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Woman shot and killed outside southeast Houston gym

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police say a woman was found shot to death outside the gym she frequents in southeast Houston.

Houston police responded to a shooting early Thursday morning outside Life Fit Personal Fitness Studio, located in the 10500 block of Fuqua Street near Beamer Road.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating what led up to the fatal shooting.

Gym members at the scene told ABC13 reporter Nick Natario that the woman is a regular at the gym.

The city is in the middle of a plague of violence. There have been more than 200 homicides this year alone, on top of last year, which also saw a huge spike in murders.

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Man hit with 'less lethal' rounds in southeast Austin after refusing to exit stolen truck, police say

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man was taken to the hospital after police fired “less lethal” rounds after he refused to get out of a stolen pickup truck southeast Austin, police said Tuesday afternoon.

The Austin Police Department said officers found a stolen white pickup truck at the intersection of Elmont Drive and Town Lake Circle around 1:40 p.m. That’s near South Pleasant Valley Road, the Waterloo East Apartments and MESH dog park.

The driver refused to leave the truck, according to police, and appeared to be intoxicated with an “unknown substance.”

After multiple attempts to bring the suspect out peacefully, he was then considered a barricaded person, triggering a SWAT callout.

SWAT and negotiators tried to draw the suspect out, but he still refused.

Police said SWAT breached a window of the truck to bring the driver out. Video sent in by viewers to KXAN show SWAT team members using some type of gas.

The driver then exited but still refused to comply with commands from officers, according to APD. That’s when he was hit with “less lethal” rounds, police said.

The suspect, who APD described as a white man around 30 years old, was taken to the hospital. APD did not have an update on his condition Tuesday afternoon.

He most likely faces an unauthorized use of motor vehicle charge, a felony. Additional charges are possible, APD said.

“The cops were yelling at him to put his hands up, get out of the car. They kept yelling, ‘put his hands up. Show you are not holding anything.’ He would only raise one other hand; his other hand stayed inside the car,” said Laura McCarty, who lives nearby and saw the confrontation from down the street.

KXAN asked APD about its policy regarding “less lethal” ammunition, which was being reevaluated for crowd control situations following protests last summer. APD told KXAN on Tuesday it couldn’t comment on SWAT tactics, but this use of “less lethal” shots was “within policy.”

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

On-duty APD officer involved in southeast Austin crash

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Austin police are investigating a crash late Sunday night involving an on-duty officer in southeast Austin.

Just before midnight, an APD officer in a patrol unit collided with a white truck at South Pleasant Valley Road near Creek Bend Drive.

Video taken after the wreck shows the truck appeared to hit a trash can near a Cap Metro stop and parts of a fence nearby. The truck also had damage to its back end, and the patrol unit had damage on the front end. The airbag in the APD vehicle had also been deployed.

There were minor injuries reported and no one was taken to a hospital.

Author: Chrissy Mazzone
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

1 dead, 1 taken to the hospital after shooting in southeast Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man is dead after a shooting in southeast Austin Friday night.

The Austin Police Department said it happened just before 10:15 p.m. in the 4900 block of Todd Lane. That’s off East St. Elmo Road, south of U.S. Highway 290.

APD said while one man was pronounced dead, a woman was taken to a local hospital. Austin-Travis County EMS said she had potentially life-threatening injuries.

It’s still an active scene. APD told KXAN at last check information on a suspect isn’t available.

East St. Elmo Road and Todd Lane are closed off due to the investigation.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more details become available.

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

Man shot multiple times in southeast Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Police say a man called 911 early Wednesday morning to say he had been shot. When police arrived at the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Interstate 35 near Saint Elmo, they found the man had been shot multiple times.

The man was taken to the hospital where police say he may not survive.

Police believe he was shot on Bluff Springs Road near Nelms Drive just after 12:50 a.m.. They say he was able to make his way to the hotel where he called 911 at 1 a.m..

Police have no suspects in the case.

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Drivers struggle to find fuel in U.S. Southeast as pipeline begins restart

Drivers struggle to find fuel in U.S. Southeast as pipeline begins restart© Reuters. An out of service fuel nozzle is covered in plastic on a gas pump at a gas station in Asheville, North Carolina, after a gasoline supply crunch caused by the Colonial Pipeline hack, May 11, 2021. Martin Brossman via REUTER

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Drivers in the U.S. Southeast struggled to find gasoline on Thursday, with most pumps in the region dry after days of panic buying, triggered by a major pipeline shutdown.

The Colonial Pipeline, which shut on Friday after a ransomware cyberattack, announced it had begun the restart process but would take days to resume normal operations. That could leave retail stations scrambling for supply for the rest of this week.

Around 70% of gas stations in the state of North Carolina were without fuel, along with about half the stations in Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia, according to tracking firm GasBuddy.

Nicole Guy, a leasing agent in Atlanta, spent much of Thursday morning driving from one shuttered gas station to another in a desperate attempt to refill her tank, before pulling over to gather her thoughts.

“My sister paid $ 3.50 at the pump last night for her car,” she said. “I thought if I went looking today I’d find a better deal. I never paid that much at the pump.”

