KTTH Morning Update – June 17, 2014

By Neal McNamara | June 17, 2014

The tornadoes that destroyed Pilger

Huge Disaster in Tiny Pilger: A small town in northeast Nebraska is in ruins after tornadoes ripped through the region, killing two and injuring scores more. Pilger only has 350 residents, and officials estimate some 75 percent of the town was completely destroyed.

Troops to Iraq Again: Obama may send some 100 special forces troops into Iraq to “advise and train” Iraqi troops. The White House is “weighing the option, according to the Associated Press. At the same time, Obama has sent some 300 troops to protect the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

Iraq Leader Refusing Help: By Tuesday morning, the U.S. was moving military assets closer to Iraq, but the country’s Shi’ite rulers, including Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, were refusing to seek military help from neighboring countries ruled by Sunni Muslims. The Iraqi prime minister believes that Sunni states, like Saudi Arabia, were actually behind the group ISIL, which has captured several cities across Iraq in recent days.

Hillary Book Tanking: A publishing industry insider has called Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” a “bomb.” Hillary’s publisher, Simon & Schuster, wanted to see 150,000 copies sold in the first week, but the book only sold 60,000 hard copies, and another 24,000 ebooks.

Bizarre Shooting on I-5: State troopers shot a man Monday night after a strange incident that stopped traffic on the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge for hours. The man stopped his pickup truck in the middle of traffic on the bridge near 7 p.m. Monday, then exited his truck, lit it on fire, and began spray-painting portions of the roadway. Confronted by a trooper, the man advanced with a knife; they shot him after a Taser device failed to deploy. The man died shortly after he arrived at Harborview Monday.

New Mosquito Disease: Just in time for summer, medical professional are reporting that a painful mosquito-borne disease has begun to appear in the U.S. The chikungunya virus causes fevers and pain, and 25 cases have appeared in Florida.

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