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Third judge blocks Gov. Lee's mask opt out in schools
"Federal judges are blocking an executive order by Tennessee's Republican governor that allows families to opt out of school mask mandates governor bill Lee issued the order in August with Republican lawmakers demanding a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly so they could put a halt to school mask mandates and other covert nineteen safety measures many students have been attending classes without masks since in pediatric hospitals have reached record highs that's my parents and advocates to file legal challenges in separate decisions Friday judges blocked the order in Williamson County just south of Nashville and Knox County which includes Knoxville a week ago a third judge band please order after families argued it endangered their children I'm Ben Thomas
"williamson county" Discussed on Politics and More Podcast
"This is the political scene a weekly conversation with yorker writers guests about politics. It's thursday september sixteenth. I'm dorothy wickham executive editor of the new yorker last month a school board meeting and williamson county. Tennessee descended into chaos. After the board's decision to institute a mask mandate for students seems like this have played out in public meetings across the country over the past year debates about the results of the twenty twenty election race abortion voting access and the kovic nineteen vaccine have erupted and displays of frustration rage and sometimes violence. This week. Evan osnos a new yorker staff writer published. Wildland the making of america's fury. It's a portrait of a country and political and moral crisis. He joins me to discuss the roots of american fear and anger and what. Its current manifestations reveal about the dangerous faultlines in the country. Evan thanks so much for joining me during a busy week. Thanks dorothy happy to do it. As i recall your ideas for this book started taking shape in two thousand thirteen shortly after you returned to the us after reporting abroad for a decade. it's easy now to look back fondly on that pre trump era but as you point out in the book the problems of political division didn't start with trump. So what were your impressions to the country. After being away for so long in many ways we talk about trump as this origin moment and of course he was responsible for tremendous anguish and damage to american public life. But i also really have always thought of him as a symptom of things because they became so apparent once. I came back in two thousand thirteen just to give you a couple of examples. I mean one of the first things that happened..
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Mask and get mandatory testing. Instead, we will hear from the president later today. What's being billed as his robust plan to stop the spread of the delta variant and boost covid 19 vaccinations, and the White House says it will include six steps with new components like access to testing mandates, ensuring kids are protected in schools. But has also returned to class with students. It's forced hundreds of school closures already this year. Schools in Florida now being allowed to order kids to wear masks against the Republican governors wishes foxes have been brown live in Broward County. Dave. Florida governor, Rhonda Santis believes the appeals process will end with his ban on school mask mandates holding up We typically lose if there's a political component to it, but then in the appeals court, we we almost always win. Meanwhile, the Tallahassee judge who ruled the status out of bounds for demanding no masks be required in schools has lifted a stay meaning school districts can enforce their mask mandates. For now, a number of large districts in Florida are requiring students keep their faces covered, Dave Heaven of first since all those chaotic evacuations from Afghanistan ended when U. S troops left about 200 foreigners, including Americans flew out of Kabul today on an international commercial flight from Qatar Airways to Doha. It was allowed in a departure by the Taliban. There had been a days long standoff over charter planes, leaving another airport. America's listening to Fox News brought to you by the Good feet store. Taylor and Williamson County have.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"News. Williamson County and the city of Taylor have now paved the way for Samsung to build a new $17 billion plan with a unanimous joint vote. County Judge Bill Gravel says their proposal is to give Samsung a 90% tax rebate for the first decade than 85%. For the second decade. We're talking about the largest economic development project in the history of Texas civil says. For each acre, the plant sits on the county would get roughly $2500 every year, and it's looking like the plant would be around 2000 acres. 1800 jobs will be created in Taylor. However, Samsung has not made any official decision, and there are other cities that are still in the running for the plant. If you're anxiously awaiting the start of this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival be worn that's still not guaranteed it will be allowed to happen. The city of Boston says it has not approved any special event permit. Yet. A CL fist is scheduled to begin next month. But already the city has denied permits for other outdoor events this year, including the Pecan Street Festival. Roderick School district is being sued by a group of parents over the mask mandate. 15 parents are involved in the suit, arguing that the school district is breaking the law by requiring them, Attorney Jared Woodfield tells Fox seven. The governor's executive order is quite clear is deeds cannot put mask mandates in place. What they're doing is illegal. What they continue to do now for for weeks is illegal, and it's time that they be held accountable and that they follow the law of the state of Texas. So the suit seeks $250,000 in monetary relief, along with an Into the mandate. A hearing is scheduled for September. 23rd. The number of people who have died from Covid 19 in Travis County has reached a grim milestone. There are now more than 1000 deaths in the area. Austin Public Health says August is now the deadliest month for the area since the pandemic began. Local officials continue calling for people to get vaccinated. The Austin Police Department is preparing to bury yet another officer, Sergeant Steve, your eyes will be laid to rest today. He passed away last month from Covid Public Visitation is set for 10 o'clock this morning at the Hill Country Bible Church on Highway 6 20 Public service will begin at 11. There will be no procession, but police honors will be given immediately after the service. With booster shots set to roll out in less than two weeks, UT health is studying the duration of antibodies and people who have either been vaccinated her fully recovered or both. UT health Dean, Dr Eric Bullwinkle tells CBS Austin level start declining within a few months after vaccination. I think we have enough data now that I can safely say That the antibodies are lasting approximately a year, he says. Some of their studies have shown that the highest antibody levels are within people who have recovered and have also been vaccinated. Texas Senator John Cornyn makes a visit to Travis County Integral Care, touting his New Suicide and Crisis Outreach Prevention Enhancement Act or the scope act. Cornyn says it beefs up awareness campaigns allows for more accurate data collection and triples. The amount of funding for crisis call centers have learned a lot from our mistakes. In terms of our failure to deal with people experiencing mental health crises. And of course, this affects every single family. He says His bill will pave the way for new workers at the call centers and better technology to streamline the entire process of getting people to the help that they need. And Governor Greg Abbott has signed a bill that will give people with diabetes, some help paying for insulin. The cost of insulin have just skyrocket. In fact, it is more than tripled over the past 15 years. The new law caps the co pay amount for insulin on state regulated health plans. The governor says it will cut the healthcare costs for Texans with diabetes. And it's definitely a cooler. Start out there were about 69 degrees right now in Fluker Ville, and I'm Patrick Osborne..
"williamson county" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Her unacceptable right so so now despite all the threats of of vacs unvaccinated people. How terribly are now. We should just lock them all up and now they shouldn't get treatment. We should increase their their insurance. And because there's bad people right that's everywhere. But we have one incident williamson county on on record which blows up across the national discussion and now every all of them all over. Give me another example. I'm not saying they're happening. I point is that that's the assumption. That's being laid out there. I haven't seen other examples of people being openly threatened. We're coming for you. In fact i've seen a lot of them in the reverse though. Let's maybe that's just my perspective. Maybe i missed the other ones. My point is he lays these statements out and he's been he this is this is saying that. I mean i don't even wanna get into all of his gaffes but the point is that that's just a statement just like ninety nine percent unvaccinated which by the way we just proved was a complete abrogation. Okay so why would we trust this. One frustrating said in a dangerous tone for example last week of school board meeting in tennessee. Protesters threatened doctors and nurses were testifying making a case for masking children in schools. Which by the way is not actually accurate. It was one thing once outside. That was the only clip that was ever played. This is turned into a huge people all threatening all these nurses and doctors. I just you know lies always if the very least embellishment for their narrative because that's totally honest intimidation and the threads were seen across. The country are wrong on shed before. This isn't about politics. I'm sorry. I have to say this now as well so intimidate intimidation and threats are wrong. Except when they're leveled at the unvaccinated right because what what's happening if not intimidation and threats. They're intimidating you by telling you they're gonna remove things from you if you don't take this thing they're intimidating you by saying we won't let your child in school. They're threatening you by saying we're going to you know i mean that's what this is. This is prejudice and disadvantage. Just like unesco laid out so it's not okay to threaten them. Which not and. I agree with that. But it's okay to threaten us because it's happening and even they're doing it from the government level they are threatening us with action and disadvantage if we do not do what they want. This guy is a clumsy clown show of a dumpster fire. I where i can't even stand watching these things keeping our children safe.
