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News to Go: November 16, 2017

(IMG:WPMI){ }News to Go: November 16, 2017

In this morning's news to go:

  • A bipartisan group of senators are close to a deal on legislation that would improve background checks for gun sales, according to reports from NBC News. The bill, crafted by Senators John Cornyn from Texas, and Chris Murphy from Connecticut, would make states strengthen the national instant criminal background check system. It would ensure all background check information is uploaded. An official announcement is expected later today
  • AL.com is reporting at least three new allegations of misconduct were reported Wednesday, now bringing the total to eight. One allegation was by Tina Johnson, who said moore groped her during a 1991 meeting in his law office when she was 28 and Moore was married. According to the Washington Post and AL.com all of the other reported encounters happened between 1977 and 1982 when Moore was in his early 30's and an attorney in Etowah County.
  • A Grand Bay man accused of murdering and sexually assaulting his 9 month old daughter. Christopher Conway was booked into the Montgomery County, Tennessee jail on a $100,000 bond. Police were called to his Tennessee home Tuesday and performed CPR on the child. The child was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
  • The only hospital in Mobile providing psychiatric care abruptly announced it will no longer treat patients under the age of 65. In a letter intercepted by NBC 15, Mobile Infirmary's president cites a significant increase in the geriatric patient population and that it will only be servicing those patients, which do receive Medicare. Now, AltaPointe will be the only providers of in-patient treatment for those not accepted by Mobile Infirmary, but it's not receiving any additional funding to treat patients. Mobile County Health Officer Dr. Bernie Eichold says this is another reason the state needs to re-open Searcy Hospital, a state-owned psychiatric hospital that was closed in 2012.


Today's forecast:

A clear and cool morning in the 40s will rapidly warm into the middle 70s this afternoon. We'll see a few clouds from time to time, but nothing worse than mostly sunny skies are expected.

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