*Lots of sunshine today high 76
Ladue School District is reporting that a child was followed home yesterday. The child is safe and unharmed and attends Old Bonhomme Elementary School. The Olivette Police Dept is investigating the incident.
Trump Continues To Take Aim At Opioid Epidemic-
President Trump is making the federal government a player in the battle against the opioid epidemic.
The president is expected to deliver a speech aimed at rallying the nation to curb the growing epidemic that killed 64-thousand Americans last year. He'll also sign a memorandum waiving regulations and giving states more flexibility in using federal funds to slow opioid abuse.
Source: USA Today
U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown Is Investigated For Comments In Samoa-
The State Department’s inspector general is looking into complaints against Ambassador Scott Brown.
The office looked into possible inappropriate comments Brown made to women during a state visit to Samoa. Their findings resulted in a quick lesson on culture sensitivity. "Senior leadership at the State Department has been in contact with Ambassador Brown and he has been counseled on standards of conduct for government employees, which also includes ambassadors," said an official, who spoke anonymously.
Brown responded and stressed "Even though we all speak English, sometimes, you know, when we say one thing, it means the complete different whether it's here in New Zealand or it's in Samoa or other countries."
House Passes New Sanctions On Iran -
A bill imposing new some sanctions on Iran is getting a thumbs-up from the U.S. House.
Two measures easily passed the House after little debate last night. The sanctions address Iran's support for the terrorist group Hezbollah. The bills are not linked to the Iran nuclear accord, but the third addresses Tehran’s ballistic missile program. President Trump recently announced that he is decertifying the 2015 deal. He wants to negotiate better terms. That is complicated by the fact that the accord was negotiated by the U.S. and several other world powers.
Meanwhile, Iran says renegotiating the nuclear deal is not an option.
Student Plot To Attack School Is Prevented-
A tragedy was averted at a Georgia school because someone spoke up.
Two 17-year-olds are set to make their first court appearance today after being arrested on charges of plotting to carry out an attack on Etowah High School in Cherokee County. Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurleywere arrested in the plot that was uncovered on Monday. The duo threatened specific people, whose identities have not been released.
Police have since seized a homemade incendiary device, a journal with the names of those apparently on a hit list and a powdered substance.
Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution
*The Blues beat the Flames 5-2, they are off tonight and they play again tomorrow night
*The Astros won last night in the World Series evening up the games with one a piece. Last nights battle went into extra innings and at times looked more like a home run derby! Astros won 7-6