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WEATHER

*Partly cloudy today the high is 93


LOCAL

*The 2018 PGA Championship officially starts today at Bellerive Country Club.  It’s the fourth and final major of the year. Phil Mickelson & Jordan Spieth tee off on the tenth at 8:01am and 8:12 a.m.  Tiger Woods tees off at 8:23a.m.... Remember cameras are not permitted, no backpacks and large bags are prohibited and cell phones should be set on silent or vibrate...Last year's winner was Justin Thomas, so far the only player to repeat has been Tiger Woods 11 years ago

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* The Missouri State Fair has begun and it runs through August 19th in Sedalia.  Admission is $10 for adults and $2 for kids 6 to 12.  Children 5 and under are free.

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NATIONAL

Judge Keeps Ban On Deporting Reunited Families In Effect -

 Deportations of recently reunited families at the border are on hold until further notice.

The San Diego judge who is overseeing the case made the ruling yesterday. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said his three-week-old order still goes, requiring that families have a chance to discuss their immigration status before deportation can proceed.

Last week, Sabraw ordered the government to come up plan to locate the parents who have been released or deported. Top it off, the feds have to put one person charge of the efforts to find the parents. 

Source: KPBS


Poll: Almost One-Third Of Americans Think The Media Is The Enemy -

 A new poll shows nearly a third of Americans share President Trump's view that the news media is the enemy of the American people. The Ipsos public opinion survey released yesterday, finds 29 percent of those polled agree with the idea, including nearly half of all Republicans.

One in four Americans think the President should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior. But fewer than one in ten Democrats agree that Trump should close down mainstream news outlets like CNN, the “Washington Post” and the “New York Times.”

Source: USA Today


Wildfires Torch More California Land With No End In Sight -

 The largest wildfire in California's history has topped over 300-thousand acres.

Fire crews are finally beginning to get more control over the two fires forming the Mendocino Complex Fire, which has burned over 302-thousand acres in Northern California. The larger of the two blazes is the Ranch Fire, which has burned over 253-thousand acres and is now 46-percent contained.

The River fire is over 80-percent contained. Even with containment going up, fire crews may not have it completely contained until September. The other giant of the 18 wildfires burning in California is the deadly Carr Fire. It's burned over 176-thousand acres near Redding and is 47-percent contained.

Seven deaths have been attributed to the Carr Fire, including two firefighters. Two-thirds of the state are covered in smoke from the blazes.

Source: USA Today


Frontier Airlines Diverts Kids…Doesn’t Tell Parents - 

Parents have lawyered up after their children’s Frontier Airlines flight got diverted from Orlando to Atlanta and no one told them.

Jennifer Ignash was waiting at Orlando International Airport for kids Etta, 7, and Carter, 9, to land on the flight from Des Moines, Iowa. The July 22 flight then diverted to Atlanta as Orlando’s airport had shut down due to weather. Ignash tried to talk with someone from Frontier, but couldn’t and it wasn’t until shortly after midnight that Carter called his dad, Chad Gray.

The family says their kids and four other children stayed in a room at the Atlanta airport for a few hours before being taken to a hotel by a Frontier employee. Gray says they were only given rice krispie treats.

A spokesman for Frontier says the kids were in contact with their parents, always accompanied by a supervisor and were provided food. He said the safety of all passengers is a top priority. The children were given a McDonald’s voucher for breakfast before boarding an Orlando flight the next day. Gray says the airline has yet to talk with him.

The children are fine, but Gray notes Carter has had a few nightmares.

Source: Orlando Sentinel


SPORTS

*The Cardinals beat up on those Marlins 7-1, they play the Royals tomorrow

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