MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. They include a rare January hurricane and a forthcoming interactive conference with President Barack Obama.
Deputy’s ‘Move Over’ Message Goes Viral
A Minnesota deputy, fed up with drivers not moving over when they see lights and sirens, took action this week. More than 650,000 people have seen the post on Facebook by Chisago County Deputy Jim Mott. He says each day, he sees people slowing down, even moving over, but not stopping. Mott says he passed more than 100 cars on Sunday, and not one complied with the law.
Obama To Answer Questions In Live YouTube Chat
Just a few days after his State of the Union address, President Obama will answer questions live on YouTube today. The interview will include questions submitted on social media using the hashtag #YouTubeAsksObama. You can watch it at 1:15 p.m. on the White House’s official You Tube channel.
Rare January Hurricane Heads Toward Azores
A rare January hurricane is churning toward the Azores Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Right now, Hurricane Alex is just a Category 1-strength storm, with winds of about 80 miles per hour. It’s is the first named storm of 2016 and the first January Atlantic hurricane since 1938.
Armed Oregon Group To Hold Community Meeting
The armed group that took over a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon more than a week ago will host a community meeting Friday night. They’ll explain their position and announce when they plan to leave. The meeting comes as resentment toward the group grows among local residents. The group arrived Jan. 2 showing support for two ranchers convicted of burning public land.