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Terrible images out of South Carolina following historic flooding. it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by this historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 17 deaths. The rain has finally stopped, but officials warn more evacuations are possible as the water moves downstream. That much water would be enough to fill 636 million swimming pools (16 x 32 feet each). . .would be enough water to end the drought in California.
General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios produced at a plant in Lodi, California, saying the cereal is labeled gluten-free but actually contains wheat. The recall affects Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios that were made in July.
Jay Leno’s back on the air. . .No, not telling jokes – talking cars. The lifelong automobile lover and owner of hundreds of vintage cars takes his popular online video series, Jay Leno’s Garage, to CNBC Wednesday (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Family and friends gathered to remember Elijah Hernandez on last night, who died over the weekend after being put in a chokehold at a sleepover. Friends described him as happy-go-lucky, the guy who made everyone laugh. His dad wore Celtics gear in honor of the son he nicknamed ‘Champ.’ ‘I’m really not a good speaker. But I did teach him how to dance and I know y’all know he can throw some moves out there!’ he said holding back tears. Elijah’s funeral is planned for Friday.
Are things like community policing working? The FBI released statistics just before last night’s National Night Out, that said that the number of property crimes has gone down in both Austin and Round Rock.
A crossing guard in Waco is a hero. She pushed a student out of the way of an SUV, and was hit. Her leg was injured but she is going to be okay. The student is going to be okay too, but their bike is not.
In the small town of Childress in the Texas panhandle, they have put the words In God We Trust on their police cars. The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter asking them to take the slogan off the cars because they believe it violates the constitution. Police chief Adrian Garcia responded, ‘After carefully reading your letter, I must deny your request in the removal of our nation’s motto from our patrol units and ask that you and the Freedom From Religion Foundation go fly a kite.’