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Late Weekend Ice Storm

Late Weekend Ice Storm

Most deaths associated with ice storms are from carbon monoxide poisoning. "It is vital for residents to stay away from downed power lines because these lines may still be energized". ISP officials also reminded motorists to obey Scott's Law, by yielding to emergency vehicles and snow removal equipment. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow and blowing snow that will cause travel difficulties is expected. Read More

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Funeral held for hero NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

Funeral held for hero NYPD Detective Steven McDonald

McDonald suffered a heart attack last Friday and was taken off life support on Tuesday. When he moved to frisk one of them, the 15-year-old Jones shot McDonald three times, with one bullet piercing the officer's spinal column . "His words encouraged all of us to continue to bring police and communities closer together", de Blasio, who joined McDonald's family at his bedside Tuesday, said in a statement later that day. Read More

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McLean County Red Cross is in Need of Blood Donors

McLean County Red Cross is in Need of Blood Donors

Monday, Jan. 16, 1 to 6 p.m., Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane, East Belfast. This is partially because of severe weather across the country in November and December. However, at the Albany Blood Donation Center, they say the local need is dire. Donation appointments and completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire are encouraged to help speed up the donation process. Read More

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Betsy DeVos' senate confirmation delayed amid concerns over her political donations

Billionaire Ms Pritzker donated $20,000 to Democratic senators who then voted on her confirmation as President Barack Obama's commerce secretary. DeVos was originally scheduled to face the committee on Wednesday morning. She has no understanding of the needs of our nation's public schools, and she is in fact actively hostile to them. I believe that neighborhood public schools should be properly funded and resourced so they can be those anchors. Read More

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Four dead, six hospitalized in chemical poisoning in Amarillo

Four dead, six hospitalized in chemical poisoning in Amarillo

There were ten people in the home in total. Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital confirmed that five patients from the incident are in "stable" condition and one patient has been transferred to a hospital in Lubbock. Amarillo Fire Crews were dispatched to the home at 5:04 a.m. on a possible Carbon Monoxide poisoning call. One of the casualties was already unconscious when paramedics and hazard-area trained firefighters arrived at the scene. Read More

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Cold and rainy weather expected on New Year's Eve

Cold and rainy weather expected on New Year's Eve

Snow is expected to affect travel in the San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains, the Weather Service said, with as much as 8 inches falling in a 12-hour period. Gusty winds that blew through the area earlier in the week should subside with speeds around five to 10 miles per hour. Friday's morning rainfall brought about a quarter of an inch of rain throughout the coastal South Bay area. Read More

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Cam's Big Heart Makes Sick Boy's Wish Come True

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton just fulfilled the wish of a terminally ill boy in a lovely way by visiting him at an Atlanta hospital on December 27, DailyMail.com reports. "Just before Thanksgiving, I was headed to an Auburn football game", Cooper wrote in a Facebook post. During their meeting, Newton gave Austin an Under Armour bag full of swag and played around with Nerf guns. Read More

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Brutal holiday blizzard wreaks havoc across northern US

Brutal holiday blizzard wreaks havoc across northern US

In southeast Nebraska , high winds were cited as the likely cause of about 800 Omaha Public Power District customers losing power Sunday, the Omaha World-Reported. As of 1 a.m. Monday, the South Dakota Rural Electric Association was reporting 10,231 "member-consumer-owners" were without power. The city is also under a weather service flash flood warning after rain and snowmelt flooded major intersections in the city. Read More

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Pleasant weather for Christmas

Christmas morning dawned gray and overcast, with fog in some areas. Scattered showers will be possible both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day . Monday Night: Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Winds will be calm. Sunny, with a high near 53. Northwest wind 5 to 8 miles per hour. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Read More

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Drenching rain, hefty snowfall to arrive just in time for Christmas travel

Drenching rain, hefty snowfall to arrive just in time for Christmas travel

The Acme/Kendall areas are experiencing ice pellets mix with snow, but will be turning to snow as the day progresses. If you haven't left already for your holiday destinations, it may be time to hold off until the morning. This could cause roads to be icy in the region. Thunderstorms are even possible in the evening. "Our other weather sources are generally in agreement that the temperatures may not warm up to predicted highs today , and that snow may continue to accumulate up to 3" in many ... Read More

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Man surrenders in road rage case that killed Arkansas toddler

Man surrenders in road rage case that killed Arkansas toddler

Police say Acen was being taken on a shopping trip by his grandmother on December 17 when a driver opened fire on the grandmother's auto because he thought she "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign". He was booked late Thursday night on charges of capital murder and terroristic acts, records show. "He shot but I thought he shot in the air". Police say Gary Holmes fired at a auto carrying a toddler out to Christmas shop with his grandmother. Read More

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Berlin attack: 5 most important facts about Tunisian suspect as manhunt underway

Berlin attack: 5 most important facts about Tunisian suspect as manhunt underway

German security services say they are keeping an eye on some 540 radical Islamists they consider potentially risky. Amri was under investigation since 14 March by German prosecutors who had been informed by intelligence services that Amri had planned a robbery to obtain money to buy automatic weapons "possibly to commit an attack at a later date with co-perpetrators who had yet to be recruited". Read More

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Cop Helps Speeding College Student Tie His Tie

A police officer in Menomonie, Wisconsin, ended up helping out a student during a traffic stop after pulling him over for speeding, newly released dashcam video showed. 'A lot better than I was gonna do, that's for sure, ' the student jokes. 'Kind of hard with all this crap on, ' he jokes as he tries to knot the tie over his uniform. Read More

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Local Salvation Army needs to raise thousands to meet holiday goal

Local Salvation Army needs to raise thousands to meet holiday goal

Dallas' 21-year-old rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott finished the game with 159 yards rushing and one touchdown to continue his unbelievable debut National Football League season. Then it's on to the playoffs for Prescott, who is set to become the first rookie quarterback to start in the postseason for Dallas. "No, [Cowboys coach Jason Garrett] wasn't happy about it with the penalty for special teams", Elliott said. Read More

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Star Wars: Rogue One opens to huge box office success

Star Wars: Rogue One opens to huge box office success

The Thursday total for "Rogue One" eclipsed the Thursday night openings for other blockbusters this year like "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Captain America: Civil War". Disney XD's Star Wars Rebels cartoon has done a good job embracing the larger Star Wars universe and occasionally tying up plot points from the prequel movies or the Clone Wars TV show, whether it's a pair of famous droids making an appearance or finally giving Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker a chance to ... Read More

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