"williamson county" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"We have to be careful guys. I'm interested in this. And i'm going to keep following and find out more. They might have. There might even be more follow ups underneath this that. Explain it. But i'm pretty sure this is what we're staring at and wealth to find out what the police have to say about what happened here to find out what's really going on or from the hospital but either way this is the reality in covert nineteen clown world. Now we'll circle back to the biden discussion and finish this off with masks and well basques and tennessee and these are some really important points to me here. We're looking good on time here. So we'll see we can get through this pretty reasonably quickly. Here is biden talking about tennessee. Looking awfully confused as it usually does tennessee. I in regard to the williamson county school board yet. Da joe biden himself stands up and talks about williamson county. Anybody still thinking. This was something not normal. Do you realize that the exact same kind of event happened is still happening. All over the place with the with the same. If not far far more people. So why did williamson county get picked out. Why is that one being national. There's something are you know why because don't forget that new rush limbaugh replacement guy who was from fox news just so happened to be there and yeah. He apparently does have family. And we'll in franklin but he was the one that stood up and get. I'm not trying to suggest this was all. I don't know for sure whether or not this is all completely stage and organized. I am trying to suggest that it's possible. That's that's i don't know this guy. I don't know whether or not that something bottom line is i know for sure. He's the one that stood up and said we're coming for you and that's what they keep saying is the problem. And that's where they keep citing as the excuse to say. This whole thing is about people trying to attack doctors which then stems into the domestic terrorism concept around kobe. Nineteen january six and everything else because those people are trump supporters. Because they believe this is fake. Even that's not true. Half the people there are completely on one side or the other and they're just trying to make this a narrative but the fact that this is being talked about is very clear to me. Unfortunately i've seen throughout this pandemic. Some politicians are trying to turn public safety measures as children were massive school and political.
"williamson county" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"For you to show bulfon because nobody asks you h. i. about garbage. Everybody sing shock. Shot bound bound bound. Yeah so there. You go mo brooks by the way oh my goodness. It was a busy day in the senate today. you know. Congress is on recess. The house is coming back on monday monday. And the twenty third to vote on the budget resolution so that they can go ahead and write the three point five trillion dollar other infrastructure bill. Right you know that there is nine so called centrist. Moderate democrats are nothing. They're they're not moderate they're conservatives are is. Howie klein refers to them from the republican wing of the democratic party. That are holding it up that are threatening to throw a wrench in the whole thing and blow it all up. We'll talk to how you about that in a few minutes but no none of the senate is out the houses out but today's been an interesting day in the senate because well i we learned that well Who was the first one. Roger wicker senator from mississippi seventy years old fully vaccinated tested positive for cove it. What a shame. Few hours later angus king independent from maine who caucuses with the democrats fully vaccinated tested positive for covert and just moments ago. What crossed my desktop yet. A third. us senator today tested positive for cove. that would be john. Fracking looper hickenlooper from colorado. So you got a democrat. You gotta republican you got an independent all everybody's everybody's represented here. They are all kovic positive. This is scary by the way when we spoke to the oncologist today. David asked you know am. I'm more at risk. Because i only have one long than someone who is too long he said. I'm not more at risk for catching cove. Ed of the same chances of catching it as everyone else. What i am more at risk of is if i get pneumonia getting sicker so all the more reason for me to be diligent and safe which i am because i'm back into quarantine. I don't leave the house unless it's absolutely necessary. And when i do i wear a mask. And he even said if. I'm like seeing my kid because she's around people who may or may not be vaccinated that i should wear a mask. This is the there's you know Messing around here. It's that that serious. Some people get it and some. Don't wanna pay play for you Short video audio. If you're listening to the podcast or one of the audio streams From a father in tennessee. I don't know if this was a school board meeting or like a town hall meeting or something but It oh it's school. Board media was a williamson county board of education meeting in tennessee now. this gives me some hope for the south. Because i haven't felt very confident about the southern states but knowing that this man exists gives me a little more. Hope all right. So this is again williamson county board of education meeting in. This man's name is justin canal. And he's a dad gelson canoe. Mme county didn't plan on speaking but First of all critical race theory is not in our schools and it never was the people here to complain about. It did not know what it was six months ago and had never heard of it. That's why they're going after diversity equity and inclusion instead and try to pretend they're the same thing they aren't and frankly there aren't many communities around the globe that need i more than this one that we live in on another note data but new kindergartner on her first day was right after the chaos last week she went to school and was one of just a few kids in class wearing a mask which made her ask me why she had to. My answer was because we wanna take care of other people. She's five years old but she understood that concept and it's disappointing. That more adults around here can't seem to grasp it. I asked the pastor friend of mine and he was very clear there's no actual biblical justification for using the bible to get out of a mask mandate passed by majority of this elected board but thousands are doing it anyway calling it a religious exemption which is frankly just sat avoiding masks is not in the bible but taking care of others is looking out. Today we have governor executive order to allow opt-outs which is government overreach undercutting a local decision. If you only liked democracy when it goes your way you don't actually like democracy. Thank you wow bird. He deserves a standing ovation. That was awesome. We need more of that and and good for him. Justin canal was his name That warmed my heart. We need to hear more like that. All right well. It looks to be about that time. Who's out there. Who's who's mixing up the dirty debbie's is your turn. Well get on it. Because i got to get you on the phone and you know we can get quite thirsty when howie klein is here. All right hit it. Are you a multi-national corporation. Hungry for a treat will come on down schmucky chucky renal. Personally be seated by chuck. Schumer himself so many dishes and they're all crush. You're gonna love our.
Biden Praises Healthcare Workers Who Were Threatened After Tennessee School Board Meeting
"Meanwhile, the president is standing with healthcare workers who were threatened for doing their jobs. The president praised healthcare workers as heroes. In response to recent incident in which medical professionals were threatened by anti mask protesters in Tennessee. He also weighed in on school districts. Violating governors mandates and issuing those mask mandates themselves. No, There are a lot of people out there trying to turn a public safety measure that his Children wearing masks in school so they can be safe and political dispute and that this isn't about politics. About keeping our Children safe. I saw a video and reports from the Tennessee Protesters threatening doctors and nurses or before school board making the case that to keep kids safe. There should be mandatory masks and as they walked out, these doctors are threatened. The nurses are threatened. Health care workers are heroes ever the heroes when there was no vaccine. Many gave their lives trying to save others and their heroes again with the vaccine. Doing their best to care for the people refusing to get vaccinated. Unvaccinated folks are being hospitalized and dying. As a result of not being vaccinated to the mayor's school superintendents, educators, local leaders were standing up to the governor's politicizing mass protection for our kids. Thank you. Thank you as well. Thank God that we have heroes like you. And I stand with you all in America should as well heated arguments spilled into the parking lot Tuesday night after the school board in Williamson County approved a temporary requirement for masks, but a group who opposed them gathered outside heckling masked people. As they left the meeting one man yelling at a driver of vehicle We know who you are. You can leave freely, but we will find
"williamson county" Discussed on The Last American Vagabond
"Of the infection fatality rate of covert nineteen. This is these. you're not gonna find him. Another one out. There combining more of all the vowels studies. That's all of the ones that are being cited all over the place and they combined only do a meta analysis. And they give you. The information is says infection. Fatality rate is very low for children and young adults point zero zero two percent at age. Ten point oh one. And he's twenty five point. Oh one realize that's dramatically less than the flu even for twenty five and this is including people over seven f. the medium at the average across all of this infection fatality rate with average. So even when you're including people over seventy with kobe these all the issues they had its point zero zero two percent one a million when you just look at a nineteen year old even crazier when you go down to ten. How are they pretending. They're at risk. They don't care about the fax. that's what i should people needed. See how about one more point. How about the fact that the seven day average of deaths in the entirety of williamson county is zero. How there's only one hundred six cases on the seven day average zero deaths. How about there's only two hundred twenty two deaths all said and done in the entirety of williamson county from the beginning of the so-called pandemic. Two hundred twenty two. That's it deaths bottomed out as the cases. Go up okay. Here's something else as of today. Looks like oh. There's two more. Apparently to more as of august. Eleven august tenth now. Two hundred twenty four all said and done right. They have had four deaths four deaths all since july. Twenty eighth four. How do you pretend that this is a problem. Keep going back even when it gets even worse when you keep going back right. Look from from june two thousand two hundred eighteen. This is.
