News Roundup 02/19/18
By: Celina Ochoa
1) Wardrobe Malfunction in the Olympics
French ice skater Gabriella Papadakis had a wardrobe problem Monday during her figure skating routine with her partner Guillaume Cizeron. As Papadakis laid back in Cizeron’s arms, a clasp on her costume became unhooked in the middle of her performance which exposed her breast on live television. "It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics," Papadakis told reporters after leaving the ice rink. "I told myself, 'I don't have a choice. I have to keep going,' and that's what we did. I think we can be proud of ourselves being able to deliver a great performance with that happening," according to Fox News. The duo received a score of 81.93, taking them to second place.
Source: FOX News
2) March For Our Lives
After the mass shooting at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, student survivors have set up a day to discuss gun violence. It is set to occur on March 24th, 2018. The nationwide group March For Our Lives was announced Sunday. The march on the nation's capital and other cities is intended to press their demands for safer schools and for legislation "to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant" across the nation, according to USA Today. The March For Our Lives group says it was inspired by students across the world who are unwilling to risk more lives by going to school while adults fail to take action.
Source: USA Today
3) Airline Ticket Agents Save Girls from Human Trafficking
All because of an American Airline ticket agents two teenaged girls were saved from a human trafficking scheme. The girls, attempted to board a flight to New York from Sacramento International Airport without any proper identification. The ticket attendant Denice Miracle made a quick decision to call the authorities as a precaution after checking the tickets and noticed something weird about the girls' story not adding up. ”The two girls then told the four officers who responded to the airport that their tickets were bought for them by a man named "Drey" who they met on Instagram. The man apparently told the teens that he would fly them out to New York for the weekend to model in a music video. The girls said they were going to be paid $2,000,” according to NY Daily News. The officers said they tried to contact the man that went by the name "Drey" on social media, but he suspiciously deleted all of his profiles. The teens were reported to be unaware of what actually was going to occur when they got to their location.
Source: NY Daily News
4) Car Thief Leaves Women Dead and Four Others Injured
On Sunday, a teen a was reportedly seen carjacking a vehicle. "The crash occurred on the 40100 block of 10th Street West, where the suspect’s stolen vehicle crashed into an SUV with five people inside—two adults, two teenage boys and an infant. Paramedics rushed the occupants to an area hospital, where the woman died from her injuries,” according to Daily News. After the accident, the young teen who crashed was taken to the hospital as well.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News
5) Cold Storm
A cold storm is making its way throughout California today, making it one of the coldest temperatures in California so far this year. The storm has caused snowfall and road closures as driving safety precautions. "Also possible, are snow showers in the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, according to an NWS statement, which said 1 to 2 inches could fall on the I-5. The snow level is expected to be between 1,500 and 2,500 feet this morning, which will continue into tonight. Between 2 and 4 inches of snow are expected. At the same time, winds of between 25 and 35 miles per hour gusting to 50 mph will blow across the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles and Ventura counties,” according to Daily News.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News