Six things to know – 2/18/16
Here are six things to know for today.
University of Tennessee football player Alexis Johnson faces assault and false imprisonment charges this morning. He is also suspended from all football activities. A woman pressed charges, claiming a fight between the two turned violent over the weekend.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is giving newly hired engineers 30 days to find the lead water pipes contaminating Flint’s drinking water. The governor says he ultimately wants all the old pipes replaced, but engineers need to prioritize them first.
Toyota is recalling nearly 3 million SUVs because of possible problems with the seat belts. The recall is for the Toyota RAV4, Toyota RAV4 EV, and Toyota Vanguard. Most were built between 2005 and 2014.
Kentucky State Police are looking for a woman who escaped from the Western Kentucky Correctional Complex near Eddyville last night. It is not clear how Lostia Shreves escaped, but staff noticed her missing after a head count around 9:00 p.m.
President Obama will make history in a few weeks when he visits Cuba. The trip will be the first time a U.S. president has set foot on the island in nearly 70 years.
A glass of wine a day keeps the cardiologist away, or so they say. That may be the reason there is such as thing a National Wine Day. Drinking wine does have some health benefits. Moderate drinkers have lower risks for liver disease, type two diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and some cancers.