Terrific News Tuesday

Are you ready for some good news? That’s all you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).

There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:

  • DUI Task Force Awards
  • Autumn Veatch
  • The “Magical” Rock
  • Iran Nuclear Deal
  • Sentences Commuted
  • Kansas City Royals All-Stars
  • Pluto

DUI Task Force Awards:

Six personnel were honored for their efforts to combat drunk and impaired driving in Cascade County (MT) in 2014. The six are Montana Highway Patrol Trooper David Baggs, Cascade County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Steve Brunk, Great Falls Police Department Officer Kevin Supalla, and Malmstrom Air Force Base Technical Sgt. Robert A. Harmon. The two prosecutors were Deputy County Attorney Josh Racki and Assistant City Attorney Cassidy Blomgren.

According to a letter to the editor, the six helped decrease the number of DUIs by 74 over the previous year. That is great news – and we appreciate your hard work!

Autumn Veatch:

In what some described as a miracle, Veatch is the 16-year-old girl who survived a small plane crash in the mountains of north-central Washington. She hiked to reach safety and is doing well. (Source)

We need to continue to pray for her and also for her two step-grandparents who were also on board the plane.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is reporting that the step-grandparents died in the crash. 

The “Magical” Rock:

Ten years ago during recess three second grade friends found a “little” rock in the ground and decided to dig it out. CBS News reports that they kept digging around the rock through second grade, third grade, fourth grade and fifth grade — until finally, just before moving on to middle school, they finished. The principal brought in heavy equipment to lift it out of the hole for them. That was 2008.

Those three friends just graduated from high school.

It’s now a place where kids can go sit if they are being picked on or need a friend. Check out the story HERE. It’s good news that will leave you with a smile.

Iran Nuclear Deal:

It’s good news that a deal has been made to curb Iran’s nuclear program. The President announced this morning that after two years of negotiations the United States and international partners have reached a comprehensive long-term deal with Iran that will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Of course, some in Congress were not happy with the deal. According to an article in The Hill, lawmakers will have 60 days to review the deal. Congress could pass a resolution to approve or disapprove the agreement, which would be subject to a veto by Obama.

Obama Commutes Sentences:

The Associated Press on Monday reported that President Barack Obama cut the prison sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders, including 14 who were sentenced to life in prison. Their sentences now expire on November 10, 2015. By the way, Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution gives the President this authority.

This is wonderful news for these 46 individuals and their families. You can see the list HERE.

Kansas City Royals All-Stars:

For us Royals fans, it’s great to see that seven players from this year’s team made the All-Star team for the American League. Four players were starters, but Alex Gordon is injured and will not play.

Until last year we had been in the basement for many years. So to the haters out there – we deserve this!

Pluto:

When you can send a spacecraft on a 3 billion mile journey that takes 9 ½ years and take photos of Pluto that is pretty remarkable. NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft should be taking photos of Pluto and we’ll see them sometime tonight. (Source)

See a sneak peek HERE.

 

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2 thoughts on “Terrific News Tuesday

  1. Not a Royals fan (Go Twins) but hoping the AL wins tonight. I really should be a bigger Royals fan as that is the only locker room I’ve ever been in (1977 or 78 when Whitey Herzog was the manager and Brett, Patek, White, Hrabosky were there).

    • Rick – Thanks. Those were some great teams back in the late 70s. -JmB

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