Flood Statement issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

El Paso Walmart to reopen with memorial to mass shooting victims

patty_c/iStock (FILE photo)(EL PASO, Texas) — The El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen in the next few months, officials said Thursday. “Nothing will erase [the] pain of Aug. 3 and we are hopeful that re-opening the store will be another testament to …

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Farmers concerned about RFS waivers

Small refinery waivers were a topic of concern during a farmer roundtable with Congressman Greg Pence Wednesday evening. The meeting was part of the 2019 Shop Talk series by the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association. The meetings allow farmers to discuss ag policy with lawmakers. Pence says it’s unclear how much the …

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Flood Warning issued August 22 at 7:51AM MDT until further notice by NWS

…The Flood Warning is cancelled for the following rivers in South Dakota… Big Sioux River Near Bruce …The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in Nebraska…South Dakota… Missouri River Near Greenwood

Ole Miss student’s suspected killer to have psychological evaluation at state hospital

Lafayette County Sheriffs Dept.(OXFORD, Miss.) — The Ole Miss student accused of killing his 21-year-old classmate will undergo a psychological evaluation at a state hospital. Brandon Theesfeld’s defense attorneys requested the evaluation at a bond hearing on Thursday, saying the request came after they “received some new information.” They did not elaborate on that information. …

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First manned Titanic expedition in 14 years reveals ‘shocking’ deterioration

eddyfish/iStock (FILE photo)(LONDON) — For the first time in 14 years, a manned dive has visited the RMS Titanic at the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. The world’s most famous sunken ship rests 12,500 feet down on the icy seafloor, some 370 miles south of Newfoundland, Canada. This month, a deep-sea exploration team of …

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Manhunt underway for sniper who shot Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — A sniper located in an apartment building in Los Angeles County opened fire on a sheriff’s deputy just outside his station house on Wednesday afternoon. The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster station by someone …

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DTN digital crop tour

Various firms are busy conducting surveys to assess the size of this year’s corn and soybean crops. DTN recently partnered with Gro Intelligence to formulate yield estimates, using a combination of data sets similar to what USDA uses for its August report. DTN lead market analyst Todd Hultman says while some states have yield projections …

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Guns, tactical gear seized from home of cook who threatened mass shooting at Calif. Marriott

Long Beach Police Department(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — Police seized multiple guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and tactical gear from the home of a 37-year-old California man who allegedly threatened coworkers and guests at the hotel where he worked as a cook. A Long Beach Marriott colleague of Rodolfo Montoya’s contacted the Long Beach Police …

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New Zealand parliament speaker cradles and feeds lawmaker’s baby during debate

LazingBee/iStock(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — The speaker of New Zealand’s parliament, Trevor Mallard, cradled and fed a bottle to a Member of Parliament’s baby boy during a general debate. Tweeting a photo of himself feeding MP Tamati Coffey’s son in the speaker’s seat, Mallard said: “Normally the Speaker’s chair is only used by Presiding Officers but …

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‘Stranger Things’ star Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own vegan makeup line

Jun/iStock(NEW YORK) — Millie Bobby Brown is launching her own vegan makeup line called Florence by Mills. The Stranger Things star announced the new line by posting a video about it on Instagram. “Every young person deserves to have a good start with their skin. I want it to be vegan, clean, cruelty-free, that would …

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Trump walks back payroll tax cut suggestion, now says, ‘we don’t need it’

takasuu/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump is walking back his comments on implementing a payroll tax cut after stating that it’s something he’s been “thinking about” as a way to save the U.S. economy, which he described as doing “phenomenally well” from falling into a recession. “I’m not looking at a tax cut now,” Trump told …

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Investigation of Eric Garner death ends with NYPD sergeant getting docked vacation days

Onnes/iStock(NEW YORK) — An NYPD sergeant who supervised an officer fired this week for causing the death of Eric Garner will not face a departmental disciplinary trial and officials said all disciplinary actions stemming from the incident have now been concluded. Sgt. Kezzy Adonis, however, will be docked 20 vacation days for failure to properly …

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19-year-old drops lawsuit against Juul, Philip Morris over marketing to young people

BCFC/iStock(CHICAGO) — An Illinois teenager dropped a lawsuit on Wednesday against e-cigarette maker Juul and tobacco giant Philip Morris two days after filing it. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois on Monday by 19-year old Christian Foss, claimed the companies use illegal and deceptive marketing to prey on young people. On Wednesday, Foss …

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Rehagen, Stephens request meeting with Trump

Leaders of the National Biodiesel Board and American Soybean Association have requested a meeting with President Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions and the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter requesting the meeting is from NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and ASA President Davie Stephens. It details damage the waivers have done to the biodiesel and renewable …

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Lawmakers call for EPA RFS waiver investigation

Iowa Congresswoman Cindy Axne is one of several members of Congress calling for a federal investigation into the EPA’s RFS waiver process. Axne held a press conference in Council Bluffs Wednesday saying she is requesting the EPA’s Inspector General look into what she calls the highly questionable decision-making and misuse of the EPA’s small refinery …

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Hog futures drop on demand concerns

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures ended the day higher on strong wholesale values and expectations of improved cash business after the markets tumbled last week.  Feeder cattle futures closed higher on the same factors.  October live cattle closed $.22 higher at $100.22 and December live cattle closed $.47 higher at $105.30.  September …

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Parson applauds USDA and Bunge moves to Missouri

Missouri Governor Mike Parson says moving part of the USDA into Kansas City will be good for farmers and ranchers and good for the state, “For the first time in our state’s history – for the FIRST time, two divisions of the USDA are moving out of Washington, D.C., thank goodness, and they’re coming to …

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As anti-government protests continue in Hong Kong, marchers embrace a new slogan made famous by Bruce Lee

LewisTsePuiLung/iStock(HONG KONG) — When Hong Kong riot police descended on a rail station where protesters were holding a sit-in on Wednesday, a small group of demonstrators unspooled a fire hose to create a watery moat in their path and shined laser beams at the officers’ faces. By the time riot police entered the station, around …

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Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Northeast as summer heat slams Southwest

ABC News(NEW YORK) — People in New York and Boston should expect a rough evening commute home Wednesday as severe storms hit the Northeast. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, Hartford, Boston and Maine. The storms will be scattered but could bring hail, wind gusts up to …

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