shooting injures 4 at South by Southwest festival

(Newser) - A Saturday shooting in Virginia wasn't the only one to make national headlines. Another took place at an Arkansas car show and a third at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. Details on the latter two:
  • Arkansas: At least one person was killed and about 20 others wounded,
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Surprise Guest Shows Up at Batman Screening

Real bat in Texas theater may have been released as a prank

(Newser) - Moviegoers in Austin, Texas, got to see more than one type of bat during a screening of The Batman this weekend, per the AP . An actual bat was spotted swooping around inside the theater, putting the movie on pause while management called animal control and tried—unsuccessfully—to get the...

19 Austin Officers Indicted Over Protests

City to pay $8M to man who suffered brain damage after being shot with beanbag round

(Newser) - A Texas grand jury indicted 19 Austin police officers on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for their actions during 2020 protests over racial injustice that spread nationwide following the killing of George Floyd, according to people familiar with the matter. Multiple people spoke to the AP on...

Looking for a Job? Check Out These Cities

Columbia, Md., tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - New year, new career—or at least a gig that's better than the one you've got? If a more satisfying or better-paying job is on your list of 2022 goals, some cities may be better bets than others, according to WalletHub . The site looked at more than 180...

4 Charged in $750K Murder-for-Hire Plot

Police say Texas' Erik Charles Maund paid to have Tenn. couple killed to avoid exposing affair

(Newser) - A Texas auto dealer hired former US Marines and a purported former member of the Israeli Defense Forces to kill a Nashville, Tenn., couple found shot to death last year, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. It describes an elaborate murder-for-hire plot that began after 46-year-old Erik Charles Maund...

Teen's Alleged Journal Entry: 'I Set a Synagogue on Fire'

Authorities say Franklin Barrett Sechriest, 18, was found with Nazi propaganda

(Newser) - A Texas teenager set fire to an Austin synagogue before confessing to the act in a journal that included racial slurs, authorities say. Texas State University student Franklin Barrett Sechriest, who resigned as a private in the Texas National Guard earlier this month, was arrested Friday on charges of arson...

An Overgrown Lawn Leads to Deadly Police Standoff

Austin resident shot at city workers who came to mow it, is later killed by police

(Newser) - Texas workers tasked with enforcing city code showed up at an Austin home Wednesday morning to carry out their latest directive: cut a Travis County residence's overgrown lawn, which had drawn multiple complaints. Instead, they were greeted with gunfire, which was returned by police who ended up fatally gunning...

After Set Is Cut Short, a 3-Word Tweet From Phoebe Bridgers

Expletive-laden post came after singer's sound was cut during Austin City Limits music fest

(Newser) - If you're wondering how Phoebe Bridgers' performance went over the weekend at the Austin City Limits music fest, her three-word tweet shortly afterward sheds some light. "lol f--- acl," the 27-year-old singer-songwriter said in a since-deleted post, per Pitchfork . The tweet was sent about 17 minutes after...

Musk to Move Tesla From California to Texas

'There's a limit to how big you can scale in the Bay Area,' CEO says

(Newser) - There were signs: Elon Musk moved from Los Angeles to Texas, and he held Tesla's shareholders meeting in Austin—the first time it's been held outside California. Musk used the occasion to announce Thursday that Tesla's headquarters will be moving to Austin, as well. At the moment,...

'Meet the Teacher' Event Gets Ugly Over Masks

Parent rips mask off teacher in Texas, superintendent pleads for all to 'be kind'

(Newser) - Simmering tensions over mask rules in a Texas school district culminated Tuesday in a parent ripping off a teacher's face covering, an echo of a similar incident in California . "A parent physically assaulted a teacher by ripping a mask off her face," Tom Leonard, superintendent of the...

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...

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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...

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