The Union Recorder

April 30, 2014

Morning Update, Wednesday, April 30


The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — Good morning. Here’s a look at what’s happening today.





Weather: 





Chance of showers and thunderstorms early then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Windy. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent. Tonight showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. West winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.

On this day:

Today is Dia de Los Ninos. El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

Best bet for today:           

The Collins P. Lee Tutoring Program holds free tutoring for grades three through six at the Collins P. Lee Community Center, 237 Harrisburg Road from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 478-445-0785.

Upcoming events:

Allied Arts will host bluegrass favorite Tom Brantley and Missionary Ridge at Allen’s Market May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Our poll question for the week:

Do you think the city and county 911 systems should be consolidated? Click here to vote:

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10 Things to Know for Today from The Associated Press

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. BOTCHED EXECUTION IN OKLAHOMA

A condemned man succumbs of a heart attack after the delivery of a new drug combination fails to go as planned.

2. CLIPPERS' STERLING BANNED FROM NBA FOR LIFE

It's one the harshest penalties in the history of U.S. sports.

3. WHY STORMS AREN'T SUBSIDING IN THE US

The jet stream plunging from the Northwest is keeping a large, high-pressure system off the East Coast. And that's preventing the tornado-prone weather from moving east and weakening.

4. FEDEX EMPLOYEE WOUNDS SIX BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF

The gunman worked as a package handler at the Georgia facility. No motive for his rampage has been revealed.

5. COURT: KNOX DELIVERED FATAL BLOW HERSELF

The next step could be an appeal to another Italian court. If those judges confirm the American's conviction, a long extradition fight for Knox is expected.

6. JUSTICES WARY OF UNLIMITED CELLPHONE SEARCHES

The Supreme Court appears ready to reject the Obama administration's argument that police should be able to make such searches without first getting warrants.

7. WHERE 'LITTLE GREEN MEN' ARE STIRRING FEAR

Ukrainians are using the moniker to describe pro-Russian insurgents who dress in green fatigues and whose origins remain mysterious.

8. IRAQI PRIME MINISTER FACING ELECTORATE

After eight years in power, Nouri al-Maliki is enduring sharper criticism from all sides — but he's still seen as likely to keep his post.

9. WHAT INVESTORS WANT FROM TWITTER

Wall Street is watching to see if the still-youthful company can grow its user base and keep its existing users engaged.

10. HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY COME AWAY EMPTY-HANDED

A-list stars snubbed for Tony Award nominations include Denzel Washington, James Franco, Michelle Williams and Orlando Bloom.