"williamson county" Discussed on The Rush Limbaugh Show
"Find cast welcome in clay travis. Buck sexton show. We are off and running. We appreciate all of you wherever you may be across this great country of this grave land for choosing to hang out with us and balk at was a wild night in the mom revolution against mass. That i've been predicting this is playing out all over the country right now. There are parents who are fed up with their schools with their school boards and they have had enough as it pertains to cove mask requirements. They've had enough as it pertains to critical race theory. And i'm one of those parents. I've got a thirteen year old. I've got a ten year old. And i've got a six year old and i came on buck and you know this on friday of last week we had first half day of school. They opened up the school. No masks and everybody could walk in free and clear. It felt one hundred percent normal same thing on monday. Same thing on tuesday. They called an emergency school board meeting. Okay i live in the nashville tennessee. Area county called williamson county for those of you might be somewhat familiar with nashville little bit south of town. Franklin and brentwood are the two biggest towns that are in that county. It's highly educated county. It's a place where education matters more than almost anywhere certainly in the state and one of the places where education would matter from purposes of parents. Being involved i would imagine almost more than anywhere in the country. Over a thousand people showed up for the school board meeting debating. Whether or not mask should be required. I was fortunate enough as just a parent. I've got a fifth grader. And i've got a first grader. In public schools. I went to public school myself k. Through twelve in nashville. I got to stand up and speak. We're going to play that for you. And then buck. I'm gonna talk about the experience i want you to To be able to weigh in as well but this is the very foundation of democracy. Go out if you are a parent at your local school board and fight for what you believe in. This is where the rubber meets the road. This was may. I got one minute. Here's what it sounded like. Play trout us. I have two kids county public schools greater and greater and you all should be shane. We teach our kids. That facts out. That's why they go to school in the facts are these mass. Don't work. there isn't a single scientific data that has ever proven that masks work also. Let's talk about risk analysis. Which is key. I felt that for all these people walking around in masks engaging and cosmetic theater thinking that they are making a difference it gets cova. They aren't here's the truth. Our kids under twenty five year old one in a million chance that they are going to die. Of course they are more likely to be struck by lightning. They are more likely to be struck by lightning. They are more likely to die of the seasonal flu have any of you ever mandated mass for the seasonal flu world. Shame on you because every kid county schools has been under more danger from the seasonal flu every year than they are for covert. I would tell every pair.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"51283605 90. Good morning gardeners. Uh, still looking at some rain coming this fourth of July. Hopefully it doesn't interfere with our plans for the afternoon barbecue or Fireworks. It's a good thing to have the wet ground. If we're going to be sentenced, stuff off that helps protect us a little bit. So be careful out there, folks. Understand There was a pretty bad fire in South Austin from fireworks last night. Please be careful. Looking at that rain weather map shows its kind of scattered everywhere, of course. And like I had mentioned to someone, I swear an umbrella over my house. I don't know why I can't get it to come to my home. But in the meantime, it looks like a week's worth of rain. Hopefully, that will help everybody out that will give us A great environment. Get our landscapes looking good. Couple of calls about mosquitoes. Yes, remember? You do not want standing water anywhere. A mosquito can propagate in a teaspoon of water. That's about is Water bottle lid turned over filled with water. That's enough water for mosquitoes to propagate. You want empty water everywhere. We have West Niles already been detected in Williamson County. So these are really bad things about these mosquitoes. It's not just that they can make you rich. So the other thing you want to look at is those of you were collecting rainwater. This is what those mosquito dancer for A place a certain variety of the bacteria that Celester in Genesis. Usually the variety is real answers. Into the water. This is a safe bacteria that kills the larva of the mosquitoes. So they'll never mature. They'll never become adults. It will not harm Using it in your garden in your landscape.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Williamson County has gotten the all clear from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for a lawsuit over Austin's purchase of the Candlewood Suites Hotel for homeless Housing. Attorney General spokesman Aaron Reach, says Austin has gotten away with subversive dealings too long if they're going to do business like that. There's a right way to do it, and Ken Paxton is going to ensure that they do. Paxton tells county attorney de Hobbs. He is within his right to sue to stop Austin from using land zoned for non residential developments. Austin leaders say the property is within the city limits so discussion with the county was not required. Texas is going to pick up two more seats in Congress after the new 2020 census numbers are released. Michael Lee of the Brennan Center for Justice says Texas has added nearly four million people in 10 years. Texas is definitely been by far the fastest growing stage in recent decades since 1970 escape 13 seats, the equivalent of adding the state of Georgia detectives population since 19 seventies, the Texas population is now just over 29 million. The Texas House since the homeless related bill back to committee or Texas State representative Giovanni Caprica Leoni says Austen's given the rest of the state, the best example of how not to handle homelessness, letting them camp under highways is not the answer. The mayor of Boston has even admitted to that HB 1925 would ban public camping statewide, and if approved, it would immediately require people to vacate campsites. That's proven to be a big issue for critics like San Antonio State. Rep. Barbara Griffin Hawkins, How can one immediately move if they don't even know where to go? One of several challenges made this week, which is why the bill is now back in committee. Patrick Osborne NewsRadio Caleb EJ, The Centers for Disease Control is expected to change its recommendations today on wearing masks outside do vaccinated people need to wear masks outdoors. President Biden is expected to update the CDs. He's guidance on that in remarks this afternoon. One of his top advisers, Dr Anthony Fauci, has hinted that the update could also include new guidance for those who are unvaccinated. The CDC says more than 231 million doses of the covert 19 vaccine have been administered in the U. S. And almost 29% of Americans are fully vaccinated against the virus. Tanya J. Powers, Fox News here It's now reportedly urging their Children to climb the wall of the U. S border Children dropping across those border walls. Now, this report from the website Border report says that parents are waiting to south.
