Weekly Wrap: No criminal charges in Astroworld Tragedy, Introducing Teledeputy, and Bayou City water rankings

Astroworld Tragedy: The Next Chapter

HOUSTON – The KPRC 2 Investigates team is busy this week dropping new news on several stories that were following. So, let’s catch you up!

Astroworld Tragedy

A makeshift memorial for the concertgoers who died in a stampede during a Travis Scott performance at the 2021 Astroworld Festival in Houston, seen four days after the concert. (Reuters/Callaghan O'Hare)

Rapper Travis Scott and five other people will not see criminal charges in connection to the deaths of 10 people during the 2021 Astroworld Festival.

The Houston Police Department investigation took 19 months to complete. On Thursday, the grand jury that heard the case declined to indict the six people.

In an hour-long documentary called ‘Astroworld: Countdown to Tragedy,’ KPRC 2 Investigates shares the stories of those who attended the festival, examines what went wrong, and pinpoints what needs to be done to prevent another mass casualty incident in Houston.

Bench Alert: Juror out, alternate juror in

The Bench - Inside AJ Armstrong's third murder trial

Sources confirm with KPRC 2 Investigates one of the 12 jurors in Antonio ‘AJ’ Armstrong Jr.’s trial is now off of the panel due to personal reasons. This means one of the four alternates will join the panel, leaving three alternate jurors.

Harris County Prosecutors are taking him to trial for the third time, alleging he killed his mother and father, Dawn and Antonio Armstrong Sr., in 2016. If convicted, Armstrong Jr. faces a life sentence with parole eligibility after 40 years.

DRAINED: Where does Houston’s water department rank in the country?

A war Veteran living with a huge water bill and no answers. The latest KPRC 2 'DRAINED' Investigation started as a visit to get answers about a big bill and turned into a huge team effort to help repair several huge home issues. (Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

It all started with Houston water bills, but KPRC 2 Investigates are tracking so much more when it comes to our water department.

The latest customer satisfaction survey from J.D. Power shows Houstonians are unhappy with their water department. We’ve been tracking these ratings for three years now, and it shows the City of Houston with the third-lowest score in the nation.

The Evidence Room: The Evil Next Door

Robert Durst Timeline (Copyright 2023 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.)

Robert Durst spent most of his adult life under a cloud of suspicion. ‘The Evidence Room’ looks at the case from the disappearance of his first wife to the death and dismemberment of his next-door neighbor, Durst was the target of multiple investigations in several states.

Catch up on the entire season of our true crime documentary series exclusively streaming on KPRC 2+.

Other highlights from the team

  • Border crisis: Will the U.S. Supreme Court ruling impact immigration backlog? KPRC 2 Investigates Robert Arnold tells us how immigration attorneys will work through the new ruling.
  • Possible fix on the way for HCSO’s slipping emergency response times. KPRC 2 Investigates Joel Eisenbaum shows us a new method the Harris County Sheriff’s Office plans to use to quicken “Priority 1″ calls.

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About the Author:

As an Emmy award-winning journalist, Jason strives to serve the community by telling in-depth stories and taking on challenges many pass over. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his girlfriend Rosie, and dog named Dug.