She said she was about to call friends for help finding fuel: “Maybe one of them knows of a spot,” Guy said. “Otherwise I’ll keep looking.”

The average national gasoline price rose above $ 3.00 a gallon, the highest since October 2014, the American Automobile Association said, and prices in some areas jumped as much as 11 cents in a day.

The Colonial system carries 100 million gallons per day of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast, nearly half the region’s supply. Motorists’ tempers have frayed in recent days as panic buying led stations to run out even where normal wholesale deliveries were still being made.

State and federal authorities pleaded with motorists not to hoard, saying stockpiling would only make matters worse.

Levi Edison, 33, a contractor from the city Social Circle, Georgia, about 50 miles east of Atlanta, said he has weathered the fuel crisis with ease in his Dodge Ram 2500.

“It holds 34 gallons – diesel,” he said while filing up at a Shell (LON:) Station in East Atlanta on Thursday morning. “I ain’t had no problem, but I feel for most everyone who’s had.”

“I think if they all calmed down a little and didn’t load up when they don’t need it, it would be better for everybody. But that’s human nature I guess. Just can’t wait.”

Katlyn Norton, 29, a stay-at-home mother of two from Mobile, Alabama, was in Atlanta Thursday visiting relatives and to take her children to the Atlanta Aquarium.

She filled up her GMC SUV at a Texaco in Midtown Atlanta charging about $ 3.43 a gallon for regular unleaded.

“We were supposed to head home today, but I’m not sure we’d get enough gas to make it,” Norton said of the roughly five-hour trip to head more than 300 miles southwest.

“We thought about trying our luck, but with the kids, I think we’d better stay put. Better to be safe.”

By Rich McKay

Author: Reuters
This post originally appeared on Stock Market News

‘Very young male’ dead after shooting at southeast Austin apartment complex

Author: Jaclyn Ramkissoon
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

shooting at southeast Austin apartment complex

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A young man is dead after a shooting at a southeast Austin apartment complex Thursday night.

The Austin Police Department said it happened at the Goodnight Commons Apartments off East Slaughter Lane. That’s near Old Lockhart Road.

The call reporting shots fired came in at 6:50 p.m. Six minutes later, officers arrived on scene and found one “younger-aged male” with gunshot wounds, APD said.

An Austin Independent School District police officer who was at a nearby school heard the shots and also responded. That officer helped perform life-saving measures on the victim until Austin-Travis County EMS arrived, but the young man was ultimately pronounced dead on scene.

Officers later said the victim was a “very young male” but did not give an exact age. Police believe the shooting happened in an outdoor stairwell.

Right now, officers have one person detained who is being questioned. Additionally, they’re still working to nail down a suspect description.

“They thought that had one thing, and then it turned into another. Like I said, it’s too fresh, too new, they’ve got to put the pieces together first,” said APD Senior Patrol Officer Demitri Hobbs.

APD is expected to be on scene for a couple more hours. Officers are canvassing the area for witnesses and also looking into video surveillance at the apartment complex. There is no threat to the public, officers said.

They ask anyone who has details about the shooting or video recordings to call 911.

Homicide investigation at the Goodnight Commons Apartments off East Slaughter Lane in southeast Austin April 29, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)
Homicide investigation at the Goodnight Commons Apartments off East Slaughter Lane in southeast Austin April 29, 2021 (KXAN Photo/Tim Holcomb)

Man seriously injured in Southeast Austin shooting

Author: Chelsea Moreno
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man has serious, potentially life-threatening injuries after a shooting in Southeast Austin Sunday night, said police.

Austin-Travis County EMS medics took the man to a local trauma center with potentially life-threatening injuries.

At last check, Austin police had no one in custody.

Officers were called to 1320 East Oltorf Street just west of Interstate 35 around 10:50 p.m.

APD responded to a shooting earlier in the evening in the area of North Lamar Boulevard and U.S. Highway 183.

When officers arrived, they discovered a man in the street and started performing life-saving measures. Though Austin-Travis County EMS medics continued those efforts, he was later pronounced dead.

KXAN will update this story as more information becomes available.

Facebook, Google investing in 2 new undersea internet cables between US and Southeast Asia

Facebook and Google are investing in new undersea internet cables that will run between California and Southeast Asia in an effort to boost internet speed and reliability, the companies announced Monday. 

Facebook said it will[1] invest in two new subsea cables, Echo and Bifrost, and Google said it will be investing[2] in Echo. The projects are subject to regulatory approvals.

Echo and Bifrost will connect Singapore, Indonesia and North America. 

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The two companies touted the projects as helping to bring reliable internet access around the world. 

“Echo and Bifrost will support further growth for hundreds of millions of people and millions of businesses. We know that economies flourish when there is widely accessible internet for people and businesses,” Facebook said in a blog post. 

Google in a post said the cable will decrease latency for users connecting to applications running the Google Cloud Platform in the area. 

Echo is expected to be ready for service in 2023, Google said. The goal is for Bifrost to be completed by late 2024, CNBC reported[3].

References

  1. ^ said it will (engineering.fb.com)
  2. ^ will be investing (cloud.google.com)
  3. ^ CNBC reported (www.cnbc.com)

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