2 ex-Texas sheriff deputies indicted in Black man's death
"Two former deputies in Texas have been indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of a black man two years ago how do your Ambler a former postal worker who was black was being stopped by police for failure to dim his headlights he allegedly engage them in a chase for twenty two minutes and when police finally caught him he was shocked repeatedly with a stun gun despite his pleas he had heart disease and couldn't breathe the two former Williamson County deputies one black one white we're being filmed by a crew from the reality show live PD at the time both are now charged with second degree manslaughter and released on bond the former sheriff was also indicted for tampering with evidence in the case I am Jackie Quinn
Nashville floods leave 4 dead, 130 rescued
"In Nashville has claimed at least four lives. Torrential rainfall, overwhelming drainage systems. Mayor John Cooper of Nashville this afternoon said it may have stopped raining, but the floods are far from over The Cumberland River. Is it 38.75 ft. And is expected to reach flood stage, which is 40. FT. ABC s Alex Cora. Daddy is in Tennessee with a family that had to be rescued by first responders in rubber rafts when their home was surrounded by the flood. We're out here where they rescued five adults, three Children and a couple of dogs. Everyone has cleared the scene where the last out here, the homeowner says they don't know how long it'll be before they're able to be back. But at this point, this seems to be a good ending, thanks to the actions of first responders out here in Williamson County, Georgia.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"The Austin City Council is set to reintroduce partial public camping bands today. Michelle Steve what the Texas Public Policy Foundation says the so called hell resolution of the homeless and campaign assistance Link is actually pretty good first step and then we need to start to enforce it and That's going to take a lot of different people helping the homeless understand what the new rules are and where they can be and where they can't be. That's where Steve is critical of the city because officials have already said the camping bands will not be enforced through policing or with fives. And because of that, ultimately, Steve Steve believes the hell resolution will not work. The petition submitted by local nonprofit save Austin now to get the camping ban. Recent. It has been certified by the city of Austin. 20,000 signatures are needed to get The issue on the ballot this May and city clerk's unit, Goodall says 26,103 signatures have been validated on the eve of Austin's vote to purchase the Candlewood Suites Hotel for homeless housing, which will happen today, Residents and business owners have rallied together again to call in the city to postpone similar to what Williamson County commissioners have expressed this week. Protesters say the city snuck this in quickly without transparency. Bianca Rodriguez talked to CBS Austin. That's fun, something that's in the non residential area that's actually going to provide mental health, the rehabilitation services for these individuals, almost 2500 people have signed an online petition in opposition. But despite the push back, the plan does appear to have plenty of support on the city Council diets. Georgetown State Senator Charles Shorter is waiting into this debate over the Candlewood Suites hotel. He talked to Fox seven. He to, he says the Austin City Council is not addressing homelessness properly and should not be shipping its problems. Upto Williamson County I'm gonna get.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"So coming up tomorrow, the city of Boston is expected to vote on the purchase of a hotel in what I am, saying County to house the homeless and Williamson County Commissioners Court is now asking the City Council To delay that vote for 180 days after never being notified about this purchase on that will impact their county directly. The city of Boston kind of kept it on the on the low down and never said a word. Judge Bill Gravel of Williamson County says, Let me remind you we have not been officially notified by the city of Boston is Williamson County judge him deeply disappointed that somebody did not communicate with this court prior to the decision that they've made I'll be honest with you. I think I think his words every kind of weak I kind of I kind of would appreciate if you got a little more, you know, Agitated by its right. Oh, yeah, about to put other about to put a homeless shelter in your county. Now he has everybody every every right to be absolutely irate, Outraged. You know, he could be losing his his mind right now and be justified. Well, thank God for trial. What do you see in County Commissioner Valerie Cov who tipped off Williamson County commissioners on this and yes, So they're calling for a delay 180 days, and it doesn't look like the City Council's gonna pay any attention to it whatsoever. The Pecan Park neighborhood is now taking it upon themselves to stop the Austin City Council for voting on this side of tomorrow, and Scott Carson. He's a pecan park resident, he says. Friday night. We started a petition. We have 1 1500 names, which should tell you that, you know there's a lot of people concerned about this. In the immediate area. Business owners nearby to the candle board seats, the sweets. They voice their concerns about it as well. Okay, but let's let's just be real here. The reality of the situation Yes, the homeless or human beings, and we need to be compassionate. I got that. Let me be real about this. Let's just the cold, hard facts here. I sat yesterday at the intersection here. North Band Service Road, a 35 at run bird. They're doing construction there, so I had to sit there longer. There's a homeless camp right there right there. I mean, they were. They were 15 ft. Away from a I sat there and watched Todd I saw stuff going on there. I saw people arguing. I saw people pushing each other. I saw some some other stuff going on. That looked very, very questionable. It was not how the average human being interacts with other average human beings. By any stretch of the imagination way. Know what condition? These people are our living in? No. I'm not talking about the condition. I'm talking about how they act, how they interact with other people. They cannot be in that. That that that that hotel because it's too close to businesses and to close toe residential areas. It's not safe. It is what it is. Yes, they're human beings. Yes, we want him house, but they can't be that close to regular society. It is what it is pretty interesting. You know, they promised that the neighborhood will be safe around the Candlewood suites. But they can't even put lights up on the U. T drag. No So their words kind of fall flat. Kathy Tetovo represents District nine. I don't think I've ever heard her say a word about lights on the U. T drag that this city of Boston proper for these students live mostly young people had another sexual assault this week, and I had a syriza of them. In the in the U T drag area. It's just so frustrating that they promised to keep the neighborhood safe around the Candlewood Suites in northwest Austin. When the canary in the coal mine they can't even change light bulbs to light the area up well, and in the mobile lights you're talking about which work on Ah, generator. Maybe that's not whether maybe that's why they're not doing it because they make noise. Oi! Get out, which is the worst problem. People dying, I guess. Listen in business news, a Texas husband and wife, they fell victims to one of those executive orders from you. Abide. And Christine and David Dickerson there from Frank's in Texas. They both lost their jobs at the Keystone XL pipeline would bite and signed that executive order to stop the work. The husband and wife they were on Fox last night. I feel pretty good trade by I mean, we quit counted on this 10 minutes for the last eight months. Like I said, we've been off that long. We knew we were gonna have a job to go to or we thought we were going to have a job to get it, too. Aside with depleted our savings pretty much and We're just looking for the next step, man. Well, and I don't know the answers they declined to have. They're not gonna come and save us from all saying we're saving mean industry. We're saving the environment and taking care of that, But everybody needs to realize. It's a good thought, but it's not a well thought out plan. They haven't I haven't got it perfect enough. We're still dependent on fossil fuel. We're gonna use this crude all no matter what, where they're gonna buy it still coming in here from Canada. It's gonna be shipped by rail while these people are protests in the pipelines. Just try and drive and probably think the same town there in or live in this ship in the old South right now, that's exactly and patting each other on the back for it. But they're not doing anything but making the world a little less safe..
