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Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

Mom Spiked Drink of Son's Alleged Bully: Cops

Texas police say Jennifer Lynn Rossi's homemade concoction landed son's schoolmate in the hospital

(Newser) - A Texas mom has been arrested after police say a concoction she whipped up to push back on kids allegedly bullying her son ended up sending one child to the hospital. USA Today reports that sheriff's deputies were dispatched Tuesday to the Legacy Traditional School-Alamo Ranch in San Antonio,...

Father, Son Arrested in Killing of Pregnant Teen

Christopher Preciado, 19, charged with capital murder

(Newser) - Police in San Antonio say two arrests have been made in connection with the murders of a pregnant 18-year-old and her boyfriend, whose bodies were found in a car in an apartment complex parking lot more than a week ago. Police said Christopher Preciado, 19, and his father, Ramon Preciado,...

Texas Cops Have a Big Clue in Killing of Pregnant Teen

San Antonio police release video showing 2 persons of interest after double murder

(Newser) - On Thursday, the medical examiner in Texas' Bexar County officially identified two bodies found in a car Tuesday in San Antonio as those of pregnant 18-year-old Savanah Soto and her boyfriend, 22-year-old Matthew Guerra. KSAT notes that the cause of death for both was listed as a gunshot wound to...

6 Dead in Texas Shooting Spree
6 Dead in Texas Shooting Spree

6 Dead in Texas Shooting Spree

2 police officers among those shot Tuesday in Austin; a suspect is in custody

(Newser) - Authorities in Central Texas are trying to form a complete picture of an apparant Tuesday shooting spree that left six people dead and three others injured, including two police officers. An unidentified male suspect in his 30s is in custody and charged with capital murder, per the AP . It was...

Cousin of Uvalde Shooter Accused of Similar Plot

Nathan Cruz, 17, is arrested in San Antonio

(Newser) - A mother in San Antonio, Texas, called police on her 17-year-old son because she feared he was planning a massacre at an elementary school. The chilling twist: He is the cousin of the teen who did the same thing in Uvalde, Texas, reports the New York Times . Police arrested Nathan...

Worker Sucked Into Jet Engine Died by Suicide: Officials

NTSB investigation into incident canceled after findings

(Newser) - The ramp worker who died after being "ingested" by a Delta Air Lines jet engine Friday night at San Antonio Airport died by suicide, authorities said. The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday ruled the man's death a suicide, and the NTSB investigation into the incident...

Three San Antonio Cops Charged With Murder

Police chief says they fatally shot a woman who was having a mental health crisis

(Newser) - Three San Antonio police officers have been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman who was experiencing what the city's police chief said was a "mental health crisis," per the AP . Sgt. Alfred Flores and officers Eleazar Alejandro and Nathaniel Villalobos were suspended without...

Zoo's 'Cry Me a Cockroach' Promotion Is Back for V-Day

To, er, celebrate Valentine's Day, San Antonio Zoo will feed a roach named after your ex to an animal

(Newser) - If you're not especially looking forward to Feb. 14 due to a recent breakup, one Texas venue has a promotion that could help mitigate the pain with a little old fashioned spite. The San Antonio Zoo is once again hosting its "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser , with all...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

Parents Say Teen Shot by Rookie Cop Is 'Mutilated'

Erik Cantu is still fighting for his life more than 3 weeks after shooting in McDonald's parking lot

(Newser) - The parents of a 17-year-old boy shot by a rookie San Antonio police officer while he was eating a hamburger in a car in a McDonald’s parking lot is still hospitalized and fighting for his life with a bullet lodged near his heart, his parents and attorney Ben Crump...

Ex-Cop Charged in Shooting of Teen Who Was Eating a Burger

San Antonio police chief had already fired James Brennand

(Newser) - Update: A San Antonio ex-cop has been charged after he was seen on surveillance video shooting an unarmed teen boy who had been sitting in his car in a McDonald's parking lot eating a hamburger. James Brennand faces two charges of aggravated assault by a public servant, KHOU reports....

'Perla' Lured Them Onto Planes: 'This Woman Lied to Us'

Woman allegedly involved in Martha's Vineyard flights IDed as ex-counterintelligence agent

(Newser) - As a class-action lawsuit proceeds against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his role in transporting mostly Venezuelan asylum-seekers from Texas to Martha's Vineyard, apparently under false pretenses, media outlets are reporting more on the woman who supposedly lured them onto the planes that took them there. Attorneys for some...

Survivor of Migrant Trailer: Friend's Advice Saved Me

Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás was told to stay near the door where it would be cooler

(Newser) - Simple advice from a friend to stay near the door may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly fate that befell 53 other migrants when they were abandoned trapped in a sweltering semi-trailer last week on the edge of San Antonio. Speaking by phone from her hospital...

Officials: Suspected Driver of Migrant Truck Found High, Hiding

Officials say Homero Zamorano was found high on meth, hiding near truck

(Newser) - The man suspected of driving the tractor-trailer where 53 migrants were found dead earlier this week in San Antonio was high on meth when authorities discovered him cowering in the brush near the truck, according to a Texas congressman. Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar tells Reuters he was briefed by US...

She Told Sons: 'I Hope You Triumph.' They Died in the Truck

Tractor-trailer with migrants had passed through federal checkpoint hours earlier

(Newser) - Among the 53 people who died from extreme heat inside a tractor-trailer in San Antonio this week are two boys from southwestern Guatemala, ages 13 and 14, and a pair of brothers from northwestern Honduras who'd hoped to buy their mother a home. Karen Caballero says her sons, Fernando...

What We Know About the Migrant Truck Deaths
What We Know About
the Migrant Truck Deaths
the rundown

What We Know About the Migrant Truck Deaths

With number of fatalities at 50, it's the worst such smuggling tragedy in reported US history

(Newser) - The discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday is the deadliest such incident in US history, reports the Washington Post . As of Tuesday morning, the death toll was at 50, per the AP , but others remained hospitalized. Three suspects are in custody,...

46 Found Dead in 18-Wheeler in San Antonio

16 others hospitalized

(Newser) - Inside an 18-wheeler in San Antonio, Texas, a horrific sight: 46 bodies, and another 16 people still alive but in dire shape. Shortly before 6pm Monday, a worker in the area called police after hearing a call for help from the truck, the Texas Tribune reports. Authorities arrived to find...

2 Dead, 5 Hurt After Drive-By Shooting at Family BBQ

All 7 shot in San Antonio incident were adults, though children were present

(Newser) - An early Father's Day barbecue in San Antonio, Texas, turned deadly Saturday night when a drive-by shooting took place as guests were gathered in the front yard of a home. Two men, ages 45 and 46, were killed; five others, ages 19 to 44, were injured, KSAT reports. About...

Cops: Carjacker Dies After Beating Up Senior

You might say it was karma; Shirlene Hernandez would not

(Newser) - A Texas man beat up a 72-year-old great-grandmother so as to take her car, only to die later in a crash, according to San Antonio police. Shirlene Hernandez, who was left with a nasty black eye and bruising covering half of her face, was assaulted as she headed into a...

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