5 Things for Wednesday
Today the FBI will hold a press conference to speak on the findings from their investigation of the shooting at a Congressional baseball practice last week. As you probably know, 5 people were shot in the incident, including Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise- who is now in serious condition.
It was found after the incident that the shooter- who was killed at the scene, had anger toward the President as well as other Republicans. It was also released over the weekend that the man had a list of names with him during the shooting- so be sure to be aware of any information that comes out about that.
Hurricane Cindy is headed to the coast soon and it’s important to be prepared in case of a weather emergency. The Governor is stressing Louisiana residents to “get a game plan” in place (gather important items together in case you need to leave). Also we will have updated information on our website about sandbags and closures- keep an eye out.
Republican Karen Handel won the congressional election for Georgia’s 6th district last night, a big win for the GOP. Democrats thought they could take the seat (spent a ton of money trying, mostly from out of state sources) but ended up short. If you weren’t counting, this leaves Democrats 0-4 in special elections this year- a big shock to those that though President Trump would have a negative effect on the Republican Party. We’ll just have to wait and see how the 2018 midterm elections go.
Okay, it was supposed to be said yesterday but now it’s today that a judge will hold a hearing to determine whether to release the names of the jurors in the recent Bill Cosby trial. The jury in question failed to reach a verdict, leaving it as a mistrial. Some think releasing these names to the media will make it even more difficult to select an impartial jury when Cosby is retried- it was notably hard to pick the first jury when the trial began.
Today is the first day of summer, and while we’ll likely get rained out the rest of the week, the West has already been immersed in some major heat waves. I’m talking 127 degrees in Death Valley, 119 degrees in Phoenix, and 117 degrees in Las Vegas. These temps are breaking all kinds of records, preventing planes from flying, and even cracking roads- leaving most residents to just sit and wait for it to end.