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"That. I'm not. I don't want to knock him because again, I think I think, Todd. I think he's been an excellent governor. I really do. And if he runs again, I will vote for him again. I really will. What if there's a better republished Dan Crenshaw once it runs, and then we'll have another another sexual You think of it. A Greg Abbott is Defeat a bill by a rock. Yes, he absolutely is, But I think on his own, he's been. He's been a really, really good governor. But I've also thought that he would be an excellent president, and some should be taken seriously as a presidential candidate. That is until last night. Until I show him at the podium. You just didn't see the gravy toss and a commanding presence. I think he was uncomfortable just being there by himself versus Front of an audience. I thinking too much about have done better. Maybe he's thinking too much about how to deliver a message, THX since he's trying to tap into that great Perry, that Texans think he overthought it. He overthought it last night, and I was like, Come on, break out of that break out of that any okay? I got you. I got it Did at the end there. Scott is on the tide of Don show this morning. Hey, Scott. God, they all doing that. All right. What's going on? Quick question since, uh should we at the state continue building the wall or that kind of done. It's not really our responsibility, is it? I mean, that's shouldn't be our It's a federal responsibility. But I hear what you say. Could we? I think we could, couldn't we You want to know what we know? It's not gonna be federal. No, I'm not gonna continue assault one on its way as a state. Good boat and continued building. Yeah, I don't know. Yeah, it sounds like you want to Scott. Yeah. I mean, wait till it worked. I'm down here and burn it. We had We lost 200 employees building thing. Yeah, on a lot of those guys were good, good friends of mine. That's just that's just one more reason. I would love it. The water continue. I got what you say. Let me let me a little bit more about that front. You're the first person I've actually heard even throw that out there. 51283605 90 toll free 8775905525 Today. Williamson County commissioners what time they get together right about now? Actually, they will be presenting an idea to delay the purchase of that second hotel in District six in Austin. You know this homeless hotel the mayor wants, and Greg Cason wants eyes in District six, Northwest Austin, the Candlewood Suites. It's in the city of Boston proper, but it's also in what do you Said County and Williamson County was never included in the discussions on this. It snuck up on what I am saying County. Yeah, which is unthinkable to me that our City Council wouldn't wouldn't consider that they know they've been considering this for about a year and a half. That's right. That's right behind closed doors. They either chose to ignore it, or they really didn't know the actual situation there. And if they didn't know the actual situation, that's that's kind of That's really unfortunate. Well that zone into the way it's unfortunate Williamson County commissioners today may vote to delay the purchase of that hotel 180 days, and it's just a request. I don't think they can actually stop them unless they follow lawsuit. If you think about it, the city of Boston is taking that off the tax rolls for Williamson County as well. Well, um I again? I hear by hotel and I just go dead inside because I don't know what that means. I don't know what what? What The result of that is going to be We don't have any. They provided. No examples of that. I should not. Should not have to go try to find those myself. They should come to us and say Here's what we did. Here's what we accomplished and here's how we did it, and here's what we're doing going forward, and this is how we will reach the goal goal for it's just we buy. We bought hotels, and they expect all of us ago. Thank God God, I think there is a nor there's an element out there that they think now that we bought a hotel. All of the people they get sent to that hotel are gonna be on the path to success and independence in a job and you know, buying a car and buying a home And that's just not the case. No. And these these to change these people situation. First of all it has they gotta want to change inside unless there so mentally ill that they think their situation right now is perfect. Uh, it's long term man. It's not just a week or two and a hotel and they'll get some therapy here in there and maybe a handful of pills to I don't know and expect things to change its along to this. It's got to be a long term thing. Listen, the Biden administration wants a $1.9 trillion stimulus package. The Republicans are proposing a 6 $618 billion package, and, uh And we'll update you on all of that. 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"Show is on here. Join the conversation at 51283605 90. Now you are tired of dying. Welcome back Todd Jeffries. And don Prior. We want to begin with a question and we'll just throw that out there and you could you could call in our text any time at 51283605 90. Name one accomplishment of President Joe Biden so far in his new administration, he's the 46 president. What is he accomplished So far? I'm not seeing anything out there in the twitterverse or anywhere on social media, where progressive lefties are bragging about the accomplishments of their presidents. Really? What has he done so far? Is he Is he done anything? To make you excited. Does he done anything to make you happy? Because the only thing I've seen Rose really, so far that he's eliminated her cut his jobs in the oil and gas industry. And if you're into that, well, then you're a very happy person. So if you'd like to see employed people go away. Yes. So what? You just told the question out there. What accomplishments has he made so far? 1st 10 days or so it is 904. You could jump in at 51283605 90 capacity restrictions loosen for businesses. Following this downward trend and hospitalizations. That's good. That's good, right? That's good news, even even though they still have to socially distance inside these restaurants, which means they had to eliminate tables, so the 75% is not really 75%. That they had pre pandemic for smaller restaurants and businesses. That's not going to meet me just to help a lot now. Also on the table. The Austin City Council considers the purchase of as the local news outlets call it a second hotel, which is not true, because we bought a couple of more early last year. Second one this year. I guess they're at the You know the Candlewood Suites in northwest Austin in District six, and I think it could be delayed tomorrow. Williamson County commissioners have an agenda item where basically they're going to pot. Simply put it on hold calling for a 180 Day delay, if you will, because it is a city of Boston proper, but it's in Williamson County and the city of Boston never reached out to Williamson County on this issue. That's a big deal that zone unthinkable deal actually for them to go into it that sloppily and not realize what Or maybe they did completely realize what they were dealing with. There is far as you know, Look at the map. Look, figure out what the reality is, in the fact that they did not really even go to the residents around. This was just dumped on them. And of course, the residents down business owners as well are standing up and they did over the weekend. Well, what's pretty interesting about this whole deal about buying these two hotels? This has been in the making. We learned from some of these now that some of the documents have been released that it's been the making for about a year and a half, keeping it secret for about a year and a half now. There you go. That's that's on the table. Also getting word that the Leander I s D is experiencing some Internet issues. So it Z. It's affecting virtual classes right now in the league and Uriah stay, okay. I got a wife I issue I guess. I'm panicking parents right now. Well, I mean, yeah. Yeah, e mean, I went, Yeah, that might that slows things down for sure. No problem. Now come back when you get a chance, Go to the tide of Don show Facebook page. We posted the story there earlier this morning. The group's save Austin Now they are on a mission. Say Boston. Now it's a nonpartisan educational nonprofit made up of organizations concerned citizens and a demanding a thorough and independent audit of the city spending on homeless programs, especially housing facilities that they purchased since July. The first of 2019 when the camping ordinance is, you know, took effect. This should include, and you know Information commission related to, uh, property purchases and sales. Yeah, The group say Boston now is calling for a full audit of homeless expenditures now the citywide on it because the voters already said they didn't want that, But But they do want a full audit of how much money we've spent on homeless issues where it's gone. And what are the results of that money? Oh, yeah, absolutely totally 100% justified. I You know how much of this ghost I assume the arches part part of where this money goes, but food tents. What? What? What? What? What am I paying for counseling on rehab? I don't know. I I really want to break down because remember the city told us they were doing all these homeless initiatives and changing the ordinances of buying the shelters because They wanted to prevent people from using up. All of the resource is at a P D fire and a local hospitals. That's that's what they told us right right well and to really see Any true payoff from all of this money Somehow, some way it has to address the root cause of homelessness. That has to be part of this deal, right? Otherwise we're just going to keep spending more and more and more, and we just kind of maintain it, Foster it and ultimately also bring more people here to the city of Boston who are homeless because they hear of all the money that we spend. We keep missing, But it's got to be more than just keeping these folks comfortable. Yes, for sure. No, I get it. I understand that. Yeah, and I know that That throwing money at the root cause of homelessness. Is, you know, we're never going to get rid of drug addiction. We're not. We're going to get rid of of, you know, whatever situation in the household led to this or whatever The cause is divorce. In some cases, losing a job, you know the causes air or are just so many But somehow some way some of this money has to somehow go in that direction. You want to see some progress? That's a legitimate Yeah. Could've, I guess, summed it up with that. What's the return on your investment? One of the results. Are we winning in this war against homeless? Not an unrealistically request. I just, You know, once they do get the hotel's up and running in there full of people that are homeless. Yeah. One of these people going to do day today? That's a very good question. Because you know, idle hands idle time. You know, you get yourself in trouble when you got nothing to do out there. That's right. You know, they got to have.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"It done there. 26 13 South Amar! Oh, Always good. Tail VJ news time 7 30 Good morning. I'm Mark Caesar. This update is brought to you by Sinus and snoring specialists. In another sign that things were improving. Local businesses are now cleared under Governor Abbotts order to resume operations at 75%. That's because the number of covert hospitalizations has remained under 15% for more than a week, Mayor Steve Adler says. We need to continue the mo mentum kids that are coming back to school and greater numbers. Now we need to be over this Stay in that Even though restaurants can increase capacity, many say they do not have the seating space to expand beyond 50% in Williamson County bars are allowed to open at 50%. An estimated 200 people turned up over the weekend to protest Austin's plan to buy the Candlewood Suites hotel and use it for housing for the homeless. Charles Cross lives nearby, he tells Fox seven. The cost of $9.5 million is too high and the location is all wrong Hotels. All over Austin. That would be perfect in the cost of a fraction of what this one will be on. You could put the homeless there and they're not gonna bother anybody in a nice residential neighborhood within 700 people have signed a petition opposing that purchase. Mayor Steve Adler has indicated the City Council will vote to buy it despite the pushback. Williamson County commissioners may express their opposition to that purchase on the commissioner's court agenda this week is item 44 asking Austin to delay the purchase of the Candlewood Suites on Picon part for 180 days. It's not just that hotel, though, but rather any property under consideration for lease or purchase to house, the homeless and Williamson County. The agenda says the city of Austin has considered this for two years and hasn't provided sufficient information to county commissioners. Our concern is the county has no way of knowing what impact these facilities may have. The city's boat was delayed last week, but the county says a one week delay is just not enough. Patrick Osborne NewsRadio Kale, BJ former president. Trump has a new legal team for his trial in the Senate defense lawyer David Showing is a frequent legal commentator, and Bruce Castor is a former D A in Pennsylvania, who faced criticism for not charging Bill Cosby in a 2004 sexual encounter. Trump, who had a high profile legal team for his first impeachment trial, has struggled to hire and retain lawyers willing to represent him against charges. He incited the deadly ride at the U. S. Capitol, which happened when a mob of loyalists stormed Congress as lawmakers met January 6 to certify Joe Biden's win. I'm Julie Walker. President Biden will meet with Republican senators to talk about their stimulus plan. 10 GOP senator said the president a letter urging him to keep negotiating amid an impasse over his $1.9 trillion plan, which Republicans say is simply too expensive and sends money to those who don't need it. They're pitching spending roughly a third of that about 600 billion His spokeswoman says The president's invited the group to the White House early this week for what she calls off full exchange of views. 7 33 and K. L B J Here's Austin's on time traffic with Isaac Cresta. We're seeing reports of Iraq on I 35 North bound that stabs me lane that's backing up traffic all the way to slaughter Lane and we're still seeing heavy congestion.
