News you missed overnight
Welcome to your Wednesday. Here are some local and national headlines you may have missed since you went to bed last night:
Late yesterday intense flooding hit Pullman and the surrounding areas on the Palouse. Photos and videos shared with KXLY4 show streets fully covered in water and some businesses completely flooded. At least one person had to be rescued from a building. Pullman police and fire worked through the night to keep an eye on the flood waters and keep people safe. As a reminder, if you come across a flooded road: turn around, don’t drown!
Heavy rain also caused flooding and mudslides in some areas of north and central Idaho. The Idaho National Guard had to rescue two people from a home where waters reached thigh-high. Six local counties are currently under flood watches, warnings, or advisories. Check the latest weather alert information HERE.
New York City has declared a public health emergency after 285 reported cases of measles in an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. Health officials there are mandating vaccines in some neighborhoods and issuing fines up to $1,000 for anyone who hasn’t received the measles-mumps-rubella, aka MMR, vaccine. Closer to home, epidemeologists in Clark County, WA are cautiously optimistic the outbreak there has peaked. There hasn’t been a new case reported in more than three weeks.
“Jeopardy!”‘s new champion is on a roll. A 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas won $110,914 in last night’s episode — breaking the record for single-day cash winnings. That was his fourth win in a row, and he’s now collected $244,365 so far. Today, he’ll go for his fifth win.
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