WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.27.15

Congressional leaders reach a tentative deal to avert a looming budget crisis, while President Obama is in Chicago to discuss his views on guns and two of the biggest names in music are joining together for a major tour.

In sports, the Cardinals hold off the Ravens in NFL action, plus the Mets and Royals kick off the World Series tonight in Kansas City.

WORLD SERIES: Mets, Royals kick off Fall Classic

The Royals came close last year to winning it all. The potential tying run for them was just 90 feet from home plate.   Unfortunately, Madison Bumgarner and the Giants shut Kansas City down to win the World Series title. This year, the Royals look to finish the job. KC and the New York Mets meet tonight in Game One of the 111th edition of the Fall Classic.

FOX will have live coverage from Kauffman Stadium, with first pitch set for just after 8 Eastern Time (7 Central/6 Mountain/5 Pacific).   Matt Harvey gets the start on the mound for the Mets, versus Edinson Volquez for the Royals. The forecast tonight will be overcast skies with temperatures in the mid 50s.

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WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.26.15

A 25-year-old woman faces murder charges in connection with a weekend parade crash, while heavy rains are expected to pour down on Louisiana and minutes before workers are set to walk off the job, gm and the UAW reach a tentative agreement.

In sports, the Panthers move to 6-and-oh with a win over the Eagles, plus the eight drivers for the Chase for the Sprint Cup eliminator round are set.

 

Four killed, nearly 50 injured in Oklahoma State parade crash

A 25-year-old woman faces second-degree murder charges. Adacia Chambers was the alleged driver in a weekend car crash that occurred during Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade.   Four people were killed and nearly 50 were injured.   Chambers, a resident of Stillwater, Oklahoma, is scheduled to appear in court today.

She was initially arrested and detained on suspicion of driving under the influence. The attorney representing Chambers says he believes mental illness, not intoxication, caused the crash.

Police say her car was not part of the homecoming parade.   Police Captain Kyle Gibbs indicates that Chambers drove her vehicle through several barriers and hit a parked police motorcycle before careening into the crowd.   Three adults and a two-year-old boy were killed.   One of those who died was Marvin Stone, a retired professor of agricultural engineering.   One colleague says that Stone had been very popular with students.

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WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.23.15

In national news, a government report accused the EPA of “abandon(ing) mine guidelines” when spilling toxic wastewater from an abandoned mine into the Animas River in Colorado; and Republican representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin announces he’s planning to run for Speaker of the House.

In local news, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced an executive action that would protect transgender people from discrimination in all of New York State, in areas such as housing and employment; and officials in Brooklyn have determined that the cause of an apartment fire on Tuesday was arson.

In sports, the Mets are going to the World Series for the first time in 15 years after beating the Cubs 4-0 in the NLCS.

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WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.16.15

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In national news mudslides and flash floods hit Southern California, plus  in Nigeria four women suicide bombers blew themselves up.

In local news, a Bronx mother was charged for throwing her baby outside her 6 story window, also senator Schumer’s aims to lower prices for college student metro cards.

In sports, Daniel Murphy helps the Mets win 3 – 2 against  Los Angeles Dodgers.

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WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.14.15

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The democratic debate left secretary of state the front runner up after an intense, yet enthusiastic discussion took place.

Lamar Odom’s tragic experience left him unconscious after an overdose on herbal viagra has caused him to go into a coma

The Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-3 thanks to Kershaw.

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WBCR DAILY HEADLINES 10.7.15

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Today in national news, south Carolina’s flooding is due to climate change and sea levels rising.

Plus in our borough, the Brooklyn apartment building explosion was caused intentional according to authorities.

In sports, Yankees lost to the Houston Astros 0 to 3 and the Astros are facing with the Al division series where they will play the royals in Kansas city.

And if you are in Brooklyn college today around 7pm, come by the Roosevelt extension building to be part of the composers collective concert which is free.

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WBCR Daily Headlines 10.05.15

South Carolina National Guard Soldiers with the 108th Chemical Company and the 1-118th FSC assisted with the recovery of fire trucks in the Charleston, S.C. area during flood recovery operations Oct. 4, 2015. (Courtesy Photo)

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At least five people are dead from devastating flooding in South Carolina. While Philadelphia-area universities are on alert because of threats of violence and Supreme Court justices begin their new term, and will consider a number of issues.

In sports, the Saints score in overtime to defeat the Cowboys, plus the Rangers clinch the a-l west, while the Astros earn a playoff berth.

 Flooding in South Carolina

At least five people are dead due to devastating floods in South Carolina. Hundreds have been rescued while many are without water and power. More than 18 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours in parts of Columbia, the state capital. At least five dams have been breached in Lexington and Richland counties.

Communities have been flooded, while county officials have issued a curfew.   South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley says, quote, “We haven’t had this level of rain in the low-country in a thousand years—that’s how big this is.”   Six hundred national guardsmen have been activated.   President Obama has declared a state of emergency.

Crews will be going door-to-door today checking on anyone who may be trapped inside their home.   Hundreds of road closures have been reported.   One of those include Interstate 95, the main route along the East Coast.   Flood warnings have also been issued for three counties in Virginia.   North Carolina is dealing with flash flooding on some secondary roads while some ferry services have been canceled.

WBCR Daily Headlines 09.01.2015

THE SUSPECT IN THE KILLING OF A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY HAD A PRIOR MENTAL EVALUATION…WHILE:

THE STATE DEPARTMENT RELEASES 7,000 MORE PAGES OF HILLARY CLINTON EMAILS…AND:

A KENTUCKY COUNTY CLERK IS HANDED A DEFEAT BY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT…

IN SPORTS, DAVID ORTIZ MOVES CLOSER TO HOME RUN NUMBER-500…PLUS:

SERENA WILLIAMS NEEDS LESS THAN A HALF-HOUR TO ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE US OPEN…

WBCR Daily Headlines 08.31.2015

A HOUSTON-AREA MAN WILL BE ARRAIGNED TODAY IN THE AMBUSH MURDER OF A SHERIFF’S DEPUTY…WHILE:

THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN ALL OF NORTH AMERICA GETS A NEW NAME. OR, ACTUALLY AN OLD ONE…AND:

TAYLOR SWIFT WINS THE TOP AWARD AT THE VMAs, WHILE MILEY CYRUS HAS A LITTLE “WARDROBE MALFUNCTION”…

IN SPORTS, JAKE ARRIETA (pron. air-ee-ET-uh) OF THE CUBS NO-HITS THE DODGERS…PLUS:

THE YANKEES FINISH OFF A THREE-GAME SWEEP OF THE BRAVES WITH A BIG ROUT…