Oklahoma Tornado was an EF 5 – The tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday has been categorized as an EF-5, the highest designation. The storm winds peaked between 200 and 210 miles per hour in many areas and ran a span of 17 miles. Oklahoma City Mayor, Mick Cornett said, “We’re talking levels of debris that’s 4 feet high, as far as you can see. And we’re talking about cars that are upside-down and school books and children’s toys and trees without bark. This was the storm of storms.”
NBA Player Donates Plenty Money 1 Million To Oklahoma Relief – OKC Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant has donated $1 million to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. The team and other players have made a pledge to match his $1 million. OKC Thunder owner, Clay Bennet said, “This community is all about family. It’s all about supporting each other, and when things like this happen, we rally and we take care of each other. The community’s been so supportive of this team and we’ve had such an incredible connection with the citizens here and across the state, that we really feel that it’s our absolute responsibility to do all we can to help.” All of the money donated will be going to the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other relief efforts. To donate you can text “REDCROSS” to 90999.
Cicada Invasion Fueled By Sex – The loud annoying bugs that make their appearance every 17 years and wreak havoc on our lives for a few weeks are driven by sex! The bugs are underground for nearly two decades and come above ground for the soul purpose of mating. They will spend 4-6 weeks getting busy, laying their cicada babies and then they’ll head back underground for another 17 years.
Cobbs Creek Girls Alleged Kidnapper Has Been Abandoned – The PA woman who is accused of kidnapping the 5 year old girl from her kindergarten classroom has gotten no love in jail. She has not had one family member for friend visit her since she was sent to prison a couple of months ago. She is facing 11 charges including deviant sexual intercourse with a child, kidnapping and unlawful restraint of a minor.
Book Claims High Cholesterol Doesnt Cause Heart Disease – A new book called, “The Great Cholesterol Myth” is claiming that high cholesterol has little affect on wether someone will develop heart disease. The book is a New York Times best seller and is asserting that people are spending far too much time concerning trying to monitor and control their cholesterol levels. The book says, “Trying to lower heart disease by lowering cholesterol is like trying to lower the calories you’re eating by taking the lettuce off your whopper, fries and shake.” The main takeaways from the book are, “eat fruits and vegetables, don’t smoke, exercise regularly, and maintain a healthy weight”.
Homeless Teen Graduates At The Top Of Her Class – A teen from Clayton County, Georgia has beat the odds and graduated Valedictorian despite the fact that she is homeless. Throughout her high school career she and her family of 5 bounced between shelters, small apartments and living out of her mother’s car. She credits her success to hard work and not giving up. She said, “I just told myself to keep working, because the future will not be like this anymore,” Fearce said. “You’re worried about your home life and then worried at school. Worry about being a little hungry sometimes, go hungry sometimes. You just have to deal with is. You eat what you can, when you can.” She’s going to Spellman.
Family Kept 80 Animals In Mobil Home – A family is facing criminal charges after it was discovered that they were keeping more than 80 animals in a PA mobil home, along with an infant. They are being charged with endangering the welfare of children and animal cruelty. The animals included ducks, turtles, potbellied pigs, cats, dogs and even exotic birds.
New Bill Targets Massive Student Debt – Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of NY is trying to help students out by coming up with legislation that will deal with the crazy amount of student-debt individuals face after graduating. She hopes to force the Secretary of Education to refinance most government loans carrying interest rates above 4% into fixed 4% loans. The change would save borrowers billions of dollars in annual interest payments. Shout out to her for saying, “At a time when corporations, homeowners and even local governments are refinancing at historically low interest rates and saving millions of dollars, students and families who take out loans to pay for college are getting left behind. Ensuring that our graduates are not saddled with unmanageable debt by keeping interest rates low is just common sense.”
Church Offers Free Chickfila – A church in Dayton, Ohio put an add in a local newspaper offering free $25 Chikfila gift cards to married, heterosexual couples that attended a church event that was to honor biblical marriage. The Cornerstone Baptist Church did not have sponsorship from the fast food restaurant. This is a controversial act considering the backlash Chikfila has gotten in the past for ‘anti-gay’ remarks made by the CEO.