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Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News live. Yes! We are streaming live from our studio
today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. It was a deadly night in America. Around 11 AM local time, police in El Paso,
Texas received multiple calls about a shooting at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall. The store was full of people at the time trying
to get a jumpstart on back-to-school shopping. Police say 21-year-old Patrick Crucius opened
fire as he walked into the Walmart, killing and maiming as he made his way from aisle
to aisle. At least 20 people were killed, 26 others
wounded. Texas governor Greg Abbott called it one of
“the deadliest days in the history of Texas.” Police say the suspect is expected to face
capital murder charges and possibly hate crime charges. Thirteen hours later in Dayton, Ohio, a gunman
opened fire at around 1 AM on E. 5th St. in the city’s Oregon district, a popular downtown
area. Police say the shooter fired multiple rounds
from a long gun as he was making his way toward a bar called Ned Peppers. Nine people were killed and at least 26 others
injured. The shooter wore body armor and had additional
magazines with him. But police responded in less than a minute
and killed the suspect. The motive for the shooting is not clear. Police are asking anyone with information
to help their investigation by calling 937-225-6217. After months behind bars on assault charges,
New York rapper “A$AP Rocky” and two of his friends have been released from prison in
Sweden. Rocky has pled not guilty to the charges. Rocky’s case gained international spotlight
after President Trump got involved. He put pressure on Sweden for the rapper’s
release. He even got the White House’s lead hostage
negotiators involved and warned there will be negative consequences if the case isn’t
resolved quickly. The rapper left Sweden for the US on a private
jet. He took to Instagram thanking his friends
and fans for their support. Trump celebrated the rapper’s release by tweeting
“It was Rocky week, get home ASAP A$AP!” Rocky and his friends will learn their fate
on August 14 when the Swedish court hands-down its verdict. It’s not just college kids that partake in
heavy drinking. There is a new health concern out there for
older adults and it’s all based on behavior that may seem innocent enough. According to a study published in the Journal
of the American Geriatrics Society, one in 10 older Americans binge drink. More than 10,000 adults 64 and older were
surveyed about their alcohol use between 2015 and 2017. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism defines binge drinking as five or more drinks for men and four or more drinks
for women in a two hour period. Binge drinking can have serious negative health
effects, anything from an increased risk of falling to an increased likelihood of chronic
health issues. The author of the study also points out that
those older adults who are already dealing with medical conditions and taking prescription
medications are putting themselves at even more risk for complications. The author hopes the study will encourage
more education and awareness when it comes to binge drinking and the risks. Most dogs love to chase cats. But Blakely the Australian Shepherd is currently
raising a baby cheetah at the Cincinnati zoo. The cub was the only survivor of her litter
born at the zoo’s breeding facility. That’s a problem because mother cheetahs will
stop producing milk when they don’t have enough cubs. So while zoo staff tends to the cub’s nutritional
needs, Blakely is serving as a surrogate parent, teaching social skills and good manners. He even came out of retirement to do it. Before leaving the zoo in 2017, Blakely cared
for foxes, wallabies, tigers, a warthog and several other cheetahs. Once the cub is healthy enough to move out
of the care center, zoo officials plan to let Blakely go back home and get the cub a
puppy to grow up and play with. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News live. Remember to follow us on all of our social
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