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*Peeks of sunshine today, high 32


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HOLIDAY TRAVEL: Nightmare Return Home

The return home for holiday travelers has been a nightmare for millions as stormy weather caused problems on the road and in the air.

A strong snowstorm in the Midwest cancelled more than 1,000 flights on Sunday. Another 200 flights scheduled for today have been cancelled. Most of the cancellations occurred in Chicago and Kansas City. 

On the roads, heavy snow caused hundreds of accidents and led to portions of interstate highways being shut down in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. The storm is expected to move toward the northeast where more problems are expected today.

Also on Sunday, motorists travelling on the very busy I-95 on the east coast were stuck in traffic for hours when a gas leak closed off both directions of the Delaware Memorial Bridge for several hours. (Fox News)


Deadly Camp Fire Is Finally Contained -

 The massive Camp Fire in Northern California is finally 100-percent contained.

Cal Fire says the blaze in Butte County burned through more than 153-thousand acres since it began earlier this month. It was the deadliest wildfire in the state's history, as 85 people died and three firefighters were injured battling the blaze. Almost 19-thousand buildings were destroyed.

Now the focus is on finding the 249 people still listed as missing. That number was reduced from over 400 as many were found at shelters, friend’s homes, campsites, or hotels.

Those fighting the fire caught a break when heavy rains fell last week. The three days of precipitation didn’t cause mudslides as feared, but did give a much needed hand in dousing the inferno.

Authorities are still determining what caused the devastating fire. 

Source: USA Today


Jury Selection Starts In Charlottesville Car Attack Case - 

Jury selection starts today in the trial of the man accused of plowing his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year.

Twenty-one-year-old self-described neo-Nazi James Fields Junior is charged several counts including first-degree murder for the car attack, which killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injured almost three dozen others. He faces up to life in prison.

Experts say seating an impartial jury may be difficult. After this trial, Fields faces federal court where he will answer to 30 federal hate crime charges. 

Source: WTVR


EXTRAS

*According to a new survey, Only 65 percent of companies are having a holiday party this year. That’s the lowest rate of partying since 2009


Someone Dropped A Gold Bar Into A Salvation Army Kettle - Generosity is starting to emerge for the holidays.  The Salvation Army has a gold bar to sell that was dropped into one of its kettles in Marshalltown, Iowa. The bar was gifted by an anonymous donor at Hy-Vee last week and is a tradition every holiday season in the city.  The Salvation Army says it plans to sell the bar to a local vendor and put the money towards its Red Kettle Campaign. 

Source: KCRG



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