Wednesday 8-30-17

1.      Brazoria  County officials in Texas tweeted on Tuesday in red,  “Get out now! The  levee at Columbia Lakes has breached”.  Brazoria County is located  between the Gulf of Mexico and Houston where more than 3,500 people have  been rescued from flood waters.  Police Chief Art Acevdeo said, “This  is a catastrophic event”.  Rain gauges in Houston have reported more  than 48 inches of rain, that’s four feet of rain, the most ever recorded  in the United States from a tropical storm that made landfall. How will  Harvey go down in history compared to Ivan, Katrina, Camille and Rita?


2.      Anheuser-Busch quickly switched gears at their brewery in Georgia to  can water instead of beer.  The beer company plans on sending a half  million cans of water to the Red Cross.  Is Budweiser the king of beers  for canning water?


3.      A  15-year-old Arkansas teenager suffered first and second degree burns on  his neck after his friends poured boiling water on him during a  sleepover at a friend’s house. His mother said, the teens also used a  cigarette lighter and burned her son underneath his arm.  Should the  kids be prosecuted for taking part in the “Hot Water Challenge” prank?   If tried and convicted, what would be a just punishment?


4.      Browns defensive back Joe Haden was on the trading block and now has been released by the Browns this morning.  Are you sad to see Joe go? What did you think of his career with the Browns?


5.      Apple is expected to reveal their new iPhones and an updated Apple Watch in less than two weeks on September 12th.    Look for updated versions of the 7 and 7 plus in addition to a new  iPhone 8 which has been rumored to cost $1,000.  Do you expect people to  line up to be the first to get the new iPhone 8?


6.      La  Tomatina takes place today in Spain, it’s the world’s largest tomato  fight with approximately 20,000 participants.  Have you ever been in a  food fight?  Would you like to be slinging tomatoes in Spain?


7.      A hearing for former Flint, Michigan officials charged in the water crisis case was held this week.  It’s a probable  cause hearing for four former Flint officials with charges including  involuntary manslaughter, false pretenses, and conspiracy to commit  false pretenses in relation to the water crisis. What should happen to  them?


8.      Ohio  Republican Gov. John Kasich and Colorado Democratic Gov. John  Hickenlooper are reportedly considering a run for the White House as a  unity ticket in 2020.  Do you think it’s possible in American politics  to see a Democrat and a Republican on the same ticket running for  President of the United States?


9.      The  man once known as “America’s Toughest Sheriff”, former Maricopa County  Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt last month for  disobeying a judge’s order to stop his immigration round ups looking for  undocumented workers. He received a pardon from President Trump over  the weekend. What do you think about the pardon?


10.   The  man accused of resisting arrest in a viral video posted to Facebook  plead not guilty.  Richard Hubbard III, 25, faced charges of resisting  arrest and driving on a suspended license when he appeared in court for  his initial arraignment. In the video above, officer Michael Amiott can  be seen punching Hubbard several times after telling Hubbard to face  away from him.  It happened after Hubbard was pulled over on E. 228th  Street earlier this month. Hubbard was wearing a neck brace during the  court hearing, and said he feared for his life and did not resist the  officer. Officer Amiott was suspended for 15 days without pay, removed  from the SWAT team and will be undergoing further training.  Do you  think Hubbard will be cashing in from the city of Euclid?


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