Author: Meredith St. Henry

Eta Strengthens into Hurricane

Tropical storm Eta has now strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean. The National Hurricane Center says Eta has seen winds of up to 75 mph. Eta is a Category 1 hurricane right now. The storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane in Nicaragua early Tuesday morning. Flash flooding and river flooding is expected to hit parts…

Illinois Judge to Rule on Rittenhouse Extradition Hearing to Wisconsin

An Illinois judge will rule Friday on Kyle Rittenhouse’s extradition to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two demonstrators during protests in Kenosha. The protests were in response to the police involved shooting of Jacob Blake. If extradited, Rittenhouse will go on trial for homicide charges. His lawyers say he was acting in self-defense. They don’t want him extradited,…

Pres. Trump, Biden Head to Midwest

We’re in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election. Friday President Trump and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden will both head to the Midwest where they will hold several rallies in key battleground states, including Wisconsin and Minnesota. Both candidates held campaign events in Tampa, Florida on Thursday. President Trump focused on positive economic data, while Biden talked about President…

Pelosi: Pandemic Relief Talks End Without Resolution

Negations on a new COVID-19 stimulus relief bill are over. Uncertainty abounds Friday morning for people and businesses looking for economic relief as a result of the pandemic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally ended pandemic relief talks with the Trump administration Friday. The two parties couldn’t come to agreement on testing, aid to local governments and business liability. Pelosi says she…

US About to Pass 9M Confirmed Cases

The U.S. is about to pass 9 million confirmed COVID-19 cases. The nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Dr. Anthony Facui, says the number of new cases nationwide is stunning. Nearly 95% of the country’s population lives in a state where cases are rising. In Kansas, hospitals are overburdened and deaths are rising. Their governor is strongly considering a mask mandate….

Nearly All States See Rise in COVID-19 Cases

The White House Coronavirus Task Force says the nation is at another critical point. The U.S. is reporting its worst week since the start of the pandemic, adding half a million new COVID-19 cases to the overall total. Cities are taking action to slow down the spread. El Paso, Texas imposed a 10 p.m. curfew and Chicago banned indoor dining….

Presidential Campaigns Pull Out All the Stops 5 Days Out

The 2020 presidential election is now just five days away. Both President Trump and Joe Biden are pulling out all stops to win over undecided voters. The president spent Wednesday campaigning in Arizona, focusing on Latino communities. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made an appearance in a virtual town hall hosted by Oprah Winfrey. Both nominees also spoke up about…

Hurricane Zeta Leaves Path of Damage in Louisiana

People living along the gulf coast are grappling with the damage left behind by Hurricane Zeta. The storm made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 2 hurricane, just shy of a Category 3. The hurricane hit the coast Wednesday evening, southwest of New Orleans, bringing 110 mph winds and heavy rain, Roofs are gone from buildings and more than 600,000…

Philadelphia Businesses Looted, 30 Officers Injured in Protests of Officer-Involved Shooting

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to investigate an officer involved shooting captured on cellphone video. Officers say Walter Wallace Jr. was walking towards police with a knife Monday night. Two officers had their guns drawn and repeatedly asked Wallace to drop the knife, but he did not, and officers fired seven shots. Wallace died later in the hospital. Protests…