(NBC) It appears that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan is not just a case of old piping. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s water office said Wednesday that Michigan authorities broke the law when they did not add an anti-corrosive material to the pipes, which contained the drinking water for the community. Blame was passed around in the courtroom. The EPA was blamed by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and vice versa. The city’s 2014 cost-saving move to start pumping water from the Flint River is the stem of the pollution issue. It has led to serious medical problem, such as the case of resident Lee Anne Walter’ son who now suffers from anemia and learning issues.
(CNN) Just like his father before him, Rand Paul will not be the GOP candidate. The Kentucky Senator suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. Known for his Libertarian approach to politics, Paul was once viewed as a “formidable” candidate for the presidency; however, he finished in a dismal fifth place in the Iowa caucus earlier in the week. He is expected to make an endorsement for his nominee before next week’s caucus in New Hampshire. Rand Paul will now place his focus on winning a reelection bid for his Senator spot against wealthy Democrat and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. Rick Santorum is also expected to announce a suspension of his campaign soon.
(FOX) As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers prepare to take the field on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, police departments in the San Francisco Bay area have been working in hard in the days leading up to the game. Law enforcement authorities in the Bay area are pulling out all the stops to get the jump on any potential security threats spotted before the game. There will be F-15 fighter jets on standby, helicopters on patrol, police officers on motorcycles and off-road bikes, and beefed-up security on public transit. In light of recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, the timing is not lost on police departments serving the area around Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, where more than 100,000 people are expected to be for the game on February 7th.
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-Tim Mitchell – Assistant News Director