*Scattered thunderstorms are possible today high near 68
*The peaches in Southern Ilinois survived the early season freezing temperatures that's according to some local farms. They say they were surprised they made it the Peach buds began sprouting two weeks ago in the sunshine. That was too early. Temperatures that followed fell as low as 17 degrees
*Wells Fargo is continuing to pay for a serious management misstep that caused many employees to break the rules.
The banking giant will pay 110-million-dollars to settle a lawsuit for creating phony customer accounts. The money will go to customers who claimed bank employees created accounts or enrolled them in services they did not consent to. It was later found that nearly two million fake accounts were set up.
The company has already been fined nearly 200-million-dollars over the scandal. Thousands of Wells Fargo workers have been let go because of the practices, and former CEO John Stumpf lost his job.
Meanwhile, the company is taking another hit. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has downgraded its rating under a law designed to help monitor and promote banking practices to low-income and minority communities. The move places restrictions on Wells' business, including opening more branches or making acquisitions.
*An upset mother is demanding an apology from the Transportation Security Administration in Dallas after she said agents gave her teenage son an “extremely excessive” pat down.
The pat down took approximately two minutes, but Williamson and her son were at the checkpoint for 35 minutes so agents could explain the screening procedures, according to the statement.
Still Williamson is asking for an apology and that the supervisor be reprimanded.
*Using court cases and document trails, “USA Today” believes it has linked Donald Trump’s business to alleged former Russian mobsters.
The newspaper says “the president and his companies have been linked to at least 10 wealthy former Soviet businessmen with alleged ties to criminal organizations or money laundering” and cites several examples.
*Another day, another contentious press briefing in the White House. On Tuesday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a heated exchange with veteran reporter April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.
When Ryan asked Spicer how the Trump administration will "revamp its image" in the wake of numerous controversies that have come up during the first few months of the president's term, including the ties to Russia, Spicer went on the defensive and interrupted Ryan.
During the exchange, Spicer also said to Ryan, "Please stop shaking your head." The 20-year vet of the White House press corps later told People magazine that she wasn't shaking her head, explaining, "I dropped my head. I was listening to him and thinking of my follow-up question."