News You Need: Storms in the Northeast

 

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LOCAL

A Maryland Heights firefighter nursed a hummingbird back to health after it was found unresponsive. After the fire dept posted pics on their Facebook page the pics went viral. The firefighter used a syringe filled with sugar water to get the bird to drink until it became more alert and flew out of his palm,” 

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North Carolina Teachers Walk Out Today - 

Thousands of teachers are expected to march on North Carolina's capitol today to call for higher wages and greater education spending.

Hundreds of schools will be closed for what's being called the "March For Students and Rally for Respect." The demonstration coincides with the state legislature's return to session. March organizers claim the state is one of the worst in the country on the amount of money spent per student. They also say North Carolina ranks 35th in the nation for teacher pay, though the "Charlotte Observer" says the state actually ranks 39th in pay, but it's risen from 47th place just five years ago.

"The lackluster rankings come at the same time that the North Carolina General Assembly has passed massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy," says the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Teachers are using a personal day for the walk out and will return to class tomorrow. 

Source: CNN


Green Cards Are Recalled Over Production Mistake - 

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is recalling over 85-hundred green cards.

The agency said yesterday that it's recalling Permanent Resident Cards mailed between February and April because of a production error. Immigration officials say certain green cards for spouses of U.S. citizens were printed with an incorrect "Resident Since" date.

A spokesman told "Newsweek" that those affected by the recall will receive a notice, and that the agency will send replacement cards within 15 days of receiving the incorrect card.

The USCIS is assuring that the recall will not affect the card holder's status as a lawful permanent resident. 

Source: Newsweek


CA Right To Die Law Is Struck Down - 

A California judge is striking down a state law that lets terminally ill patients get a doctor to help end their lives.

A superior court judge in Riverside County on Tuesday overturned the law but put a stay in place, giving the state five days to appeal to a higher court. The 2015 law applies to Californians diagnosed with less than six months to live and more than 100 people have used it.

The judge ruled that the law was unconstitutionally passed when it was approved in a special session to address health care needs. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement, “We strongly disagree with this ruling and the State is seeking expedited review in the Court of Appeal.”

Source: Huffington Post


Severe Storms Leave Three Dead In The Northeast -

 The Northeast has a lot of cleaning up to do after severe storms ripped through yesterday.

The thunderstorms developed over Western PA and the high winds and pouring rain caused power outages and travel delays as it headed through the I-95 corridor. Winds gusted between 50 and 80 mph. Baseball sized hail was reported in some areas.

Falling trees, among hundreds taken down by the winds, killed three people; one in PA, a child in New York, and a man in Connecticut. At one point the national Weather Service issued tornado warnings. Luckily, none were confirmed as of last night.

In Maryland, floodwaters became a problem in Frederick and 80 passengers were stranded on a passenger train when the waters in Brunswick filled the first level of the cabins. Rescue crews helped the people to safety.

Some of the 580-thousand homes without power may have to wait a few days for restoration as debris cleanup hampers efforts to turn the lights back on. 

Source: Accuweather



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