*Partly cloudy today, a stray shower is possible high 92
Loufest has been cancelled. The announcement was posted by Lou Fest on their Twitter page just before 2 a.m. They wrote: "We are saddened to announce that LouFest 2018 is canceled". The reason being given is "severe financial hurdles".
CEREAL SALMONELLA: Stop Eating Honey Smacks Now
If you're planning to sit down at the breakfast table this morning with a bowl of Honey Smacks -- don't. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued another stern warning about salmonella poisoning after 30 more people have gotten sick.
The CDC, which instructed the Kellogg Company to recall some boxes of the sugary cereal in July, now says all boxes of Honey Smacks should be avoided as the number of salmonella cases has reached 130 across 36 states. More than 30 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
Retailers have been told to take the boxes of cereal off their shelves.
TROPICS: Gordon Makes Landfall, One Dead
Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall late last night near the Alabama-Mississippi border dumping heavy rain and packing 70 mile per hour winds.
The storm is being blamed for the death of a child in Pensacola, Florida where a tree fell on a mobile home. Thousands of residents have lost power and schools are closed today in many areas. The storm is expected to continue moving northwest over Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas and could cause widespread flooding.
Japan Is Hit By Strongest Typhoon In 25 Years -
Typhoon Jebi made landfall in western Japan yesterday, bringing flooding and devastation.
With winds up to 172 mph and heavy rains, the powerful storm caused flooding, mudslides, and power outages to tens of thousands of people. Officials say more than one million people have been evacuated. At least seven deaths and 200 injuries have been reported so far.
In Osaka Bay, the powerful storm swept a tanker into a bridge and parts of the Kyoto train station has lost its roof. The typhoon is expected to weaken and then shift north. Meanwhile, high wave, flood and mudslide warnings remain in effect.
Man Tries To Carry Fake Bomb Through Airport Security -
A man attempting to carry a fake bomb through New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport is facing charges.
A TSA officer noticed what appeared to be an explosive device in a suitcase belonging to an Israeli man identified as Alon Felman as he attempted to board a flight to Florida Tuesday morning. He reportedly said he was purposely carrying a test item designed to seem like a bomb when viewed on an X-ray screen.
Six checkpoint lanes were closed until the device was deemed not harmful, and then Felman was arrested on charges related to interference with transportation and creating a false public alarm.
Jury Selection Begins In Laquan McDonald Case -
Jury selection starts today for the trial of a white Chicago police officer who shot and killed a black teenager.
Jason Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times while responding to reports of someone with a knife trying to break into cars in 2014. McDonald had a knife on him, and officers initially said that he had threatened them with it.
Dash cam footage from Van Dyke's police car showed him firing at McDonald as the teen walked away from him with the weapon in his hand. He was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in 2015, right after the footage was released to the public. He has pleaded not guilty.
McDonald’s family is asking for calm throughout the process.
Source: ABC Chicago
SC Woman Accused Of Poisoning Husband With Eye Drops -
A South Carolina woman is facing murder charges after police say she admitted to poisoning her husband.
Lana Clayton, of Clover, was arrested Friday after an autopsy found high concentrations of tetrahydrozoline [[ TEH-truh-hi-DROZE-oh-leen ]], a chemical found in eye drops like Visine. Her husband, Steven, died July 21st but until the autopsy, everyone thought he had just fallen down the stairs.
Apparently, it took just three days of eye drop poisoning to kill the man. She spiked his drinks with the solution, according to her supposed confession made after the autopsy and his funeral. Police haven't disclosed a motive.
Source: CBS News
*The Cards beat the Washington Nationals 11-8, they play them again today at 6:05pm