News You Need: NFL Player may have thwarted a school shooting

WEATHER

*Opening Day forecast: Gorgeous!  sunny and high 59

LOCAL 

Here's the Opening Day Schedule & don't forget to visit Billy & Julie in the TUMS parking for the Opening Day Rally with KMOV

  • The opening day pep rally at Ballpark Village goes from 12pm-3pm.
  • Gates at Busch Stadium open at 3pm with an appearance by Budweiser Clydesdales at 5:30pm.
  • A hall-of-famers motorcade will start at 5:35pm.
  • The 2018 Cardinals will be introduced by 5:50pm.
  • A ceremonial first pitch from retired Cardinal Bob Gibson to sportscaster Tim McCarver will be thrown at 6:09pm.
  • The home opener's first pitch is set for at 6:15pm.

*Here are some of the items you can't bring in the ballpark this morning:

  • Alcohol and non-alcoholic beer
  • Aluminum cans and glass bottles
  • Flasks
  • Drones
  • Brooms, chairs, stools, and bleacher seats with backs.
  • Facepaint, masks or any costume that covers the head or face.
  • Weapons, fireworks, and noisemakers
  • Backpacks are still banned. But, you may bring a small bag.  Have it opened and ready to be searched when you enter the gates.

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NATIONAL

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will appear before Congress next next Wednesday to answer questions related to the recent revelation that approximately 87 million profiles were breached.

Zuckerberg will meet with the House Energy and Commerce Committee to discuss data privacy, particularly the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the company which used data from users' profiles to create targeted election ads for Donald Trump's campaign. Despite some calls for him to step down, Zuckerberg says he is staying put. He says, "I think life is about learning from the mistakes and figuring out what you need to do to move forward. The reality of a lot of this is, when you’re building something like Facebook that is unprecedented in the world, there are going to be things that you mess up." 

SOURCE: Fortune


New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is being credited with preventing a school shooting in Michigan. 

The star receiver helped authorities catch a teenager who threatened an attack last month. According to the New York Times, Edelman received a direct message on Instagram which read, "Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he's going to shoot up a school, I think you should alert the authority." Edelman says he called his assistant who found the message that read, "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news."

They called the police who were able to trace the message to a 14-year-old boy in Port Huron, Michigan. The teenager admitted to posting the threat and was found in possession of two rifles. He was arrested and is being held in juvenile detention. 

Source: ESPN


John McCain’s Absence From Capitol Hill May Be A Game Changer In Mid-Terms - 

The status of ailing Senator John McCain is reportedly prompting growing concern among Republicans.

The 81-year old Arizona Republican is battling an aggressive form of brain cancer and has remained in his home state since December. The "Washington Post" reports on anxiety among GOP strategists about the prospect of having to defend two Arizona Senate seats in November's midterm elections.

Republicans hold a slim, 51-49 majority in the Senate and Republican Senator Jeff Flake is not seeking re-election. Senator McCain has offered no hints about the possibility of retirement and his spokeswoman declines to comment. He has remained active on Twitter and is finalizing a memoir that is set to be published in late May. That is when some believe he may not return.

Source: Washington Post


SPORTS

*The Blues lost to the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3

*Cards beat those Brewers 6-0, they take on the Diamondbacks today at 6:15pm, the first home game

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