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*Occasional rain showers this afternoon the high is 43


Road crews are out on both sides of the Mississippi River this morning checking for slick spots after winter weather moved in on Easter Sunday. Elevated surfaces like bridges as well as ramps and overpasses are areas of concern Monday morning for potential slick spots.


NASA Is Getting Ready For Mars Trips 

A supersonic test parachute designed by NASA for future missions to Mars is a success after being launched from a research rocket.

In the key test, NASA launched the rocket carrying the safety device Saturday from Wallops Island, Virginia, about two hours north of Norfolk. The Advanced Supersonic Parachute Inflation Research Experiment, ASPIRE, is part of NASA's next generation of space exploration.

The rocket was launched approximately 32 miles into the atmosphere before Aspire deployed and brought the payload safely into the Atlantic Ocean.

It looks like trips to Mars aren’t as crazy as we once thought….


*The credit card information of more than five million customers of Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor was stolen in a major security breach. The owner of both chains posted a statement Sunday:

"We have become aware of a data security issue involving customer payment card data at certain Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks OFF 5TH, and Lord & Taylor stores in North America. There is no indication at this time that this affects our e-commerce or other digital platforms. We want to assure our customers that they will not be liable for fraudulent charges that may result from this matter. We encourage our customers to review their account statements and contact their card issuers immediately if they identify activity or transactions they do not recognize."

The company advised, "It’s always a good practice for customers to closely monitor their account statements. If you see an unauthorized charge or a charge you do not recognize, you should notify your card issuer immediately."

A data security firm said that roughly 125,000 of the stole records have already been trafficked to the dark web.

*March Madness hits its peak tonight. (Monday)

The top-ranked Villanova Wildcats will face the number-three seed Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA finals tonight. Tip-off in San Antonio, Texas is 9:20 p.m. [ET].

In Saturday's Final Four matchups, Villanova blew out Kansas 95 to 79. Michigan took Loyola-Chicago's best shot but pulled away to win 69 to 57, ending Sister Jean's 15 minutes of fame.

Villanova is highly favored to win its second title in three years.

Meanwhile, Notre Dame beat Mississippi State 61 to 58 Sunday night to win the women’s NCAA championship. 


*The Blues lost on Friday 4-3, they lost on Saturday 6-0, ...they play tonight vs. Washington

*The Cardinals beat the Mets 5-1 yesterday, they play the Brewers the next 3 days and then Opening Day in St. Louis is Thursday, that game is 6:15pm versus the Diamondbacks

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