Cheat Sheet: March 6, 2013
Wind knocks power out for 15 thousand customers
Officials say power was knocked out for 15,000 Virginia Beach residents today when high winds caused a tree to fall on a transmission line near the intersection of Northampton Boulevard and Bayside Drive just before 4 p.m. Areas affected include Stratford, Shore Drive and Independence Boulevard. Crews are en route, and it is not known when power will be restored. (Source)
Arkansas adopts strictest abortion law in the U.S.
Today Arkansas adopted what is by far the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion, at 12 weeks of pregnancy, around the time that a fetal heartbeat can be detected by abdominal ultrasound. The law was passed by the newly Republican-controlled legislature over the veto of Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, who called it “blatantly unconstitutional.” (Source)
Teacher’s remarks prompt police call in Norfolk
Officers were called to Booker T. Washington High School Monday after a teacher made statements that were perceived as threatening to students and faculty, according to a police report. The teacher told police that he “had been preparing his wife to see him on the news.” A school spokeswoman said no weapons were involved and no threats were made involving weapons. The school was placed on a 15-minute lockdown while police arrived. The male teacher was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for an evaluation. (Source)