"williamson county" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Six and CBS. Austin was out there with AH large group of people protest in yesterday afternoon protesters speaking out days before Austin City Council will vote on the purchase of Candlewood Suites. Second hotel for the homeless. There are parts of town. They're ideal for this kind of a thing, but this isn't it. Candlewood Suites is located in Northwest Austin next to other businesses, including a restaurant, the owner of Frida Seafood Girl says she'll have to consider relocating her business after 18 years. If this deal goes through a lot of my custom already told me they're not coming because Homeless this'll scare because there have a lot of older here's for me for my restaurant. Candlewood Suites currently shares a parking lot with another hotel. Hampton and Sweets can't even imagine what this will do for their business. If all of our businesses are gonna lose revenue just if it's losing its city, taking responsibility that they will bridge the gap with the loss of revenue residents in a nearby neighborhood. Want to know why Austin City Council chose this hotel. Say housing the homeless in this hotel is unsafe for the community. There are houses all around here, and people love to walk. Their dogs ride bikes with their Children. And they're not going to be able to do that safely. Mackenzie Kelly District six, Austin City Council member admits the city hasn't been transparent about this purchase. This hotel in particular to my knowledge will be used for permanent, supportive housing for individuals experiencing homelessness that are disabled, and in that regard there will be controlled access to the hotel. There will be a front desk operators, security and fencing along the property. Kelly says. There will be a town hall on Wednesday at 6:30 P.m. to discuss the purchase of the Hotel City Council will vote on the purchase of this hotel on Thursday. Reporting live. Lindsay Regas, CBS Austin News, All right, There you go. Thank you. CBS Austin News so that Z latest now I've gotten word that there's an agenda item of the Williamson County Commissioners Court for tomorrow morning that asked for this to be delayed for 180 days. This is in the city of Boston proper. But it's in Williamson County, and apparently the Austin City Council never reached out to Williamson County. So they're they're asking for a 180 day delay, which would push it beyond that may vote to Rio, You know, bring back the homeless ordinance, Wouldn't it be pretty interesting? Yeah. No, I mean, you know, as you know, this mayor is hell bent on getting some more hotels for the homeless that about And I think he wants a dozen of them. And once at least at least 10 1 in each district. Can you imagine there's a lot of planning got planned some activities. You gotta be entertainment. Some menu items things like that, right? In fact, I met there. You know, you gotta have a social director. If you're gonna have These. This many people kind of like Julie on the love boat. Exactly. Ship Director, the entertainment director. You've got to keep people busy. So fine. I found out some of the activities that they're gonna have it. These homeless hotel. Come on. No said, get land active. Gonna be a lot of fun. First of all they're going to have a thing weekly is called DT Night since you're not gonna be able to drink or drug at the hotel's Whoever has the worst withdrawal shakes gets a $25 gift card to Twin Lickers. Hey, we're gonna think Whole story night. I want to speak story night. Whoever going tell their life story without somewhere in the story saying, my old lady or my old man or there just ain't no work out there, brother around the edges. There just ain't work. No work out there, brother. If you do it without saying that you went to extra nights at the hotel as I go from from from party to party, nothing call most creative panhandling, so whoever can write their sign without ending it by saying, God bless gets a box of free sharpies five days of exclusive access to premium panhandling locations across town. That's great. Speed smoking night. Now, what is that speed smoking? First has spoken. Entire pack in 30 minutes, will while they get high praise is what they get No right now. Within homeless tradition, each cigarette needs to be smoked right down to the filter. Sure. Highest number wins to the point where I burned your finger right? Here is one of my favorite urine stream appreciation night. Low life. E don't know what that is. But I went to camp longest urine stream with the highest arc Wednesday years. What are you talking about? Now? The top gun show. Uh, all right, folks, There's more to come by the way. 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Texas county drops suit against sheriff over filming patrols
"The embattled lame duck sheriff and Williams and County has one less thing to worry about. Now that live PD suit against him has been dropped. Williamson County commissioners had sued Republican Sheriff Robert showed E for making a deal with the producers of the now defunct reality TV series Life PD Without their permission. Yesterday, commissioners voted unanimously to drop the suit on the advice of county attorneys. Because Jodi agreed to abide by cease and desist order. Live PD was canceled two days after the Statesman reported crews were filming tonight. Unarmed black man Harvey, her Ambler was killed by Wilko deputies that footage was destroyed and showed he was indicted for evidence tampering charges he
Texas sheriff indicted after probe into Black man's death
"A Texas sheriff is facing criminal charges in connection with the death of a black man that ended up being filmed by a police reality TV series Williamson County sheriff Robert Chody was released shortly after posting bond he faces a third degree felony rap as part of the investigation into the death of habia Ambler who died after a traffic stop in Austin Texas that stop was filmed by the reality TV show live PD the sheriff is charged with destroying or concealing video connected to amber's death if convicted he could get up to ten years in prison and he never aired the video because it involved the death and it destroyed the food it just says once an investigation cleared the officers involved however another probe is looking into the use of force than employees death I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
Texas sheriff charged with evidence tampering in Black man's death
"Charges of evidence tampering for a Texas sheriff in connection with the death of an African American man. Williamson County, Texas, Sheriff Robert showed he has been indicted on charges he destroyed or concealed a video of an investigation into the death of a black man in police custody last year back in June. Prosecutors said they were looking into possible evidence tampering in the incident. 40 year old Javier or Ambler, died in March of 2019. After sheriff's deputies repeatedly you stun guns on him as a yelled he was sick and could not breathe Authorities. They're also looking at possible excessive use of force in his
Texas opens up COVID-19 testing to asymptomatic cases
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Tennessee - Williamson County receiving 500 coronavirus test kits a day for first responders
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Austin school district extends campus closures to April 13, could go longer
"J. Austin school district is closed until April thirteenth and A. I. S. D. says parents should be prepared that that might be extended governor Greg Abbott says there's not a lot of difference between his state wide orders and some of these local orders the governor says there's really only one major difference between his executive order addressing the corona virus pandemic in local shelter in place orders like the one Travis and Williamson counties are now under the fairly consistent with my executive order with one exception my executive order allows people together and groups of no more than ten the governor says the bottom line in both orders is for people to stay home and only have a central business is open with the same goal of slowing the spread of the
18 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee
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Senator Marsha Blackburn Speaks About The Corona virus And Election Security
