Following the Astroworld Tragedy, one family is pushing for a safer concert experience
In the year following the Astroworld tragedy, the family of Madison Dubiski is working to change the way safety protocols are handled at large concerts. The family launched the Pink Bows Foundation in May on what would have been their daughter’s 24th birthday.
LIVE BLOG: KPRC 2 Investigates discusses accountability probe into Astroworld Tragedy
In a live discussion on the KPRC 2+ livestream at 6:30 p.m. CST Wednesday, KPRC 2 Investigates will answer your questions about the tragedy at the 2021 Astroworld Festival and what officials are doing to prevent another deadly concert.
Astroworld Tragedy: New agreement details NRG Park mass event planning after deadly festival
The fallout of the Astroworld Festival garnishes a new potential agreement between Harris County and the City of Houston over their responsibilities at NRG Park.The consensus comes a little more than a year after 10 people lost their lives because of a crowd crush at the Astroworld Festival in 2021. For the last year, families watched as city and county leaders fumbled for answers to their questions of accountability.
A year after Astroworld Festival deaths, no clear answers on accountability
A year after ten people died during the 2021 Astroworld Festival no clear answers have emerged as to who exactly is accountable for the tragedy or what specifically is being done to prevent a similar tragedy in Houston in the future.
Astroworld: Countdown to Tragedy – Preventing another festival disaster
“So going into this everybody knew it was going to be a problem, the department ramped up like it was a Super Bowl or a Hurricane,” said Mark Lentini, a now-retired Houston police officer who says the festival ended his career.“Long before the disaster struck any crowd expert or person involved in crowds responsible for crowds knew there were storm clouds over that festival,” said Paul Wertheimer, a crowd safety expert with decades of experience studying crowd surge and other safety issues.On Wednesday, Nov. 2, KPRC 2 Investigates examines the safety and prevention measures that could prevent mass casualty disasters, including crowd design, emergency medicine planning, and the need for a unified command.
Astroworld tragedy: Lawsuit against Travis Scott, others settled with family of 21-year-old victim, Attorney Buzbee says
Attorney Tony Buzbee announced Thursday that at least one of the lawsuits filed against rapper Travis Scott, Live Nation and others involved in the Astroworld tragedy have settled.
Lawsuit: Couple seeks more than $1M in death of unborn child after pregnant mother trampled at Astroworld Festival
A woman who said she was pregnant while attending Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld Festival is suing Scott, Live Nation and other event partners, claiming the crowd surge caused her to lose her baby.
Gov. Abbott’s task force on concert safety releases list of recommendations to prevent future tragedies like Astroworld Festival
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that the Texas Task Force on concert safety has released their final report, which includes recommendations and strategies to ensure the safety of concertgoers.
‘Project HEAL’: Travis Scott announces Houston community effort months after 10 killed at Astroworld Festival
Rapper Travis Scott announced the launch of a multi-tier community effort in the Houston area in a social media post that references the Astroworld Festival tragedy. Ten people were killed in Houston last November at the festival.
HPD, FBI set up website for public to upload pics, videos from Astroworld Festival tragedy
The Houston Police Department partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigates to create a website where the public can upload pictures and videos taken during the Astroworld Festival in which 10 people were killed during a massive crowd surge.
Astroworld Festival: State task force on concert safety hopes to present recommendations to Gov. Abbott this Spring
In San Antonio on Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott’s Texas Task Force for Concert Safety met for the fifth time in less than two months. Friday afternoon Brendon Anthony, the Chair of the Task Force, spoke with KPRC 2 Investigates, admitting many are watching the recommendations the committee is working on closely.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Astroworld tragedy attorney ads skyrocket, warning about your private information
The ads online and on TV from Astroworld festival attorneys are in overdrive. As we see with every tragedy, there are always bad guys who will try to cash in. KPRC 2 Investigates has what you need to know about sending your personal information out and also advice for screening potential attorneys.
Ezra Blount, 9-year-old victim of Astroworld Festival tragedy, laid to rest Tuesday
Ezra Solomon Blount, the youngest victim of the Astroworld Festival Tragedy, will be laid to rest on Tuesday. The homegoing service is being held at Inspiring Body of Christ Church in Dallas, Texas, beginning at 11 a.m.
