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Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet has crashed over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The flight in question, MH17, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 295 people were on board the Boeing 777, and ...
Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heating Up Again

    The long simmering Israeli-Palestinian conflict has once again began to boil over. The recent fighting began after the kidnapping and murder of three Israelis. The situation escalated when a group of Israelis kidnapped and burned alive ...
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Heating Up Again

US Becomes World’s Biggest Oil Producer

    According to a report from Bank of America, the US has overtaken Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the top oil producer in the world. The surge is US oil production comes thanks to hydraulic fracturing, also ...
US Becomes World’s Biggest Oil Producer

Obamacare Dealt Blow At Appeals Court

    A three judge panel from the DC Circuit Court has dealt a big blow to Obamacare. By a 2-1 vote, the judges ruled that the federal government could not provide health insurance subsidies to people who bought ...
22 July 2014 I Read the full story

Satsuma Plans New Football Stadium

    The Satsuma school system is looking to improve its athletic facilities. The school board has plans to build a new football stadium and renovate the field house, track, and tennis courts. The plans will be revealed ...
19 July 2014 I Read the full story

Iran Eliminates Enriched Uranium

    The UN's nuclear agency is reporting that Iran has eliminated all of its 20% enriched uranium as part of a deal made with Western powers. The US is now preparing to unfreeze over $2.8 billion in funds ...
20 July 2014 I Read the full story

Germany Wins FIFA World Cup

    After a month of the world's best teams battling it out, Germany came out on top and won the FIFA World Cup. The German's needed extra time to overcome a tough Argentinian team, but substitute Mario Gotze ...
14 July 2014 I Read the full story

Obamacare Dealt Blow At Appeals Court

July - 22 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    A three judge panel from the DC Circuit Court has dealt a big blow to Obamacare. By a 2-1 vote, the judges ruled that the federal government could not provide health insurance subsidies to people who bought insurance from the federal insurance exchange. If the ruling stands, millions of Americans stand to lose their subsidies.

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Tropical Depression #2 Forms In Atlantic

July - 21 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The second tropical depression of the 2014 hurricane season has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. Tropical depression #2 is currently located over 1100 miles East of the Lesser Antilles. The system is moving West at 16 mph, has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph, and a central pressure of 1012 mb.

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Iran Eliminates Enriched Uranium

July - 20 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The UN’s nuclear agency is reporting that Iran has eliminated all of its 20% enriched uranium as part of a deal made with Western powers. The US is now preparing to unfreeze over $2.8 billion in funds to hold up its end of the bargain. Negotiations are currently under to establish a permanent solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.

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Satsuma Plans New Football Stadium

July - 19 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    The Satsuma school system is looking to improve its athletic facilities. The school board has plans to build a new football stadium and renovate the field house, track, and tennis courts. The plans will be revealed at a public meeting tomorrow at 2:30 PM at the Satsuma Community Center.

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Israel Sends Troops Into Gaza

July - 18 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    After nearly two weeks of bombing the Gaza Strip, Israel sent ground troops into the territory yesterday. Much like previous ground invasions, Israel is aiming to weaken Hamas’ ability to launch rockets against Israeli cities. The Jewish nation is also looking to destroy tunnels from Gaza to Israel.

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Malaysia Airlines Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine

July - 17 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet has crashed over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The flight in question MH17, was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Approximately 295 people were on board, and all were believed to be lost. Early reports indicate that the plane was shot down by a surface-to-air missile.

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Mobile Sets Record Low Temperature

July - 17 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Mobile had record low temperatures this morning, hitting a cool 64 degrees. The low temp broke a 128 year old record for the city. The previous record low was 65 degrees, set all the way back in 1886.

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Temporary Truce Declared In Gaza

July - 16 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 5 hour cease fire to commence tomorrow from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The cease fire was requested by UN special envoy Robert H. Serry. Previous cease fire agreements negotiated by Egypt have been agreed to by Israel, but denied by Hamas. The current truce is to open a “humanitarian window” so aid can be given to residents of Gaza.

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Freeman Jockisch Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

July - 16 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Former Mobile County Commissioner Freeman Jockisch has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Jockisch was arrested back in November by Saraland Police for soliciting a child for sex over the internet. He was found guilty in April.

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19 Year Old Girl Shot And Killed In Mobile

July - 15 - 2014 Reporter: David Merrell Respond

    Mobile Police are investigating the death of a 19 year old girl at the 1400 block of Cloverleaf Circle South. Around 10:30 PM last night, police were called to the scene of a shooting. There they found Selena Edwards, who had suffered a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

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