"So much what a pivot to to a senator Marsha Blackburn who is joining us and she is a Republican from Tennessee and senator Blackburn thank you so much I know that you have not only been coping with this issue with regards to cook at nineteen but of course in your home state you have got a lot of people that are hurting and regrettably that are that are making funeral preparations at this hour and for that you have our deepest condolences well thank you for that and we appreciate the condolences and prayers and Tennessee is the volunteer state and I will tell you yesterday when I was out and out Wilson county Davidson county Putnam County which has been the hardest hit to see all the volunteers that showed up to help and volunteers in the churches that are coming around these families who are now planning funerals and in the midst of homes being destroyed in businesses being destroyed they are standing with these families and helping them get through a time of just deep deep grief and sorrow as they have lost homes and livelihoods and have lost these precious lives and are experiencing that grief senator Blackburn I was reading about to that there was a young couple the husband wife and a child all three of whom perished invests in that storm system those that tornado outbreak I mean you're talking about a generation of of a of a family that is just been eliminated and and how the how other members of family cope with that to me is just a it's a grief that I pray none of us ever know that **** well you're exactly right and to see these families and in the midst of this grief they're out searching for even a picture something from that family that they can use as they go through the process of remembering and the sadness fear the children that have died in this is the children that are hospitalized right now with injuries and the numbers that are hospitalized and have the injuries and Putnam County with eighteen deaths that are there it's just devastating and you look at this area of Baxter which is right outside of Cookeville Tennessee there in Putnam County is a community of about twelve hundred people and they've got a hundred and twenty five homes and businesses that no longer exist they're gone it is a field of rubble and it is just it is just devastating and there's they were using one building that was standing as kind of their command center there was a another market that was still standing one down the road was totally gone gas pumps market everything gets a sign of it anybody's ever walk to the this scene after a tornado it's it'll take your breath away the damage in Maine yeah I've been in war zones hurricanes tornadoes and I have never seen anything like this and are you satisfied help senator of Blackburn are you satisfied with the federal response thus far I have you been in contact with the trump White House I have been in touch with the president with the White House I was on the ground yesterday with the regional administrator for FEMA a team of which is the Tennessee emergency management association has a website set up it is T. 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I. individuals can go there and get information on how they access help but the governor in Tennessee is doing a good job we'll have the president on the ground tomorrow people are looking forward to having him there so that he can see firsthand so we're talking to sue us senator Marsha Blackburn and senator we saw also that your that the Tennessee governor had held a news conference this morning saying that Tennessee has the first confirmation of cold hit nineteen as well also from middle Tennessee talk about adding insult to injury as you guys are coping with the tornado damage you're also dealing with this covert nineteen outbreak that is correct in the state health department I had the confirmation on this case yesterday it is a forty four year old male he lives in Williamson County which is right outside of Nashville that Sir Brentwood Franklin area I he had attended an international conference which was held in the United States after he returned home he did not feel well so eventually as his system and his symptoms worsened he decided to go to take medical care and that is when he was tested and he is quarantined at home with his family now we we have seen some of the measures in places like China some of the European measures when it comes to this slowing the spread of cove it nineteen and and some other areas are taking pretty significant measures that we have not yet taken here in the United States one of which being the the UK government announcing that they're going to pay for people's sick leave from day one if they self quarantine image can you imagine every single taxpayer being on the hook for everybody's staying home from work in a two week or more self quarantine one one of the things I think said and we're receiving regular updates Dr sale team is doing a tremendous job N. ambassador Burke of leading the effort working with the vice president who is handling this they are very thoughtful they are getting information to us they are transferring information to your state and local health authorities and I certainly believe that the reason you have seen a slower spread here in the U. S. then you have in other countries it is because of the actions the president took immediately on restricting travel from China the restrictions have since placed on Italy and on South Korea analysts say also the actions that are being taken by many companies I know many companies are now placing our travel restrictions on individuals until we know more about the incubation time the covet nineteen and on the the symptoms how long the disease last things of that nature some people are are of the of the mindset senator Blackburn that the corona virus outbreak could have an effect on the the upcoming presidential election of the presidential nominating process though with with Bernie Sanders now out and he was or or at least seemingly mathematically out I don't wanna say these out loud but seemingly mathematically out it will I I would have thought he would have done better on super Tuesday as he is the man who is advocating for universal health care and that would be something that that some supporters of Bernie Sanders think would help when it comes to the outbreak of of the corona virus are are you surprised that or or are you concerned that the corona virus could have an effect on the process of electing our next president I I don't think that it will I think that knowing Tennesseans and I think many Americans are like them and they feel that our country three is when you look at the issues of security whether it is economic security national security border security and access to services like healthcare and making certain that we are addressing issues like the environment with clean air clean water that many of the stepsisters ministration have take has taken our steps in the right direction and they are pleased with that and people are going to go to the polls they are going to vote for Donald Trump it looks like it is said to senator Marsha Blackburn a Republican from Tennessee and I I wanted to kind of learn the last question here Fauria switch topics kind of a hard pivot here one of your colleague senator Marco Rubio left a video message on his Twitter page last night let me just play a portion of this you can see what he's advocating here and I'll get your reaction things
Wedding guests in Texas rescued from rising floodwater
"In Texas wasn't rain down. They were flooded out from the rapidly rising. San Gabriel river guests had camped out in our visa intense writing waiting for Saturday's wedding ceremony. The father of the group says the water came up so quickly. There was no time to escape were camping out down there too intense, and they had to rescue some people from top of the cars rather cars got Rauch down the river. The Williamson county sheriff's office began receiving calls in the early hours of Saturday. Asking for water rescues some guests had to climb trees to escape water. This
Trump says U.S., EU working towards "zero" tariffs on industrial goods
"Commission come to an agreement entree avoiding a further escalation of, trade tensions the president said the European Union would now by more soybeans liquefied natural gas from the US. And both sides said they would. Work to eliminate tariffs on industrial goods this is, why we agreed today first of all to work together toward zero tariffs zero non-tariff barriers and zero subsidies Or non auto industrial goods in addition existing. Tariff plans will now be put on hold while the steel and, aluminum tariffs that President Trump imposed earlier this year will now be reexamined toxins. John Tucker at the White House, secretary of state Mike Pompeo, facing tough questions from senators this afternoon he was quizzed about the president's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Trump believes that too great nuclear powers should not have they contentious relationship second meeting between the president and Putin put. Off until next year. A federal judge. Rejecting a, bid by, President Trump to dismiss lawsuits accusing him of accepting gifts from foreign, and state governments through his Washington hotel. FOX's Grenell Scott, has this live Lisa federal judge says Maryland, and the district of Columbia can move forward with a suit alleging that the president used his Trump International. Hotel in DC to take foreign. Payments such a practice without congressional permission would run, afoul of the constitutions emoluments clause Such a suit, could mean the president's financial records including is not before seeing income taxes could. Be subpoenaed a Justice department spokesman, insists the case should be dismissed he says gee DOJ is reviewing the ruling decide next steps which could include seeking reversal before an appeals court Lisa thanks Cornell Wall Street at the close the Dow gained one seventy two Fox News fair and balanced KLBJ news time. Five oh two good afternoon I'm Eric like I'm this news a. Service of Financial Engines Williamson county sheriff's office working at a fevered, pitch to press animal cruelty charges after. Finding fourteen dead dogs, cats and birds at northwest Georgetown property Robert showed he says the home the animals, were founded was in such horrible condition they had to bring. In has man teams to, seize them, altogether officers. Brought in fifty three animals from the property right now those animals. Are in our custody and there's an arrest warrant times fifteen counts. For cruelty. To non lifestyle cruel. Confinement Jodi says the homeowner was in the hospital for a few days before, they were called in but adds that does not explain. Some of the dead animals they found in Williamson county. John cooling, NewsRadio, KLBJ it doesn't appear