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Bridges and overpasses icy this morning
Meteorologist Bobby Johnston said there is freezing drizzle and light freezing rain in the area, which could lead to light build-up of ice, at least on elevated surfaces. We are below freezing at this point. By this afternoon it should climb above freezing, with the high temp in the mid 30's.
NCAA Board: Athletes should have profit opportunities
The NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow student athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses, but there are a lot of details to iron out on how this would work. Pay for play would still be against the rules. The NCAA board has now directed the three separate divisions to start figuring out how to make it work. For the full story: click here.
Halloween safety reminders
Studies show children are twice as likely to get struck by a vehicle on Halloween than any other time of the year. A Pediatric E.R. Physician at Covenant Children's says having lights or reflective strips on your kids, especially after dark can help save their lives. If you're children are younger than 12, stay with them. Teens without parents should stay in groups. Bundle up and wear layers. Be aware of children crossing the street. Check candy and wrappers to make sure it hasn't been tampered with.
House to vote on impeachment proceedings
The House Rules Committee released a resolution that's expected to be voted on today setting guidelines for the impeachment inquiry. This forces lawmakers to go on the record regarding the investigation. Republicans criticize the resolution saying it came too late after weeks of closed door depositions. The resolution is a sign that public hearings are forthcoming which means the GOP will likely have to broaden their focus beyond the process of the inquiry and talk about the substance itself.
A down year for cotton production?
Early returns from this cotton harvest season indicate production is down by a significant portion. This comes after dry months in July and August. Followed by a lot of unexpected rain in September. For the full story: click here.
U.S. Officials monitor election hacking
American intelligence agencies agree Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well, but Russia is not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. Multiple countries are conducting hacking campaigns, spreading disinformation on social media and breaching voting databases to alter votes. U.S. officials worry foreign meddling could undermine public confidence in vote tallies.
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