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Blizzard warning in effect for part of the state

Blizzard warning in effect for part of the state Increasing clouds, with a low around 24. Temperatures will drop back into the mid to upper teens with wind chills between -5 and +5. The rain and snow could be heavy at times. An extremely hard morning commute is anticipated with snow covered and slippery roads along with poor visibilities, the service says. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.&&$$. [Full Article...]

Pennsylvania auditor general says legal marijuana would reap taxes

Pennsylvania auditor general says legal marijuana would reap taxes Although no longer viewed as a so-called gateway drug to heroin and cocaine, addiction specialist like Dr. Peter Luongo says much is still not known about the short and long-term effects of marijuana. The distribution of marijuana is regulated by the state and so is consumption . There is a legalization bill filed for consideration this session in the state's General Assembly which would regu... [Full Article...]

Body found in lake tied to deadly house fire, baby in SUV

Body found in lake tied to deadly house fire, baby in SUV HIGHLAND, ILL. (KMOX ) - As KMOX's Captain Rodger Brand has been reporting this morning, a large number of first responder vehicles reported to Highland Silver Lake near Illinois Route 143 to remove an SUV from the water. The coroner in Madison County, Illinois, says incidents a house fire and the discovery of a baby in a vehicle in a lake are connected, and that two deaths have now been confirmed... [Full Article...]

Blizzard warnings issued for monster nor'easter snowstorm packing up to 20''

Blizzard warnings issued for monster nor'easter snowstorm packing up to 20'' Tonight: Snow is expected to begin from southwest to northeast across the entire warning area. There will be considerable blowing and drifting snow with visibility dropping below a quarter mile. The southern part of the state is expected to see the worst conditions on Tuesday , with the wind and the full moon raising the potential for coastal flooding. [Full Article...]

Republican health care plan would repeal 'tanning tax'

Republican health care plan would repeal 'tanning tax' What Republicans are trying to do with this proposal is to equalize, to a certain degree, the treatment of health insurance purchased individually vs. The idea that all those people would lose their coverage in an Obamacare repeal has both politicians and ordinary citizens understandably concerned. Current law: States that accept expanded Medicaid receive a generous federal match, gradually phas... [Full Article...]

Did Samantha Bee Mock A Cancer Patient?

Did Samantha Bee Mock A Cancer Patient? Samantha Bee has been forced to apologize after a segment on TBS's Full Frontal poked fun at a cancer victim's haircut. However, Coddington said that while he was "moved" by the donation, he didn't find the apology very honest. With minimal effort and straightforward questions, Bee made supporters of Long Island's secession from NY look completely ridiculous. This is 8 minutes well spent. [Full Article...]

TSA says ID of Ali's son confirmed at airport

TSA says ID of Ali's son confirmed at airport The Transportation Security Administration said in an email that a call was made to confirm Ali's identity at the check-in counter. After 11 minutes, he was eventually cleared and sent to the security checkpoint. In February, Ali and his mother were questioned due to their "Arabic-sounding names" while boarding a return flight from Jamaica, according to the Courier-Journal. [Full Article...]

House of Representatives Approves Budget to Begin Dismantling Obamacare

House of Representatives Approves Budget to Begin Dismantling Obamacare Sandra Bennett spoke about her son who received insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Before that, she didn't have any coverage. "But it is up to us to resist this backward march", said Zach Adamson, the vice president of the Indianapolis City-County Council. [Full Article...]


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