MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From a Mexican prison fight that left 52 inmates dead to a new Abraham Lincoln artifact lent to an Indiana museum, here’s a look at the top four stories from Feb. 12, 2016.
Officials in Mexico said no escapes have been reported during a brutal fight between rival gangs at a prison.
The brawl left 52 inmates dead and injured 12 others. Authorities said the battle, which also started a fire, didn’t involve guns.
It’s Mexico’s deadliest prison riot in many years and comes six days before Pope Francis is scheduled to visit a different Mexican prison.
Kentucky’s National Corvette Museum is marking the anniversary of a 40-foot-wide sinkhole that swallowed eight cars in 2014.
It’s opening a new exhibit today that explains the sinkhole and the recovery.
At the exhibit, visitors can re-watch the moment the cars slipped into the massive hole as the floor caved in below.
Indiana State Museum Receives Rare Lincoln Artifact
The Indiana State Museum is unveiling an Abraham Lincoln artifact that had been a family’s secret heirloom for five generations.
The wooden mallet with the initials A.L. was used by Lincoln to split logs into rails for fencing when he was young.
He gave the mallet to a Hoosier neighbor and it was passed down through generations.
It was lent to the museum for a year as a way to help celebrate Indiana’s 2016 bicentennial.
Obama On Ellen
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air an exclusive interview with President Obama Friday.
This is the first time Ellen’s show has had a sitting president in-studio.
President Obama has been on several pop-culture programs since he was elected in 2008, including a recent appearance with comedian Jerry Seinfeld on his online show.
The president did appear on Ellen’s show in 2007 when he was just starting his run for president.
First lady Michelle Obama has danced with Ellen twice on the show.