News You Need: Eagles Win The Superbowl

 

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*Cloudy today the high is 34

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*There's a weather report that 2 winter systems are moving through the area today and tomorrow. Light snow is expected today with accumulations up to one inch THEN a more significant snow system movies in tomorrow that accumulation could range from 2-3 inches in most areas & could come with icy conditions. BUT keep in mind the systems are still developing so this could all change!

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NATIONAL

The Philadelphia Eagles upset the New England Patriots, 41-33, to win Super Bowl 52 Sunday in Minneapolis.

The Eagles, led by back-up quarterback Nick Foles, dominated most of the game, but the Patriots – as usual – came back and took the lead in the fourth quarter.

Undaunted, the Eagles were able to take the led back with two-minutes-and-22-seconds remaining, and then they thwarted Tom Brady's usual heroics.

In the game's key play, Philly defensive end Brandon Graham was able to find his way into the pocket and hit the ball loose from Brady. Derek Barnett picked up the loose ball with two-minutes-and-16-seconds left.

The Pats got the ball back again, but the Eagles defense was able to shut them down to dethrone the Pats and become Super Bowl champs for the first time in the team's history. 

USA Today


What Was That “Blackout” During The Super Bowl - 

A “glitch” lead to a 30 second blackout during the year’s biggest sporting event.

Social media was buzzing when screens went black during the big game. Many wondered if it was a five million dollar mistake. After all, the blackness lasted for 30 second…the length of a typical Super Bowl ad.

Enough people questioned it that NBC opted to tweet. “We had a brief equipment failure that we quickly resolved. No game action or commercial time were missed." They also said no commercials were missed.

That wasn’t the whole problem… if you used NBC’s app or stream many times during commercials you’d see the message “Coverage will resume momentarily.” The “#blackout” responses on Twitter were classic.

Source: The Verge


Senator Calls For USOC Investigation - 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand [[ JILL-uh-brand ]] wants the Justice Department to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee about its lack of action in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.

The New York Democrat sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessionscalling for a criminal investigation into whether the USOC deliberately ignored reports about the former U.S. Gymnastic Team doctor's sexual abuse. Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison last month after more than 150 women and girls said he sexually abused them over the past two decades. Gillibrand said the Committee's alleged inaction "resulted in the abuse of even more young women." The USOC has announced an outside independent investigation is being conducted.

Meanwhile, the court room where Nassar’s sentencing was happening on Friday got chaotic. The father of three of Larry Nassar's abuse victims tried to attack the disgraced doctor by lunging at him after his daughters described their abuse in witness impact statements.

Randall Margraves was arrested and later apologized for his actions at an afternoon news conference with his lawyer. Margraves explained that he just lost it after hearing the impact statements about the former USA Gymnastics doctor's sexual abuse. Given the circumstances, the judge declined to charge Margraves with contempt. Margraves said he only stopped by the courthouse on his way to work to show support for his daughters.

Source: USA Today


SPORTS

*The Blues beat Buffalo 1-0 on Saturday, they play again tomorrow night


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