Six things to know – 9/6/16

Here are six things to know for today.

The search is still ongoing for an armed burglary suspect in Union County, Illinois. State police say Dejun Booker ran off into a wooded area when they were trying to arrest him Monday. He and four others are accused of burglarizing a tavern near Ware, Illinois. Police believe Booker is hiding along bus routes in the county. Because of that classes has been canceled at all schools in Shawnee District 84.

Hurricane Newton made landfall in Mexico this morning. Even before it hit land, heavy rains and strong winds started causing damage overnight. Classes are canceled across the region in the storm’s path and volunteers have set up emergency shelters.

President Barack Obama says U.S. commitments to the Asia-Pacific region will endure over the long term and are not just "a passing fad." Obama, who’s in Laos, says that’s why he’s "worked to rebalance our foreign policy so the U.S. is playing a larger role in the Asia-Pacific region."

Today Congress returns from their seven-week recess. They’ll discuss funding for the government, funding to help fight the Zika virus, and the confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice.

The Islamic State claims responsibility for a bombing in Baghdad this morning. Twelve people are dead after a car bomb. Twenty-six people are injured and at least 15 cars are damaged.

Paducah’s city council members will discuss several issues including construction of bike lanes and adding security cameras to the city’s floodwall at their meeting tonight. You can attend. It starts at 5:30 p.m. in the commission chambers at City Hall.
 

Related Articles

Louisville, KY to make bid for Amazon project Kentucky's biggest city says it is joining several other communities in a bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters.
Small earthquake reported in Illinois, felt in 3 states The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a small earthquake in southeastern Illinois was felt across parts of Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky.
FEMA isn’t relying on trailers to house hurricane victims FEMA Administrator Brock Long says the number of storm-damaged homes exceeds the agency's supply of manufactured housing units.
Merriam-Webster adds 250 words to its dictionary Some of the words are fun, while others are political.