Six things to know – 4/1/16

Here are six things to know for today.

Rescuers in KoIkata, India say there’s no hope of finding any more survivors after clearing the crumbled concrete and twisted metal rods from an overpass that collapsed yesterday. At least 24 people are dead and another 80 are injured. Police are detaining five officials with the construction company hired to build the overpass.

A Virginia state trooper was killed when a man pulled a gun on him at a greyhound bus station. That man was later killed by police. Two other people who were wounded are expected to survive.

Tornadoes were reported last night in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama yesterday. No injuries have been reported. At least a dozen homes were damaged in Mississippi.

A car bomb in Turkey killed seven police officers. Twenty-seven other people were injured, including 13 police officers. The attack is being blamed on Kurdish militants.

Closing arguments will be given today in the case of Jerry Walker, the former principal accused of using school money to meet his mistress in Louisville. 

Today is April Fool’s Day. Be on the lookout for pranks, especially online.

Related Articles

Illinois ranked one of the best states for teachers WalletHub ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia from the best to worst states for teachers.
Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months Anthony Weiner has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Toddler playing with gun kills sleeping father in Missouri Police say a 2-year-old boy has accidentally killed his father while playing with a gun in St. Louis.
Target pledges to increase its minimum wage to $15/hour by 2020 Good news for Target workers earning minimum wage. They are getting a raise.