KFBK Morning News Show Recap - Wednesday November 17th


Leads:

  1. A two-day strike by University of California lecturers and picket lines at nine UC campuses across the state has been called off, just hours before employees were set to walk off the job. The University Council AFT, the union representing about 7,000 lecturers, said they have a tentative agreement. Casses are expected to proceed as normal on Wednesday and Thursday. 
  2. Sheriff Scott Jones from Sacramento County is the subject of an ACLU lawsuit. The civil liberties organization filed a complaint in Superior Court in Sacramento saying that Jones is violating Senate Bill 54. The 2017 law forbids local police from using time and resources to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement on federal violations or holding inmates past their release dates. The ACLU alleges that Jones has found ways around the law to assist ICE in custody transfers that often lead to deportation. The Sheriff's office said they couldn't comment on the lawsuit due to protocols established by the County.
  3. The Criminal Justice Legal Foundation alleges Rob Bonta & George Gascon are working to overturn the death sentences of every condemned killer in LA County. The death penalty cases dropped by Attorney General Bonta are now reduced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Among them is the case of Tiequon Cox. It was a gangland hit gone bad when Cox shot up the wrong house in 1984. Inside where the mother, sister, and two nephews of Kermit Alexander - a football star at UCLA and the NFL's the San Francisco 49ers. 
  4. Rain is headed to Northern California this week, but meteorologist predict Sacramento will continue to see a mostly dry November. The best shot at showers will be between Thursday night and Friday morning, . The National Weather Service Sacramento office in a tweet said the capital region will probably only get a few hundredths of an inch. The system is expected to bring an inch or two of snow to the Sierras later this week.

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  1. U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, took aim at Attorney General Merrick Garland after documents from the unnamed whistleblower alleging the FBI is tagging parents who criticize local school boards as threats.
  2. Humans have been turning objects into musical instruments for tens of thousands of years...but what did music of our cave-dwelling ancestors sound like? Well, now we may know.
  3. Champing' Service Rents out Ancient UK Churches to Help Pay for Upkeep

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