Day: January 1, 2018

Orlando police search for suspect in armed robbery on New Year’s Day – News 13 Orlando

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Orlando police search for suspect in armed robbery on New Year's Day
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North Korea leader says he has ‘nuclear button’ – Press Herald

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un boasted in an annual New Year’s Day speech Monday that he had a nuclear button on his desk and that the entire United States was within range of his weapons – but he also vowed not to attack unless threatened.

In typically bellicose language, it declared the latest round of United Nations sanctions imposed last month an “act of war,” and Kim said his country had achieved the historic feat of “completing” its nuclear forces.

South Korea has been trying to reassure the rest of the world that the Olympics will be safe despite the nuclear tensions, and President Moon Jae-in has said North Korea’s participation would ensure their safety. He also proposed last month that Seoul and Washington postpone annual joint military drills until after the Olympics, and he generally takes a less confrontational approach to relations with the North than his predecessor, Park Geun-hye.

He said that the path to dialogue was open and that he would consider sending a delegation to the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

But Kim also said those weapons would not be used unless his country faced aggression.

“To avoid a nuclear conflict and the full-scale deployment of an operational North Korean strategic deterrent force, U.S. leaders, in concert with South Korea, should redouble efforts to engage North Korea in direct talks and cease any further explicit or implicit threats of military action against the North,” he said in an email.

“This year, we should focus on mass-producing nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles for operational deployment,” Kim said. “These weapons will be used only if our security is threatened.”

Kim promised to focus this year on producing nuclear warheads and missiles for operational deployment, adding that the United States could now “never start a war against me or our country.”

“That should give hope to those in the South who are trying to get something going and open a channel at least,” he said.

Springfield ties low temperature record for New Year’s Day – The State Journal-Register

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around -3.

The deep-freezer-like temperatures continued in the Springfield area on Monday with the mercury dipping to minus 13 between 7 and 8 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Lincoln.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 9. Northwest wind 7 to 9 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -3. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

The frigid conditions —with high temperatures in the single digits or teens and below-zero lows — are expected to endure until Saturday, when the high could reach 21 degrees, the weather service predicts. The temperature is expected to rise above the freezing mark for the first time this year on Sunday, when it could get up to 36.

Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around -2.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 16. West southwest wind 8 to 15 mph becoming northwest in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph.

Monday: A chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 10.

W.Va. Attorney General’s office sets January mobile-office hours – Herald-Mail Media

For more information, call Petry at 304-539-6999.

• Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Berkeley County Senior Center at 217 N. High St. in Martinsburg, W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced that a consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will meet this month with Eastern Panhandle residents to discuss consumer-related issues and answer questions.

The events are open to the public, and reservations are not required.

“These public events are a great way for consumers to talk one on one with our consumer representatives,” Morrisey said in a news release.

Kanette Petry, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will host the events.

The events include:

• Tuesday, Jan. 16, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Anna Mae Reedy Senior Center at 103 W. 5th Ave. in Ranson, W.Va.

• Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Morgan County Senior and Family Services at 106 Sand Mine Rd., Suite 1, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

California pot sales, voter ID and other state laws going into effect around the country – KCRA Sacramento


Let there be pot

Voter ID laws

Policing the police

Iowa voters will be asked to show their IDs at the polls. Republicans say the law will help prevent voter fraud. In 2018, anyone who doesn’t have ID will have to sign an oath verifying they are who they say they are, and will be allowed to cast a ballot. But starting in 2019, voters will be required to show their ID and those who don’t have one of the accepted forms, will be offered a provisional ballot.West Virginia also requires voters at any election to show valid ID at the poll. The state permits both non-photo and photo IDs.

School buses in Tennessee will have more oversight following a deadly crash in Chattanooga that killed six children in 2016. The law requires local school agencies to have transportation supervisors. New school bus drivers must complete a training program and must be at least 25 years old.Illinois requires school districts to make feminine hygiene products free to students. Tampons or pads must be available in school bathrooms with students from grade 6 through 12. California passed a similar measure that applies to schools with low-income students.Colleges in Tennessee cannot “stifle freedom of speech and expression” by issuing speech codes, establishing free speech zones or disinviting speakers based on opposition by others to the content of their speech, according to the Campus Free Speech Protection Act.

California becomes the latest state to legalize recreational marijuana. As long as you’re over the age of 21, you can buy pot without a medical card thanks to Proposition 64, which voters approved in 2016. But marijuana may not be available right on January 1 as businesses have to apply for a state license to begin selling recreational marijuana.People who grow marijuana in Colorado are limited to 12 plants at home. Those who have medical conditions are allowed up 24 plants. Local governments can pass even stricter limits. The cap on marijuana plants is intended to prevent pot from Colorado getting sold illegally in other states.


Food Lion Recalls Buttermilk Biscuits – WXII The Triad

Food Lion Recalls Buttermilk Biscuits
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Food Lion is issuing a voluntary recall of its store brand home style buttermilk biscuits. The chain says the manufacturer of the biscuits reports a possibility of contamination from listeria monocytogenes. . Food Lion says no illnesses

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No Agreement Between Augusta Health and Anthem – NBC 29 News

No Agreement Between Augusta Health and Anthem
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People covered by Anthem insurance need to review their benefits before making an appointment for care at Augusta Health. The hospital's contract with Anthem expired at midnight, despite negotiations continuing through Sunday. That means Augusta Health

Boyd Gaming’s Regional Casino Strategy Is About to Get Even Better – Motley Fool

Boyd Gaming's Regional Casino Strategy Is About to Get Even Better
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Boyd Gaming (NYSE:BYD) keeps upping the ante on regional casino gambling and the bets keep paying off. It continues to burnish its reputation as one of the premiere names in casinos not located on the Las Vegas Strip or in Atlantic City. Boyd's latest

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The Great Festive Bake Off, review: a gleeful New Year special saw Rav crowned Star Baker –

The Great Festive Bake Off, review: a gleeful New Year special saw Rav crowned Star Baker
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Cops: Two teens missing from Brentwood treatment center – Newsday

Cops: Two teens missing from Brentwood treatment center
Two teenage boys have been reported missing from a substance abuse treatment center in Brentwood, Suffolk County police said Monday. At 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 30, the teenagers, 15 and 16, left Outreach House at 400 Crooked Hill Rd., police said