Monday, January 28, 2019

According to Tulsa, OK ABC affiliate KOKH, 37 year old Laylan Ted Lewis, Jr. was wanted for armed robbery.  When approached by Noble Police Sergeant Joshua Lesher, Lewis pulled a gun and pointed it at Sergeant Lewis who then fired three times sending Lewis to a local hospital.  The culprit was subsequently released into the custody of the Cleveland County Sheriff to face charges of armed robbery.  SGT Lesher has been cleared of any criminal wrong-doing in shooting Lewis.  See it all go down in today's "Video of the Day"   

 

Bitter cold is on the way with wind chills reaching -25.  Some friendly reminders when it comes to dealing with the extreme cold.

  • Frostbite can officer in 15 minutes or less in a wind chill of -18.  Possible signs of frost bite include:
    • A slightly painful, prickly, or itching sensation
    • Red, white, pale or grayish yellow skin
    • Hard or waxy-looking skin
    • Numbness
  • According to the CDC you should treat frostbite by:
    • Getting inside to warmth as soon as possible
    • If toes or feet are frostbitten don't walk on them
    • Warm the effected area with warm water (not hot)
    • Do not massage the frost bitten area, this can cause more damage
  • Dealing with extreme cold from inside:
    • Shut the doors on rooms you do not need to heat
    • Use only space heaters with automatic shutoffs and protective grills
    • Use no more than on space heater to a wall socket
  • Protecting your extremities:
    • Layer everywhere you can (socks, mittens, scarves and hats)
    • Gloves or mittens?  Mittens.  Four fingers together produce more body heat.  Ensure they're snug at the wrist.
    • When possible wear outer and inner garments that are waterproof and breathable
  • Pets:
    • Use sweaters, coats and booties to help keep a pet warmer outside
    • Check dogs' paws during and after winter walks.  The skin can crack or they can accumulate ice balls
  • For your home:
    • Locate the water shut off valve should your pipes burst and you need to turn off the water.
    • Open up your kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors so warmer air can circulate around plumbing.  Remove harmful chemicals and cleaners from the reach of children.  
    • Allow a steady drip through suspect pipes
      • If your pipes have frozen, remove any existing insulation.  Wrap them in rags and pour on hot water.  Begin where they are most exposed to the cold.  Open all the faucets in your house to establish flow. 
    • Keep your garage doors closed
  • For  your auto:
    • Be sure to have winter road emergency kit with you.  Some helpful items are:
      • Blanket
      • Booster cables or a jump starter (and know how to use them....see below video)
      • Extra outer gear
      • First aid kit
      • Matches
      • Snack food
      • Water
      • Cell phone charger for the car and extra (charged power pack)
      • Flashlight
      • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
      • Designate friends and family as contact points, and keep them informed of your progress and safe arrival.  
 

On Friday, President Trump called for a temporary end to the partial government shutdown. What has the reaction been? How will the temporary portion going to work? Are negotiations ongoing to finance border security?   NBC News Radio's Michael Bower has the latest with Tony.

 

Atlanta is gearing up for Super Bowl LIII, which pits the New England Patriots against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. Hotels in Atlanta are pretty much sold out and the prices for the few rooms that are available have skyrocketed. Still looking for a ticket? Prices have come down a bit, but you will still shell out almost $3,000 for one. Super Bowl festivities began at Georgia World Congress Center this weekend, and team press conferences will be held on Monday-- ABC News’ Pete Combs is there and joins Tony.

 

Now that the IRS is fully back to work, it's time to get those taxes filed.  CBS News Senior Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger has some tips with Tony.

 

The Texas Secretary of State's office plans to send local election officials a list of 95,000 registered voters who might not be U.S. citizens and, therefore, legally ineligible to vote. Among the individuals flagged, about 58,000 may have cast a ballot in one or more elections from 1996 to 2018.  ABC's Jim Ryan joins Tony with the details.

 

Facebook allowed children to rack up huge bills on digital games while the company rejected recommendations for addressing what it dubbed "friendly fraud," according to newly released court documents. The internal Facebook memos and other records were recently unsealed to comply with a judge's order in a federal court case settled in 2016. The lawsuit centered on allegations that the social media giant knowingly milked teenagers by permitting them to spend hundreds of dollars buying additional features on games such as "Angry Birds" and "Barn Buddy" without their parents' consent.  ABC's Cheri Preston joins Tony.

 
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