NEWS CENTRAL HEADLINES – MARCH 1 2016

March 2, 2016

 

(CNN) Four students were wounded Monday morning when a gunman burst into Madison High School’s lunchroom and opened fire. Two of the students were actually struck by bullets and the other two suffered injuries either from shrapnel or trying to escape the shooter. All four are expected to survive. The alleged shooter, 14-year old James Austin Hancock, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, inducing panic, and making terrorist threats. Authorities are unsure what the motive was or if the victims were targeted specifically.

 

(FOX / NPR) Up for grabs Tuesday is roughly 25% of the total 865 Republican delegates. Democrats have 865 delegates up for grabs and an additional 150 Democratic super delegates that can vote for whoever they want, although most already claim to support Clinton. The biggest states for the GOP party are Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Virginia. For the Democrats, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, Georgia, and Virginia. Texas polls are showing Cruz leading anywhere from 35-39% with Trump at a distant second with 25-29%. For the Democrats, the average poll has Clinton taking 59-62% and Sanders taking 34-38%.

 

(CNN) George Kennedy passed away at 91. He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1967 where he co-starred with Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. The muscular actor was known for playing soldiers, cops, and blue-collar authority figures. He served in the army for 16 years and during World War II. Most of his service was spent in Armed Forces Radio.

 

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-Tim Mitchell – Assistant News Director

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