*Partly cloudy high near 60
*Firefighters are battling a massive blaze in East St. Louis. It's i the 2600 block of Louisianna Boulevard, the powerlines also look like they have caught fire. Newscrews are reporting the building was an old vacant apartment building
Trader Joe's is recalling thousands of products because of possible silica and glass fragments in them! The recall includes thousands of pounds of chicken and turkey salad products. The ready-to-eat chicken and turkey salads were produced from Nov. 4 - 15, 2017, and sold under the Trader Joe's store brand.
The world’s most notorious murderer, Charles Manson, has died, according to TMZ. He was 83.
The site attributed the news to Debra Tate, the sister of his most famous victim, actress Sharon Tate. Debra was contacted by the prison and told Manson died at 8:13 p.m. local time.
- Born November 12th, 1934 in Cincinnati.
- Gathered a group of individuals known as the Manson Family.
- Led a killing spree with his “family” on multiple California families over two nights in 1969.
- Sentenced to life in prison in 1972.
Trump Weighs Reversal Of Ban On Elephant Trophy Import-
President Trump says he will soon announce his decision about possibly reversing an Obama-era rule banning the import of elephant trophies from Africa. Trump put the lifting of the ban on hold, saying he needed to review all the conservation facts. The move to reverse the ban on permits for elephant trophies from Zambia [[ ZAM-bee-uh ]] and Zimbabwe [[ zim-BOB-way ]] drew swift condemnation from animal rights groups and some politicians. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, on Wednesday, has made the choice to reverse the ban.
Source: Washington Post
Special Council Investigating Russian Ties Requests DOJ Documents-
Robert Mueller wants more information about the firing of James Comey.
The Justice Department is being asked to turn over a wide range of documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the probe into connections between the Trump campaign and Russia. The request includes emails concerning President Trump's firing of former FBI Director Comey and Attorney General Jeff Session's decision to recuse himself from any investigation.
The team wants any communications inside the Justice Department as well as any communications between the department and the White House. It's the team's first records request from the Justice Department.
Both Mueller’s team and the DOJ are not commenting.
Source: ABC News
Trial Wrapping Up For Illegal Immigrant Accused Of San Francisco Pier Killing-
Closing arguments begin today in the murder trial of an illegal immigrant accused of killing a San Francisco woman.
Jose Garcia Zarate [[ zah-RAH-tay ]] is charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Kate Steinle [[ STYNE-lee ]]. The 32-year-old woman was shot in the back by a ricocheted bullet as she and her father walked on a popular waterfront pier in July of 2015.
Defense attorneys say a gun Zarate found under a chair fired accidentally when he picked it up. The judge decided last week that jurors will be allowed to consider a first-degree murder conviction as well as second-degree murder. Zarate could be sentenced to life in prison if he's found guilty of first-degree murder.
Source: San Francisco Examiner
U.S. Service Members Confined To Base In Japan-
The military’s problems in Japan continue.
U.S. service members on the island of Okinawa are confined to base and banned from drinking after a Marine was involved in a crash that killed a Japanese man before dawn yesterday. Military members who live off-base are confined to quarters. Authorities say the Marine's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when the truck he was driving slammed into a smaller truck driven by a 61-year-old Japanese man. The Marine was slightly injured and there are reports he might have run a red light.
Around 25-thousand U.S. troops are stationed on Okinawa and there is sometimes outspoken opposition to their presence. Thousands took part in a massive protest in June 2016 after a U.S. base worker was arrested in connection with the killing of a local woman.
Source: NBC News
The Blues won over the weekend 4-3 over Vancouver, they play again tomorrow night at the Scotttrade!