7 Things You Need to Know: Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Out the Door Forecast: Today will be very cold with high temperatures around -5. Wind chill temperatures will range from -20 to -30. Tonight will drop to around -15.
Here are the 7 Things You Need to Know for this Tuesday, December 26, 2017.
1. The start to the week brings bitterly cold temperatures to Wisconsin and the Midwest. Temperatures as low as 25 degrees below zero, experts say getting frost bite can happen in minutes. Hypothermia is also possible if you are out in the cold too long. The wind chill advisory does not end until Wednesday. Fire crews add, weather like this can potentially increase the risk for fires as everyone is inside, trying to keep warm.
2. President Trump says it's back to work today after he and his family spent Christmas in Palm Beach, Florida. Among the items on the President's agenda, officially inviting one of his world leader counterparts to the U.S. and rolling out the red carpet. The White House hasn't indicated which world leader will get the honor.
3. A Jet-Blue plane is stuck in the snow after a tense landing in Boston. Those who were on board the plane say it started sliding on the icy runway. Flight 50 was delayed in leaving Savannah, Georgia and then arriving in Boston. All of the passengers say they have high praise for the pilot, offering cheers when the plane finally stopped between two runways, stuck in the snow. No serious injuries were reported.
4. 2 people are dead after two separate car crashes over the extended Christmas weekend. One victim, a 47-year-old woman, lost control of her truck Sunday afternoon on I-39 near Plainfield, North of Wautoma. On Saturday afternoon, a 21-year-old man died in a crash in the town of Charlestown, which is east of Oshkosh, when the car he was a passenger in hit a culvert and rolled. Three other passengers were injured in the crash.
5. There appears to be little appetite among Wisconsin Republican leaders to take up some of the most divisive proposals pending when the legislature returns next month for a brief, final push before the session ends in the spring and the focus shifts to the fall election. Democrats, meanwhile, will continue to try and play defense.
6. Firefighters battling the massive Thomas fire enjoyed a well-earned Christmas dinner Monday night with prime rib and all the fixings. Cal Fire catered the dinner to almost 1,600 firefighters at the Ventura County Fairgrounds while local prison inmates cooked and served. Containment is now reported at 86-percent, but it could still be several more days before the fire is considered fully contained.
7. Negotiations with the U.S. Government lead to significant budget cuts at the United Nations. The U.S. delegation says the U.N.'s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by more than $285 million. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley says she would not let "the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of."