Thursday, February 7, 2008

What a difference a day makes

My wife had been very busy today (we had some plumbing issues in our front bathroom), so she had never had a chance to turn the news on.

So I updated her about the Los Angeles SWAT activity, the Romney withdrawl, and the Kirkwood, Missouri City Hall shooting.

Oh, if you haven't heard about that yet, I heard a brief mention on KNX radio in Los Angeles, then confirmed it via tweets from @stltoday.

The latest (note that this link is constantly being updated as the story develops):

An armed man walked into a Kirkwood city council meeting Thursday night and shot several people, including the at least one police officer, the city’s mayor and several council members.

A correspondent for the Post-Dispatch who was attending said the 7 p.m. meeting had just started — the mayor was starting the meeting just after the Pledge of Allegiance — when the man rushed into the council chambers yelling and began opening fire with at least one weapon. She identified the man as Charles Lee "Cookie" Thornton, a man she knows from covering the council.

And I didn't even have a chance to tell my wife about the illegal immigration raid in Van Nuys:

U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement says more than 100 agents have raided a printer supply manufacturer in the suburb of Van Nuys as part of a criminal search warrant filed under seal.

ICE spokeswoman Virginia Kice says the raid at the offices of Micro Solutions Enterprises began around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. She says it's expected to lead to several arrests of current and former employees on criminal charges of providing fraudulent information in order to obtain employment.

Busy day, isn't it?

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