Morning Headlines - Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

U.S. & World and Wisconsin trending headlines, and the meme of the day.

Morning Headlines - Thursday, Jun. 22, 2023

U.S. and World Headlines

Oxygen Supply Hits Zero On Stricken Sub With Clock Ticking Past US Coast Guard's Deadline

Oxygen on Titan is now feared to have run out - but the desperate search for the missing Titanic submersible and the brave adventurers on board reached the floor of the Atlantic today - just as the desperate deadline passed.

The world is now praying for a 'miracle' after the US Coast Guard predicted the vital oxygen supply would end at 12.08pm GMT (7.08am EST). Banging has been heard at 30 minute intervals from the depths of the Atlantic - possibly from the men striking the side of the sub - but it has not yet been located.

Those stuck onboard include British billionaire Hamish Harding, OceanGate CEO Stockton Rush, French navy veteran PH Nargeolet and Pakistani businessman Shahzada Dawood and his son Suleman, who is just 19 and a student at Strathclyde University.

Read More

Abortion In Florida Remains In Limbo Until Conservative State High Court Ruling

It’s been a year since the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, but Florida’s abortion bans remain in limbo while the state’s highest court weighs what to do.

The conservative-leaning Florida Supreme Court, completely overhauled by Gov. Ron DeSantis in the past four years, is poised to decide whether abortions are banned anywhere from six weeks to 24 weeks of pregnancy in the country’s third most populous state, which remains a destination for people seeking the procedure in the South.

Read More

High School Valedictorian Who Gave Faith-filled Speech Reveals Motivation: ‘Jesus Told Me To Write That'

Lydia Owens, a South Carolina public high school class president and valedictorian, stepped out in faith while addressing her classmates in her commencement speech — and her words of Christian belief quickly went viral.

Owens, 18, recently graduated from Woodmont High School in Piedmont, South Carolina. She told Fox News Digital in a recent phone interview that she found out right after Christmas that she was "kind of in the running for class valedictorian."

After her first semester of senior year, it was solidified, she said. 

Read More

Hunter Biden Plea Deal: Are Republicans Right That He Got A 'Slap On The Wrist'?

Republicans are criticizing the plea deal Hunter Biden made with the Justice Department, arguing that he got off easy while former President Trump faces federal charges that they say are politically motivated.

"If you are the president's leading political opponent, the DOJ tries to literally put you in jail and give you prison time. If you are the president's son, you get a sweetheart deal," House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters.

Rep. James Comer, the Republican in charge of the House Oversig

Read More

House Republicans Vote To Censure Adam Schiff

House Republicans on Wednesday voted to censure Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), a rare reprimand of a sitting lawmaker that the GOP conference delivered as a rebuke for his efforts against former President Trump.

The vote — 213-209-6 — is the culmination of a week-long push led by Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.), which was stymied last week when a band of Republicans joined Democrats in blocking a censure resolution from coming to the floor for a vote. It advanced on Wednesday after Luna made changes to the measure.

Read More

Wisconsin Headlines

Scent Like Marijuana Enough For Police To Search, Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules

A car smelling like marijuana is enough for police in Wisconsin to justify searching a person in the vehicle, even though substances legal in the state can smell the same, the state Supreme Court said on June 20.

The court’s conservative majority ruled 4-3 that Marshfield police had grounds to search the driver of a vehicle that smelled like marijuana, overturning lower court rulings that said officers couldn’t be sure that what they smelled was not CBD, a legal, marijuana-derived substance. The scents of CBD and marijuana are indistinguishable.

Read More

Rep. Tiffany Statement On Resolution To Censure Congressman Adam Schiff

Congressman Tom Tiffany (WI-07) released the following statement after voting to censure and allow the House Ethics Committee to investigate Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-30).

“After the release of the Durham report, Mueller report, and transcripts, it’s clear that Congressman Adam Schiff knew all along that there was no proof of Russia-Trump collusion. Yet, he used his power and access as head of the House Intelligence Committee to shamelessly spread lies to the American people. In doing so, he caused irreparable harm to the Intelligence Committee, and there need to be serious consequences as a result.”

Read More

Chicago Man Sentenced To 10 Years For Cocaine Conspiracy

Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Darryl McDonald, 39, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to ten years in prison for conspiring to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. McDonald pleaded guilty to this charge on March 15, 2023.

The government’s investigation revealed that McDonald, who resided in Chicago, began providing cocaine to various people for redistribution around the Madison, Wisconsin area. One source of information (SOI) stated that she began transporting cocaine to the Madison area from Chicago for McDonald in 2016. She made numerous trips where she transported cocaine for McDonald and received approximately $1,500 per trip. The arrangement between the SOI and the defendant went on for several years until the SOI was arrested in May 2018 in Illinois with approximately a half-kilogram of cocaine.

Read More

Assembly Approves Alcohol Regulation Overhaul On 90-4 Bipartisan Vote

The Assembly today approved 90-4 legislation to overhaul Wisconsin’s three-tiered alcohol industry and create a new Division of Alcohol Beverages within the Department of Revenue.

AB 304 has drawn bipartisan support, though there has been some pushback from wedding barns due to a requirement that they obtain a Class B liquor license if they hold more than six events per year.

Most wedding barns currently do not touch the alcohol sales part of the event business, instead contracting with outside vendors that bring everything needed to serve drinks. Some wedding barn owners have said requiring them to get liquor licenses would put them out of business.

Read More

WisDOT Seeks Public Comment On Specialty License Plate Request From Pet Advocacy Group

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) received an application requesting a new specialty license plate from an organization that promotes the spaying, neutering and adoption of cats and dogs in Wisconsin.

The plates will feature “Spay, Neuter, Adopt.” Proceeds from the $25 donation, in addition to the regular registration fee, for the specialty license plate will go to The Fix Is In, Inc. This is a non-profit organization that provides financial and logistical support for the spay/neuter of cats and dogs in Wisconsin. The organization’s goal is to reduce the number of cats and dogs taken in by Wisconsin shelters and to reduce the number of animals that do not make it to safe shelter and suffer needlessly due to overpopulation.

Read More

Last Update: Jun 22, 2023 7:33 am CDT

Posted In


Share This Article