a legal solution to the issue of migrant families being separated at the. Border, is coming out of. The US Senate anytime soon KLBJ's Chris FOX reports, the US, Senate has reject To partisan. Bills on the matter Texas Senator John Cornyn the majority whip doesn't believe a bipartisan solution is possible he supported a. Republican Bill that would allow families, to be, detained together. While they, work their way through the court system I believe, we need to keep families together also we need to enforce the law in some cases what that means, is we need to detain people in. A safe and secure, place he'd, also called for more immigration judges to speed up. The process the Democrats version honored the Flora's settlement which places. Restrictions on how long children can be detained at the capitol Chris. FOX News Radio KLBJ through the end of twenty twenty one qualified, veterans will be allowed to drive on. Area toll roads free, of charge the program will begin in November but as CTRM as John Langmore says, it will lead to a lot of laws e to a. Lot of laws e to, a lot, of loss. To a lot of lost revenue for the mobility over eight years. That would be fourteen point three million dollars CTRM as hoping to. State legislature. Will step in and. Fund this program but if That doesn't happen the program will be allowed to expire in veterans would then be charged to drive on toll roads once again police say someone found a dead body this. Morning downtown Austin officer destiny Winston said it was in the eight o'clock hour in the seventeen hundred block of east. Fifth street April The scene is being investigated by homicide detectives KLBJ news. Time, five oh. Four take a look at Austin's on time traffic brought to you by Thomas J Henry, injury attorneys in round rock. Hyundai here's Melinda. Brand plenty of congestion out there on all the, freeways and if you're headed south on thirty five right around Runberg, lane actually just passed. It we've got a rack or a stalled vehicle that's taking up the right. Lane so it's causing a slight. Delay we also have a wreck of run three sixty northbound at cedar, street and we're looking at solid delays all the way back past plus call lane and a a collision of riverside drive eastbound at willow creek Dr Melinda Bryant with on time traffic and a. Live look at your KLBJ radar. Weather watch with staff. Meteorologist Bob Larsen is going to be so bad here. Tomorrow the hamming ozone action day That's what happens when you. Have an extended heat wave very. Little flow and, the atmosphere not much wind in the ozone pollutants. Build up and fortunately that's the. Case at this point mostly clear sky tonight low seventy five deals sunshine tomorrow and Friday a. Little bit hazy and very definitely hot item are one hundred two high Friday what a, one for..
Trump on Democrats calling to abolish ICE: "I love that issue"
"Radio ko bj i'm robert wood topping austin's news president trump sat down with fox's maria barreda romo burn interview that will air on her show sunday morning futures discussing recent call from some democratic politicians to abolish the us immigrations and customs enforcement service you get rid of ice you're gonna have a country that you're going to be afraid to walk out of your house i love that issue if they could actually do that seventy one year old brian motorists was seriously injured after he was struck by a bullet that accidentally discharged from a rifle that a man was cleaning and a nearby home the suspect in the fatal shooting of eighteen year old davin gross has been arrested twentyfouryearold stanley earl pates is in williamson county jail charged with killing earlier this week the klbj radar weather watch midseventies overnight near one hundred tomorrow i'm robert would get news on demand newsradio klbj dot com join what are you get.
Live Audio: Police press conference on search for Waffle House shooter
"Right now from awful house tremendous law enforcement presence in this immediate area late yesterday the police department was informed by a citizen from another county that while he was traveling in the area of i twenty four and old hickory boulevard near the truck stops of america he came across a laptop case a soft laptop case the citizen saw just laying there in the grass picked it up took it home with him to the other county when he got home last night and opened it up he saw that there was a handwritten identification card with the name travis ryan king in the bag now our intelligence information tells us that ryan king was in that immediate area on saturday night at this juncture we don't know if that laptop case wound up at i twenty four not boulevard prior to the shooting or after the shooting nevertheless when the search is completed of this immediate area and it's being done very carefully by grits when the searches conduct is completed here it will be extended beyond high twenty four not boulevard if ryan king is still in the woods he's been there now for more than twenty four hours and at some point he's going to have to try to come out for food or water so the law enforcement presence is continuing significantly we would urge citizens not just in this area but also down to the county line and beyond the i twenty four boulevard area west of i twenty four degree boulevard to also be vigilant we've talked to lamar advertising today and very soon electronic billboards will be going up throughout the region with ron kings photograph urging persons to call in if they see him questions metro nashville police spokesman dan don aaron there have been no confirmed sightings of him so we don't know where he is if he it is possible that he has left the area we just don't know he did steal a car last week we have been in contact with the brentwood police department in williamson county it is our understanding that last tuesday he drove his pickup truck to near a bmw dealership in brentwood parked it at a storage facility walked to the bmw dealership inquired about purchasing bmw when the sales associate asked for his identification he refused to give it but had the fall of the key fob for bmw automobile and stole the car from the dealership brentwood police reports that they found the vehicle as he was driving it and engaged in a pursuit during rush hour because of all of the vehicles on the road at that time and the fact that this vehicle had gps capability and could be tracked the pursuit was discontinued by the brentwood police department and later that evening the vehicle was recovered from ryan kings apartment complex but i would hasten to add that they had no idea who the man was he wouldn't give any identification there was no clue whatsoever of his name but due to the gps tracking the vehicle that bmw was recovered on tuesday from that apartment complex you got the faulk and the pop from the ocean became i would defer to the brentwood police department on the specifics or the bmw dealership that card nothing to do with this cover that's correct he stole the car on tuesday and due to the gps capability was recovered tuesday
Boko Haram returns Nigerian kidnapped schoolgirls
"The yen is at one zero six point two nine and bitcoin is up one and a half percent straight ahead we have the latest world and national news and this is bloomberg thank you karen five thirty three on wall street police were apparently closing in on a bombing suspect in austin overnight bloomberg's michael barr now with breaking news on what happened next greg very much bob now according to unconfirmed local reports the suspect in a string of bombings in texas has capital city killed himself with an explosive device as the thirties closed in on early this morning just north of austin according to local police authorities identified a suspect in the past twenty four hours based largely on information gained after police said the suspect shipped an explosive device from next door in southwest austin that evidence reportedly included security video authorities relied on cell phone technology to trace the suspect to hotel in williamson county again that's all two unconfirmed local reports new york city passed closed public schools as the areas preparing for another major snowstorm the areas under a winter weather warning new york mayor bill de blasio says the storm is expected to intensify throughout the day right now the estimates are as much as twelve to fifteen inches of snow and that could include intense snow during the hours of school there could also be high wind gusts in some areas boko haram militants have free nigerian schoolgirls in the town where they were abducted about a month ago in two thousand fourteen boko haram abducted two hundred seventy six schoolgirls and about one hundred have never returned to their families boko haram also issued an ominous warning to the parents of nigerian schoolgirls don't ever put your daughters in school again the us state department says it's no surprise that russian president vladimir putin was reelected state department spokeswoman heather nauert says some people in russia were paid to turn out to vote she says opposition leaders were intimidated or jailed yesterday president trump called putin to congratulate him global news twenty four hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than one hundred twenty countries i'm michael barr this is bloomberg bob thank you sir that brings us to five thirty five on wall street's now bloomberg nbc sports update brought to you by landroverparamus the land rover owned the adventure sales event right now at landroverparamus four or five south new jersey seventeen landroverparamus dot com.