‘It all seemed weird’: 2 Astroworld Festival security guards injured during Travis Scott concert announce lawsuit, describe festival conditions
Two security guards who say they were injured during the deadly Travis Scott Astroworld Festival announced Monday that they have filed a lawsuit against a number of parties, including the security company who hired them.
Parents sue Travis Scott, Live Nation after they say 27-year-old son died trying to save fiancée at Astroworld Festival
A Dallas law firm has filed a lawsuit against Live Nation, rapper Travis Scott, and other defendants on behalf of the family of Danish Baig, 27, who they say died fighting to save his fiancée during the crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.
$2 billion lawsuit filed against Travis Scott, Drake, Live Nation and Apple Music following Astroworld Festival tragedy
A Texas-based attorney filed a $2 billion lawsuit against Travis Scott and others following the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival that left 10 people dead and hundreds more injured.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Here’s who was hired to handle ‘crowd control’ at the Astroworld Festival
Their yellow jackets and vests stand out in the seas of people attending Houston’s largest events, but former security guards say the hiring and training practices Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) uses fail to equip personnel with the skills necessary to handle bigger problems.
Grandmother who attended Astroworld Festival says she bought ‘death ticket’
Personal injury attorneys Ben Crump of Ben Crump Law PLLC and Alex Hilliard of Hilliard Martinez Gonzales, LLP held a news conference Friday morning announcing the filing of nearly 100 lawsuits for Astroworld Festival victims.
No evidence security guard felt prick in neck before falling unconscious at Astroworld Festival, Houston police chief says
During a news conference Wednesday, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said there was no evidence a security guard was “pricked” in the neck before falling unconscious at Astroworld festival Friday, despite previous reports to police.
Governor Abbott forms special task force for concert safety following Astroworld Festival tragedy
Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday the formation of the Texas Task Force on Concert Safety following the tragedy that unfolded at the Astroworld Festival that left eight concertgoers dead and injured hundreds of others.
‘We’re not going to leave any stones unturned’: Houston police chief says investigation into Astroworld festival tragedy could take weeks or months
Key questions remain unanswered after at least eight people were killed and hundreds more were injured in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival held Friday at NRG Park.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Red flags to look for when hiring attorney after Astroworld tragedy
Dozens of lawsuits are in the works and more are coming up after the Astroworld tragedy. KPRC 2 Investigates has what you need to know before hiring an attorney for yourself, or even your teenager who may have been at the festival.
Attorneys for those injured at deadly Astroworld Festival inspecting scene at NRG Park
Attorneys of those injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival went to NRG Park Tuesday to inspect the scene. Their goal was two-fold: First, to get drone footage for a bird’s eye view of the scene. Second, to get a digital scan so that they map it and recreate events that unfolded.
Verified ways to help: GoFundMe launches Astroworld Festival Relief Hub
Following the tragedy at the Astroworld Festival, there has been an influx of activity on GoFundMe as the community comes together to support the victims and their families, but how do you know which fundraising campaigns are legitimate?
HPD chief Troy Finner says he met with Travis Scott before Astroworld Festival
Houston’s police chief said Monday that he expressed concerns about safety to Travis Scott before the rapper performed at a sold-out music festival where eight people died and hundreds more were injured in a crush of fans as Scott took to the stage.
Travis Scott to refund Astroworld Festival attendees, will not perform in Las Vegas, NBC News reports
Houston rapper Travis Scott announced he will provide full refunds for all attendees who bought tickets to Astroworld Festival after a “crowd surge” left eight dead on Friday night, sources told NBC News on Monday.
Attorney Tony Buzbee files lawsuit for 35+ attendees, including 21-year-old victim
Attorney Tony Buzbee announced Monday that his law firm will represent the family of one of the victims who died during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, along with several other concertgoers who were injured during Friday night’s event.
Houston-area organization seeking to cover funeral expenses for victims of Astroworld Festival
A Houston-area non-profit organization that started in the middle of Hurricane Harvey in 2017 said it donated approximately $17,000 in funeral expenses for victims of Friday night’s tragedy at Astroworld Festival.