Tornado Watch Issued for Oklahoma and Surrounding States

Tornado Watch Issued for Oklahoma and Surrounding States

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch at 12:05 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on Dec. 23, 2015. According to the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., the watch in effect from 12:05 a.m. until 7:00 a.m. CST. Affected areas include East Texas, Northwest Louisiana, Southwest Arkansas, and Southeast Oklahoma. There is […]

Major Traffic Accident in Las Vegas Injures at Least 37

Major Traffic Accident in Las Vegas Injures at Least 37

A major traffic accident occurred in Las Vegas on Dec. 20, 2015. The Clark County Fire Department arrived at 3655 Las Vegas Boulevard South responding to a “mass casualty” incident. A vehicle ran into pedestrians at 6:38 p.m. As a result, the boulevard was closed down between Flamingo Blvd.and Harmon Avenue. The crash outside Planet […]

Former New York Philharmonic Conductor Kurt Masur Dies

Former New York Philharmonic Conductor Kurt Masur Dies

The death of Kurt Masur, the former New York Philharmonic Conductor, was announced on Dec. 19, 2015. He was 88 years old. According to The New York Times, the music director transformed the orchestra during his tenure between 1991-2002. Masur was born in the country now known as Poland. At the time of his birth […]

1.1 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill Passed by Congress

1.1 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill Passed by Congress

Both chambers of Congress passed the new $1.1 trillion spending bill on Dec. 18, 2015. The legislation, that has been in negotiation since September, now waits for President Obama’s approval. The omnibus, as the bill is commonly referred to, passed Congress easily during the last vote. The House vote was 316-113 and the Senate quickly […]

Mistrial Called in Freddie Gray Case Against Baltimore Officer

Mistrial Called in Freddie Gray Case Against Baltimore Officer

Baltimore Police Officer William Porter was charged with criminally neglecting his duty. Freddie Gray continuously asked for medical attention after being shackled but not seatbelted into the police transport van and Gray’s spine was severed when he fell off the seat after the driver stopped on April 12, 2014. Gray was a 25-year-old black man […]

San Bernardino Shooting: Police Live News Conference

San Bernardino Shooting: Police Live News Conference

On Dec. 2, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. PST San Bernardino Police Chief, Jarrod Burguan hosted a news conference to give updates on the San Bernardino shooting. The lock-down in the neighborhood at the site of the shooting event has been lifted. The suspects were armed with assault-type weapons according to Burguan, he declined to confirm […]