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*Sunny today high near 84

LOCAL

*Amazon is formally celebrating the grand opening of their 2 fulfillment centers in Edwardsville.  They have more than 1500 workers in the 2 warehouses. Illinois Senator, Dick Durbin, will speak at the event.

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*There was trouble at a vigil for a transgender woman killed by police. The driver of a car injured some marchers after they surrounded his car.

NATIONAL

*Someone in Massachusetts woke up $758 million richer this morning.

One single winning Powerball ticket was sold at a convenience store in Watertown, Massachusetts. The jackpot is the second-largest prize in U.S. history and the largest grand prize ever won by a single ticket. The lump-sum payout, after taxes, would be around $480 million. (CBS News)

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  • The winning numbers are: 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number is 4.
  • The winner hasn't come forward yet.
  • The odds of winning were one-in-292.2 million.
  • There were 34 second prize winners of $1 million.


*The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for the Texas coast.

Harvey is currently located about 370 miles off the Gulf coast and has been upgraded to a tropical storm. It is expected to strengthen into a category-one hurricane tomorrow just before making landfall around Corpus Christi. The warning covers the entire Gulf coast of Texas as Harvey is expected to bring a large storm surge. Forecasters expect the storm to stall once it moves into Texas, which would bring a lot of raining and a high risk of flooding. 

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared a state of disaster for 30 counties, authorizing the use of state resources to prepare for the storm. 

(Gulf Times)


Ryan Is Not In Step With The White House On Shutdown-

The Speaker of the House is distancing himself from some controversial Donald Trump rhetoric.

Paul Ryan says shutting down the federal government to pay for a border wall is a bit rash. Ryan was reacting to President Trump's threat in Phoenix this week that he would shut the government down if Congress fails to include funding for his promised border wall.

Ryan says he's asking the President to give Congress more time to fund the wall through what he calls regular order. Congress has passed legislation to fund border security improvements, including parts of the wall, but hasn't okayed the full funding Trump requested.

“There are very legitimate problems and concerns on the border that need to be addressed,” Ryan said, but “we’re going to need more time to complete our appropriations process, especially in the Senate.” 

Source: The Hill


A Charlottesville Rally Organizer Has Turned Himself In-One of the organizers of the white supremacist march in Charlottesville is in police custody after turning himself in to authorities.

University of Virginia Police said Christopher Cantwell turned himself over to police in Lynchburg on yesterday. He was wanted on several counts in connection with the August 11th march on the school campus. None of the charges are related to the death of a counter-protester the next day.

The charges do stem from the illegal use of tear gas and include one count of malicious bodily injury. 

Source: Daily Progress


The One Winning Powerball Ticket Was Sold In Massachusetts-

One lucky ticket for the mammoth Powerball lottery was sold in Massachusetts.  There is only one winning ticket and that means someone is 758 million dollars richer. If they opt for the cash value, it’s 463-million bucks. The winner bought the ticket at a convenience store in Watertown.  If you didn’t grab the big jackpot, don’t throw that ticket out. Powerball says winning tickets for $2 million were bought in six states, and winners for $1 million were sold in 19 states.

The numbers were: 6, 7, 16, 23 and 26, and the Powerball number was 4.

Source: CBS News

SPORTS

*Cards beat the Padres 6-2, they play them again tonight it's a home game and the theme is Transplant Awareness Night


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