National News | WRHL http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491 National News 2017-02-19T08:09:34Z National News Flood worries in Northern California after deadly storm hits south Large parts of Northern California were placed on a flood advisory on Sunday ahead of a storm system expected to bring heavy rain, wind and snow to the state, still cleaning up from a deadly storm that deluged Southern California two days ago. The storm is expected to drop as much as 5 inches (13 cm) of rain in the San Francisco region through Wednesday, bringing more water to already saturated land that has been inundated with heavy precipitation since early January, the National Weather Service said. It added the Sierra Nevada mountain area could receive as much as 40 inches (101 cm) of new snow. Trump administration drafts plan to raise asylum bar, speed deportations By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process. The new guidelines, contained in a draft memo dated February 17 but not yet sent to field offices, directs agents to only pass applicants who have a good chance of ultimately getting asylum, but does not give specific criteria for establishing credible fear of persecution if sent home. The guidance instructs asylum officers to "elicit all relevant information" in determining whether an applicant has "credible fear" of persecution if returned home, the first obstacle faced by migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border requesting asylum. Florida middle schooler threw block at Trump motorcade, sheriff says A Florida middle school student may face criminal charges after confessing to throwing a wooden block at a vehicle in U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade as it drove through West Palm Beach on Friday, the local sheriff's office said. Authorities received reports that a vehicle in the motorcade appeared to have been struck by a hard, small object, the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Disappearance of Danielle Imbo, Richard Petrone Jr. remains mystery after 12 years Sunday marks 12 years since Danielle Imbo and Richard Petrone Jr. first went missing. Small plane crashes on golf course in Montgomery County The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crashed on a golf course in Montgomery County. Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies NEW YORK (AP) — More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies. Small plane crashes on golf course in Montgomery County The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crashed on a golf course in Montgomery County. Hoarding hampers attempts to reach woman who died in fire NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut fire officials say a woman has died after a fire broke out in a Norwalk home with extreme hoarding conditions. Elderly woman charged with murder after DC slaying WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington. Small plane crashes on golf course in Berks County The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating after a small plane crashed on a golf course in Berks County. Small plane crashes in NJ; pilot pulled from wreckage Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot. Penn State raises $10,045,478.44 for THON 2017 Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as THON. Skateboarding dog among those enjoying warm weather It seemed like everyone took advantage of the spring-like weather to spend some time outside Sunday. 4 teen boys shot in West Philadelphia Four teenage boys are on the mend after a shooting in West Philadelphia. Man shot outside Philadelphia steak shop A man is in critical condition after he was shot multiple times outside a Philadelphia steak shop. The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on storms in California (all times local): Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first outer rain bands from a powerful Pacific storm headed to Northern California on Sunday brought light rain and wind and renewed warnings of possible flooding in the already soggy region. Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000 CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) — A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000. 2 dead in shooting during brawl at Houston strip club HOUSTON (AP) — Two men have been fatally shot during a large fight at a Houston strip club. Small plane crashes in neighborhood, injuring pilot BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot but sparing residents in nearby homes and businesses. 'Lego Batman' stays No. 1, conquers 'The Great Wall' NEW YORK (AP) — "The Great Wall" was a hit in China. In North America, it was a dud. Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74 MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74. Officer shoots man after hostage situation in South Carolina PROSPERITY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an officer in South Carolina responding to a hostage situation shot a man who pointed a gun at deputies after leaving the home. ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003 CHICAGO (AP) — A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 while serving an eight-year sentence on a drug charge has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his home in Atlanta. Officers kill man who pointed gun after home invasion MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigating an earlier home invasion involving his ex-girlfriend. Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low. 1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train. Body cam video of $100 bills leads to many dropped charges DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Charges have been dropped in at least 18 central Florida criminal cases and hundreds more could be reviewed while authorities investigate a sheriff's deputy who investigators say was caught on his own body camera taking $100 bills from a DUI suspect. SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and his company's goal of ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The 229-foot tall (70-meter) Falcon 9 soared off a seaside launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:39 a.m. EST (1439 GMT) carrying a Dragon cargo ship that holds supplies and science experiments for the station. Nine minutes after blastoff, the main section of the rocket flew back to a landing pad at nearby Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the eighth successful touchdown for Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Swedes scratch heads at Trump's suggestion of major incident Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. Woman killed, man injured in Atlantic City stabbing Police are investigating a double stabbing in Atlantic City that led to the death of a woman. WRHL 2017-02-20T01:09:34Z http://www.wrhl.net/pages/index.cfm?id=491