*Cloudy today the high is 39
*There was a big concert announcement yesterday Daryl Hall & John Oates & Train at Scottrade Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7 p.m.
*The Better Business Bureau says there was an increase in the number of scams reported to them last year. 953 to be exact! It's a 75% increase from 2016. They also say everyone is susceptible even if you live in a small town and not the big city.
*It’s official, the three-day government shutdown is over. After much negotiation, the House and Senate came to an agreement and now President Trump has signed a bill extending government funding to February 8th. The latest temporary funding measure is the fourth continuing resolution – or CR – since September.
What pushed things forward? When Senate Democrats ended a filibuster over immigration – after securing a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to take up immigration reform “soon.” More than that, McConnell said immigration reform will include consideration of long term protections for so-called Dreamers, the hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
But the road ahead isn’t expected to be easy. At a White House briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said any big immigration deal must include border security and an end to chain migration and visa lottery programs.
Source: New York Times
*A politically-charged 19-year-old Michigan man is in custody after he allegedly made several calls to CNN and threatened to kill the on-air staff in Atlanta.
Brandon Griesemer made 22 calls to CNN over two days and several were recorded. In one call he said, "Fake news. I'm coming to gun you all down" and "I am on my way right now to gun the [expletive] CNN cast down. I am coming to kill you." Investigators were able to trace the calls to Griesemer's father. They called the number and Brandon answered. The 19-year-old was known to law enforcement as he has a history of making threatening phone calls. He's been charged with transmitting interstate communications with the intent to extort and threat to injure.
CNN issued a statement saying, "We take any threats to CNN employees or workplaces, around the world, extremely seriously. This one is no exception. We have been in touch with local and federal law enforcement throughout, and have taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety of our people."
Avalanche In Japan Has Claimed A Victim -
Japanese media is reporting at least one death and an updated injured count after a volcanic eruption caused an avalanche.
As we told you earlier, the Mount Kusatsu-Shirane volcano in the central part of the country erupted this morning morning triggering an avalanche. A soldier, one of six taking part in a training exercise, was killed. At least 78 people were reportedly stranded at the top of the mountain.
Authorities say at least 11 people have been seriously injured with many critical. They have issued an alert warning people not to approach the area near the volcano, which last erupted in 1983.
Doctor Living In The U.S. For 40 Years Is Detained By ICE -
A Michigan doctor who has been in the country for over 40 years is jailed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Dr. Lukasz Niec, a permanent legal resident with a green card, has lived in the U.S. since he was five years old. He was arrested last week, reportedly because of old misdemeanors from 26 years ago when he was 17. One was for destruction of property and the other was for receiving stolen property, but relatives say one of those charges were dropped.
Niec has been a doctor at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo since 2007. The hospital released a statement saying it “simply does not make sense” to lock up a “skilled and caring physician.”
He faces deportation to Poland and his family says he doesn't speak Polish or know anyone in that country. Niec is at the Calhoun County Jail waiting for a hearing that may not come for months.
*The Blues take on Ottawa tonight it's a home game