NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – FEBRUARY 1 2016

February 2, 2016

 

(CNN) The Colorado Motorcycle Expo cancelled its Sunday event after one person was shot to death and another was stabbed during a fight that broke out between two motorcycle clubs. The Iron Order club is primarily made up of law enforcement and military members. The Mongols Motorcycle club is deemed by many authorities to be an outlaw gang. There are conflicting reports regarding who started the fight, but lawyers for both clubs claim the man who died was a member of the Mongols; however, the Denver Police Department did not confirm such statements. The U.S. Department of Justice has said that the Mongols are heavily involved in drug dealing and racketeering.

 

(FOX) Melissa Click is an Assistant Professor in the Communication department at the University of Missouri who was involved in the protests in November that led to the resignation of President Tim Wolfe. Video surfaced of Click challenging a freelance student journalist covering the event. Her actions eventually led to her being charged with a misdemeanor assault; however, city prosecutor Steve Richey decided to forego the assault charges. Click will instead have to complete 20 hours of community service and remain trouble-free for one year. She will receive no jail time or fines for the incident.

 

(NBC) Some 400 miles away from Orange County in the San Francisco bay area, the final two escaped inmates were captured by authorities over the weekend. Jonathan Tieu and Hossein Nayeri were found in a van filled with 300 rounds of ammunition that was parked in a local parking lot. Authorities were tipped by a bystander, which led to the fugitives’ capture and arrest. The three men were originally sent to prison of various charges, all of them being related to violent crimes.

 

(CNN) The World Health Organization declared the Zika virus a “public health emergency of international concern” on Monday. The WHO director general Dr. Margaret Chan described Zika as a major problem after the first meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

 

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-Tim Mitchell – Assistant News Director

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