Author: Gary Bigger

CDC Predicts the U.S. Could Reach 477,000 COVID-19 Deaths by February

As the nation moves past 23 million coronavirus cases, the U.S. is making a bleak new projection on how many people could die from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict at the rate we’re going the total could surge to 477,000 deaths by February. Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the University of Alabama’s College Football National…

Reed City Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust After Man Gives Fake Name

A Grand Rapids man gave a fake name during a traffic stop in Reed City. That stop turned into an arrest and drug bust. State police say a trooper pulled the man’s car over for speeding on US-131 near US-10. That was Monday morning around 8 a.m. The driver initially gave the trooper a fake name. But when the trooper…

Hospitals See COVID-19 Surge in New York City, Los Angeles After Holidays

The U.S. has now reached 20 million coronavirus cases and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says someone in the U.S. gets diagnosed with COVID-19 every six seconds. Airports were packed across the country this weekend with people returning home from holiday gatherings. The TSA says they’ve screened more than 14 million travelers in the last two weeks. Now…

Georgia Runoff to Decide Senate Majority

In just one day, Georgia will decide who controls the Senate and the stakes could not be higher. Sens. Kelly Loefler and David Perdue are defending their seats against Democratic challengers Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Republicans need to win both seats in order to maintain a senate majority. So far, 3 million early votes have already been cast….

Group of Senators Plan to Object Electoral College Count

While many lawmakers oppose the president’s claims of election fraud, a growing list of senators plan to object Wednesday to the Electoral College count. It’s a group of more than a dozen Republican senators. They’re led by Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. They say this is their duty. Cruz said, “We have an obligation to the voters and we…

Pres. Trump’s Call to Georgia Secretary of State Sparks Controversy

For the second time in President Trump’s presidency, a phone call is at the center of a major controversy. He was caught pressuring Georgia’s secretary of state to change his state’s election results. In the call, Trump said, “And there’s nothing wrong with saying that, you know, uh, that you’ve recalculated. Raffensperger replied by saying, “Well, Mr. President, the challenge…

WikiLeaks Founder’s Extradition to US Rejected Because of Suicide Risk

A British court has rejected the request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S. The judge said Assange has remained clinically depressed and is now considered a suicide risk. The judge said the increased isolation he would face in the U.S. would have a severe impact on his mental health. The prosecution announced they will appeal the decision….

Senate Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks Blocked Again

For a second day, Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to more than triple coronavirus stimulus payments to most Americans. It comes as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a new bill that would combine $2,000 stimulus checks with two of President Trump’s unrelated priorities, ones that Democrats strongly oppose. The new bill includes amendments that would eliminate protections for social…